Amigurumi Pattern Free Crochet Pattern
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Amigurumi Otter – Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi otter is a great project for improving beginners as well as seasoned crocheters! It comes with a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, in case you need visual guidance!

Amigurumi Otter Free Crochet Pattern

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You can find the free written pattern in US terms below. I also recorded a video tutorial for this amigurumi otter crochet pattern. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

All you need to know to crochet this little amigurumi otter is how to single crochet (double crochet in British terms), make a magic ring, and invisible decreases with single crochet (British double crochet).

Crochet Conversion Chart

It will also be helpful to know:

How to fasten off closed projects

Materials and tools you need for the amigurumi otter

DK / light worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Paintbox Cotton DK in Soft Fudge (410)

2.5mm / C-2 or B-1 crochet hook

5mm / 0.2″ safety eyes


Darning needle / tapestry needle

Black and beige embroidery floss

Large eyed sewing needle

Glue [optional]

Rubber glove [optional]

Stitch marker




St = stitch

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet (double crochet in British terms)

Inc = sc increase: single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible sc decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

BLO = back loops

(…) = stitches that are repeated in the rd

*… = number of repetitions

Instructions for the amigurumi otter

The legs aren’t filled with fiberfill.

Otter Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1]*2 (8)

Crochet the belly

Ch 6

Rnd 1: Sc 4 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc in other side of 3 ch, sc 3 in last ch (14)

Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 5, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 2, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 5, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (42)

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec 2, sc 4, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 5, dec 1, sc 2 (34)

Rnd 4: Sc 30, ch 4, sk 6 , sc 1 (32) [the end of the round moves forward]

Continue with the back

Rnd 5: [sc 2, dec]*8 (24)

Fill with fiberfill.

Rnd 6: [sc 2, dec]*6 (18)

Rnd 7: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12)

Rnd 8: Dec 6 (6)

Crochet the tail

The tail is not filled with fiberfill.

Join yarn on the side of the opening.

Rnd 1: Sc 6, sc 1 in side between rnd 3 and 4, sc in 4 ch , sc 1 in side where you joined yarn (12)

Rnd 2: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 3: Sc 6, dec 3 (9)

Rnd 4: Sc 9 (9)

Rnd 5: Dec 1, sc 3, dec 2 (6)

Rnd 6 to 10 (5 rnds): Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 11: Dec 3 times (3)

Fasten off and close the round.

Crochet the head

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)

Rnd 3: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 4: Sc 6, inc 6 (18)

Rnd 5 to 7 (3 rnds): Sc 18 (18)

Embroider the nose using black embroidery floss and a large eyed sewing needle. Insert the safety eyes between round 4 and 5 with 4 stitches space in between.

Start filling the head. Fill the head more if necessary.

Rnd 8: [sc 1, dec 1]*6 (12)

Rnd 9 and 10 (2 rnds): Sc 12 (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Embroider the ears (make 2)

Embroider the ears between round 6 and 7 with about 4 stitches space in between using a yarn needle and the same yarn you used for the head and body.

Weave in the yarn ends.

Fill the head and neck with fiberfill.


Attach the neck on the center front of the body.

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this little amigurumi otter pattern here for later.

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Happy creating!

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