This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi squirrel is a great project for intermediate and seasoned crocheters! You can also crochet the squirrel in one color only, making the project more beginner friendly. It comes with a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, in case you need visual guidance.
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You can find the free written pattern in US terms below. I also recorded a video 3-part 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), half double crochet (half treble crochet in British terms), double crochet (treble crochet in British terms), make a magic ring, and invisible decreases with single crochet (British double crochet).
It will also be helpful to know:
Materials and tools you need for the amigurumi squirrel
DK / light worsted weight cotton yarn in gray, white and caramel, or rusty red and white (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Slate Grey (406) and Champagne White (403) and Rico Creative Ricorumi in Caramel (053))
4mm / 0.16″ safety eyes
Large eyed sewing needle
St = stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet (double crochet in British terms)
Hdc = half double crochet (half treble crochet in British terms)
Dc = double crochet (treble 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 squirrel
Crochet the head
Make a magic ring in white
Rnd 1: Sc 4, in caramel: sc 2 in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: In white: sc 4, in caramel: sc 2 (6)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, in white: sc 1 in same st, inc 3, in caramel: inc 2 (12)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, in white: sc 1 in same st, [sc 1, inc 1]*3, in caramel: sc 2, in gray: sc 1 in same st, sc 1, inc 1 (18)
Rnd 5: Sc 1, in caramel: sc 2, in white: sc 9, in caramel: sc 2, in gray: sc 4 (18)
Rnd 6: Sc 1, in caramel: sc 3, in white: sc 8, in caramel: sc 3, in gray: sc 3 (18)
Embroider the nose in a Y shape, attach the safety eyes and fill the head with as much stuffing as possible.
Rnd 7: [sc 1, dec 1]*6 (12)
Rnd 8: Dec 6 times (6)
Crochet the ears in brown (make 2)
Ch 3, sc 2
Fasten off leaving a long yarn end for sewing.
Sew the ears on round 8 of the head with about 2 stitches space in between.
Crochet the body in gray
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*6 (18)
Rnd 4: In BLO only: Inc 3, ch 3, hdc 2, sc 4, ch 3, hdc 2, inc 3, sc 8 (24)
Rnd 5 to 7 (3 rnds): Sc 6, in white: sc 4, in gray: sc 14 (24)
Rnd 8: Dec 3, in white: sc 4, in gray: dec 3, sc 8 (18)
Rnd 9: Sc 3, in white: sc 4, in gray: sc 11 (18)
Rnd 10: Sc 2, ch 2, sk 1, sc 1, in white: sc 2, in gray: sc 1, ch 2, sk 1, sc 10 (20)
Rnd 11: Sc 4, in white: sc 4, in gray: sc 8, dec 2 (18)
Rnd 12: Sc 1, dec 1, sc 1, in white: dec 1, sc 1, dec 1, in gray: [sc 1, dec 1]*3 (12)
Stuff the body with fiberfill. Don’t overstuff, so your squirrel will be able to sit.
Rnd 13: [sc 1, dec 1], in white: [sc 1, dec 1], in gray: [sc 1, dec 1]*2 (8)
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. Hide the white yarn tail inside the body.
Crochet the forelegs in gray (make 2)
The forelegs are not filled with fiberfill.
Join the yarn at one of the openings for the forelegs.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 out of the opening (6)
Rnd 2 and 3 (2 rnds): Sc 6 (6)
Fasten off and close the round. Weave in the yarn ends. Repeat on the other side. When weaving in the yarn end for the second arm, sew the ‘ends’ of the two arms together with a few stitches.
Sew the head on
Pin the head in place and sew it on all around, using the long yarn tail you left after crocheting the body.
Crochet the tail in gray
Fill the tail with fiberfill as you go.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [sc 3, inc 1]*3 (15)
Rnd 4 to 6 (3 rnds): Dc 6, sc 9 (15)
Rnd 7: Sc 15 (15)
Rnd 8: [sc 3, dec 1]*3 (12)
Rnd 9 to 12 (4 rnds): Sc 12 (12)
Rnd 13: Sc 6, dc 6 (12)
Rnd 14: [sc 1, dec 1]*4 (8)
Rnd 15: Sc 8 (8)
Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. Sew the tail centered on the back on rnd 4 and 5.
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