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Chihuahua Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for a Chihuahua amigurumi. It’s a great project for intermediate and seasoned crocheters! If you’re not quite ready for color changes yet, you can make it in one color only. It comes with a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, in case you need visual guidance.

Chihuahua Amigurumi Pattern - Free Crochet Pattern |

I would love to see your little Chihuahua amigurumi! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

You can find the free written pattern in US terms below. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Crochet Conversion Chart

It will also be helpful to know:

How to fasten off closed projects

How to make neat color changes

Materials and tools you need for the Chihuahua amigurumi

DK / light worsted weight cotton yarn in preferred colors (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Soft Fudge (410) and Banana Cream (421))

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

5mm / 0.2″ safety eyes


Darning needle / yarn needle

Black embroidery floss

Large eyed sewing needle

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 Chihuahua amigurumi

Crochet the forelegs in cream (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8), leaving the tail end in front of your work

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

Rnd 3 and 4: Sc 6 (6)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Crochet the hind legs in cream (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring (8), leaving the tail end in front of your work

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

Rnd 3: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 4: Sc 6, changing to brown in the last st (6)

Rnd 5: [sc 2, inc 1]*2 (8)

Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Crochet the belly in cream

Ch 4

Rnd 1: Sc 2 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc 1 in other side of ch, sc 3 in last ch, changing to brown in the last sc (10)

Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 3, changing to cream in the last st, sc 6 around foreleg, sc 2, sc 6 around foreleg, changing to brown in the last st, sc 3, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (38)

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to cream, sc 3, dec 2, sc 3, sc 1 changing to brown, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 5, dec 1, sc 2 (30)

Rnd 4: Sc 30 (30)

Rnd 5: Sc 11, ch 4, sk 6, sc 13 (28)

Continue with the back

Rnd 6: [sc 2, dec]*7 (21)

Rnd 7:[dec, sc 1]*7 (14)

Rnd 8: Dec 7 times (7)

Fasten off.

Fill the body with fiberfill through the neck opening.

Close the last round and weave in the yarn end. (See How to fasten off closed projects)

Crochet the neck

Join the yarn at the right corner of the neck (see video)

Rnd 6 and 7: Sc 3, sc 1 changing to cream, sc 4, sc 1 changing to brown, sc 1 (10) (6 sc out of sc stitches and 4 sc out of other side of ch stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the head

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in cream (6)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc 1]*3, changing to brown 2nd sc of last inc (9)

Rnd 3: Sc 2, inc 5, sc 2 (14)

Rnd 4: Sc 5, inc 4, sc 5 (18)

Rnd 5: Sc 18 (18)

Insert the safety eyes and embroider the nose

Rnd 6: [sc 4, dec]*3 (15)

Start filling the head with fiberfill.

Rnd 7: [sc 1, dec]*5 (10)

Fill the head with more fiberfill, if necessary.

Rnd 8: Dec 5 times (5)

Fasten off, close the round and weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the ears in brown (make 2)

Ch 3, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

R 1: Sc 2, ch 1, turn (2)

R 2: Sk 1, sc 1, ch 1, turn (1)

R 3: Sc 1 (1)

Sc 10 all around the ear (sc in side of each 3 rows, sc 2 in other side of base chains, sc in other side of each 3 rows)

Fasten off with invisible finish. Weave in working end.

Sew the ears on round 6 of the head with 2 sc st space in between.

Sew the head on the neck, using both, the brown and cream colored yarn ends from the neck.

Crochet the tail in brown

Ch 7

Sc in all 6 ch, starting in 2nd from hook

Fasten off.

Sew the tail centered on the back.

And that’s it! Your little Chihuahua is complete!

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

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

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You are welcome to create products to sell on a small scale using this pattern. If you wish to do so, please refer back to my blog for the pattern.

Happy creating!


  • Patty

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