72 seriously cute amigurumi patterns + giveaway!

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

The Big Book of Little AmigurumiThis is BIG: a newly released compilation chock-full of Ana Paula Rímoli’s best-selling small amigurumi patterns. How many patterns, you ask? Over 70 patterns, and all for just $22.99! That’s less than 50¢ per pattern.

If you’re a newbie to amigurumi, here are three reasons to love the adorable little crochet designs in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi:
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1. You’ll stitch ’em quick
These patterns are so quick to make, you’ll be hooked in no time!

2. You’ll bust out the scraps
These crochet "amis," as they’re affectionately called, typically require just a few balls of scrap yarn.

3. You’ll give them and love them
Amigurumi toys make great gifts—kids love their small size and big personality, and grown-ups often enjoy them as collectibles.

Check out some of the adorable crochet toys in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi by Ana Paula Rímoli, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

For animal lovers

Amigurumi animals to crochet
Find a plethora of little land and sea creatures in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi.

For green thumbs

Amigurumi crochet patterns
Love these cutie garden plants and creatures? See even more garden-variety amigurumi in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi.

For the foodies

Amigurumi food to crochet
Feast your eyes on the most charming cupcakes, cookies, and treats ever in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi.

For BIG imaginations

Amigurumi patterns to crochet
Crochet toy amigurumi for hours of imaginative play! Find these fun patterns in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi.


Browse all 72 projects in The Big Book of Little Amigurumi here. Remember, when you buy The Big Book of Little Amigurumi from ShopMartingale.com, you’ll get the eBook version for free right away! Our big eBook bundles mean big value, everyday.


How many amigurumi have you completed since you learned to crochet? Tell us in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win an eBook copy of The Big Book of Little Amigurumi. We’ll pick a winning comment one week from today and notify the winner by email. Good luck!


116 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I have not done any 🙁 But that pear and apple make we want to! thanks!

    —Lee on November 21, 2014
  • None, still stuggling with my stitch tension. But I keep trying to make them.

    —Dawn Smolsky on November 21, 2014
  • I have made 5 amigurumi animals and just love them. Making an elf for Christmas. http://com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com/Lily_SugarnCreamweb74_cr_doll.en_US.pdf

    —Nikki Wilson on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made hundreds of amigurumi in the last few years. Many of them for gifts or to charitable organizations! They are fun to make and I love seeing the expressions on the faces of those who receive them!!!

    —Patty on November 21, 2014
  • I have not made any, but they look darling – especially the foods.

    Mary on November 21, 2014
  • I’m loving these Amigurumi since I relearned crochet about 1 year ago. I think I’ve done 3 since then. I’m currently working on "Into the Jungle" by Cindy Cseh which is a stackable tree with 5 animals on it. Hoping to finish for my granddaughter by Christmas.

    —Corinne Nelson on November 21, 2014
  • I have not done any but would like to.

    —sonia afanador on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made about a half a dozen for my 8-year old grandson. He loves them!

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on November 21, 2014
  • I’m not very good at crocheting, so haven’t made any. But these look like something I could do. They’re so cute.

    —JudyW on November 21, 2014
  • I am new to crocheting and haven’t made any amigurumi yet but I am hoping to soon. Winning the book will make that much more fun!

    Roberta L on November 21, 2014
  • To be totally honest, I’ve just started crocheting again after many years – way before these cuties were avaialble. But I sure do want to try to make some as I know my grandkids would love them!

    —Adele Aiken on November 21, 2014
  • i have not but my grandaughter has made a few she takes knitting and crocheting at school once a week for an hour she would love to have this book thanks for the opportunity to win

    debra on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made a turkey and a sheep. I find amigurumi patterns more challenging UN fun. I probably need to learn a new technique!

    —Laura Marks on November 21, 2014
  • I am fairly new to crocheting and have never made anything like this. I would love to get the book and learn how though.

    —Kelly L. on November 21, 2014
  • I have made at least a hundred I am sure. My daughter works with children with developmental disabilities so we keep a stock pile to give away!

    —Chelle Banzaca on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t made any yet but they sure are adorable!

    —D Diana on November 21, 2014
  • I crocheted several amigurumi as I am a long time crocheter

    —Marthese on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t started yet, I am just learning to crochet JUST so I can start making these adorable animals!!! 😀 I’m so excited!

    —Molly on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t made any amigurumi, yet. Although I look at the patterns and think they are so cute, I’ve been working on other projects and should finish some of them first before I start another.

    Judy Garling on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve never crocheted an amigurumi, but they sure are cute and I can think of lots of ways to use them. I don’t know how I missed this craze but it’s new to me. Looks like a great way to use up my scrap yarn! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Deb on November 21, 2014
  • You have just solved many of my "Stocking Stuffer" gift ideas for Christmas. I can hardly wait to get started on making many of these absolutely adorable little critters. And of course it would be even better were I to win. Thank you!

    —Norma Weeks on November 21, 2014
  • I have crocheted for a long time, but have not made any of these cute
    little guys…yet. We now have a new grandson, so I’m anxious to try some. Very adorable patterns.

    Cathy Slabaugh on November 21, 2014
  • I Haven’t made any because I’ve not crocheted in a long time but these cuties make me want to start again!

    —Mary on November 21, 2014
  • I have only crochet a fee maybe 4, but make no mistake they are easy and I will make more. I made my first one just this summer. The problem is many more things to make before the holiday season

    —Kathy on November 21, 2014
  • I am guessing that I have made around 10 or 12 Amigurumi so far. My grandkids love them! 🙂 Hoping I win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    —Kathy Gates on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t made any of the little creatures but I have new grandchildren and would love to start making them! I too have a big bin of scrap yarn waiting to be used!

    —Carol Bakaj on November 21, 2014
  • I have never crocheted an amigurumi but have looked a several patterns to do for my grandsons. Maybe this will urge me on to complete one or two for Christmas.

    —Karen L. on November 21, 2014
  • I have not made any of those adorable critters. But that is on my 2015 bucket list to make up. I am very anxious to try my hand at it.
    Thanks for the chance to win ..

    —Diana on November 21, 2014
  • I have no idea how many critters and such I have made. Dozens and dozens of them. When panty hose came in the egg shaped containers I would use them for the body of different things, put in beans or something the make a rattle before sealing shut, and turn them into baby toys. Most all of what I made were my own creations made without patterns. Nice to see a new interest in these homemade toys.

    —Cindy on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made a little graduation bear and a little pumpkin. Thanks for the chance to win Ana Paula Rimoli’s new book–her designs are so cute.

    —Lisa on November 21, 2014
  • I have done over 10, I love making them. They
    work up fast and are so cute!! I made a few from her other book. I’d love to get this BIG BOOK to use!

    —lotusburger on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve never completed amigurami, but these are very cute and I’d like to try!

    —Amy Henchey on November 21, 2014
  • Between knitting and crochet I’ve knit dozens, if not well over 100!!!

    Shama D on November 21, 2014
  • I already made three penguins, one cat ,kiwis ame a bear

    verónica on November 21, 2014
  • I’d love to make these little cuties. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern book.

    —Marge buck on November 21, 2014
  • I have made several as well as Tea Set with cookies and cake. Dinosaurs and monkeys and puppies to many to count. Love making them.

    —Joyce on November 21, 2014
  • I have completed at least a dozen amigurumi critters! My grandson loves them!

    —Nicole Sender on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made a few amis this year and really enjoyed it. I have seen Ana’s work on Ravelry and am very much an admirer. It would be lovely to win her book. Thanks, H

    —Heather Koncz on November 21, 2014
  • Back in the day, they were called "toys", and every girl wanted an octopus on her bed. My first toy book had an elephant, a clown, an octopus, and probably more that I never made.
    When amigurumi came out under that name, I fell in love with Ana Paula Rímoli, and I have many of her books. Her amigurmi are unbearably cute, quick to make, and patterns aare so clear 4H kids can do them on their own.

    —Lynne on November 21, 2014
  • I have crocheted every since 7. I was taught by my Grandma and now my grand daughter wants to learn, so "what goes around, comes around". I haven’t made any Amigurumi yet because I don’t have any patterns yet. It would be great to teach my grand daughter to make some they would be a good size for her to do. I do hope I win. Thank you. xx

    —Claire C on November 21, 2014
  • I love using my scrap yarn on these! Even my big kids like them. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

    —Connie Cain on November 21, 2014
  • I am not a great crocheter, so hopefully this book will help to inspire me to crochet better as I make come cute things for my grandchildren.

    —Susan in OK on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t made one, but they are so cute, I want to try it!

    —Bianca on November 21, 2014
  • Dear Santa, I have been very good all year…. honest! I would love a copy of this incredible book so I can keep feeding my amigurumi making addiction. They are so much fun to create and even more fun to gift for any and all reasons! Thank you!!

    —Diana on November 21, 2014
  • I have crocheted several of the amigurumi blanket pals for friends and relatives when they had new babies.

    —Janis on November 21, 2014
  • I taught myself to crochet when I was expecting my first baby – 43 years ago and no matter what crafty thing I might be doing I always have a crochet project in the works! But I’ve never done an Amigurumi – I don’t even know if I’m pronouncing it right! But I sure would love to try a few – they’re adorable!!! Thanks for the chance to win 😉

    —Debby E on November 21, 2014
  • I made tiny animals using crochet thread when my kids were small- before anyone heard of animaguri, I think (My kids are in their 30s now.) I used patterns for wool yarn and made them with a #7 steel hook. They were great little toys and my kids also used them during teething. I washed them in hot water and bleach in the washer when they got gross. My kids STILL have their duck, alligator and lion toys- a little worse for wear, but still precious!

    —Roberta Kennedy on November 21, 2014
  • I’m not very good at crochet, but I’ve done one amigurumi. I hope to get inspiration from this book.

    —Lisa E on November 21, 2014
  • I have made about8. I just love these and now that I have grand children I would like to make more for my girls.

    —Barbara Savary on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve not made any of these, but I would love to try!

    —Karen Watkins on November 21, 2014
  • I made 32 small amigurumi figures for a rund raiser that went over big and I’ve made an amigurumi figure of myself for my signature icon. love making the little figures!

    ritainalaska on November 21, 2014
  • I want to learn to crochet just to make these cuties!! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

    —Jacklynn Grimm on November 21, 2014
  • I fell in love with amigurumi last summer when I stumbled upon them, my grandchildren love them, made almost 20 of them so far!!

    —Patti Giannetta on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made 3 snowmen and knitted a really neat rabbit. Also I did 3 Salmon. LOL Amigurumi is really fun!

    —Diana Salmon on November 21, 2014
  • Love it, so cute, just ordered one! Here comes presents for the little ones!

    —Betty F. on November 21, 2014
  • I have not done any amigurumi since I started crocheting. I think the patterns would be a good stash buster and work up in no time at all. Instant gratification.

    —Virginia Bronner on November 21, 2014
  • I learned to crochet as a child, but haven’t even heard of amigurumi until this give away!

    —Karla on November 21, 2014
  • I have made 3 and made three children very happy!

    —Lorinda on November 21, 2014
  • I finished only one, but my granddaughter was thrilled.

    —Margaret on November 21, 2014
  • I have lost count….

    —Flora Loobey on November 21, 2014
  • awesome!!

    —Kari Hakkers on November 21, 2014
  • I have completed 16 and there is a bunch yet to be finished

    —Diane on November 21, 2014
  • i just picked up a kit to make my first.

    —Michelle Thayer on November 21, 2014
  • I love Amigurumi! It’s the reason I taught myself crochet almost 2 years ago and my first ever crochet project was a cute little cactus in a pot. I have made 3 of Ana’s Huggable Unicorns as gifts, a Mario Mushroom, a teddy bear, a couple rabbits and a chick, jellyfish, bats, and more. My favorite kind of projects because they can be challenging, often can be quick, and gosh darn are they so cute when they are finished!!!

    —Sally on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made two so far. A turtle and a bunny. Love them! 🙂

    —Lora on November 21, 2014
  • none….but would love to start with winning the book!

    —susan herrin on November 21, 2014
  • I don’t think I have made any, but I have made some owls and bears that are for graduations. if these don’t count then I would love to make the tools for my nephews

    —Heather on November 21, 2014
  • I don’t know how many my daughter has made. A LOT! Me I can chain stitch, and then I get confused 🙂 I would love for me to win to gift her.

    —Patty on November 21, 2014
  • I am still learning how to crochet. I would love to try amigurumi!

    —Lori Crawford on November 21, 2014
  • One so far. I’m attempting another one now. I hope to get the hang of it really quick so I can make a lot more!

    —Teresa Tanner on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t done one yet. Kind of scared. I want to learn so I can give to sick and/or unfortunate little ones.

    —Kathy Rogers on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve been wanting to make these cute amigurumi for a while. I’d love to have this book!

    —Jean Blythe on November 21, 2014
  • I’m a self-taught crocheter and learned how to by making amigurumi. So far, I have crocheted 41 amigurumi and I’m currently working on number 42. I’d love to win that book to make more!!! 😀

    Pauleen Potter on November 21, 2014
  • They look so adorable, I’m not good at crochet, but I’d love to learn how to so I can make them all and increase my kawaii plush collection. It’d be the perfect Christmas gift.

    —Carol Cullen on November 21, 2014
  • None, but I so want to learn to do it the right way, this book would be awesome!

    —Cheryl Jacobo on November 21, 2014
  • Just a few… mostly, I’m waiting for my friends’ kids to be big enough to play with them, without worrying about them being swallowed.

    —Karen Cohn on November 21, 2014
  • I have been crocheting for 6 years and I have made 40 amigurumies so far. They are just too cute and I cannot resist not making them! I really love Ana Paula Rimoli’s books and I have a the first two books, Amiguruimi World and Amigurumi Toy Box.

    —Shireen on November 21, 2014
  • I have a lot in my "round-to-it" file, but haven’t made one yet!!! After Christmas, I plan on doing a lot from my "round-to-it" file!!!
    ~Tess

    —tess on November 21, 2014
  • I have only done one small elephant but love making them. I have seen this designer’s patterns in a number of magazines and just love everyone of them and would love to make them all. Her designs are all so wonderful.

    Hoping I win, thanks for the opportunity.

    —Debrielle Welch on November 21, 2014
  • never made one, but want to learn

    —Lizette Caballero on November 21, 2014
  • I don’t currently crochet, but have near-term plans to start dabbling. This book would be the perfect inspiration!

    —Shelly S. on November 21, 2014
  • I would LOVE to do the hammer for my brother for Xmas ! and then figure out which ones to do next Where to start ?

    —alice parris on November 21, 2014
  • I haven’t made any, but I want to make lots.

    —BJ Marley on November 21, 2014
  • If I had of known that crocheting included more than just granny squares when my mum offered to teach me years ago I would have had to add an extra room in my house. Love love love making and creating any little amigurumi toy. Little robots and pandas, teddies and ballerinas, anything really….for kids and adults too.

    —Kat on November 21, 2014
  • I’ve made 2 different amigurumies (many of one of them), and look forward to making many more.

    —Donna on November 21, 2014
  • These are my first Amigurumies. I’ve crocheted for years, I have done mostly afghans & baby blankets. Due to a brain trauma I’m relearning some stitches at the same time I am becoming a Grandmother. The Amigurumies I think are so cute and am in the process of learning to make an Amigurumies baby doll. I do love the challenge of learning & making a toy for my grand daughter. Next will be to find one to make for my grandson.

    —Jane on November 21, 2014
  • The book looks like a must have. So many patterns for nearly every Ares of Amiguris. It’s going straight on my wishlist.

    —Dorit on November 21, 2014
  • None, but it looks like fun, I would love to learn. Thanks for the change to win.

    —Pam White on November 22, 2014
  • I learnt to crochet to make myself an amigurumi Pikachu! Since then I have made around 100 as gofts for friends and family. I managed to get my family from overseas to get me Ana Paula Rimoli’s previous two books on amigurumi and would absolutely love the chance to win the latest one!!

    —Tia Hendry on November 22, 2014
  • I think I have done about 6 years ago. A carrot, a snowball, a gingerbread man, a jellyfish, a voodoo doll and a small strawberry. 🙂 I really like to win this book!

    Jaimee on November 22, 2014
  • I’ve been crocheting about a year now and started making amigurumi a month ago. I’ve finished 4 patterns now. I love seeing my children’s faces as the pieces slowly become recognisable 🙂

    —maggie on November 22, 2014
  • Hi. I started crocheting about 4 months ago and I love making amigurumi dolls. I have made 4 soo far and still want to make more. Thanks

    —Gareth dray on November 22, 2014
  • I haven’t crocheted any Amiguruimi’s wasn’t aware of the books, looks like fun . I hope I win. thanks for the opportunity.

    —Elizajane on November 22, 2014
  • I have made about 100 animals…and I love doing them. Would love to win 🙂

    —Annette Christiansen on November 22, 2014
  • 4 and counting. My first ever crochet project was an amigurumi.

    —Louise on November 22, 2014
  • I just started making them. I love making frog amigurumi because frog= Fully Rely On God.

    —Anne on November 22, 2014
  • I’ve made too many amigurumi to count! Mostly fruit and veg for my daughter’s play kitchen but also some animals too 🙂 they’re such fun to make.

    —Katrina Shepherd on November 22, 2014
  • Shamefully I have to say I haven’t finished one yet. I started with a little monkey a while ago, my first try and I’m still not finished.

    —Patricia on November 22, 2014
  • Can not remember, though I have two in the works and many more in the que!

    Tina Mikhael on November 22, 2014
  • I haven’t made any amis for years (we didn’t call them that then) but I’ve probably crocheted a dozen or more. These are so cute, I may have to make more!

    Carol Kussart on November 22, 2014
  • I’ve made two so far! Looking forward to making many more and just got my first set of smaller sized hooks to make it happen!

    —Richelle on November 22, 2014
  • I’ve made a couple for gifts over the last couple years.

    —Lynette on November 22, 2014
  • I haven’t made any yet because I have just taught myself to crochet this year. I have been knitting for 30 years now and thought until recently that crochet was beyond my reach. I am left handed but all the patterns are for right handed people. It therefore took me a while to learn to crochet with my right hand but I persevered because I was so determined to learn this exciting craft.

    —Doreen on November 22, 2014
  • I have done one, it was a groot and it was so much fun.

    —Diana Stanhope on November 22, 2014
  • I have not done any. I learned to crochet years ago and have looked at all the cute patterns that are out there. Perhaps if I were fortunate enough to win this book, I would try some for gifts.

    Nancy M on November 22, 2014
  • I want to make some for my new granddaughter!!

    —Katy on November 22, 2014
  • I have 6 grandbabies and I have made all of them something. They love them.

    —Wendy Skinner on November 22, 2014
  • I’m not sure of the exact number, but probably a few dozen. I like making amigurumi but lately have found myself making more practical things. I would love to get back to making cute amis.

    —Stephanie Bilbao on November 22, 2014
  • I have not made any ….yet. Have been crocheting for years but if I win the book I will try them out.

    —Paulette on November 22, 2014
  • I’ve never made one but I’d love to give it a try.

    Christine M on November 22, 2014
  • I just learned how to crochet 2 weeks ago. I’m working on a granny square baby blanket now. My next project will be an animurgami monkey. I would love to win this book.

    —Jenni on November 23, 2014
  • I’m just learning to crochet so have not made any amigurumi as yet. Would love some patterns to try out though! Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Gai Butler on November 23, 2014
  • I’ve made numerous amigurumi, but never anything quite like these! Can’t wait to try some! 🙂

    —Kerry on November 24, 2014
  • have made many very fun and relaxing to make

    —Judy on November 24, 2014
  • About 5. Use to do it when my kids were little.

    —Gina S. on November 26, 2014
  • How precious! What a perfect gift for my 7 month old grandson who grabs whatever he can see. His room is full of wildlife and these would make them come alive sitting on a shelf. Love em!

    —Mary Smith on April 17, 2015

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