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Easy Crochet Hamster Amigurumi Patterns For Kids

Make a tiny, cuddly hamster with your own hands following this superb list of patterns we are providing! Our crochet hamster patterns are just the thing you need to add some fun to your crochet collection. These patterns are super simple and perfect for making a charming little hamster amigurumi. We've put together a list of easy-to-follow patterns so you can make an adorable crochet hamster. It's a delightful process, creating these soft, cute little friends. Whether you're new to crocheting or you've been doing it for a while, you'll find making these hamsters a joyous experience. So, grab your crochet hook, pick your favorite colors, and let's make something adorable together!

Adorable Crochet Hamster Patterns

Easy Crochet Hamster Amigurumi Patterns

Crochet Sad Hamster Amigurumi Tutorial

Crochet Sad Hamster Amigurumi Tutorial

Are you ready to crochet something utterly adorable? This simple guide will help you create a charming, sad-looking amigurumi hamster that has captured the hearts of many online. We'll start with the basic shapes and techniques to form the hamster's body, ears, and expressive features that give it that signature melancholy look.

This tutorial is perfect for intermediate crocheters looking for a cute project or anyone willing to try something new and endearing. Let's gather your materials, and get ready to crochet your own little ball of sadness that's so cute, it might just make you smile.


  • Size 6 Chenille yarn (grey or beige for the body, pink for the bow)
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • 14 mm safety eyes
  • White yarn for eye details
  • Polyfill stuffing


  • sc - Single Crochet
  • inc - Increase (two sc in the same stitch)
  • dec - Decrease (sc two together)
  • dc - Double Crochet
  • slst - Slip Stitch
  • ch - Chain
  • FO - Fasten Off

Making Process

  • Start with the Body: Create a magic ring or chain 2 as your preference for the start. Work 6 sc into the ring or the 2nd chain from your hook. This is your first row.
  • Row 2 (Increase Round): Increase in every stitch around for a total of 12 sc.
  • Row 3: Sc 1, inc – repeat around for a total of 18 stitches.
  • Row 4: Sc 5, inc – repeat for a total of 21 stitches.
  • Row 5: Sc in each stitch around.
  • Row 6 (Ear Formation): Start forming the ears by doing sc in the next two stitches and making three dc in the front loop of the next stitch. Place a marker in the back loop for later. Continue with four sc, and repeat the ear step.
  • Row 7: Work on the back loops you marked previously, creating the ears' dimension, and sc around.


  • Rows 8-10: Sc in each stitch around.
  • Row 11 (Foot Formation): Make 14 sc, then a small-sized bobble stitch for the back paws—follow with three sc and another bobble stitch, ending with two sc.
  • Row 12 (Begin Decreasing): Sc 5, dec – repeat for row.
  • Row 13: Sc 1, dec – repeat for the entire round, continuing to stuff the body firmly.
  • Finishing the Body: Make two dec, followed by a large bobble stitch for the tail, then four dec, seamlessly joining the last stitch of the round with the first of the next round using a slst, then cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the bottom closed after additional stuffing.
  • Adding the Face: Attach safety eyes between rows 2 and 3, a few stitches apart, centered between the ears. Using white yarn, sew on the eye details underneath the eyes to add a sad expression.
  • Bow Creation: With pink yarn, ch 5, then work 4 sc across the chain, FO, and leave a tail for sewing. Sew the bow above the right eye and weave in ends.

And there you have it! Once you've added all the features and details, your crochet sad hamster amigurumi is ready to be the newest, albeit a bit gloomy, addition to your handmade collection.

Crochet Hamster Plush

Crochet Hamster

Creating a crochet hamster plush amigurumi is an incredible display of craftsmanship and creativity. This charming little creation embodies the delicate balance between skill and artistry, transforming simple yarn into a captivating, cuddly companion. The fun attention to detail in every stitch brings the hamster to life, giving it a unique personality and warmth that only handmade items possess.

Skill Level Needed:

Intermediate - This project is suitable for novice crocheters but requires patience and precision, especially when assembling the hamster and mouse. Basic crochet skills are essential.

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight #4. You'll need about 100g of the main color and 50-75g of accent colors.
    • Color A (Tan/Gray)
    • Color B (Cream/White)
    • Color C (Pink)
  • Eyes & Nose:
    • 20 mm safety eyes
    • 18 mm red safety nose for the hamster
  • Hook: D Hook or 3.25 mm
  • Others: Scissors, sewing needle, stitch marker, fiberfill stuffing


  • mr: Magic Ring - Crochet single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop
  • BLO: Back Loops Only
  • ch: Chain Stitch
  • F/O: Fasten Off
  • sc: Single Crochet Stitch
  • hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • sl: Slip Stich
  • FLO: Front Loops Only
  • dc: Double Crochet Stitch
  • inc3: 3 sc in the same stitch
  • inc: Increase - Make two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
  • dec: Decrease - Crochet two stitches together using the decrease method
  • (4 sc, inc) x 6: Repeat the pattern between parentheses 6 times


12 inches from the bottom to the top of the head, using weight 4 yarn and a 3.25 mm hook.


  • Do not join rounds unless stated; work in a continuous spiral.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
  • All stitches are worked in both loops unless specified otherwise in the pattern.

Starting with Color A:

Ch 6

  1. sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, inc3 in the last chain, on the opposite side of the chain: 3 sc, inc = 12
  2. (sc, inc) x 6 = 18
  3. (2 sc, inc) x 6 = 24
  4. (3 sc, inc) x 6 = 30
  5. (4 sc, inc) x 6 = 36
    6-7. sc in each st around
  6. (5 sc, inc) x 6 = 42
    9-10. sc in each st around
  7. (6 sc, inc) x 6 = 48
    12-13. sc in each st around
  8. 2 sc, inc x 6, 6 sc, inc x 6, 28 sc = 60
  9. 2 sc, Color B: 30 sc, Color A: 28 sc

Special Instructions for Hamster and Mouse:

  • For Hamster:
    16. Color A: 2 sc, Color B: 30 sc, Color A: 28 sc
  • For Mouse:
    16. Color A: 2 sc, Color B: 11 sc, ch 9, skip 9 sc, 10 sc, Color A: 28 sc
    17-18. Follow specific color changes and stitch arrangements as per instructions.

Eye Placement:

  • Place eyes between rounds 12 and 13, with 11 holes between them.
  • For a sunken eye look, delay placing the backs of the eyes until round 23.

Head and Body Continued

For the Hamster Tail:

  • With Color A:
    24-31. Follow specific stitches and increases as outlined to shape the tail. Stuff the tail as you work.

Finishing Touches

  • Stuff the head well and use the technique described for eye placement.
  • Sew the hamster tail and close the body as instructed.

Hamster Ears (Make 2 in Color A, 2 in Color C)

  • Starting with Color C, create the ears and then attach Color A to Color C ears as described to complete the look.

Additional Notes:

  • The process for detailing the eyes and attaching the ears is crucial for achieving the desired appearance.


No-Sew Crochet Hamster Pattern

No-Sew Hammy the Hamster

Crochet a No-Sew Hammy the Hamster using the no-sew method where ears, feet, and arms are attached in the round with single crochet stitches. This makes it super simple to make, as you don't need to attach everything separately like in most patterns. Use these instructions to crochet a Hammy the Hamster using the no-sew method, where ears, feet, and arms are attached in the round with single crochet stitches. It's a quick, easy pattern that makes for a great beginner project.

Finished Size

  • Approximately: 6” tall, 5” wide (ear to ear)
  • Note: Size may vary depending on the yarn and tension used.

Skill Level

  • Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Details: Pattern is designed to be beginner-friendly, especially for those new to amigurumi. It requires basic crocheting skills and involves sewing to attach ears, arms, and feet.

Abbreviations Used

  • SC: Single Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • Inc: Increase (make 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch)
  • Dec: Decrease (an invisible decrease is recommended, but a regular decrease can be used)
  • MR: Magic Ring or CH2 and SC starting number of stitches in 2nd CH from hook
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • (X sc, inc)x6: Repeat the stitches in parentheses 6 times
  • F/O: Fasten Off
  • (#) - Stitch count at end of row

Materials Needed

  • Yarn: 1 skein Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (worsted weight). Note: Any yarn smaller or larger in gauge can be used; adjust hook size accordingly. The final product's appearance and size may vary with yarn substitution. Adjustments for placement of eyes, details, and body parts may be needed depending on the chosen yarn and tension.
  • Nose Yarn: Small amount of yarn in desired color for the nose (2, 12” long pieces would suffice).
  • Hook: G-hook for worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Eyes: 14mm-16mm
  • Polyfil
  • Stitch Markers
  • Stick Pins

Crochet Parts

Ears (Make 2)

Ears are attached to the body in the round by SC:

  1. Sc 6 into MR or {CH2 and SC 6 into 2nd CH from hook} (6)
  2. Inc in each stitch around x 6 (12)
  3. Inc in each stitch around x 12 (24)
    4-5. Sc 24 around (2 rounds) (24)
  4. Don’t F/O yet. Form a teardrop shape by bringing the sides together and making 3SC across the bottom, inserting the hook into all 4 loops. F/O leaving a tail to attach to the body and weave in the ends.

Arms (Make 2)

Arms are attached to the body in the round by SC:

  1. CH 3 and place 10DC in the 3rd CH from the hook, sl st to the 1st DC. SC will be used for the remainder of the arm.
    2-3. SC 10 around (2 rounds) (10)
  2. Don’t F/O yet. Stuff the arms lightly or not at all. Bring the sides together and SC 4 across the top to close. F/O leaving a tail for attaching and weaving in.

Feet (Make 2)

Feet are attached to the body in the round by SC:

  1. Sc 6 into MR or {CH2 and SC 6 into 2nd CH from hook} (6)
  2. Inc in each stitch around x 6 (12)
    3-5. Sc 12 in each stitch around (3 rounds) (12)
  3. Don’t F/O yet. Stuff the feet lightly or not at all. Bring the sides together and SC 5 across the top to close. F/O leaving a tail for attaching and weaving in.


The body is worked from top to bottom with ears, arms, and feet attached in the round using the no-sew method:

  1. Sc 6 into MR or {CH2 and SC 6 into 2nd CH from hook} (6)
  2. Inc in each stitch around x 6 (12)
  3. (Sc, inc) x 6 (18)
  4. (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)
  5. (3sc, inc) x 6 (30)
  6. (4sc, inc) x 6 (36)


Crocheted Hamsters Toy

Peachfuzz And Butter Crocheted Hamsters

Crocheted Hamsters are super cute and easy to make. They have big round eyes and little pink noses, so if you're having a bad day or need company, these hamsters will be there for you. These cute little crocheted hamsters are excellent listeners and are always up for a cuddle when you need one. Each has a sweet face and soft body, perfect for a quick nap on the couch or in your lap.


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