Celebrate Winter with Amigurumi!

As we get ready to head into winter, what’s more fun than crocheting or knitting some seasonal amigurumi? In this roundup, I’m sharing 38 free amigurumi patterns that make great gifts or decorations, including snowmen, winter animals, Nativity sets, Santa and other Christmas figures, and more!

All of these projects can be stuffed with Poly-Fil or Nature-Fil. You can also use Poly-Pellets to weigh down projects you want to to stand upright on their own.

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Snowmen

Nothing says winter like snow. These nine snowmen patterns are the perfect way to welcome and celebrate the cold.

Top row, from left to right:

  • Snowman Family via Yarnspirations: This crochet pattern includes large and small snowman variations adorned with felt and embroidered details.
  • Bootsie the snowball by Phoenixknits: This knit character makes a great door decoration.
  • Snowdude by Underground Crafter: This crochet head can be used as a stress ball or as an ornament.

Second row, from left to right:

  • Amigurumi Snowman via Lion Brand: This cute little crochet snowman includes a pom pom scarf to keep his neck warm. (Login with free account required.) 
  • Snowman by Flutterby Patch: This knit snowman includes tips for creating a striped sweater.
  • Henri by Stephi’s Kostlichkeiten: This slender crochet snowman includes twig arms and a stocking hat and scarf.

Bottom row, from left to right:

  • Parson Brown by Yarn Miracle: This knit snowman is made with no sewing.
  • Snowman by Spunknit: This knit snowman includes a hat and scarf.
  • Snowmen by Kouvarakia: This pattern for crochet snowmen is available in English and Greek.

Animals

These 16 patterns include animals that live in cold climates and other animals bundled up for a blizzard with tiny accessories.

Top row, from left to right: 

  • Amigurumi Howie the Holiday Penguin by FreshStitches: This crochet penguin pattern includes a loop stitch tutorial.
  • Holiday Mice by Knitting Cuteness: This knit mouse includes two hat options, a beret and a hood.
  • Teddy Ornaments by All About Ami: This trio of crochet bear ornaments would brighten up any home.
  • Amigurumi Reindeer via Lion Brand: (Login with free account required.) If you make a full set of nine crochet reindeer, be sure to include one with a red nose!

Second row, from left to right:

  • Snuggles the Penguin by All About Ami: Add a touch of Antarctica to your winter decor with this simple crochet penguin pattern.
  • Happy Reindeer via Lion Brand: (Login with free account required.) This portly crochet reindeer has a smile and a red nose.
  • Penguin Ornament by 5 Little Monsters: This crochet penguin is dressed for the cold with a stocking cap and scarf.
  • Chubby Sheep by Underground Crafter: This rotund crochet sheep makes a cute ornament for an animal (or yarn!) lover.

Third row, from left to right:

  • Holiday Chick by Pepika: This adorable crochet baby chick pattern includes a Santa hat.
  • Sammy the Seal by Little Muggles: This cute crochet seal wears a striped hat and scarf set.
  • Chester the Christmas Cat by All About Ami: This crochet Christmas stocking has room for gifts and a posable cat inside.
  • Tobi by Stephi’s Kostlichkeiten: This crochet reindeer includes a stocking cap and scarf.

Bottom row, from left to right:

  • Colorful Owl Ornament by 5 Little Monsters: This crochet owl includes felt facial features.
  • Robin and Penguin Decorations by Claire Sibley: These crochet birds make a pair of cute ornaments.
  • Pasha by Alexandra Virgiel: This knit penguin pattern is very detailed.
  • Hedgehog by Amy Gaines: This knit hedgehog includes a cozy and long pom pom scarf.

Christmas Figures 

These nine Christmas amigurumi projects include Nativity figures, Santas, and more to adorn your tree or Christmas mantle.

Top row, from left to right:

  • Mary and Baby Jesus by The Crafty Cattery: This crochet pattern is part of a Nativity set by the same designer.
  • Nativity Set I by Funny Amigurumi by Pebie: This crochet pattern for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is available in English, Spanish, and Portugese.
  • Santa Ornament by 5 Little Monsters: This crochet Santa is extra portly.

Second row, from left to right:

Bottom row, from left to right:

And, a Few More!

These last four patterns didn’t fit neatly into the other categories, but were too cute (or cool) to ignore!

Top row, from left to right:

  • Amigurumi Gingerbread House via Lion Brand: (Login with free account required.) This crochet house is adorned with crochet candy and could easily be converted into an ornament.
  • Death Star Ornament by 5 Little Monsters: Delight your favorite Star Wars geek with this crochet Death Star.

Bottom row, from left to right:

I hope you enjoyed this roundup and have found some inspiration for your next  Poly-Fil or Nature-Fil project!

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