Amigurumi Index

Manatee Cover photo

Some things you may not know about Manatees: They’ re the only aquatic mammal that is an herbivore; Full-grown manatees can weigh up to 3,500 pounds; They look like absolutely adorable floating rocks. Slow moving, surprisingly graceful sea cows – a gentle giant of the ocean. What’s not to love about these guys? You can make your own lovable intelligent sea potato with this crochet amigurumi pattern.

Sebastian1 by Karissa Cole

I have good news my friends:
I’ve finally tied up the last of the loose ends
My bat pattern is finally here!
(Even if it did take me over a year…)
But now I’m happy to say it’s officially done,
and I’m sharing it so you, too, can make one.

Now you can make your very own adorable squid! This pattern comes in PDF format with plenty of pictures and step-by-step instructions to guide you.

Now you can make your very own adorable squid! This pattern comes in PDF format with plenty of pictures and step-by-step instructions to guide you.

What amigurumi collection could ever be complete without some multicolored micro penguins adding some fun to the bunch? This free pattern comes along with an engaging story about a tiny penguin and his bubble gum. Read the story, then make up your own funny penguin friend. Finished amigurumi measures just a couple inches tall, and takes no time at all to work up! Enjoy!

What amigurumi collection could ever be complete without some multicolored micro penguins adding some fun to the bunch? This free pattern comes along with an engaging story about a tiny penguin and his bubble gum. Read the story, then make up your own funny penguin friend. Finished amigurumi measures just a couple inches tall, and takes no time at all to work up! Enjoy!

Learn a few things and get a new reptilian friend when you read about the Tortoise of All Knowing w/ free amigurumi pattern

Learn a few things and get a new reptilian friend when you read about the Tortoise of All Knowing w/ free amigurumi pattern

Read about the delightfully confused owl, then crochet one up for yourself! This super simple pattern takes no time at all to work up and leaves you with a cute little avian friend.

Read about the delightfully confused owl, then crochet one up for yourself! This super simple pattern takes no time at all to work up and leaves you with a cute little avian friend.

Pip (1) by Karissa Cole 2012 all rights reserved

Counting Sheep – You’ll never have trouble falling asleep again when you make these sweet, fuzzy little sheep!

Under the Sea design series by Karissa Cole

Under the Sea – Fina all your favorite sea critters in one place!

Sharkie! Free Pattern by Karissa Cole

Shark Attack! – But don’t worry, this cute little guy wouldn’t hurt anybody.

Free Whale Amigurumi Pattern by Karissa Cole

Whale Amigurumi Pattern – These whales might not sing, but you’d be surprised what they do!

Oh my - 3 Free Patterns by Karissa Cole

Purploids, and Pinkloids, and Bloops – Oh my! – Three free whimsical patterns

Melvin the Misunderstood Monster [Free Pattern] by Karissa Cole

If you find adorable, helpful, sweet, coloring book loving unmonsterlike monsters appealing then Melvin’s the pattern for you!

Pivot (Free Pattern) by Karissa Cole

He’s really not as mischievous as most Gremlins, in fact he’s a pretty nice guy. (WARNING: Do not leave alone with vacuum cleaners.) – Check out the cute free pattern

Skittles Free Pattern Pre by Karissa Cole

Everyone needs a little color to brighten up their life sometimes. Check out this cute free pattern and crochet yourself a rainbow of Skittles and bring on the cheer! (Just be sure you don’t taste this particular rainbow!)

Have fun reading through some of the stories and using some of these easy patterns! Just remember that all of these designs, stories, patterns, and photographs are copyright Karissa Cole/ex-astris1701 2013, all rights reserved*. All stories and patterns have have been made available for non-profit use only, and any reproduction must give proper attribution in all cases. Amigurumi designs that are not offered as free patterns may not be recreated in any form. For any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Also, be sure to follow this blog so you’ll be notified as soon as new patterns are available!

For a complete list of posts that involve amigurumi check this out!

*Why I have the right to restrict selling items from my patterns:
According to www.copyright.gov "Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture....Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, systems, or methods of doing something. You may express your ideas in writing or drawings and claim copyright in your description, but be aware that copyright will not protect the idea itself as revealed in your written or artistic work."
According to this, then, while I cannot claim copyright on the idea of making an amugurumi whale, the specific way in which I have made this whale (the design) as seen in my pattern can indeed be and is protected by copyright. Therefore, since the design of the work is copyrighted, any recreate of my design is still protected under my copyright. For example, if someone were to produce a unique painting this painting would be copyrighted to the original artist. No one would be able to recreate this painting and sell it without first gaining the artist's permission.
In addition, under the heading "What Works Are Protected?" at www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf, sculptural works are clearly listed. The word sculpture is defined as "the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions;" this would include 3 dimensional works such as those made with yarn. It is clear that the things I make (amigurumi) are considered creative works, and as such are automatically copyrighted. And because I have expressed my methods (description, ideas) in writing in a completely unique way, I am able to claim copyright on said description, as indicated earlier from the www.copyright.gov posting.
So, now it is clear that my pattern can be copyrighted as well as the design. A copyrighted pattern gives me the authority to choose how the pattern is distributed. A copyrighted design gives me the authority to decide how the design is used. Therefore, if I do not wish for someone to sell my design, I have that right.
Which leads us to copyright infringement. An example of copyright infrnegement would be using a creative work commercially without permission. Since it has already been established that the written description of my design and the final product are considered creative works, selling either of these without my permission (which I do not give) is copyright infringement.
If further explanation is necessary, let me draw your attention to the "How do I protect my recipe" question found at www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html#what_protect:
"How do I protect my recipe?
A mere listing of ingredients is not protected under copyright law. However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a collection of recipes as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection."
Using this as an example, if I were to merely list the things necessary to make an amigurumi whale (the ingredents) this would not be protected by copyright law. However, since a crochet pattern is a formula, much like a recipe, and is accompanied by literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions there may be a basis for copyright law. This basis is of course confirmed when all of the above information is taken in.
In addition, the claim that "there is a difference between something having copyright protection and actually being copyrighted. The former is automatic while the latter requires the pattern be registered with the US Copyright Office," ss not true according to www.copyright.gov, which says, "your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device....In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created."

If all this isn't satisfying, please keep in mind that I have created these patterns on my own time and have shared them freely. I make no profit and I am simply asking that you respect me and my work by following suit. I truly appreciate those who are kind and considerate enough to comply with this little request :)
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  • Comments (37)
    • yousefdesign
    • October 19th, 2012

    cute

  1. Those fishies are so cute, I’ve pinned them on pinterest, I hope you don’t mind.

    • Many thanks. I’m glad you like. There’s no problem pinning to pinterest :]

    • melidna
    • November 10th, 2012

    so cute!

    • Anonymous
    • January 8th, 2013

    I love your Melvin the monster! I’m making it as a baby shower gift for my friend right now. Your amigurumi patterns are super adorable, keep it up!

    • Anonymous
    • February 10th, 2013

    Your amigurumi are ADORABLE, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. They are really lovely, sorry to ask, but how hard are they to make? I’m learning to crochet pretty quickly, but haven’t gone anywhere near Amigurumi… I’d really love to make some of these to put on tables at my wedding if it’s okay? We’re all budding Marine bods.

    • I tend to stick with simple designs in my patterns, suitable for beginners. Once you get the hang of the methods, it can be quite easy! A bit of practice and you’re sure to be able to make some of these to put on the tables at your wedding. I think it’s quite a lovely idea.

  3. These are great designs! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • laura
    • July 2nd, 2013

    some video tutorials would be fabulous if possibe?
    Im a visual learner. xx

    • Anonymous
    • September 10th, 2013

    love these! going to make for grand kids. thank you for sharing.

    • joyce
    • April 2nd, 2014

    i just found your page. your creations are great!!!!
    they are so nice.
    i started making the little bat

    • Hannah-Grace
    • April 13th, 2014

    Hi!!
    I absolutely love your patters a and they are extremely well done! I love them and how cute they are!
    Recently I was requested by a couple of friends if I would make them a specific animal, and, since I need a way to pay for the materials, I was gonna ask them to pay like $7-$15 depending on what kind of pattern I could find. I was wondering if I could possibly have some kind of way to pay you for the use of the pattern for your whales and fishy’s and aquatic type animals?
    If not, then I won’t have them pay for the whale’s…

    • Hi Hannah-Grace,
      Thanks so much! Currently my free patterns are just that: totally free. I could not accept payment for them and my policy is that no products from them be sold. You could suggest that your friends pick out and buy the color yarn they want and have them give that to you to work with, though :)

    • Anonymous
    • July 1st, 2014

    thank you for the cute pattern.

  4. I just found the under the sea amigurumi on Pinterest and I fell in love! My baby turns 1 next week and we’re having an under the sea party for him. I hope that I have time to whip up a couple by then.

  5. Hey, Loove your blog. I’m practically your neighbor on wordpress! I just started my blog of reclaiming,recycling, repurposing art and the artists in my area–Space Coast, FL–who do it well. Been tardy w/ posts lately due to illness–but getting back on my feet.

    I saw your amigurums and feel in love. I can’t sew/knit but love them. I copied your manatee just to see it in my screensaver. Hope this is okay. I saw the llama warning after-the-fact! Sorry.

    Hope we become “Creative buds”…I make Whimzicalz–check it out. Also, working on a watercolor/collage/photography project which I hope is unique. Very mixed and upcycled media.
    Hope to “meet” you soon.

    Whimzically speakin’,
    Mandy

  6. The manatees are cute. I live in an area where when it ist warm you some times see them.

    • CreepyGirlNC
    • May 24th, 2015

    So, just to get this clear, and sorry if I annoy you, if I make one of these, I cannot sell them? Again, sorry if I annoy

    • Not annoying at all, don’t worry. But, yes, you are correct. Since I offer these guys for free, I ask that no one sell their finished results please :)

    • raquel
    • June 23rd, 2015

    hi there i love the amigurumi patterns you have posted. i was wondering that if i could sell these if i make these for my mini shop?

    • Hi raquel. Thank you for asking :) Because I offer my patterns for free I ask that no profit be made from items derived therefrom.

    • toni love
    • July 16th, 2015

    OMG love all of your wonderful creations, my little girl says have you ever designed a lady bird? She would love one to go on her wheelchair

    • Hi there Toni Love! Thanks! I do have a pattern for a lady bug in the works. It’s something I hope to post sometime as soon as I can (along with a slew of other things!) :)

    • Penguincheek
    • July 27th, 2015

    I was going through Pinterest one day, and I saw your under the sea patterns, and I thought it was so cute! I just had to make some of my own sea creatures! And being, I’ve never picked up yarn and a hook in my life, to my surprise these were so easy to make!!! I love your patterns and hope you keep making more!

    With lots of support-
    Penguincheek

    • Olive
    • July 29th, 2015

    I was wondering if I could sell these crocheted items for a charity, because my school has a festival, and I usually sell my crocheted items there, so I was wondering if I could sell your items for a charity:D If not its completely okay.

    • Hi Olive. Thanks for asking! If all of the proceeds from the sale go to charity and the item(s) sold has some kind of tag with this website address (www.ea1701.wordpress.com) then it’s okay :)

        • Olive
        • July 30th, 2015

        Thank You :D

    • Freedom Carrela
    • November 18th, 2015

    i love the patterns. So far I’ve made a purple bat, a white and green Melvin and 2 pink pinkaloids one that’s yellow and red and the othe one that red and yellow. But what I like the most are the cuteeeeee little story’s you write they make you’re critters so endearing.
    Thanks for the patterns and for getting me interested in amigurumi

  7. I’m making Melvin now for my hubby!! I love you’re patterns, so easy and forr me, they are coming out perfect!! You’re awesome and I’m gonna stalk you on Facebook or something :) feel free to check out my Facebook page! I’ll post a pic of my finished Melvin there! Crystals Crocheted Creations in van buren ar. :)

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