Description: Welcome to our delightful Tiny Axolotl Crochet Tutorial! In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to create an adorable miniature axolotl using basic crochet techniques. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this free pattern is perfect for crafting a charming axolotl friend that fits in the palm of your hand.
- Worsted weight yarn in your preferred axolotl color (pink, white, or any other hue you fancy)
- Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight
- Safety eyes or small buttons for eyes
- Fiberfill or stuffing material
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers (optional)
Note: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
- Start with a magic ring, and crochet 6 single crochet (sc) stitches into the ring. Pull tight to close the ring. (6 stitches)
- Increase in each stitch around. (12 stitches)
- 1 sc in the next stitch, 1 increase in the next stitch. Repeat around. (18 stitches)
- 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 1 increase in the next stitch. Repeat around. (24 stitches)
- 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 1 increase in the next stitch. Repeat around. (30 stitches)
- Continue to crochet even in single crochet stitches until the body reaches your desired length. You can make it shorter or longer as you like. Stuff the body firmly with fiberfill.
- Attach your gill color yarn to the side of the body.
- Chain 5, skip the first chain, and single crochet in the remaining stitches. Turn.
- Chain 1, skip the first stitch, 5 double crochet (dc) in the next stitch, skip the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch. Repeat across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Attach your leg color yarn to the bottom of the body.
- Chain 3, and slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop. This creates a tiny foot. Repeat this process to make four legs in total.
- Attach your tail color yarn to the back of the body.
- Chain 15 (or more for a longer tail), skip the first chain, and single crochet in the remaining stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Attach safety eyes or sew on small buttons above the gills.
- Embroider a small smiling mouth using embroidery floss.
- Weave in any remaining yarn ends and trim excess.
- Your adorable Tiny Crochet Axolotl is now complete and ready to be displayed or gifted!
Remember, this pattern is just a guide, so feel free to get creative with colors, sizes, and embellishments. Share your finished axolotl on social media using #TinyAxolotlCrochet and spread the joy of these charming aquatic creatures! Happy crocheting!