Amigurumi can sometimes be the most fun to make and the most rewarding once you have the finished project, but sewing pieces together can make a difference to how enjoyable and easy the process is.
There are 17 patterns below that are all no-sew, beginner friendly and quick to work up. Due to being amigurumi-style, the patterns use easy stitches such as single crochet and slip stitches. There are a variety of (very adorable!) animal amigurumi below as well as a few food patterns if that is more your style.
If you dislike sewing various bits and pieces together to get a finished piece and also love amigurumi, then this is the post for you!
1. Amigurumi whale
Amigurumi whales are the classic beginner project, because they are made of simple balls with a few extra parts worked in the round to create the fins and tail. This exact video was my first beginner project, and it was incredibly helpful to me because it boosted my confidence and gave me a quick win so that I felt motivated to continue crocheting!
This video tutorial includes step by step instructions for complete beginners, so although it’s recommended to know the basics (magic ring, single crochet, increase/decrease), the tutorial will show all the steps on screen without fast forwarding so that you can review them.
For a list of the complete basic skills of amigurumi along with video tutorials for each, read my blog post here.
This tutorial is also accompanied by a written pattern, so if you want to practice reading a written pattern so that you can follow those later on, it’s a great video for that as well.
Stuck on what kind of yarn to get? Check out my blog post on my nine favorite yarns for amigurumi — with tons of examples for each yarn!
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This pattern is so great – not only is it the easiest of the pattern listed here, but it is easy to customize color and easy to change length and size of final project with is just being adding more rows of single crochet.
You should definitely give this a try if you’re looking for a beginner-friendly, no-sew project!
This little popsicle can be found right here at Little World of Whimsy! The pattern is great for beginners and each step is clearly explained along with useful pictures to demonstrate the steps.
Again, this pattern is easy to customize colors as it is just stripes of colors.
4. Tiny-Rex Dino
This pattern is definitely one of the quicker ones listed – It can be made in under 30 minutes, is easy to make and is also a no-sew project!
The pattern uses super bulky velvet yarn to make the work up quicker and the end result soft and cute.
These octopi are very cute, require no sewing and are tiny! The pattern is well explained along with picture to show how to do each step.
This is beginner-friendly and very quick to work up.
6. Ice cream cone
The best thing about some projects is how quick they are to make – these ice cream cones are no exception. They are quick and cute and straightforward to make for any crocheter.
This pattern is great as the author also links various tips and pages on how to do certain crochet stitches if you get stuck at any point!
7. Scrap dog
This is a great no-sew amigurumi due to the small size and simple stitches used such as single crochet.
This pattern is also great as it teaches you how to make a Beagle, Labrador, German Shepard, Golden Retriever, Pug and Chihuahua – it’s a 6 in 1 pattern!
Another bonus is that due to its smaller size, any scrap yarn you have can be used for this project. The pattern is easy to change colors and such, so you could make any type or color of dog you’d like.
This pattern is great if you don’t want to deal with any color changes or that pesky sewing. It uses just one color (feel free to choose whatever you want though) and makes use of trailing yarn to attach pieces together.
In the pattern they use the trailing ends of the spider legs (which you make separately first), push them through stitches and then tie a tight knot on the inside of the spider to attach – nice and easy!
This pattern may look long and complex, but this ‘roly-poly alligator’ is a beginners pattern that uses basic stitches commonly used for amigurumi.
The writer has provided a conversion chart in case you aren’t familiar with US terms or if you simply just prefer UK terms for crochet.
If you’re looking for a fast, no-sew and cute project then this is the one! It’s small, if using the pattern’s recommended yarn size, but definitely still cute.
It’s a great pattern for those who need a quick make or need a fake cake instead of munching on that real one!
This pattern is amazing! Not only is the finished turtle adorable, but you can also remove the shell completely to change up the colors and design when you want!
The author of the pattern has been amazing in providing very clear instructions and great pictures to show each of the steps.
This pattern is from the author above too, so the quality of the written pattern and pictures are just as amazing.
This bunny is worked in continuous rounds and uses chenille bulky yarn, making it not only soft but easy to work up too!
These frogs are so easy to make due to essentially just being a ball with some color change and bible stitches for the eyes.
It’s a beginner pattern and it comes out small, so it could be made within the hour, if not 30 minutes if you’re fast!
Here is another scrap yarn amigurumi animal for you! This is a fairly small project so scrap yarn can be really useful for this.
The pattern crochets the beak and feet first and then crochets them into the penguin as you go along making for an easy process!
Cats make for a great gift for others, plus this pattern is aimed at beginners and so easy to customize! You could even use larger hook and bulkier yarn to make an oversized version of this if you wish.
This elephant crochet pattern is so tiny and adorable that you just have to make it! It’s a beginner pattern and quick to work up too what with it’s smaller size.
This pattern writer also has other amazing no-sew animals such as a pig and a cat if you’re itching for more no-sew mini animals!
Who doesn’t just love little mushrooms? These mushrooms are adorably adorned with a face, blush and spots which requires minimal effort to do and most importantly, no sewing!
The pattern is beginner-friendly and gives great pictures to help explain each major step in the pattern.
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