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Amigurumi Axolotl Crochet Pattern

The Axolotl, the Mexican terror of the deep, is not called “water monster” for nothing! A glance at his bloodthirsty grin immediately screams danger!

This in nature maximum 30 cm long monster of the Mexican waters, you can now crochet for yourself in a much smaller, less dangerous version with this crochet pattern.

This crochet Axolotl is exclusively crocheted with chain stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and rows and is therefore perfectly suited for beginners.

The depicted Amigurumi Axolotl has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 5.5 cm.

Axolotl Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Crochet into Front and Back Loop
  • Close Openings
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: rose, pink, black
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Rose (Altrosa (408)), Raspberry (Himbeer (256)), Black (Schwarz (110))

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Crochet the Axolotl Head and Body

The head and body of the Axolotl is crocheted in one piece in Rose in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Rose.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. Crochet 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 17: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 20: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 22: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Axolotl Legs (2x)

The Axolotl legs are crocheted in Rose in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in Rose.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4-5: 2 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Axolotl Arms (2x)

The Axolotl arms are crocheted in Rose in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Rose.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3-4: 2 rounds, each round 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill the arms with a little bit of polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Axolotl Feelers (6x)

The Axolotl feelers are crocheted in Raspberry in rows with chain stitches and single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 6 feelers.

  • Crochet the feelers in rows in Raspberry.
  • Row 1: Crochet 7 chain stitches (7 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 sc into the 2nd stitch on the hook, 5 sc (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Axolotl Tail

The Axolotl tail is crocheted in Rose in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the tail in spiral rounds in Rose.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (8 stitches).
  • Round 3-4: 2 rounds, each round 8 sc (8 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 6-7: 2 rounds, each round 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Round 8: 2 sc, 1 increase, 4 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 9-11: 3 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 12: [5 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (14 stitches).
  • Round 13-15: 3 rounds, each round 14 sc (14 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Axolotl

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Feelers: Sew 3 feelers onto each side of the head, one above the other. Sew the first feeler onto the right side 4 stitches to the right and 3 stitches down from the eye and the first feeler on the left side 3 stitches to the left and 3 stitches down from the other eye.

Use a tapestry needle to push the end of a thread of a feeler through a stitch on the head and let the thread come out at the back of the head. Leave 1 stitch between each of the two threads.

For the next feeler, push the first thread through the same stitch that was used for the previous feeler, so that they are directly next to each other when sewn-on.

Tail: Sew the tail together as depicted, from the opening to the tip of the tail over several stitches so that you get a narrow and wide open part.

Then sew the tail onto the body centered on the back. The wide, open, not sewn together part should be sewn directly over the stitch edge at the bottom of the body, the narrow tail part should be on the top.

Claws: Use a Rose thread to create the toes on the legs at 3 locations per foot as shown in the pictures. To do this, wrap the thread 3 to 4 times around a loop that was created by crocheting the legs only in the back loop. Hide the remaining thread inside the foot.

Mouth: Embroider the mouth with a black thread centered under the eyes onto the front of the head. Embroider the mouth in 3 parts, 2 slanted lines on the left and right and 1 line in the middle that connects them to get a friendly grin. Hide the remaining thread in the head of the axolotl.

DONE!

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