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Amigurumi Chameleon Mesmerizing Free Crochet Pattern

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Amigurumi Chameleon Mesmerizing Free Crochet Pattern

You know, there’s something truly magical about chameleons. The way they blend, their curious eyes, and that slow-motion swagger. I’ve poured my heart, and decades of crochet experience, into designing this little guy.

Ah, the memories of tropical holidays come flooding back… If you’re anything like me, you’ll find joy in every stitch of this mesmerizing chameleon pattern. It’s versatile, engaging, and oh-so-adorable!

With his curling tail and vibrant colors, this little critter’s ready to hop right into your heart… or, at the very least, onto your favorite shelf!

Designer: AmiguruMorgan

Materials & Tools

  • 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • Weight 4 worsted weight yarn in green
  • Safety eyes or brown felt for eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers


Ch – chain
St – stitch
Mr – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
BO – booble stitch (yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through two loops) x5
Sl st – slip stitch
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Sc 3 tog – decrease with 3 st
FO – fasten off


Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: 4 sc, (sc, inc) x 4 (16)
Rnd 4: 4 sc, (2 sc, inc) x 4 (20)
Rnd 5: 4 sc, (3 sc, inc) x 4 (24)
Rnd 6: 4 sc, (4 sc, inc) x 4 (28)
Rnd 7: 13 sc, 2 dec, sc, 2 dec, 6 sc (24)
Rnd 8: 12 sc, dec, sc 3 tog, dc, 5 sc (20)
Rnd 9: bo, 2 dec, bo, 6 sc, sc 3 tog, dec, 3 sc (15)
Rnd 10: sc around (15)

Add safety eyes between round 3 and 4 on opposite sides of head

Rnd 11: (2 sc, inc) x 5 (20)
Rnd 12: 13 sc, inc, 6 sc (21)

Stuff the head.

Rnd 13: sc around (21)
Rnd 14: sc around (21)
Rnd 15: 1 sc, bo, 2 dec, bo, 6 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc (17)
Rnd 16: 7 sc, dec, (2 sc, dec) x 2 (14)

Start stuffing the body.

Rnd 17: 7 sc, 3 dec, 1 sc (11)
Rnd 18: sc around (11)
Rnd 19: 1 sc, dec, 8 sc (10)
Rnd 20: sc 3 tog, 7 sc (8)

Finish stuffing the body.

Rnd 21: 3 sc, sc 3 tog, 2 sc (6)

Sc around until the tail is as full as you would like when rolled up (10 to 12 rows)

If sewing: fo and leave a long tail
If gluing: fo and weave in ends


Insert hook in center of back between rows 10 and 11 and pull up a loop. (ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from from hook and sl st into next st in body) x 4


  • Is sewing: roll up the tail, pin in place, and use the tail end of the yarn to sew it in place.
  • Hide ends inside body.
  • If gluing: apply a small strip of glue to the inside of the tail and slowly roll up the tail, applying more glue as you go.
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