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Enthralling Leggy Axolotl Amigurumi Free Pattern

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Enthralling Leggy Axolotl Amigurumi Free Pattern

Ever been tickled pink by something you’ve crocheted? Well, prepare for that with this whimsically leggy axolotl pattern I’ve found – their charm is just unstoppable!

Stitching up these little critters brings a real sense of whimsy to the table. Picture this: elongated legs (defying axolotl norms, I know!) and that signature smile that’s so axolotl, it’ll have you grinning right back at your handiwork. It’s the blend of the unexpected and the adorable that’ll make these your new crochet crush.

And if you’re thinking about diving into making one, let me tell ya, it’s a blast. You’ve got texture, playful color changes, and yes, those wonderfully out-of-proportion limbs that’ll make your finished piece a topic of cheerful chit-chat.

It’s not every day your crochet buddies see something like this, and who doesn’t love a sprinkle of surprise in their yarn adventures?


Designer: Dolls and Stuffies

Materials & Tools

  • Yarn (2 colors) Premier parfait Chunky
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Safety eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing

Abbreviations

Mr – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch

Enthralling Leggy Axolotl Amigurumi Free Pattern

Head

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: 6 inc, 6 sc (18)
Rnd 4: (sc, inc) x 6, 6 sc (24)
Rnd 5-7: (3 rounds) 24 sc
Rnd 8: (sc, dec, sc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 9: (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

Don’t cut yarn, continue to body, wait to insert eyes and stuff until after front legs.

Leggy Axolotl head

Body

Rnd 10: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 11: (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 12: 3 sc, leg: [7 ch, starting in second stitch from hook – 2 sc, 2 ch, starting in second stitch from hook – 2 sc, 2 ch, starting in second stitch from hook – 2 sc, 4 sc back down original chain], 13 sc,
Repeat leg: […], 2 sc (18)

Insert eyes between rounds 3 and 4, 6 stitches apart. They should fir evenly between the legs. Stuff the head and continue stuffing as you go

Rnd 13: (sc, inc, sc) x 6 (24)
Rnd 14-18: (5 rounds) 24 sc
Rnd 19: (sc, dec, sc) x 6 (18)

When doing the legs on the next round, you may need to adjust what stitch to put them in, depending on yarn type and tension. They should line up with the front legs.

Rnd 20: 4 sc, repeat leg: […], 13 sc,
Repeat leg: […], sc (18)

Continue stuffing the body. Don’t cut yarn, continue to tail.

Leggy Axolotl body

Tail

Rnd 21:5 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, 2 sc (16)
Rnd 22: 4 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, sc (14)
Rnd 23: 3 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec (12)
Rnd 24-26: (3 rounds) 12 sc

Stuff the tail and continue stuffing as you go.

Rnd 27: 3 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc, dec (9)
Rnd 28: dec, 2 sc, dec, sc, dec (6)
Rnd 29-31: (3 rounds) 6 sc

Finish stuffing the tail, fasten off, sew tail closed.

Gills

In contrast color:

Insert yarn between rounds 6 and 7, in line with the eyes.

Ch 4, starting 2nd ch from the hook – 3 sl st, sl st in next stitch, ch 5, starting 2nd ch from the hook – 4 sl st, sl st in next stitch, ch 4, starting 2nc ch from the hook – 3 sl st, sl st in next st, fasten off.

Repeat on other side, starting from the top, working toward the bottom.

Leggy Axolotl gills

Tail

In contrast color:

Insert yarn in round 21 in the middle of the body, sc down center of tail and continue to the underside of body (about 18 sc).

Leggy Axolotl tail
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