Don't have the budget to buy crochet patterns? Browse my huge collection of free patterns here, with projects ranging from amigurumi to clothing, home decor, and more! ♡
    Read more
    Looking for inspiration for your next project? Get lots of ideas and patterns for a variety of themes, including holidays, craft fairs, keychains, no-sew amigurumis, and more! ♡
    Learn more
    Check out my free printables! There are printables to go along with crocheted items, printables for little ones, and printables for the home! ♡
    Learn more
Hey there!
Welcome to the Sweet Softies blog! Join me in celebrating the sweet things in life, from motherhood and education, to crafts, fashion, home, and more!

If you'd like to learn more about me, just click this button below!
read more

Christmas Amigurumi Animal Ornaments (Free Crochet Pattern)


When my daughter Lena joined our family last year, I wanted to make the holiday season extra special as a first-time parent and decided to start up some new traditions.  I compiled a list of holiday tradition ideas for families, and one of the traditions I've adopted is to make a new and uniquely-designed amigurumi tree ornament for my baby girl every Christmas.

For Lena's very first Christmas last year, I crocheted the Christmas Mouse, as it was the Year of the Mouse and her Chinese zodiac sign.  The little mouse in its Santa hat and matching scarf seemed like a sweet ornament. 

Over the course of this year, my husband and I observed with joy and fascination as our daughter became much more interactive with the world and aware of her surroundings.  From quite early on, we noticed that she had a strong and clear affinity for animals, particularly cats and dogs.  We had stayed at our aunt's home a couple times this year, and Lena always loved looking at, toddling after, and talking to their pet cat.  It was so sweet to watch her point out all sorts of cats in different forms (ceramic cat sculptures, cat photos, cat illustrations)...and we realized her concept of a "cat" was pretty solid.  She seems to adore them, so this year I decided to design a cat ornament!

Behold... it's the Christmas Kitty, an adorable amigurumi that makes a lovely tree ornament or stocking stuffer!  This pattern is being hosted on the Hobbii website.  You can download the PDF pattern for free!  Scroll down for the pattern link. 

I feel blessed to be able to crochet something special for my daughter, and I hope that you'll find inspiration from my post to add some "handmade" to your holiday traditions as well.

I think this pair of amigurumis look quite festive together!  I can't wait to see where Lena's interests fall next year, as I'll be designing her third ornament based on what she likes at the time.  Meanwhile, I hope you'll enjoy crocheting one or both of these patterns. 

Free Pattern Links:

If you want to come back to this later, feel free to pin this page to your crochet Pinterest board

Have a very merry holiday season, friends!

Best wishes,