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Baby Axolotl · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Here is another highly-requested no-sew pattern! Say hello to the BABY AXOLOTL! This little guy looks so cute in different yarn fibers and weights, and works up quite quickly.


  • Download the PDF pattern from my store or Etsy
  • Watch the video tutorial here
  • Save it on Pinterest here 

The Baby Axolotl is a no-sew amigurumi pattern that features this adorable underwater creature! It is a quick and easy project, worked in one piece. This pocket sized plush can also be crocheted with different yarn weights and fibers to create different looks, such as super bulky blanket or chenille yarn for a plush, velvety look or medium weight yarn in cotton or acrylic for a smaller keychain size. 

This axolotl doll is the perfect birthday gift or Christmas holiday gift for animal lovers. It’s also suitable as a portable “pocket pal” toy for kids to carry along with them as a therapy aid or fidget. 

About the Pattern

  • No-sew
  • Easy / beginner-friendly
  • Works up quickly
  • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
  • Can be turned into a keychain
  • Available as a FREE video tutorial


There are many ways to make use of this pattern, such as: 
  • Keychain: add a keyring
  • Ornament: add a hanging loop for your Christmas tree
  • Scent Sachet: stuff it with a satchel of lavender (or your favorite scent) to make it into a soothing diffuser for your car, office, or room 
  • Gift: for family and friends as a birthday gift, Christmas holiday gift
  • "Pocket pal" or fidget: suitable as a portable therapy aid or security toy for kids and axolotl lovers
  • Craft fair product: sell it at markets; it's the perfect market prep pattern to work up because it's quick and easy. Axolotls are also trendy and popular animals! 


    It can also be crocheted with different yarn weights and fibers to create different looks!  Below is the axolotl I crocheted using 100% cotton medium weight 4 yarn, such as Lion Brand's 24/7 Cotton Yarn. It's a great keychain size at 3.5 inches in height, and I love the stitch definition. 

    For the axolotl below, I used a polyester yarn that creates a chenille and velvet look. This doll turned out to be fluffy, plush, squishy, and super soft! Since the yarn is thicker, I used a larger hook size as well (5mm). This axolotl turned out larger than the previous, with a height of 5 inches. 

    Want a bigger size?

      The baby axolotl is cute and small, but if you'd like a bigger and more cuddly size, try my Pocket Axolotl pattern! I made it as the "mommy" doll to the baby! 

      The larger, Pocket Axolotl is also completely no-sew.  It has more detailed gills with two colors, and the limbs are separate pieces joined to the body with crochet methods. 

      PDF Pattern

      The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes over 40 photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

      You can get the PDF pattern from my store or Etsy.


      Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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      Crochet Pattern Information


      Height: 5 inches (13 cm) using super bulky weight #6 yarn 
      3.5 inches using medium weight #4 yarn

      Level of Difficulty:

      ★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn. 

      Stitches/Terms Used:

      • FO = fasten off 
      • YO = yarn over 
      • ch = chain 
      • sl st = slip stitch sc = single crochet 
      • hdc = half double crochet 
      • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st) 
      • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together) 
      • FLO = back loops only


      • Super bulky weight 6 yarn in two colors (I used Hobbii Honey Bunny yarn) 
      • 5mm crochet hook (these are my fav)
      • 9mm plastic safety eyes (x2) (I used these)
      • Stuffing  

      Crochet Instructions

      The free written crochet instructions will be added here within 6 months of the pattern release! Please stay tuned.

      Video Tutorial

      Want to crochet this project with me? Follow the step-by-step video tutorial below!

      Want to share your finished axolotl? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

      Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

      You might like my other designs if you enjoyed this one!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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      Best wishes,