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Pocket Axolotl · No-Sew Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Here is another highly-requested no-sew pattern! Say hello to the POCKET AXOLOTL! This sweet amigurumi works up quite quickly and is a 2-in-1 pattern that comes with a baby size version. 


The Pocket Axolotl is a no-sew amigurumi pattern that features this adorable underwater creature! There are two sizes available for you to make a big mommy or adult axolotl, and a small baby axolotl. Both patterns are worked in one piece and are quick and easy to crochet. 

This design 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. 

About the Pattern

  • No-sew
  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Comes in 2 sizes: big and small!


There are many ways to make use of this pattern! You can gift it to family and friends as a birthday gift, Christmas holiday gift, or a Valentine's Day gift!  It's perfect for animal enthusiasts and axolotl lovers. You can also sell it at markets and craft fairs. It's a great market prep pattern to work up because it's quick, easy, and no-sew. Axolotls are also trendy and popular animals that will surely catch your customers' attention!


    It can also be crocheted with different yarn weights and fibers to create different looks!  Below is the axolotl I crocheted using a polyester yarn (Hobbii Honey Bunny yarn) that creates a chenille and velvet look. This doll turned out to be fluffy, plush, squishy, and super soft! 

    Includes a smaller size!

      This 2-in-1 pattern pack includes a sweet, little baby for your axolotl doll. It's also no-sew and even faster to work up! For reference, the big size is 7 inches in height, and the baby size is 5 inches in height.

      And look - you can make an even tinier baby axolotl if you're working with thinner yarn and a smaller hook. The littlest one on the right (photo below) is only 3.5 inches tall, using the same Baby Axolotl pattern. 

      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 storeRavelry, or Etsy.


      Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

      Terms of Use & Copyright Notice © 2024 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com). No wholesale. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in video tutorials or teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

      Crochet Pattern Information


      Big size: 7 inches (18 cm) in height 
      Small size: 5 inches (13 cm) in height

      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 in pink and dark pink) 
      • 5mm crochet hook (these are my fav)
      • 12mm-14mm plastic safety eyes (x2) for big size, 9mm plastic safety eyes (x2) for baby size (I used these)
      • Stuffing  
      • Scissors

      Crochet Instructions

      The small size (Baby Axolotl) is free to view on my blog and as a video tutorial. Below is the video tutorial for you to crochet along with me! 

      Want both sizes? 

      The printable, ad-free written pattern with photo references is available! PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.

      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,