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Seahorse Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

I am super fascinated by seahorses. They are these tiny, mysterious, often overlooked sea creatures that are actually quite extraordinary. I mean, I can brag all day about how incredible of a father my husband is, but even he cannot have babies. Male seahorses have babies! I mean, come on! So let’s give a shout out to the incredible seahorse with this Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern! It is simple and adorable.

My son Benjamin affectionately name this cutie Yoyo after her curly tail. I love the vibrant colors, but there are SO many different color combinations you could choose. Completed with DK weight cotton yarn and a size 3.00mm crochet hook, she measures about 14″ tall.

You can find the full, ad-free pattern with lots of helpful pictures on my Etsy shop here!

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Yoyo’s ad-free pattern is a beautiful 8-page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures to help you along the way. Find the Yoyo the Seahorse Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – PEACH ORANGE – 1 ball
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – MARINE BLUE – 1/4 ball
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 10 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
BLO (back loop only)
hdc (half double crochet)
fsc (chainless foundation single crochet)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
picot (picot stitch)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Head, body & tail:

The head, body, and tail will be worked in a continuous round using the peach yarn.

Rnd 1: st 8 in a magic circle [8]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [16]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st, dec in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [8]

Stuff the nose.

Rnd 6-9: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 10: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x4 [12]

Rnd 11: sc in next 6 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 2 st [16]

Rnd 12-13: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4 [20]

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4 [24]

Rnd 18-19: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4 [28]

Rnd 21-22: sc in each st around [28]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4 [32]

Rnd 24-25: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4 [36]

Rnd 27-28: sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 29: sc in next 2, sl st in next 6, sc in next 8, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 30: sc in next st, sl st in next 8, sc in next 7, hdc in next 14, sc in next 6 [36]

Insert the eyes between rounds 22-23, spaced 15 stitches in between. Stuff.

Rnd 31: sl st in next 10, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5, sl st in next st [36]

Rnd 32: sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 33-34: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 5, hdc in next 14, sc in next 5 [36]

Rnd 35: sc in next st, sl st in next 11, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 6 [36]

Rnd 36-37: sl st in next 14, sc in next 6, hdc in next 12, sc in next 4 [36]

Rnd 38-40: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [36]

Rnd 41: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 5, hdc in next 12, dec in next st [35]

Rnd 42: sc in next 3, sl st in next 14, sc in next 3, dec in next st, hdc in next 12, sc in next 2 [34]

Rnd 43: dec in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 14, sc in next st, dec in next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12, ch 1, turn, skip next st, sc in next 12 st

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Rnd 44: sc in next 3, sl st in next 13, sc in next 15 [31]

Rnd 45: sc in each st around [31]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [35]

Rnd 47: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [39]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 15 st [43]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around [43]

Rnd 50: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, (dec in next st, sc in next 2 st) x2 [45]

Rnd 51: sc in each st around [45]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st, dec in next st [47]

Rnd 53: sc in each st around [47]

Rnd 54: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [50]

Rnd 55: dec in next st, sc in next 48 [49]

Rnd 56: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [52]

Rnd 57: dec in next st, sc in next 50 st [51]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x4, sc in next 2 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [54]

Rnd 59: dec in next st, sc in next 52 st [53]

Rnd 60: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x4, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [56]

Rnd 61: dec in next st, sc in next 54 st [55]

Rnd 62-67: sc in each st around [55]

At this point, with a strand of yarn and a tapestry needle, I took a few stitches up and down through the next to help it curve more dramatically and fastened it off on the inside. Also, at this point, make sure your starting point for each row is centered on the back of the neck. If it’s not centered, give or take a few single crochets at this point to do so.

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Rnd 68: sc in next 2, (sc in next 11, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 14 [52]

Rnd 69: sc in next 3, (sc in next 10, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 13 [49]

Rnd 70: sc in next 4, (sc in next 9, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [46]

Rnd 71: sc in next 4, (sc in next 8, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 12 [43]

Rnd 72: sc in next 5, (sc in next 7, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [40]

Rnd 73: sc in next 5, (sc in next 6, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [37]

Rnd 74: sc in next 5, (sc in next 5, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 11 [34]

Rnd 75: sc in next 6, (sc in next 4, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [31]

Rnd 76: sc in next 6, (sc in next 3, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 10 [28]

Rnd 77: sc in next 7, (sc in next 2, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [25]

Rnd 78: sc in next 7, (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3, sc in next 9 [22]

Stuff.

Rnd 79-81: sc in each st around [22]

Rnd 82: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 10 st [21]

Rnd 83: sc in each st around [21]

Rnd 84: sc in next 10 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [20]

Rnd 85: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 86: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 9 st [19]

Rnd 87: sc in each st around [19]

Rnd 88: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [18]

Rnd 89: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 90: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [17]

Rnd 91: sc in each st around [17]

Rnd 92: sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [16]

Rnd 93: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 94: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st [15]

Rnd 95: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 96: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [14]

Rnd 97: sc in each st around [14]

Rnd 98: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st [13]

Rnd 99: sc in each st around [13]

Rnd 100: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [12]

Rnd 101: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 102: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st [11]

Rnd 103: sc in each st around [11]

Rnd 104: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [10]

Rnd 105-124: sc in each st around [10] Stuff every few rounds.

If you’re having any trouble with your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well! She should be coming together quite nicely at this point!

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Rnd 125: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [9]

Rnd 126-130: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 131: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [8]

Rnd 132-136: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 137: sc in next 4 st, dec in next st, sc in next 3 st [7]

Rnd 138-142: sc in each st around [7]

Rnd 143: sc in next 3 st, dec in next st, sc in next 2 st [6]

Sl st to fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a 2 foot (24″) tail which will be used for curving the tail. Weave through front loop of remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

Now, let’s curl the tail on your Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern: using a tapestry needle and the long yarn tail, weave the yarn behind/under the post stitches up the center front of the tail, weaving your needle behind each of the posts in each row – ending back at about row 107 (36 rows from the tip of the tail) Pull on the yarn tail and watch the tail curve up!

Now, take the needle and push it through the thickness of the tail from inside to outside and back in a couple times to secure the curl. Take a couple stitches on the inside of the curl to secure the end and pull the yarn to the center and cut.

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The fin

TIP – Picot stitch instructions: chain 3, insert hook into back bump of 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through and slip stitch through the loop on the hook.

Row 1: fsc 108, ch 1, turn

Row 2: (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x15, sc in next 10 st, ch 2, turn

Row 3: inc in next st, dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: inc in next st, sc in next 12 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn

Row 6: (picot in next st, sc in next 2 st) x7, picot in next st, sc in next st, sc down side of fin back to chain, sc in next 3 st along the chain, (picot in next st, sc in next 3 st) x7, (ch 2, sc in same st as current sc, sc in next 3) x10, sl st in final 2 st

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing on the fin. You’re so close to being done with Yoyo the Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern! Now, to sew on the fin…

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Assembly

Starting with the end of the fin, start pinning it in pace, beginning at the end of the curled tail. Pin fin along the back, keeping it centered and ending on top of the head – just above and between the eyes. Use the long tail yarn and a tapestry needle to sew on fin, weaving it through every stitch on the fin and a stitch post on each of the rounds of the body. Be sure to weave it under the POST of the stitch, rather than just the top loops, which will ensure a more secure attachment. When you get to the opposite end of the fin, weave back through 5-6 times. Bring the yarn to the inside of the seahorse and cut.

I hope you had fun making Yoyo the Seahorse Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern! I’d love to see photos of the colors you chose for yours! If you’d like to purchase the full 8-page printable PDF of Yoyo the Seahorse, you can do so from my Etsy shop here!

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Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

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