If you love ladybugs and don’t know what to do for your next crochet, you’ll probably love this simple amigurumi ladybug. Let’s start how to make this cute ladybug.

Materials:

Note: it’s important to use the yarn of the same weight to get the right proportions of the toy parts.

The height of finished doll is about 17 cm (including antennae).

Skill level: intermediate

  • Super fine 100 % acrylic yarn (4ply, 50 g / 200 m) of black, white and red colors
  • 2.0 mm crochet hook
  • 9 mm safety eyes
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry and sewing needles
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sl st = slip stitch
(..) = repeat the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches

Head:

Crochet with white yarn. Stuff as you go.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) repeat 6 times [48]

Rnd 9-15: sc in all 48 st [48]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times [30]

Insert safety eyes between 13th and 14th rounds (8 stitches between the eyes).

Rnd 19: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 3 times [15]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off and weave in the end.

Hood:

Crochet with red yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) repeat 6 times [48]

Rnd 9-13: sc in all 48 st [48]

Change to black yarn.

Rnd 14-16: sc in all 48 st [48]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Antennae (make 2):

Crochet with black yarn.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring [8]

Rnd 2: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 4 times [12]

Rnd 3-4: sc in all 12 st [12]

Rnd 5: (dec) repeat 6 times [6]

Rnd 6-10: sc in all 6 st [6]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff with fiberfill only round part of antennae.

Arms (make 2):

Crochet with black yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 3 times [9]

Rnd 3-5: sc in all 9 st [9]

Rnd 6: dec, sc in next 7 st [8]

Rnd 7-17: sc in all 8 st [8]

Finish with sl st. Leave a tail for sewing and fix it. Just fill the sleeves.

Legs (make 2) and body:

Crochet from the bottom up with black yarn. Stuff as you go.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: sc in all 12 st in back loops only [12]

Rnd 4-5: sc in all 12 [12]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 2 times [10]

Rnd 7-12: sc in all 10 [10]

Finish the first leg with sl st. Fix the finish and knit. Do the second foot in the same way, but do not finish, continue working on the body. 5 channels are crocheted and added to the first leg with sl st.

Rnd 13: sc in next 10 st of the first leg, sc in next 5 ch, sc in next 10 st of the second leg, sc in next 5 ch (opposite side) [30]

Rnd 14-23: sc in all 30 st [30]

Rnd 24: (sc in next 8 st, dec) repeat 3 times [27]

Rnd 25: sc in all 27 st [27]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 7 st, dec) repeat 3 times [24]

Rnd 27: sc in all 24 st [24]

Rnd 28: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 4 times [20]

Rnd 29: sc in all 20 st [20]

Rnd 30: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 5 times [15]

Rnd 31: sc in all 15 st [15]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff firmly.

Wings (make 2):

Crochet with red yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 2 times [8]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 4 times [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 5-6: sc in all 18 st [18]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 8-10: sc in all 24 st [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 4 times [28]

Rnd 12-14: sc in all 28 st [28]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 4 times [24]

Rnd 16-18: sc in all 24 st [24]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 20-21: sc in all 18 st [18]

Rnd 22: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 23: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 4 times [8]

Rnd 24: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 2 times [6]

Decrease to close the opening. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Flatten the wings.

Spots:

Crochet with black yarn.
Small spots (make 7):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Fasten off and weave in the end.

Big spots (make 3):

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring [6] Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12] Fasten off and weave in the end.

Assembly:
– Mount the head on the body.
– Sew the arms on the sides of the body from the head down.
– Put the head on the head and sew.
– Fix the antenna over the head (1 stitch in between). And sew them too.
– Sew the dots on the wings.
– Sew the top of each wing to the back.
– Make your mouth and color the cheeks as you like.