Would you like small sweet amigurumi insect patterns that you can hang around every corner of your house? Let’s do it together. Our amigurumi pattern will help you to crochet this nice friendly companions. You can use amigurumi bugs to decorate your flowerpots or just put them all over the house.

Materials:

  • Gazzal Baby Cotton (225 m / 50 g) of different colors for bugs
  • Alize Cotton Gold (330 m / 100 g) for cradle
  • 2.0 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for sewing parts together
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Black beads or half-beads for eyes
  • A couple of small beads for antennae

Skill level: intermediate

How to make Small sweet amigurumi insect pattern?

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch

Antennae:
Take a wire of 15 cm length. If the wire is too thin, put 2 wires together. Tightly wind about 1 cm of wire with black thread (in the middle). Put a bead on the wire (the bead is in the middle), fold the wire in half and wind 2 ends of the wire with black thread (about 4 cm). Tightly tie the ends. Make the second part the same way.

Head:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12] Rnd 3: (sc in the next 1 st, inc) repeat 6 times [18] Rnd 4: (sc in the next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24] Rnd 5: (sc in the next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30] Rnd 6: (sc in the next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times [36] Rnd 7-8: sc in all 36 st

At this step insert antennae between Rounds 4 and 5, so that they stick out for about 1-1.5 cm. Bend the ends of the wire and wind them together into a small knot. Continue crocheting the head.

Rnd 9-11: sc in all 36 st
Rnd 12: (sc in the next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times [30] Rnd 13: (sc in the next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times [24] Rnd 14: sc in the next 5 st, dec, sc in the next 10 st, dec, sc in the next 5 st [22] Leave a tail for sewing the head.
Stuff the head tightly. The stuffing won’t let the antenna wire to move.

Legs (make 2):
Crochet with black yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2-6: sc in all 6 st.
Don’t cut the yarn of the second leg, make 2 ch and join with the first leg with sl st. Crochet around both legs and chains between them. That’s the first round of the body:
Rnd 1: (sc in the next st, inc) repeat 3 times, sc in the next 2 chain between the legs, (sc in the next st, inc) repeat 3 times, sc in the next 2 ch between the legs [22] Then you can change colors to get stripes.
Rnd 2: sc in the next 5 st, inc, sc in the next 10 st, inc, sc in the next 5 st [24] Rnd 3-4: sc in all 24 st
Rnd 5: (sc in the next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30] Rnd 6-8: sc in all 30 st
Rnd 9: (sc in the next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times [24] Rnd 10: sc in all 24 st
Rnd 11: sc in the next 5 st, dec, sc in the next 10 st, dec, sc in the next 5 st [22] Stuff the legs a little, stuff the body tightly.

Arms (don’t stuff):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2-5: sc in all 6 st
Fold in half, crochet 2 sc through both layers of the last round. Leave a tail for sewing. The second arm is crocheted in the same way.

Bee wings:
Crochet 7 ch leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next 4 st, 3 sc in the last st, turn and continue working on the opposite side: sc in the next 4 st, 2 sc in the same stitch where you made the first sc [14 sc] Rnd 2: inc, hdc in the next st, dc in the next st, hdc in the next st, sc in the next 2 st, inc, sc in the next 2 st, hdc in the next st, dc in the next st, hdc in the next st, inc, sl st.
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the end. The second wing is crocheted in the same way.

Ladybug wings:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12] Rnd 3: (sc in the next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18] Rnd 4: (sc in the next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24] Rnd 5: (sc in the next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30] Rnd 6: sc in the next 23 sc, sl st.
Leave a tail for sewing. Embroider the middle line and sew beads as spots. Sew it to the bug’s back.

Assembly:
Sew the head to the body. Make sure that antennae are straight according to the body with legs. Add some stuffing between the head and the body while sewing.

After that stitch around the neck with sewing needle and draw the thread a bit. Thus the shape will be better.

Sew arms. Sew wings to the back. Glue or sew the eyes. Your little bug amigurumi is done!

Cradle:
Crochet the base, which will be used for the back and sidewalls of the cradle. It should have even amount of stitches. You may have bigger or smaller amount of stitches depending on your yarn. The base should cover the back and the sides of your toy.

29 ch. Start the first row from the second ch from the hook: sc in all 28 chains. Continue crocheting in rows until you get the height equal to the bug’s body (including legs) = about 13 rows. Start each row with a chain.

Crochet the upper part of the cradle.
Rnd 1: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 26 st, turn.
Rnd 2: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 24 st, turn.
Rnd 3: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 22 st, turn.
Rnd 4: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 20 st, turn.
Rnd 5: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 18 st, turn.
Rnd 6: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 16 st, turn.
Rnd 7: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 14 st, turn.
Rnd 8: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 12 st, turn.
Rnd 9: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 10 st, turn.
Rnd 10: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 8 st, turn.
Rnd 11: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 6 st, turn.
Rnd 12: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 4 st, turn.
Rnd 13: 1 ch, start in the third stitch from the hook and crochet sc in the next 2 st, turn.

Crochet a loop with ch, so that you can hang your cradle. Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

To make the bottom and the front part of the cradle, wrap the bug with the base and mark a line in the middle equal to the width of the body with arms. I had 12 stitches. These stitches should go in the middle of the bottom. Count 8 stitches from the edge and join the yarn. Crochet in rows until you get the length of the back part and sidewall of the cradle put together. I crocheted 21 row. Fold this “box” and sew at the edges.

Please look at the picture. The bottom is equal to the side part. The forepart is equal to the back height.