Hamster Amigurumi – Free crochet pattern with knitting sweater



As any true pet lover knows, you can never have too many pets around. That’s why i have translated and interpreted this adorable amigurumi hamster, pattern by @musalaeva_toys.
So grab your yarn and enjoy this fun pattern celebrating your favourite fluffy friends!

Materials:

  1. Hobby YarnArt Jeans (160m/50g) the colors cream, light brown, mustard and white, black and pink threads for embroidering the eyes and nose.
  2. Crochet no. 2
  3. Long tapestry needle and sewing needle.
  4. Safety eyes of 10 mm diameter
  5. Fiberfill
  6. Scissors
  7. Stitch markers
  8. 2mm circular knitting needles, 40cm

Using the list of required materials, the toy will be 24.5 cm tall.

ABBREVIATIONS here

HEAD

Light brown color yarn:

  • 1. 7sc in MR
  • 2. 7inc (14)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 7 (21)
  • 4. 1sc, inc, 2sc, inc) x 6, 1sc (28)
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 7 (35)
  • 6. 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc)x 6, 2sc (42)
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x 7 (49)
  • 8. 3sc, inc, (6sc, inc)x 6, 3sc (56)
  • 9-10. 56sc (2 rds)
  • 11. (7sc, inc)x 7 (63)
  • 12. 4sc, inc, (8sc, inc) x 6, 4sc (70)
  • 13. (9sc, inc)x 7 (77)
  • 14-17. 77sc (4 rds)
  • 18. 10sc, (inc, 1sc) x 7, 7inc, 15sc, 7 inc, (1sc, inc)x 7, 10sc (105)
  • 19-20. 105sc (2 rds)
  • 21. 43sc, dec, 15sc, dec, 43sc (103)
  • 22. 42sc, dec, 15sc, dec, 42sc (101)
  • 23. 41sc, dec, 6sc, dec, 7sc, dec, 41sc (98)
  • 24. (5sc, dec)x 14 (84)
  • 25. (10sc, dec)x 7 (77)
  • 26. (9sc, dec)x 7 (70)
  • 27. (8sc, dec)x 7 (63)
  • 28. (7sc, dec)x 7 (56)
  • 29. (6sc, dec)x 7 (49)
  • 30. (5sc, dec)x 7 (42)
  • 31. (4sc, dec)x 7 (35)
  • 32. (3sc, dec)x 7 (28) Leave a long tail for sewing.

Insert the eyes between rows 15 and 16, 9 – 10 sc between them.

Guideline for placing eyes: In the 18th row there are 7 increases, count: minus the last increase plus 2sc and insert an eye, similarly to the second eye; don’t forget that they are inserted between rows 16 and 18.

Don’t stuff it tightly, otherwise it will not be possible to shape it.

ARMS x 2

Start with cream color yarn:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 (18)
  • 4. 18sc,
  • 5. 18sc
  • 6. 6sc, 3 dec, 6sc (15) Change to light brown!
  • 7. (3sc, dec)x 3 (12)
  • 8-20. 12sc (13 рядов)
  • 21. 6 dec (6) Stuff tightly only the cream-colored part and the rest lightly!
  • 22. Fold: 3sc.

LEGS

Right leg. Start with cream color yarn:

  • 1. 7sc in MR
  • 2. 7 inc (14)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 7 (21)
  • 4-5. 21sc, (2 rds)
  • 6. (1sc, dec) 7 (14) Change to light brown!
  • 7-8. 14sc (2 rds)
  • 9. (1sc, inc)x 7 (21)
  • 10. 1sc, inc, (2sc, inc)x 6, 1sc (28)
  • 11-12. 28sc (2 rds)
  • 13. 14sc, 4inc, 10sc (32)
  • 14. 32sc FO. Cut the thread.

Left leg. Start with cream color yarn:

  • 1. 7sc in MR
  • 2. 7 inc (14)
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 7 (21)
  • 4-5. 21sc, (2 rds)
  • 6. (1sc, dec) 7 (14) Change to light brown!
  • 7-8. 14sc (2 rds)
  • 9. (1sc, inc)x 7 (21)
  • 10. 1sc, inc, (2sc, inc)x 6, 1sc (28)
  • 11-12. 28sc (2 rds)
  • 13. 10sc, 4 inc, 14sc (32)
  • 14. 32sc. Don’t cut the thread and make 2ch, join the right leg: 32sc on the right leg, 2sc on the chain of 2ch, 32sc on the left leg, 2sc on the other side of the chain of 2ch. (68) Put the marker here.

BODY

  • 1. 68sc
  • 2. 1inc, 21sc, (1sc, inc)x 10, 23sc, inc, 2sc (80)
  • 3. 29sc, 19inc, 32sc (99)
  • 4. 24sc, dec, 44sc, dec, 27sc (97)
  • 5. 24sc, 2 dec, 38sc, 2 dec, 27sc, (93)
  • 6. 25sc, dec, 36sc, dec, 28sc (91)
  • 7. 25sc, dec, 34sc, dec, 28sc, (89)
  • 8. 25sc, dec, 32sc, dec, 28sc (87)
  • 9. 25sc, dec, 30sc, dec, 28sc (85)

The crocheting looks quite strange at this stage, but this should not bother you. When you start stuffing the toy, all will be into place.

  • 10. 25sc, dec, 28sc, dec, 28sc (83)
  • 11. 25sc, dec, 26sc, dec, 28sc (81)
  • 12. 25sc, dec, 24sc, dec, 28sc (79)
  • 13. 25sc, dec, 22sc, dec, 28sc (77)
  • 14. 77sc

It is better to stuff the toy while crocheting, paying special attention to the thighs and belly.

  • 15. (9sc, dec)x 7 (70)
  • 16-17. 70sc (2 rds)
  • 18. (8sc, dec)x 7 (63)
  • 19-20. 63sc (2 rds)
  • 21. (7sc, dec)x 7 (56)
  • 22-23.56sc (2 rds)
  • 24. (6sc, dec)x 7 (49)
  • 25-26. 49sc (2 rds)
  • 27. (5sc, dec)x 7 (42)
  • 28-29. 42sc (2 rds)
  • 30. (4sc, dec)x 7 (35)
  • 31. 35sc
  • 32. Join the arms: 11sc, 3sc with arm and body, 14sc, 3sc with the second arm and body, 4sc (35)
  • 33. (3sc, dec)x 7 (28) Stuff.

EARS X 2

Crochet 2 details (one cream color and another light brown color)

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc (12)
  • 3. (1sc, inc) x 6 (18)
  • 4. (2sc, 2 inc, 2 hdc, inc-dc, 2 hdc, inc, (2sc, inc)x 2 (24) 1slst only to the cream colored part; on part of light brown don’t cut the thread.

Connecting the parts: after the last increase on the main color, put the two details on top of each other, with the wrong part inside, insert the hook into the cream color part in the last slip stitch, make 1ch and crochet sc to the end of the row; crochet the last sc in the first stitch where the ch is. Fold the ear in half and crochet 3 sc; crochet the first sc behind the stitch with 1ch. Cut the thread, leaving a long tail for sewing.

MUZZLE (2 details, cream color yarn)

First detail:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc (12) 1slst on the first stitch, FO. Cut the thread. Make another identical detail.

At the second detail don’t cut the thread and continue to crochet 1slst in the last sc of the first, (1sc, inc)x 5, 1slst, then on the second detail crochet (inc, 1sc) x 5, 1slst. FO. Leave a tail for sewing to the head.

ASSEMBLY:

  • First shape the muzzle: watch the video here and then stuff the head very well.
  • Sew the muzzle between rows 19 and 25 from the head, centered under the eyes. (photo)
  • Sew the ears on the sides, between rows 7 and 8.
  • Sew the head to the body.
  • Embroider the whites of the eyes, the black eyelashes and then the eyebrows in rows 11-12 from the head.
  • Embroider the nose with pink thread as in the photo.
  • Embroider the mustache with white sewing thread (see photo).

SWEATER

Mustard color yarn, 2mm circular knitting needles, 40cm:

Knitting abbreviations:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • yo = yarn over (for increases)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sel = selvedge stitch

Cast on 44 sts. It is knitted in rows with turning.

  • 1. sel, k42, sel (44)
  • 2. sel, k7, yo, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, yo, k7, sel (52)

Make a yarn over as shown in the photo below:

  • 3. sel, p50, sel (52) – knit the yarn over with a purl stitch behind the front loop.
  • 4. sel, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, yo, k14, yo, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8, sel (60)
  • 5. sel, p58, sel (60)
  • 6. sel, k9, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k16, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k8, sel (68)
  • 7. sel, p66, sel (68)
  • 8. sel, k10, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k18, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k10, sel (76)
  • 9. sel, p74, sel (76)
  • 10. sel, k11, yo, k1, yo, k14, yo, k1, yo, k20, yo, k1, yo, k14, yo, k1, yo, k11, sel (84)
  • 11. sel, k82, sel (84)
  • 12. sel, k13, remove 16 sts using a needle with a blunt end on additional thread, k24, 16 sts – on additional thread, k13, sel

Attention! If you want to knit a blouse with short sleeves, then at this stage you do not remove the stitches with additional thread, but close them in any way convenient for you.

  • 13. sel, p50, sel (52)
  • 14. sel, k12, (k2, yo)x 12, k14, sel (64)
  • 15. sel, p62, sel (64)

Knit the stitches to the required length, about 12 rows.

Sleeves:

Take stocking needles, cast on the stitches, and remove the temporary thread. From the first stitch attach a new thread and knit in a circle. Knit rows of k to the required length, about 17 rows.

Hood:

Cast on 44 sts along the edge, in any way convenient for you.

  • 1. sel, k1, yo, (k2, yo)x 20, k1, sel (65)
  • 2. sel, k63, sel (65)

Then knit in turning rows, garter stitch. When trying it on periodically, you need to knit it to the ears.

Having knitted the required number of rows, knit the holes for the ears:

  • Sel, k10, 5sts (close),  k32, 5sts (close), k9, sel; (53)
  • Sel, k10, 5sts (dial), k33, 5sts (dial), k10, sel; (63)

Next knit, also in garter stitch, until the hood closes on the head.

Having knitted the required number of rows, close it with a knitted seam.

And when finish the sweater, make a chain, the length is at your discretion – this will be the string for the blouse. Insert the chain into the row in which the yarn over was made (along the hood). But you can make 2 chains and fasten along the edges of the blouse.

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