Free Crochet Shrimp Pattern (Amigurumi Pattern)

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Are you ready to learn how to crochet Shrimp Amigurumi in a playful and cute cartoon style? This crochet shrimp pattern is what you need to give a try. Its unique pink-striped color scheme sets it apart from more lifelike patterns, making it a fantastic gift for sealife enthusiasts or a quirky addition to your desk decor. Even though crocheted from lacy yarn, this small-sized project promises a quick finish.

The amigurumi requires only a few simple rounds, allowing you to create your miniature shrimp in just a few hours. You will just love it and be successful in creating whether you are a beginner or an expert. This crochet shrimp brings a splash of marine whimsy wherever it goes and is worth crocheting.

Crochet Shrimp Pattern

Pattern and design by @peggygurumi 

Abbreviations Used

You will have to understand the meanings of each of these abbreviations used in the crochet Shrimp amigurumi pattern as we have described below:

Supplies Needed

While crocheting this shrimp amigurumi, the designer of this pattern has used the following crochet supplies and recommends you the same:

  • Dark Pink, Light Pink Cotton Yarn
  • 2.5 mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Safety Scissors
  • 9 mm safety eyes
  • Polyfill Stuffing

How to Crochet Shrimp Amigurumi

Kids will be excited to receive a crochet shrimp amigurumi for its bright colors and cartoon-style design great for kid’s play. This stands out from the usual lineup of toys, offering something unique and captivating. Its soft, cuddly texture makes it a perfect companion for both adventurous playtimes and quiet cuddle moments.

Moreover, its small size allows it to become a constant buddy, easily carried on all sorts of daily adventures or serving as a comforting presence at bedtime. Here is a free crochet shrimp plushie pattern for beginners and experts:

Head And Body

  • Pink Yarn (Light Pink from Rnd 1 to 14) 
  • R1: MR, 6sc = 6st
  • R2: inc x 6 = 12st
  • R3: (1sc, inc) x 6 = 18st
  • R4: (2sc, inc) x 6 = 24st
  • R5: (3sc, inc) x 6 = 30st
  • R6: (4sc, inc) x6 = 36st
  • R(7-11): 36sc = 36st (for 5 rounds)
  • R12: 15ss, 21hdc = 36st
  • R13: 2sc, 11ss, 2sc, 21hdc = 36st
  • R14: 2sc, 11ss, 2sc, 21dc c = 36st
  • R15: 3sc, 9ss, 3sc, 21dc = 36st (Dark Pink) 
  • R16: 5sc, 5ss, 5sc, 21dc 36st (Dark Pink) 
  • R17: 15sc, 21dc = 36st (Light Pink)
  • R18: 15sc, 3hdc, 15dc, 3hdc = 36st (Light Pink)
  • Start stuffing with polyfill and continue stuffing as you go…
  • R19: 15sc, (hdc dec, hdc) x 7 = 29st (Dark Pink) 
  • R20: 15sc, 14hdc = 29st (Dark Pink) 
  • R21: 14sc, (hdc, hdc dec) x 5 = 24st (Light Pink)
  • R22:10sc, (hdc, hdc dec) x 5 = 20st (Light Pink)
  • R23-24: 20sc = 20st (for 2 rounds) (Dark Pink) 
  • R25: dec, 16sc, dec = 18st (Light Pink)
  • R26: 18sc = 18st (Light Pink)
  • R27: (1sc, dec) x 6 = 12st (Dark Pink) 
  • R28: 12sc = 12st (Dark Pink) 

Close the hole by single crocheting 2 halves of the tail portion together as shown in pic.
f.o. and hide the tail



  • (Use Dark Pink Yarn) ch 5 Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, make 4sc. Turn your work.
  • Make 13 ch. Starting from 2nd chain from the hook make 12hdc.
  • ss into the next 2 stitches.
  • Again make 13 ch. Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook make 12hdc and ss into next st.
  • f.o. and leave tail for sewing.
  • Now you have 2 tentacles.

Legs (Make 3)

  • Use Dark Pink Yarn. ch9, starting from 2nd ch from hook make 8sc.
  • f.o. and leave a tail for sewing.



  • Sew the parts of the tail side by side at the lowest part of the shrimp
  • Sew the antennae at round 4 of the head.
  • Attach safety eyes at R8-9, one on each side of the head.
  • Sew each of the 3 legs at R14, R17, R19
  • Use Dark Pink Yarn to make freckles below the eyes as shown in the pic.


Tail (Use Dark Pink Yarn)

  • R1: MR, 9sc = 9st
  • R(2-4): 9sc 9st (for 3 rounds)
  • R5: (1sc, dec) x 3 = 6sc
  • R6: 6sc = 6st
  • sl st into next stitch
  • f.o. And leave a tail for sewing
  • Do not stuff the tail.

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