Crochet Axolotl Amigurumi Free Pattern – Kiki

Mexican walking fish - axololt amigurumi crochet free pattern

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Crochet Axolotl Amigurumi Free Pattern

Today let’s learn how to crochet Kiki – the baby axolotl with my easy crochet axolotl amigurumi free pattern for beginners. My amigurumi axolotl free pattern was designed with an easy less sewing technique that helps you to finish this Mexican walking fish in just a few hours. Besides, I also created a Youtube amigurumi video tutorial for this crochet pattern. After all, Axolotl lover or not, who doesn’t love such an adorable axolotl plush toy?

This amigurumi axolotl pattern is inside my collection of Underwater animals (squid, ball fish, narwhal or whale, octopus, and axolotl). They are all very easy and fast crochet projects that you can finish in your free time. You can use them as keychains, bag charms, car hanging charms, and playset for toddlers. Enjoy the pattern as much as I did, my friend!

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Before starting

I used X single crochet for this pattern. All the decrease stitches are invisible. Stuff on the go except for other instructions. In case you are new to amigurumi, check my Ultimate guide to amigurumi for beginners before you start.

Materials and tools

  • DK yarn in white and purple
  • 2.5mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Polyfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Embroidery thread: black
  • 8mm safety eyes
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Abbreviations (I use symbol abbreviations based on US term)

MR: magic ring
CH: chain
X: Single crochet
T: half double crochet
F: double crochet
E: Triple crochet
V: Increase (make 2 stitches from 1 stitch)
A: Decrease (make 1 stitch from 2 stitches)
TV, FV, EV: Increase with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
TA, FA, EA: Decrease with half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
BLO: Back loop only
FLO: Front loop only
SS: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off
St/Sts: Stitch/Stitches


Start with purple yarn

1) MR 6X (6)

2) 6V (12)

3) (X, V)*6 (18)

4) (2X, V)*6 (24)

5) (3X, V)*6 (30)

6) (4X, V)*6 (36)

7) (5X, V)*6 (42)

8-14) 42X (42)

15) (5X, A)*6 (36)

16) (4X, A)*6 (30)

Insert the safety eyes size 8mm between rows 12-13, 6sts apart. 

17) (3X, A)*6 (24)

18) (2X, A)*6 (18)

FO. Leave a long tail to sew. Stuff the head

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Light purple yarn

1) MR 6X (6)

2) 6V (12)

3) 12X (12)

4) (X, V)*6 (18)

5) 18X (18)

6) (2X, V)*6 (24)

7) 24X (24)

8) (3X, V)*6 (30)

9) 30X (30)

10) (4X, V)*6 (36)

11-13) 36X (36)

14) A, 34X (35)

15) 16X, A, 17X (34)

16) A, 32X (33)

17) 15X, A, 16X (32)

18) (2X, A)*8 (24)

19) (2X, A)*6 (18)

FO. Stuff the body

Legs (Make 4)

Light purple yarn

1) MR 6X (6)

2-4) 6X (6)

5) Fold in half and crochet through 2 opposite sts 2X. (2)

FO. Do not stuff. Leave a yarn tail to sew.

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Ears (Make 6)

White or off-white yarn

1) MR 6X (6)

2) 6X (6)

3) 6V (12)

4) 12X (12)

5) (X, V)*6 (18)

6-7) 18X (18)

8) (X, A)*6 (12)

9-10) 12X (12)

FO. Leave yarn tail to sew.


 White or off-white yarn

We will use the surface crochet technique here. Check out the video tutorial on my Youtube Channel

Start to crochet from the left side at row 10 of the body, go over MR, then go to the right side of the body, end at row 10.

1) 21SS on the surface, turn  (21)

2) (TV, FV, 2EV, FV, TV, SS)*3 (39). FO and hide yarn tail.


Face: Use crochet thread or 1 strand of 1mm cotton yarn to embroider the face as the photo: Eyebrows at row 9, keep 5 sts in between. Eyelashes at the same row of eyes. Cheeks between rows 13-14, keep 7sts apart and 1st in width.

Sew the ears to the head: 2 first ones are opposite across MR, start at row 4, then sew others next to the first one (all ears should be from row 4 to row 15).

Sew 2  legs at rows 4-5 from the neck, 2 legs at rows 12-13  from the neck

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Now you finish your small salamander.  Hope you enjoy my crochet axolotl amigurumi pattern. By the way, I would love to see your Kiki, tag me @anvisgranny on your social media so I can meet her.

Comment below to tell how much you like Kiki and ask me any question! Happy crocheting!

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