Free Pattern Friday: Mini Wombat Amigurumi

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It’s Friday so it’s time to make a wombat. A 3″ tall one to be exact. Square poop not included.

So fun fact about me: I have a deep and unwavering love of big rodents. Groundhogs, wombats, capybaras, whatever. This is an older pattern that I made a few years ago for Groundhogs day and made it again recently because the pattern was just sitting there gathering (digital) dust. I based it on a plush I saw on the internet somewhere that was actually a wombat, so I called the pattern a wombat. Groundhogs and wombats look pretty similar anyway.

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Pictured: The cutest things ever (Left: Groundhog, Right: Wombat)

I made some minor adjustments to the pattern and also used my new yarn so it shrunk… a lot.

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Pictured: Me too lazy to photoshop a white background

It’s probably a little less than half as tall as the old one. I think the older one was made with worsted weight yarn and a G hook, while the new one is sport weight and a C hook. So here’s a good example on how yarn and hook size can affect your amigurumi. I prefer smaller amigurumi just because I think they look nicer, but I will admit the big one is very cuddly and squishy, so probably better if you’re going to give it to kids or whatever.

Also just a quick reminder, you’ll notice that there are spaces in the pattern for the feet, these spaces mean nothing and just make the pattern easier to read.

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2017. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.

Materials

▪  Sport weight yarn in light brown, medium brown, dark brown, black, white
▪  C hook (2.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty

Easy – You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease.

Body

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 21.  [sc] around  (42)
Attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 5 and 6)
22.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
23.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
24.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
25.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff
26.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
27.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

2 Ears

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (12)
4.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Nose

Starting with dark brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Legs

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

4 Feet

Starting with medium brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  3 inc, sc,    sc, ch 3, sc in same st,    sc, ch 3, sc in same st  (17)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  [sc] around  (9)
4.  Fold in half, [sc] across  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

▪ Sew the nose onto the front of the body, stuffing as you go
▪ Use black yarn to embroider a mouth below the nose
▪ Use white yarn to embroider buck teeth onto the mouth
▪ Sew the ears on either side of the body
▪ Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go
▪ Sew the feet onto the legs
▪ Sew the tail onto the back of the body

TGIF peoples.