Patterns guinea pigs on the LoveCrochet blog

Published on April 13th, 2016 | by Merion


5 favourite animals to crochet!

Take a break from your blankets, and get away from garments! Crochet an adorable animal for someone special!

Variety is the spice of crocheted life! If you’ve been working on big projects and your hook is tired of working the same stitch, it’s time to try something new… we’ve found five fabulous furry friends that will teach you great new techniques in no time at all.  Crochet our gorgeous animal patterns for the little people in your life!

1. Hungry Guinea Pig

crocheted animals: Hungry Guineapig by Kati Galusz on the LoveCrochet blog

If your children or grandchildren are longing for a pet to love, make them one of these sweet little Guinea pigs!  This comprehensive pattern includes step by step instructions and photo tutorials for two colour Guinea pigs or solid colour – and this example is 6″ long using DK yarn and a 3mm hook but you can increase the size of the animal by using heavier yarn weights and bigger hooks!  Make a whole family – Guinea pigs don’t like to be on their own!

2. Cyril the Squirrel by Moji Moji Design

crocheted animals: Cyril the Squirrel by Moji Moji Design on the LoveCrochet blog

Who could resist Cyril the Squirrel with his little wheelbarrow full of carrots and acorns!  Crochet this sweet squirrel in red or grey (depending on where you live in the world!) Cyril is the Head Gardener at Nutsford Manor. He’s naturally well equipped for the job with his huge bushy tail, which he puts to use to sweep the garden clean!  The pattern includes Cyril himself, and his wheelbarrow full of goodies!

3. Sura the Sloth

crocheted animals: Sura the Sloth by Stacey Trock on the LoveCrochet blog

If your little ones love unusual animals, Sura the Sloth is the perfect pal!  She’s cuddly and snuggly and she’ll hang from any branch she can find with her button & button hole arms and legs!

4. Cocker Spaniel by Justyna Kacpryzak

crocheted animals: Cocker Spaniel by Justyna Kacprzak on the LoveCrochet blog

Standing just 4″ (10cm) tall, this cute Cocker Spaniel is hard to resist!  The pattern includes a helpful photo tutorial, and all the instructions are in US crochet terms.  To convert, you can use our handy chart!

5. Hector the Hammerhead Shark

crocheted animals: Hector the Hammerhead Shark by Adriana Aguirre

Not everyone wants a cute furry friend! Hector the Hammerhead Shark is full of fun and the perfect companion to junior deep sea divers! The pattern is full of helpful photos and step by step instructions – and you can use any aran weight yarn!

Crochet a new friend today!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.

5 Responses to 5 favourite animals to crochet!

  1. Jerilyn says:

    Beautiful crocheted animals! You are very talented!

  2. Janet says:

    How can I get the patterns for 5 favorite animals to crochet?!?

  3. Janet Shirley says:

    How can I get the patterns for 5 favorite animals to crochet?

  4. Loretta Norris says:

    This is my first time to visit your site. I love the guinea pigs as my grandchildren raise them. How do I get the patterns?

  5. Sheila says:

    Click on the pictures, it will take you to the site to buy the patterns

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