Crochet Amigurumi Snail Tutorial – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly Amigurumi Snail. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a perfect baby snail.

You can find the free instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns

The very first thing that I’ve ever made when I started my crochet journey was an amigurumi giraffe. I ran into my local yarn store, not knowing what yarn or crochet hook should I buy. I didn’t do my research at all.

I just choose a Youtube video, bought the yarn that was soft and in the color I liked, and a crochet hook that was, in my opinion, the right one for my project. So many red flags, but to me, everything seemed fine until I started crocheting. After that, everything went downhill.

The yarn was too thick, the crochet hook was way too big for any amigurumi toy and I had no idea how to crochet.

Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns

But you have to start somewhere. The easiest way for me would be to start with something simple, to learn basic crochet stitches, understand abbreviations, how to decrease, work in front or back loops only. No, all I wanted was a perfect amigurumi toy made by the end of the day.

I was so naive. But at the same time very stubborn, convinced I will learn how to do it, and not willing to give up at any price. I finished my giraffe a few days later. And I have to say, it looked really bad.

Like a little monster, that no child would like to have in their toy collection. Ha haha. But, thanks to thins project, I’ve learned so much about yarn, crochet hooks, amigurumi toys, and how to crochet. I will never forget my first crochet love, amigurumi toys.

Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns

The pattern for this crochet amigurumi snail was waiting on my shelf where I keep my written patterns ready to be published online for more than a year now.

The pattern is very simple, using two simple stitches: single crochet (SC) and single crochet two together stitch (SC2TOG). And it’s made of three steps: body, shell, and tentacles.

Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns
Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns

Video Tutorial

Watch the videos and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet amigurumi snail from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notification so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

Materials

Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. Purchasing through these links earns me a small commission to no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! )

  • YARN: For this tutorial, I am using DK weight 100% cotton yarn in gray and beige, but you can use any yarn you like. Just make sure the gauge is correct. (here!)
  • CROCHET HOOK: For this project, I am using a 3.0 mm or D/3 crochet hook. Mine is a very simple aluminum one with a plastic handle. (here!)
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: Stitch Markers (here!), Scissors (here!), Yarn Needle (here!), and some Polyfill Stuffing (here!).

Gauge

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: 0 – 6 months (below) and 6 – 12 months (PDF pattern).
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements (the length of the finished sole): 0 – 6 months – 9.5 cm/ 3.75 inches, 6 – 12 months – 11.0 cm/ 4.25 inches.
  • Fit is meant to be comfortable, but not too loose.

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: One size only. Additional shape available in the PDF pattern (here!).
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium

PDF Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on EtsyRavelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include one additional shape. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

Crochet Amigurumi Snail

Instructions

Crochet Amigurumi Snail Tutorial

The instructions are written in a few simple steps:

  • body
  • shell and
  • tentacles.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

BODY

Take your DK weight yarn in beige color and create a magic ring (VIDEO here!). Work in rounds and at the end of each round DO NOT join.

Round 1 With a 3.0 mm crochet hook make 6 sc sts into the middle of the magic ring. = 6 sts.

Round 2 Work 2 sc into next 6 sts. = 12 sts.

Round 3 Work { 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next one} 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 4 Work { 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next two} 6 times. = 24 sts.

Take some stuffing and fill the head.

Round 5 – 9 Work 1 sc into next 24 sts. = 24 sts.

Round 10 Work {1 sc into next two, sc2tog} 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 11 Work {1 sc into next one, sc2tog} 6 times. = 12 sts.

Round 12 – 29 Work 1 sc into next 12 sts. = 12 sts.

Round 30 Work sc2tog 6 times.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Take a yarn needle and join all the sts that left and sew hide the hole.

SNAIL SHELL

Take some DK weight green yarn and create a magic ring.

Work into back loops only and DO NOT join after each round.

Round 1 Work 1 sc into the magic ring. = 6 sts.

Round 2 Work 2 sc into next 6 sts. = 12 sts.

Round 3 Work { 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next one} 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 4 Work { 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next two} 6 times. = 24 sts.

Round 5 Work 1 sc into next 24 sts. = 24 sts.

Round 6 Work { 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next three} 6 times. = 30 sts.

Round 7 – 8 Work 1 sc into next 30 sts. = 30 sts.

Round 9 Work {1 sc into next three, sc2tog} 6 times. = 24 sts.

Round 10 Work 1 sc into next 24 sts. = 24 sts.

Round 11 Work {1 sc into next two, sc2tog} 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 12 Work {1 sc into next one, sc2tog} 6 times. = 12 sts.

Round 13 Work sc2tog 6 times. = 6 sts.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Take a yarn needle and join all the sts that left and sew hide the hole.

SNAIL TENTACLES

Take a small amount of beige yarn and a yarn needle. Insert the needle on one side of the head and come out on the other. Pull the yarn half through, cut the yarn on both sides. Make a knot on each end. And you’ve created snail’s tentacles.

And your project is complete! 🙂

Crochet Amigurumi Snail by Croby Patterns

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1 comment

Brinda devi January 10, 2020 - 12:38

Amigurumi crochet awesome work and thank you for your pattern.

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