Onigiri Sushi free amigurumi pattern

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a free crochet pattern on my website.  So let’s get to it!  I love all things wrapped in Nori (seaweed) aka Gim (Korean for seaweed).  Here’s an amigurumi onigiri I created.  Onigiri is basically a rice ball wrapped in seaweed paper.  They’re often triangular shaped.  This one has a cute face on it because… well aren’t food things so much cuter with faces on them? ^^

Onigiri Sushi (Rice Ball) pattern is copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. This pattern is for personal use only. Feel free to make this for yourself or to give as gifts to people. However any sale, reproduction, or distribution of the pattern and or dolls created from the pattern without permission is strictly prohibited.

Onigiri Sushi (Rice Ball) pattern

CROCHET HOOK: Size H-8 (5 mm)
Red Heart Super Saver
#316 Soft White
#312 Black (optional for Eyes)


Polyester Fiberfill
Black and Pink Felt (for eyes and blush)
Yarn Needle
Felt Glue

APPROXIMATE SIZE: 2.5 inches tall
NOTES: Do not join rounds. Rounds are worked continuously in a spiral. Stuff as you go.
Use a bobby pin as a stitch marker to mark your rounds!

Round 1: With white, 6 sc into adjustable ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around – 24 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] around – 30 sc.
Round 9-11-: Sc in each st around.
Round 11: (In Back loop) [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 24 sc. (Begin stuffing and stuff as you go)
Round 12: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] around – 18 sc.
Round 13: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 14: Sc2tog all around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

NORI (seaweed)
With black, Ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in each ch across– 17 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-7: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. When row 7 is completed, do not ch and turn, fasten off and leave a long tail.

1. Finish stuffing Rice Ball and sew closed.
2. Wrap the Nori (seaweed) around the bottom of the riceball and sew in place. See picture for placement.
3. For eyes, cut small circles from black felt and glue on. You can also use safety eyes or embroider eyes on as well.
4. For blush, cut pink oval shapes from pink felt and glue on. You can also use real blush instead as another option. Just rub on with a Q-tip.
5. Embroider mouth with floss or yarn.

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9 Responses to Onigiri Sushi free amigurumi pattern

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  5. Desireé says:

    tanks for the pattern, my child loves the amigurumis and more all the things japanese, your blog is beutiful Amy, Gretings from México, :3

  6. Maira says:

    Hi! I’m using this pattern to make earrings. It’s absolutely cute. I may be wrong but I think there is a couple of mistakes in the pattern. In the rice part, round 9 to 11 are sc around every st, but for the next round “round 11” is written again, should it say “round 12”?; and in this round in order to decrease from 30 to 24 stitches, shouldn’t it be [Sc2tog, sc in 3 next st]?

    Thanks again for this pattern, it’s lovely ^^

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