I’m excited to share with you guys how to crochet an Open Mouth Amigurumi!
If you’ve been following me for some time, you may have seen me use this technique on some of my amigurumi designs and crochet patterns.
I love how it makes the amigurumi look so happy with a big fat smile on its face.
On the flip side, you can also make it look more menacing and like it’s going to eat you by adding teeth as well!
Ok, well, maybe he doesn’t look so menacing and still looks pretty cute, but it’s all about how you make the face!
Here are some other amigurumis I’ve utilized the technique on, such as this charming Chameleon
This very happy Sackboy
And all these cute lil Bulbasaurs
The basic premise of the Open Mouth Amigurumi is you first create a small circle for the mouth.
Fold it in half and single crochet across the straight line.
This creates the top portion and bottom portion of the mouth. Once you make the head, you can attach the mouth with the top portion first, and then later the bottom portion.
It sounds complicated in writing, but honestly once you follow my pattern and tutorial below, you’ll be able to easily make these Open Mouth Amigurumis in no time at all.
I can’t wait for you guys to add this wonderful technique to your ami-making skills and repertoire. I’m also very curious what kind of projects you guys might end up creating using this pattern base and would definitely love to see! Be sure to tag me on my Instagram or Facebook.
Here’s a list of my patterns that use this Head Base Pattern.
OPEN MOUTH AMIGURUMI SERIES
1. Dinosaur Amigurumi Pattern
3. Dragon Egg Amigurumi Pattern (this is a companion pattern to the Dragon)
6. Calvin and Hobbes Crochet Pattern (This pattern includes a larger size pattern for the Open Mouth Head Base.)
I’ll be coming out with more new patterns in the near future which will use this very Open Mouth Amigurumi Base Pattern to create more cute crochet creatures, so be sure to subscribe to my blog to get all my pattern updates!
If you like this pattern, here are some of my other FREE PATTERNS you may enjoy!
OPEN MOUTH AMIGURUMI VIDEO TUTORIAL
See the Open Mouth Amigurumi in action and crochet along with me!
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OPEN MOUTH AMIGURUMI BASE PATTERN
LEVEL: Easy Intermediate
CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook
Red Heart Super Saver (worsted weight, acrylic yarn)
– Spring Green
– Shocking Pink
ABBREVIATIONS: (In American English crochet)
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 3in/8cm tall by 3in/8cm wide
With pink yarn (or whatever color you’d like for the mouth)
Round 1: 8 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 24 sc.
Do not fasten off. Fold Mouth in half. Sew the straight line of the fold closed by using sc – 6 sc across. Fasten off. See photos below.
With green yarn (or whatever color you want for the head)
Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 21 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each st around – 24 sc.
Round 7: Attach mouth (top portion) to head by sc in next 12 st (sc stitches through both head and mouth parts), sc in next 12 st on head – 24 sc. [See Photo Tutorial below or Video Tutorial]
Round 8: Attach mouth (bottom portion) to head by sc in next 12 st, sc in next 12 st on head – 24 sc.
Round 9: (In back loop) [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] 3 times, (now through both loops) [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] 3 times – 18 sc.
Round 10: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 11: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff and sew closed. Be sure to take a look at my video tutorial for stuffing tips and tricks so that your head retains it’s nice open mouth shape. For eyes, cut out two small black circles and glue on with Fabri-tac.
If you would like Bodies to go along with your Head, please check out the rest of my Open Mouth Amigurumi Series.