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little oyster free beginner crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati
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Little Oyster | Free Crochet Pattern

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Oyster amigurumi are such an adorable, fun way to draw attention at a craft fair. They are an awesome project for when you need a break during a big project. And, like most small amigurumi, they make a great stash buster.

I started out calling these “clams” and was quickly informed by a well-meaning customer that they were, in fact, oysters. Oysters have the curly shells edges on their shells. So I changed their name, and proudly now call them “oysters” as they should be.

These little fellows have been a huge part of my craft fair inventory for the last several years. I just adore their little faces (or lack thereof).

Little Oyster free beginner crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati

Little Oyster

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Beginner. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases.


  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Shell Color (SHELL), < 1 ball; Baby Pink (PNK), < 1 ball.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 15mm colored round-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
Little Oyster free beginner amigurumi crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati


4” in diameter x 3” tall


8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case piece require repositioning.



With PNK, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5-7: Sc evenly around.

Insert safety eyes between Rnds 5 and 6, 4 stitches apart.

Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)


Rnd 10: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using yarn needle, thread through the back loops of remaining 6 stitches and pull tight. Bind off and weave in ends.


(Make 2)

With Shell Color, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [3 dc in next st] 18 times, sl st. Leave remaining 18 sts unworked. (54 dc)

Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Using long tails, sew shells together, wrong sides facing, along the back 18 stitches. Do not sew ruffled edge.

Stuff round piece into open shell with eyes facing out. Optional: anchor round piece to shell with a few stitches.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.

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You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to or credit Hooked By Kati on the craft fair tag. Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and also illegal.

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