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Moomin character easy to crochet free amigurumi pattern how to crochet a moomin made by The Sun and the Turtle

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Moomin free amigurumi crochet pattern.

This is the free amigurumi Moomin pattern.


sketch of the amigurumi moomin

Hi Hook Ninjas!
I have to say that after the head was made, the rest of the body was very easy. I tried different kinds of strategies to get the shape right. I tried increasing and decreasing stitches in between rows until the shape finally took form and I could move forward to the rest of the details.

Here you can read an earlier post that we wrote about Moomin. Who is Moomin?

I am very happy with the result. I hope you like this pattern and please let me know if you find any mistake or you have doubts about it.
Pattern in finnish fin flag


DISCLAIMER

This free Moomin Amigurumi pattern is not by any means part of the Oy Moomin Characters Ltd. This characterization is a tribute to this amazing fantasy creature by Tove Jansson.

With this free pattern you can:

  • Make it for personal use.
  • Share it and give the credits to The Sun and the Turtle.

With this free pattern you CANNOT:

  • Copy the pattern without giving the credits to The Sun and the Turtle.
  • Sell the pattern or the physical doll.
Abbreviations:
  • Sts: Stitches
  • ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv. Dec: Invisible decrease
  • 2sc: Two single crochet
  • mr: Magic ring

For this pattern you will need:

  • White yarn of 4mm
  • Crochet hook of 4mm
  • Pressed felt in white and blue
  • Fiberfill stuffing
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After this is clear let's move to the fun part!

BODY

Moomin amigurumi free pattern by The Sun and the Turtle

Round 1- St 6 into mr (6 sts)
Round 2- 2sc around (12 sts)
Round 3- [2sc in next st, sc in next st] around (18 sts)
Round 4- [2sc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts]around(24 sts)
Round 5- [2sc in next st, 3 sc in next 3 sts] around(30 sts)
Round 6- [2sc in next st, 4 sc in next 4 sts]around (36 sts)
Round 7- [2sc in next st, 5 sc in next 5 sts]around(42 sts)
Round 8- [2sc in next st, 6 sc in next 6 sts]around(48 sts)
Round 9 to 19- Sc around (48 sts)
Round 20- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 6 sts] around (42 sts)
Round 21- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 5 sts] around (36 sts)
Round 22 to 23- Sc around (48 sts)
Round 24- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 4 sts] around (30 sts)
Round 25 to 26- Sc around (30 sts)
Round 27- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 3 sts] around (24 sts)
Round 28 to 30- Sc around (24 sts)
Fasten off, leave long tale for sewing later.


HEAD

Detail of the head of the Moomin free amigurumi pattern.

Round 1- St 6 into mr (6 sts)
Round 2- 2sc around (12 sts)
Round 3- [2sc in next st, sc in next st] around (18 sts)
Round 4 - [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts].(24 sts)
Round 5- [2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts].(30 sts)
Round 6- [2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts].(36 sts)
Round 7-. [2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts].(42 sts)
Round 8 to 11- Sc around (42 sts)
Round 12 - [inv. Dec, sc in next 5 sts] around (36 sts)
Round 13- Sc around (36 sts)
Round 14- *Place stitch marker [inv. Dec, sc in next 4 sts] three times, place marker*, Sc in next 18 sts (33 sts)
Round 15- *Place stitch marker [inv. Dec, sc in next 3 sts] three times, place marker*, Sc in next 18 sts (30 sts)
Round 16 to 19- Sc around (30 sts)
Round 20- *Place stitch marker [2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] three times, place marker*, Sc in the remaining sts(33 sts)
Round 21- *Place stitch marker [2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] three times, place marker*, Sc in the remaining sts(36 sts)
Round 22 to 23- Sc around (36 sts)




Keeping initial markers in the same position:

Round 24- [2sc in the 18 sts between the markers (18*2=36 sts)], sc in the next 18 sts (54 sts in total)
Round 25- Sc around (54 sts)
Round 26- Between initial markers: [sc in next 12 sts, place a new marker, 2 sc in next 12 sts, place another marker, sc in next 12 (48 sts)], sc in next 18 sts on row (66 sts in total)
Round 27 to 28 - Sc around (66 sts)
Round 29- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 4 sts] around (55 sts)
Round 30- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 3 sts] around (44 sts)
Round 30- [Inv. Dec, sc in next 2 sts] around (33 sts)
Round 31- [Inv. Dec, sc in next sts] around (22 sts)
Round 32- [Inv. Dec] around (11 sts)
Fasten off, weave the ends.


amigurumi moomin head instructions

EARS (Make two)

amigurumi moomin ears

Round 1- Sc 4 into m.r (4 sts)
Round 2- 2sc around (8 sts)
Round 3- [2sc in next st, sc in next st] around (12 sts)
Round 4 to 8- Sc around (12 sts)
Fasten off, leave long tale for sewing later.

HANDS (Make two)

Amigurumi moomin Hands

FINGERS: (make 6)
Round 1- Sc 4 into mr (4 sts)
Round 2 to 5- Sc around (4 sts)
Fasten off, leave long tale for sewing later.
ARMS: (Make two)
Round 1 - Sc 5 into mr (5 sts)
Round 2- 2sc around(10 sts)
Round 3 - [2sc in next st, sc in next st]around (15 sts)
Round 4 - Sc around (15 sts)
Round 5 - [Inv.dec in next st, Sc in next st] around (10 sts)
Round 6 to 13 - Sc. around (10 sts)
Fasten off, leave long tale for sewing later.

LEGS AND FEET: (Make two)

detail of the feet of the amigurumi moomin.

This is a new  and easier version of the feet and legs they will be worked together.

Round 1= St 6 into a m.r (6 sts)
Round 2= 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)

Place marker

Round 3= [2sc in next st, sc in next st] Around (18 sts)
Round 4= [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] Around (24 sts)
Round 5 to 8 = sc eac st around (24 sts)

how to make the feet of the amigurumi moomin

Round 9 = [Inv. Dec in next st,  sc in next 2 sts] Around (18 sts)
Round 10 = [Inv. Dec in next st,  sc in next st] Around  (12 sts)
Round 11 to 17= sc in each around  (6 sts)

Stuff and sew to the body.


TAIL

1- Ch 25 sts
2. Sc in each
3 Make the tip of the tail by wrapping several pieces of yarn together or needle felting it.
Sew to the body.
To make the eyes cut two pieces of white felt and two pieces of blue felt. In this amigurumi I used wood glue to fasten them in place, but if you are making this Ami for a child, please sew them to the head to avoid an accident.
Embroider the eyebrows and the ears with some black thread and you are done!
Comment below and tell us what you think of this tutorial and of Amigurumi Moomin!
Good Luck!

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31 comments :
  1. So cute! I'm gonna try to make it ;)Thank you!

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    1. Happy that you like it. Let us know if you need any help. :)

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  2. I realy love Moomin!!! Love it that you shared it with us!! TYVM.

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    1. You are most welcome Jeannette! I am very happy to share!

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  3. I'm working on Moomin right now and so far its turning out great. Your pattern is well written, so thank you for taking the time to write and post it and making it availabke to eeveryone ^^♥

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    1. Hi Kate! Great news. I am very happy that you are trying the pattern. Please show us your final result, we love to see! Best regards, Jenn

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  4. Hi there

    Fab pattern! I'm making it for a friend, but just had a question about the feet - are they intended to be worked in rows, or in the round? Just a bit confused :)

    Thanks very much
    Sammie (a new guest!)

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    1. Hello Sammie! Thanks for asking, the feet are made in rows. So nice that you are making the Moomin. If you want to share it when you are done you can go to our facebook page and post a picture of it there, we would be honored :)

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    2. Thank you! I have visited and liked your facebook page so will definitely post a picture when Moomin is done
      Thanks again for the lovely pattern!

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    3. Looking forward to see it! All the best :)

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  5. Thanks for the wonderful pattern - I'm working on my Moomin now :)
    I just have one question about the head: when I finished the last 11 stitches there was still a fairly large hole left. Is it meant to be that way? I just went ahead and closed it up...

    Thanks a lot!
    Jessica

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    1. Hi Jessica. I am very happy you are using Moomin pattern. Yes, it was meant to get closed with a tapestry needle so you did great!
      Do not hesitate in contacting me if you have more doubts. Can we see your final Moomin? Hugs, Jenn

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    2. Thanks for answering my question :) As soon as I'm finished with my Moomin I'll share a picture!!!

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  6. Hello. Great Patten. Have made it but as I am just learning have changed the feet as not sure how to do rows. Still looks super cute and thanks for the Patten!

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  7. Hello Jenn, I'm just the beginner, but I love moomins, and I would like to make one to my twins :-) I translated your pattern into Polish, but there's one thing I'm not sure about. While crocheting a body, I wonder if the amount of stitches in brackets mean the amount of stitches I should have after making a whole round, or maybe the amount of stitches I have to use preparing a round. I'm not sure if you get what I mean, but I'll post this comment anyway ;-) Thank you :-)

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  8. Hi, Thank you for your message. The amount of stitches in brackets mean the amount of stitches you should have after making a whole round, for example if you do a Round of 2sc in each st around (18 sts) = After making this round you should have a total amount of 18 stitches. Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have further questions. Good Luck!

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    1. That's me again :P And one more question: Could you please check if the amount of stitches in "Round 22 to 23- Sc around (48 sts)" is correct? Well, I've already done the body, and I've got 36 sts in there :-) Have a nice evening! - Monika

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    2. Hi Monika!
      I recounted the sts and it is still 48 sts, please let me know if it is still not correct :)
      Best,
      Jennifer

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    3. Dear Jennifer, howcome there are 48 sts if the previous row has 36 stitches? I'm confused :(

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    4. Hi Shira, could you please be more specific? Please specify in which part of the pattern (head, legs, body) and hat Row. Thanks

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    5. I'm sorry. I commented here because it was about the body part of the Moomin pattern :) it says: Round 21 [inv Dec, sc in next 5 sts] around (36 sts) and next is: Round 22-23 sc around (48 sts) I guess it is just a mistake?

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  9. Ok Jen, my Moomin is almost ready. But there are these feet left. Honestly, I have tried to make them several times, but I cannot understand how to do it in rows :-( As I said before, this project is my first one, and maybe my crocheting knowledge isn't good enough to get it. I make 8 chains, and then, when I try to make a double stitch in that last one (8/8) - it's not working. When I do that stitch in the next (7/8) - the counting doesn't work. And the second question: when I get to the end of a row - I should just turn back or maybe go around in that other side? I hope you don't mind me asking, but I want to finish my Moomin (and present it to you of course) :-) Best, Monika

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    1. Hi Monika no worries, I will explain step by step how to make them:
      1- Ch 8, = This is the starting point
      2 - 2sc in next st, = You will do a double crochet in the last stitch you crocheted, that will be corner #1
      3- Sc in next 6 sts,= continue with the rest of the stitches (sc) going back to where you started, that one will be corner# 2
      4- 2sc in next st, ch1,= make a double crochet in corner #2 and chain 1
      5- sc in next 6 sts,= Make 6 sc towards corner #1
      6- 2sc in next st, ch1,=make a double crochet in corner #1 and chain 1
      7- sc in next 7 sts,= Make 7 sc towards corner #2
      8- 2sc in next st, ch1,=make a double crochet in corner #2 and chain 1
      9- sc in next 8 sts,=Make 8 sc towards corner #1
      10- 2sc in next st, ch1,=make a double crochet in corner #1 and chain 1
      11- sc in next 9 sts, place marker=Make 9 sc towards corner #2
      12- sc in each st = st around in each of the sts you have
      In the last row, stitch both sides together as shown in the picture.

      Please let me know if this clearer for you, otherwise I can make an easier version of the feet.

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    2. I still don't understand. 😕

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  10. Where are the directions for the hands? I can't find them anywhere

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    1. Hi, The directions of the hands are inside the pattern. They are supported by an image right after the ears instructions.

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  11. Hello, I'm French and I just finished your Moomin. I crochet for a very short time but I had a lot of fun to make. Is not very comfortable with English I had to experiment to understand the explanations! Foot I improvised a bit because I did not understand. But I really like the result. If you wish, you can see the pictures on my blog http://www.lesrevesdemys.com/Accueil/tabid/38/EntryId/613/Un-visiteur-venu-dailleurs.aspx
    Thank you for this model and sorry for my english !

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    1. Hi Mys! I am very happy you were able to make Moomin all the way to the end and that you had fun in the process. Keep the good work and dont worry about the language difference, with a bit of practice you will become a pro ;). I am glad youcame out with your own version for the foot since they are a bit challenging if you have not crocheted before and the color of your Moomin is adorable. Great job! <3

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  12. I am making Moomin for my future sister in law. The pattern is very well written but I have a question. Did you have to stuff the head extra to make it more rounded? My stitches always matched up but the forehead looks like an octagon kind of.

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    1. Hi Deena,

      Thank you for your comments Usually I stuff the Amigurumis until they feel hard, so any corners get enough stuffing, yes I will suggest to add a bit extra in the head and mold it with your hands so the stuffing reaches all the corners and achieves the rounded shape.

      Good luck! let me know how it goes <3

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  13. In the foot from round 10 to 11 the stitch count goes from 6 to 12 are we supposed to inv dec in another round between them??

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