Squishmallow Axolotl Free Crochet Pattern

If you want to own a cute squishmallow axolotl that you make from scratch then this is a beginner friendly pattern to follow.

Materials

Below are the products I used to make this plush.

The pattern features
(1) One sized yarn design so that you can use this pattern with any yarn size and its corresponding crochet hook.
(2) The finished stitch count to help you double check.
(3) Easy stitches for beginners and works up quickly.

Abbreviations

Single Crochetx
Single Crochet Increasev
sc2tog (Single crochet 2 stitches together)A

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Main Body

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring. 6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.6
23(x, v)9
39v18
42(4x, v, 4x)20
54(v, 3x, v)28
64(v, 5x, v)36
7-1236x36
13A, 16x, A, 16x34
14-1834x34
19A, 15x, A, 15x32
2032x32
21A, 14x, A, 14x30

Stop and add in eyes between rows 19 and 20.

Stuff the body up to this point firmly.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
22A, 13x, A, 13x28
23A, 12x, A, 12x26
24A, 11x, A, 11x24

Stuff the body more.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
2512A12
266A6

Finish stuffing the body and close up the body.

Belly

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring with 6 single crochets. Chain 1. Turn.6

The following images elaborates on what we need to do for Row 1.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
23(x, v)
Chain 1. Turn.
9
32x, v, 3x, v, 2x
Chain 1. Turn.
11
43x, v, 3x, v, 3x along the arc
Continue to crochet across the straight bottom without turning by doing 3x, x into the magic ring, 3x.
13+7
Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
54x, v, 3x, v, 4x along the arc      
Continue to crochet across the straight bottom by doing 7x
15 + 7
6v, 4x, v, 3x, v, 4x, v along the arc   

Cut the yarn but leave a long loose end (about 4 times the perimeter of the belly applique) for sewing the belly onto the body later.

Fins (Make 2)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring with 6 single crochets and tighten the magic ring.6
22(v, 2x)8
38x8

Cut the yarn but leave some yarn to sew the fins onto the body later.

Gills (Make 6)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring with 6 single crochets and tighten the magic ring.6
2-46x6

Cut the yarn but leave some yarn to sew the gills onto the body later.

Tail (Make 1)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring with 6 single crochets and tighten the magic ring.6
26x6
36v12
4-512x12

Cut the yarn but leave some yarn to sew the tail onto the body later.

Croki Free Crochet Pattern

This is a beginner friendly crochet pattern for Crocodile Loki, also known as the Croki. It is fast to crochet and fits in your palm.

This pattern is made for one sized yarn, so you are welcome to use any yarn size and its corresponding crochet hook to make your plush.

Abbreviations

Single Crochetx
Single Crochet Increasev
Single Crochet DecreaseA

Materials

Below are the products I used to make this plush.

Nostrils (Make 2)

1. Leave a long tail end. Create a chain of 2.
2. Slip stitch into the second back ridge loop from the hook.

3. Pull and cut the yarn but make sure to leave a long tail end.

Body

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Chain 4. This is our foundation chain.
Add 1 single crochet into the second back ridge loop counted from the hook.
Continue with one single crochet on the next back ridge loop.
Add 1 single crochet into the last back ridge loop on our foundation chain.
Working in the round by turning our work piece clock wise, add 2 single crochets into the same stitch on the current front+back loops.
Continue with one single crochet on the next set of front+back loops.
Add 2 single crochets into the same stitch on the last front+back loops.
8
28v16
3-416x16

We can add in nostril here.

  1. Thread both long ends of a nostril across one stitch between rows 3 and 4 of the body

2. Tie a knot with the two ends on the inside of the body to secure a nostril in place

3. Repeat steps 1~2 for both nostrils such that the nostrils are on two sides of the current piece of the body

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
54(3x, v)20
6-102020
114(4x, v)24
1212A12
1312v24
14-2124x24

Below is what we would expect at the end of row 21.

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
223(6x, A)21
2321x21
243(5x, A)18
2518x18
263(4x, A)15
2715x15
283(3x, A)
Add more stuffing.
12
Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
2912x12
306A
Finish adding stuffing and close up the body.
6

Leg (Make 4)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring.
6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.
6
22(2x, v)8
3-58x8

Sew the legs onto the body.

Eyes (Make 2)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring.
6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.
6
22(2x, v)8
38x8

Add on eyeballs using safety eyes or with a French knot made by yarn.

To do the French knot technique:

  1. Weave a black yarn from the inside to the outside of the eye between rows 2 and 3 of the eye.

2. Pick up a piece of yarn on the eye near where the needle hole was

3. Wrap the black yarn around the needle 4 times

4. Pull the black thread out

5. To secure the black thread, weave the black thread back inside the eye.

Then tie a knot with the two loose ends of the black thread.

Horns (Make 2)

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Start the magic ring.
6 single crochets on the magic ring. Tighten the magic ring.
6
26x6
3-53(x), 3(double crochet)6
62(2x, v)8
7-88x8

Cut and pull the yarn but leave some ends to sew the “horn” onto the “base of the horns” later. Stuff each horn.

Base of the Horns

Row CountInstructionsFinished Stitch Count
1Microsoft Word – Crocodile Lokki 2.docx
Chain 4. This is our foundation chain.
Add 1 single crochet into the second back ridge loop counted from the hook.
Continue with one single crochet on the next back ridge loop.
Add 1 single crochet into the last back ridge loop on our foundation chain.
Working in the round by turning our work piece clock wise, add 2 single crochets into the same stitch on the current front+back loops.
Continue with one single crochet on the next set of front+back loops.
Add 2 single crochets into the same stitch on the last front+back loops.
Slip stitch, chain 1 to start the next row.
8
28v
Slip stitch to close.
16

Sew the “horns” onto the “base of the horn”.

Final Assembly

Sew the horn assembly onto the head of the body starting on the neckline of the body (which is row 12 of the body).

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