Crochet Cute Tiger Amigurumi Free Pattern

Are you searching for your next crochet project? Look no further! Dive into the world of amigurumi with this delightful tiger pattern that’s as charming as it is cuddly.

Crafting your very own tiger amigurumi is not only a creative endeavor but also a rewarding one. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this pattern is perfect for all skill levels.

With detailed instructions and step-by-step guidance, you’ll soon find yourself immersed in the joy of crochet, bringing this cute tiger to life, stitch by stitch. Plus, since it’s a free pattern, you can enjoy the process without worrying about breaking the bank.

Imagine the smiles that this handmade tiger will bring to your loved ones, whether it’s a cherished gift for a friend or a whimsical addition to your own home decor. With its playful expression and soft, huggable form, it’s sure to become a treasured companion for years to come.

For Tiger you will need: 

Main yarn color: orange 

Additional yarn colors: brown, white (I used acrylic yarn “Pekhorka”) 

Polyester fiberfill 

Safety eyes (half-beads) 10 mm 

Crochet hook 1.75 mm (or 2 mm) 

Yarn needle 

Black or dark brown embroidery floss (for the mouth) 

Scissors 

Tiger will be approximately 25 cm tall when made with the recommended yarn. 

Head 

Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring. 

Row 2: 6 inc (12). 

Row 3: (1 sc, inc) * 6 (18). 

Row 4: (2 sc, inc) * 6 (24). 

Row 5: (3 sc, inc) * 6 (30). 

Row 6: (4 sc, inc) * 6 (36). 

Row 7: (5 sc, inc) * 6 (42). 

Row 8: (6 sc, inc) * 6 (48). 

Row 9: (7 sc, inc) * 6 (54). 

Row 10: (8 sc, inc) * 6 (60). 

Row 11: (9 sc, inc) * 2, 3 sc, 2 brown sc, 4 sc, inc, (9 sc, inc) * 3 (66). 

Row 12: 25 sc, 2 brown sc, 39 sc (66). 

Row 13: 25 sc, 2 brown sc, 39 sc (66). 

Row 14: 24 sc, 4 brown sc, 38 sc (66). 

Row 15: 25 sc, 2 brown sc, 39 sc (66). 

Row 16: 5 sc, 12 brown sc, 18 sc, 12 brown sc, 19 sc (66). 

Rows 17-19: 66 sc. 

Row 20: 8 sc, 7 brown sc, 23 sc, 7 brown sc, 21 sc (66). 

Row 21: (10 sc, inc) * 6 (72). 

Rows 22-23: 72 sc. 

Row 24: 6 sc, 12 brown sc, 21 sc, 12 brown sc, 21 sc (72). 

Row 25: 72 sc. 

Row 26: (10 sc, dec) * 6 (66). 

Row 27: (9 sc, dec) * 6 (60). 

Row 28: (8 sc, dec) * 6 (54). 

Row 29: (7 sc, dec) * 6 (48). 

Row 30: (6 sc, dec) * 6 (42). 

Row 31: (5 sc, dec) * 6 (36). 

Row 32: (4 sc, dec) * 6 (30). 

Row 33: (3 sc, dec) * 6 (24). 

Row 34: 24 sc, leave a 30 cm long tail for sewing. 

Upper Paws 

Use white yarn. 

Row 1: 4 ch, in the second ch from the hook, start crocheting 2 sc, 3 sc in one loop, continue working in the round, 1 sc, inc (8 sc). 

Row 2: inc, 1 sc, 3 inc, 1 sc, 2 inc (14). 

Row 3: inc, sc, 1 sc, (inc, sc) * 3, 1 sc, (inc, sc) * 2 (20). 

Rows 4-5: 20 sc. 

Row 6: dec, 18 sc (19). 

Row 7: dec, 17 sc (18). 

Rows 8-9: 18 sc. 

Switch to orange yarn. 

Rows 10-11: 18 sc. 

Row 12: (4 sc, dec) * 3 (15). 

Row 13: 15 sc (brown). 

Rows 14-16: 15 sc. 

Row 17: 15 sc (brown). 

Rows 18-19: 15 sc. 

Row 20: (3 sc, dec) * 3 (12). 

Row 21: 12 sc (brown). 

Rows 22-33: 12 sc. 

Fold in half and crochet 5 (6) sc together. 

Lower Paws + Body 

Start crocheting the legs. You need to make 2 pieces that will be joined. 

Begin with white yarn. 

Row 1: 5 ch, in the second ch from the hook, start crocheting 2 sc, 3 sc in one loop, continue working in the round, 2 sc, inc (10 sc). 

Row 2: inc, 2 sc, 3 inc, 2 sc, 2 inc (16). 

Row 3: inc, sc, 2 sc, (inc, sc) * 3, 2 sc, (inc, sc) * 2 (22). 

Row 4: 7 sc, (dec, 1 sc) * 2, 7 sc (20). 

Row 5: 7 sc, (dec, 1 sc) * 2, 7 sc (18). 

Row 6: 18 sc. 

Switch to orange yarn. 

Rows 7-11: 18 sc. 

Row 12: (4 sc, dec) * 3 (15). 

Row 13: 15 sc (brown). 

Rows 14-16: 15 sc. 

Row 17: 15 sc (brown). 

Rows 18-19: 15 sc. 

Row 20: (3 sc, dec) * 3 (12). 

Row 21: 12 sc (brown). 

Rows 22-33: 12 sc. 

Fold in half, crochet 5 (6) sc together. 

Connect the 2 leg pieces with 3 ch. 

Row 21: 24 sc, 3 sc in the ch, 24 sc, 3 sc in the ch (54), place a marker. 

Continue crocheting in the round. 

Row 22: (8 sc, inc) * 6 (60). 

Rows 23-27: 60 sc. 

It’s recommended to shift the marker a few sc to the side (I have 21 sc) for a seamless brown row. 

Row 28: (8 sc, dec) * 6 (54). 

Row 29: 10 sc, 16 sc (brown), 12 sc, 16 sc (brown) (54). 

Rows 30-31: 54 sc. 

Row 32: (7 sc, dec) * 6 (48). 

Row 33: 14 sc, 8 sc (brown), 18 sc, 8 sc (brown) (48). 

Rows 34-35: 48 sc. 

Row 36: (6 sc, dec) * 6 (42). 

Row 37: 7 sc, 12 sc (brown), 11 sc, 12 sc (brown) (42). 

Rows 38-39: 42 sc. 

Row 40: (5 sc, dec) * 6 (36). 

Rows 41-43: 36 sc. 

Row 44: (4 sc, dec) * 6 (30). 

Rows 45-47: 30 sc. 

Row 48: (3 sc, dec) * 6 (24). 

Row 49: 24 sc. 

Row 50: 24 sc, incorporating the upper paws on the sides. 

Ears 

Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring. 

Row 2: 6 inc (12). 

Row 3: (1 sc, inc) * 6 (18). 

Row 4: (2 sc, inc) * 3, 2 sc white, inc, (2 sc, inc) * 2 (24). 

Row 5: (3 sc, inc) * 3, 3 sc, inc (white), 3 sc white, inc (white+orange), (3 sc, inc) * 2 (30). 

Rows 6-8: 12 sc, 8 sc white, 10 sc (30). 

Row 9: 11 sc, 10 sc white, 9 sc (30). 

Row 10: (3 sc, dec) * 3 (24). 

Sew onto the area between rows 5 and 15. 

Tail 

Start with brown yarn. 

Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring. 

Row 2: 6 inc (12). 

Row 3: (3 sc, inc) * 3 (15). 

Rows 4-7: 15 sc. 

From row 8, crochet 5 rows with orange yarn, 1 row brown, and so on until row 49. 

Rows 50-51: 15 sc. 

Row 52: (3 sc, dec) * 3 (12). 

Rows 53-54: 12 sc. 

Fold in half, crochet 5 sc together. 

Sew at the level of row 29 of the body. 

Muzzle (white yarn) 

Row 1: 8 ch, in the second ch from the hook, start crocheting 6 sc, 3 sc in one loop, continue working in the round, 5 sc, inc (16 sc). 

Row 2: inc, 5 sc, 3 inc, 5 sc, 2 inc (22 sc). 

Row 3: inc, sc, 5 sc, (inc, sc) * 3, 5 sc, (inc, sc) * 2 (28 sc). 

Row 4: inc, 2 sc, 5 sc, (inc, 2 sc) * 3, 5 sc, (inc, 2 sc) * 2 (34 sc). 

Row 5: 16 sc, inc, 16 sc, inc (36 sc). 

Rows 6-8: 36 sc. 

Tail 

Row 1: 4 ch, in the second ch from the hook, start crocheting 2 sc, 3 sc in one loop, continue working in the round, 1 sc, inc (9 sc). 

Row 2: inc, 1 sc, 3 inc, 1 sc, 2 inc (15 sc). 

Rows 3-4: 15 sc. 

Attach safety eyes (half-beads), embroider the smile, and eyebrows. You can decorate the eyelids with twisted threads using a needle. 

Happy crocheting! 

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