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Amigurumi Car Crochet Pattern

by | All Designs, Crochet, Free Patterns, Kids & Toys

I shared this amigurumi car on Instagram weeks ago, before we started this Amigurumi Advent Calendar crochet-along, and I’m excited to finally share the pattern!

Amigurumi kawaii car stuffed toy

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Like the amigurumi book in the previous post, this amigurumi car is constructed using rows instead of rounds. This allows you to shape the sides of the car, and then use a long crochet strip to hold the whole thing together. All the extra details like wheels, headlights and windows are then added on.

pieces for amigurumi car

You can think of this project as making a car-shaped box. The car shape itself is the top and bottom and the strip is the walls for the box. Like the Amigurumi Book, it’s best to mark different points of the join with stitch markers so you can make sure that the strip goes around the shape of the car evenly. Instead of working single crochet stitches for the join, however, you’ll work a mattress stitch to join the two pieces together. I find this gives a seamless look.

Sewing the sides of amigurumi car

Once you have the bottom of the ‘box’, you’ll add the eyes and front windshield. he safety eyes are worked through the felt/foam and then secured as usual in the back of the piece. You’ll need to guesstimate where to cut small holes in the felt for the eyes to go through. If you decide to use foam, you can insert the eyes where you want it to go, then use the backs of the eyes to create small indentations in the foam to show you where to poke the little holes. This needs to be done before sewing on the second side of the car and stuffing the amigurumi.

attaching eyes to amigurumi car

I chose not to crochet the windows for this project because I felt it would be too bulky, so I tried both white felt and white foam. The foam obviously shows a sharper cut, but sticks out a bit from the side of the car. You can decide for yourself which one you’d prefer to use on your car!

comparing felt and foam for car details

After the eyes and windshield are in place, it’s time to sew on the top of the box, or the other side of the car. This one is trickier to get right, since you’ll want to make sure the strip is sewn to the right point on both the shaped sides. Otherwise, the car will look twisted. Once again, use stitch markers to hold the strip in place and check your work as you go! Don’t forget to stuff the amigurumi before you close it up.

side of amigurumi car

I admit, I cheated a bit on this one and hot glued the remaining details onto the outside of the car. There were just too many fiddly details and ends to weave in, and if you already have to use the hot glue gun for the windows, why not take care of the wheels and headlights?

attaching details to amigurumi car

The original inspiration for this amigurumi was the iconic image of a classic red vehicle hauling a Christmas tree home. It kind of spurred on the entire Advent actually, so I’m really pleased to finally share it. Make yourself an Amigurumi Tree and you can recreate your own ‘home for the holidays’ scene!

amigurumi car with christmas tree

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • sl st  – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase: work 2 sc in same st
  • dec – decrease: work 2 sc together

Pattern Notes

  • Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
  • Rows are worked back and forth. Chain 1 at the beginning of every row.

Amigurumi Car Instructions

SIDE of CAR (make 2)

Row 1: Work 15 foundation single crochet sts. Turn. (15)

Row 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st across. Turn. (15)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sk 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 11 sts, 1 dec, 1 sc. Turn. (13)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sk 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 11 sts, inc in next st. Turn. (14)

Row 4: Ch 1. Sk 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 9 sts. Turn. (9)

Row 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of next 6 sts. Turn. (8)

Row 6: Ch 1. Sk 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 7 sts. Turn. (7)

Row 7: Ch 1. Work 1 sc, dec, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st in next st, sl st in last st. (6)

  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

TOP STRIP

Row 1: Ch 8.

Row 2: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 7 sc across.

Row 3-39: Ch 1. Work 7 sc across. Turn.

Row 40: Ch 1. Join ends of strip together with sl st.

  • Fasten off, weave in ends, and flip inside out so the sl st ridge is on the inside.

top strip in amigurumi car

WHEELS

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with sl st.

  • Fasten off and weave in both ends.

 

HEADLIGHT

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st.

  • Fasten off and weave in both ends.

 

ASSEMBLY

  • Use mattress stitch to join the TOP STRIP and SIDE perpendicularly.
  • Cut out shapes for front and back windshields and windows. Attach safety eyes through the front windshield and secure to front of car.
  • Use mattress stitch to join the other SIDE to the TOP STRIP. Stuff the amigurumi before closing.
  • Attach wheels, headlights and remaining windows using a hot glue gun.

That’s it! I know I made this for Christmas, but it’s a great toy for any time of year!

Tag your creations with the hashtag #AmigurumiAdventCAL on social media, and check out my other amigurumi patterns on the Amigurumi Advent intro post!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Sandy Brownell

    When I start with 15 foundation sc stitches, I end up with a “tail” of two sc stitches at the end of row 3. Does sk 1 mean skip one stitch? It is helpful to have stitch numbers at the end of each row of the pattern. Thank you.

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  2. Jenny

    Hey!
    I love this little car but I’m slightly confused by the instructions. On the ‘Side of Car’ there are 2 row 3s and I can’t seem to make the second row 3 work. Assuming sk=skip there are 13 stitches but a total count of 14 and then the next row goes down to 9 with no dec. How do I drop down to the 9?
    Thanks a lot

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  4. short life

    I love this pattern! My nephew asked me to make him a crochet car. I can’t wait to try this out.

    Reply
  5. Shana Ang

    Hi there! What does Sk mean?

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      It means Skip 🙂

      Reply

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