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Olaf from Frozen Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

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

I can't stand the cuteness! Adorable Olaf FRozen crochet pattern, and it's free! | www.1dogwoof.com

The idea for an Olaf stuffie came from a quick random survey I asked on Facebook (Like my page if you want to participate in the randomness!), but really, after the initial idea came out, the whole thing just snowballed.  Yup, pun intended of course!  After days of scrolling through Olaf pictures and drawing out Olaf sketches and watching FrozenOlaf from Frozen Crochet Amigurumi Pattern* one too many times, I’m pretty dang proud of my Frozen’s Olaf crochet amigurumi so I hope you like it too!

***Because so much work went into this, I really do ask that you do not distribute or share this pattern in its entirety and please do not sell it!  Normally, I allow selling of finished products, but as this is a trademarked character, please reserve this pattern and the finished products for personal use ONLY.  You are welcome to share a photo and link to this post with credit to One Dog Woof .  Thank you!***

A few of my readers have been kind enough to translate this pattern into different languages. You can find the following translations here!

Portuguese | Dutch

Check out this amazing Olaf from Frozen! Olaf Crochet Amigurumi free pattern from www.1dogwoof.com

The hardest part about this project was the head.  DUH.  There’s just something about they way his nose sits on the continental shelf of his lip.  Seriously, the shaping of it just boggled my mind for days.  I even made a first draft of a head but ended up not using it.  But once the head was complete, everything else sort of fell into place. 

Free Olaf Frozen crochet pattern | www.1dogwoof.com

Supplies:

worsted weight yarn in white, orange and brown.  I used yarn from my stash and no longer know what brand it is.
G hook for the body
F hook for the nose
9 mm animal eyes, same as the ones used in my Owl Pouch
black and white felt
fiberfill stuffing
scissors, tapestry needle, hot-glue gun

Olaf Frozen Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations:

ch: chain stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
yo: yarn over
sc2tog: single crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through all loops on hook.  (I like using Planet June’s invisible decrease for this stitch, which is slightly different but so amazing)
sc3tog: same as above except crocheting 3 stitches together. (the invisible decrease works for this too)
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook.
dc2tog: double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook. yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook, yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
sl st: slip stitch
standing start: with a slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop.  yo, pull yarn through loops on hook.  1 sc created.

A few notes:

  • I do not have a pattern for the nose, only basic guidelines.  It was “free crochet” and done on the fly since it was so small and the tube was so tight.
  • I am only providing guidelines on how to assemble his body parts.  Always leave a long tail so you can sew the different parts together.  I liked sewing the parts together at rounds 5 or 6 to give him a more squashy look, but since Olaf can be assembled in a million different ways depending on his mood and what you want him to be doing, this exercise is really left up to the reader.
  • The eyes are white felt pieces cut into 3/4″ circles, with small holes cut slightly off center and a safety eye pushed through the hole.  The safety eye + felt is then “installed” centered between rounds 19 and 20 of the head piece.
  • Once I’m done using the end tails to assemble or secure the pieces, I sew directly into and out the back of the stuffed piece I’m working on so the yarn is pulled into the stuffing.  When I pull the needle out and cut the yarn, the end sort of shrinks back into the stuffing.
  • The parts are worked in continuous rounds.

Head:

Round 1.  Start with a magic circle.  Sc 6 into magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (18)
Round 5.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 8 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (20)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 9 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (22)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 10 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (24)
Round 8.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 11 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (26)
Round 9.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 12 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (28)
Round 10.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 13 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (30)
Round 11.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 14 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (32)
Round 12.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 15 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (34)
Round 13.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 16 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (36)
Round 14.  Work 1 sc in each of next 11 stitches.  2 sc in next 5 st.  1 sc in next 4 st.  2 sc in next 5 st.  1 sc in next 11 st. (46)
Round 15.  Work 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc3tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 4 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc3tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. (30)
Round 16.  Work 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. (28)
Round 17.  Work 1 sc in next 7 st, 7 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st. (21)
Round 18 and 19.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (21)
Round 20.  Work 1 sc in next st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 15 st, 1 sc3tog. (18)
(Start stuffing the head)
Round 21 and 22.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (18)
Round 23.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (12)
(Install safety eyes between rounds 19 and 20).
Round 24. *sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off using this technique and weave in ends.

Upper Body:

Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (24)
Round 5-9.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (24)
Round 10.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc2tog in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 11.  *Work 1 sc in next 1 st, 1 sc2tog in next st* 6 times. (12)
Round 12.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off, leaving a long tail for assembly.

Lower Body:

Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (24)
Round 5.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (30)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (36)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (42)
Round 8-16.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (42)
Round 17.  *Work 1 sc in next 5 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (36)
Round 18.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (30)
Round 19.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (24)
Round 20.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (18)
Round 21.  *Work 1 sc in next 1 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (12)
Round 22.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off, leaving a long tail for assembly.

Feet:

Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc2tog* 3 times. (15)
Round 5.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (15)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc2tog* 3 times. (12)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)

Cute Olaf Frozen crochet pattern! FREE! | www.1dogwoof.com

Nose:

Work 4 sc into a magic circle.  Work sc around and increase or decrease as you feel necessary to create the shape you want.  When you close off, leave a long tail for sewing on to the head. #freestylecrochet

Love the head shape of this Olaf from Frozen crochet pattern! | www.1dogwoof.com

Buttons:

Work 6 sc in magic circle (or free crochet into magic circle).
Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew onto bodies.

Arms:

With yarn already attached to hook (and leaving a slight tail), insert hook through a stitch in the Upper Body and complete a slip stitch.
Chain 13.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 2 stitches.
Chain 4.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 3 stitches.
Chain 4.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 3 stitches.
Chain 3.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 2 stitches.
Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches (should match the 3 “fingers” previously made)
Work slip stitches in each stitch back to the base of the arm.
Fasten off and leave a bit of yarn.  Tie the two tails (beginning tail and end tail) to better secure the arm and stuff the ends into the body.
The instructions are the same for both hands, so one hand might look wonky, c’est la vie.

Olaf from Frozen amigurumi. Free crochet pattern | www.1dogwoof.com

Hair:

With yarn already attached to hook, insert hook through a stitch at the top of the Head and complete a slip stitch.
Chain 3, 4 or 5 stitches depending on length of “hair” desired.  Fasten off and cut yarn.

Eyebrows:

Using the tapestry needle and a length of brown yarn, embroider the eyebrows over the eyes.

Here's lookin' at you, says Olaf. | www.1dogwoof.com

Mouth:

The mouth you can free cut out of black felt, with an additional piece of white felt for the tooth.  You can cut the mouth shape any way you’d like, or skip it altogether if Olaf has his mouth closed.   The tooth is always visible and is rounded at the bottom.  These pieces are hot-glued onto the head piece.

I love his smile! Adorable Olaf Frozen crochet pattern and it's FREE! | www.1dogwoof.com

Amazing Olaf from Frozen crochet pattern. Great gift idea! | www.1dogwoof.com

This project has lots of pieces and the directions are completely based on my own experience (obviously).  If you have questions or suggestions on how I can make the instructions clearer, please let me know in the comments sections below!

You might also like some of my other free patterns:

Rainbow Cuddles Unicorn

Double-Strapped Mary Janes

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248 Comments

  1. Francine

    Thank you very, very much for sharing the pattern and for all the effords you have made to create the lovely Olaf.
    I have made him for an 18 years old girl, who is so happy with hm.

    Reply
  2. louise

    Hi. I look forward to making this. I do not see a print button. Please tell me how to print – thanks, Loujse

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Hi Louise, I do not have print buttons on my patterns. You can print directly from the browser. Thanks!

      Reply
  3. Lisa

    Hi! Can I ask how big this is? How tall?

    Thank you!

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  4. Anonymous Praise

    This is the best pattern for Olaf that I’ve found. Thanks for putting it out there for people. I’ve just started him, but I’m really excited to see how he comes out.

    Reply
  5. Pam Andrews

    I had just found this pattern and I worked it up. It turned out beautifully. My only issue is that I can not get it to stand on its own. I think I overstuffed my feet but I have a place where he can lean so it works out well. I may do another and less stuffing in the feet. Thank you for the pattern, this is a wonderful Olaf. My grandson is going to love it.

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    • Rachel James

      You may be able to pull out some stuffing.

      Reply
  6. Deborah Stewart

    Thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern with the world!

    Reply
  7. Linda Š.

    Hello and thank you so much for such a great olaf pattern. My four-year old daughter keeps asking me about him for such a long time so now I can finally start! Thanks again!

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  8. Meinar Alison

    Thank you sooooo much….
    I made it in a smaller version for my 4 year-old niece. She loved it so much…. I modified using small magnet, for the nose, head, body n leg… So… It can fall into pieces…. I personally live it so much….

    Once again… Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Meinar Alison
    Bandung – Indonesia

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    • Jane L

      What a clever idea to magnetise the body parts! Clever you!!

      Reply
  9. Margaret carroll

    Thank you so much for this pattern, Olaf came out really cute.

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  10. chrystal

    Thank you for the note at the top in regards to him being a trademarked character and not being able to legally sell items made from this pattern.

    Reply
  11. norma

    hola, soy nueva tejiendo y mucho mas en amigurumi, me encanta, per no entiendo lo que copié abajo, si pudieras aclararlo. soy venezolana, viviendo en barcelona, españa.

    gracias y espero tejer muchos y publicar las fotos

    Gancho G para el cuerpo – dónde lo puedo comprar
    Gancho F para la nariz – donde lo puedo comprar
    ch: puntada de cadena
    sc: crochet simple
    hdc: medio crochet doble
    dc: crochet doble
    yo: hilo sobre

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  12. Helen Haberern

    When I finish round 16, I only have 23 stitches and that throws the rest off. There are too many decreases to go from 30 stitches to 28.
    Round 17 can only have 4 decreases

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    • antonella

      buongiorno, volevo fare olaf per mio nipote, ma non riesco a fare giro 15. non mi tornano i punti da 46 a 30. mi potete aiutare. grazie

      Reply
  13. Lenka H.

    Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous ???? thanks a lot for sharing the pattern♥️ I really love how you designed it???? I’m going to crochet two O’s for my children as Xmas gifts. Thanks very very much ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  14. monica

    thank you for this pattern. i will try to do it for my daughter. she love Olaf so this will best Christmas gift ever!!!!

    Reply
  15. Caren Geberer

    I love this guy. Am I the only one who can’t figure out his NOSE????

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    • Sara

      No lol it’s m having trouble also with the nose, I’m actually looking through comments to see if anyone shared a pattern for it lol

      Reply
    • Chris

      I am wondering if using her christmas tree cork ornaments could be used as a pattern …maybe the tall skinny one. Sharing a free pattern and omitting the nose instructions is like sharing a recipe and leaving out some key ingredient.

      Reply
  16. Tanna

    How tall does he workout to be?

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    • Vissoune

      Bonjour je me permets de vous contacter pour le modèle de Olaf. Je ne comprends pas bien les explications des bras. Pourriez-vous m’aider svp. Merci à l’avance

      Reply
  17. Amanda

    Hello. I have a question about the eyes. I only have 18mm eyes so I was going to free hand them, but I am confused about the placement. The pattern says between rows 19 and 20 but that puts them on the neck. Am I missing something?

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  18. Denise

    I have just finished OLAF and his head won’t stand up I can’t stuff it any more do you have any ideas . It’s looks amazing thank you

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  19. Chris

    I am new at this arigurumi so when you don’t take the time to give exact instructions for his nose I am at a loss. Your pattern so far is the best one out there that I have found so I really wish to make him. I really like the shape of how you made his nose too.

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