Curlie | Free Crochet Pattern

Curlie Crochet Pattern

Get ready to crochet your new cuddly BFF – the Curlie! The Curlie pattern is perfect for all crochet levels. With detailed instructions and photo tutorials, the Curlie pattern has everything you need to make a Curlie of your very own. Curlies can tuck their legs into their arm loop for extra coziness!

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MATERIALS (what I used in parentheses)

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12 single crochet stitches x 13 rows = 2×2 inches
Curlie’s final size – approximately 7.5 inches tall and 11 inches in circumference (measured around the body and arm loop).


ch – chain
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sm – stitch marker
st(s) – stitch(es)
[ ] – Repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – The number of stitches you should have at the end of each round


  • Magic ring – Watch tutorial here.
  • Sc in round below – See photo 3 on page 4 for instruction
  • Invisible decrease – Watch tutorial here.
  • Finish off – Watch tutorial here.


  • All sections are worked in a continuous round, mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker
  • All stitches are written in US terminology
  • Demonstration photos are shown using right-handed crochet
  • When stuffing legs and arm tube, you can use the end of your crochet hook or a chopstick to push the stuffing into it.



rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 7 into ring (7 sts)
rnd 2: [inc] 7 times (14 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc] 7 times (21 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 2, inc] 7 times (28 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc] 7 times (35 sts)
rnd 6: Sc around (35 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 4, inc] 7 times (42 sts)
rnd 8: [sc 5, inc] 7 times (49 sts)
rnd 9: [sc 13, inc] 3 times, sc 6, inc (53 sts)
rnds 10-25: Sc around (53 sts for 16 rnds)



Making your Curlie’s face is the most important part of the pattern! It gives your Curlie its super sweet personality – so take your time making the face, it’s worth it!

Before starting, use a piece of semi-transparent paper (computer paper should work) and a pencil to trace the “face template” oval. Don’t press too hard or you may damage your screen! Because screen sizes differ, take a measuring tape and resize your screen until the face template measures 6 cm wide and 4 cm tall. This should give you the perfect size oval. Then choose which Curlie face you’ll make. I’ve provided 4 options (not to scale), but feel free to make up your own!

1. Trace face template onto 2×3 inch felt piece using a water soluble marker and cut felt oval.
2. Draw your Curlie’s face onto felt oval using a water soluble marker. This is the “cutie face”.
3. Thread embroidery needle with 20 inches of embroidery thread, triple knot thread’s end.
4. Bring needle up through back of face at inside corner of right eye
5. Insert needle at second lash point and pull through to the back
6. Bring needle up at third lash point and pull through to the front
7. Insert needle under second lash and pull through to the back. Continue back stitching along eye line.
8. After finishing eye line, bring needle up through tip of lash and down through eye line. Repeat for all lashes.
9. After finishing right eye, bring needle up through inner corner of left eye. Repeat steps 5-7 for this eye.
10. Bring needle up through left corner of mouth and insert needle at other end, pulling through to back.
11. Bring needle up through top of cheek line, thread needle through mouth line as shown.
12. Insert needle into bottom of cheek line and pull through to back. Repeat steps 11-12 for left cheek.
13. Secure by weaving needle and thread through a stitch on back of face.
14. Make a double knot, tighten, and cut thread so it can be hidden behind face.
15. Remove marker with water. Wait until face is dry before attaching.


Using your sewing needle and beige thread, you will be attaching your Curlie’s face with whipstitch.

When sewing through crochet, make sure you are going through the yarn, not between your stitches (the holes). This reduces how much your thread moves and will ensure that it’s secure.

1. Pin top of the face at the 10th round of body. Adjust face and pin down at bottom.
2. Thread your sewing needle with a 20 inch piece of beige sewing thread. Knot the end of your thread. Insert your needle from inside of Curlie’s body to outside at the edge of the Curlie’s face.
3. Insert your needle through body close to Curlie’s face to make stitch.
4. Continue around making stitches around your Curlie’s face. Space the stitches close together (I space mine about 2mm apart!)
5. After making your final stitch, double knot thread through st on the inside of body.


rnds 26-31: Sc around (53 sts for 6 rnds)
rnd 32: [sc 13, inv dec] 3 times, sc 6, inv dec (49 sts)
rnd 33: [sc 5, inv dec] 7 times (42 sts)
rnd 34: [sc 4, inv dec] 7 times (35 sts)


rnd 35: [sc 3, inv dec] 7 times (28 sts)
rnd 36: [sc 2, inv dec] 7 times (21 sts)
rnd 37: [sc 1, inv dec] 7 times (14 sts)
rnd 38: [inv dec] 7 times (7 sts)
Sl st 1 into first st of rnd, fasten off, leaving an 8-inch long tail for weaving in. Finish off.


rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: [inc] 6 times (12 sts)
rnds 3-20: Sc in each st around (12 sts for 18 rnds)
Sl st 1 into first st of rnd, fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching. Stuff legs lightly to allow bending.


Start with a 15-inch beginning yarn tail for attaching. See photo tutorial below for photo references.
rnd 1: Ch 12, sl st 1 into top of first ch to form a circle. (Photo 1)
rnd 2: Ch 1 (count as first st), sc around (12 sts) (Photo 2)
rnd 3: Sc around (12 sts)
rnd 4: Sc 7, sc 5 in the rnd below (12 sts) (Photos 3-4)
rnd 5: Sc around (12 sts)
rnd 6: Sc 7, sc 5 in the rnd below (12 sts)
rnd 7: Sc around (12 sts)
rnd 8: Sc 8, sc 4 in the rnd below, remove sm, sc 1 in the rnd below, replace sm in first st of next rnd (you will be moving your stitch marker 1 st to the left) (12 sts)
rnds 9-24: Repeat rnds 5-8 4 more times (12 sts for 16 rnds) (Photo 5)
rnd 25: Sc around (12 sts)
rnd 26: Sc 7, sc 5 in the rnd below (12 sts)
rnd 27: Sc around (12 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching. Lightly stuff arm tube to allow bending (Photo 6).

1. Rnd 1 – Ch 12 and sl st through top of first ch to form a circle
2. Rnd 2 – Ch 1 (count as
first st), place marker into ch st. Sc 11 around ch ring.
3. Rnd 4 – Sc 7, sc 5 in the rnd below.
4. Result of sc 5 in the rnd below.
5. Continue working around arm tube.
6. Arm tube (top) versus leg (bottom)


Attaching the arm loop is a little tricky because it’s one piece. It’s helpful to place sewing pins where the outer portion of the top of the arm should be. We are placing the arm loop onto 6 rounds of the body from the round below the bottom of the face.

The pink dots indicate where you will be attaching your arm to the body starting with the right side. From your sewing pin, count 5 stitches down. This is where you will begin attaching your arm loop. When attaching, the inside of the arm loop will be your “sc in the round below” side.

1. Insert needle from left to right through stitch on body.
2. Insert needle through outer loop of stitch on arm.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 into the next 5 stitches above.
4. Insert needle through outer loop of stitch on arm as shown.
5. Insert needle through st to the left of previous st. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the bottom of the arm loop.
6. Insert needle through first stitch on body you attached to.
7. Bring needle in and out through body.
8. Weave through several stitches to secure. Repeat step 7 and cut yarn. Cut end will retract into the body.
9. Connect other side starting at the bottom right dot (see stitch placement on page 8. Insert needle through stitch on body.
10. Insert needle into stitch on arm as shown. Repeat steps 9 and 10 into the next 5 stitches above.
11. Insert needle through st to the left of previous st.
12. Insert needle into next stitch on arm as shown. Repeat steps 11 and 12 until you reach the bottom of the arm tube (5 more stitches). Repeat steps 6-8 to secure yarn tail.


We’ll be attaching the legs to rounds 33 and 34. Place a sewing pin in the center of your Curlie at round 34. You will be connecting the legs to either side of the sewing pin. See the stitch placement image to the right for where to attach legs.

1. Insert needle through stitch on round 34 of body
2. Insert needle through outer loop of stitch on leg as shown.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 into the next 5 stitches.
4. Insert needle through stitch on round 33 on body.
5. Insert needle through outer loop of stitch on leg.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for 5 more stitches until you reach the end of the leg.
7. Insert needle through final stitch on body.
8. Insert needle through first stitch you attached on leg and bring it out another part of body.
9. Weave needle through several stitches to secure. Insert needle into body again and bring it out further away. Cut yarn close to the body and the loose end will retract inside.



The premium pdf also has 4 customizable head accessories for your Curlie! It includes patterns to make kitty ears, bear ears, bunny ears, and a large pompom!

I hope you enjoyed this Curlie amigurumi crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

I’d love to see your Curlie – use #tinycurlpattern to share on Instagram or tag me @tinycurl, so I can see it! I also love sharing makes by you in my Instagram stories.

ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) This amigurumi pattern is an original crochet pattern by Kristina Turner of Tiny Curl. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this free pattern, you may link to it, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the crochet pattern or distribute it. Thank you for your understanding.

You can sell items made from this free crochet pattern, as long as they are handmade by you in a limited number and you give credit to me as the crochet designer. Please use the following line in the item description of any toy you are selling: • This item is handmade by (your name) from a design and pattern by Tiny Curl, Kristina Turner | • (ノ*゚ー゚)ノ

14 thoughts on “Curlie | Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Jennie Andino says:

    Awe, these are really cute!! I will be making them for my grands and one for me! Thank you so much for this pattern!

    1. beautiful patterns, thank you so much for sharing them with us

      1. Hi Jennie, thanks so much for your comment and glad you like the patterns!

      2. Pat Heaps says:

        Thank you for this pattern, I loved making my first, and hope to make many more, (in various versions) so that I can help to
        raise funds for ‘Veterans at Ease ‘ a charity that helps military veterans suffering from PTSD

    2. Hello Kristina. Thank you again for this lovely pattern. I bought it a few years ago and still love it. I was wondering where I can find the pattern for the mini-curlies? I’ve seen some on IG but can not seem to find the pattern here. Thank you so much! Nathalie

      1. Hi Nathalie, I’m not sure what you mean by mini-curlies? This is the only curlie pattern 🙂 If you use a smaller hook with lightweight yarn, your finished Curlie will be smaller!

  2. so lovely curlie,I’ll try and post on IG.

    1. Thanks for your comment! I’d love to see your Curlie when you make it 🙂

  3. I simply love my curlie sooo much! I made mine smaller so I had to make some changes. Thank you Kristina! I love the design.

  4. I make my first amigurumi with your Curlie.
    Thanks a lot for this pattern and your explications

  5. I have never seen such a comprehensive pattern!! You’ve explained and illustrated everything we need to know to make these guys!!
    I’m so happy I found your patterns and I can’t wait to start my first curlie!!!

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