Free Amigurumi Yoshi Pattern

Here is a free amigurumi Yoshi pattern I made.I was inspired to make this after making an amigurumi super mario for my brother.This amigurmi Yoshi took me a few days to complete, mainly because I was trying to keep track of my pattern so I could post it here for everyone. I used a turquoise color only because I had no green, but remember that Yoshies come in different colors and yours can be any color of your choice. The finished product should measure approximately 10 1/2 – 11 inches tall.

 

Free-Amigurumi-Yoshi-Pattern-1

Materials needed:

Yarns-

  • Yoshi color of your choice (mine was turquoise)
  • Boot color of your choice (mine was purple)
  • White
  • Red

Materials-

  • Black felt
  • White Felt
  • Embroidery thread to stitch certain pieces together (optional)
  • Fiberfill of your choice

Tools-

  • Size G hook
  • Wide eyed needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Glue gun (optional)

Things you will need to know:

  • What a magic ring is
  • How to decrease
  • How to Front Post Single Crochet

Abbreviations used:

  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DEC- Decrease
  • ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches
  • CH/CHS- Chain/Chains
  • HK- Hook
  • FPSC- Front Post Single Crochet
  • REP- Repeat
  • SL ST- Slip Stitch
  • F/O- Fasten Off

Head:

(make one in your Yoshi Color)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Rounds 7-11: sc around (36)

Round 12: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 13: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

Round 14: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)

(stuff very firmly)

Round 15: sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, around (12)

Round 16: dec 6 times

F/O

Snout:

(make one in Your Yoshi Color)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Round 7: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (42)

Rounds 8-13: sc around (42)

Round 14: sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (36)

Round 15: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 16: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head.

(stuff firmly)

Body:

(Make one in your Yoshi color)

Round 1: 6 sc into Magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Round 7: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (42)

Round 8: sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (48)

Rounds 9-15: sc around (48)

Round 16: sc in next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (42)

Round 17: sc around (42)

Round 18: sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (36)

Rounds 19-20: sc around (36)

Round 21: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Rounds 22-24: sc around (30)

Round 25: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

Rounds 26-27: sc around (24)

F/O leaving long tail in order to attach to head.

(Stuff firmly and shape)

Eyes:

(Make two in your Yoshi color)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Rounds 4-7: sc around (18)

Round 8: *sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts* rep * 4 times, sc in next 2 sts (14)

*Round 9: *sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts* rep * twice, sc in next 6 sts (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

(stuff firmly)

*I know the eye pattern gets a little loopy towards the end, but just follow it. It is just to make sure the bottoms of the eyes are not too narrow, nor too wide*

Hands/Arms:

(Make two, in your Yoshi’s color)

Round 1: Sc 6 into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-5: sc around (12)

(this next round is where you make the thumbs)

Round 6: sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, sc in second ch from hk and remaining 3 chs. This completes the thumb for now. Continue working sc into next nine sts of your current round. (12)

Round 7: sc around (12)

Round 8: dec 6 times (6)

Round 9: sc around (6)

Round 10: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 11-14: sc around (12)

Round 15: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

F/O leaving long tail to attach arms to body.

(Stuff lightly.In order give the thumb more dimension, fold it in half and stitch it down)

Legs:

(Makes two,in your Yoshi color)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Rounds 5-7: sc around (24)

Round 8: *sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts* Rep * 4 times. Sc in next 8 sts (20)

Round 9: *sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts* Rep * 4 times. Sc in next 8 sts (16)

Round 10: Dec 4 times, sc in last 8 sts (12)

Rounds 11-14: sc around (12)

F/O

(Stuff firmly)

Tail:

(make one in your Yoshi Color)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-4: sc around (6)

Round 5: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 6-7: sc around (12)

Round 8: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Rounds 9-10: sc around (18)

Round 11: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

F/O leaving long piece of yarn to attach to body.

(stuff very lightly and shape)

Boots:

(Make two, in your Yoshi’s boot color)

Round 1: sc 6 in to magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Rounds 4-7: sc around (18)

Round 8: sc in next st, dec over next two sts, around (12)

Rounds 9-14: sc around (12)

Round 15: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (18)

Round 16: fpsc around (18)

F/O

(I know that at this point the boots look more like an oddly shaped light bulb than anything, but there is one more step to turning them into a fabulous pair of boots ^_^

Stuff the boots at their widest area, making them round. Do not stuff them up to the top.

Once you have filled the widest area with fiber fill, fold the end of the boots upward to form an “L” and sew them into place so that they keep their shape.

I know this is not the best method of making boots, but I just couldn’t make any others work with this Yoshi)

Spikes:

(Make three in red)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-3: sc around (6)

Round 4: 2 sc in each st around (12)

F/O leaving long tail to sew onto head

(Do not stuff)

Saddle:

(make one, starting in red)

Ch 8

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch; 3 sc in last ch, turn sideways and continue along other side of the foundation ch, sc in remaining loop of ea of next 5 ch, 2 sc in first ch of this rnd, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, 2 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 5 sc, 2 sc in ea of next 3 sc, sc in ea of next 7 sc, join with a sl st to first ch. Turn.

(switch to white)

Round 3: ch 1 and sc in same st as sl st, sc around and sl st into first st of round. (22)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to back

Mouth/Tummy Strip:

(Make one, in white)

Ch 31

Row 1: sc in second ch from hk and across (30)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in last st (32)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 30 sts, 2 sc in last st (34)

Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 32 sts, 2 sc in last st (36)

Row 5: ch 1 2 sc in first st, sc in next 34 sts, 2 sc in last st (38)

Row 6: sc across (38)

Row 7: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 34 sts, dec over last 2 sts (36)

Row 8: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 32 sts, dec over last 2 sts (34)

Row 9: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 30 sts, dec over last 2 sts (32)

Row 10: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 28 sts, dec over last 2 sts (30)

F/O

Cheeks:

(Make two in white)

Round 1: 6 sc into Magic ring (6)

Round 2: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 2 times (8)

Round 3: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 2 times (10)

Round 4: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 2 times (12)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to mouth/tummy strip

Some assembly required:

Did I say “some”? I meant a crap load. So we will begin with attaching the snout to the head, which is going to possibly be the most difficult assembling to explain.

Attaching head to snout:

If you’ll notice, the snout is left wide open. Place the end of the head where you fastened off, slightly into the snout, so that the snout is “cupping” the head. Now use the tail you left on the snout to sew the two pieces in place.

Attaching the eyes:

Now you will attach the two eyes on top of the head. If you are having a hard time telling the snout and head apart, just remember that the head is smaller than the snout. Make sure the eyes are close together. I used a dot of glue from a glue gun to make sure the eyes were stuck together in the center. If your eyes seem close enough, don’t worry about it.

Attaching boots to legs:

Set the now attached head/snout/eyes aside for now. To get the boots on the legs, simply stick the open ends of the legs into the boots and use the same color of yarn as your boots to stitch the leg into place.

Attaching tail to body:

The reason this will be the first thing you attach to the body is because it can be used as a reference for where everything else being attached to the body should go. It doesn’t really matter what side of the body you place it on because the body is the same all the way around, just make sure you position it towards the bottom of the body. After you have finished stitching it onto the body with the tail of yarn you left after fastening off, try to shape it so that it is pointing slightly upward, just like Yoshi’s tail.

Attaching legs to body:

Imagine the legs are shaped like a “P” Now, place the legs on either side of the body so that the “P” is facing towards the tail. If that isn’t very clear (which it probably isn’t) just reference the pictures. Once you have them in place, stitch them on with either the same kind of yarn as your Yoshi, or thin thread that wont stand out, that way it looks seamlessly attached :)

Attaching arms to body:

This is really simple. Just place one am on each side and stitch on with the tail of yarn you left after fastening off.

Attaching the Body:

Simply place the head on top of the body so that the snout is slightly pointed upward. Don’t tilt it upward too much though! use the long tail of yarn you left to stitch it to the head.

Attaching cheeks to mouth/tummy strip:

Before you start attaching these two pieces to your nearly finished Yoshi, you will need to attach them to each other. Place one cheek on each side of one end of the tummy strip as this picture demonstrates:

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Before you say it, yes I know exactly what that picture looks like, but for the sake our art, lets not mention it :)

Attaching cheeks/mouth/tummy/strip to Yoshi:

The cheeks are going to be your best friends when attaching this piece to the rest of your Yoshi. place it so that There is one cheek on either side of the base of Yoshi’s snout. The wisest thing to do at this point is to stitch down from one cheek all the way around to the other cheek. You should be able to tell if your placement of the cheeks/tummy strip is right from these pictures:Free-Amigurumi-Yoshi-Pattern-2

62 Comments

  1. Linda · August 3, 2010 Reply

    Awesome pattern!
    I just made one in green :)

    Greetings from Sweden!

  2. e.van elburg-swinkels · August 7, 2010 Reply

    Ik ga hem maken in groen met geel.
    Leuk patroon!!
    Groetjes uit Nederland…Elly

  3. Salamandre · August 28, 2010 Reply

    Thanks a lot for this pattern ! This was my first amigurumi and I didn’t match any particular problem. Well, as you can see on my pic (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=100828013123564439.jpg) he’s not a pure perfection (the pic either, by the way, but I thought you would be pleased to see the family of your Yoshi expanding all over the world !) but anyway thanks to you I made a man happy !
    Grettings from France !

  4. Kanya · October 14, 2010 Reply

    wow,,,Thang you Linda,,you are so cute,,will make it one ,,i love Yoshi ^^
    Grettings from Thailnad

  5. Lily P · November 21, 2010 Reply

    This could easily be modified to be a Birdo pattern, too! I’m a beginner to crochet, so I’ve never done any pattern modifying. But I’m doing crochet ami mario characters for my whole family — my sister’s fave is Birdo, so nothing else will do.

    http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/6/67/MP8_Birdo.jpg/480px-MP8_Birdo.jpg

    You can see how similar Yoshi and Birdo are. Just need to modify the mouth, nix the saddle and front stripe, add some claws and a big red bow! I think I’m going to give it a shot!

    • RoboTrish · November 21, 2010 Reply

      I think so too.
      Also, you could try adding the eyelids and lashes, maybe try using the pattern for the eyelids in my Dozey the Elephant pattern.
      good luck, I’d love to see how it turns out!! ^_^

    • Nanette · June 9, 2011 Reply

      Thank you again for your wonderful pattern. Also, Thanks for posting my pattern to make Birdo, I’m so glad that you liked it.

  6. Nikki B · December 2, 2010 Reply

    Hiya! Just wanted to say a huge thanks for posting this pattern! My best friend is a massive Yoshi fan and I’d been trying to figure out what to get him for Christmas since he made me promise not to buy him anything. Luckily he said nothing about making something! This was my first time crocheting (learned it as I worked on the ‘doll’) and I must say, I’m so grateful this was such a simple pattern to follow. Obviously I didn’t get it quite right, partly since I couldn’t figure out the FPSC and partly because I counted wrong on the tummy, but other than that, I’m pretty proud of how my first cricheting turned out! Here’s a pic, so you can see just how easily a complete beginner can follow it XD : http://www.4shared.com/photo/acIMNGtd/yoshi_2.html

  7. Karin Jordan · December 22, 2010 Reply

    I just made this for my fiancee’s sister for Christmas. She LOVES Yoshi! It was the first Amigurumi I’ve EVER made and It was the hardest thing I’ve crochted but I’m pretty pleased! It was a very easy pattern to follow thank yous o much :D

  8. Johanna · December 26, 2010 Reply

    This was great. I made a change to the boots for the one I made. I was going to attach a pic but I can’t figure out how!

  9. Brittany · January 17, 2011 Reply

    This was so much fun to make!!! I can’t figure out how to attach a picture… so you can see the finished product on my blog. :) http://kveldulv-designs.blogspot.com I would be honoured to have you look at my blog, and I did link to your pattern. I hope that is ok :)

  10. Jennifer · January 18, 2011 Reply

    I made one of these already, and I have requests to make more. Your pattern was so easy to follow and I loved making it! Thank you so much for sharing! My pics are available on TheArtOfCrochet by Teresa on FB if you would like to see them.
    Thanks, Jennifer Garcia

    • Stephanie · February 9, 2011 Reply

      I have like three people wanting me to make one for them haha. That’s so cool. by the way TheArtofCrochet rocks!

  11. Stephanie · February 9, 2011 Reply

    I finished mine!!! I loved it here’s a link…he’s not perfect. but… my first shot :)

    http://www.facebook.com/StephanieCampbell92

  12. cats-rockin-crochet · February 19, 2011 Reply

    Thank you so much for the pattern, I have made 2 and wrote about it on my blog, Cheers Cat.
    http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-i-made-my-crochet-yoshi.html

  13. Sarah Jean · March 10, 2011 Reply

    I just finished my Yoshi!! I made mine as a gift… not going to lie, part of me wants to keep him. But I know my friend’s going to LOVE it! Here’s a picture!

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee471/youngfievel/HPIM1095.jpg

    Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern!!

  14. wootalicious · March 17, 2011 Reply

    Hi, I know noone else seems to have had a problem but i dont understand the eyes bit >.<, repeating three times gives me 15. Please help

    • RoboTrish · March 18, 2011 Reply

      Yeah the eye section gets confusing, just ignore the count of 12 sts for that round. If you follow what the pattern says, it will turn out just fine. I didn’t really follow a typical format for the end of the eye pattern.

  15. Jacqueline · March 30, 2011 Reply

    Thank you So much! I just made my sister this for her bithday! :)

  16. Erin · April 3, 2011 Reply

    Hi there!
    I was curious if I need to join the rows? Or just continue in spiral?
    Thanks!

  17. lilousa · April 17, 2011 Reply

    thank you so much for this pattern ! I’ll try to make it !

  18. Oly · June 22, 2011 Reply

    I just finished a Yoshi from your pattern too! : http://olisushi.blogspot.com/2011/06/amigurumi-yoshi.html
    everybody like it! (I also put it on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olisushi/5859763264/in/photostream )
    thanks for the pattern

  19. Jill · July 2, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the pattern, my son asked me to make him one and he loves it! I think it’s awesome that you put it out there for free. The instructions were easy to follow, the only thing I could have wished for would be a template for the eyes. But it’s cool cause it makes them all unique. Thanks again!

  20. April · July 30, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the pattern! I’m making one for a friend’s son for Christmas. So far, all I have is the head, but I’ll share a pic as soon as he is finished. Thanks for sharing your patterns for free!

  21. Janne · August 6, 2011 Reply

    I finished him without the eyes. still working on them lol. I changed a few things but other then that it’s pretty similar :3

    http://bloggfiler.no/ziddu.blogg.no/images/550561-9-1312554462354.jpg

    greetings from Norway ;)

    ps : totally gets why you did blue one. The brown yarn was close to IMPOSSIBLE to find in the right colour..

  22. Trine · August 10, 2011 Reply

    I just made one in dark green :D A real easy pattern to follow :D Loove it :D I had been looking for a yoshi pattern a long time then i found yours. Keep ut the good work :D

  23. Steph · August 29, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the pattern! Really easy to follow, here is my effort in red http://stephnstuff.tumblr.com/post/9557792331/yoshi-he-is-finished-i-think-possibly-the although as you can see I decided to embroider the eyes on rather than use felt, although my embroidery skills still need some work.

  24. Yana · September 2, 2011 Reply

    Hey Trish! Thanks for posting this AWESOME pattern. Its the only pattern I’ve seen that looks so much like Yoshi. I’ve been crocheting for a while now (since I was 10 actually, I’m 15 now :D ) but this is my first amigurumi and I didn’t have a problem at all. It was really easy to follow and I’m almost done with mine. Just need to buy some felt and red thread for the spikes and the saddle. Maybe I can post pics when I’m done. Thanks again for the pattern!

    Greetings from the Philippines!

  25. April · September 19, 2011 Reply

    Sorry! It was supposed to say “got sidetracked and made a Bowser, but here’s my picture of the Yoshi I made”

  26. ktpf · October 1, 2011 Reply

    Hi Robotrish just to let you know I made a Yoshi to replace a toy my son lost while overseas.. and I love my Yoshi to bits! You are pure genius. I might make another one, one day. If I do I’ll make sure to take pictures as I go along. In the meantime my Yoshi is on Ravelry. Rock on!

  27. Irma · October 12, 2011 Reply

    This is SUPER AWESOME!! I am looking forward to trying out this pattern! ^_^

    PS – Howdy from Texas! :-)

  28. J · October 13, 2011 Reply

    Ok, i feel dumb because no one else seemed to have any problems and i’ve been crocheting for a few years now…i’m having issues w/ the saddle. Ch 8 but sc in 5, then 3 sc in last stitch. Am i supposed to sk the st in between? Thanks so much if you can assist!

  29. Rachel · October 14, 2011 Reply

    hi, thanks for the pattern, I’m definitely going to try it.
    I clicked ont he super mario link, it gave me DNS error. Is it still active?

  30. Becky · October 25, 2011 Reply

    Thank you so much, once again, for this pattern. The green version has become my son’s favorite plushie by now, he carries it around everywhere, and since the youngest is begging him to hold it all day through, I am now making another yellow one just to make them both smile.

    Thank you for this easy to follow and fun pattern!

    Becky

  31. kham · November 6, 2011 Reply

    How tall and wide is the Yoshi?

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  33. Candela KerZe · November 24, 2011 Reply

    this is just what I was looking for! I just finished my Mario amigurumi and I yoshi is next! thanks!!! hugs from Argentina!

  34. Jessica · January 1, 2012 Reply

    I just created a Yoshi from this pattern and gave it to my nephew for Christmas! He loved it. If you provide your email I’ll send pics.

  35. Jess · January 27, 2012 Reply

    Hi, I’m in the process of making mine right now, however I think I may have done something wrong on the thumb part,. When you chain 5 and go from there am I suppose to me stuffing that part? because its flat and looks odd at the moment

  36. Valerie · February 6, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the pattern!! I made this cute little guy for my husband for Christmas. He was very impressed! The one change I made was my position of his cheeks. Instead of putting them on his nose, I put them on his head and the little “mouth” was the only thing on his nose. (Does that even make sense?) Here are 3 pictures I took of him that might clarify a bit.

    http://reums.shutterfly.com/7817
    http://reums.shutterfly.com/7816
    http://reums.shutterfly.com/7815

  37. Khadija · February 8, 2012 Reply

    Thank you so much!! i found this a few days ago and just finished! XD i messed up on the saddle a bit, however, I think it turned out nicely, i made one in red and made the spikes/saddle blue and made the boots yellow! my little brother’s an avid Yoshi fan, i know he’s going to love it! thanks once again!

  38. Amy J · March 27, 2012 Reply

    Finished my Yoshi yesterday, and took him on a little tour of Ottawa this morning, before gifting him to a friend. Great pattern, thank you so much!
    Blogged (with lots of photos!) at http://knittersrumble.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-adventures-of-yoshi/

  39. Brandi · May 26, 2012 Reply

    Thank you!!! My son has been bugging me to make him a Mario themed anything. This pattern was super easy, I had a minor freak out attaching the legs, but that was my fault. Here’s my picture: http://pinterest.com/pin/152629874841727206/

  40. Evelyn · June 13, 2012 Reply

    Thank you very much for posting this pattern. I am almost done with it, and it is looking fantastic. This is the first amigurumi that I actually have followed the pattern completely and not just used it for inspiration. I will post a picture when I am completely done with it. It is a present for my son’s birthday. He is turning 4 and we are a housefull of geeks! :D

  41. Rafael · June 15, 2012 Reply

    Hola, soy español y quiero que me lo traduzcas en español, con: medios puntos, doble punto, punto cerrado y todo eso, por favor, mandamelo cuanto antes, o deja comentario :)

  42. Diane · June 24, 2012 Reply

    You are a life saver, i was looking for a crochet dinosaur to make for my nephew’s third birthday in a week when I stumbled across your yoshi pattern. as he lives anything Mario I know he will love this, have done the head and snout so far. I dud notice that you don’t give instructions for attaching the spikes and saddle though. No doubt I’ll work that out when I get there. Many thanks for sharing this fantastic pattern, Diane, North Essex Coast, United Kingdom x

  43. Beatriz Ramos · June 26, 2012 Reply

    Mil gracias por el patron estoy terminando mi yoshi, es sensacional, muy bien explicado, muchas gracias de nuevo. Muchos saludos desde Texcoco, Mexico.

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