Crochet Creations: Amigurumi Lizard

I just wanted to share one of my recent crochet creations. It’s an amigurumi lizard! Amigurumi literally translates to “crocheted or knitted stuffed toy” in Japanese. I’ve been crocheting for over a year now and have made numerous things, but this is my first amigurumi project. The wonderful pattern was created by June Gilbank of Planet June. I’m really happy with how the lizard turned out – he was surprisingly quick to make, and he looks very realistic! I’m now hooked on amigurumi and can’t wait to create more!


  • 3.5mm (US E) crochet hook
  • 10 ply (Aran or Worsted Weight) yarn – I used Morris & Sons Avalon 100% Pima Cotton in Mineral (less than one 50g ball!)
  • Two 9mm animal safety eyes
  • Pipe cleaners, to make the lizard’s legs pose-able!
  • Polyfil, for stuffing

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