12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Gurumi Family Pattern!

Week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting is here and we have a super adorable pattern for you – meet Amy, Tammy, Sammy, and Hammy, The Gurumi Family!

Free Amigurumi Pattern until October 18 2016 - the Gurumi Family from knitpicks.com

Amigurumi is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. While most amigurumi I’ve seen are crocheted, the sweet Gurumi Family here are knitted. These little guys are easily customizable – you can add your own embellishments, faces, and accessories – that’s part of the fun of amigurumi! All of the bodies have the same basic shape, which means if can do one, you can knit them all.

We knit our little family in our soft and washable Shine Sport. With its bright fun colors, Shine is a perfect yarn for toys for everyone, young and old.  Brava Sport and Comfy Sport would also be great choice to use for these toys, especially if you are wanting to do a little stashbusting while you’re at it! These toys knit up pretty quick so they’re a great project to add to your holiday gift list.

We’ve included helpful hints and step by step instructions on how to add hair, eyes and noses to your toys – including different variations on faces!

Free Amigurumi Pattern until October 18 2016 - the Gurumi Family from knitpicks.com

Please note, while we used a mix of embroidery and sew-on eyes for our toys, if you are making these for babies, you’ll certainly only want to use embroidery for the faces and hair so there’s no danger of swallowing little pieces!

Don’t forget, the Gurumi Family is only free for 1 week only so make sure you download your copy today! Next week, we’ll have a brand new freebie ready for you – any guesses?

Helpful links!
Gurumi Family – free until October 18!
Shine Sport
More toy patterns



  1. Jean / November 15, 2016

    Help! My computer crashed. Is it possible to receive a copy again? I have gotten the materials for the dolls and have lost the pattern.

  2. Nina / November 1, 2016

    Am I the only one who went to download this pattern when it was offered as free, only to find that it wasn’t? I even checked a few times before the offer expired.

  3. Erin / October 26, 2016

    Thank you so much! That is good news. 🙂

  4. Erin / October 24, 2016

    ^^stuck! Please help!

  5. Erin / October 21, 2016

    Thanks for the response! I was able to figure it out. Now I’m trying to figure out the limbs… Was I supposed to sew those in while I was decreasing stitches on the body? I also failed to add the black color for the cat, since it’s not included in the directions but in the color chart on a later page. Any help is appreciated! Knitting this for a coworker’s daughter & want to get it right. Thanks!

    • admin / October 25, 2016

      Hi Erin. Sorry for any confusion – you will actually graft the limbs after the body is complete, using the diagram shown on page 6. Hope this helps!

  6. Erin / October 17, 2016

    When it says “knit plain for 2 inches” does that mean 2 inches from round 8 or 2″ from the beginning? I’m so confused!

    • admin / October 19, 2016

      Hi Erin – sorry for the confusion. You should knit 2″ from round 8.

  7. yasmin / October 11, 2016

    Knitting is fabulous and an amazing way to pass my time????