We crochet the amigurumi rhino in just a few steps with this free crochet pattern. The crochet rhino Piko loves dozing in the midday sun. You can crochet the amigurumi rhino for decoration or as a cuddly plush toy.
Here you find the size specifications for the rhino.
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||12cm||15,5cm|
For the sweet Amigurumi Rhino we first crochet the head and body, and then the arms, legs, snout, horn, tail and ears. After all the parts are sewn together, modelled some parts and embroidery applied.
But even if that sounds now very complicated, it is not too difficult. Just follow all descriptions and pictures! In case you really don’t know how to go on, you can get help via the comments at any time.
The head of the rhino we crochet from top down in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches. Thereby the head is properly filled and stuffed. The remaining thread end is needed later to attach the head to the body.
Next we want to crochet ears for the rhino. We also crochet the ears from top to bottom in spiral rounds. However, the ears are not filled, so that we can sew them later folded flat with the thread ends to the head.
The arms for the rhino we crochet from the fingertips to the shoulders in spiral rounds with just single crochet stitches. In the front part we only put a little less filling, so we will get a nice hand palm.
The legs for the rhino we crochet from the toe tips upwards in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. Thereby the feet are filled firmly, while the legs are filled loose, to they will be movable later.
Now we only need to crochet the horn for the rhino. We crochet from the tip down in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. Later the horn will be sewn ones around to the snout while using the thread end.
After you have finished crocheting, the puzzle can be completed. Before you start you should necessarily put all the parts of the crocheted rhino together with pins to find the right positions. So sewing them together will be easy and you can still make corrections.
First, we sew together the head and body with the openings facing to each other. Here you are using the long thread end from the top and work your way around to the two openings. If you´ve never done that before, the tutorial about sewing open parts together may help.
Now you can sew around the snout with the thread end. It is very helpful, when it was first pinned with pins and removing them one by one. Just before you are all around the snout will get well filled and stuffed.
The ears can be sewn on the top of the head. They wont be filled, just folded flat. The open side is sitting thereby on the left and the right to 10th round of the head. Both ears are seen from above in a line parallel to the eyes.
Next you can sew the arms next under the head. Either horizontally folded flat or movable with thread joints, like described in the Tutorial for Thread Joints.
Now you can tie the tail in the middle of the back, like shown in the tutorial to attach small parts. You are using the thread ends and attach it horizontally around the 6th round.
Finally the eyebrows will be embroidered with black embroidery thread or Darning Yarn. They are placed over the 7th and 8th round over the eyes and the inner side shows obliquely upwards.
After that you pull inward the navel with yarn colour. Here you stitch horizontally around two stitches on the front at the appropriate location and draw this around two stitches on the back underneath the tail.
After that each foot gets 3 toes, which you embroider with white Darning Yarn. It´s easier to start with the middle toe. Just make stitches about 2 rows around 2 stitches, as long as needed for the correct size. After that you can do the left and the right one the same way and also on the other toe.
Now your rhino is already finished! I hope you enjoyed it and look forward to your next visit!