Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making some summer plushies and toys! I’ve decided this year I’m making my younger siblings some play food, and I’ll share the patterns I design for them with you!
To start I’ll be posting this squishy marshmallow amigurumi pattern! Now, he’s a little bigger than your average marshmallow, but who wouldn’t want a super-size marshmallow?
Some of my favorite memories of summertime are in my grandparents’ backyard roasting marshmallows and making smores with my cousins. We’d get so sticky, if we fell down we’d look like mud monsters with all the dirt stuck to our faces and hands!
Marshmallows also hold a special place in my heart because of marshmallow fondant, which is one of my favorite confections to make! It’s basically marshmallows and powdered sugar turned into a dough, which you then roll out and put on cakes. Now, fondant from the store is disgusting, of that I’m sure we agree, but homemade fondant is actually quite delicious if done right.
Marshmallows have so many uses, but the best one for this amigurumi is for sure pretend tea parties or pillow fights. Leaving off the eyes might be a good idea if your kids are prone to throwing things at people’s heads…
This design in particular was for an event, but I decided that simple patterns like this are probably better to share with you as a free pattern and leave the more complicated, even cuter patterns for events and for listing in my pattern stores.
I hope you enjoy making your squishy little marshmallow amigurumi!
Leave a comment with suggestions for the food I should make next!
Marshmallow Amigurumi Free Pattern
- 20 yards of Bernat Blanket Yarn #6 super bulky 300g/10.5 oz in Bright White
- Size K/8/6.5mm. crochet hook or size you need to obtain gauge.
- Polyester Stuffing
- Yarn/Tapestry needle
- 2-12mm. safety eyes
Gauge: With suggested yarn and hook, 13 sc by 12 rows= 4″x 4″
- Marshmallow is made in two pieces; bottom and top.
- Chains and sl sts are not counted as stitches.
- Photos are on the last page.
Abbreviations and Stitch Library:
Sl St: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Sc: single crochet- YT Tutorial
Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – [Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop] twice, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Hdc: half double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc: double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc2tog: double crochet two together- YT Tutorial
Dtr or Quad: double-treble crochet or quadruple crochet- YT Tutorial
FPDC and BPDC: Front post double crochet and back post double crochet- YT Tutorial (video is for triple crochet, but same technique applies.)
FPTC and BPTC: front post triple crochet and back post triple crochet- YT Tutorial
RSM: running stitch marker – YT Tutorial
Magic Ring: YT Tutorial
Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
[..]: Repeat text between brackets as many times as stated.
Inc: increase – 2 sts worked in the same st
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, close ring, sl st to first st. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc inc in each st around, sl st to first st. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [sc inc, sc] x 8, RSM. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, in BLO: sc in each st around, sl st to first st.
Switch back to crocheting through both loops.
Rnds 5-12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Place eyes in between rows 5 and 6, 3-4 sts apart.
Repeat rounds 1-3, fasten off.
Thread yarn needle with end from top, then whipstitch bottom to top with right sides facing out. Go through both loops of each st on top piece, and the back loop only on the bottom piece, as shown on next page. Stuff marshmallow with polyfil halfway through sewing.
Weave in all ends.
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