If you are looking for the perfect gift for a little girl or little boy or just maybe want a new toy to crochet then you will love this collection of fun crochet chameleon patterns.
Each of these free crochet chameleon patterns can be made in different colors, customized with accessories, and some even have video tutorials to help out. Each pattern has different skill levels, ranging from super easy to a bit more complex, so be sure to look through the pattern you want to make to be certain it will work for you as a crocheter.
Read on down to find some wonderful patterns for amigurumi crochet chameleons!
Common Crochet Stitches & Techniques Used in Amigurumi Chameleons
Certain stitches perform best when creating these small crochet toys. Here are five of the best stitches we’ve come across:
- Single Crochet(sc): A single crochet stitch is a beginner-friendly basic stitch that is most commonly used in Amigurumi patterns, as well as other types of amigurumi designs.
- Back Loop Single Crochet: A single crochet that is worked in the back of the v of the single crochet stitch. This technique can be used to create texture on these chameleon patterns and more. Learn how to back loop single crochet.
- Front Loop Single Crochet: Working in the front loop is very similar to the back loop technique, but you will be working in the front loop of the v of the single crochet or the part that is closest to you.
- Single Crochet Increase & Invisible Decrease: These methods create seamless transitions in your toy when you’d like to make a leg go from bigger to smaller or vice versa.
- Magic Loop: The magic loop is a crochet technique that creates a closed, tight bottom of a circle. It can be used for hats, place mats, circles and amigurumi patterns! Learn more about the magic loop (or circle) technique to use this method in the link above.
Materials for Amigurumi Chameleons & Toys
While you would need many of these materials for any crochet project, crochet stuffed toys like these chameleons sometimes require specific sizes. Here we go into the weight of yarn, hook sizes and other things that work best for amigurumi chameleons.
- Stitch Markers: A stitch marker is important to keep track of the rounds you are working in the toy pattern. Most designs are worked in continuous rounds, so it is critical to be able to keep track of the rounds with this marker.
- Crochet Hook: Most patterns will use a smaller sized crochet hook than the yarn they are using calls for. This is because it will create a tighter single crochet stitch in the toy pattern, which in turn makes a cleaner looking end product. Some patterns below will call for a steel hook, which are smaller than the typical crochet hook sizes you’d make a blanket with, for example.
- Safety Eyes: Most of the crocheted chameleons you will find to make will use safety eyes. These are usually plastic snap together pieces that form an eye in amigurumi. If you prefer not to use safety eyes, you can surface crochet eyes onto almost any toy instead.
- Yarn: While almost any yarn can be used for amigurumi patterns, the most commonly used weight is Light/DK or Medium/Worsted weight yarn. A toy made with DK yarn will be slightly smaller than one made with worsted weight medium yarn, but that is typically the preferred outcome. If you are crocheting a tiny toy, embroidery floss can be used as well.
- Stuffing: Most amigurumi toys will have stuffing, so this is an important material to have on hand. Poly-Fil is my personal favorite.
The Best Amigurumi Chameleon Crochet Patterns
While I haven’t personally designed a chameleon pattern, yet I have found quite a few from fellow designers that are just perfect! Be sure to look at each pattern (free & paid) to check out the yarn it uses as well as the hook to see which is the best for you to crochet!
Free Chameleon Crochet Patterns
Paid Chameleon Crochet Patterns
This tiny chameleon pattern is so cute and would make a great little gift for anyone that loves reptiles! Check out the paid pattern on Ravelry.
Yarn: Embroidery Floss
Hook: 1.9 mm
Designer: Wee Creatures
More Free Crochet Amigurumi Patterns
Here is a list of other crochet toy patterns you might enjoy crocheting too.
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I hope you enjoyed all these free crocheted chameleon designs and found a pattern or two to make. If you have any questions, please let me know, and I’d be happy to help If I can. If you did like this roundup, be sure to take a look at my free amigurumi crochet pattern section here on easy crochet to find even more patterns to make.