15 Crochet Axolotl Patterns

You’ve taken your tot to the petting zoo, but how do you teach them about species further flung? This list of adorable crochet axolotl patterns is the answer to your zoological concerns.

A super-sweet take on the limb-regenerating ‘Mexican walking fish’, they’re hooked up in different colors, perfect for a nursery or home display!

I’ve been wanting to crochet an axolotl for a while now. They are so unique looking with their beautiful colors and gills around their head! What’s not to love? I just think that they are so cute, too!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the axolotl is the on-trend salamander. And our kids can’t get enough of this colorful creature. They’re unexpectedly cute and easy to care for, but if you aren’t into getting the real thing, I have you covered with these crochet axolotl patterns.

15 Crochet Axolotl Patterns


1. Crochet Axolotl Pattern by Imagined Yarn

Axolotls are cute little Salamanders that like to swim, smile, and be your friend! So here is a pattern to make your own axolotl, in any yarn color! 

Crochet Axolotl Pattern by Imagined Yarn

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2. Alice, The Axolotl Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Moji Moji Design

This pattern includes instructions for making three different versions of an Axolotl. It’s your choice whether to go for a seated, vertical or horizontal style. Whichever way you make her pose you’re bound to fall in love with the cute smile and wiggly gills that are Alice’s famous and heartmeltingly cute characteristics.

Quick and easy to work up, you’ll likely end up with a whole lotta little axolotls before too long!

Alice, The Axolotl Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Moji Moji Design

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3. Amigurumi Axolotl Pattern by Gathered

Although this amigurumi looks like a finickity make, fussier details like the undulating gill edges and tail fin are crocheted separately and stitched on afterwards, meaning this little amphibian is easier than they look!

Amigurumi Axolotl Pattern by Gathered

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4. Lex, The Axolotl Salamander Rug Crochet Pattern by Ira Rott Patterns

You will smile alotl just like an axolotl with this adorable rug in your room. The rug base is made using a single strand of super-bulky weight blanket yarn (6), the head ferns and tail edging are made from 2 strands of bulky weight velvet yarn (5), and the eyes are made from 3 strands of medium weight yarn (4). If you wish, you can use any super-bulky yarn (6) for the entire project. 

Lex, The Axolotl Salamander Rug Crochet Pattern by Ira Rott Patterns

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5. Pixel Axolotl Sweater Crochet Pattern by Officially Hooked Shop

This Pixel Axolotl Sweater is definitely going on my project list! There are four different sizes, but it can be altered. This pattern includes photos of different color schemes, I want to make it in all the colors!

Pixel Axolotl Sweater Crochet Pattern by Officially Hooked Shop

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6. Baby Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Minigurumi

Here’s a simple but adorable amigurumi pattern on how to crochet an adorable axotl. This project is perfect for beginners who are just starting out learning basic amigurumis or crocheters who want do a quick and easy project.

Baby Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Minigurumi

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7. Amigurumi Free Crochet Axolotl Pattern by Loops And Love Crochet

This little axolotl amigurumi is such a sweet and fun project that can be made in many color combinations. For this axolotl amigurumi, the tail, body, and head are worked up in one piece from the bottom up. Then the legs, external gills, and tail fins are made separately and sewn on afterwards.

Measuring at only 5.5 inches tall, this axolotl amigurumi is the perfect size for a quick make that’s great for gifting, cuddling, selling at a market, or just adding to your amigurumi collection!

Amigurumi Free Crochet Axolotl Pattern by Loops And Love Crochet

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8. Amigurumi Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Supergurumi

The axolotl, the Mexican terror of the deep, is not called “water monster” for nothing! A glance at his bloodthirsty grin immediately screams danger! This in nature maximum 30 cm long monster of the Mexican waters, you can now crochet for yourself in a much smaller, less dangerous version with this crochet pattern.

This crochet axolotl is exclusively crocheted with chain stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and row and is therefore perfectly suited for beginners.

Amigurumi Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Supergurumi

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9. Crochet Chunky Axolotl Pattern by Lenn’s Craft

Here’s an oversized Axolotl that can make the perfect companion, pillow, and hugging partner for you and your little one. This one is extra big and cute.

Crochet Chunky Axolotl Pattern by Lenn's Craft

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10. Crochet Velvet Axolotl Pattern by Katie Kitty Craft

Real Axolotls are insanely cool, but they aren’t this soft and snugly and they aren’t this huge. Luckily, this Velvet Axolotl plush is just as cute as the real thing!

Crochet Velvet Axolotl Pattern by Katie Kitty Craft

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11. Crochet Axolotl Amigurumi by Knot Bad Ami

Inspired by mudkip, the cutest amphibian, the axolotl, but in pink! Cute and kawaii, this basic and beginner friendly DIY project is perfect for any crocheter and works with any type of worsted weight yarn.

Crochet Axolotl Amigurumi by Knot Bad Ami

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12. Puffy Stuffy Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Erin Greene

There’s something really fun about making a non-traditional looking animal even more non-traditional! The axolotl is already an interesting looking character, but to make him into a Puffy Stuffy Axolotl, with exaggerated features and sparkly yarn, is something so bizarre looking, it’s adorable!

Puffy Stuffy Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Erin Greene

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13. Crochet Rainbow Axolotl Pattern by The Mary Jay

With this rainbow axolotl pattern, you can make your very own axolotl friend! Make it rainbow like the pattern or easily substitute the colors with your own favorites! 

Crochet Rainbow Axolotl Pattern by The Mary Jay

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14. Crochet Axolotl Applique Pattern by The Yarn Conspiracy

This axolotl applique can be sewn onto baby blankets, scarfs, afgans, anything you want. The appliques measure about: 8.5” x 7.5”. You can adjust the size by using a different hook size and/or yarn.

Crochet Axolotl Applique Pattern by The Yarn Conspiracy

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15. Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Crochet Toys Workshop

This unique pattern is great, especially for Minecraft fans. The square head and rectangular eyes give it that pixelated look that is close to how axolotls look in the game.

Axolotl Crochet Pattern by Crochet Toys Workshop

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CREATE YOUR OWN ADORABLE FINNED FRIEND WITH ONE OF THESE CROCHET AXOLOTL PATTERNS!

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Would you like to crochet your own menagerie of stuffed critters? You’ll definitely want to breeze through these collections to find your next project.

Now, what? Grab your hooks, unleash your creativity, and let’s have a go at some of these crochet axolotl patterns!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elle Grospe

Elle has been part of the Crochet News team since 2019 and her love of crocheting shines through in the beautiful and unique patterns that she shares with our community.

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