I guess I’m on a roll. My daughter has been yarning for an cute adorable otter after she’d seen the movie Finding Dory, and who am I to deny her of such a simple wish. That would be otterly unreasonable and shellfish of me!

This is my second Finding Dory Amigurumi, the first is Bailey the Belu-oooo-ga here.

For YOU to crochet an adorable otter out of yarn, be it for your own children or even if it is just for yourself, you’ll need:

  1. Brown yarn
  2. Fuzzy brown yarn
  3. Beads for eyes
  4. Beige yarn


From my sketches, I decided to do the one above as the smaller one looks more like a bear than a otter. It is also super cute so I guess I will work on that next but not after I take a long Amigurumi hiatus after finishing this otter.

Head

  1. Magic ring 6sc (brown yarn)
  2. 2sc x 6 (12)
  3. [2sc, 1sc] x 6 (18)
  4. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6 (24)
  5. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6 (30)
  6. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6 (36)
  7. 1sc x 36
  8. 1sc x 36
  9. 1sc x 36
  10. 1sc x 36
  11. 1sc x 36
  12. [1dec, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  13. [1dec, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  14. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  15. 1sc x 24
  16. [1sc, 1sc, 1dec] x 6
  17. Optional: Go over all the stitches with fluffy yarn.

Face

  1. Magic ring 6sc (light brown)
  2. [1sc, 1sc, 2sc] x 2

Do two and stitch on the head side by side. The nose is done by embroidering black yarn in a rounded upside-down triangle shape. Add black eyes, these are quite large 8mm diameter plastic eye beads.

Ears x 2

  1. Magic ring, 3sc (brown yarn)
  2. 2sc x 3
  3. [2sc, 1sc] x 3
  4. 1sc x 9
  5. Optional: Go over with fluffy yarn.

Make two and attach to sides of head.

Body

  1. Starting from the bottom, magic ring 6sc (brown yarn)
  2. 2sc x 6
  3. [2sc, 1sc] x 6
  4. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  5. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  6. [2sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc] x6
  7. 1 sc x 36 for next 8 rows
  8. [1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1dec] x6
  9. [1sc, 1sc, 1dec] x6

Add fluffy yarn if you like, stuff. Leave a tail for attaching the head.

Arms x2

  1. Magic ring 6sc (brown yarn)
  2. 1sc x 6
  3. 1sc x 6
  4. 1sc x 6
  5. 1sc x 2, 2sc, 1sc x 2, 2sc
  6. 1sc x 8
  7. 1sc x 8
  8. 1sc x 8
  9. Optional: Fluffy yarn.

No need to stuff if you are going to add fluffy yarn. Stuff a little if you are going to use fluffy yarn. Leave a tail of about 6cm for attaching to the body, one on each side near the top of the body.

Legs x2

  1. Magic ring 6sc (brown yarn)
  2. 1sc x 6
  3. 1sc x 6
  4. 1sc x 6
  5. 1sc x 6
  6. 1sc x 2, 2sc, 1sc x 2, 2sc
  7. 1sc x 4, 2sc, 1sc x 2, 2sc
  8. 1sc x 2, 2sc, 1sc x 4, 2sc, 1sc x 2
  9. 1sc x 12
  10. 1sc x 12
  11. 1sc x 12
  12. 1sc x 12
  13. 1sc x 12
  14. 1dec, 1sc x 2, 1dec, 1sc x 2, 1dec, 1sc x 2, 1dec, 1sc x 2
  15. 1dec, 1sc x 1, 1dec, 1sc x 1, 1dec, 1sc x 1, 1dec

No need to stuff if you are using fluffy yarn. Leave a tail of about 10cm. Join to bottom sides of body.

Tail

  1. Magic ring 6sc (brown yarn)
  2. 1sc x 6
  3. 1sc x 6
  4. 1sc x 6
  5. 1sc x 2, 2sc, 1sc x 2, 2sc
  6. 1sc x 3, 2sc, 1sc x 3, 2sc
  7. 1sc x 4, 2sc, 1sc x 4, 2sc
  8. 1sc x 5, 2sc, 1sc x 5, 2sc

Fluffy yarn is optional. Join to the bottom part of body.

  1. Chain of 6sc
  2. 1sc x 6
  3. Turn, 1sc in 2nd stitch, 1sc x 3
  4. Turn, 1sc in 2nd stitch, 1sc x 5
  5. Turn, 1sc in 2nd stitch, 1sc x 7
  6. Scallopped edge: Chain of 2sc, 1 double crochet stitch (dcs) in 3rd stitch x 3, 1sc, 1 double crochet stitch (dcs) in 3rd stitch x 3, 1sc, 1 double crochet stitch (dcs) in 3rd stitch x 3, 1sc
  7. There’s one stitch left so use that to end off your last stitch.

Do two of this and sew them together and stuff it slightly before closing it up together.


After attaching to the otter’s paws, you are done!


My Favourite shot! Looks like it is floating and enjoying its shell, isn’t it?


Hope you enjoy this otter as much as I do! I will continue to hunt for inspiration for more amigurumis to make!