Learn how to crochet this beginner-friendly amigurumi flamingo pool floaty and make this season’s hottest accessory for your crochet amigurumi toys.
Hello my fellow yarn enthusiasts and welcome sweet sweet summertime! I am loving finally getting some vitamin D!
I have a super fun summer crochet pattern for you guys today, introducing the Amigurumi Flamingo Floaty 🦩.
All your crochet amigurumi toys and dolls need one of these bad boys to help them fully enjoy summertime.
They would make a great accessory to sell in your amigurumi Etsy shops and a really fun photo prop for you to use on social media!
Bonus! If you switch up the colors a little bit, you can follow this same pattern and get an amigurumi swan floaty! 🦢
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Here’s what you need to make a crochet flamingo pool floaty.
– Size F or 3.75mm crochet hook
– We Crochet Brava yarn in the colors Cotton Candy, White, and Black. This pattern uses a very tiny amount of white and black yarn
– Tapestry Needle
– Stitch Marker
– 8mm Safety Eyes (optional)
– Sewing Pins
*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.
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STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
SC- Single Crochet
INC- Increase (in this case- 2 SC in the same stitch)
DEC- Decrease, in this case, invisible decrease (explained below)
SLST- Slip Stitch
* To be repeated
- Magic Circle –We will be using the Magic Circle method for this crochet bunny pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I will link a good YouTube video for you here.
- Invisible Decrease – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.
- Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining. After you finish the stitches of one round, start right on the next without joining between. I find it handy to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to mark the start of each round so you know when each round starts/ends.
- Color Changes – change colors at the end of the round. Complete last single crochet of the round until the last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and pull through last step of the single crochet. So your single crochet will go like this: insert hook into last stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over with new color, pull through both loops on hook.
- Join As You Go (JAYG) – Joining method. Insert your hook into the first stitch of row 1 and place a SC. Remove your hook from your working yarn. Insert your hook into the first stitch in row 2. Grab the working yarn and pull it through. Repeat in each stitch around pairing up the stitches in row 1 with the stitches in row 2.
Amigurumi Flamingo Pool Floaty
We’re going to start with the donut shape of our pool floaty.
Join the ends of your chain, being careful not to get it twisted, CH 1.
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds- see special stitches above for help.
Round 1: SC 48 in the back bump (48)
Tip: If you are not familiar with crocheting in the back bump you can use your preferred method, I just think the back bump gives you a cleaner edge that will be easier to work with later on.
Place a stitch marker in the 48th space so you will know where the last stitch in round 2 is.
Round 2: *INC, SC 5* Repeat around 8 times (56)
Round 3: *INC, SC 6* Repeat around 8 times (64)
Round 4: *INC, SC 7* Repeat around 8 times (72)
Round 5: *INC, SC 8* Repeat around 8 times (80)
Rounds 6-9: SC 80 (80)
Round 10: *DEC, SC 8* Repeat around 8 times (72)
Round 11: *DEC, SC 7* Repeat around 8 times (64)
Round 12: *DEC, SC 6* Repeat around 8 times (56)
Round 13: *DEC, SC 5* Repeat around 8 times (48)
Now we are going to join round 1 with round 13 to create our donut shape. It’s easiest if you stuff your donut shape with polyfill as you go.
I like using the join as you go method (explained below). If you are unfamiliar with this method or prefer to do a slip stitch to join that’s totally fine, the inside of your floaty will have a little seem though. With the JAYG method, it lays flatter.
Squish your floaty so round 1 meets round 13.
Insert your hook into the first stitch in round 1 and place a SC.
Pull up a loop and take your hook out of your working yarn.
Insert your hook into the first stitch in Round 13, grab your loop and pull through.
Insert your hook into the second stitch in round 1 and repeat the steps joining round 1 with round 13.
Stuff with polyfill as you go.
Tie off and sew in your tail after joining round 1 with round 13.
This part of the pattern is also made in the round.
Round 1: SC 6 into magic circle (6)
Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *INC, SC* around 6 times (18)
Round 4-7: SC 1 time in each stitch around (18)
Round 8: *DEC, SC* around 6 times (12)
Round 9: *INC, SC* around 6 times (18)
Add safety eyes now. Between rows 4-5 and with 3 stitches between them. Add a little stuffing to your head then finish up the neck portion.
Rounds 10-18: SC 1 time in each stitch around (18)
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Using your black yarn
Round 1: SC 5 into a magic circle (5)
Round 2: INC, SC 4 (6)
Round 3: SC 3, INC, SC 2 (7)
Round 4: INC, SC 6 (8)
Switch to white yarn in the 8th stitch of round 4.
Round 5: SC 4, INC, SC 3 (9)
Round 6: SC 9 (9)
Tie off leaving a tail for attaching the beak onto the flamingo head.
Put a tiny bit of stuffing in the beak then sew it onto the head using the whip stitch.
Tip: If you don’t have safety eyes you can use black puff paint to make your flamingo eyes, or stitch them on with some black yarn and a tapestry needle.
Stuff your head and neck.
Sew the neck onto the top of the pool floaty body using the whip stitch.
You’re all finished! Now admire your creation.
These little things are so cute and summery. They fit perfectly around Crafty Friends like the Mia Moo Moo, the Ava Bunny and the 90’s troll! Im sure they would fit lots of other amigurumi patterns too!
Another fun way you can use one of these is as a summery photo prop for your Instagram feed!
I hope you guys love this pattern. If you make yourself one and share a pic I’d love to see! Tag me @ACRAFTYCONCEPT on Instagram or Facebook. Don’t forget your freebie!