Haikyuu Crow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This adorable crochet Haikyuu crow would not have been possible if it hadn’t been requested by a fan and supporter of handmade work. I was approached on Etsy to design and create a pattern based on a character from the manga series, Haikyuu. I was provided with a photo of a plush version and was asked if I’d be able to make a crochet version! Looking at the photo of the plush toy I couldn’t help but squeal with delight – the character looked so cute with its tiny legs compared to the chubby body!
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Haikyuu Crow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
And after learning about Haikyu, I got even more excited: it’s a manga-turned-tv series about Volleyball! The protagonists are two underdog boys out to prove to the older boys that they are the best at volleyball. They are from a highschool called ‘Karasuno’, which means ‘crow’ in Japanese. Not only is this Haikyu crow the school animal, he’s also a fashion trend:
Pops de milk Haikyū crow fashion
I had an idea of how I would make the body but the hair was something I knew I would have to figure out – how would I crochet points around a circle without making a bunch of tiny triangles? It was a challenge I was only too happy to accept. I could have made a circle and a bunch of individual triangles to sew on after but for me these are the kind of challenges that make the project more meaningful because it means I get to learn something new. Plus, no one wants to sew a bunch of little triangles to a circle. No one.
Haikyuu Crow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
This crochet Haikyu crow has uneven spikes of hair, which posed a challenge because I wanted it to be seamless and more natural. After I devised a plan-of-attack inspired from my increasingly intimate knowledge of crocheting mandalas I got to work. I think the hair was probably my favourite and least favourite part to work on – I could visualize the end result but there were a few times I had to undo everything and start all over because math and I are not the best of friends.
pops de milk - crochet Haikyū crow
For the eyes I took a pair of plastic safety eyes and painted them with white acrylic paint – it took a few coats to get it just right. I knew the beak had to be small, but it needed a touch of attitude and I think I got that. When it was all finished I couldn’t stop grinning – it was so cute!
Haikyuu Crow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
The feet were made separately and sewn on later. I really wanted to them to be tiny compared to the body but not so tiny that they wouldn’t be visible.
pops de milk - crochet Haikyū crow feet
I shipped it off to its new home and a few days later I heard back from a very happy owner, “Thank you so much for making it exactly how I wanted.” <3

Haikyuu Crow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Materials

-Worsted weight acrylic yarn, 100g in dark navy blue, small amounts of dark orange, dark grey, and black. 

Yarn used in this pattern: Bernat Super Saver in Navy, Bronze, Dark Grey, and Black

-3.75mm and 3.00mm crochet hooks

-1 pair of white 8mm safety eyes or black eyes that have been painted with acrylic paint

-Yarn needle

-Polyester fiberfill for stuffing, approx. 1oz

Pattern Notes:  Unless otherwise indicated, pattern is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn at end of each round. Use stitch markers to keep track of rounds and increases. As with most amigurumi projects keep tension on the tighter side to ensure close and secure stitches. The placement of eyes, beak, wings, and feet is entirely up to you. 

This amigurumi is not intended for children under 3 years old.

Approx. 6 inches tall.

Stitches (American Terms)

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

dtr – double treble

inc – increase (2 sts in same st)

dec – decrease (sc2tog)

Body

Body is worked from the bottom up. Use Navy Blue yarn and 3.75 mm hook.

Round 1: make 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc] x 6 (18 sts)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc] x 6 (24 sts)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, inc] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, inc] x 6 (36 sts)

Round 7: [sc in next 5 sts, inc] x 6 (42 sts)

Round 8: [sc in next 6 sts, inc] x 6 (48 sts)

Round 9: [sc in next 7 sts, inc] x 6 (54 sts)

Rounds 10-13: Work even

Round 14: [sc in next 17 sts, inc in next st] x 3 (57 sts)

Round 15: Work even

Round 16: [sc in next 18 sts, inc in next st] x 3 (60 sts)

Rounds 17-19: Work even

Round 20: [sc in next 18 sts, dec] x 3 (57 sts)

Round 21: Work even

Round 22: [sc in next 17 sts, dec] x 3 (54 sts)

Round 23: Work even

Round 24: [sc in next 7 sts, dec] x 6 (48 sts)

Round 25: [sc in next 6 sts, dec] x 6 (42 sts)

Round 26: [sc in next 12 sts, dec] x 3 (39 sts)

Round 27: [sc in next 11 sts, dec] x 3 (36 sts)

Round 28: Work even

Attach safety eyes and begin to stuff body.

Round 29: [sc in next 4 sts, dec] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 30: [sc in next 3 sts, dec] x 6 (24 sts)

Round 31: [sc in next 2 sts, dec] x 6  (18 sts)

Round 32: [sc in next st, dec]  x 6 (12 sts)

Round 33: dec x 6 (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave ends.

Wings, make 2

3.75mm hook

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)

Round 3: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] x 4 (16 sts)

Round 4: dec, sc in next 4 sts, dec x 2, sc in next 4 sts, dec (12 sts)

Round 5: WE

Round 6: [dec, sc in next st] x 4 (8 sts)

Round 7: dec x 4

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing. Note that wings are not stuffed so they keep a somewhat flat shape – flatten the wings using the decrease placements from Round 4 to know where the creases should be.

Hair

3.75 mm hook

Round 1: make 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: inc x 6 (12 sts)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc] x 6 (18 sts)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc] x 6 (24 sts)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, inc] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, inc] x 6 (36 sts)

Round 7: [sc in next 5 sts, inc] x 6 (42 sts)

Do not fasten off.

Once there is a round shape, create triangles by making a set of chains and alternating with sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr. For example:

Triangle 1: ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in next ch, skip 4 sts on circle piece and sl st in next st.

Triangle 2: ch 6, sl st in first ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, skip 2 sts on circle piece and sl st in next st.

Once all triangles have been completed fasten off and leave a long tail. Note that there is a gap where the skipped stitches are. With yarn needle and yarn tail  sew the gaps  together. To sew onto body cut long piece of yarn and sew the hair piece at the points – this will make the process go by much faster. Finish off by securing yarn toward the centre of the circle part.

Feet, make 2

Dark grey yarn and 3.00mm hook

ch 11, *sl st in 2nd ch from hook and the next 4 sts (photo 1), **ch 5, repeat from *(photo 2), repeat from ** (photo 3), when there are 3 “toes” sl st back down remaining 6 ch (photo 4). 

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Beak

Black yarn and 3.00mm hook

Round 1: make 4 sc in magic ring

Round 2: [sc, inc] x 2 (6 sts)

Round 3: [sc, inc] x 3 (9 sts)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Assembly

With yarn needle sew the feet, beak, and wings to body. For the wings you can use stitch markers or scrap yarn to help in sewing them evenly to the body.  

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    1. Thanks for your comment. If you’re looking for free patterns I have many other blog posts where I have given away the instructions, which I put a lot of work into, for free.

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