Meet Oliver the baby Amigurumi Wombat! Oliver is a very inquisitive wombat who loves to snuffle about the place, and his favourite things are sleeping, digging holes, messing up my stuff, and eating flowers.
Wombats are one of my favourite animals, so when I couldn’t find a free amigurumi pattern online I just had to make my own! These Australian mammals are herbivores who live in burrows and typically come out at night to go about their business. As a wombat’s young are raised in the pouch of a female until about 6 months, they are more specifically classified as marsupials. There are three main species of wombat that live in south-eastern Australia, although some small pockets of them still apparently exist in south-west Australia. Being a West-Aussie I have never seen them in the wild – only in the zoo.
As cute as wombats look, they would not make very good pets (I have to come to terms with that ;)). They are about a metre long and weigh about 20-35kg. Although they move slowly, if threatened they can sprint short bursts up to 40km/h and won’t hesitate to attack you! Their powerful back legs can give you a nice swift kick, their sharp teeth and claws can give you a severe gouge, and their size and weight can bowl an adult human over at a run. Wikipedia offers some funny (but very useful) advice: “Humans who accidentally find themselves in an affray with a wombat may find it best to scale a tree until the animal calms and leaves.“
They are quite clever and can be tamed somewhat to be patted and cuddled, but they have strong instincts so even if they have been bred in captivity they can still be released into the wild to thrive. Fortunately for you, my amigurumi wombats have been bred to enjoy your love and home environment! To find out how to breed your very own wombat, read on below.
Baby Wombat Amigurumi Pattern
My patterns are written down as I create my amigurumi, but let me know if there is anything missing. This is quite a general pattern and could easily be adapted to make other animals (e.g. pig, bear, etc).
You will need to know how to crochet in the round and sew separate items together. See my Amygurumi page for details if you get stuck!
Wombat fur can range from cream to grey, brown, or black, so you have a choice of colours to choose from. But of course, your wombat can be whatever colour you choose!
* Yarn (one colour for whole wombat)
* Stuffing/filler (I used polyfill/polyester fibre)
* Crochet Hook
* Yarn Needle
* Materials for eyes and nose (purchased plastic ones, ones made of wool or tapestry yarn, felt, etc)
Note: US crochet stitch terminology is used. ch=chain, sc=single crochet (US), 2sc in next sc=increase, sc2tog=decrease (crochet two sc together to make one sc). I use the invisible decrease method for all decreases.
RND1: 4sc magic circle 
RND2: sc in next 1 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND3: 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND4: sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND5: sc in next 6 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND6: sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND7: 20 sc around 
RND8: sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog. Repeat 
RND9: sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog. Repeat  **stuff head**
RND10: sc in next 6 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND11: sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND12: 18 sc around 
RND13: sc in next 8 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND14: sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND15: 24 sc around 
RND16: 24 sc around 
RND17: 24 sc around 
RND18: 24 sc around 
RND19: 24 sc around 
RND20: sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog. Repeat 
RND21: sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog. Repeat 
RND22: sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog. Repeat 
RND23: sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog. Repeat  **stuff body**
RND24: sc2tog. Repeat 
Finish off, put yarn tail inside body.
Wombat: Ears (make 2)
RND1: 5sc magic circle 
Slip stitch, cut yarn with plenty spare. Squish ear together so the third stitch will be the “point” of the ear. Tie the two threads at the bottom together, and sew this bit to head.
Wombat: Feet (make 4)
RND1: 4sc magic circle 
RND2: 2sc in next sc. Repeat 
RND3: 8 sc around 
RND4: 8 sc around 
Slip stitch, cut yarn with plenty spare. Sew each foot to body.
Wombat: Finishing Touches
Create and attach eyes and nose to wombat, and even stitch a small mouth beneath the nose if you like. You may also want to create and add other decorative touches to pretty up your wombat (they do like to be spoilt) – perhaps a nice flower, scarf, button, or hat?
Now you have your very own little Aussie wombat! Why not make a whole family of them to forage round your house?
Note: You are free to use this pattern to make as many wombats (and similar animals) as you like, but please do not post this pattern anywhere else. If you follow my pattern and blog about it I would appreciate a link back to my website (so others can make it too!). I do not mind if you sell items you make from my patterns, but please be fair and acknowledge the pattern source. More information about pattern use here: http://amysodyssey.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/my-crochet-patterns/