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  • Meghan Douglass

Gerald the Hamster No Sew Pattern

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

Crochet hamster

This crochet pattern is to make this adorable hamster. This is a super easy, no sew pattern that is quick to work up. Perfect for last minute gifts and market prep. His chunky bobble body makes him so cuddly.

If you would like to see any of the pattern in more detail, I have done a detailed YouTube tutorial you can follow along to.


You can use any yarn you have lying around for this pattern. I love making it with chunky and plush yarns but can also be made with thinner yarns to create adorable little key chains.

Other Materials

  • Crochet hook, size appropriate to chosen yarn (I would recommend one or two sizes smaller than the recommended size on yarn label)

  • Yarn needle

  • Poly fill

  • Stitch markers (I never work without these and place one in the last stitch of each round)

  • Safety eyes (choose a size that suits your yarn and project)

*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

Abbreviations and Stitches

  • MR: Magic ring

  • SC: Single crochet

  • Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)

  • Dec: SC decrease using the invisible method

  • BBL: Bobble stitch

  • (...) x n: Repeat instructions in the brackets n times

*In this pattern we use a four stitch bobble stitch to create the arms, legs and tail.

If you want help with any of these stitches please check out my tutorial videos.


Starting from the bottom and working up

R1: 6SC in a MR R2: Inc x 6 (12) R3: (SC, inc) x 6 (18) R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24) R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)

R6: 6SC, BBL, 8SC, BBl, 8SC, BBL, 5SC(30)

R7-11: 30SC (5 rows)

R12: 7SC, BBL, 19 SC, BBL, 2SC (30)

R13: 30SC

R14: (3SC, Dec) x 6 (24)

R15: 24SC

R16: (2SC, Dec) x 6 (18)

R17: 7SC, BBL, 8SC, BBL, 1SC (18)

Place safety eyes between rows 15 and 16 about 5 stitches apart (check placement based on position of arms and ears)

R18: (SC, Dec) x 6 (12)

R19: Dec x 6

Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the hole closed.

Now you have an adorable little hamster.

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