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Amigurumi Spaghetti and Meatballs Crochet Pattern

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This amigurumi spaghetti and meatball was a design that a friend challenged me to make, and how could I resist? I met Jake Kenyon of Is That Ken Yarn when I went up to Rhinebeck, NY for the NY Sheep and Wool Festival in October. I was just contemplating this crazy idea of an amigurumi advent calendar at the time, and his excitement really helped me get motivated to make it work. He said he always wanted to see a spaghetti and meatballs amigurumi and asked if I could include that design in the 25 amigurumis I was making. I almost had to stop talking to him because my mind immediately started to spin on how to make this work! Jake had asked for the design to be heavy on the meatball, and I’m so happy with how this one turned out!

Amigurumi Spaghetti and Meatballs

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There’s 4 main parts to this design, as you can see from the photo. Of course, the main ‘course’ is the meatball, which has the eyes and mouth of the amigurumi. On top of the meatball is the marinara sauce, and underneath is a bed of spaghetti noodles. The noodles themselves are loosely attached to the meatball, so I needed a plate to contain it all, and that’s the last piece. The sauce, meatball and plate are made separately and then attached, while the noodles are attached as you make them.

Let’s break this down a bit more.

The meatball is a similar design to the Amigurumi Persimmon. It’s just a round, squat ball worked in continuous rounds, with eyes added at the half-way mark. You can check out the Amigurumi Persimmon video tutorial on tips and techniques to make the meatball.

The sauce on top and plate on the bottom are simple crocheted circles worked in seamed rounds. I added a few shells and decorative elements to the sauce to give it a more random shape like a spoonful of sauce, and it can be attached to the meatball any way you’d like.

My favorite part about this design is the spaghetti noodles. Jake specifically wanted loose noodles, so he could “drape it over the meatball”. I thought that was such a fun idea and really wanted to give the noodles a lot of flexibility. So, the noodles are long strings of chains attached to the bottom of the meatball at about the half-way point in the noodle. It’s almost like I made an octopus with a meatball head and spaghetti arms!

spaghetti amigurumi

Once everything is sewn together, you can arrange the noodles any way you’d like on the little plate – drape it over the meatball, have the meatball sit tucked in among a pile of noodles, or have the noodles even spill off the plate!

The video below assumes that you can follow the written pattern to create the 3 major pieces – the meatball, sauce and plate. Then I show you how to make and attach the noodles and assemble the whole dish. I really hope you like this design as much as I do!

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • sl st  – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase: work 2 sc in same st
  • dec – decrease: work 2 sc together
  • shell – Sk 1 st. Work 5 dc in next st. Sk 1 st, sl st in next st.
  • cluster – ch 3. *Yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.* Repeat * 2 more times. Yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook. Ch 3, sl st in next st.

Pattern Notes

  • Rounds in the meatball are worked continuously with no seams.
  • Rounds in the sauce are joined in the round.
  • Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
  • Amigurumi can be closed using this technique.

Amigurumi Spaghetti and Meatballs Instructions

MEATBALL

  • Worked in BROWN
  • Worked in continuous rounds

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)

Round 2: Work 2 sc into each st around. (12)

Round 3: Work [1 sc, inc] 6x around. (18)

Round 4: Work [2 sc, inc] 6x around. (24)

Round 5: Work [3 sc, inc] 6x around. (30)

Round 6-8:  Work 1 sc in each st around. (30)

Round 9: Work [3 sc, dec] 6x around. (24)

Round 10: Work 1 sc in each st around. (24)

Round 11: Work [2 sc, dec] 6x around. (18)

  • Add eyes between Rounds 7 and 8.
  • Sew mouth between Rounds 6 and 7, centered between the eyes.

Round 12: Work [1 sc, dec] 6x around. (12)

  • Stuff the amigurumi.

Round 13: Work 6 dec. (6)

  • Fasten off, close, and weave in ends.

 

SAUCE

  • Worked in DARK RED
  • Worked in seamed rounds

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, inc] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [5 sc, inc] 3x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (21)

Round 5: Do not chain. Sk 1 st (same st as join). Work 1 shell, 1 cluster, 2 shells, 1 cluster, 2 sc, 1 shell. (See abbreviations above for definitions of shell and cluster stitches, and this video for extra help.

  • Fasten off with long tail. Tail is used to sew the sauce to the top of the meatball.

 

PLATE

  • Worked in WHITE or color of choice
  • Worked in seamed rounds

Round 1: Start with a 9inch tail. Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, inc] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)

Round 4: Ch 2. Work [2 hdc, hdc inc] 6x around. Join to first hdc with sl st. (24)

Round 5: Ch 2. Work [2 hdc, hdc inc] 8x around. Join to first hdc with sl st. (32)

Round 6: Ch 3. Work [3 dc, dc inc] 8x around. Join to first dc with sl st. (40)

Round 7: Switch to H hook. Work sl st in each st around. (40)

 

NOODLES (Make 4)

  • Switch to D hook. Start with a slip knot on your hook.

Row 1: Work 60 chains.

Row 2: Starting from the 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sl st in each ch across. *Stop about mid-way through the row. Insert hook into bottom of meatball between Rounds 2 and 3, yo, pull through meatball and complete sl st. Continue working 1 sl st in each ch across.

  • Fasten off, tie ends together securely.

bottom of meatball showing spaghetti noodles

ASSEMBLY

  • Sew sauce onto top of meatball using the long ending tail.
  • Sew plate to the bottom of the meatball using the long beginning tail.
  • Arrange noodles on plate around the meatball.

If you enjoyed this pattern and are showing it off to the world, make sure to tag me @1dogwoof with the hashtag #AmigurumiAdventCAL. I can’t wait to see all your creations! You can also head over to the Amigurumi Advent Calendar intro post to see the entire collection!

Spaghetti and Meatballs amigurumi

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1 Comment

  1. Ashley

    This is so adorable! I’m a mom of five and crocheting is my way of relaxing. I love projects like this because they work up fast and my littles get a new toy. Thanks for sharing!

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