Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wee Bits Basic Body Pattern

The basic pattern from head to foot is about 5.5 inches tall. The Wee Bits are a series of patterns where we use one body pattern but can make different characters just by changing the ears and tails and adding other parts. UPDATE: Please note I have made a pattern name change from Wee Ones to Wee Bits. After I published the video tutorial with the name Wee Ones, I found a pattern series called the Wee Ones done with knitting. I don't feel right keeping a name that was already in use even if it was knitted so Wee Bits it is!

Please note this page will be updated with pattern links as each new Wee Bit character pattern is added.

Bear, Frog and Bunny

Scroll down this page for the wee ones basic pattern. Look for the green print friendly
button at the bottom of this pattern and there you will also find the option to leave a donation.

Thank you so very much and enjoy!

Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color of your choice

for the same size wee ones as pictured use a 3.75 mm to a 4.0 mm hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
100% polyester stuffing
you can use felt, buttons, a french knot or paint eyes on. I used 7.5mm safety eyes that I glued in after the doll was done.
*Please note that different animals will have the eyes placed on different rows. Some are in between the 7th and 8th row and some are in between the 8th and 9th row. All with 5 or 6 visible stitches holes between them.


st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc =  half double crochet * used for thumbs only
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch

2tog = crochet 2 stitches together

f/o = finish off
*In the video tutorial I show how to crochet each row, how to stuff and shape, and also how to sew the parts together. The video follows along with the order of the written pattern. Click here for the video.

Head and Body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)
6-11) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
12) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (24)
13) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
14) 1sc then 2tog (12)
15) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
17-20) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
*stuff head, shape while stuffing
21) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
22) 1sc then 2tog (12)
*stuff body, make sure to stuff more into the head and neck area as needed.

23) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the remaining st and pull tight to close *be sure to add in more stuffing as needed before you
close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body.

Below are instructions for both a leg with a foot or a straight leg no foot. I've done this so those of you who find it too frustrating to decrease so close together can just make a leg with no decreases. The leg with the foot isn't difficult but if you're new to crochet you might find it too awkward to decrease in small rounds.

Legs With Feet:

1) magic circle
or an adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) 2tog twice then 1sc in next 8st (10)
5) 2tog twice then 1sc in next 6st (8)
6-8) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot. Use the back end of a pencil, push it into the heel and pull the front of the foot with your fingers. You should see more of a foot shape now. Stuff the foot, very lightly stuff the leg. View the video if you have troubles shaping the foot

Straight Legs, No Feet:
1) magic circle
or an adjustable loop with 7st (7)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff very lightly.

1) magic circle
or an adjustable loop with 6st (6)
-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st next st and f/o and leave a tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

ASSEMBLY: In the video tutorial the assembly section starts here

1) sew on the arms. The arms are right under the head, whip stitched around the 16th row.
2) sew the legs to the body. Pin both legs on first to make sure you are leaving room for the 2nd leg. You can remove the 2nd leg while you sew on the first. Please view the video if you have troubles with this part.
 Now you are done the basic body you can make your own character or scroll back up to the top for the links to the patterns I have available.

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.

Copyright 2015 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

My hope is that you have enjoyed this pattern. You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it.  


  1. Are the instructions for the arms missing or am I simply not seeing them?
    Already did the rest. The instructions are well written and easy to understand. Thanks.

    1. yes they are listed right under the optional instructions for the legs. Or right above the assembly section.

      And thanks! I'm so glad you find the pattern easy to understand, that's what I strive for :)


    2. Arms:
      1) magic circle or an adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
      sl st next st and f/o and leave a tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

  2. There they are! Thanks. :)
    Will post a picture of the finished koala on facebook tomorrow as its time for me to go to bed now.

  3. merci beaucoup je vais faire le koala et attendre la suite avec beaucoup d'impatience
    vos modèles sont très bien faits

  4. I LOVELOVELOVE your channel and blog. You are such an awesomely creative person! I'm using this pattern now to make a teddy bear for someone.
    You rock! Keep it up!
    xo, ~Maria

  5. every time i try to access the video tutorial it takes me to a survey. i would really like to view the tutorial

    1. where are you clicking? I just clicked the video link and it went right to the video. The video is on youtube, it has an ad that you can skip after it plays for at least 5 seconds, the skip ad option is in the lower right corner of the screen. The video link you should be clicking is located just above the Head and Body section of the written pattern

  6. I want to make one of these but in the size of a Little Bigfoot version, can you tell me which body is should use to make it that size please.

    1. you would have to adjust the parts to be the right size as well and that would make it a whole different pattern on it's own. You can use any one of the Bigfoot patterns. Scroll up and look to your right for the Label List, click on "Little Bigfoot" they'll all come up from there, or scroll to the top and type "Little Bigfoot" into the search bar

  7. I'm making a couple of these for friends/family for Christmas.

  8. Love this! Your awesome!!!! ;D

  9. I'm a complete beginner to crochet (I learned yesterday) and this is my first project as its so adorable. My work so far actually looks really good, I'm up to row 20. My only problem is on the rows where decrease for the neck, there are gaps between some of the stitches. I know this was due to the yarn tension being too loose, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to fix that without having to undo all my work. I was thinking about weaving yarn through the areas with holes. Would this work?
    Thanks so much for the patterns & tutorials. I find them easy to comprehend and your voice is calming. I'm still a bit confused on counting stitches in a row, but getting there. Thanks again.

    1. Visibly increase your tension on the row between the increasing and decreasing.

    2. so sorry for late reply. If you are seeing gaps in your stitches when you decrease try the invisible decrease by crocheting in the front loops only when you crochet two together. I know it's a year late but hope that helps!

  10. Adoro seus padrões muitíssimo obrigada pela doação de seus trabalhos maravilhosos, sua voz é musica para os ouvidos bjs em seu coração linda Sharon.

  11. Thank you so much for this and all of your amazing patterns. I finished the head and body tonight and will do arms and legs tomorrow. I think the really fun part will be showing my daughter all of the options and letting her pick what I turn the basic body into. So awesome and very much appreciated.

    1. Hi I finish all in 10 minutes only its awesome and easy

  12. Hi sharon! First I'd like to say that I love your patterns and I thank you fit sharing then for free! Next I'd like to ask you a question. I am converting your wee bits body into a Teletubby. I would like to post the instructions on how to make it into a Teletubby on my blog. I will not post any instructions on how to make the body but will post a link to your blog. Would that be okay?

    1. for sure.
      Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate that :)

      Have fun!

  13. Hi Sharon, I just wanted to say your channel and
    Blog are amazing I had tried to make amigurumi using other channels but it was really hard to follow now I've made Tons and tons and tons and given them away as presents to my family I have also managed to convert some designs into Lovey's and teddy bears holding blankets

  14. Hello Sharon! I love, love, love all the patterns that you have to offer. I have made several and the teddy bear has to be one of my favorites. I like to make that bear in pink or blue and give it at baby showers. The mothers all love them. I have also made your angel bear and given it to some couples that have experienced what you niece experiences. They were all moved to tears when I gave them and I was blessed by them. At this time I am making the unicorn for my cousin who I will be visiting in October. I hope she loves it as much as I do. Once again thank you for all your hard work and for allowing us to experience the joy of making your creations. God bless!

  15. Hello i just want to know if i will be able to make these using a little thicker yarn with a bigger hook? Thank you so much for your time and for these awesome patterns!!

  16. Hi Sharon, how do you double the size of your basic body pattern? Can I repeat each round twice? Loving your easy to follow patterns both on video and the written ones. Thank you for sharing them xx

  17. Hi Sharon I'm a beginner and I'm having trouble making the magic ring and holding my yarn properly at the same time. Any suggestions?

    1. Hey Queen Lowe there are some really amazing video tutorials on Utube on how to make the magic ring and the adjustable loop!!! Try jayda in stitches she does an easy way to make it very easy for beginners also crochet crowd has an entire series on beginner crochet tutorials that you will learn a great deal from I'm new as well and these are the ones that helped me most also check and see if Sharon has them she very well could have them on her Utube channel good luck stick with it after the annoying part of learning is over you'll love to crochet lol

  18. Hi Sharon I'm soooooo so in love with your adorable lil characters ALL OF THEM!!! When I read about u in your blog I was floored to learn that u have been crocheting only since 2010!!! You are a natural as anyone can see I thought honestly you have been doing this your entire life it's so awesome and your parents so impeccable and your tutorials are so clear and u are able to see exactly which stitch your going into and u don't over explain anything u explain to the point but well enough for any beginner to clearly understand!!! I appreciate u sharing your designs so freely it's such a great thing!!!! I have one question which is probably written somewhere I just can't seem to find it lol.... are the wee bits body the same as your little Bigfoot body patterns or are they different I looked for a video tutorial on how to crochet the body but ONKY found where u had to shorten the video due to life which I completely understand I was just curious again thank you for all your hard work and sharing the love of crochet with the world I'm looking forward to hearing back from u until then happy hooking!!!!!!

    1. awe, thank you so much for the kind words, that really means a lot!

      These guys are the same style as the LBF but different size. What video were you looking for exactly? I have a number of full length LBF videos on youtube.
      I also have a number of full length videos for these wee bits, the different characters.
      I can leave you a link if I knew which one.

      Looking forward to your reply!

  19. I left a comment yesterday but I think it was too large lol anyway are your wee bits body the same as the little big foot body!? Your patterns are absolutely THE BEST happy hooking

    1. no, it wasn't too large. I answered you. Scroll up here in the comments :)

    2. How long did it take you no distractions

  20. Thank you so much I like making your pattern they are so easy to read and understand I made the bigfoot pig and glasses when i have time I hope to make a few of the wee ones too still like to make some of the bigfoot one too lol

  21. Thank you for the amazing pattern! Any chance you could create clothes to fit the dolls? I'm making mine into little dolls for my girls. Or if anyone knows how I could go about making my own clothing to fit them?


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