Avocuddler Mini Crochet Pattern

Who wants to avocuddle, AGAIN!

It’s been almost one year since I designed the Avocuddler! If you haven’t seen it yet, I have the free pattern HERE on my blog! The original Avocuddler is a 23″ tall avocado pillow/stuffy! When I finished making the original I had a lot of yarn left over but not enough to make another of the same size. So I decided to make a MINI version!

The Avocuddler Mini is about 16″ tall and works up super fast! It’s cuddly, squishy, and oh so loveable! The second I finished making it, my two year old daughter quickly snagged it away from me and hasn’t stopped hugging it since!

The original Avocuddler and the Avocuddler Mini

I use Bernat Blanket Yarn for these cuddlers because it is so soft and cozy! Also, since its a super bulky weight, the patterns work up in no time at all! There are so many different colors of Bernat Blanket Yarn to choose from. For this project I use GoGo Green, Lemon Lime, and Taupe. Check out the supply list down below where I’ve added links to where to find each of the colors!

This pattern is beginner friendly and uses basic crochet stitches. If you’re ready to get started, let’s grab our supplies and let’s get making! You can also find the ad-free, easy to print PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry!

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Difficulty: Easy


● The front and back panels are worked in rows. At the end of each row CH 1 and turn. The CH 1 does not count as a stitch. The pit is worked in the round. Do not join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to keep proper count.
● Repeat instructions given between asterisks (*) until the end of each round or until otherwise stated.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each round states the total number of stitches for that row/round.
● Final size is approximately 16″ tall.


9 STs by 7 Rows in SC = 4 x 4
Adjust hook up or down to meet gauge


● Bernat Blanket Yarn in
Go-Go Green (darker green): approx. 2.8 oz (57 yards)
Lemon Lime (lighter green): approx. 2.5 oz (51 yards)
Taupe (brown): approx. 0.5 oz (11 yards)
● Medium (4) Weight Yarn in Black for mouth (approx. 6”)
Hook: 8.00 mm (L)
Polyester Fiber Fill for stuffing (approx. 5 oz)
● 2 12 mm Safety Eyes
Yarn Needle and Scissors and Stitch Marker

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG –Single Crochet Two Together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet


Front Panel (Lemon Lime)

CH 7

Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd CH from the hook, SC in each CH across until 1 CH remains, 2 SC in last CH (8)

Rows 2-7: 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in each ST across until 1 ST remains, 2 SC in last ST (10, 12, 14, 16, 18)

Rows 8-11: SC in each ST across (20)

Row 12: SC2TOG, SC across until 2 STs remain, SC2TOG (18)

Row 13: SC in each ST across (18)

Rows 14-23: Repeat rows 12 & 13 until there are 8 STs across

Row 24: SC x2, HDC, DC x 2, HDC, SC x2 (8)

SC in the same ST. Working to the left, make a SC boarder around the entire panel (you will work 2 SC in each of the 4 corners to help make a smooth corner and work 1 SC in each row/ST). There will be a total of 67 SC around. SL ST to first SC and tie off yarn. Set aside front panel and move onto the pit.

Pit (Taupe)

Magic Circle, CH 1

Round 1: SC x8 inside circle (8)

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around (16)

Round 3: *SC in the 1st ST, 2 SC in the next* (24)

Round 4: *SC in the 1st 2 STs, 2 SC in the next* (32)

Round 5: SC in each ST around (32)

Tie off yarn leaving long 24″ tail. Place pit onto the front panel centered between rows 6 & 14. Use stitch markers to keep the pit in place and take your yarn needle and sew the pit onto the front panel. Be sure to stuff with fiber fill before sewing the pit up completely. When you reach the end, secure the yarn on the back with a few knots.

Optional: Place eyes centered between rows 18 & 19 and about 2 STs apart. Using the 6” strand of black medium weight yarn, make a “V” shape between the eyes to create a smile.

Back Panel (GoGo Green)

Repeat the instructions of the Front Panel but do not tie off yarn at the end.

Place the front and back panels together so that they line up, and the face on the front panel is on the outside. Working in both panels, SC the pieces together. You will work 1 SC in each ST around for a total of 67 SC. Be sure to stuff with fiber fill before stitching it up completely. Tie off and weave in end.

And you’re all done!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern for the Avocuddler Mini! Don’t forget to check out the free pattern for the original Avocuddler and share any photos of your finished creations on Instagram and tagging @theturtletrunk!

You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern, and I’d love if you could please link back to this page. You do not have permission to republish or distribute this pattern in any way or claim it as your own. Do not use my photos in your sale listings or for any other purposes. Thank you.

4 thoughts on “Avocuddler Mini Crochet Pattern”

  • Hi there! So I’m working on making this pattern (and the big one, too), but the mini isn’t turning out at long as you said it should. I’ve made the front twice now, and it only measures to 12″. Is there possibly a step missing in the pattern? I’ve noticed in the big one that for a certain number of rows in the middle, you just crochet back and forth after hitting the longest length. But this pattern skips that. Is that what I’m missing? Thank you so much! Love love love the pattern and your creative mind for making it up!

    • Hi Aimee! I read through the pattern and it is correct, are you sure you worked all 24 rows? It also works back and forth working the same amount of stitches for 4 rows (8-11), if you wanted that part to be a little longer you could work a few more rows there. It could also be that your tension is a bit tighter than mine so yours just isn’t as tall. I know when I made this pillow vs the larger one, my tension was a bit looser on the small one. I hope this helps you!

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