amigurumi · Crochet · free pattern

Onigiri Pattern

Hello hello – I was working on this sushi party pattern…20170917_110026

… for Patreon, and thought the onigiri was so cute I should share on my blog, too.

I’m completely obsessed with sushi, and always load up on it every time I go to a particular restaurant near my apartment. They have the best California roll, and I love their house Unagi sauce. It’s thinner and more tangy than other sauces I’ve had before.

Anyway, I’ve always wanted to try onigiri, but no where around here serves it. I’ve tried to make it myself, but it always turns into a big sticky mess of rice and filling. I guess I’ll stick to just rolling regular sushi, and crocheting onigiri.

For this pattern, you can pretty easily add eyes and a face if you so choose, but I kept mine looking like the traditional onigiri.


white worsted weight yarn

4.00 mm crochet hook


black felt & hot glue gun

tapestry needle & scissors

Onigiri Pattern

with white, ch 2

Row 1: 6sc in first ch

Row 2: *sc, inc* (9)

Row 3: *2sc, inc* (12)

Row 4: *3sc, inc* (15)

Row 5: sc around

Row 6: *4sc, inc* (18)

Row 7: sc around

Row 8: *5sc, inc* (21)

Row 9 – 11: sc around

Row 12: *sc, dec*

Row 13: dec in all stitches

Fasten off. Stuff onigiri very firmly, stretching out the bottom stitches to get the shape if needed. Use the tail to sew end closed.

Cute a long rectangle of black felt and attach to the onigiri body with hot glue. This is the seaweed!

It’s a pretty simple little pattern. Here on the right are the other kinds of sushi I’m working on writing up now.

I’d love to see your work – tag me on Instagram @pixeledpeach or post a pic in the comments. Happy crafting!

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