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Zuki The Potted Pal - Blooming Axolotl Buddy Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Hey everyone! This post features our friend Bloomalotl's second pattern. The success we had with her first, the Kitsune Fox Plush, was a perfect lead into the amazing design we're sharing today—enjoy!

If you want to publish a pattern on Love & Crochet just like Bloomalotl, send us a quick message here! It's been a joy to work with designers all over the world, and we'd love to see what you have to offer as well.

With that said, let's dive into the pattern!

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This little crocheted friend is adorable whether it's in or out of its cozy pot. You can crochet the axolotl on its own, or follow the pattern to create a highly customizable pot of any width or height. Not to mention, the color combinations are practically endless! We're excited to see how yours turns out!

Let us know how the pattern goes through any of these social channels!

Difficulty: Intermediate


5.5" (13.97 cm) tall

1.5" (3.81 cm) wide

2.75" (6.99 cm) length


Gray Size 4 Worsted Yarn

Hook- US, G/6 (4.0 mm)

Tapestry Needle


Mr - Magic Ring

Rnd - Round

Htr - Half treble crochet

Sc - Single Crochet

St - Stitch

Rep - Repeat

Flo - Front Loop Only

Fo - Fasten Off

Bbl - Bobble (6 trebles)

Sl st - Slip Stitch

Sts - Stitches

Tr - Treble

Inc - Increase (2 sc in one st)

Dec - Decrease (sc)


Plant Pot (1x)

With gray yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: In mr, 6 sc [6]

Sc increase to desired width

Next rnd: sl st in each st

Htr to desired height. If it doesn’t stand, htr to double the desired height and fold in half

Axolotl (1x)

With white yarn, create mr

Rnd 1: In mr, 6 sc [6]

Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]

Rnd 3: sc, inc 6x [18]

Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc 6x [24]

Rnd 5: 6 sc, bbl, 6 sc, bbl, 10 sc [24]

Rnd 6-8: sc in each st [24]

Rnd 9: 6 sc, bbl, 6 sc, bbl, 10 sc [24]

Rnd 10: 2 sc, dec x6 [18]

Rnd 11: sc, dec x6 [12]

Rnd 12: in flo - sc, inc x6 [18]

Rnd 13: 2 sc, inc x6 [24]

Rnd 14-16: sc in each st

Rnd 17: 2 sc, dec x6 [18]

Add toy eyes in desired location (refer to images for inspiration)

Stuff toy

Rnd 18: sc, dec x6 [12]

Rnd 19: dec x6 [6]

Fo and hide remaining yarn endings

Add blush below eyes


Attach blue yarn to top of head

(1) Sc, htr, sc in same st. (2) In next st, sc, htr, tr, htr, sc in same st. (3) In next st repeat step (1)

Repeat on other side of head


Attach blue yarn on the back, 4 sts up from bottom

Row 1: sc in next 4 sts

Row 2-6: htr in each sc

Row 7: 2 sc, htr, tr

How did your blooming axolotl turn out? Feel free to share the creativity you put into your project to make it unique—I know you did, and we'd love to see it! Anyway, thank you so much for sticking around to the end, and we're so proud of your work!

Don't forget to contact us if you want to publish your own pattern on Love & Crochet just like Bloomalotl.

Stay safe and see you in the next pattern!

-Sarah 💕

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