12 Crochet Donkey Patterns

7 free crochet donkey patterns are included in this list of the cutest donkey amigurumi around.

Free Crochet Donkey Patterns

Adorable crochet donkey amigurumi.
Photo: Animation

This quick-to-make free crochet pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight cotton yarn, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/4 from Hobbii. You will need grey, beige, and black coloured yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2-3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: polyester stuffing, 4-5 mm safety eyes, stitch marker, tapestry needle, and scissors.

Cute crochet eyeore donkey.
Photo: FUZZ pOppi

This adorable crochet donkey cuddle buddy is available as a free Ravelry download. The pattern is available in four languages; English, Turkish, German, and Danish. Two different types of yarn are crocheted together to achieve the fluffy effect seen in this toy.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton yarn, e.g., DROPS Loves You 7 from Garnstudio, and #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight fluffy yarn, e.g., Brushed Alpaca Silk from Garnstudio.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: yarn needle, scissors, stuffing, and a small wooden button.

Two crochet donkeys in a field with crochet carrots in a basket.

This free donkey amigurumi pattern includes instructions for two donkeys. The large donkey measures approximately 14″ tall, and the smaller donkey is about 11½”.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight acrylic yarn. You will need two different shades of grey yarn and a small amount of white yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 10 mm safety eyes, 6″ x 4″ piece of pink felt, polyester fiberfill, fabric glue, darning needle, a long sewing needle, strong thread, a water erasable fabric marker, scissors, pins, and a 4″ square of cardboard for winding the mane.

Amigurumi donkey.

Asmi Handmade’s free crochet donkey pattern is easy to follow and suitable for beginners.

YARN REQUIRED: you will need a small amount of #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn in dark grey and light grey.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: some black thread for embroidering facial details, a large eye tapestry needle, scissors, toy stuffing, and safety eyes (or you can embroider the eyes if you prefer).

Sitting crochet donkey softie.
Photo: Megan A

This is a free crochet pattern. The finished crochet donkey has a standing height of approximately 10½” inches when made using the recommended hook and yarn.

Sad crochet donkey amigurumi.

Sad Donkey Amigurumi Pattern from PikachuHat

This is a free pattern.

Gray and orange crochet donley.
Photo: Ami Fan

Thunder Donkey is a free pattern, available in both English and Dutch.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton yarn e.g., Capri form Katia.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: fiberfill, sewing needle, and stitch markers.

Premium Paid Crochet Donkey Patterns

Amigurumi crochet donkey with sweater and pants.
Photo: The Little Crochet Hook

This gorgeous little amigurumi donkey is a paid pattern. The pattern includes detailed instructions and pictures and is suitable for a beginner crocheter with some experience. Don Juan works up to be approximately 5″ (13 cm) tall.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton yarn, e.g., Ricorumi DK from Rico Design. You will need light grey, pastel pink, violet, mauve, burgundy, denim blue, light brown, and medium grey coloured yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: fiberfill toy stuffing, 4.5 mm safety eyes, black embroidery thread, stitch markers, darning and embroidery needles, fabric glue, and 1″ pom-pom maker.

Standing amigurumi crochet donkey with saddle.
Photo: AmigurumiPatternsToy

This paid pattern includes many step-by-step photos and is suitable for intermediate-level crocheters. The finished crochet toy measures approximately 10½” (28 cm).

Amigurumi donkey wearing yellow pants.
Photo: AmiToyPattern

The finished toy from this paid pattern measures approximately 8″ (20 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight, cotton acrylic yarn, e.g., Jeans from YarnArt. You will need grey, cream, pink, black, and green coloured yarn. You will also need #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn in black for the mane, e.g., Mink from YarnArt.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 1.75 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: toy stuffing, 6mm sew-on half beads for eyes, needle, stitch marker scissors, long needle for thread jointing, and a button for shorts.

Two little crochet donkey amigurumi sitting together.
Photo: MiniCrochetZoo

A simple paid pattern, for a 3″ (8 cm) tall toy; includes four video tutorials.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Brilliant from Vita. You will need grey, black, and white coloured yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 1.5 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 3 mm safety eyes, fabric glue, sewing needle, scissors, pins, black embroidery thread, and polyester fiberfill.

Sweet sad-faced crochet donkey amigurumi.
Photo: PatternsStrawAnimal

This paid pattern makes a 4.6″ (10-12 cm) plush crochet donkey.

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