Nutcracker Plushie - Crochet Pattern

The Blue Elephants

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The crochet nutcracker looks a little like Einstein without his hat! As always, I used simple stitches to create the basic shapes of this crochet plushie. Then I added in some extra details by embroidering on the gold laces on the boots and the buckle of his belt. I had a lot of fun looking up different nutcracker designs for this pattern, although I wanted to make it a bit cuter than most of the ones I saw. Something about the face always seemed a little creepy and stern! Also, most of the designs I saw were red and black, but I decided to go with a blue outfit instead since so many other Christmas things are either red or green.

The finished plushie is 11” tall. 

  • Instant download PDF
  • Standard USA terms
  • 11 page PDF with clear instructions and detailed step by step pictures
  • Crochet skill level: beginner, some amigurumi experience helpful
  • Includes brand + color of yarn used
  • Uses a 3.25mm (D) crochet hook


You only need some basic crochet skills to make this:

  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Magic loop
  • Basic Increases
  • Basic decreases
  • Basic seaming


THIS IS A PATTERN ONLY, not a finished item. You may sell items made from this pattern but please do not claim my work as your own. If you sell your items, please give credit to The Blue Elephants and link back to my shop.