Pocket Valentines – Part 7 (Crochet Pattern)

Another Pocket Valentine that was not planned. But this little axolotl would not leave me alone until I made it. 🙂 I hope you like this new addition to the Pocket Valentines series. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below.

Part 1: Envelope, Speech Bubble, and Heart

Part 2: Bear

Part 3: Narwhal

Part 4: Frog, Bunny, and Pig

Part 5: Bee (coming soon)

Part 6: Fox

Part 7: Axolotl


  1. Drops Muskat Worsted Weight: Peach, Dark Pink, Black
  2. Crochet Hook, 3.25 mm
  3. Stuffing
  4. Others: sewing needle, scissors


ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

trbl – treble

inc – increase

dec – decrease

Helpful Tutorials

Back Bump of Chain


  1. Make sure to read through the whole pattern and look at all the step-by-step pictures before crocheting the axolotl.
  2. You will notice that the pattern for the body and arms is the same as the other critters.

Arms (x 2)

Suggested color – Peach

Ch 4

Row 1: in back bump of ch only sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in last ch – 3 sts

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

External Gills (x 6)

Suggested Color – Dark Pink

Ch 3

Round 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in last ch; going around the other side of the ch 1 sc – 6 sts

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.


Suggested Colors – Peach and Dark Pink

With Peach, ch 8

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 5 chains; 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in last ch; going around the other side of the ch 1 sc in 6 chains; ch 1 and turn – 15 sts

Change Color – Dark Pink

Row 2: sc in 6 sts; (sc and hdc) in next st, (hdc, trbl, hdc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next; sc in last 6 sts – 19 sts

Fasten off both Peach and Dark Pink leaving a long Peach tail for sewing.

BODY (x 2)

Suggested Color – Pink

Ch 7

Row 1: in back bump of ch only 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc, 2 sc in last ch; ch 1 and turn – 8 sts

Row 2: inc, 6 sc, inc; ch 1 and turn – 10 sts

Rows 3 – 11: sc in each st; ch 1 and turn – 10 sts (9 rows)


Row 12: sc in 4 sts; ch 1 and turn – 4 sts

Row 13: sc in each st – 4 sts

Fasten off.


Join thread to 7th st of Row 11.

Row 1: sc in 4 sts; ch 1 and turn – 4 sts

Row 2: sc in each st – 4 sts

Sc in each st and row all around the body.

Fasten off the 1st piece. Do not break the thread from the 2nd piece.


  1. The facial features will be sewn to the piece that has not been fasten off.
  2. With Black yarn, sew the eyes on Row 4 or 5, 5 stitches apart.
  3. With Black yarn, sew a line between the eyes. The line should be 3 stitches long.
  4. Insert the needle a row below the mouth and in the middle. Pull and go around the mouth to form a curve. Insert the needle again through the same stitch and pull. Tie a knot to secure the ends.
  5. With Dark Pink, sew a couple of times a row below the eyes to make the cheeks.
  6. Sew the arms a row below the cheeks.

7. Place the two pieces of the body together with the right side facing out. Slip stitch all around going through both pieces. Stuff lightly before you finish closing the body. Finish closing the body, fasten off, and secure the stitches (I tie knots and stuff inside the body).

8. Use pins to position the External Gills in place – 3 on each side of the head. Then sew in place using the BLO of the front piece and the FLO of the back piece.

9. Sew the tail on Row 10, at the back middle of the body.

I hope you enjoyed making this little cutie.

Happy Crochet!