Sumikko Gurashi Amigurumi Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail Crochet Free Pattern

Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail

Do you know Nisetsumuri is not really a snail? It is indeed a slug who carries a shell on its back and pretends to be a snail. Like the Sumikko Dinosuar Tokage, it hides its real identity to avoid being captured.  And bcause of their similar false identity, it is closest friends with Tokage.

How to crochet Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail?


Acrylic Yarn
Pale Blue (for shell)
White (for body and tentacles)

Lace Yarn:
Black (for eyes and mouth)

Crochet Hook:
I used 4/0 here but any hook that fit your yarn would do

Yarn Needle:
for sewing the parts together

Abbreviations (US terms):

  • sl st - slip stitch
  • ch(s) - chain(s)
  • sc - single crochet
  • st - stitch
  • sc dec - 1 single crochet in 2 stitch

Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail Amigurumi Pattern Instructions

Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail Body Crochet Pattern

Round 1:
In white yarn, make a Magic Circle with 7sc. Close the circle with sl st. (7st)

In the following rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.

Round 2-10:
1sc in each st. (7st)

Round 11:
1sc dec. Repeat twice. 1sc in next st. (4st)

Stuff only the first half of the body before fasten off.

The body of Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail is formed. 

Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail Shell Crochet Pattern

Round 1:
In Pale Blue yarn, make a Magic Circle with 7sc. Close the circle with sl st. (7st)

In the following rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.

Round 2-7:
1sc in each st. (7st)

Stuff before fasten off and leave a long tail. Then, roll it tightly and use the long tail yarn to sew and fix the shape firmly.

The shell of Minniko Nisetsumuri Snail is formed. 

Adding details of the shell

Follow the step-by-step guide here and randomly make French Knots on the shell with White yarn.

Tips: Do it freely on both front and back side to make it look natural.

If you find it too difficult, you can also use short running stitches as an alternative.

After making the details, sew it onto the body of the snail.

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Nisetsumuri Snail Face Details:

Make 2 in white yarn. Ch2 and fasten off with a long tail to sew between Row 1 and 2.

In black, embroidery the shape of eyes on around Row 2-3 with 1st gap.

In black, embroidery the shape of mouth on 1 row below the eyes.

Yay! It's done~

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