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Amigurumi Advertising Characters

The advertising mascots of the 1970s and 1980s were the best! Make a few for yourself with some of these amigurumi advertising mascot patterns.

Product Mascots Advertising Character Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
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I am a total geek, so as you can guess, I have always been infatuated with advertising characters. Why would a company not use cute cartoon characters for their commercials? And in my opinion, the best mascots came from the 70s and 80s. Back then, there were commercial characters everywhere, from cereal mascots to cigarette advertising mascots.



If you're a fan of advertising mascots and enjoy crochet, then you'll love the world of advertising mascot crochet patterns. With a variety of patterns available, you can create your very own versions of beloved characters like Nerds Candy, the Michelin Man, or the Kool-Aid Man. These patterns make for great DIY projects and unique gifts for fellow advertising mascot enthusiasts.


What is Amigurumi?

So, what is amigurumi? Amigurumi is a fancy word for crocheted stuffed dolls. The name comes from a combination of two Japanese words: “ami” and “nuigurumi”. These dolls can be made in any size. And if you do not know how to crochet, some patterns use knitting techniques instead.



Below are 28 of the best amigurumi advertising character patterns I could find. I hope there is a pattern you will want to complete. I know there are countless product mascots I want to start. I just need to find the time. I swear I need to set at least one day a week aside just to craft. But I guess that is the dream of many crafters.


26 Amigurumi Advertising Characters


1. JUICE GUY - KOOL-AID MAN CROCHET PATTERN

Oh Yea! If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you couldn’t get away from the Kool-Aid Man. He was everywhere! And he was/is awesome. I remember friends have the Kool-Aid Man pitcher and cups. I wanted a set so bad. Maybe I should be on the lookout for one.


This advertising mascot amigurumi crochet pattern contains detailed instructions and tons of photos to help you create the destructive advertising icon. You will also receive information on how to read the pattern and use the same techniques as the artist.


Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Kool Aid Man Food Mascots Adverising Characters

2. NUTS ABOUT DEEZ NUTS FAN ART - CROCHET PATTERNS ONLY

Mr. Peanut has been a fan favorite for years. And there has been a lot of controversy regarding the Planters brand mascot after his death in a 2020 Super Bowl commercial.


This advertising mascot amigurumi crochet pattern includes both peanut food characters.


Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Planters Mr Peanut Food Mascots Adverising Characters

3. CAPT. CRUNCH A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL

Cap’n Crunch has been bringing adventure to the breakfast table since 1963. And he is still one of the most recognized cereal mascots today.


The Captain Crunch PDF pattern includes written instructions and photos. It is an intermediate level crochet pattern. The completed Cap’n Crunch doll will measure approximately 15" tall.


Cereal Mascots Captain Crunch Advertising Characters Crochet Patterns




4. SCRUBBING BUBBLE

Who didn’t love the Scrubbing Bubbles brand advertising mascots? I know I would love if they would come to my house and clean my bathroom for me. To dream!


Are you looking for a free amigurumi crochet pattern? This one would be fun to make. And not to mention it is so cute. Make one or more of these Scrubbing Bubble advertising characters to place in your bathroom or give away as gifts.


Scrubbing Bubbles Advertising Mascots Character Brand Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

5. CROCHET NERDS CANDY MASCOT PDF PATTERN: DIGITAL FILE

As a child, I was drawn to the colorful Nerds candy mascots. And I must admit, I still think they are so cute! How could such a simple food cartoon character design be so perfect? And the advertising worked because all the kids wanted a box of flavorful, colorful Nerds candy.


This advertising mascot amigurumi crochet pattern includes lots of photos to help you create these adorable little Nerds candy mascots. The pattern was designed for anyone that has a basic understanding of simple crochet. The finished candy pieces stand roughly 6 inches tall. They would make great stocking stuffers or Easter basket stuffers.


Nerds Candy Mascots Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


6. CROCHET CANDY PATTERN, CROCHET M AND M PATTERN

Here's the loveable Red and Yellow M&M advertising characters. These advertising amigurumi patterns will be a lot of fun to work on. The PDF download is 12 pages long and contain detailed step-by-step pictures and full pattern instructions for making the M&M mascots.

M&M advertising mascots amigurumi patterns crochet

7. CLOWN AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN, RONALD MCDONALD (ENGLISH PDF FILE ONLY, THIS IS NOT THE FINISHED DOLL)

Do you know someone obsessed McDonald’s or creepy clowns? This Ronald McDonald doll would make a unique gift.


This fast food mascots clown is bright and colorful. Completed, the advertising character will stand approximately 9-10 inches tall.


Restaurant Mascots McDonalds Ronald McDonald Clown Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns




8. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERN / PDF PATTERN

How cute is this Colonel Sanders amigurumi doll? He would make a great addition to any advertising mascot collection.


To make this KFC restaurant mascots advertising icon, you will need intermediate crochet knowledge. The finished Colonel Sanders doll will measure approximately 8.5 inches tall if crocheted with a 2.75 mm hook.


Restaurant Advertising Mascots Colonel Sanders KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

9. HOW TO CROCHET HAMBURGER HELPER – HANDY

Here is another free amigurumi advertising character pattern. He was another fun character that was prevalent in the 70s and 80s. Lefty the Hamburger Helper Hand was always there to help with dinner.


To make this four fingered advertising food mascot you will need white and red worsted weight yarn, black embroidery floss, 9 mm safety eyes, and red and black felt.


Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Hamburger Helper Hand Food Mascot Adverising Characters

10. ANDROID – AMIGURUMI

Here is free Android advertising character amigurumi pattern. It is a must have accessory for every Android fan. When crocheted with DK yarn it will measure close to 2.95 inches (7.5 cm)

tall. This amigurumi crochet pattern contains reference pictures and step-by-step-instructions.


Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Android Advertising Mascot

11. TOUCAN SAM A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL

Here is one of my favorite cereal mascots from my childhood. Toucan Sam was so fun and colorful. He would draw me into that Fruit Loops box every time we went down the cereal aisle. We even had a Toucan Sam magnet on our refrigerator.


This amigurumi advertising character measures an impressive 16 inches tall when complete. The intermediate level crochet pattern has 18 pages of instructions with photos.


Cereal Advertising Mascots Toucan Sam Fruit Loops Characters Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


12. THIEF CROCHET PATTERN, MCDONALDS, HAMBURGLAR, RONALD MCDONALD (ENGLISH PDF FILE ONLY, THIS IS NOT THE FINISHED DOLL)

Back in the day, McDonald’s had some of the best fast food advertisements. There were so many McDonald’s advertising characters. My favorite was the Chicken McNuggets. But the Hamburglar was pretty cool too. And everyone loves a villain, right?


The fast food thief would make a great partner with the Ronald McDonald Amigurumi pattern listed above. Completed, the Hamburglar will stand approximately 10 inches tall, if using worsted weight yarn.


Restaurant Mascots McDonalds Hamburglar Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

13. PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY

Everyone knows the squishy Pillsbury Doughboy advertising icon. But did you know he had a whole family? I’m only lucky enough to own the rubber Pillsbury Doughboy. If I ever see any of the other figures (at a reasonable price) I will snatch them up.


You can make your own little Pillsbury Doughboy advertising mascot plush doll with this free amigurumi crochet pattern. Once you get him done, you know you will want to poke him in the belly.

Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Pillsbury Doughboy Food Advertising Mascot Characters

14. VINCENT THE POLAR BEAR CROCHET PATTERN

One of the most popular Coca Cola company mascots was the polar bear. Kids, as well as adults, fell in love with the animal. And it was the perfect advertising gimmick during the holiday season. Christmas and polar bears just go together.


This amigurumi crochet pattern was inspired by the Coke advertising mascot. The pattern works up fast and is good for a beginner with basic knowledge of amigurumi crochet.


Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Coca Cola Polar Bear Coke Advertising Mascot Characters


15. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERN / PDF PATTERN

This little crochet doll was inspired by the Wendy’s fast food mascot. This advertising character was named after Dave Thomas’s daughter Melinda, who was nicknamed Wendy. And the mascot is a cartoon character of her, too.


Completed, Wendy will measure about 8.5 inches tall when made with a 2.75 mm crochet hook. It is an intermediate level amigurumi crochet pattern.


Restaurant  Advertising Mascots Wendys Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

16. TRICKS THE RABBIT A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL

The Trix Rabbit was another fun advertising character. The Silly Rabbit was never allowed to have any Trix cereal. And the children always let him know this by telling him, “Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!”


But many people believed the tricky rabbit should be able to have some tasty cereal. On two separate occasions, the company held a mail-in contest where people got to vote if the rabbit could eat some cereal. Both contests ended with an overwhelming yes vote.


The Trix Rabbit advertising mascot crochet pattern has photos and written instructions. It is an intermediate level pattern. Completed, the Trix Rabbit is approximately 25" tall (with his ears).


Cereal Advertising Mascots The Trix Rabbit Advertising Characters Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

17. MICHELIN MAN AMIGURUMI

The only reason children ever wanted to go to the tire store was to see the Michelin Man. What kid didn’t want to walk out with one of these brand mascots?


This Michelin Man free amigurumi crochet pattern is easy to make. However, there is a lot of increasing and decreasing.


The Michelin Man Advertising Character Brand Mascots Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


18. THE STONEAGE FAMILY PDF PATTERN (PDF ONLY, NO RETURNS)

Parents were able to get their children to take their vitamins thanks to the clever marketing of Flintstones Vitamins. In my opinion, they should market adult vitamins too. What adult wouldn’t want to pull out a bottle of vitamins that pictured the advertising character Fred Flintstone?


The Flintstones are also cereal mascots. And my favorite is Fruity Pebbles. Back in the day, many cereal companies had “premiums” aka toys in the boxes. And Pebbles cereal has a set of erasers. Of course, there was only one eraser per box. So, you had to buy a bunch of boxes to make a set. I got lucky and completed the 3 Flintstones characters set with 3 boxes. And since I collect erasers, I still have them.


This PDF advertising mascot pattern includes Fred Flintstone, Wilma, and Pebbles. They are all made using basic crochet stitches.


The Flintstones Vitamins Advertising Mascots Brand Mascots Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Fred Wilma Pebbles

19. CROCHET DOLL AMIGURUMI PATTERN / PDF PATTERN

One of the creepiest fast food mascots is the Burger King advertising character. Some of the cartoon characters were kind of cute. But the live action King was downright creepy! Who would have ever thought that would be a good advertising idea?


Unlike the live action “The King” advertising mascot, this amigurumi doll is really cute. When I look at him, I do not get the feeling he is going to kill me. This is an intermediate level amigurumi crochet pattern. Completed with a 2.75 mm hook, the King will measure approximately 8.5 inches tall.


Restaurant Mascots Burger King Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

20. FREE CROCHET PEANUT M&M DOLL INSPIRED PATTERN

Check out this free amigurumi crochet pattern from Connie’s Spot. It was inspired by my favorite M&M advertising character, Yellow. This peanut M&M would make the ideal Easter basket stuffer.


Candy Advertising Mascots Peanut M and M Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


21. PDF SKITTLES CROCHET PATTERN

I guess these are not technically advertising characters, but they were still one of my favorite candies growing up. With this Skittles crochet pattern you can create a rainbow of fun.


The pattern is recommended for advanced beginner level crocheters. Included are step-by-step instructions and pictures.


Candy Mascots Skittles Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

22. CHEEZY CHEETAH A CROCHET PATTERN BY ERIN SCULL

Who could forget this cool cat advertising mascot, Chester Cheetah? He is the advertising character for Frito-Lay’s Cheetos brand snacks. This dude is so smooth.


The PDF pattern has photos and written instructions. You will need to have intermediate crochet skills to make this Cheetos loving Cheetah. The final Cheezy Chester Cheetah doll is approximately 18" tall.


Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Cheetos Chester Cheetah Food Mascot Adverising Characters

23. FRANKEN BERRY – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Here is another free amigurumi crochet pattern. This one is amazing! With this amigurumi pattern, you will be able to make the one and only Franken Berry Monster Cereal Mascot.


The entire Franken Berry project is worked in the round. You will need to know single crochet, chain, fasten off, slip stitch, increase, decrease, and back loops only.


Cereal  Advertising Mascots Franken Berry Characters Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns


24. MICKEY MOUSE 35 INCHES - PDF AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN

We all know and love Mickey Mouse the Walt Disney mascot. And I think many people would agree that this cartoon character is one of the best mascots ever. Seriously! Who hasn’t heard of Mickey Mouse?


The Mickey Mouse crochet pattern is 24 pages long and has 77 photos. When complete, the Mickey Mouse doll will measure approximately 10 inches tall (with ears).


Walt Disney Brand Mascot Mickey Mouse Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

25. PDF CROCHET PATTERN: SLINKY DOG CROCHET PATTERN | TOY STORY AMIGURUMI PATTERN | CROCHET DOLLS & TOYS | EASY CROCHET PATTERN | SLINKY DOG

If you have watched the Disney Pixar Toy Story Movies, you know Slinky the dog. And his claim to fame doesn’t stop at the movies. He was also the brand mascot for Slinky Toys.


This is an awesome amigurumi crochet pattern that uses a real slinky. How fun is this? The completed Slinky Dog will measure approximately 16 inches long. It is an intermediate level crochet pattern that uses US terminology.


Disney Pixar Slinky Dog Advertising Characters Brand Mascots Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

26. GREEN GIANT THE PEA POD MAN

The Jolly Green Giant was another advertising mascot that always creeped me out. Seriously, who would trust that guy? He was a giant!!!


You can make your own Jolly Green Giant Vegetables character with this free amigurumi crochet pattern.


Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Jolly Green Giant Food Mascot Adverising Mascots


27. MARIO CROCHET PATTERN | AMIGURUMI PDF DOWNLOAD | GEEK CROCHET TOY

A lot of people forget that Mario is a brand mascot. This little video game character is the mascot for Nintendo.


This Super Mario Bros crochet toy pattern contains detailed instructions for each row, a lot of step-by-step pictures, and links to video tutorials.


Mario Nintendo Brand Mascots Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

28. BOOBERRY - CROCHET PATTERN

If you are making the Franken Berry free amigurumi pattern, he needs a little friend. Here is Booberry. Another one of the Monster Cereal characters.


Completed, Booberry will measure about 7 inches tall. The pattern is 11 pages long and includes several pictures.


Cereal Advertising Mascots Boo Berry Advertising Characters Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

In conclusion, advertising mascot crochet patterns offer a fun and creative way to celebrate some of our favorite characters from the world of advertising. Whether you're an experienced crocheter or just starting out, there are patterns available for all skill levels, so everyone can join in on the fun.


By bringing these beloved mascots to life through crochet, we can add a personal touch to our collections and pay homage to the iconic characters that have captured our hearts and imaginations over the years. So why not pick up some yarn and a hook, and start crocheting your very own advertising mascot today?



I HOPE SEEING THESE ADVERTISING MASCOT AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERNS HAS TAKEN YOU BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME.








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