Mini Ebi Tempura Amigurumi Pattern by Anniegurumi

Hi everyone! Ebi Tempura is a Japanese dish: ebi means shrimp and tempura is deep frying with a batter that makes this dish very light, crispy and delicious!
I wanted to make a mini amigurumi that my son can keep in his pocket. He originally thought it looked like a bunny! When I told him that it is an ebi tempura, he laughed and said he loves it! 🙂
I hope you like to make it! It’s a very simple but satisfying pattern. It does not take a lot of yarn and about an hour and a half to make. It’s fun to make them for friends too!


US Stitch Terminology

  • MR: magic ring
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase 
  • dec: decrease
  • FO: fasten off


To make the body longer, please add more rounds of sc around to your liking near R6-15.

You can pinch the tail ends to make a pointed look if desired.


Sew the tails on top near R1-2. Embroider the eyes and mouth using the dark grey thread. Weave in all of the ends and enjoy.

Body: make one

In yellow:

R1: 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: inc around [12]

R3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

R4: (sc 2, inc) x6 [24]

R5: (sc 3, inc) x6 [30]

R6-15: sc around [30]

R16: (sc 3, dec) x6 [24]

R17: (sc 2, dec) x6 [18]

*stuff firmly as you go

R18: (sc, dec) x6 [12]

R19: dec around [6]

FO, weave in all ends.

Tail: make two

Using coral pink yarn

R1: 8 sc in MR [8]

R2-6: sc around (5 rounds)

FO, do not stuff and leave a long tail for sewing.

That’s it! Do you like it? It looks deliciously cute, isn’t it?

Please don’t forget to tag @anniegurumi and @hobiumyarns on social media if you make it. Thank you friends, hope you make one soon!

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