Who are fidget toys for?
If you know anyone who can’t stand still no matter how many times they are told to stop moving, who jump around, click pens, shake their legs, tap or touch things incessantly, that’s exactly who this toy is for.
Maybe someone you know likes twirling pens around, twisting bits of paper until they become unrecognizable, breaking up erasers (ask me how many erasers I’ve destroyed during my school years), twirling their hair around their fingers.
Oh, there are so many things us fidgeters like to do, I can’t list them all here. But you got the idea.
Most of us are possibly Neurodivergent. Fidgeting is part of life and a way to focus and concentrate on tasks. It’s something that we should accept and celebrate and use for the purposes that it exists for: increasing concentration and creating clarity in thinking.
A little bit about this amigurumi fidget toy
This toy is inspired by the origami hexaflexagon, a three-dimensional piece that is turned in one of both directions, revealing four different faces made up of three diamonds.
It’s not so much a toy per se, it’s not made for playing with and including in fantasy-type play (although I wouldn’t mind if you used it as a castle-topper), but it’s perfect for fidgeting with.
Because it’s made of yarn and stuffing, it’s really safe. You can drop it and it won’t hurt anyone, unlike some heavier fidget toys that can really hurt if you drop them on your toes.
The best thing is that you can just throw it in the washing machine when it starts looking less than pristine.
Since it’s such a simple project, you can make many of these and gift them to local organizations, not just people in your family or circle of friends.
They will surely be appreciated.
- Yarn: chenille yarn, such as Himalaya Dolphin Baby or an alternative (find yarn substitutes here); the yarn weight is 6 or super bulky/super chunky, at 120 meters per 100 grams; the recommended hook on the label is 4.5 mm; about 30 grams or 40 meters;
- Hook – 4 mm hook;
- Filling – about 1 gram of toy stuffing (poly fill or fiber fill);
- Tapestry needle;
- Optional: stitch marker;
The pattern is suitable for beginner crocheters with a few projects under their belt. I would not recommend this as your first crochet project, but it can be done.
The pattern includes US and UK terms and comes with full instructions and photos. You shouldn’t have any issues making one of these toys in no time if you’ve made amigurumi before.
If you want to print the pattern, you only need to print two pages, which are super printer friendly.
Write me a message if you’re a beginner and need a bit of extra support making this. I’m always happy to help.
How to get the fidget toy crochet pattern
You can get the pattern from the shop, right here.
Click on the button below to get the pattern.
Now get your hook and yarn ready and get cranking on these awesome crochet fidget toys!
If you want more patterns, here are some that I’ve published on the blog: