This is a crochet pattern review of the Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi Big & Mini by Stringy DingDing. You can find all the details about where to find this pattern, how the pattern works up, and how to package these adorable ice cream cones below.
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These tasty-looking ice cream cones are the second design in my series of 20 free and easy crochet minis. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the pattern reviews coming soon! Best part – each design will have an adorable printable that you can use to gift with ease!
What Do You Need to Make an Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi?
– Yarn: You will need two different colors of yarn – one for the cone and one for the ice cream. Make sure that both colors of yarn are the same weight.
– Crochet Hook: Choose a crochet hook that it is an appropriate size for the weight of yarn that you are using. Since this is an amigurumi project, you will want to make sure that your hook size is slightly smaller than what is recommended for your yarn so that your stitches are tight together and do not let the stuffing poke through.
– Stuffing: You will need some polyester fiberfill to stuff the ice cream cone. This is my favorite type.
– Yarn Needle: There is only a small amount of sewing involved in this pattern. You will need to sew the ice cream to the cone. I recommend using a metal yarn needle for this since there will be a good bit of tension when the ice cream cone is fully stuffed.
– Scissors: Any pair of scissors would work for this project, but I absolutely love using these!
– Eyes (Optional): You can use safety eyes or felt eyes for this project. I usually prefer felt eyes for the safety of children and pets. If you would like to use your Cricut machine to cut out felt eyes, I highly recommend this tutorial by KayteDid’s.
– Ice Cream Amigurumi Big & Mini Crochet Pattern: This is a free crochet pattern by Stringy DingDing.
Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to find out how to get some awesome printable ice cream-themed gift tags!
Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi with Cotton Yarn
Materials I Used
– Yarn: I used Sugar and Cream cotton yarn in Strawberry and Cream (perfect ice cream color choices, right?).
– Eyes: I used 6 mm black safety eyes.
My mini ice cream cone made with cotton yarn was 1.75 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall.
Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi with Worsted Weight Yarn
Materials I Used
– Yarn: I used I Love This Yarn in Linen, White, Brown, and Soft Pink for the small ice cream cones. I used I Love This Yarn in Latte for the large cone and Big Twist Value in Aqua for the ice cream in the large cone.
– Crochet Hook: I used a G6/4 mm Clover Amour crochet hook for all the worsted weight ice cream cones.
My mini ice cream cones with worsted weight yarn are just under 2 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. My big ice cream cone with worsted weight yarn is about 3 inches in diameter and 5 inches tall.
Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi with Super Bulky Plush Yarn
Materials I Used
– Yarn: I used Bernat Blanket yarn in Almond and White, Bernat Blanket O’Go in Flash, and Bernat Baby Blanket Sparkle in Hot Pink
– Crochet Hook: I used a J10/6 mm Clover Amour crochet hook.
My mini ice cream cones made with blanket yarn measured about 3 inches in diameter and 6.5 inches tall. My large ice cream cone in blanket yarn measured 5 inches in diameter and 12.5 inches tall.
Making the Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi
As you can see from the picture above, these big and mini ice cream cone amigurumis are addicting to make! They work up so quickly, and it is really fun to make them in a variety of flavors (colors). I batch made mine to make in bulk since I am prepping for spring markets, but even without doing that, you can easily complete a mini ice cream cone in about 20-30 minutes and a big ice cream cone in about 45 minutes.
What Crocheting Skills Do I Need?
This pattern does not require a large skill set. You only need a basic understanding of working in the round, single crochets, increasing, decreasing, double crochets, and slip stitches. The ice cream cones are made separately from the top of the ice cream, which makes it easy to make a bunch of cones, then a bunch of tops, and sew them together.
How Complicated Is the Assembly?
If you decide to add eyes and facial features to your ice cream cones, it is simple to add these before stuffing and sewing together your two halves. The pattern clearly explains how to place the eyes, however, I just chose to go with what I thought looked best at the end. I also opted to add eyebrows because I think every little amigurumi face looks ten times cuter with eyebrows, haha!
In the pattern, there is also information provided for adding a keychain. This process is done before the two halves are sewn together and the amigurumi is stuffed. While I haven’t tried out the keychain option yet, I think the fact that you can add it before stuffing is great, since it will help you be able to make sure the keychain is super secure.
What Size Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi Should I Make?
I loved seeing how all the different weights of yarn worked up for this project. The time commitment was about the same for each type, but the size differences were drastic. I loved how all of them turned out, but I think the biggest one made of blanket yarn and the mini one made with cotton yarn were my favorites! Here are some pictures that help you see the difference in size with different weights of yarn.
No matter what weight yarn you decide to use, I can guarantee you are going to end up with an adorable ice cream cone that looks good enough to eat! Although I don’t recommend you eat the ice cream cone, I do definitely recommend you try out this Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi pattern by Stringy DingDing!
These adorable mini (or big) ice cream cones would make fantastic gifts for a variety of reasons! You can make an extra large ice cream cone for a birthday present, or make a bunch of tiny worsted weight mini ice cream cones as favors at a birthday party. The mini ice cream cones would also make great Valentine’s for a daycare or elementary school class party. Think of how cute it would be to show up to an ice cream party for any occasion with these little ice cream cones as decorations or favors!
However you decide to gift (or sell) your big and mini ice cream cone amigurumi makes, I have some adorable gift tags you can download and print! You can find the download below!
More Fun DIY Gift Ideas
Looking for some other fun DIY gift ideas? Be sure to stay tuned for all the adorable mini crochet pattern reviews I will be sharing soon!
In case you missed it, here was the first pattern review of the series: No-Sew Whale – Crochet Pattern Review
If you need some inspiration for great DIY Valentines, check out my DIY tutorial for Crayon Name Valentines!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern review of the cute Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi Big & Mini by Stringy DingDing! If you decide to make some, please be sure to tag me on social media or comment below so I can check out your work!