Crochet Onigiri

Onigiri is a yummy Japanese snack made from rice and a variety of other ingredients. You can make your own edible onigiri with this recipe and tutorial.

Inspired by a bunch of cute onigiri food art images on Pinterest, I felt the need to create my own!

I found this free pattern by Nathalie Nuisement and had to make it. I used Red Heart Supersaver yarn in white and black and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to make these onigiri.

Here is the completed pattern before I added my own ears.

These are the onigiri after I added my own ears and felt details! I embroidered the nose and mouth with brown thread and attached the felt details with E-6000.

Here are the ear patterns:

Bear Ears (make 2):

I attached the bear ears to the sides of the onigiri.

Row 1: 5 sc in mc (5)

Row 2: inc, 4 sc (6)

Row 3: inc, 5 sc (7)

Bunny Ears (make 2):

I attached the bunny ears to the top of the onigiri.

Row 1: 5 sc in mc (5)

Rows 2-5: sc around (5)

I added a strip of ‘nori’ with black yarn using the original crochet pattern for the onigiri bear.


For more crochet inspiration and free patterns you can find me on Facebook or on Pinterest.

As always, happy crocheting!

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