Free Kawaii Amigurumi Spam Musubi Crochet Pattern

Hello makers! I am so excited to finally share my popular Crochet Spam Musubi Pattern. This crocheted spam musubi has been a best seller in my shop for years before I stopped making physical items and now it is time to share the pattern.

About this Crochet Spam Musubi Pattern

​This amigurumi spam musubi was one of the first items in my shop when I first started my Etsy journey living in Hawaii. I must have made thousands of these across Etsy, while vending at craft fairs, and wholesale. Oh those were the days!

Spam musubi is a popular asian comfort food and is essentially a pile of sticky white rice and spam wrapped in seaweed. I lived off of these on my first job in Hawaii (insider tip: 7/11 makes THE best spam musubis!) there is even such a variety of spam musubis on the island and it is truly a one of the Hawaiian wonders haha

​A while back a video of mine got popular on TikTok where I showed my assembly line prepping a large batch of these kawaii food. Since then a many of you asked for the pattern and I just have not gotten it up for free until now. 

With my physical product days behind me, it is my pleasure to finally sit down and share this beloved pattern.

crochet spam musubi amigurumi pattern

Construction of this Amigurumi Spam Musubi

You all know I am a fan of easy, quick, and non-sew patterns. Unfortunately, this delicious inspiration is not 100% no-sew but the sewing that is involved is very simple and minimal. 

​The pattern is made in three parts: Rice, Spam, and Seaweed.

I designed the rice using tight single crochet stitches to mimic rice and constructed it in a way that looked like a box with a flap lid. The seaweed was made using double crochet stitches and the spam was designed using double strands of yarn for a thicker fabric made with single crochet rows.

I used black yarn to make a super cute face design and added on a dab of real blush using a fine paint brush for the kawaii food look. Since this was a popular toy for kids, I wanted to avoid any potential choking hazard and opted not to use safety eyes. 

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Crochet Spam Musubi Pattern

Spam Musubi is a popular snack, especially in Hawaii. This pattern is an amigurumi version of the snack and is made in three parts: rice, seaweed, and spam portions.


  1. White worsted weight yarn for the rice 
  2. Green worsted weight yarn for the seaweed 
  3. Pink worsted weight yarn (doubled) or bulky weight yarn for the spam 
  4. Black yarn to stitch on a face if desired  
  5. Blush is desired 
  6. 3.5mm hook 
  7. 5mm hook 
  8. Tapestry Needle 
  9. Scissors

Finished Dimensions 

Height- 1.5”  

Length – 3” 

Width – 1.5” 

Pattern notes 

1. This pattern is written in US Terminology 

2. The ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of each row/round is counted as a st in  the final st count 

3. When working in rows, turn after each row.

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Let’s get started with your Amigurumi Spam Musubi

This pattern is made by Abigail Marie Ellazar of Knits and Knots by AME (KKAME Designs). This pattern may be kept for personal use with the exception that it will not be sold or claimed as your own, you may link to my shop or media. You may share or sell physical product (with the exception of mass production) with proper credit to Abigail Marie Ellazar (knitsandknotsbyame). If you see this product on any platform violating these wishes please bring it to my attention, I will highly appreciate it. 

Mahalo for the respect and support in our maker community!


Use white yarn and 3.5mm hook 

Ch 14+1 

Row 1: Single crochet into the second ch from the hook, sc into each st down the row.  (14 sts) 

Row 2-7: ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc into each st down the row. (14 sts) 

You are now going to start working in rounds 

Round 1: Ch 1, sc into the same st, sc across the edge (6 stitches), 2 sc into corner, sc across edge (12 sts), 2 sc into corner, sc across edge (5 sts), 2 sc into corner, sc across  edge (13 sc), slst. (42 sts) 

Round 2-4: ch 1, sc into each st, slst. (42 sts) 

You are now going to make a top flap and work in rows again 

Row 1: ch 1, (going down the Long Side, left of the ch 1) sc into next 13 sts. (14 sts) R2-7: ch 1, sc into each st down the row. 

Fasten off with a long tail at least 12” 


Use green yarn and 3.5mm hook 

Ch 21 and slst to the first ch to make a circle. 

Round 1: ch 2, dc into each ch, slst. (21 sts) 

Round 2-3: ch 2, dc into each st, slst. (21 sts) 

Fasten off, weave in end 


Use pink yarn and 5mm hook 

Note if you are using worsted weight yarn, use two strands to crochet for a thicker  thread. 

Ch 4+1 

Row 1: sc into the second ch from hook, sc into next 3 sts. (4 sts) 

Row 2-8: ch 1, sc into next 3 sts. (4 sts) 

Row 9: Ch 1, sc into the same st, sc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into corner, sc into each st down  the long end (6 sts), 2 sc into corner, sc into next 2, 2 sc into corner, sc into each st down the side (6 sts), slst. (24 sts) 

Fasten off, weave in end


1. Using the black yarn, Stitch a face to your liking on one end of the musubi. Add some blush if desired. 

2. Attach the tapestry needle to the long tail from your rice portion. Use this to seam the top closed like a box, make sure to stuff it with polyester filling before sewing shut. 

3. Place the spam on the rice. Ring the seaweed around the spam and rice.

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You now have your very own crocheted spam musubi!

I would love to see what you do with these cuties! Make sure to tag me @knitsandknotsbyame on IG.

Looking for more amigurumi patterns? Make sure to check out all of my beginner friendly patterns here where you can find garments, amigurumi, and accessories.

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