Hamburger No-Sew Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Food has been a routine source of inspiration for all sorts of cuteness, from stationary to Amigurumi and I have always loved recreating it in Amigurumi. This pattern was inspired by the hamburger from Doki-Doki Yummy Chums, and is a super cute burger that wants to make friends. The pattern is worked continuously in one piece, and finishes up faster than the separate buns, patties and cheese patterns I found online, most of which were pay anyhow. It also needs no sewing, which saves time and pain in the ass factor, and makes it safer for animals and small children. It is perfect for cat toys, just stuff with catnip, or insert a squeaky thing for dog or baby toys and wait for the drool to fly!

Cheeseburger-kun was made with a 3.5mm hook using worsted weight cotton yarn going through both loops apart from where it is specifically stated otherwise. He is worked in rounds with joining every round and is one piece, rather than seperate patty, buns, veggies and cheese, so he works up much faster. In joins, the CH does not count as a stitch.

SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
Join = Slip Stitch into first stitch of the same round
INVDEC = Invisible Decrease
INC = Increase (2 SC in one stitch)
DC = Double Crochet
DC INC = Increase of Double Crochet (2 DC in one stitch)
TC = Triple or Treble Crochet

Burger Top Bun
CH 2 or Magic Ring or start however you like.
1. SC x 8; join CH1 (8)
2. INC x 8; join CH1 (16)
3. SC then INC; repeat x 7; join CH1 (24)
4. SC, INC, SC; repeat x 7; join CH1 (32)
5. SC, SC, SC, INC; repeat x 7; join CH1 (40)
6. SC, SC, INC, SC, SC; repeat x 7; join CH1 (48)
7. SC x 7, INC; repeat x 5; join CH1 (54)
8. SC x 17, INC; repeat x 2; join CH1 (57)
9. SC x 9, INC, SC x 9; repeat x 2; join CH1 (60)
10. SC around; join CH1 (60)
11-15. repeat round 10 for rounds 11 through 15; (60)
16. SL ST around; switch to off-white for the “inside” of the bread join then CH1 (60)
Hook into the back loop of the previous round and work in this loop for the next round (video demonstrating this technique)
17. SC, SC, INVDEC, SC, SC; repeat x 9; join CH1 (50)
Go back to working in both loops.
18. SC x 3, INVDEC; repeat x 9; switch to lettuce green, join CH1 (40)

Lettuce
Work round 19 only in the front loop of round 18, not in both loops.
19. SC x 3, INC; repeat x 9; join CH1; (50)
Go back to working in both loops.
20. SC, Skip next stitch, DC 8 times in the next stitch, Skip next stitch, SC, SC, Skip next stitch, SC 5 times in the next stitch, Skip next stitch, SC; repeat 4 times times; SL ST and finish off.

Tomato
Work round 21 in the back loop of round 18, not in both loops.
21. Hook into the inner loop of round 18 with red yarn, CH1 and SC around; join CH1 (40)
22. SC around; switch to orange cheese colour; join CH1; (40)

Cheese
Work round 23 in the front loop of round 22, not in both loops.
23. SC, SC, INC, DC INC, TC, DC INC, INC, SC x 3; repeat x 3; join then finish off; leave a long tail for stitching the cheese down to the meat patty so it looks like it is melty. Only stitch it down once your amigurumi is stuff and finished. This will keep the cheese from curling upward too. (56)

Meat Patty
Work round 24 in the back loop of round 22, not in both loops.
24. Hook into the inner loop of round 22 with brown yarn, CH1 Sc, INC; repeat 19 times; join CH1 (60)
25. SC around; join CH1; (60)
26. repeat round 25; (60)
27. SC, INVDEC; repeat x 19; switch to off-white yarn colour; join CH1; (40)

Bottom Bun
Work round 28 in the back loop of round 27, not in both loops.
28. SC, INC; repeat x 19; switch to light brown bun colour; join CH1 (60)
Work in back loop of round 28, not in both loops.
29. SC around; join CH1; (60)
Go back to working in both loops.
30. SC around; join CH1; (60)
31. repeat round 30; (60)
32. SC, SC, INVDEC, SC, SC; repeat 9 times; join CH1; (50)
33. SC, SC, SC, INVDEC; repeat 9 times; join CH1; (40)
34. SC, INVDEC, SC; repeat 9 times; join CH1; (30)
35. INVDEC, SC; repeat 9 times; join CH1; (20)
36. SC, INVDEC, SC; repeat 4 times; join then CH 1; (15)
37. INVDEC x 5 or as many times as necessary to close up and finish off.