Free Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Growing up in Taiwan, every single person I knew owned one of these ICONIC rice cookers. The Tatung Rice Cookers come in a variety of colours, but my family has always owned a green one. When my family immigrated to Canada, we brought one over. And when that one broke, my parents brought one back when they travelled to Taiwan one Summer. Seriously, that’s how much we love this rice cooker. 

Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern Pinterest


5 Round Circle = 1.5” with a 2.75mm hook

Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here! 

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Yarn I Used

I used WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn for this toy; however, you can use any yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, I used roughly 7g of Grapefruit/Peapod, 6g of Platinum, and a little bit of Black. (1 skein of yarn is about 50g)

It’s currently out of stock on their site, but it’s honestly one of my favourite yarns to work with. 

Free Tatung Taiwanese Rice Cooker Amigurumi Ornament/Keychain Crochet Pattern

The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy. The finished toy measures to be about 1.75 in (4.5 cm) tall.

This pattern in written in US crochet terminology.

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Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern

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Please note that the patterns are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.


st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches


  • WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn in Grapefruit (or Peapod), Platinum, and Black
  • 2.75mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
  • Pins
  • Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
  • Black and Red Embroidery Thread
  • White Felt
  • Fabric Glue
  • Keychain Findings, Pliers, E6000 Glue or an industrial adhesive of your choice (Optional)


Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 1

starting with Peapod or Grapefruit yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc [24]
5 (3sc, inc) x 5, 3sc, (sc, sl st) in the last st [30]
6 BLO, sc in all sts [30]
7-9 sc in all sts [30]
10 (9sc, inc) x 3 [33]
11 sc in all sts [33]
12 5sc, inc, (10sc, inc) x 2, 5sc [36]
13 sc in all sts [36]

switch to Platinum yarn

14 (11sc, inc) x 2, 11sc, (sc, sl st) in the last st [39]
15 BLO, sc in all sts [39]
16 (11sc, dec) x 3 [36]
17 BLO, sc in all sts [36]
18 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) x 5, 2sc [30]
19 (3sc, dec) x 6 [24]
20 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 5, sc [18]
21 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in through the centre of the top to the bottom. Squish the top and bottom down.

Slip stitch in the front loops of Row 15, then slip stitch in the first front loop (see photo below) [40] Fasten off, and weave the tails in.

Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 2

Lid Handle

with Black yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 BLO, sl st in all sts [6]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.


Make 2

with Black yarn

1 Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc, turn [3]
2 Ch 1, BLO, 3sc [3]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.


  • Pin the Lid Handle onto the top of the lid and sew in place.
  • Pin the Handles onto the sides, one row below where the Platinum yarn starts, and sew in place.
  • With Black yarn, embroider 3 little dots underneath the rice cooker, making sure that two of the dots are lined up equally when you are looking at the rice cooker front the front. Go over each dot twice so that the bump protrudes out a little more.

  • Cut out a small trapezoid with your felt and round out the corners.
  • With your Black embroidery thread, embroider an upside down “T”. Make the horizontal line a little bit thicker than the vertical one.
  • With your Red embroidery thread, embroider a short line underneath the upside down “T”.
Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 9
  • Glue the felt onto the front of the Rice Cooker.
  • Optional: To make this into a keychain, attach a keychain ring to the top of the Lid Handle with a jump ring. And this part isn’t necessary at all, but if you want to make sure your jump ring doesn’t pop open, you can dab a little bit of E6000 in the gap of the jump ring.
Free Taiwan Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Keychain/Ornament Crochet Pattern Keychain

You have just finished your Tatung Rice Cooker Ornament/Keychain!

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

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5 thoughts on “Free Tatung Rice Cooker Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

  1. Eva says:

    Oh my god! A fellow crocheter from Taiwan! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was scrolling through your creations and saw these! I found your website because i am looking for patterns to crochet my wedding bouquet and your tiny bouquet was very darling! You are amazingly creative and I love all of your patterns! Thank you for sharing them!

    • Abby says:

      Hello, fellow 台灣人! It’s always nice to meet other Taiwanese crocheters! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment 😀

  2. Chinni says:

    oh my god, this is so cool and typical for Taiwanese Cuisine! Greetings from another ?? crocheter in Austria! This will be definitely my next project!

  3. Alexandra says:

    I was looking for rice bowl patterns and this is even better! As a Taiwanese American, I grew up with a tatung rice cooker, and my parents would always joke that it’s older than me. And it’s still working! Thanks for the pattern!

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