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Crochet Pattern: Little Astronaut Doll

1. Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! This guide will take you on an exciting journey to create a charming little astronaut doll. Perfect for space enthusiasts and fans of handmade toys, this project combines creativity with craftsmanship. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun challenge, this pattern will guide you through each step. Gather your materials, get comfortable, and let’s launch into this exciting crochet adventure together!

Materials

  • Yarn in white, blue, black, and gray
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn
  • Needle, scissors, and stitch markers
  • Stuffing

Abbreviations

  • sc: Single crochet
  • inc: Increase (2 sc in one stitch)
  • dec: Decrease (sc2tog)
  • ch: Chain

2. Basic Crochet Stitches

Magic Ring

The magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in the round, ensuring a tight, adjustable loop.

  1. Wrap the yarn around your fingers to create a loop.
  2. Insert the hook into the loop, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over and pull through the loop on your hook to create a slip stitch.
  4. Work the required number of single crochet stitches into the loop.
  5. Pull the tail of the yarn to close the loop tightly.

Single Crochet (sc)

Single crochet is the most basic crochet stitch, creating a dense and sturdy fabric.

  1. Insert the hook into the stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
  3. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.

Increase (inc)

An increase is used to add stitches, making the work wider.

  1. Work two single crochet stitches into the same stitch.

Decrease (dec)

A decrease is used to remove stitches, making the work narrower.

  1. Insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
  2. Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
  3. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Chain (ch)

Chains are the foundation of many crochet patterns, creating a starting point or adding space.

  1. Yarn over and pull through the loop on your hook.

3. Pattern

Head

With black yarn

  • R1: Magic ring, 6 sc (6 sts)
  • R2: 6 inc (12 sts)
  • R3: (sc, inc) around (18 sts)
  • R4: (2 sc, inc) around (24 sts)
  • R5: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sts)
  • R6: 30 sc (30 sts)
  • R7: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) around (36 sts)
  • R8-R11: 36 sc (36 sts)
  • R12: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) around (30 sts)
  • R13: 30 sc (30 sts)
  • R14: (3 sc, dec) around (24 sts)
  • R15: (sc, dec, sc) around (18 sts)
  • R16: 12 dec (12 sts)
  • R17: 6 dec (6 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hands (make 2)

With blue yarn

  • R1: Magic ring, 10 sc (10 sts)
  • R2-R3: 10 sc (10 sts)

Change to white yarn.

  • 3. R4-R10: 10 sc (10 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2)

With blue yarn

  • R1: Magic ring, 8 sc (8 sts)
  • R2: (sc, inc) around (12 sts)
  • R3: 12 sc (12 sts)

Change to white yarn.

  • 4. R4-R6: 12 sc (12 sts)

After completing the first leg, cut the yarn.

Crochet the second leg, keeping the yarn attached, and crochet an additional 3 chains.

Then continue crocheting the body part.

Body

  • R1-R2: 30 sc (30 sts) (12 sc for the first leg, 3 sc in one side of the 3 ch, 12 sc for the second leg, 3 sc in the remaining side of the 3 ch)
  • R3: 32 sc, increase on both sides of the body (32 sts)
  • R4: 34 sc, increase on both sides of the body (34 sts)
  • R5-R7: 34 sc (34 sts)
  • R8: 32 sc, decrease on both sides of the body (32 sts)
  • R9: 32 sc (32 sts)
  • R10: 30 sc, decrease on both sides of the body (30 sts)
  • R11: 6 (sc, dec) around (18 sts)
  • R12: 6 (sc, dec, sc) around (12 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hat

  • R1: Magic ring, 6 sc (6 sts)
  • R2: 6 inc (12 sts)
  • R3: 4 sc, 2 inc, 4 sc, 2 inc (16 sts)
  • R4: (3 sc, inc) around (20 sts)
  • R5: 2 sc, (4 sc, inc) 5 times, 4 sc, (4 sc, inc) 3 times (28 sts)
  • R6: 8 sc, (inc) 16 times, 8 sc (36 sts)
  • R7-R12: 36 sc (36 sts)
  • R13: (4 sc, dec) around (30 sts)
  • R14: 30 sc (30 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ears

  • R1: 7 sc (7 sts)
  • R2: 7 inc (14 sts)
  • R3: 14 sc in back loop only (14 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Connecting Circle

Slip stitch a circle and attach it to the 12th row of the body.

Chest Patch

  • R1: ch 6, turn, 2 sc, 5 sc (5 sts)
  • R2: turn, 5 sc (5 sts)
  • R3: turn, 5 sc (5 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Backpack

  • R1: ch 11, turn, 2 sc, 10 sc (10 sts)
  • R2-R9: 10 sc (10 sts)
  • R10: slip stitch around the edge
  • R11: sc in back loop only (30 sts)
  • R12-R13: 30 sc (30 sts)

Repeat R1-R10.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

  • Attach the hat to the head using the long tail and a yarn needle. Stuff the head before closing.
  • Attach the head to the body. Stuff the body before closing.
  • Attach the arms to the sides of the body.
  • Attach the legs to the bottom of the body.
  • Attach the ears to the sides of the hat.
  • Attach the backpack to the back of the body.
  • Use stitch markers to hold parts in place before sewing if necessary.
Crochet Pattern: Little Astronaut Doll

Finishing

  1. Make sure all parts are securely attached.
  2. Adjust any embroidery details as needed.
  3. Trim any excess yarn.

Good luck with your crochet project! Enjoy mak

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