Free pattern: Small alien

Free crochet pattern: Small long-legged bunny // Kristi Tullus (sidrun.spire.ee)

These little aliens make great keychains, bag charms or pocket pals. They are not difficult to crochet, but do include very small details that take quite a bit of patience to make.

 

Size

9 cm (3 1/2”) from head to toe, 12 cm (4 3/4") including antennae, with DK weight (8 ply / 3: light) cotton and bamboo blend and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/B).

 

Tip! You can use the same pattern to make larger or smaller toys by using finer or bulkier yarn. Pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric. You may also need to adjust the size of the safety eyes.

 

Difficulty

2. Beginner - suitable for novice crocheters, includes small details.

 

Skills required

• Crocheting in spiral
• Single crochet stitch
Magic ring
Increasing
Decreasing
Finishing and joining pieces.

 

You will need

• Yarn. I used DK weight cotton and bamboo blend, 50 g =100 m (50 g =109 yd) /
8 ply / 11 wpi / 3: light. You will need about 25 g or 50 m (55 yd) of yarn.
• 2,25 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US hook size 2/C - 3/D) or according to the yarn.
• Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
• Cotton embroidery floss.
• 15 mm safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
• Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

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Abbreviations

mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
sk a st = skip a stitch.
ch = chain stitch.
sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia).
sc n = crochet n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch.
inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
(sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
(sc 4, inc) x 6 = [36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.

 

Notes

• Work in a continuous spiral, without joining rounds or turning your work.
• Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round.
Move the marker up after completing each round.
• All stitches are worked into both loops.

 

Head

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]
7-8: sc in each stitch = [36]

Because we are using oversized safety eyes, it is best to replace two single crochet stitches with chain stitches on round 9 to leave holes for the safety eyes. If you are not using safety eyes, crochet one single crochet stitch in each stitch.

9: sc 13, ch, sk a st, sc 8, ch, sk a st, sc 13 = [36]
10: sc in each stitch = [36]
11: sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [30]

Locate the holes left on round 9 and attach the safety eyes.

Start stuffing the head. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every round, stuffing the head firmly.

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crochet pattern

12: (sc 3, dec) x 6 = [24]
13: (dec, sc 2) x 6 = [18]
14: (sc, dec) x 6 = [12]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing. Embroider nostrils or a smile with cotton embroidery floss or a yarn that will not bleed color. Knot the yarn ends together under the head.

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crochet pattern

Body

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
4-5: sc in each stitch = [18]
6: (sc 4, dec) x 3 = [15]
7: sc, dec, (sc 3, dec) x 2, sc 2 = [12]
8-9: sc in each stitch = [12]

Fasten off and hide the yarn tail. Stuff the body firmly. Sew the head to the body using mattress or whip stitch. Add a bit more stuffing before closing the seam.

crochet pattern

crochet pattern

Arms (make 2)

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: (sc, inc) x 3 = [9]
3: sc in each stitch = [9]
4: (sc, dec) x 3 = [6]

Stuff the hands firmly. Do not stuff the arms.

5: sc in each stitch = [6]
6: push the top flat and crochet over the opening.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the arms to the sides of the body, one row below the head.

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Legs (make 2)

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: (sc, inc) x 3 = [9]
3: sc in each stitch = [9]
4: (sc, dec) x 3 = [6]

Stuff the feet firmly. Do not stuff the legs.

5-6: sc in each stitch = [6]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the legs to the body on either side of the first round.

 

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Antennae (make 2)

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3-4: sc in each stitch = [12]
5: dec x 6 = [6]

Stuff the tips of the antennae firmly. Do not stuff the stems.

6-9: sc in each stitch = [6]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the antennae to the head just below round 4.

free amigurumi pattern

Finish sewing. Weave in any loose yarn ends or fasten them more securely with a knot and hide inside the pieces (tutorial HERE).

I would love to see how your aliens turn out. Post a photo to my Facebook page or leave a comment below.

 

Copyright © 2015 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved. Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/free-pattern-small-alien-1. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee).

Feel free to sell items made with this pattern. I would appreciate a credit and a link to my blog (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee).

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8 comments

Comment from: Pops de Milk [Visitor]
Pops de Milk

So cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

06/03/15 @ 00:44
Comment from: Cheryl Ann [Visitor]  
Cheryl Ann

Thank you so much for this cute little guy, I’ll be making several of them in a lime green to give to my bff in his fight against the cancer he has!!
And we’ll win this battle!!

06/06/15 @ 16:37
Comment from: barbara schrieber [Visitor]  
barbara schrieber

this looks so cute. i am going to try to make it. i will let you know the outcome

10/02/15 @ 03:50
Comment from: kathleen dey [Visitor]
kathleen dey

how does one attach plastic eyes to a crochetd pattern?

03/03/16 @ 00:37
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Kathleen,

You push the post behind your safety eye through the fabric from the right side and then push the washer on the post from the wrong side. See the first two photos in the Head section.

Greetings,

Kristi

03/03/16 @ 09:30
Comment from: Brenda Marie [Visitor]  
Brenda Marie

I just made this little guy last night and he came out oh-so-adorable!☺❤👽

11/08/16 @ 14:21
Comment from: Mischa [Visitor]
Mischa

Made your alien in classic green. :-)

02/13/17 @ 22:34
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

So cute! Thanks for sharing.

02/13/17 @ 22:38
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