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8 October 2015

FREE Crochet Pattern: Batman

My third in my little Superhero Amigurumi  series of FREE Crochet Patterns. I have also made The Incredible Hulk and Spiderman too!

This little Batman was a present for my baby Nephew James's very first birthday! He seemed to like it, but then Corey, my older nephew (he is two!) spied it and seemed to take a shine to him too.. Good job I have some yarn left!

Here is the FREE pattern so you can make your very own...

What you will need:

  • Yarn Colours:
- Pink (or of course any other flesh tone of your choice!) = Patons Smoothie DK in Apricot (2004)
- Black = King Cole Comfort Baby DK in Black (612)
- Grey = Stylecraft Lullaby Baby DK in Misty (1757) - I adore this yarn!
- Yellow = Stylecraft Special DK in Citron (1263)
  • Very small amount of white, and yellow felt, large piece of black felt.
  • Toy stuffing
  • 2 tiny black buttons
  • black and red embroidery thread
  • Yarn needle and embroidery needle
  • Crochet hook, size 3.5
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
This pattern is worked in UK terms, you will need to know the following stitches:
  • Dc (double crochet)
  • Increase Dc
  • Decrease DC (dc2tog)

Head

Use your flesh toned yarn.
  1. Make a magic ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring, don't join (5), pull your loop tighter.
  3. Work 2 dc into each st (10)
  4. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat x4 more times (15)
  5. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat x4 more times (20)
  6. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (25)
  7. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  8. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (35)
  9. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts* repeat x 4 more (40)
  10. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts* repeat x4 more (45)
  11. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts* repeat x4 more (50)
  12. 50 dc around (50)
  13. 50 dc around (50)
  14. 50 dc around (50)
  15. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 8 sts* repeat x 4 more (45)
  16. 45 dc around (45)
  17. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 7 sts* repeat x4 more (40)
  18. 40 dc around (40)
  19. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 6 sts* repeat x4 more (35)
  20. 35 dc around (35)
  21. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  22. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x4 more (25)
  23. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (20)
  24. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Body

Start in black
  1. Make a magic ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring, don't join (5) Pull your loop tighter.
  3. Work 2 dc into each st (10)
  4. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat x4 (15)
  5. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat x4 (20)
  6. 20 dc in each st around (20)
  7. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 stitches* repeat x4 (25)
  8. 25 dc in each st around (25)
  9. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 stitches* repeat x4 (30)
  10. 30 dc in around (30)
  11. Change to grey
  12. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 stitches* repeat x4 (35) 
  13. 35 dc around (35) 
  14. 35 dc around (35)
  15. 35 dc around (35)
  16. 35 dc around (35)
  17. 35 dc around (35)
  18. 35 dc around (35)
  19. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  20. 30 dc around (30)
  21. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x3 more (25)
  22. 25 dc around (25)
  23. 25 dc around (25)
  24. Fasten off securely.


Belt

Use your yellow yarn

  1. Ch 25
  2. Test the size of your belt held up round your Batman's body to check length.  Due to your stitch sizes and different yarns etc you may need more or less chains.
  3. Turn Work back along your ch and work a dc into each stitch along.
  4. Fasten your last stitch to your first ch stitch and secure your end in place.


Arms

Start in black yarn. Make 2 arms

  1. Form a magic loop 
  2. Work 6 dc into your loop, pull loop tighter to close hole. (6)
  3. work 2 dc into each st (12)
  4. 12 dc round (12)
  5. Change your yarn colour to grey, fasten with a neat join and ensure you secure in black ends.
  6. 12 dc round (12)
  7. 12 dc round (12)
  8. 12 dc round (12)
  9. 12 dc round (12)
  10. 12 dc round (12)
  11. 12 dc round (12)
  12. 12 dc round (12)
  13. dc 2tog, dc in next 10 sts (11)


Legs

Start in your black yarn.  Make 2 legs

  1. Form a magic ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring (5dc) pull ring tight to close hole
  3. work 2 dc into each stitch (10)
  4. 10 dc round (10)
  5. 10 dc round (10)
  6. Change your colour to grey
  7. 10 dc round (10)
  8. 10 dc round (10)
  9. 10 dc round (10)
  10. 10 dc round (10)
  11. 10 dc round (10)
  12. 10 dc round (10)
  13. 10 dc round (10)
  14. 10 dc round (10)


His little mask is removable!

Mask

Use your black yarn

  1. Make a magic ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring, don't join (5), pull your loop tighter.
  3. Work 2 dc into each st (10)
  4. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat x4 more times (15)
  5. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat x4 more times (20)
  6. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (25)
  7. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  8. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (35)
  9. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts* repeat x 4 more (40)
  10. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts* repeat x4 more (45)
  11. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts* repeat x4 more (50)
  12. 50 dc around (50)
  13. 50 dc around (50)
  14. 50 dc around (50)
  15. 50 dc around (50)
  16. 50 dc around (50)
  17. 50 dc around (50)
  18. 50 dc around (50)
  19. 40 dc round (40)
  20. Now you will change direction and work back along the 40 sts you just made.  Miss first stitch and work 1 dc in next 38 sts. (38)
  21. in the last 2 sts from previous row work a dc2tog (38)
  22. Working back along your previous row again, miss first st and work 37 dc along. (37)
  23. Last 2 sts work a dc2tog (36)
  24. Working back along previous row, miss first st and work 35 dc (35)
  25. In the last 2 sts, work a dc2tog (34)
  26. Working back along previous row, miss first st and work 33 dc (33)
  27. In the last 2 sts, work a dc2tog (32)
  28. work back along previous row, work a dc in each st along (32)
  29. Change direction again and work back along as above, 32 dc (32)
  30. Ch 20 to form your mask strap, leave 4 stitches at the end (for button hole) and 
  31. work a dc in each st back along your ch. (16).

Ears

Use your black yarn and make 2

  1. Form a magic ring
  2. Work 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next stitch and 2 dc in next st (5)
  3. Work a dc in next st, 2 in next, 1 in next, 2 in next, 1 in next (7)
  4. Work 2 dc in first st, 1 in next, 2 in next, 1 in next, 2 in next, 1 in next st, 2 in next (11)
  5. 11 dc round (11)
  6. 11 dc round (11)
  7. 11 dc round (11)
  8. 11 dc round (11)
  9. 11 dc round (11)
  10. 11 dc round (11)
  11. 11 dc round (11)


Hehe, little bald Bruce Wayne! I hate doing hair, plus it didn't quite go right under his mask, so he is bald. Of course feel free to add some hair to your Batman, should you wish to! Let me know how you did it...

Assembly

  • Lightly stuff your head, mark with washable ink where you want your eyes and mouth.  Then remove your stuffing again!
  • Embroider on your eyes, or you can use Safety eyes if your Batman is not going to be given to a small child. Always embroider for a baby!
  • Embroider on your mouth, I went over my red stitches three times to make the mouth stand out. I went for a cute, cheeky sideways smile!
  • Stuff the head and body
  • Attach your head to your body, simply use your yarn needle and sew each stitch on the body to a stitch on the head.  Leave the last 4 or 5 stitches and check your stuffing, add a bit more at this point to ensure your neck and head will not be floppy! Finish off your stitching and secure your end in place. I always work through a few stitches, then put the needle down inside the body, out the other side, pull tight and snip off so the end disappears inside your toy.
  • Stuff then attach your arms to the side of your body right up near the top under the head.
  • Stuff and attach the legs, try pinning in place first so you get them symmetrical and in the desired position.
  • Next attach your little belt.  I simply used some of the yellow yarn and worked a diagonal stitch along, catching every other stitch on the body.  Sew both edges of your belt to the body.
  • Next you can make your little Batman logo, I simply found a pic on the internet (good old Google Image search!) and sized it until it was small enough then printed out.  I then used the print out as a template to cut out the oval in yellow and the bat in black felt.  I glued the bat to the oval then glued the whole thing to the body.
  • Now sew on your ears to your mask.  I folded the mask in half, ensuring the points of the end of the sloping bits at the front were together.  I then pinned the ears in so they were symmetrical on each side.  You want them quite low and on the sides of the mask not the top!
  • Put on your mask and secure in place with the button fastening.
  • Next draw some white eye shapes onto your felt, cut out and secure in place with some strong child proof non toxic glue.
  • For the cape I simply drew a shape free hand.  It is roughly a triangular shape with a flat top, then cut out some semi circles from the bottom to make the edging. I also ensured that there was a longer strip cut out at the top to go round the neck.  Sew a little button on and and cut a little hole in the ties so the cape can be removed.

If you like this one, check out my FREE crochet patterns for Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk too!
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