Crochet Robot

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So, in the wide world of crafts, and maybe just “cute” in general, there is always more for girls than for boys. It’s true. And as the mama of some precious boys, I want to make stuff for them. So, as part of a little Valentine’s fun for Luke, I made him a lovey robot! And I’m so pleased with it. Want to see?

Luke likes him too!

Would you like to make one too?

Crochet Robot Tutorial

You need:

  • a little bit of the main color worsted weight yarn (grey for me) and an even smaller bit of the contrast yarn (red for me). I think any weight would work, just make sure you change the hook size accordingly
  • a G hook (4.00 mm)
  • some black and red embroidery thread
  • something to stuff him with (I used yarn scraps and lentils inside a scrap of old tights)

Here’s what you do:

For the head & body:

  1. With grey, make a magic loop, make 6 sc in the magic loop. Tighten that up. 6 sts. I put a paper clip stitch marker at the end of each round, so I don’t have to count as often.
  2. 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sts.
  3. Switch to red, sc in each sc around. 12 sts. To switch colors, in the last sc of old color, pull up a loop with the old color and then use the new color to finish the stitch.
  4. Change back to grey, sc2tog around, 6 sts. Sc2tog means: Insert your hook into the stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook. At this point, stuff the little ball at the top of the antenna.
  5. Sc around. 6 sts.
  6. Sc around. 6 sts.
  7. Sc around. 6 sts.
  8. 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sts.
  9. *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around. 18 sts
  10. *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around. 24 sts.
  11. *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * around. 30 sts.
  12. Sc around.
  13. Sc around.
  14. Sc around.
  15. Sc around. 30 sts
  16. *dc2tog in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * around. 24 sts.
  17. *dc2tog in first sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around. 18 sts.
  18. *dc2tog in first sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around. 12 sts. Stuff the head.
  19. *dc2tog all around. 6 sts. This completes the head.
  20. Sc around. 6 sts.
  21. 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sts.
  22. Sc around.
  23. *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around. 18 sts.
  24. Switch to red. Sc around.
  25. Sc around.
  26. Switch to grey. Sc around. 18 sts.
  27. Switch to red. Sc around.
  28. Switch to grey. Sc around. 18 sts.
  29. *2 sc in first sc, a sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around. 24 sts.
  30. Sc around.
  31. Sc around.
  32. Sc around.
  33. *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around. 18 sts.
  34. *sc2tog, sc in next sc; repeat from * around. 12 sts.
  35. Sc around. 12 sts. Stuff the top of the body with your stuffing/yarn scraps. Make a little bag with the tights and fill it with lentils or something heavy, put that in the bottom of the body. This helps the robot sit up, since the head is bigger than the body.
  36. Sc2tog around. 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Pull the long tail through all of the stitches to cinch them up tight. Weave in the end.

For the arms (Make 2):

  1. With red, make a magic loop, 6 sc in loop.
  2. Sc in each sc around.
  3. Sc2tog around. 3 sts. Stuff the hand a little if you need to.
  4. Switch to gret, sc in each sc around.
  5. Sc in each sc around.
  6. Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use the tail to join the arms to the body on the sides, at the top red stripe.

For the legs (Make 2):

  1. With red, make a magic loop, 8 sc in loop.
  2. Sc in each sc around.
  3. Sc2tog around. 4 sts. Stuff the foot a bit if needed.
  4. Switch to grey. Sc in each sc around.
  5. Sc in each sc around.
  6. Sc in each sc around.
  7. Sc in each sc around.
  8. Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use the tail to join the legs to the body at the bottom front.

For the face:

Use the black embroidery thread to stitch on eyes, and use the red to make a mouth. You could use buttons for the eyes if you’re not making this for a little one; I chose not to, because you never know what’s going to end up in someone’s mouth around here.

Is that everything? If you try to make this, and have questions or something isn’t clear, please leave a comment! I’ll do my best to help you out.

 

 

     

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    About Rachel

    Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

    2 responses »

    1. Rachel you are so talented and loving. The robot is so cute. The picture of Luke hugging the robot is so precious.

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