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Today I’m going to be showing you how to crochet a cute little six inch robot. I once crocheted a giant robot – he stood nearly two feet tall and looked awesome. But with how time consuming he was to make, I told myself it would be a long time before I ever made another (if I ever did). Maybe someday I will get brave and tackle the challenge of making a giant robot again and try to do a tutorial for it. But, for today, let’s make this little guy!
This robot is six inches tall, and is simple to make. I don’t know how to read crochet patterns, and only know a few of the proper words for them, so you’ll have to excuse my terminology.
Just get ready – this is a pretty big tutorial with lots of pictures!
-Yarn – I used light grey Red Heart yarn because it’s what I had on hand, but my favorite yarn for crocheting projects is Simply Soft yarn. It’s soft, durable, and has such a nice shimmer to it that makes it perfect for robots and spaceships.
-Small scraps of colored felt, plus grey and black
-Embroidery thread (same colors as felt scraps, plus grey and black)
–Plastic needle (Optional – I couldn’t find mine for this project, but it makes it so much easier if you have one. Otherwise you’ll have to use your crochet hook for all the yarn stitching.)
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual person (possibly why trying to read crochet patterns gives me a headache). So I’ll explain what to do throughout the post…but here’s a handy diagram of all the crochet pieces that you will need. You can refer back to it as needed as you go through the tutorial:
Start with the head. Crochet 6 stitches. Crochet back and forth until you reach 5 rows, and then tie off. Repeat this 6 times to create all the sides of the head.
Cut out two small grey rectangles of felt for the eyes.
Stitch these on to one of the pieces you crocheted. This will be the face of your robot.
Stitch around the edge so it’s secure.
Then cut a small square of black. Stitch this to the lower part of the grey.
Repeat this process for the other eye.
Using a small amount of white thread, stitch two small stitches to the black part of the eye to create a “twinkle.”
Then take another grey rectangle and stitch it to the face to make a mouth.
Stitch some simple lines onto the grey rectangle.
Now we have all the pieces for the head. Begin by stitching four of the head pieces to each of the four sides of the face.
Then stitch the sides up until you have a box with an opening. Stuff the various extra ends inside.
Stitch three sides of the back of the head on, but leave the final side open.
Set that aside while we move onto the body.
For the front and back of the body: Chain 10, then crochet back and forth up ten rows. Tie off. Repeat.
For the sides: Chain 4, then crochet back and forth up ten rows. Tie off. Repeat.
For the top and bottom: Chain 10, then crochet back and forth up 4 rows. Tie off. Repeat.
All together you should have 6 pieces for the body. You can reference the diagram at the beginning of the post to help you make sense of this.
Take the front piece. Using your various colored felt scraps, cut out several buttons.
Stitch the buttons onto the front piece of your robot.
Tie off in the back.
And repeat for each button.
Like we did with the head, work your way around the front part of the robot, stitching on the top, bottom, and both side pieces to the front body piece..
Then stitch along the joining corners to create an open box. Stuff the ends inside.
And stitch three sides of the back piece on, leaving the fourth side open.
Now attach the head to the top of the body. Starting at the top section of the body pieces, beginning stitching the bottom of the head to the body.
Leave the slot openings for both the body and head.
To make the arms, begin by crocheting three stitches. Then single crochet back into your first stitch.
Crochet several single stitches into the loop you created, then work your way around and around until the arm is about an inch long. Then begin to reduce, crocheting every two stitches, until you just have three stitches remaining at the top of the arm.
Repeat for the other arm.
Attach the arms to the sides of the body.
The feet are similar to the arms, only shorter. Begin by crocheting three stitches, then single crochet back into your first stitch. Crochet several single stitches into the loop you created, then work your way around and around until the foot is about 1/2 inch long. Don’t reduce – stitch this part directly to the bottom of the body.
Once your arms and feet are attached, stuff the body and stitch up the opening.
Do the same for the head.
To make the knobs on the sides of the head, use a dark grey yarn and tie into the side of the head. Chain three, then stitch and tie it back into the head where you started.
Repeat for the other side to match.
And whew, there we go! You made it to the end. And we made an adorable crochet robot:
I know this was a long tutorial – thanks for sticking with me to the end! Let me know if it would be helpful if I compiled it everything into a printable PDF pattern.
And as a reward for making it through such a huge post, here’s a picture of the giant robot I once made:
See, told you he was adorable (oh, and my oldest son at 18 months old, too!).