Freebie Friday – “I’m Batman” Crochet Rag Doll

So one of my students reached prize box and couldn’t find anything he wanted in there. I asked him if he wanted a jumbo candy (another prize point on our chart) instead and said he couldn’t have candy. I asked him if there was something in the prize box he wanted before and that I could buy and he said no. I asked if there was something he wanted me to make and he said Batman! I obviously walked into that one but I did offer so I went off to do some research.

Turns out if you look up a character and attach the word Minecraft to it, you can find a Minecraft version of almost anything. I did just that and found this:

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I showed it to my student and he liked it. I looked at a few other options for reference but this one worked best as a guide since it lends itself so well to my square rag dolls.

Most of my rag dolls are made from squares and rectangles. The head and body are made with two square panels and some color-work. The arms and legs are made from one square (or rectangle) and folded over. I sew up three sides. Then I assemble my doll by sewing the pieces together.

All rows in all the pieces for this doll had 10 single crochets per row.

The back of the head was done with 10 rows all done in black. The front was done with 7 rows in black and 3 rows in beige (or tan). I made the eyes before sewing and stuffing the head.

The body was done with 5 rows of grey, 2 rows of yellow, 1 row of black, 2 rows of grey, black, grey color work.

Here is my version before assembly:

Batman

Here is my completed version:

Batman crochet doll small_3

Just chilling. No cape.

Batman crochet doll small_2

His cape

Batman crochet doll small

Just waiting around for crime to happen.

 

My pattern :

As a reminder, I don’t consider myself the best pattern writer but I hope I made the pattern clear enough to understand and I am glad to answer any questions or modify it if I made a mistake. I have also placed the pattern in my patterns page. Hope you enjoy. 🙂

I used an  H hook and medium 4 worsted weight yarn

I change colors in the last stitch of the previous row before the color change.

ch – chain

picot – single crochet, chain 3, single crochet in first chain

sc- single crochet

st(s)s – stitch(s)

Head (two panels)

Front panel

Ch 11 (In tan or beige)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2 and 3: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 3-7 (In black):  repeat row 2

Fasten off, embroider eyes in white

Back panel

Ch 11 (In black)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2 – 10 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Fasten off, sew up sides, stuff, finish sewing.

Arms (make two)

Ch 11 (In grey)

Row 1: sc  in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-7: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 8 – 10 (In black): repeat row 2

Fasten off, fold in half,  sew up sides, stuff, finish sewing.

Legs (make 2)

Ch 11  (In grey)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-10 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 11- 13 (In black): repeat row 2

Fasten off, fold in half, sew up sides, stuff, finishing sewing.

Body (two panels)

Ch 11 (In grey)

Row 1-5: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 6 and 7 (In yellow): sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 8 (In black): sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 9:  sc in next 2 sts in grey, sc in next 6 sts in black, sc in next 2 sts in grey, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 10:sc in next 3 sts in grey, sc in next 4 sts in black, sc in next 3 sts in grey, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Fasten off

Take one of the panels for the front and embroider a little bat design. I outlined the outside of the bat in yellow.

Sew and stuff the panels together.

Sew all the pieces to the body.

Ears

Attach black yarn to the top of the head at the end with the doll face facing forward.

sc in the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn

Pick up a loop in the next three sts, yarn over and pull though all loops (this is a decrease).

Fasten off and weave in end.

Skip 4 sts, attach black yarn, sc in next 3 sts (this should take you to the end), ch1, turn

Pick up a loop in the next three sts, yarn over and pull though all loops (this is a decrease).

This makes the ears pointy.

Cape

In black

Ch 11

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2: (increase at the beginning and end of row) 2 sc in st, sc next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (12 sc)

Row 3: (increase at the beginning and end of row) 2 sc in st, sc next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (14 sc)

Row 4: (increase at the beginning and end of row) 2 sc in st, sc next 12 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (16 sc)

Row 5- 22: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (16 sc)

Last row: *sc, sc picot*, repeat to end, fasten off

 

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