Alex The Astronaut Pattern

Hi, I’m Alex!

Difficulty:

This pattern is suitable for beginners because it uses basic stitches and basic skills in sewing/embroidery.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (#4) in White, Black, Grey, Purple, Red, Blue, and Green. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

invdec – invisible decrease

ch – chain

blo – work in back loop of round only

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch (sts – stitches)

Rnd – round

() – Total number of stitches at the end of each round

Notes:

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join the rounds or turn work unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Use either a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning or end of each round. Remove markers after each round.
  • I encourage you to experiment with this pattern using different types of yarn or hook sizes.
  • If you don’t have safety eyes you can use other things for the eyes like buttons or embroidering them.

Head:

-Work in black-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-17: sc around (48)

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 20: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 21: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 23: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Finish stuffing.

Hat/Helmet:

-Work in white-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-18: sc around (48)

-Change to grey-

Rnd 19: sl st around (48)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Legs:

-Work in grey-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

-Change to white-

Rnd 4: sc in blo, sc around (18)

Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)

-Change to purple-

Rnd 7: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

-Change back to white-

Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)

Fasten off the first leg but NOT the second leg.

Continue Body:

-Continue working in white-

Rnd 10: 5 sc on the leg you’re working with, ch 3 and sc 24 on the first leg you fasten off, sc along the ch 3 you did to connect the legs, sc 19 in remaining sts (54)

Rnd 11-13: sc around (54)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, invdec (48)

Rnd 15-17: sc around (48)

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19-20: sc around (42)

Rnd 21: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 22-23: sc around (36)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 24: 4 sc, invdec (30)

Rnd 25-26: sc around (30)

Rnd 27: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 28-29: sc around (24)

Rnd 30: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 31-32: sc around (18)

Rnd 33: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Rnd 34-35: sc around (12)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Finish stuffing.

Arms x2:

-Work in grey and lightly stuff as you work-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, sc inc (9)

Rnd 3: sc around (9)

-Change to white-

Rnd 4-8: sc around (9)

-Change to purple-

Rnd 9: sc around (9)

-Change to white-

Rnd 10-15: sc around (9)

-Change to red-

Rnd 16: sc around (9)

-Change to blue-

Rnd 17: sc around (9)

-Change to white-

Rnd 18: sc around (9)

Rnd 19: 1 sc, invdec (6)

Rnd 20: sc across the top of piece (3)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Helmet “Ears” x2:

-Work in grey-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: sc around (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. You will stuff lightly when you sew them to the hat/helmet.

Buttons x2:

-Make one in blue and one in red-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, sc inc (9)

sl st and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Black Bar x1:

-Work in black-

Rnd 1: ch 10 (10)

Rnd 2: hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each st across

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Alien Buddy:

-Work in green-

Rnd 1: 8 sc in mc (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc x8 (16)

Rnd 3-5: sc around (16)

-Place one safety eye between Rnds 4 and 5-

Rnd 6: invdec x8 (8)

Fasten off and sew hole close, leave the remaining tail for sewing later. To do the antenna pick up a stitch on top of the head and ch 3. Repeat on the opposite side and fasten off, weaving in ends.

Assembly:

  1. Sew the head to the body. Add some stuffing as you do this to give the neck some structure.
  2. Place the hat/helmet on the head, I did not sew the hat to the head because it’s a snug fit and I think it looks better but you can sew it if you’d like.
  3. Sew the arms to the body.
  4. Sew the helmet ears to the side of the hat/helmet.
  5. Sew the buttons and the black bar to the front of the body. You can sew them however you’d like, I chose to have the buttons diagonal to each other with the bar underneath them (see picture for reference).
  6. Embroider the glare spot however you’d like. I took some white yarn and just threaded it through three rows of the head twice, skipped a row, and then threaded it through one row twice.
  7. Last but not least, Sew your alien buddy wherever you want! I chose to sew him to the top of the hat/helmet.

I hope you’ve enjoyed working on this pattern because now you have your very own Alex the Astronaut with a cute little Alien Buddy! I encourage you to experiment with different types of yarn or materials and just have fun with it. Check out my other free patterns here.

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