Introduction: Amigurumi Lego Minifigure

Picture of Amigurumi Lego Minifigure

My son loves Lego. I love Lego. I was unable to find a pattern for a Lego Minifigure so I created one on my own and wrote out the pattern.  I thought even a rough pattern would be helpful to someone looking for one rather than no pattern. I'm not saying this is the best way or the fastest way to make a Lego minifigure, but it is the way I made one and just to throw a kink into it, and as full warning, I have to tell you that I have never written out a crochet pattern before...).

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Lemon (yellow)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Royal (blue)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Black
Hook H/8 - 5.00 mm
4 12mm safety eyes (two will be used for the eyes and two will be used for the arm/shoulder joints)
Blunt tipped yarn needle to stitch pieces together
Plastic Canvas
Poly-fill or other stuffing

Terminology
MR - Magic Ring
SC - Single Crochet
SL - Slip Stitch
BL - Back Loop
FL - Front Loop
sc2tog - decrease
invdec - Invisible Decrease (can also use sc2tog instead)
2SC - 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch
FO - Finish Off

Step 1: Lego Minifigure Head

Picture of Lego Minifigure Head

Head -  using your YELLOW yarn
Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

MR, chain 1
1. 6 SC in ring
2. 2SC in each SC (12)
3. (2st, SC) 6 times (18)
4. (2st, SC, SC) 6 times (24)
5. (Optional. This puts a small rim around the top knob of the Lego head. If skipping, move on to round 6) in FL only, SL in each (24)
6. In BL only of round 4, SC in each (24)
7. SC in each (24)
8. In FL only (2st, SC, SC, SC) 6 times (30)
9. (SC, SC, 2st, SC, SC) 6 times (36)
10. (2st, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC) 6 times (42)
11. In BL only, SC in each (42)
12. (SC, SC, SC, 2st, SC, SC, SC) 6 times (48)
13-23. SC in each (48)
24. In BL only, (sc2tog, SC) 16 times (32)
25.In both loops, (sc2tog, SC) 10 times then sc2tog (21)
26. In FL only, SC in each (21)
27 - 28. SC in each (21)
SL in next stitch (this last stitch will mark the back of the head). FO leaving a long yarn tail to attach head to body.

Attach Safety Eyes to the head: on the front of the head (opposite the yarn tail) place the eyes just above the middle of the head (between rows 14 and 15) and in line with the outer edges of the top knob. Mine had 5 stitches between each eye. I recommend positioning both eyes BEFORE securing the backs to them.

Use your yarn needle and black yarn to stitch a smile on. Then firmly stuff with poly-fill.

Step 2: Lego Minifigure Body

Picture of Lego Minifigure Body

Body (Front & Back) - Make 2 using your RED yarn
Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

Chain 21
1. SC in 2nd chain from hook and then across in each (20)
2-5. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in each (20)
6. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in 19 (19 plus 1 un-worked)
7. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in 18 (18 plus 1 un-worked)
8-11. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in each (18)
12. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in 17 (17 plus 1 un-worked)
13. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in 16 (16 plus 1 un-worked)
14-18. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) then turn. SC in each (16)
(optional) SL around edges (I slip stitch around many of the edges to smooth them out and give me a nicer loop to stitch other pieces to. This step is totally optional.)
FO

Body (Sides & Top - stitched as one piece) - Using your RED yarn
This piece makes up the sides and the top of the body/torso area. Certain rows are stitched through the back or front loops only which helps the resulting rectangle bend in the right direction at the shoulders.

Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed.

CH 9
Row 1. In 2nd chain from hook, SC. SC across (8)
Rows 2 through 18. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 19. Ch 1, Turn, through BL only SC across (8)
Rows 20 through 36. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 37. Ch 1, Turn, through BL only SC across (8)
Rows 38 through 54. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
(optional) SL around edges (I slip stitch around many of the edges to smooth them out and give me a nicer loop to stitch other pieces to. This step is totally optional.)
FO

Stitch the surround piece to one of the front/back pieces and then the other to create your torso with the opening at the bottom (waist). Do not stuff yet.

Step 3: Attaching Head to the Body

Picture of Attaching Head to the Body

Position the head on top of the torso and stitch in place. You may want to keep stuffing poly-fill into the head as you go.

Step 4: Lego Minifigure Arms

Picture of Lego Minifigure Arms

Arms - make 2 using the RED & YELLOW yarns where specified below
Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

1. In YELLOW, MR with 6 SC (6)
2. 2sc in each (12)
3. BL only, SC in each (12)
4. SC in each (12)
5. In RED, FL only (2sc then SC) 6 times (18)
6. BL only, SC in each (18)
7 - 10. SC in each (18)
11-12. SC in next 5, SL in next 8, SC in next 5 (18)
13. SC in next 8, invdec, SC in next 8 (17)
14 - 16. SC in each (17)
17. Invdec, SC in next 8, invdec, SC in next 5 (15)
18. (invdec, SC) 5 times (10)
Insert safety eye between round 17 and 18 for arm joint. DO NOT SECURE WITH THE PLASTIC WASHER YET. Make sure the arm bends toward the front and the safety eye is on either the right or left side of the arm depending on which arm you are working on. The safety eyes create an arm joint so your Lego Minifigure's arms can move.
Firmly stuff with polyfill.
19. invdec 5 times
FO. Use yarn needle to weave in the yarn end.

Step 5: Lego Minifigure Hands

Picture of Lego Minifigure Hands

Hands - make 2 using your YELLOW yarn
There are no wires or plastic canvas in these hands. They can get deformed during play, but can be easily reformed to their proper "Lego hand" shape.

Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

1. Chain 15
2. SC in 2nd chain from hook and each across (14)
3. Chain 1, turn and SC in each across (14)
4. Chain 1, turn and SC in 6, sc2tog, SC in next 5, 3 SC in last stitch (15)
5. Turn corner and SC in open loops with 3 SC in corner (4)
6. Turn corner and SC in 5, sc2tog, SC in next 5, 3 SC in last stitch (14)
7. Turn corner and SC in open loops with 3 SC in corner (5)
8. Turn corner and SC in 4, sc2tog, sc2tog, SC in next 5, 3 SC in last stitch (14)
9. Turn corner, SC in 3, 3 SC in last stitch (6)
10. Turn corner and SC in 5, sc2tog, sc2tog, SC in next 6 (13)
FO

Stitch hands to wrist areas on the arms.

Step 6: Attaching the Arms

Picture of Attaching the Arms

Attach the arms. Push safety eye pins (the ones previously inserted into the arms) through the torso sides about one or two rows down from the shoulder.

Inside the body, secure the safety eyes with the backings/plastic washers that came with the eyes.

Step 7: Lego Minifigure Base (Hip Area)

Picture of Lego Minifigure Base (Hip Area)

Base (Hip Section) - Use your BLUE yarn for this part
Note: On my finished minifigure, this area seemed a bit small. You may want to widen it by another few stitches and lengthen it by a couple rows.

Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

MR chain 1
1. 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 SC in each (12)
3. (2SC in 1st then SC) 6 times (18)
4.  (SC then 2SC then SC) 6 times (24)
5. (2SC, SC, SC, SC) 6 times (30)
6. In BL only, SC in each (30)
7-23. SC in each (30)
24. In BL only (SC, SC, sc2tog, SC) 6 times (24)
25. (SC, invdec, SC) 6 times (18)
Stuff with polyfill
26. (invdec, SC) 6 times (12)
27. invdec 6 times (6)
FO

Stuff the torso area and stitch to the blue hip piece. Stitch the red shirt about halfway down the blue hip piece.

Step 8: Lego Minifigure Legs

Picture of Lego Minifigure Legs

Each leg is made of three pieces - 2 sides and a "leg surround". The top remains open and stitches to the hip area.

Leg (sides) - Make 4 using your BLUE yarn
Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

1. Chain 13
2. SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC across (12)
3. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch), turn and SC across (12)
4. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch), turn and SC across (12)
5. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch), turn and SC in next 8 (8 plus 4 un-worked stitches)
6 - 12. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch), turn and SC across
13. Chain 3 (does not count as stitch), turn, DC, HDC, SC, SL, SL, SC, HDC, DC (this forms a curved top to fit against the curve of the hip/waist)
FO

Leg Surrounds - Make 2 using your BLUE yarn
This piece makes up the back, front and base of each leg/foot. Certain rows are stitched through the back or front loops only which helps the resulting rectangle bend in the right direction to follow the outline of the leg side pieces.

Stitch through both loops unless otherwise directed

CH 9
Row 1. In 2nd chain from hook, SC. SC across (8)
Rows 2 through 13. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 14. Ch 1, Turn, through BL only SC across (8)
Rows 15 through 24. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 25. Ch 1, Turn, through FL only SC across (8)
Rows 26 through 27. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 28. Ch 1, Turn, through BL only SC across (8)
Rows 29 through 31. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
Row 32. Ch 1, Turn, through FL only SC across (8)
Rows 23 through 41. Ch 1, Turn, SC across (8)
FO - leave long tail

The leg surround starts at the top back of the leg. The end of the leg surround is the top of the front of the leg.

Stitch one leg side to the long surround. Before stitching the second side to the surround, cut a piece of plastic canvas to fit the foot and insert it into the base.

Step 9: Attaching the Legs

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Sew the leg tops to the hip section, stuffing any yarn tails into the leg. Once you're to the second leg, I found it easier to stitch on the inner leg seam first. It allows you to push the rest of the leg aside allowing you to see better.

With the legs completed and attached, your Lego Minifigure is complete!

Comments

NickieTheJedi (author)2015-11-20

I'm attempting to make one from your awesom pattern, but I'm having trouble with the hands. Ca you explain more or have more pictures of them please?

The hands are just rectangle that are crocheted in such a way so the edges "turn up". When you attach them to the wrists and arms. They hold their shape on their own but can get smooshed and flattened during play. After playing with them, the hands will need to be manipulated back into the normal "lego hand" shape.

You can try the instructions on my blog (which should be the same as on Instructables). http://www.littlehouseincolorado.com/2011/12/pattern-for-amigurumi-crochet-lego.html

However, I also have a separate page talking about the hands: http://www.littlehouseincolorado.com/2011/12/amigurumi-lego-mini-figure-hands-and.html

Not sure specifically which part you are having trouble with but perhaps these can help. Good luck!

onrust (author)2012-06-29

A true fan always shows their colors. Nice job :)

redpepper237 (author)2012-03-10

oh my gosh that is so AWSOME!!

mrscoloradogal (author)2012-03-09

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the positive comments! It's very encouraging...motivates me into coming up with another pattern :)

monsterlego (author)2012-03-09

This has the monsterlego seal of approval.

Kiteman (author)2012-03-09

Oh, my word, that is simply brilliant!

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