Introduction: How to Crochet a Super-Mini Version of the Batman Symbol With the Oval

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A few years ago, I decided to try to make my own crochet pattern for a Batman blanket. After finally figuring it out and posting a tutorial for it online, I was asked by many to create a smaller version of the symbol so that it could be put on hats and the like. Going by eye, I did. The mini symbol measured roughly five inches wide, but I could not for the life of me figure out how to crochet an oval for it. The following year, I decided to update my crochet tutorials and this time, I'd try to make an oval for the mini Batman symbol. After creating the oval, I decided to re-do the bat part as well. After all, who wants a giant Batman bat to stretch around the entire front of their child's head? Now that I've figured out a better pattern, you can watch it here!

In order to create this Batman project, you will need a 3.75mm crochet hook, a bit of black yarn, a bit of yellow yarn, and some patience. You will also need to know how to create a single crochet foundation chain with an adjustable slip knot, how to single crochet, and how to create a slip stitch. If you follow the instructions in the video, the oval (and your finished bat symbol) should measure roughly 4.5" wide. Enjoy!


CarolynneT (author)2017-07-05

are there written instructions anywhere?

jeanettehp (author)2017-03-08

I can't view the video

Grama2KK made it! (author)2016-12-11

This is my first attempt at the super mini . I will be making another today as a hat embellishment. I'm going to use yarn with glitter as it is for a young lady. thank you so much for your tutorials i have been crocheting for years but just basic things have decided to get into it more and push myself to learn more intricate stitches and items.

TheSamAntics (author)Grama2KK2017-02-15

That looks great! I'm sorry I'm only seeing this comment now. Thank you so much for sharing!

MelissaJuarez (author)2017-01-26

why does it say this video is private?

MonicaM76 made it! (author)2016-04-28

Hello. I'm working on the mini version, using an F hook and worsted yarn. My bat is about 3/4 finished. Doing the points is hard and I have to guess a bit where to fit the stitches in. I've been working with the video.

Question: will mini fit on super mini oval? Is there a way to adjust the oval so that the mini fits on it? I'm trying to post a picture which took on my kindle. The quality isn't so great.

With the yarn taxis, it looks spider-ish

TheSamAntics (author)MonicaM762016-04-28

Hi, Monica. The mini version actually winds up being about the same size as the oval for the super mini version, so you would have to crochet more rows/rounds around the oval. If you open up the actual YouTube page for the mini version (not the super mini one), somebody asked that same question in the comments. You can view my response to see what you can do to create more rounds for the oval. If you cannot get to the YouTube page from here, it's I will be working on an updated version for the mini one with an oval in the near future, too. Thanks for watching and enjoy!

MonicaM76 (author)TheSamAntics2016-04-29

Oh yes. Following the directions for super mini oval, just needed one more row,as you state verbally in the video. Worked out well.

MonicaM76 made it! (author)2016-04-28

Ok. So I followed the oval instructions on the video for the mini. I only needed the extra row. My wings came out a bit funky; I think I missed a stitch or two. So I sort of folded the wider parts to match the other wing. Not bad.

TheSamAntics (author)MonicaM762016-04-29

That came out great!

MonicaM76 (author)TheSamAntics2016-04-29

Thank you!! I did an oval backing too. For some reason, I started crocheting in the backdrops, and just continued. Then I sewed them together together. Mailed it off today to my son in college. What I thought I could add was a hanging loop so it could hang on a door knob or on the wall. Another idea was to hot glue a heavy magnet to the back. Thanks for a unique pattern.

I might want to try the dark knight logo. That is more angular, more geometric.


MonicaM76 (author)2016-04-28

Just posted my project on

Made thus fir my son in college. Wanted to send him something that would make him smile along with a gift card tobstarbucks.

momanhigreene (author)2016-04-15


Hello! I'm sorry you had difficulty with this. I tried to make it as small as possible, so the holes are very tiny--I definitely understand any frustration, as I had some when I was creating the pattern. I do have a slightly larger version which measures roughly five inches wide, but it does not have the oval. If you're interested, you can check it out here:

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