Rocket Space Ship Amigurumi

Louie's Loops

Medium difficulty

Medium

2 hours

PDF

Video

In this lesson we’ll be crocheting a rocket space ship amigurumi! We’ll also learn how to make a stand for our rocket that lights up to look like it’s launching to space!

What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn

Weight

Colors

Red (Fins and Tip)
White (Main Color)
Grey (Base Color)
Blue (Windows)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Stuffing

Darning Needle

String Lights (Optional)

Wire (Optional)

2 feet

Abbreviations

ch

Chain Stitch

st

Stitch

slst

Slip Stitch

sc

Single Crochet

inc

Increase

invdec

Invisible Decrease

FLO/BLO

Front / Back Loops Only

bo

Bobble Stitch (4-dc bobble)

Other Useful Info

Gauge

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 4” long

Worked

In the Round unless otherwise stated

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The Pattern

Use the checkboxes to track your progress
(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video

01Fins

[All in Red]
Magic loop leaving a long end

Rnd 1: sc 4 in the magic loop (4)

Rnd 2: sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1 (6)

Rnd 3: sc 2, inc 1, sc 3 (7)

Rnd 4: sc 3, inc 1, sc 3 (8)

Slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through. Sew this into the rocket after you make the base.

02Window

[Starting in Blue]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc 1] repeat 3 times total (9)

[Change to Grey]

Rnd 3: working in the FLO, slst in each st (9)

Cut the yarn, pull through and hide the end. Sew this onto the front of the rocket after Rnd 12 using the Blue stitches on the underside of the window.

03Rocket Body

[Starting in Red]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc 1] 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: [sc 2, inc 1] 3 times (12)

Rnd 4: [sc 3, inc 1] 3 times (15)

This next part is a (somewhat) advanced technique called the Perfect Stripe method where we’ll be making a round of half color changes. You can continue in all Red if you don’t feel comfortable with half color changes.

To learn more watch the video version of this pattern (31:10) or check out the techniques tutorial at ClubCrochet.com/STRIPES

[Change to White / Red]

Rnd 5: [sc 4, inc 1] 3 times (18)

[Change to White]

To add smaller windows on either side of the large window, replace Rnd 7 with…

Rnd 7: sc 5, [Change to Blue] bo 1, [Change back to White] sc 5, [Change to Blue] bo 1, [Change back to White] sc 6 (18)

Rnds 6-9: sc in each st (18 x 4)

Rnd 10: [sc 4, invdec 1] 3 times (15)

Rnd 11: sc in each (15)

Rnd 12: [sc 3, invdec 1] 3 times (12)

Sew the window onto the front. Make sure to use the blue stitches on the back of the window while sewing to keep the grey slsts on the outside.

Rnd 13: sc in each (12)

Stuff somewhat.

Rnd 14: [sc 2, invdec 1] 3 times (9)

[Change to Grey]

Rnd 15: Working in the FLO, slst in each (9)

Rnd 16: Working in the BLO of the slsts in Rnd 15, slst in each (9)

Cut, pull through, and hide the end.

Sew on the fins around the base of the rocket just above the grey slsts. Make sure they are flat and try to get them perfectly vertical. Stuff fully.

04Light-Up Base

For this part, you'll need some additional materials:
• ~ 2 feet of strong wire
• 4” of cardboard for the base
• A string of yellow lights
• Hot Glue + glue gun (optional)
• Some additional stuffing.

Find the additional video tutorial for this section here.

Step 1: Cut a circle out of a flat piece of cardboard.
Make sure it’s got a pretty decent sized base, around 4” in diameter should be good.

Step 2: Wind a portion of the wire around the base of the cardboard. Hot glue this down if desired, though if done correctly this can be avoided.

Step 3: Bend the end of the wire towards the center of the circle and then straight up. Cut the wire to your desired height (make sure it can support the weight of the rocket on the end!)

Step 4: Wind the lights around the wire, leaving a small amount of the end of the wire exposed. Leave a large chunk of the lights at the base, and make sure the switch is visible. Hot glue it down to the edge if you’d like to be certain.

Step 5: Using your additional stuffing. Pull it and roll it in a towel or on a rug to make a long string of stuffing. Try to make the string around 1 – 2” thick.
Wind this around the wire covering the lights. Making sure to leave the end exposed for fitting the rocket onto.
You can hot glue the stuffing to the wire as you go, but I didn’t find this very necessary.
Cover the base with stuffing to make a large cloud over the bunch of lights. You can continue wrapping around the wire with the stuffing to get this effect as well, but be sure to cover as much of the cardboard as possible.
Now when you turn it on, the lights should shine through the stuffing illuminating the whole piece! Just place the rocket on the end of the wire.

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2 thoughts on “Rocket Space Ship Amigurumi”

  1. There is a small typo in part three of the pattern. At around four, it is written twice. Overall, awesome pattern! I am loving my kits! (I just got pro membership for Christmas, this is my third box!)

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