Rocket Space Ship Amigurumi


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!

Louie Mensinger

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Louie's Loops





~ 2 hour

What you'll create

What you'll learn


Rocket Body


Light Up Base

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Crochet Hook: Size G6 / 4.00mm

Mini Light String: Optional

Darning Needle


Steel Wire: Optional

Get the kit!

Get the full kit for this pattern including all the materials I use to make the rocket light stand!



Front / Back Loops Only

Other Useful Info


5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” 
Finished piece is about 3 – 4” tall

Worked in the Round

Useful Tutorials:

The Lesson


These boxes are checkboxes

These time codes correlate to the video for this lesson


Fins (make 3)

[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.



[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 1: 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.


Rocket 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 techiques tutorial at

[Change to White / Red]

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

[Change to White]

Rnd 6 – 9: sc in each st (18 x 4)


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)

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

Rnd 11: sc in each (15)

Rnd 12: [sc 3, invdec 1] 3 times (12)

(53:30) Sew on 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.

(1:12:15) 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.

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Creating a Light-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.

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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