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Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Hey guys! It’s been a minute, eh? I honestly feel like I have been hibernating for all of February, but really it’s because I have been working on some amigurumi crochet videos for my Resources page. I have been wanting to create video tutorials for a while because I feel like it could help my readers (you!) elevate their amigurumi projects. So if you’re interested, please check out the Resources page (find it under Help in the main menu)!

Anyway, now that I have the Resources page set up, I’m back to creating new crochet patterns! Wooo!!! I’m legitimately SO happy to be writing patterns again after a month-long hiatus.


Meet Allen the Alien! He is a part of my Space Explorer Amigurumi Collection (full collection coming soon) and I am obsessed with him! I love how friendly he looks even though he isn’t really smiling. His underbite/large chin also reminds me of my husband (LOL) so I’m very fond of this little guy.

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Gauge

5 Round Circle = 2” with a 3.5mm hook

Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the end product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here! 

**Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional costs to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. You can read a little more about that here!



Yarn I Used

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this toy; however, you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, I used roughly 20-25g of Lime Green (about half a skein of yarn), a little bit of Vintage Pink for the blush, and a little bit of Pure Black for the mouth. 

Free Allen the Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Allen the Alien is very easy to make. If you’re an experienced crocheter, you can probably make him in roughly an hour. He measures to be about 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall when you do not include his antennae.

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology. 

If you like my work and would like to show your support, please consider purchasing the ad-free,  printable PDF from the shop! The Allen the Alien Amigurumi printable PDF pattern can be found in the shop on its own ($3 CAD) or in the Space Explorer Collection bundle (All 3 patterns for $12 CAD).

Please do not reprint, sell or claim the pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and post the pattern onto your site.



*Please note that the patterns are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.

 

TERMINOLOGY

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
YO: yarn over
3dc-bobble: 3-Double Crochet Bobble Stitch: (YO, insert hook into the stitch**, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops) x 3. You should have 4 loops on your hook after that. YO and draw through all 4 loops on your hook. **Note: You are working everything into the same stitch.

Image from amigurumipatterns.net

 

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Lime Green, Vintage Pink and Pure Black
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 10mm Safety Eyes with Matching Backings (If you are making this toy for a child, please take caution as safety eyes may come off and be a choking hazard)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Locking Stitch Marker (Optional)
  • Pins
  • Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
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Alien Head

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Head

Insert eyes between Rows 8 & 9, with 3 stitches between the eyes. Snap the backing in.

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc [24]
5 (3sc, inc) x 6 [30]
6-8 sc in all sts [30]
9 4sc, dec, (8sc, dec) x 2, 4sc [27]
10 sc in all sts [27]
11 (7sc, dec) x 3 [24]
12 3sc, dec, (6sc, dec) x 2, 3sc [21]
13 (5sc, dec) x 3 [18]
14 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) x 2, 2sc [15]
15 (3sc, dec) x 3 [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in



Alien Legs

Make 2

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2-3 sc in all sts [6]
4 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
5 sc in all sts [9]

Fasten the first leg off. Do not fasten the second leg off. You will be joining the 2nd leg to the first leg in the next part.

Alien BodyFree Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Body

Continuing with the 2nd leg:

1 Ch 2, sl st to any st on the first leg, sc into the same st you sl st into, 8sc, 2sc in the back of the chains, 9sc, 2sc into the front of the chains [22]
2 (9sc, (inc) x 2) x 2 [26]
3-5 sc in all sts [26]
6 (11sc, dec) x 2 [24]
7 sc in all sts [24]
8 3sc, dec, (6sc, dec) x 2, 3sc [21]
9 (5sc, dec) x 3 [18]
10 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) x 2, 2sc [15]
11 (3sc, dec) x 3 [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, leave a long tail for sewing.



Alien ArmsFree Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Arms

Make 2

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 sc in all sts [6]
3 3dc-bobble, 5sc [6]
4-9 sc in all sts [6]

Fasten off, stuff very lightly or don’t stuff at all, sew the opening shut, and leave a tail for sewing.

Alien AntennaeFree Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Antennae

Make 2

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 sc in all sts [6]
3 (sc, dec) x 2 [4]
4-5 sc in all sts [4]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.



Assembling the Alien Together:

  • Pin the Body onto the Head and sew in place.

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 1 Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 2

  • Pin the Antennae onto the top of the Head and sew in place. You can play around with the positioning of the antennae; mine starts at Row 2 from the top of the head.

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 3 Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 4

  • Pin the Arms onto the sides of the Body and sew in place, making sure the “thumbs” are pointing forward. 

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 5 Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 6

  • With Vintage Pink yarn, embroider two short lines under the eyes for blush.
  • With Pure Black yarn, embroider a short line between the eyes to create a mouth. You can play with the positioning or shape of the mouth. I chose to place my line one row below the bottom of the eyes.

Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 7 Free Allen The Space Alien Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Finished

You have just finished Allen the Amigurumi Alien! 


Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

Comments

  • Terri Alvers

    Where is astronauts pattern

    March 27, 2020
    reply
  • Kerris May

    Hello Abby, love the pattern. What size eyes are you using? Thank you!

    May 25, 2020
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