NOTE: It has come to my attention that repost sites have been editing my photos and mislabelling this pattern as free. This pattern is NOT free. I am not affiliated with these sites and most of these sites do not ask me for permission when editing and reposting my content. Your best source of information about my patterns are what you see on my site, because that’s the only thing I am able to personally control. I have reached out to the site and asked them to revise their post, but unfortunately the photos have already been circulating the internet so they’re just out there now. Thank you for your understanding.
Meet Roberta the Astronaut, the amigurumi toy that inspired my Space Explorers Collection! She is aptly named after the first Canadian woman in space- Roberta Bondar.
The inspiration for this amigurumi crochet toy came to me from a very weird place. A while back, I was scrolling through my childhood friend Tiff’s instagram feed (@chiangtiff) and saw a photo she posted of these adorable astronaut shaped waffles she had in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was so cute and I immediately knew that I needed to make an amigurumi astronaut.
P.S. Feel free give Tiff a follow on Instagram! She posts a lot of food and travel content and is one of the most interesting people I know. Her instagram is what I look to for travel ideas and her posts are super insightful!
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Astronaut Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Notes
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 40g of Misty Grey (a little less than one skein of yarn), 18g of Dolphin Blue (< half a skein of yarn), 8g of Melon Sorbet (< 1), and 35g Champagne White.
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!
The difficulty level of this pattern is Intermediate. The pattern includes photos and detailed descriptions to help you create your very own Astronaut toy.
This pattern in written in US crochet terminology. The finished toy measures to be about 7.5 in (19cm) tall.
You can purchase the 9-page Pattern here! ($7 CAD)
Terminology Used in this Pattern
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
sc3tog: single crochet three stitches together: (insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop) x 3. You should have 4 loops on your hook. YO and draw through all 4 of the loops on your hook.
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) 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
sc#: sc # times in the next stitch
YO: yarn over
5dc-bobble: 5-Double Crochet Bobble Stitch: (YO, insert hook into the indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops) x 5. You should have 6 loops on your hook after that. YO and draw through all 6 loops on your hook. **Note: You are working everything into the same stitch.
turn: turn your work
Things You Need
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Melon Sorbet, Misty Grey, Pale Dolphin Blue, and Champagne White
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
- Felt Sheets for Details (Optional)
- Fabric Glue (Optional)
WY is there no free pattern whit this Astronaut, in the PICTURE is written “free pattern”
Hi there Mirjam, the picture for Roberta the Astronaut does not say “free pattern”. However, the rocket ship and alien patterns are free. My site has a combination of free and paid patterns and I specify in each picture which pattern is free, so you most likely saw the Rocket Ship photo which partially features the entire set.
EDIT: After doing some digging, I found a website that links out to my site where they edited my photos to say “free pattern”. Please understand that this was done without my permission and they have no affiliation to my site in any way. Most of these repost sites do not ask for permission before reposting and editing photos. Your best source of information about my patterns are what you see on my site, as that is the only thing I can personally control.
it says “free parttern”. you should check it
Like I said in the beginning of the post and in the comment above, I can’t control it when people use my photos without my permission and make false claims. The photos you see with “free pattern” plastered all over them are from people who have taken my photos without my permission and edited them to say “free” when it is not. I’ve reached out to the person who did that and asked them to amend their post and photos. But once a photo circulates the internet, it’s hard to take it back or completely delete it.
If you look through my site, you won’t see this pattern labelled as free, because it’s not. Hope this helps with any confusion.
It a shame, beca it coming back on you. I hope you don’t get too much bad press over someone else’s claims.
This would have been an excellent pattern to make for the homeless shelter if it were for free. Most of the patterns are for boys. By the way I am from Sault Ste. Marie also. That is Ms.Bondar home town. Beautiful woman.