small crochet airplane

Small Crochet Airplane Keychain (Free Pattern!)

Small Amigurumi Airplane Free Pattern

I’m excited to finally share this free pattern for a small crochet airplane. I had crocheted this plane a year ago – when the kids were starting school last year. I wanted to make them all little backpack charms – something to remind them of home if they felt homesick during the day.

Zaggy loves all sorts of transport and so I decided to crochet him an airplane for his backpack. But when I looked for patterns for airplane keychains, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. So I stayed up until 2am the night before their first day of school designing this little cutie! But it was worth it because Zaggy was thrilled!

So why have I taken a year to put it up on the blog? Because I couldn’t get a proper photo of it! The angles just weren’t coming out right and it wasn’t looking like an airplane in the photos (sometimes photographing is difficult because without the 3D, it doesn’t look right). But I finally figured out something that I was happy with.

Little patterns like this are great for your next craft fair too (check out our awesome craft fair tips!) This airplane would make an adorable backpack charm, a luggage tag, or a crochet keychain for the keys to your plane (lol – just kidding – but we can dream can’t we?).

About this Crochet Airplane Pattern

This little airplane is a very simple pattern to make. It works up really quickly – in about 30 minutes. It’s a great use of that scrap yarn, because crochet airplanes are so fun when they’re colourful!

I crocheted this tiny airplane in DK yarn and a 2.75mm hook and it turned out to be about 2 inches long. However, feel free to use any yarn with the relevant hook (we even had one of our pattern testers do it in chenille yarn and it turned out double the size and looked great!).

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Small Crochet Airplane Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in any way without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern in small quantities but please give credit to as the pattern designer.

Tools & Materials You Will Need for your Amigurumi Airplane

  • Yarn: You need a tiny amount of DK yarn in three colours
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Keychain ring

Crochet Airplane: Stitches & Abbreviations Used

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in a spiral unless stated otherwise.

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 2.5 inches

How to Crochet an Airplane

Crochet Airplane body

Use colour 1

Stuff as you go

Round 1: 5 SC into a magic circle (5)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (10)

Round 3: (SC, INC) five times (15)

Round 4-9 (6 rounds): SC around (15)

Round 10: (3 SC, INVDEC) three times (12)

Round 11: SC around (12)

Make sure your plane is well stuffed

Round 12: (2 SC, INVDEC) three times (9)

Round 13: (SC, INVDEC) three times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on the key chain.


Use colour 1

Do not stuff

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: (SC, INC) twice (6)

Round 3: SC around (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the tail between rounds 10 and 13 of the body of your airplane.

 Wings (Make 2)

Use colour 2

Do not stuff

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (8)

Round 3-5 (3 rounds): SC around (8)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the wings onto the body of your plane, approximately between rounds 6 and 9.


Use colour 2

Do not stuff

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: (SC, INC) twice (6)

Round 3: SC around (6)

Round 4: (SC, INVDEC) twice (4)

Round 5: (SC, INC) twice (6)

Round 6: SC around (6)

Round 7: (SC, INVDEC) twice (4)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the propeller to the front of your airplane.

Windows (Make 4)

Use colour 3

Round 1: 3 SC into a magic circle (3)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the windows on each side of your airplane between Rounds 5 and 6 and Rounds 9 and 10. 

If you would like to make a keychain, attach the keychain ring onto the center of the top of your airplane (between Rounds 6 and 7).

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Your small airplane is now ready! Wasn’t that fun?

Is it easy to crochet an airplane?

Yes, it absolutely is easy to crochet this airplane! It requires very basic stitches and amigurumi techniques. Because all the parts are in a singel colour, you don’t have to do any colour changes. This is a very simple airplane pattern and is suitable for crocheters of all skill levels.

How do you crochet a large airplane stuffed toy?

If you would like to crochet a larger airplane stuffed toy, you can make this pattern using a thinner yarn, such as super bulky blanket yarn, and a larger hook. Typically, in amigurumi you want to use a hook size that is one or two sizes smaller than that listed on your yarn label.

How do you make a crochet airplane keychain?

If you would like to attach a keychain ring to your small airplane, use a keychain ring with a jump ring. Using pliers, open the jump ring and insert it into the top of your airplane, between Rounds 6 and 7. Use the pliers to close the jump ring tight.

If you don’t have access to pliers. you can use a length of yarn the colour of your airplane body and sew the keychain onto the top of your airplane.

What are other quick keychain patterns?

If you liked this pattern, be sure to check out our other keychain patterns: