mini crochet superhero dolls

We are so excited to begin 2021 and wanted to wish you a SUPER new year with Samia and Sameer, our mini crochet superhero dolls and the latest additions to our Kozu Palm Pals series! At 4.5 inches tall, these crochet superhero dolls are easy, quick, and a really great idea for a last-minute crochet gift to let someone know that you think they’re super! Because they are part of the Kozu Palm Pals series, you can customize and use any of the hair caps from the series, for your gift recipient! Want to make them even more personal? Embroider on their initial on the front of your doll.

These crochet superhero dolls are really fun to make and I have already made six in the last few weeks! I first designed this superhero doll as a gift for a friend going through chemotherapy. Her treatment has been long and difficult, and I just wanted to send her something to make her smile, wish her strength, and to acknowledge this difficult battle that she’s fighting.

When my nephews saw these amigurumi superhero dolls, well, they kept stealing them to play with! So, of course, what better stocking stuffer this Christmas for the three of them than their own mini crochet superheroes! I made theirs with the same hair as some of their own Kozu Palm Pals dolls and so now they are the superhero alter egos of their crochet dolls! (The only downside? They made me pretend-play a superhero training academy with them for an hour today! lol)

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Materials

  • Yarn: You need a very small amount of DK yarn in skin colour, hair colour, the primary costume colour, and the accent costume colour of your choice.
  • 2.5 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 6 mm safety eyes
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of light pink for lips.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

HDC: half double crochet

HDC INC: two HDC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 4.5 inches tall

Method

Mask

superhero mask

Using the costume accent colour.

Chain 14.

Row 1: Starting from the second chain from the hook, HDC, Chain 4, skip 4 chains, 3 SC, chain 4, skip 4 stitches, HDC.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Body

LEGS

Begin with accent costume colour.

Stuff legs lightly as you go.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: SC around (6)

Change to primary costume colour.

Round 3: SC around in BLO  (6)

Round 4-6 (3 rounds): SC around (6).

Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.

Repeat rounds 1-6 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.

Body

Stuff as you go. Now we will begin joining the legs.

Round 7: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 5 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 6 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (16)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (16)

Change to accent costume colour.

Round 9: SC in each stitch around (16)

Change to the primary costume colour.

Round 10:SC in each stitch in BLO (16)

Round 11-12 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (16)

Round 13: (2 SC, INV DEC) four times (12)

Round 14: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)

Change to skin colour.

Round 15: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)

Head

Round 16: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 17: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 18: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 19-23 (5 rounds): SC in each stitch around (24)

superhero safety eye placement

If you’re using safety eyes, place them between Rounds 20 and 21, approximately four stitches apart. Before fastening the washer for the safety eyes, place the mask on the eyes (do not sew on right now) to make sure that you can see the eyes through the mask. Adjust the eye placement as necessary and insert the washer.

Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck. I use the back of a scissor to get the stuffing in but you can use anything small enough to really push the stuffing in to ensure that the neck is firm! Continue stuffing the head.

Round 24: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)

Round 25: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Ensure that the head is stuffed well.

Round 26: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to embroider the nose. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Embroider a nose onto your doll, one row below the eyes. Embroider the mouth, one row below the nose.

Arms (make 2)

The arms are made of small tubes, which can sometimes be tricky to make. Planet June has a great tutorial on making these thin tubes here.

Do not stuff

Begin with skin colour.

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

Change to primary costume colour.

Round 2-6 (5 rounds):  SC around (4)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the body between Round 13 and 14.

Hair cap

Note: This pattern comes with one hair cap each for the girl and boy superheroes. However, any of the hair caps in our Kozu Palm Pals series fit these dolls. If you would like to try another hair cap, see here.

Girl hair cap

crochet superhero doll without cape

Use hair colour yarn.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5-8 (4 rounds): SC around (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the hair cap onto your doll. Then cut approximately 24 strands of yarn the same colour as your hair cap (each strand should be approximately 12 inches long). Latch them onto the outer edges of the hair cap (see instructions on how to latch hair here). Pull the hair into a ponytail and tie it tightly using a strand of hair coloured yarn or a hair elastic. Trim the hair so that your ponytail is even.

Boy hair cap

Using hair colour yarn.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5-8 (4 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 9: SC, HDC, 4 DC, sl st, 4 DC, HDC, 12 SC. Sl st to the first stich of the round.

boy superhero sideburns placement

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the hair cap.

Sew on the hair cap and make two passes with the hair colour yarn, approximately 3 stitches away from the eyes, as short sideburns.

Cape

superhero cape

Note: the cape is worked in rows and the turning chains at the start of each row do not count as stitches.

Use the accent costume colour

Row 1: Leave a yarn tail of 12 inches when you make your slipknot, which will be used to sew the cape onto your doll. Chain 7. Starting from the second chain from the hook, 6 HDC. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Chain 1, HDC INC, 4 HDC, HDC INC. Turn. (8)

Row 3: Chain 1, HDC INC, 6 HDC, HDC INC. Turn. (10)

Row 4-7 (4 rows): Chain 1, HDC in each stitch across. Turn. (10)

Fasten off and weave in the end. Take the long yarn tail that you left at the start. Insert it into the front of your doll and make 2 to 3 passes to embroider on the straps of the cape onto one shoulder of the body. Sew the cape on and embroider 2 to 3 passes on the second shoulder. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

crochet superhero doll

Sew on your mask. It helps to pin it in place first, to ensure that it’s where you would like it.

mini crochet superhero dolls

Your mini crochet superhero doll is now complete. We hope you enjoyed this crochet superhero dolls free pattern. We would love to see your finished toy, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.

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