5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Robot Softie

Crocheted Robot Softie

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Today I am excited to be sharing a new crochet pattern as part of the 2020 Softie Crochet Along. This is the third year I have participated in this particular crochet along (my previous projects were a dinosaur and a flamingo), and I always look forward to it because softies are one of my favorite things to crochet.



Starting a couple of weeks ago different crochet designers will be sharing different crocheted softie patterns on their blogs for free, for a total of 10 weeks (I am week 3). Find all of the information HERE and follow along each week. You can also follow in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. At the end of the 10 week there will even be a drawing for some prizes.


When I was trying to decided what to make for the crochet along I started thinking of animals, because stuffed animals are kind of my go to softies, although I have done some dolls and mermaids and stuff like that. But as I was trying to decide I thought of my 3 year old who has been on a robot kick lately and thought maybe a robot would be kind of fun.


It is a little different than the stuffed animals I usually make because rather than working with round shapes for the heads and bodies the robot is made with mostly squares and rectangles. This means the construction process is a little different as well. The cool thing about crochet is that it is easy to make all of the different shapes you need.


This cute little guy has a square head and body, with striped arms and legs. A little screen on his belly is the perfect place to add some personalization. I just stitched on some zigzags and dotted lines like "writing" on the screen, but you could add a little heart instead, or actual words, it's up to you.

How to Crochet a Robot Softie


You will need:



Instructions:


The head and body are worked in flat pieces that are seamed together to make the boxy shape. The arms, legs, and other pieces are worked in the round in a spiral.

Head


all pieces made with gray yarn

Make 2:

ch 21
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (20 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (20 sc)
Row 3-20: repeat row 2 (20 sc)
finish off, cut yarn, set aside

Make 4:

ch 21
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (20 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (20 sc)
Row 3-10: repeat row 2 (20 sc)
finish off, cut yarn, set aside

You will now have 6 pieces (2- 20x20 squares) (4-10x20 rectangles)

hold 2 rectangles together and single crochet across the short ends on one side to stitch together, repeat until all short ends are stitched together to form a box shape (this is the sides of the head

Place one square on the sides and sc all the way around to add the front of the head, add safety eyes about halfway down and stitch a mouth with black yarn

Place the other square on the back (this will be the back of the head) and sc around in the same way, when you have crocheted around 3 sides begin stuffing the head and continue to add stuffing as needed until you have finished stitching up the head. 

Neck


with red yarn 

leave a long tail before starting your ch, ch 25, join with a sl st to make a ring
Row 1: ch 1, sc in in each stitch around, sl st to first stitch to join (25 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in in each stitch around, sl st to first stitch to join (25 sc)
leave a long tail for sewing, finish off and cut yarn

Screen


make with white yarn

ch 13
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (12 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Row 3-12: repeat row 2 (12 sc)
finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing, set aside

Body


all pieces made with gray yarn

Make 2:

ch 16
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (15 sc)
Row 3-15: repeat row 2 (15 sc)
finish off, cut yarn, set aside

Make 4:

ch 16
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (15 sc)
Row 3-10: repeat row 2 (15sc)
finish off, cut yarn, set aside

You will now have 6 pieces (2- 15x15 squares) (4-10x15 rectangles)

stitch the white screen square onto one of the gray squares (this will be the body front), embroider designs on the front of the screen

Stitch the body together in the same way the head was assembled, stuffing once you get 3 sides sewn together. 


Head Knobs


with red yarn make 1:

begin with magic ring
Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing

with blue yarn make 2:

begin with magic ring
Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: 1 sc in blo of each stitch (18 sc in blo)
Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)
finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Arms


make 2:

begin with magic ring and gray yarn

Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 5: sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 6: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 7: switch to red yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 8: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 9: switch to gray yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 10: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 11: switch to red yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 12: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 13: switch to gray yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 14: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Finish off, cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing

Legs


make 2:

begin with magic ring and gray yarn

Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 6: sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 7: sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 8: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 9: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 10: switch to red yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 11: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 12: switch to gray yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 13: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 14: switch to red yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 15: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 16: switch to gray yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 17: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 18: switch to red yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 19: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 20: switch to gray yarn, sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 21: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Finish off, cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly


Sew the knobs onto the head, the red rounded knob on the top of the head, the blue knobs on either side of the head

Stitch one side of the neck piece to the bottom of the head, stitch the other side to the top of the body, when you have stitched almost all the way around stuff the neck well

Stuff the arms, tighter in the hand portion and lighter as you go up the arm, stitch one arm to each side of the body

Stuff the legs, tighter in the foot portion and lighter as you go up the leg, stitch the legs to the bottom of the body