Batman and Robin: Free Crochet Pattern

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I wanted to make Batman and Robin amigurumi as Christmas presents for two of my friends, but I wasn’t happy with any of the patterns that I found online. I decided to design my own. This is my first time creating my own pattern from scratch, so I hope it is easy to follow. Please let me know if you have any questions. And if you make your own, I’d love to see a picture of your work!

A few notes:

  • Rounds are worked in a continuous spiral instead of joined
  • Gauge isn’t important, just use a small crochet hook that creates tight stitches, so the stuffing doesn’t show through
  • Color changes for classic Batman and Robin: blue instead of black for Batman, and Robin’s belt would be black.

Enjoy!

Crochet Terms

  • sc: single crochet (US)
  • dc: double crochet (US)
  • st: stitch(es)
  • CH: chain
  • FO: finish off
  • inc: increase by adding two sc in the next stitch
  • dec: decrease by crocheting the next two stitches together
  • magic ring: a technique for minimizing the starting hole; a good tutorial can be found here
Back view
Back view

Batman the Dark Knight

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn: Black, Dark gray, Skin color, Yellow
  • White, black, yellow felt
  • Black and yellow embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stuffing
  • F hook, G hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Tacky glue
Head
Skin color and F hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12st)
R3: *sc 1, inc* around (18 st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* around (36 St)
R7-13: sc in each st around (36)
R14: *sc 4, dec* around (30)
R15: *sc 3, dec* around (24)
R16: *sc 2, dec* around (18st)
FO with long tail for sewing

Cowl
Start with black yarn and a larger Hook (eg, G)
R1: sc 6 in magic ring

R2: inc around (12st)
R3: *sc 1, inc* around (18 st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* around (36 St)
R7-12: sc in each st around (36)
R13: sc in 28 St, leave last 8 st
R14: ch1, turn, *sc in 4 St, dec* around until last St, then 2 sc in last St
R15: ch1, turn, 2sc in first St, *sc in 4st, dec* around, then 2 sc in last St
R16: ch1, turn, 2 sc in first St, *sc in 3st, dec* around, then 2 sc in last St, chain 4, fo with long tail

Body
Start with black and F hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: 2sc in each st around (12st)

R3: *sc, inc* repeat around (18st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24st)
R5: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (30st)
R6: sc around (30st)
switch to gray
R7-9: sc around (30st)
R10: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24st)
R11-13: sc around (24st)
R14: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18st)
FO with long tail for sewing, stuff

Arms (make two)
Start with black yarn and F hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring

R2: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (8st)
Switch to dark gray yarn
R3-7: sc around (8st)
R8: dec around (4st), fo with long tail for sewing – don’t stuff

Feet (make two)
Start with black yarn and F hook
R1: sc 5 in magic ring

R2: inc around (10st)
Switch to gray yarn
R3-5: sc around (10st)
Fo with long tail for sewing, stuff

Ears (make two)
Black yarn on F hook
R1: sc 3 in magic ring

R2: inc around (6st)
R3: *sc 1, inc* around (9 St)
Fo with long tail for sewing. Flatten.

Belt
Yellow yarn, F hook

CH 31, fo with long tail
Batman's pieces
Batman’s pieces
Assembly
It’s easier to deal with the head and body separately, then attach them together as the final step.
Head: Tuck head inside cowl and tie the strap around his chin. Sew black ears parallel on either side of his head. Embroider mouth with black floss. Cut two white triangles and glue on for eye holes.
Body: Sew legs and arms onto body. Tie belt around waist where the yarn color changes. You may want to secure the belt with a few stitches or glue. Cut one large piece of black felt for the cape and sew onto shoulders with black floss. Cut bat symbol out of black felt, glue onto a circle of yellow felt, and glue onto the middle of chest.
When all of the glue is dried on both pieces, sew head onto body.
Robin the Boy Wonder
Materials
  • Worsted weight yarn: Black, Green, Yellow, Red, Skin color
  • Yellow, black, white felt
  • Black and yellow embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • F hook
  • Tacky glue
Head
Skin color and F hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12st)
R3: *sc 1, inc* around (18 st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* around (36 St)
R7-13: sc in each st around (36)
R14: *sc 4, dec* around (30)
R15: *sc 3, dec* around (24)
R16: *sc 2, dec* around (18st)
FO with long tail for sewing
Hair (optional, see assembly notes)
Black yarn
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12st)
R3: *sc 1, inc* around (18 st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* around (36 St)
R7: sc around (36)
FO with long tail for sewing
Body
Start with green
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12st)
R3: *sc, inc* repeat around (18st)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24st)
Switch to red
R5-9: sc around (24st)
R10: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (18st)
R11-14: sc around (18st)
Fo, stuff

Arms (make two)
Start with green yarn
R1: sc 6 in magic ring

R2: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (8st)
R3: sc around (8st)
switch to skin color
R4-6: sc around (8st)
switch to green
R7: sc around (8st)
R8: dec around (4st), fo with long tail for sewing – don’t stuff

Feet (make two)
Start with green yarn
R1: sc 5 in magic ring

R2: inc around (10st)
Switch to skin color
R3-4: sc around (10st)
Switch to green
R5: sc around (10)
Fo with long tail for sewing, stuff
Belt
Yellow yarn, F hook
CH 25, fo with long tail
Robin's pieces
Robin’s pieces
Assembly
It’s easier to deal with the head and body separately, then attach them together as the final step.
Head: To make Robin’s hair, there are different options. The easiest method is to fasten on strands of black yarn all over the scalp, but this leaves a rather shaggy hairstyle. For a smoother hairstyle, make a black disk (see above) and sew on top of the head. Embroider bangs on the front with black yarn. Go down the back with two rows of double crochets. I followed Link’s hairstyle (minus the sideburns) from this tutorial.
Embroider mouth with black floss: to make a smile, curve thread and secure with a pin, then glue in place. Cut black mask and two white circles out of felt and glue on for mask and eyes.
Body: Sew legs and arms onto body. Tie belt around waist above where the yarn color changes. You may want to secure the belt with a few stitches or glue. You can also add a belt buckle with a small circle of yellow felt. Cut one large piece of yellow felt for the cape and sew onto shoulders with yellow floss. Cut a small black circle and attach to the upper left chest with the letter R in yellow floss.
When all of the glue is dried on both pieces, sew head onto body.
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