You want him to have the whole world at his finger tips, and now you can. Follow this carefully designed and easy to follow Earth Amigurumi crochet pattern. I first released this pattern in 2010 when my son was only 4 years old. Seems like only yesterday when I finished it and realized I had left off an entire continent! (Naturally, I redesigned and rewrote it color-coding the instruction in the pdf copy.)
Free Earth Crochet Pattern
“I REALLY like how you colour-coded everything. That was so very helpful, especially for a first-timer. [My son] took his with him to school and he was so proud!”
Excellent for any occasion: Earth Day, Teacher’s Day, Back to School, Stocking Stuffers, Cat Toy, Toddler ball, Earth Science lessons, stress ball…. Easy, one-day project that’s great for using up those last yards of a skein. Amazing your friends and spin one up. (Get it? Spin- yarn? Spin- Earth?)
- Red Heart Super Saver – White, Thyme, Delft Blue
- G/6-hook (4mm – Yarnology)
- Polyfill or scrap yarn
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker – 6” to 8” strand of yarn as one continuous marker that is not removed until the end. This way, you cannot easily lose your place.
- ch- chain
- sc- single crochet
- inc- increase (2 stitches in the same stitch)
- dec- decrease (2 together)
- ea- each
- st(s)- stitch(es)
- sl st- slip stitch
- yo- yarn over
- w- white
- winc- white sc inc
- b- blue
- binc- blue sc inc
- g- green
- ginc- green sc inc
- b/g– blue/green
- b/ginc- blue/green inc
How to single crochet decrease in this pattern: With one loop on hook, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a lp, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 3 l00ps on hook. One single crochet decrease completed.
How to join colors in this pattern: With previous color still on hook (working last stitch in that color sequence as follows), insert hook into next st, yo, pull up lp. Using new color, yo, draw loop through both loops on hook. Carry the previous yarn color behind and crochet over it as you work the new color. For amigurumi, I tie the strands together at the point of the first join so they do not slip when I’m stuffing it and appearance is consistent.
Pattern is worked in a spiral from the bottom upward using all single crochet stitches from beginning to end. Use your stitch marker to tell you where your row ends and where it begins. No fastening off until end. Crochet over your colors for a smoother appearance. Each row is color coded with the color that row begins with. Each stitch is color coded with the number of stitches in that color. In the case you print without color, the letters correspond with the color.
If you see b/ginc , that means one blue, one green in same stitch.
Color Coded stitches:
- Red print use White yarn (w)
- Blue print use Blue yarn (b)
- Green print use Green yarn (g)
Work magic circle or w ch2 to start
R1: work w6sc into magic circle or into 2nd ch from hook
R2: winc around (12sts)
R3: *b1, binc* (18sts)
R4: b2, binc, b2, ginc, g1, b1, binc, b2, binc, g2, binc, b2, b/ginc (24sts)
R5: g2, b1, binc, b2, g1, ginc, g3, binc, b3, binc, g3, binc, b3, b/ginc (30sts)
R6: g3, b6, g4, b7, g3, b6, g1 (30sts)
R7: g3, b17, g4, b5, g1 (30sts)
R8: g3, b17, g6, b4 (30sts)
R9: b3, g3, b7, g6, b2, g6, b3 (30sts)
R10: b3, g4, b6, g7, b10 (30sts)
R11: b3, gdec, g3, bdec, b2, g1, gdec, *g3, gdec* (2xs) g1, b2, bdec (24sts) Stuff as you go.
R12: b2, gdec, g2, gdec, b2, *gdec, g2* (3xs), gdec (18sts)
R13: b1, gdec, g1, gdec, bdec, *g1, gdec* (3xs), b1 (12sts)
Tie off and tuck blue & green tails.
R14: wdec5, sl st closed
Fasten off leaving a long tail and snip loops from the stitch marker, pulling those pieces out and discarding. Sew the remaining tail around the top stitches to make the polar ice cap.