With everyone around the globe staying home, I noticed a rise in people decorating their front windows and porches to liven up their neighbourhoods. Our own family has made paper garlands, painted giant hearts, and created signs to adorn our picture window. We love seeing how much everyone is reaching out and trying to put smiles on people’s faces. So when I was doing t.p. roll crafts with the kids one day, the idea for this free spaceship crochet pattern started to take shape!
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- Yarn: Worsted #4 yarn in 5 colors.
- Sample made with 25 yards of Grey, 20 yards of Red, 10 yards of White, 5 yards of Yellow, and 0.5 yards of Black.
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- slst: slip stich
- sc: single crochet
- sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together
- Although gauge is not important for this project, the sample is 12 sc = 4”
1: Starting with Grey yarn, ch20, join to first ch with a slst. (20 ch)
2: Ch1, sc around, do not join. (20 sc)
3: Continue to sc around in a continuous round without joining, creating a tube. Once the tube is as long as a toilet paper roll without stretching, approximately 21 rounds. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
1: Starting with Red yarn and a Magic Circle, ch1, 6sc, do not join. Use a Stitch Marker to keep track of rounds.(6 sc)
2: (2sc in next, sc next 2) around. (8 sc)
3: (2sc in next, sc next 3) around. (10 sc)
4: (2sc in next, sc next 4) around. (12 sc)
5: (2sc in next, sc next 5) around. (14 sc)
6: (2sc in next, sc next 6) around. (16 sc)
7: (2sc in next, sc next 7) around. (18 sc)
8: (2sc in next, sc next 8) around. (20 sc)
9: (2sc in next, sc next 9) around. (22 sc)
10: (2sc in next, sc next 10) around. (24 sc)
11: (2sc in next, sc next 11) around. (26 sc)
12: Working in the front loops only, sc around, join to first sc. (26 sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach Cone to Tube with a tapestry needle and coordinating yarn using the skipped loops in Round 12 of the Cone to the front loops of the Tube.
The Cone has 6 more loops than the Tube, so skip every 5th stitch of the Cone.
Designer Tip: its easier to attach the Cone to the Tube when the t.p. roll is removed!
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Insert T.P. Roll into tube. It will make it easier to sew on the finishing pieces evenly.
WINGS – Make 3
1: With Red yarn, ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (6 sc)
2: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next 4, 2sc. (6 sc)
3. Ch3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc across. (8 sc)
4: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next 6, 2sc in last. (8 sc)
Fasten off and leave in all ends.
Attach the Wings to the Tube using Red yarn and a tapestry needle. I place the two front wings approximately 3” apart, and centred the back wing between the front two.
With Black yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch on two eyes 1” down from Cone, and 1” apart. Stitch on a mouth using a “V” shape. With a long piece of Grey yarn, attach to the top of the Cone to hang Spaceship from. To make fringe, cut twelve 24” pieces of White yarn, four 24” pieces of Red yarn, and four 24” pieces of Yellow yarn. Attach around the bottom of the Spaceship. Check out THIS FRINGE TUTORIAL blog post for a photo tutorial.
Why I Designed This Spaceship
With everyone around the globe staying home, I noticed a rise in people decorating their front windows and porches to liven up the neighbourhoods. Our own family has made paper garlands, painted giant hearts, and created signs to adorn our picture window. We love seeing how much everyone is reaching out and trying to put smiles on people’s faces.
A week or so ago, I was creating fun creatures with empty t.p. rolls and construction paper with the kids. It didnt take long for the idea to use the tube as something to crochet around. My son immediately requested a spaceship to fly across the window! Although I did get a picture to show you how it looks hanging in a window (scroll down), the kids quickly asked for it to be taken down to play with it.
What do you think of this free Spaceship crochet pattern? Would you like to see this in different styles and characters?
And check out how cute this one looks! Tested and photographed by my wonderful friend, Crystal of Crystalized Designs!