While going through my google docs that I’ve had for the longest time, I stumbled upon this and I forgot I had even written up this pattern when I first began pattern writing! I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures, I wasn’t very good at that back in the day. With that out of the way, I thought I would make it available to all the Star Wars fans around here, because I know there is quite the fandom around here! And if you’re interested in more of my Star Wars patterns, you can check out the Yoda Scoodie pattern here for free!
Down below you will find the free pattern for BB-8!
**Notes: All parts are made in continuous rounds. He stands about 6 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide. Made with worsted weight yarn, but I would highly recommend anything worsted from Lion Brand Yarn!
sc Single crochet
Sl st Slip Stitch
You will need:
US 4 mm hook (any size will be okay, but this is what the picture is made in. Size of hooks determine the size!)
Yarn needle for sewing
Fiberfill for stuffing
1 9mm safety eye and 1 6 mm safety eye
Head: (Begin in White)
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in Magic Ring
Rnd 2: *Inc* around (12)
Rnd 3: *Sc, Inc* around (18) change to grey
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, Inc* around (30) change to white
Rnd 6: *Sc 4, Inc* around (36) change to orange
Rnd 7: *Sc 5, Inc* around (42) change to white
Rnd 8-12: Sc around (42) Change to orange at the end of round 12
Rnd 13: Sc around 15 times, change to white for 10 Sc, and then back to orange around. Change to grey.
Rnd 14: Sc around (42) Change to white (Insert the Big eye in row 8 and the small eye in row 15)
Rnd 15: *Sc 3, Dec* around. Sc 2 in last two stitches.
Rnd 16: *Sc 2, Dec* around. Sc 2 in last two stitches.
Finish off and leave tail long enough for sewing.
Body: (Begin in White)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6 (6)
Rnd 2: *Inc* x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: *Sc, Inc* around (18)
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)
Rnd 6: *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)
Rnd 7: *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)
Rnd 8: *Sc 6, Inc* around (48)
Rnd 9-16: Sc around (48)
Rnd 17: *Sc 6, Dec* around (42)
Rnd 18: *Sc 5, Dec* around (36)
Rnd 19: *Sc 4, Dec* around (30) (Begin Stuffing)
Rnd 20: *Sc 3, Dec* around (24)
Rnd 21: *Sc 2, Dec* around (18)
Rnd 22: *Sc, Dec* around (12)
Rnd 23: *Dec* around (6) finish off.
Orange Circle (make 3)
Rnd 1: Ch 41
Rnd 2: Turn, begin in second ch from hook and sc across (40)
Rnd 3: Ch, sc across (40)
The orange circles will initially be very long strands, don’t worry about it looking circular yet.
To begin, sew on the orange circles onto the body. To do this, pin the orange yarn onto it to make it circular and only sew the outer rim on the body. The inner rim will stick up. After the orange circles are sewn on, embroider the orange “triangles” in the circles.This will hold it down and give it the look it needs. Mine were all a stitch apart in the circle, 2 stitches down the both meet at the same point. (Picture for reference)
With grey yarn, connect the circles with a line across hiding under the circles!
The body is now done, just sew on the head and your BB-8 is now complete! I hope you love him/her 🙂
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to Knot Bad and link it my website knotbadami.com
If you do decide to post it anywhere, especially Instagram, please feel free to tag me and show me how yours turned out! 🙂