Buzz Lightyear Crochet Pattern

Happy holidays!

 

I am so excited about Christmas this year. For the last few years, Christmas just hasn’t felt like Christmas. The hubby was deployed one year and then we were locked down the next and couldn’t be with our family. So, this year is as close to a normal Christmas as we have had in a while.

I intend to make the most of it without falling behind with my projects. That being said, let’s move on to the subject of this post…My Buzz Lightyear crochet pattern!

I wanted to capture as much detail and realism as possible. This project allowed for a lot of mixed media use, but you can always do it in a way that suits you and your resources/tools.

Overall, I am so happy with the way that my Buzz turned out. I did find the body a bit difficult and ended up doing it in two parts and just whipstitching them together. I blame sleep deprivation. The twins were going through a sleep regression for a few weeks during which time I became a zombie. I was struggling to comprehend how to crochet the most basic of shapes. Fortunately, their sleeping patterns have now returned to normal.

I will at some point like to change the head and torso to make it one continuous piece. However, for the time being, this method still works and gives the desired outcome. I also missed a few pictures at various stages, but I will try to depict the steps the best I can.

 

To get that characteristic Buzz look, I decided to crochet all the parts separately and then connect them. Initially, I was going to just put them together with yarn to attach. However, in the end, I opted to connect the parts using a thin wire so that Buzz was manoeuvrable. Because the wire that I used was so thin I was able to thread it through. I then went in afterwards and connected each part by stitching with yarn.

 

The overall size of Buzz is approximately 9 inches tall and 5 inches wide (shoulder to shoulder).

 

Materials

  • DK yarn (white, grey, black, green and purple)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Green, purple, red and white felt
  • Skin colour, white, brown and blue wool roving
  • Needle felting needle
  • Cardboard
  • Thin craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Red, blue and green Fimo clay (optional)
  • T-shirt transfer paper (optional) (you will also need a printer and iron if using this method)
  • Clear plastic 6cm Christmas bauble (optional)
  • Pins (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)

 

Abbreviations

  • MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
  • SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
  • HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CC – colour change
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
  • FO – fasten off
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You are now complete and you Buzz should like the completed one in the picture above. Are you happy with the outcome? Did you do anything differently to achieve those finishing touches? I would love to see your completed project.

If you need help at any stage I am always happy to offer my assistance.

I am really looking forward to January’s pattern releases. They will be Woody from Toy Story and Raja the tiger from Aladdin. Stay tuned and I will see you all in the new year!

Until the next post, happy crocheting!

Chantelle X

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One comment

  1. Antes que nada felicitarla por su excelente trabajo están hermosos quisiera saber como puedo conseguir el patrón de woody yBozz Lightyear . Los vende ?ojalá que me responda para poder comprarlo si es que están a la venta gracias de antemano

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