Helicopter Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 16




Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog!


Are you all guys ready to have some fun working on this cute little helicopter??


I absolutely loved working on this project - I enjoyed the challenge of keeping the instruction pretty easy and still being able to achieve a realistic look.


The components are light and yet sturdy enough to maintain the shape and, like the skids, sustain the weight of the helicopter.


So, are you curious to give this project a try?


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For this project I used Domigurumi Cotton, gifted me by the sweet Domitilla (owner of Domigurumi).

This extremely easy to work with yarn is made of cotton fibers crafted to make it specially soft to touch. Thanks to this cotton, the stitches result nice and neat and well defined.

Make sure to check out their website and discover all their yarn options!

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***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with more than 40 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE.

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Here's the FREE pattern!



YARN: Light (3) - in white, gray, aqua

MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle

DIMENSION: 4.5” x 2.5” x 2” (12 x 7 x 6 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner







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HELICOPTER (white, gray)


Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: sc even (32)

Rnd 6: switch to gray yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnds 7 - 15: sc even (40); start stuffing

Rnd 16: 5 sc, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 5 sc (34)

Rnd 17: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 1 dec, 3 sc (26)

Rnd 18: 4 sc, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 4 sc (20)

Rnd 19: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16)

Rnds 20 - 21: sc even (16)

Rnd 22: 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc (14)

Rnd 23: sc even (14)

Rnd 24: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12)

Rnds 25 - 26: sc even (12)

Rnd 27: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)

Rnd 28: sc even (10); finish stuffing

Rnd 29: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8)

Rnd 30: sc even (8); F/O and close the hole.



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WINDOWS (white - make two)


Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Sew the windows to the sides of the helicopter between rnds # 8-15.




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ROTOR HUB (gray brown)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the top of the helicopter, between rounds # 12-15.



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ROTOR BLADES (aqua)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnds 3 - 6: sc even (10)

Rnd 7: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8)

Rnd 8: sc even (8)

Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)

Rnd 10: sc even (6); flatten the blade and crochet 3 sc trough both layers; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the blade to the rotor hub, between rounds # 2-3.



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TAIL ROTOR (gray and aqua)


Rnd 1: starting off with gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)


- Blade 1 -

Row 1: switching to aqua yarn, 1 sc inc, 1 sc (3); ch 1 and turn

Row 2: 1 sc inc, 2 sc (4); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: 4 sc (4)

Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 3rd sc of the first rnd.


- Blade 2 -

Row 1: keep working with aqua yarn, 1 ch, 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc inc (3); ch 1 and turn

Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: 4 sc (4)

Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 5th sc of the first rnd.


- Blade 3 -

Row 1: keep working with aqua yarn, 1 ch, 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc inc (3); ch 1 and turn

Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: 4 sc (4)

Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 1st sc of the first rnd.


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail rotor to one side of the fin.



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SKIDS (gray - make two)


Row 1: 15 ch, work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 13 sc (14); ch 1 and turn

Row 2: 4 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into the 3rd one, 1 sc into the 10th sc of the previous row, 5 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into the 3rd one, 1 sc into the 4th sc of the previous row (18 sc); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Fold the crocheted piece in half and sew the second row to the foundation chain, working around the vertical stitches. Use the extra length of yarn to attach the small vertical part to the bottom of the helicopter between rnds # 8-10 and 15-17, approximately 7 stitches apart.





I can't wait to see your version of my cute HELICOPTER! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  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 me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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