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Baymax

I’m not ashamed to admit that some of my favourite movies are kids movies. I really enjoyed Big Hero 6 and Baymax was definitely my favourite character. I received a custom order for this guy a while back, and have had a couple of requests for a pattern as well, so here we go! Baymax is super simple, and hopefully a lot of fun to make 🙂

You will need:

  • White yarn
  • Polyester filling
  • White felt
  • Yarn needle
  • Fabric glue
  • 2 x 8.00 mm safety eyes
  • Black thread

If you have any trouble reading the pattern, head to the FAQ for a more detailed breakdown of the stitches used and a link to a photo-tutorial for beginners. I use 8ply yarn, which is the equivalent of DK weight in the American/UK system. I’ve been told worsted weight yarn can also be used without issue, and somebody told me they’ve also used up to a 4.00mm crochet hook without issue.

HEAD

1. (in White) MR 8 (8)
2. inc 8 (16)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 8 (24)
4-7. sc 24 (24)
8. [ dec, sc ]x 8 (16)

Finish off, leaving a tail to attach to the body later. Before you put in the safety eyes, take a length of black thread and embroider a line between the two eyes. The safety eyes go between rows 5 and 6, with 4 stitches between. Stuff firmly.

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BODY

1. (in White) MR 6 (6)
2. inc 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc, [ inc, sc 2 ]x 5, inc, sc (24)
5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
6. sc 2, [ inc, sc 4 ]x 5, inc, sc 2 (36)
7-15. sc 36 (36)
16. sc 2, [ dec, sc 4 ]x 5, dec, sc 2 (30)
17-18. sc 30 (30)
19. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
20-22. sc 24 (24)
23. (stuff at this point) sc, [ dec, sc 2 ]x 5, dec, sc (18)
24. [ dec, sc ]x 6 (12)
25. dec 6 (6)

Finish off, threading your needle through each stitch and then pulling tightly to close the circle. See more about closing an amigurumi piece here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/the-ultimate-finish-for-amigurumi/

LEG (make 2)

1. (in White) MR 6 (6)
2. inc 6 (12)
3. BLO sc 12 (12)
4-7. sc 12 (12)
8. sl st 6, sc 6 (12)

Finish off, leaving a tail for attaching to the body later. Stuff firmly.

ARM (make 2)

1. (in White) MR 6 (6)
2. inc 6 (12)
3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
4. sc 18 (18)
5. popcorn sc4, sc 17 (18)
6. sc 18 (18)
7. [ dec, sc ]x 6 (12)
8-10. sc 12 (12)
11. [ dec, sc 4 ]x 2 (10)
12. (stuff at this point) sc 10 (10)
13. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 2 (8)
14-15. sc 8 (8)

Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to attach to the body later.

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That’s all of the crocheted pieces finished. He’s looking nice and round already. Now to put him together. I like to pin all of the pieces to the body to get an idea of placement and to help hold the head and limbs steady when I attach them. For the legs, they’ll have a slight angle to them, caused by the slip stitches. The shorter sides should face each other, to help his feet stay flat and to match the angle of the curved body.

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Now you’re ready to sew all of the pieces onto the body! For help with this part, check out PlanetJunes attaching amigurumi limbs tutorial: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/joining-amigurumi/

The last step is to take a piece of white felt and cut out a circle shape, to go over his heart for the area where his chip goes in. I’ve also seen some people do a small red heart, it’s up to you!

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And that’s Baymax done! Super simple. Hope you guys liked him.

Tag your finished work on Instagram or Tumblr with #53stitches and I’ll check it out!