Batman DC Comics Pattern

Batman

July 5, 2022
Batman crochet pattern

Batman was one of the very first amigurumi I made and I’m still so proud of him to this day! I love amigurumi dolls you can dress or do something with, so this free Batman crochet doll pattern includes a cowl that you can peel back to reveal Bruce Wayne underneath.

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Batman crochet pattern

Head

row 1. (in Black) MR 6 (6)
row 2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
row 3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
row 4. sc, inc, [ sc 2, inc ]x 5, sc (24) 
row 5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
row 6. (continue in Black) sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 2 (change to Beige) sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 2 (change to Black) sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 2 (12) (36)
rows 7-9. (continue in Black) sc 12 (change to Beige) sc 12 (change to Black) sc 12 (36)
rows 10-12. (continue in Black) sc 11 (change to Beige) sc 14 (change to Black) sc 11 (36)
row 13. (continue in Black) sc 2, dec, sc 4, dec, (change to Beige) [ sc 4, dec ]x 2, sc 4, (change to Black) dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2 (30)
row 14. (continue in Black) dec, sc 3, dec, (change to Beige) sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, sc, (change to Black) sc 2, dec, sc 3 (24)
row 15. (change to Beige) sc, [ dec, sc 2 ]x 5, dec, sc (18)

Leave tail for sewing, finish off and stuff firmly. Stitch on the mouth using a few threads of black embroidery or cross-stitch thread. Yarn works as well but leaves the mouth a bit thick. Insert safety eyes between rows 9 and 10, with approximately 5 stitches between them.

If you’re not interested in a removable mask, you can do the instructions above entirely in beige, and save yourself the trouble of numerous colour changes. To make it more readable the instructions in one colour are:

row 1. (in Beige) MR 6 (6)
row 2. [ inc ]x6 (12)
row 3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
row 4. sc, inc, [ sc 2, inc ]x 5, sc (24)
row 5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
row 6. sc 2, inc, [ sc 4, inc ]x 5, sc 2 (36) 
rows 7-12. sc 36 (36)
row 13. sc 2, dec, [ sc 4, dec ]x 5, sc 2 (30) 
row 14. [ dec, sc 3 ]x 6 (24)
row 15. sc, dec, [ sc 2, dec ]x 5, sc (18)

ARM (make 2)

row 1. (in Black) MR 6 (6)
row 2. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8)
rows 3-4. sc 8 (8)
row 5. sc 3, 4sc popcorn, sc 4 (8) 
rows 6-8. sc 8 (8)
rows 9-15. (in Grey) sc 8 (8)

No need for stuffing, leave tail for sewing and finish off! The popcorn stitch is what makes the thumb in the arm. If you find it a bit tricky, feel free to replace it with a sc for simpler arms.

LEG (make 2)

row 1. (in Black) MR 6 (6) 
row 2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
row 3. [inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
row 4. BLO sc 18 (18) 
rows 5-7. sc 18 (18)
row 8. sc 3, dec 6, sc 3 (12) 
row 9-11. sc 12 (12)
row 12-19. (in Grey) sc 12 (12)

Finish off the first one (no tail necessary). Leave the second one on the hook to make attaching the legs together easier.

Body

Take the two legs and position them so that the feet are pointing correctly, I like to place two bobby pins in the stitches where the legs will join to make it easier to manage. Make a slip knot, insert hook in the stitch you are going to begin the round with. Make sure to begin the round at the back of the doll so that the colour changes are kept out of sight. Put the slip knot on the hook, and pull it through. The next stitch will be a regular single crochet and will begin the round.

Join with two bobby pins, this is where you’ll go from one leg to the other
Make one sc in the right leg in the stitch the bobby pin marks. The next sc will be on the left leg, in the stitch the bobby pin marks.
Do the same thing when you reach the next bobby pin on the other side. This is what it should look like after one round.

rows 1-3. (in Black) sc 24 (24)
rows 4-5. (in Yellow) sc 24 (24)
rows 6-8. (in Grey) sc 24 (24)
(at this point stuff the legs)
row 9. sc 3, dec, [ sc 6, dec ]x 2, sc 3 (21) 
row 10. [dec, sc 5 ]x 3 (18)
row 11. sc 2, dec [ sc 4, dec ]x 2, sc 2 (15) 
row 12. (in Black) [ dec, sc 3 ]x 3 (12)
row 13. sc 12 (12)
row 14. (in Beige) [ sc, inc ]x 6 (18)

Finish off and stuff the rest of the body. If you wanted to make a New 52 version of his costume, you can replace rows 1-3 with the same grey you use for the legs and rest of the body.

TIP Stuff the legs before beginning the decreases. Make sure that he’s not stuffed so firmly that he can’t balance on his own. To help with balancing, push the bottoms of the feet in so that they slightly curve inwards.

Putting it all together

When attaching the arms, I like to pin them in place first so that I can get an idea of positioning. Attach them as a flattened piece.

Next, embroider the bat insignia on his chest.

For the cape, take a rectangular piece of black felt and trim it until it matches your doll. Each cape shape is different for each doll but are similar to the shape shown in the pictures. Sew the cape around the shoulders using a thread of black yarn.

Attach the head. There should have been 18 stitches in the last round of the head and the body, so they match up evenly. Simply align the head properly, and whipstitch closed! But wait, we still need to keep that identity secret.

Cowl

When you make the cowl, check that the proportions are good for your doll. Make sure it covers his eyes before you start row 14.

row 1. (in Black) MR 6 (6)
row 2. [ inc ]x 6 (12)
row 3. [ inc, sc ]x 6 (18)
row 4. sc, inc, [ sc 2, inc ]x 5, sc (24) 
row 5. [ inc, sc 3 ]x 6 (30)
row 6. sc 2, inc, [ sc 4, inc ]x 5, sc 2 (36) 
rows 7-12. sc 36 (36)
row 13. sc 5, dc 2, sc 29 (36)
rows 14-17. ch 1, turn, sc 24 (24)
(put the cowl on Batman at this point)
row 18. ch 6, (start the next sc on the other side), sc 4, dec 8, sc 10, sl st 2 (30)

Finish off and hide tail.

This is the end of row 17
For row 18 ch 6 to bridge the gap to the other side
Insert your hook and start the sc on the other side

Ears (make 2)

row 1. (in Black) MR 4 (4) 
row 2. [ inc, sc ]x 2 (6)
row 3. sc 6 (6)
row 4. [ inc, sc 2 ]x 2 (8) 
row 5. sc 8 (8)

Finish off, leaving a tail to attach to the cowl.

Then all that’s left to do is cut out the cowl eyes out of white felt and glue them on.

Finished! The cowl can be pulled back (though it is a bit tight, as long as the head is sewed on tight it should be fine!). I hope you had a great time making your crochet Batman!

Free Batman crochet pattern

Other patterns in the series

You can find Superman on our blog and a number of other DC patterns I’m in the process of adding free to the blog. If you can’t wait, you can purchase some of those over on my Etsy store!

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