Damian the Devil: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

Hello friends! Today’s pattern is one I have been looking forward to sharing for some time. Meet Damian the Devil, a roguish little fella that’s just itching for Halloween to come around! This plushie pattern was so much fun to create and it’s part of the Halloween CAL hosted by Underground Crafter. I’ll tell you all about that in a minute, but for now, let’s get started!

It’s been a while since I got to sit down and design a new plushie pattern. For the last few months, I’ve been in craft fair mode – making tons of the same thing over and over again. And although that’s fun, there’s nothing quite like creating a new little friend! And Damian is a great friend, although sometimes it takes people a while to get to know him.

He’s a mischievous little guy that loves to play pranks and push the limits of what he can do, but at the end of the day, he doesn’t mean any harm. Damian sometimes has a hard time making friends, but when he meets true ones like Frankie and Viktor, he would go to hell and back for them. He makes sure no one messes with his friends and he stands up for what he believes in.

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

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Materials:

Abbreviations:


Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 9″ tall x 4″ across body
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

Damian the Devil Plushie Pattern

Head:

Round 1: With yarn in red, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds. Insert safety eyes to round 5  after the last increase round, about 5 stitches apart. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 17: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 18: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 20: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 21: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 22: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 23: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

Body:

Round 1: With yarn in red, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds.

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18-19: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 20: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Rounds 21-22: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 23: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 24-25: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 26: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2):

Round 1: With red yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-22: SC around for 20 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With red yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-20: SC around for 18 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Tail:

With red yarn, chain 36. Slip stitch back into each space. BO leaving a long tail yarn. Fold the row in half and use the tail yarn to seam the halves together and make it thicker and sturdier.

Next, make 2 triangles in red following the pattern below.

Row 1: Chain 9, turn and SC 8. 

Row 2: SC along the row (8). 

Row 3: Dec, SC to the last 2 spaces, dec (6).

Rows 4-5: SC for 2 rows. 

Row 6: Dec, SC to the last 2 spaces, dec (4).

Rows 7-8: SC for 2 rows.

Row 9: Dec, SC to the last 2 spaces, dec (2).

Row 10: Decrease and then BO.  

Sandwich the tail between the two triangles and SC around the triangles. BO and weave in ends.

Horns (make 2):

Rows 1-12: With black yarn, chain 13. Turn and HDC tbl for 12 rows.

Row 13: *Dec, HDC tbl to end*

Rows 14-22: Repeat row 13 until there are 2 stitches left. BO and seam along the side to form a cone.

Vest:

Rows 1: With black yarn, chain 9. Turn and SC along the chain.

Row 2: SC to last stitch, inc. (10)

Row 3: Inc, SC to end. (11)

Rows 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 19 stitches.

Row 12: You should now be at the straight edge of the piece. SC 14.

Rows 13-36: Turn and SC for 24 rows.

Row 37: SC to end, chain 6, turn and SC to end (19).

Row 38: SC to last 2 stitches, decrease.

Row 39: Decrease, SC to end.

Rows 40-47: Repeat rows 48 and 49 until you have 8 stitches.

Row 48: Loosely sl st around the entire piece to create a neat edge and BO.

Assembly

Now that we have all the pieces done, all that’s left of this plushie pattern is to sew Damian together! Add stuffing to all the pieces if you haven’t already. Start by using the long tail ends left on the legs to attach them onto the body. It helps to use pins to hold the legs in position while you sew. Then, align the arms on either side of the body and sew them in place as well. Sew the tail onto the body, sewing it a couple of stitches above so it holds the position.

Now, let’s work on the head. Add a small amount of stuffing to the horns and position them on the head, using pins to get them even. Use the tail ends of the horns to sew them in place. With black embroidery floss, stitch on the eyebrows and the mouth. You can also use white embroidery floss to stitch an “open” mouth by making his teeth.

Weave in all the ends. Finally, sew the body and head together, making sure it’s on straight! Sew two small buttons onto the vest and put it on the finished plushie pattern using the spaces between stitches as buttonholes.

And you’re all done!

I love how this plushie pattern turned out and I hope you have fun making him. This is one of the patterns included in the Halloween CAL over on Underground Crafter, so head on over there to check out more patterns for the season. You can also click below to check out my other Halloween patterns as well!

Viktor the Vampire Pattern

Frankie Stein Pattern

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