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Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

A pirate fit for the high seas! This is Percival the Pirate and he is the latest buddy in our Bech buddies collection. It has been so much fun making and sharing these beach and seaside-themed plushies, but I think this is my favorite one of the bunch. Crocheting accessories for my toys is always a fun challenge and I had fun making his peg leg and bandanna. So, let’s get onto the free crochet pattern!

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

Percy always hated water when he was little. He didn’t know how to swim and he was so afraid of being pulled out to sea. But one day, he decided he would be brave. He learned how to swim, and eventually, Percy wasn’t afraid anymore! He was suddenly drawn to the ocean and wanted to explore as far and wide as he could! So he decided that he was going to be a pirate and sail the open seas with others who loved to explore!

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

This is part of my Beach Buddies Collection along with a couple of other patterns. Over the course of the month, I’ll be releasing 7 patterns for free on the blog here. You can check back every time I post a new pattern, OR you can grab the bundle of all the patterns at once, as premium ad-free PDF files, plus a bonus pattern! The pattern bundle is on sale below for $27, which is 40% off what it would be to get each other patterns separately. Click the image or the button below to check it out!

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.

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 10″ tall
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch
Useful Amigurumi Tips
  • All patterns are in English and written in standard USA terms
  • inc – increase by working 2 stitches into the same space
  • dec – decrease across 2 stitches using an invisible decrease
  • Keep stitches tight to prevent holes for stuffing to show through. If there are holes, go down a hook size.
  • All pieces are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. Use stitch markers to mark the first stitch of each round.
  • Safety eyes are used in these patterns, but feel free to stitch on eyes instead for children under 3 years old.
  • If you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), 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 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 19: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 20: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 21: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 22: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure the yarn. Weave in the end.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), 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 3-7: SC around for 5 rounds.

Rounds 8-19: Switch to White yarn and SC around for 12 rounds, alternating between white and navy every 2 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Full Leg:

Round 1: With Black 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 3-25: SC for 22 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Peg Leg:

Round 1: With Black 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 3-12: SC for 10 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Add some stuffing to the end of the leg.

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

Round 2-9: SC around for 8 rounds.

Round 10: *SC, inc* around (9)

Round 11: SC around for 1 round.

Round 12: *SC, inc* around 4 times, SC into the last space (13).

Round 13: SC around for 1 round. BO and leave a long tail. Place the half leg into the curve of the peg leg and use a tapestry needle and the tail yarn to whipstitch around and attach the pieces together as one leg.

Body:

Round 1: With yarn in black, 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: Switch to white and, alternating between white and navy every 2 rounds, SC around for 9 rounds.

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

Round 18: SC around for 2 rounds.

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

Rounds 20-21: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 23-24: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 25: *SC 2, dec* around (18).

Rounds 26-27: Switch to the skin color yarn and SC around for 2 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bandanna:

Round 1: With red yarn, 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).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 9-13: SC around for 5 rounds.

Round 14: Chain 16, turn, and SC 64 stitches around. Chain 16, turn, and SC 15. BO and weave in the end.

Assembly

Now that we have all the parts of our crochet pirate pattern ready, we can start assembling! Add stuffing to just the ends of the arms and legs, and all of the body if you haven’t already. Then position the arms along the sides and use the tail yarn to sew them in place, making sure to align the stripes. Use the tail yarns from the legs to attach the legs to the body as well.

Next, use the tail from the body to attach the head, going through one space on the body to one space on the head. Use pins to hold it in place as you sew and go through each space around. This makes sure that the head doesn’t wobble around. Place the bandanna on the head. If you want, you can stitch it in place with the beginning tail at the center or use hot glue.

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

Thread a tapestry needle with black embroidery floss and embroider on two thick lines over each eye for angry eyebrows. Stitch a diagonal line for the mouth. Secure the ends, trim the floss and tuck the excess inside the head. Thread the needle with yarn in the same color as the face and stitch across 3 spaces in the center of the face 4-5 times to make the nose. Secure the yarn and tuck the ends inside. Weave in any other ends and trim the excess yarn to finish.

Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern
Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern
Percival the Pirate Plushie: Free Crochet Pattern

And you’re done!

The little pirate plushie may be a grump but he’s such a cutie! I loved making his peg leg and the bandanna. I was tempted to match an eye patch as well, but then I decided it would be too much. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Percy is part of a collection of beach and seaside-themed patterns, so check out the 6 other patterns below. Like this pattern, you can get the others as free patterns on the blog, or visit the shop to grab the bundle of all 7 PDF Beach Buddies patterns.

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