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Kaaba Plushie: Free Crochet Plush Pattern

I hope you’re enjoying the Hajj and Eid collection so far because today’s free crochet pattern is my favorite of the bunch! Ever since I first made crochet blocks, I’ve had this idea of making a mini Kaaba plush for my home. It is just a simple cube shape after all! And it just went perfectly with the collection centered around Hajj so let’s dive right into it!

For those that don’t know, the Kaaba is what Muslims consider to be the house of God and we pray in its direction. It is at the center of the holy mosque in Mecca and was built by Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH). The Kaaba itself is made of bricks and there’s an interior area as well, but it’s most recognizable by its shape and the black and gold fabric covering it.

During Hajj, Muslims from all over the world go to Mecca to visit the Kaaba and perform Hajj. And one of the rituals we do during Hajj is called tawaf, where we circle the Kaaba and recite prayers.

My husband and I were able to visit soon after we got married and being able to see it and be there was an amazing experience. And now I have a mini one that I can place in our home to show others which way to face when it’s time to pray!

 

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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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 4″ tall x 3.5″ wide
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

Crochet Kaaba Plush: Free Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Chain 13. Turn and SC in each space along, starting with the 2nd chain from hook (12).

Rows 2-15: SC evenly for 14 rows. Then, turn the work sideways and SC 15 along the side of the piece, working into the gaps in the rows, turn the work again at the corner and SC along the bottom edge, turn the work again at the corner, and SC along the last side.

This makes the top of the Kaaba plush and the center we’ll add the sides onto.

Side 1

Row 1: SC 15 through the 3rd loops of each stitch along the next side.

Rows 2-4: Chain 1, turn and SC along the row.

Row 5 (RS): Switch to yellow yarn and with RS facing, slip stitch along the row.

Row 6 (WS): Chain 1, turn and SC into the FLO of the yellow slip stitches until the end of the row. Cut the yellow yarn and leave a long tail.

Row 7 (RS): Switch to black yarn and SC through the BLO until the end of the row.

Rows 8-20: Chain 1, turn and SC along the row. BO and leave a long tail for seaming.

Sides 2, 3, and 4

Attach a new length of black yarn to the next side with RS facing and repeat steps for Side 1. Do not BO after completing the 4th side!

Bottom

Row 1 (RS): After completing the last row on the last side, chain 1, and SC 1 row through the 3rd loops.

Rows 2-17: SC evenly for 16 rows. BO and leave a long tail for sewing it together.

Door:

Row 1: With yellow yarn, chain 7. Turn and SC along starting from the 2nd chain from the hook. (6)

Rows 2-8: SC evenly for 7 rows and BO, leaving a long tail.

Assembly

Now that you have the crocheted part of the Kaaba plushie done, let’s give it some structure so the sides stay nice and straight.

Cut out cardboard to match all the sides of the crocheted piece and use tape to hold them together. Do not close the bottom piece yet though, it should just be a box with a lid for now. To keep it machine washable, you can use plastic canvas instead of cardboard.

Use the tail yarn of the crocheted sides to seam all the sides together, making sure to line up the yellow stripe all the way around. Leave the bottom flap open. Insert the cardboard piece inside the crocheted one and add some polyfill inside it. This helps push the sides out and fills it while also keeping the cube shape. Tape the cardboard lid closed.

Finally, use a whipstitch to sew the bottom flap closed over the cardboard. Position the door onto any side, slightly to the left, and use a whipstitch and the tail yarn to sew the top and left edges down. Weave in any loose ends and trim the excess yarn.

And you’re done!

This was such a simple, big-impact project that I had a great time making, and I’m so glad I get to share it with you! I know this one is a little more specific than my other patterns but I hope you like it and at least enjoyed seeing the process. You can also check out the other patterns in this collection, like Hasan the Hajji and Hajra the Hijabi below!

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Barbara

Sunday 25th of June 2023

Thank for the patterns and the customs explanation. It was very interesting to me while being simple to understand. If more people took the time to explain their customs and traditions that are seem strange to others it might make this world a better place to live and maybe people would be more understanding of each other.

Ruth

Friday 23rd of June 2023

Thank you for sharing the meaning behind the Kaaba, Shehla. I have enjoyed seeing your patterns and reading about the significance to your faith.

Shehla Ahmed

Sunday 25th of June 2023

Thank you for reading them!

Peace

Friday 23rd of June 2023

I wanted to say thank you for sharing these patterns (I hope I can make them) I have been sent 3 patterns (this 1, the lady with head cover and the man with a bead) I see in the picture 2 other people, will we also be getting sent them? Again thank you

Peace

Saturday 24th of June 2023

@Shehla Ahmed, Thank you I got the 1 pattern of (Ibrahim the Imam), but when I clicked on the one for (Maha the Muslimah) it said no post found? I hope you can help me It was sent out today at 1 pm

Shehla Ahmed

Friday 23rd of June 2023

Yes, the other 2 patterns will be shared on Saturday and Sunday :) I'll be sending out an email when they go out or you can check back after 10AM!

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