Roberta the Astronaut by Abby Sy

Roberta the Astronaut

by Abby Sy
March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from for C$7.00.

Meet Roberta the Astronaut, the amigurumi toy that inspired my Space Explorers Collection! She is aptly named after the first Canadian woman in space- Roberta Bondar.

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran to create Roberta the Astronaut, but you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.

For this pattern, I used roughly 40g of Misty Grey (a little less than one skein of yarn), 18g of Dolphin Blue (< half a skein of yarn), 10g of Melon Sorbet (< 1), and 35g Champagne White.

The finished toy measures to be about 7.5 in (19cm) tall.

Things You Need

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Melon Sorbet, Misty Grey, Pale Dolphin Blue, and Champagne White
3.5mm Crochet Hook
Darning Needle
Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
Felt Sheets for Details (Optional)
Fabric Glue (Optional)

Terminology Used in this Pattern

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sc3tog: single crochet three stitches together: (insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop) x 3. You should have 4 loops on your hook. YO and draw through all 4 of the loops on your hook.
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates

sc#: sc # times in the next stitch
YO: yarn over
5dc-bobble: 5-Double Crochet Bobble Stitch: (YO, insert hook into the indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops) x 5. You should have 6 loops on your hook after that. YO and draw through all 6 loops on your hook. Note: You are working everything into the same stitch.
turn: turn your work