Thumbs Up by Stephanie Risthaus

Thumbs Up

November 2018
12.5 x 12.5 cm (with 3.0 mm hook & DK yarn), 9 x 9 cm (with 2.0 mm hook & sport weight yarn)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


Crochet in no time one of the most popular emoticons.
Use it as coaster, applique, gift hanger, or just for fun. :)

I crocheted the thumbs quite tight, like Amigurumi. You can crochet more loosely, too. The thumb can be crocheted with any yarn weight.

All steps are explained in detail in words and pictures, so this pattern is suitable for beginners as well.
This pattern contains 4 pages of crochet instructions and 6 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions.

Used techniques (US crochet terms): magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet & increases.
The figures are crocheted in continuous rounds/spirals (only the button) as well as in closed rounds.

The thumbs got to be 12.5 x 12.5 cm & 9 x 9 cm tall (with 3.0 mm hook and DK yarn like Puppets Lyric 8/8 & 2.0 mm hook and sport weight yarn like Catania Originals).

You need it smaller or bigger? No problem! Simply use lighter or heavier yarn

-pattern in PDF format (with watermarks)
- to open and read the file you need a specific program, e.g. Adobes free Acrobat-Reader (

✿ The pattern is mine.
Do not (re)sell this pattern, including translations to other languages and modifications; do not redistribute, including publishing on the internet.
✿ The finished figure/item is yours. :)
Feel free to sell the finished products, handmade by yourself (no mass production). I’d love it if you would refer to my pattern/shop when doing so.
Thank you! :)