Airplane Plush

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I could not be more pleased with the result of this pattern. It came out almost exactly like I had hoped. (They don’t always!) This pattern inspired the rest of the Vroom Plushies set too. I have more plans for these on the way!! Yay!

These patterns are really quick to make, they require very little sewing of pieces, they are simple in design but open to being customized! The airplane is great on it’s own or as part of the set!

Below you’ll find the FREE written pattern. If you would like additional explanatory photos to help with some of the joining, you can purchase the PDF download from either Ravelry or Etsy.

This pattern is available on it’s own or as part of the Vroom Plushies Set, where you’ll get the Airplane, Car and Train patterns along with their individual play mats!

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I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern and that I’ve made it easy enough to follow. If you have any questions you can contact me at auburnelephant@gmail.com OR through the contact page here. I’d also love to see your finished creations! Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram!

A couple of disclaimers: This pattern is intended for personal use only. You are welcome to use the pattern to make and sell products, to keep for yourself, or to give away as gifts. I would appreciate receiving credit and a link back to the site. Please do not republish or distribute the pattern in any way, or use my photos in your listings. 

Supplies Needed:

  • Big Twist Value Yarnicon, Medium Worsted Weight #4 (100% Acrylic, 371 yds, 6 oz)  (yardages listed are approximate)
    • White (or airplane color), 75 yds
    • Sky Blue, 150 yds
    • White (for mat), 50 yds
  • G/6 4.00mm hook, for plush
  • H/8 5.00mm hook, for mat
  • Poly-Filicon stuffing
  • Needle, for weaving in ends

Stitches/Terminology Used:

  • Ch- Chain
  • Sl st- Slip Stitch
  • St(s)- Stitch(es)
  • SC- Single Crochet
  • FPSC- Front Post Single Crochet
  • 2SC- Single Crochet Increase- Place 2 SC in same stitch increase.
  • DEC- Single Crochet Decrease, Using the Invisible Decrease method, insert hook up through front loops of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through front loops, yarn over, pull through to finish decrease
  • SC3TOG- Single Crochet Decrease over 3 sts, insert hook up through front loops of next 3 stitches, yarn over, pull through front loops, yarn over, pull through to finish decrease
  • FSC- Foundation Single Crochet, this will create your base chain and first SC row. To start ch 3, insert hook into first ch, *yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through both remaining loops. One FSC made. Insert hook through bottom of the previous FSC* (the mock chain made after the 2nd pull through) and repeat from * to *. 

Notes:

  • The Plush part of this pattern will be worked in joined rounds. Each round will begin with a Ch 1 and end with a sl st to the first stitch of the round. The first stitch of a round will be worked in the same as joining. Chains do NOT count as stitches. If you need help with this technique, you can find my tutorial at auburnelephant.com/home/joined-rounds.
  • The Mat part of this will be worked in rows. Each row will begin with a Ch 1 and turn. Beginning chains do NOT count as stitches.
  • The Mat will be a SC square with color changes for the clouds. You can use bobbins for these color changes, or you can carry your yarn.
  • For the border of the mat, you’re going to SC around one time. You can do extra rounds if you’d like a bigger mat.
  • Gauge for each is not very important. You want to make sure that your stitches are tight enough so that your stuffing doesn’t show through and that your pieces hold their shape. If you need to go down a hook size to maintain tight stitches that is fine but your finished size might come out smaller. Finished size for the Plush should be about 6” long. The finished size for the mat should be about 14” x 14”. 

Airplane Plush

Using G hook

In White (or airplane color)

Ch 21, 

1) Starting in 2nd ch from hook, SC 19 down the ch, 3SC in last ch, SC 18 down other side of ch, 2SC in same as first SC. (42)

2) 2SC in first, SC in next 18, 2SC in each of next 3, SC in next 18, 2SC in each of last 2. (48)

3) SC, 2SC, SC in next 18, 2SC, SC, 2SC in each of next 2, SC, 2SC, SC in next 18, 2SC, SC, 2SC in each of last 2. (56)

4) SC in each st around. (56)

5) SC in next 5, FPSC in next 10, SC in next 23, FPSC in next 10, SC in next 5, 2SC, SC, 2SC in last. (58 total-20 FPSC, 38 SC) The FPSC sections will be where you reattach to form the wings.

6) SC in next 5, Ch 10, skip 10 FPSC, SC in next 23, Ch 10, skip 10 FPSC, SC in last 10. (58-20 Ch, 20 skipped sts, 38 SC) The Ch-spaces created will be the top of the opening for the wings.

7) SC in each st and ch around. (58)

8) SC in each st around. (58)

9) SC in next 21, DEC, SC in next 2, DEC, DEC, SC in next 2, DEC, SC in remaining 25. (54)

10) SC in next 22, DEC x 3, SC in next 26. (51) 

11) SC in next 20, DEC, SC3TOG, DEC, SC in next 24. (47)

12) SC in next 5, skip 33, SC in last 9. Leave the skipped stitches unworked, those will be stitched closed. (14 SC)

13-14) SC in each st around. (14)

15) SC in next 5, DEC, SC in remaining 7. (13)

16) SC in next 4, DEC x 2, SC in remaining 5. (11)

17) SC in next 4, DEC, SC in remaining 5. (10)

18) SC in each st around. (10)

Finish off. leave a long tail to sew the tip of the Plane’s tail shut and then pull that end down through to sew the top of the body of the plane shut as well.

Wings

Rejoin yarn in the rear “corner” of one of the side openings. The corners are actually the sides of the stitches before and after the chains of Round 6.

You are still working in joined rounds. Each round begins with a Ch 1 and ends with a sl st to the first st of the round.

After Round 1, each wing will follow the same instructions. 

1) For the Left Wing: 2SC in the corner space, SC in next 10 FPSC, 2SC in next corner space, SC in 10 chains. (24)

1) For the Right Wing: 2SC in the corner space, SC in next 10 chains, 2SC in next corner space, SC in 10 FPSC. (24)

2-3) SC in each st around. (24)

4) SC in next 12, DEC, SC in remaining 10. (23)

5) SC in next 12, DEC, SC in remaining 9. (22)

6) SC in next 11, DEC, SC in remaining 9. (21)

7) SC in next 11, DEC, SC in remaining 8. (20)

8) SC in next 10, DEC, SC in remaining 8. (19)

9) SC in next 10, DEC, SC in remaining 7. (18)

10) SC in next 9, DEC, SC in remaining 7. (17)

11) SC in next 9, DEC, SC in remaining 6. (16)

12) SC in next 8, DEC x 2, SC in remaining 4. (14)

13) SC in next 7, DEC x 2, SC in remaining 3. (12)

14) SC in each st around. (12)

Finish off. Leave tail to sew the tip of the wing shut. 

After you finish the first wing, you can stuff your plane a little. Make sure stuffing gets down into the tip of the wing and the tip of the tail. 

Repeat for other wing. Be sure to stop along the way to stuff the plush more. 

Sky Mat

Using H hook (Tip-If your starting row seems loose, you can use a smaller hook size to do your foundation row.)

This section will be worked in rows. Each row will begin with a Ch 1 and turn. (see notes)

You will start with Blue and change colors along the way to create the clouds. The B# indicates the number of stitches in Blue, W# indicates the number of stitches in White. You will still end with 50 SC on each row.

In Blue

Row 1) FSC 50 OR Ch 51, starting in 2nd from hook, SC in each ch across. 

Rows 2-9) B50   

Row 10) B17, W7, B1, W4, B21  

Row 11) B20, W15, B15  

Row 12) B14, W17, B19  

Row 13) B18, W19, B13  

Row 14) B13, W19, B18  

Row 15) B18, W19, B13  

Row 16) B13, W19, B18  

Row 17) B19, W9, B, W7, B14  

Row 18) B15, W5, B3, W7, B20  

Rows 19-22) B50  

Row 23) B7, W13, B30  

Row 24) B29, W15, B6  

Row 25) B5, W17, B28  

Row 26) B27, W19, B4  

Row 27) B4, W19, B27  

Row 28) B27, W19, B4  

Row 29) B4, W19, B27  

Row 30) B28, W17, B5  

Row 31) B6, W15, B29  

Row 32) B30, W13, B7  

Rows 33-34) B50  

Row 35) B31, W8, B, W4, B6  

Row 36) B5, W15, B30  

Row 37) B30, W16, B4  

Row 38) B4, W16, B30  

Row 39) B30, W16, B4  

Row 40) B4, W16, B30  

Row 41) B31, W15, B4  

Row 42) B5, W6, B2, W5, B32  

Rows 43-50) B50  

Ch 1, continuing around the edges, SC evenly. Place 3 SC in each corner. Join with a sl st to the first st of the edging. 

Finish off. Weave in ends.

You can attach your plush directly to the Mat if you would like. You can also leave them separate. Or you can attach the two pieces with a chain, chain a length of about 10” and sew one end to the edge of the mat and the other to the underside of the plush. This will keep the two parts together but still allow for vrooming!!

To attach the plush directly to the mat, you will want to take a long length of blue yarn (so that it doesn’t show through the bottom of the mat) and stitch up through the plush in the place you’d like. You can keep a small join, or connect it longer.

I really hope this pattern takes off… haha.. get it?! Sorry, I’m ridiculous! I do hope you love the pattern though. 🙂

Check out the rest of the Vroom Plushies Set while you’re here.

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