Ant-Man Mini Amigurumi

I’ll admit it: I didn’t exactly have high expectations from Ant-Man when it first came out. In fact, I waited more than a year to finally watch it! And I’m so glad I did.

Marvel’s Ant-Man movie was filled with so much humor, suspense, and a little bit of sass–everything I like in a superhero movie. So when I found out that Ant-Man and the Wasp was actually going to happen, I was thrilled! My husband and I went to see it in the theater opening weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, do!

Like the mad woman I am, I decided earlier that day to try and bust out a couple of Ant-Man and Wasp dolls for the showing. Of course, I didn’t give myself nearly enough time to finish them–I’d barely sewn the arms onto Ant-Man!–but I still really wanted to add them to my collection.

So I spent the rest of that week finishing my Ant-Man and Wasp mini amigurumi dolls. I think they turned out pretty great, don’t you?

You can find a detailed pattern for Ant-Man further down this page, as well as a stitch guide and list of required materials. To see more about Wasp, click here.

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

Disclaimer: These patterns are solely not-for-profit fan activities, and in no way intend to infringe on copyrights held by Marvel, Marvel Studios, Disney, or other professional Disney-related agencies.


Materials List

Tools & Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following colors: Black, Charcoal Grey, Cranberry, Scarlet
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Stitch Guide

You will need to know a few different types of stitches in order to make these dolls. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in these doll patterns (written in US terms).

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half-double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


Ant-Man Pattern

Head

Rnd 1) In CHARCOAL GREY, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnds 4-5) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 6) 18 sc. Change to BLACK. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 7) In BLACK, 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 8) *sc dec, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 9) *sc dec* x 6. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 10) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

 

Torso

Rnd 11) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 12) *sc inc, 3 sc* x 3. Join and ch 1. (15)

At this point, you’ll be working in two colors simultaneously by working over the inactive color (the color you aren’t currently using) with the active color (the color you are using). This technique is often refered to as Tapestry Crochet.

For example, you’ll be working first with BLACK for some stitches, then with CRANBERRY over the BLACK, then switching back to BLACK. Trap the inactive color beneath your active color by crocheting over it, trapping it beneath the stitches of your active color.

Rnd 13) 4 BLACK sc, 7 CRANBERRY sc, 4 BLACK sc. Join and ch 1. (15)

Rnd 14) 6 BLACK sc, 3 CRANBERRY sc, 6 BLACK SC. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 15) 6 BLACK sc, 3 CRANBERRY sc, 6 BLACK SC. Join and ch 1.

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s torso, but leave room for you to work the stitches for the beginning of the legs–you can also stuff what’s left of the torso when you stuff your doll’s legs!

 

Leg #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 15 of the body. With BLACK, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 2-3) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 4) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

Leg #2

Insert your hook into the 8th sc of round 15 of the body (this is the same stitch in which you worked the last sc of rnd 1 of leg #1). With BLACK, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 2-3) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 4) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

img_5311Finishing the Legs

After you’ve made your doll’s legs, you’ll probably notice a small gap between them where they should be joined. Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch any opening between the legs closed. Weave in ends.

If you see any opening at the base of the doll’s feet, you can use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch that opening closed as well, then weave in your ends.

 

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Change to CHARCOAL GREY. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 2) In CHARCOAL GREY, 5 sc. Change to CRANBERRY. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 3) In CRANBERRY, 5 sc. Change to BLACK. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 4) In BLACK, 5 sc. Change to CRANBERRY. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 5) In CRANBERRY, 5 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (5)

Weave in all ends of your doll’s arms by pulling them through the length of the arm, then trim. Do this for all of the tail ends for the arms EXCEPT for the long tails that you left for sewing.

Using the long tail that’s left, sew the opening at the top (“shoulder”) of the doll’s arm shut so that it is basically sewn flat across. Then sewn the arms to round 11 of the doll’s body so that the now flat part of the doll’s arm lays nice and flat against the doll’s body. Repeat for the second arm.

 

Belt

Rnd 1) In CHARCOAL GREY, ch 17. Making sure the chain does not get twisted, join to the first chain with a slip stitch and fasten off. (17)

 

Eye Mask/Lenses (Make 2)

Row 1) In SCARLET, ch 3. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, work 1 hdc, then sl st in the next stitch. Fasten off.

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Antennae (Make 2)

Row 1) In BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Change to CHARCOAL GREY. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Row 2) Continuing where you left off, chain 4. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, work 3 sc back down the chain toward the Magic Circle.

Join to the edge of the Magic Circle with a slip stitch. Fasten off.

 

Mouth Piece

Rnd 1) In BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 4 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (4)

 

Finishing

Carefully sew the eye pieces to the face so that the “points” (that were formed by the slip stitches of each piece) face inwards towards each other.

To complete the look for the lenses, cut a strand of BLACK yarn about 8″ long and carefully stitch around the outside edge of the eye lenses., effectively outlining this part of the mask/lenses.

Using the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle, carefully sew the mouth piece to the doll’s face/helmet so that it’s centered on the CHARCOAL GREY/BLACK line.

Cut a strand of CHARCOAL GREY yarn about 6″ long and carefully embroider a small “x” onto the mouth piece.

Carefully sew the antennae to the sides of the doll’s head/helmet so that the points line up just over the top of the doll’s head. See photos for placement reference if necessary.

Use the tail ends of your yarn and yarn needle to sew the belt onto the doll’s waist.

Cut a strand of CHARCOAL GREY yarn about 6″ long and embroider a small mark onto the doll’s chest. See photos for reference if necessary.

Cut a strand of SCARLET yarn about 6″ long and embroider a small red “dot” onto the center of the belt–this is the suit’s regulator.

Cut a strand of CRANBERRY yarn about 6″ long and embroider a small red stripe onto the doll’s knees.

Cut a strand of BLACK yarn about 8″ long and embroider the wide “V” shape onto the doll’s torso above the belt. See photos for reference if necessary.

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

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