Little airplane pattern

I had promised that I would upload more free patterns this year, so here is one to make a really cute little airplane.

The plane is about 4 inch long, crocheted with Caron Simply Soft yarn and a 2.75mm hook. I recommend this yarn or similar because the thread is a bit thinner even though it is a medium/4 worsted yarn. If you use another brand it’s fine, the plane will just turn out a little larger.

airplane pattern


1 medium/4 worsted yarn – blue (Caron Simply Soft)
2.75mm crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Felt, red and black
Glue gun, or fabric glue

ch = chain
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round

This ornament is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds. The size is approx. 4 inch long.

Body of plane (starts at tail):
With blue yarn, make a ch. of 4 st.
Rnd 1: 2 sc, inc, turn to the to the other side of the chain, 1 sc, inc (7)
Rnd 2: inc, 1 sc, inc 2 times, 3 sc (10)
Rnd 3: inc, 3 sc, inc 3 times, 2 sc, inc (15)
Rnd 4 to 5: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 6: dec 2 times, 11 sc (13)
Rnd 7: dec 2 times, 7 sc, dec (10)
Rnd 8: dec, 6 sc, dec (8)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, inc] 4 times (12)
Rnd 10: [2sc, inc] 4 times (16)
Rnd 11: inc 4 times, 12 sc (20)
Start stuffing, and continue a long the way
Rnd 12 to 23: sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 24: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 25: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 26: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.


Wings (Make 2):
With blue yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4 to 9: sc in each st around (15)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff them but not too much, you want the wings to remain flat, and not round.

wings of plane

Sewing the wings:
Position the wings on each side of the plane and pin them with needles. Sew around using the stitches of the wing and plane to attach them together. Weave in loose end.

how to sew wings
Insert the needle in one of the stitches of the plane, then in one of the stitches of the wings. Continue all the way around. Make sure that both wings are leveled.

Cut two piece of red felt in the shape of propellers, about 1 inch long. Cut a circle in black felt. Glue the propellers first to the front of the plane, then the circle on top of them.


Voila! your little airplane is ready to take off. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments box below.

14 thoughts on “Little airplane pattern

  1. Hi hi, Can I translate this pattern to Spanish please? Obviously I will give you all your credits.

  2. Hi! You have another airplane (vintage airplane) crochet pattern that I saw on pinterest but I couldn’t find it in you site. Is that pattern free? if so, please send me the link. Thanks, Marlen

  3. Please help! I’m really confused… Does “4 in ch” mean start with a chain of 4 or a chain that’s 4 inches long? And what do the numbers in () at the end of each row mean? Because if it’s number of stitches, the numbers don’t match. Row 1 is 7 stitches, not six, Row 2 is twelve stitches, not ten. What am I missing? 😦

    1. Hi Jenny, “4 in ch” means start with a chain of 4 stitches. The numbers at the end are the numbers of stitches at the end of that row. You are right, I made a typo and wrote 6 instead of 7, but row 2 is correct: increase the first stitch, then 1 sc in next stitch, then increase in the next 2 stitches, then 1 sc in next 3 stitches: that’s 10.
      Thank you for mentioning it to me, and for asking. I am sorry about the typo! I corrected the pattern. Let me know if you still have problems!

      Sonia 🙂

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