Luke Cage

Hey Guys!

Today’s pattern is based on a netflix new series, that debuted on september 30th. Yes, I’m talking about Luke Cage from Marvel! I really enjoyed the series, although it isn’t my favorite marvel series, but I think it was cool. I had a hard time to decide if I should make Luke in his originals clothes or f I should make him using one of the hoodies he wears in the series. Well, after much thought, I decided that not everybody would know Luke’s original clothes, so I thought it would be best to make him with one of the clothes he wears in the series.

Also, as I am a brazilian, I’m now translating all my patterns and I’m publishing this pattern in english and in portuguese (br). Plus, I’m also uploading a video on my Youtube page, teaching how to do this pattern. The video is completely in portuguese, but I think that it can still help you to figure out how to do any piece that you are having trouble, just because of the visual part. I’m thinking about put english subtitles or make the same video with the audio in english, I will see… The link to the video is here (pattern starts at 4 min):

 

Materials:

– Yellow, navy, black, white, brown and blue yarn (I used 100% cotton yarn Barroco by Circulo, which is a bulky / 12 ply (7wpi));
– Thin black yarn to embroider (I used 100% cotton yarn Anne by Circulo, which is a Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi));
– 4mm crochet hook;
– Fiberfill;
– Tapestry needle, needle and scissors;
– Safety eyes 13mm;
– Pins.

Notes:

– I always do my crochet works using continuous rounds. I will let you know when you have to join rounds;
– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;
– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;

Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

Pattern:

Head:
Round 1: 6 sc in MC (6)
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: sc, inc (18)
Round 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Round 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Round 6-13: sc in each sc (30)
Round 14: 3 sc, dec (24)
Round 15: 2 sc, dec (18)
Start stuffing and place the safety eyes between the Round 10 and 11. Leave about 5 holes between the eyes.
Round 16: sc, dec (12) Before making round 17th, first you should embroider his eyebrows and beard.
Round 17: sc, dec (9)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears:
R1: Ch 4, 3 sc from the second ch from hook (3)
Finish off.

Body and legs (work joining rounds):
Start with brown yarn
R1: ch 5, 2 sc in the second chain from hook, 2 sc, 3 sc in the last chain. Now you are going to work in the back of the cahins. 2 sc, 1 sc in the last chain (the same that already have 2 sc) (10)
Change to white yarn
R2: 2 inc, 2 sc, 2 inc, 1 sc in white and another sc in brown in the same stitch, 3 sc in brown, one sc in brown and one sc in white in the same stitch (16)
R3-7: sc in each sc (16)
Change to blue yarn
R8: sc in each sc (16)
R9: 6 sc, sc in the 15th sc, sc in the 16th sc (8)
R10-12: sc in each sc (8)
R13: make one sc in each sc working just in the front loops (8)
Cut the yarn. The right leg is finished. Now attach the yarn in the remaining hole, next to his right leg and make 8 sc (8)
R14-16: sc in each sc (8)
R17: make one sc in each sc working just in the front loops (8)
Finish off.

Feet (work joining rounds):
R1: ch 5, 2 sc in the second chain from hook, 2 sc, 3 sc in the last chain. Now you are going to work in the back of the cahins. 2 sc, 1 sc in the last chain (the same that already have 2 sc) (10)
R2: sc in each sc (10)
R3: sc, 4 dec, sc (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Hoodie:
1. Back:
R1: ch 11, sc 10 (10)
R2-8: sc in each sc (10)
Finish off
2. Sides (make 2):
R1: ch 4, sc 3 (3)
R2: 2 sc, inc (4)
R3: inc, 3 sc (5)
R4-8: sc in each sc (5)
Finish off.
Sew all the pieces together.

Arms and hands:
Start with navy yarn
R1: ch 5, sc 4 (4)
R2: ch 2, attach the yarn in the 1st stitch in order to make a circle and then make 6 sc (6)
R3-7: sc in each sc (6)
R8: sc in each sc, work only in the front loops (6)
Change to brown yarn and attach it in one of the front loops remaning from R8.
R9: make one sc in each remaining front loop (6)
R10: 2 sc, inc (8)
R11: 2 sc, dec (6)
Finish off.

Hood (make one in navy and another in yellow):
R1: ch 13, 12 sc (12)
R2-4: sc in each sc (12)
Finish off.
Sew the two pieces togheter. Fold and sew the back of the chains together.

Assembly:

1. Make his head until round 15

cabeca

Then place the safety eyes between rounds 11-12 and make Round 16.

Jpeg

After that embroider his eyebrows and beard using a thinner yarn. You may use some pins to mark where you should embroid. (In my video you can have an idea of what I did).

sobancelha

2. Make his body and feet and sew them together;

corpo

3. Make his hoodie pieces and sew the three pieces together (In my video you can have an idea of what I did).

casaco

casaco1

After that sew the hoodie to his body and sew the two sides together (In my video you can have an idea of what I did);

4.  Sew his head to his body;

5. Make his arms and sew to his body;

6. Make his hood pieces

hood

Sew them together

hood2

Now, fold the piece

hood4

hood3

and sew the chains together, hiding the yellow yarn. (In my video you can have an idea of what I did):

chain

It will look like this:

hood5 hood6

Sew his hood to his hoodie;

It’s done :)

I did not create this character, Luke Cage is copyright of Marvel/Disney!!

This Pattern was created by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão.

1. Please do not claim my pattern as your own;
2. If you use this pattern, please, give me the credits;
3. If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site;
4. You may not sell any of my patterns;
5. You are free to adapt this pattern, you can build another upon this one, but you must give appropriate credit to me for the original pattern;

2 Responses so far.

  1. You’re alive! I have really missed your patterns :(

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