“Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball (of yarn, naturally)
Don’t stop me now, if you wanna have a good time, just give me a call…
…. Don’t stop me now (yes I’m having a good time)… I don’t want to stop at all… yeah!”
As well as being a famous Queen quote it also sums up how I feel about crocheting generally so you can imagine I certainly had a blast when I was making my miniature version of Freddie Mercury. A good friend of mine made a special request some time ago and after several months of loitering on the to do list this little project was eventually finished. I loved putting on all the details that really made him special and identifiable. The moustache and hairy chest were the deal clinchers there I think, though of course the signature yellow jacket/white trouser combo helps a lot too!
I thought it would be nice to put this up as a free pattern with a cheeky request for a voluntary (but by no means obligatory) donation to The Mercury Phoenix Trust to show your appreciation of The Man, The Trust, The Good Cause and The Pattern!
The pattern can also be accessed from my free patterns page but I’ve made it super simple by adding the download button to this blog post too. Just scroll down to get your hands on a copy. It’s got lots of step by step photos so don’t be afraid to give it a go.
But first let me show you some more of Freddie’s classic moves!
What a legend!
You can easily make a donation to the MPT by clicking the banner below.
xxx Many thanks if you managed to spare a bit of dosh xxx
Let’s spread the Freddie love all over the planet with the power of crochet!
Download Freddie Pattern by clicking the button below.
Don’t forget to come on over to my Facebook Page and share your crocheted Freddie pictures. I would love to see how they turn out!
Here’s a super cool version by Laura Sutcliffe. Isn’t he just FAB?!!
Come on folks, let’s get a whole bunch of miniature Freddies rocking those hooks!
May 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm
I love amigurumi and I love Queen!!! Thanks for sharing this pattern <3
May 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Yay! Rock that hook!! x
May 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm
Hi from Paris – France & many thanks for sharing this pattern.
I am a beginner crocheter but I really need to try to crochet a Freddie, he is awesome.
May 20, 2015 at 9:12 pm
Hi there! he’s much easier to make than he may look and I included lots of photos to help along the way. If you get stuck with anything I am always happy to help out if I can. Just give me a shout!
November 21, 2017 at 12:42 am
We’re is the pattern for the nose?
November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am
The nose is formed by sewing a few stitches in flesh coloured yarn side to side. The written instructions are on page 7 at the end of the moustache section and there is a photo of the nose being sewn on page 3 (fig.6) 🙂
November 30, 2019 at 3:57 am
I am trying to crochet the doll and I am a little confused with the part for the shoes.
December 1, 2019 at 10:40 am
Which part exactly? Let me know and I will try and help 🙂
May 21, 2015 at 5:43 am
Hilarious! I love it! Thanks!
May 21, 2015 at 11:56 am
Freddie Mercury est magnifique . Félicitaions pour le blog
May 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Merci Mimi! x
May 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm
Thank you for this! I’m not a skilled crocheter but I am a dedicated fan of Queen & Freddie Mercury. I’ve made my donation to the MPT and hope someday to do this pattern justice with my rusty hook.
May 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm
Thank you sooo much! It’s very kind of you. I put lots of pictures in the pattern to nudge you along but if you get stuck with anything just give me a shout, I’m always happy to help.
June 28, 2015 at 6:17 am
I have a family who would like some Marine dolls for the kids as their older brother just joined the marines. Do you think you can help me with a pattern?
June 28, 2015 at 11:04 am
This basic pattern could be adapted quite easily I would think. You could crochet the jacket and the trousers out of a variegated camo coloured yarn. Leave off all the jacket straps and crochet a simple beret in green. Change the shoe colour to black or brown too?
July 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm
Hi. What is the height of Freddie?
July 25, 2015 at 7:21 am
Thank you! He’s around 28 cm (11 inches) tall.
June 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm
Love Freddie! Can’t wait to make myself one. Thanks for the pattern.
April 8, 2016 at 10:28 am
Necesito este amigurumi!!! Por favor alguien puede hacermelo o mandarme el patron?? GRACIAS
April 9, 2016 at 9:52 am
I’ve sent you a copy, but I only have it in the English language. I hope that’s OK for you
May 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm
I love Queen and would love to make Freddie but the download button isn’t working. 🙁
May 16, 2016 at 9:53 am
I’ve emailed you a copy just now 🙂
December 11, 2016 at 3:18 am
I can get the download, but no option to print it.
July 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm
Buenas tardes en donde puedo comprar un amigurumi de Freddie Mercury en la ciudad de México
Gracias por su atención
July 12, 2016 at 10:42 am
I don’t know of any dolls for sale. I only have the pattern. Maybe you can find someone to make one for you though. The pattern is free 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm
Hola, nosotros lo tenemos. Amigurumis Naucalpan | Facebook https://m.facebook.com/yoliscrochet/photos/a.227993844224370.1073741828.227836110906810/227993610891060/?type=3&source=54
October 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm
Love it! Double Freddie magic!
December 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Love the Freddie but would love an Elvis even more😀
December 8, 2016 at 9:20 pm
This little doll could be endlessly adaptable. Each different character being all in the detail. I’d love to do an Elvis one day. I’ll let you know if I do!
January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am
Hola no se como obtener los patrones 😢quisiera q alguien me ayude es para mi hija de 14 años quien me lo pidió… gracias
January 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Click on the rectangular button towards the end of the post that says ‘Download’ on it and you should be able to access the pattern.
April 19, 2017 at 4:35 am
Hola me podrian compartir el patron la e freddy no lo puedo descargar y lo quiero para un fanatico de el gracias hermosos tejidos
June 16, 2017 at 2:23 am
Dayan, Hola ya encontrates el patron? Esta abajo del retrato en donde dice “Download”
March 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Someone is sharing your pattern here: https://www.facebook.com/KnittingCafe/photos/a.1685230905093671.1073741828.1685129818437113/1864461143837312/?type=3
April 19, 2017 at 4:33 am
Hola me podrian compartir el patron la e freddy no lo puedo descargar y lo quiero para un fanatico de el gracias hermosos tejidos
November 24, 2017 at 2:15 am
Hi there, my friend John Blunt is the lead singer with a band called Killer Queen. John makes a great Freddie and I am planning to make your little crochet Freddie for him for Christmas. Check out John Blunt on Facebook to see how much like Freddie he is. Can’t post a photo here to show you. Lotsa love from me!
December 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Hi, i LOVE this freddie! but do you have the instruction in spanish please? i’m form argentina!
January 10, 2018 at 10:50 am
I’m sorry but I dont have any other languages except English at the moment.
February 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm
Ï am Sad……. Ï don’t understand Englisch instructions. Ï want this Freddy in Dutch. 😭😭
February 21, 2018 at 3:05 pm
Aww. I’m sorry! But if you know anyone who could do a Dutch translation I’d be happy to work with them and then put the pattern up here.
January 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Me encanta!!! pero no se puede acceder al patrón
January 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Hi, I’m trying to see if you’ve made a Tom Petty doll similar to your Freddie doll. If not would you be able to make one for me? I would purchase it or make a donation, whatever you prefer. I am a big Tom Petty fan and I am very saddened by his passing. I love Amigurumi and Tom Petty.
February 17, 2018 at 9:23 am
Hi Janice, yes it was very sad news indeed. I don’t have any ready made dolls, just the patterns. Sorry!
March 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm
Hola! Agradezco el patron d F. Mercury. Y te pregunto si tendras patron denlos personajes de alicia en el pais de las maravillas. Muchas gracias
March 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm
No tengo planes para eso en este momento, lo siento!
November 27, 2018 at 9:20 am
you are a genius. i love this freddie doll and i can’t wait to follow your amigurumi instructions to make one of my own!
November 29, 2018 at 10:08 am
Hoi waar moet Ik op drukken voor de Nederlandse uitleg ? Bedankt grtjs
December 22, 2018 at 8:26 pm
Hi! I love your Freddie pattern and I am in the middle of making my own Freddie. Can I ask how you make him pose? Have you used wire and is he balancing on his own?
December 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm
I pinned his limbs into position and propped him up with some little stands I made out of florists wire. All carefully hidden of course! Hope your Freddie turns out just the way you want him to 🙂
December 28, 2018 at 12:33 pm
Hi! Thanks for this great free pattern! Can you please tell me, which yarn do you used in special? And did you need 50g or 100g of each color?
May 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm
50 g balls of each colour will be plenty. I use a variety of DK (worsted weight) acrylic yarns for Freddie. My favorite brands are Patons Fab and Robin Double Knit, but any other yarn of the same weight will do just as well.
April 30, 2019 at 3:23 am
I’m a big Queen fan and so is one of my favorite little boys. I’m making this for him. Thanks so much for the pattern!
May 8, 2019 at 12:58 pm
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy making Freddie for your boy!
December 2, 2019 at 8:48 am
Hi I have commented before. I am having fun crocheting this pattern. I think I am missing a couple of instructions, for the vest and for the nose. I have read through the pattern a couple of times and cannot find them. Thanks, I hope you can help.
January 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm
They should be all there. The nose is made by sewing stitches (there is a photo on page 3 to help) and the vest is crocheted as part of the body then then the straps are crocheted afterwards (there are some photos of that too on page 3).
December 3, 2019 at 9:15 pm
Oooo what a wonderful pattern. Unfortunately I can get the download. It doesn’t work. Is there a other option. Freddie Forever
January 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm
I’ve just sent a copy to your email. I hope you enjoy making him!
January 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm
There are problems with the numbering of the rows for the legs. What is the correct number of rows?
January 26, 2020 at 12:10 pm
There should be 18 rounds in each of the legs.
March 1, 2020 at 4:15 am
I love Freddie and this pattern, but the shoes are confusing the tar out of me! I cannot understand the instructions. Do you have a tutorial for it?
March 1, 2020 at 4:21 pm
I dont have a tutorial, just the written pattern but if you can describe the particular problem you have encountered I could try and talk you through or offer some himts and tips.
March 1, 2020 at 5:10 pm
I’m fairly new to crochet so maybe I’m not understanding the pattern correctly. But, when making the shoes I’m actually getting stuck on the first round. I understand 3 sc in second ch from hook. Where I get lost is the instructions that come after. How do you sc in the back loops of the next 4 chains and then 6 sc in the next ch? By my count there shouldn’t be any chains left. What am I missing?
March 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm
So you start with the 7 ch. After making 3 ch in the second ch from hook you should have 5 chains left. Make 1 sc in each of the next 4 back loops only (uppermost loops) – you will now have 1 ch left at the end. Make 6 sc all in this same ch, then rotate the work 180 degrees and make 1 sc in each of the 4 leftover loops on the opposite side of the chain.
Does that make it clearer? You should end up having made a kind of oval shape and be back to where you started ready to begin round 2. Let me know if you need more guidance. I can dig out a photo of working around a chain if that would help.
March 1, 2020 at 7:38 pm
Thank you! That does make it clearer! Thanks so much!
March 1, 2020 at 9:23 pm
Yay! Glad that has helped 😊
April 4, 2020 at 1:23 am
For the legs, you start legs (row 1) with 12 sc and 3 ch which makes 15. Then you say for rows 2 – 17 sc 16. Where was the increase?
April 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm
Hi Kelly, there are only 15 stitches per round, no increase at all. I think you are looking at the number in brackets at the end of Rnds 2-17, which actually says ’16 rounds’ not ’16 sts’. Where there is more than one round I like to state how many rounds as this saves you having to count them up yourself. I don’t usually state stitch counts if the number of stitches has not changed from the previous round. I hope that’s clearer now 🙂
May 18, 2020 at 12:04 am
I want to try and make this for my daughter who is a HUGE QUEEN fan. I have never done any crocheting like this but I want to learn. But I cant even gotten it to print for me. Help please, Lorelei Holloway
June 26, 2020 at 8:57 am
wish this came in English please could I get a free copy in English Thank in advance
July 13, 2020 at 10:50 am
HI Debbie, There is a version available in English. If you click on the banner in the middle with the union flag and the word Download on it then that should work. Let me know if you still experience problems accessing it and I can email you a copy instead.
July 20, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Can you use cotton yarn with this project or does it need to be the wool or acrylic yarn. It doesnt say in the pattern.. It just says dk weight yarn. Thanks
July 20, 2020 at 7:02 pm
Any DK weight yarn is ok to use, it doesn’t matter what it is made of 😊
September 24, 2021 at 12:38 am
Hey I’m trying to make the hair. After round 7 (36 sts) round 1 of the back and forth there are 25 sts. What am I missing because I don’t see any decrease sts other than the two skipped sts….
December 15, 2022 at 1:53 am
Serait il possible d’avoir ces supers explications en français ?
Il est trop beau 😍
January 2, 2023 at 2:28 pm
obrigada por compartilhar, muito lindo.