The Mercury Pheonix Trust
The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury who sadly died in 1991 from AIDS related pneumonia. In the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS.
As a tribute to the legendary Freddie I’ve created his likeness in amigurumi, capturing his essential awesomeness in yarn!
If you would like to make you very own Freddie you can get hold of the pattern for free by clicking the download button at the bottom of the page.
If you’ve enjoyed making Freddie please consider supporting the fantastic work of MPT by making a donation – just click the banner below.
Thank you so much for your generosity!
Even if you can’t afford to donate anything you are most welcome to download the pattern. Let’s spread the Freddie love all over the planet with the power of crochet!
Download Freddie Pattern by clicking the button below.
You’re very welcome to come on over to my Facebook Page and share your crocheted Freddie pictures. I would love to see how they turn out!
May 6, 2015 at 5:34 am
Would it be possible to buy one of these dolls from you? I am a rubbish knitter but know someone who would just love this! could make a donation to the foundation if possible? Please let me know, many thanks. Great work!
May 8, 2015 at 9:48 am
Hi Jen, I don’t currently have any for sale but I will consider making them in the future when I have a bit more time, so do keep an eye on my Facebook page. I will open an order book on there as soon as I can get organised.
June 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm
I would love to buy one also when u have some for sale. Thank You Audrey
May 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm
OK thanks for letting me know. I would definitely be interested when you are selling them 🙂
May 15, 2015 at 9:57 am
I’ll keep you posted!
May 27, 2015 at 11:26 pm
Hi Jen, would you mind if I made a few for sale with all proceeds going to the Mercury Trust fund
May 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm
That’s a great idea Kathy! Please feel free to make and sell as many as you like. Thank you!
May 30, 2015 at 3:34 am
Thank you Jen!
February 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm
Hi Kathy I know this is a post from last year I was wondering if you do make and sell these dolls still
June 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm
I’ve been happily crocheting away on this and wonder if there’s a mistake on the jacket colour? It says to use the White yarn, starting at the collar, which I did, but it didn’t change to Yellow until after row 13, which is the complete basic jacket shape. After that it says to switch to Yellow. Can you just clarify how many rows to do for the collar in White before switching to the Yellow, thanks.
June 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm
Well spotted and thanks for letting me know! It should say start in yellow. In fact the whole jacket is made in yellow and the white collar is added afterwards in the instructions for ‘Collar Top’ on page 8. Sorry for the confusion. I hope that’s clearer now. I’m off to ammend the pattern!
June 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm
PS I’ve done a few of your lovely patterns and they’ve all turned out beautifully.
June 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm
Glad to hear that 🙂
February 19, 2016 at 11:06 pm
Hi Jenny I know it is a long shot but do you still make this I cannot crochet and would love to buy one of rhese
February 19, 2016 at 11:16 pm
Hi Sharon, I’ve only made the one Freddie crochet doll, and very handsome he is too! Where are you? I’d not thought about selling to be honest. I don’t know if it’s ‘the done thing’ here?
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January 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm
Hi I’ve been crocheting the Freddie doll and I’m a little bit stuck on the shoes. In rnd 1. After crocheting blo in next 4 ch, it says 6sc in nxt chain before rotating. I’m stuck to where this ch is ? Please help lovely design btw.
January 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm
Hi! The chain with six sc in it is the last chain in the row (the first chain you made). So if you have seven chains in the foundation chain you skip the first ch (1st chain) make 3 sc in the next ch (2nd chain), then 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch (3rd,4th,5th and 6th chains). Now there should be one chain left at the end of your foundation chain (7th chain) and the 6 sc are all squeezed into there. Then rotate your work and sc in the other side of the chain back to where you began round 1. Does that make more sense? Let me know if you’re still not sure.
January 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm
Oh right. Get it now. I dunno I must just of got crocheters block. It so makes sense now. Thankyou 😁
January 30, 2016 at 9:43 am
No problem! Glad it’s all come clear 🙂
February 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm
hello, you can make a translation into Italian and publish it on my blog quoting your site?
February 22, 2016 at 10:22 pm
Hi Maria, I prefer to keep the patterns on my blog only so that people will come and visit my site to get their copy. I would be very happy to publish your translation on my blog though and then you could put a link back to me to download it. I could even make sure your blog address is on the front of the Italian language pattern along with your name as the official translator. Let me know if you are interested in that.
February 24, 2016 at 5:06 pm
ok, wen i finish the pattern in italian lenguage i will send you a message, can you leave me your contact?? thanks my contact is http://www.facebook.com/UncinettoPuntoCroce/ send me a private message
February 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm
That’s great, thanks a lot Maria. I can’t see how to private message you on Facebook (I might have missed something really obvious or maybe I need to download another app to make it work, I don’t know…) but you can message me at https://www.facebook.com/MojiMojiDesign and I will send you my email. Thanks again!
May 14, 2016 at 1:24 am
*wipes eyes* I’m not crying! it’s just… okay maybe I am… LOVED(and still do love) Queen’s music… Introduced to it Via Revenge of the Nerds, fell in love with we are the champions, and We will rock you… but i have to say this… “Wayne, i believe it’s time for a little Bohemian…” *cues up Bohemian rhapsody on her Ipod* yeah…. excuse me while i go re-live my childhood
May 16, 2016 at 9:54 am
Queen have that effect don’t they! Rock on!
June 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm
Hello, I LOVED making your Freddie (he really is fabulous), so much so that I used your pattern as a base to make a Brian May toy too! I thought you might like to take a look, the details are on my ravelry page
thanks so much for this pattern, brilliant stuff!
June 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm
I LOVE him! You’ve made an excellent job of the adaptation and the guitar rocks! Whenever I get requests for a Brian May doll pattern I’ll send them over to your Ravelry page to see your added notes 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!
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September 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm
Hi! I don’t know how to do the nose. Could you please help me with that?
October 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm
Hi Ana, the nose is just a few running stitches in flesh coloured yarn sewn parallel to each other to form the shape. Sew them from one side of the nose to the other and pull on the yarn so yu get a little ridged lump. Hope that’s clearer now!
December 1, 2016 at 2:16 am
Yes, thank you!
December 1, 2016 at 2:17 am
Yes, thank you!
November 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm
Hi Lynne, Glad you like my version of Freddie. How wonderful to have been there in person. You are very lucky! I don’y have any actual dolls for sale, I’m sorry to say. I really just concentrate on making new patterns. I hope you manage to find someone who can make you one. If I hear of anyone taking on commissions I’ll be sure to let you know.
November 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
It was absolutely great and I was lucky enough to have been at Live Aid the previous year which is why I had to see Queen again! Thanks very much for the reply. I will keep my eye out for a knitting genius!
November 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm
What great memories to have! Oh and this Freddie’s is crocheted by the way so your knitting friends may not necessarily be able to help 😉
November 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm
That last comment was from me again – I forgot to add my name!
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January 29, 2018 at 2:48 pm
Hi i have tried to down load feddie mercury but it wont down load plzzz help x
February 17, 2018 at 9:21 am
I’ve emailed you a copy just now 🙂
March 27, 2019 at 10:47 am
i would just love to have this pattern plz ,my hubby been going thought so much i think it would help a little
April 10, 2019 at 9:32 am
You should be able to access the pattern directly from the Freddie Mercury page by clicking on the download button. In case this is not working for you I have also emailed you a copy. I hope it has the effect of helping husband through a difficult time and I wish you well for all that you are going through x
April 6, 2019 at 1:44 pm
I had a question about the legs, are there supposed to be 17 or 18 rounds total, or is there a typo on leg one? It states rnd 2-18 and then the next line is rnd 17. I was just wanting some clarification, thank you!
April 10, 2019 at 9:13 am
Yes there is a typo on the legs. There are 18 rounds in total. I actually was quite sure I had updated that a while ago but something must have gone wrong with the latest upload. I have sent an updated copy to your email address. You can also now download the amended version directly from the Freddie page too. Thanks for pointing this out. I hope you enjoy crocheting the rest of him!
September 23, 2019 at 6:09 pm
Amazing thanks for the pattern.
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October 6, 2019 at 2:09 am
Thank you for this pattern! Freddy Mercury ❤
October 7, 2019 at 9:47 am
Hi!First of all thank you for this wonderful pattern! I just don’t understand one thing about the legs… on first round i have 15 stitches, including 3 chains, but from second round they should be 16 stitches. How? Maybe I skipped something?
October 8, 2019 at 1:50 pm
To Whom It May Concern: I love Freddy so much please could you e-mail me a copy of the up to date crochet pattern please. That’s if you don’t mind many, many thanks. Cheryl
December 25, 2019 at 10:34 am
Just want to say a big big thank you for making this pattern available.
I made for my daughter with pipe cleaners inside to make him posable.
It was so much fun to make.
January 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm
You’re welcome! I hope your daughter was thrilled with her crochet Freddie. The link to your Facebook is not working so I can’t see him. Do you have another link I could try?
January 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm
Yesterday, I hung my poster today….. today I begin. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. I have a few friends who are going to love this.
January 26, 2020 at 12:14 pm
I hope you enjoy making him!
January 26, 2020 at 1:05 am
Is there any way you would consider making patterns of the other three members of the band? My Freddie needs a Roger to party with, a Brian to fight with and a John to support and encourage. I gave him a cat but if you give Freddie a cat he just wants more. He needs a distraction and creative outlet lol
January 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm
It is something I would like to get around to one day. It would be nice to have the full set I agree. Oh and one cat is never enough lol!
February 25, 2020 at 8:53 pm
I can’t get the link to download😟
March 1, 2020 at 4:20 pm
I have sent a copy to your email so you should be able to download it from there now 😊
April 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm
I can’t get this to download, is there any chance that you could email me a copy of the pattern? I’ll make a donation@
May 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Sure (and sorry for the delay). I will send one off to you right now!
May 16, 2020 at 6:54 am
I can’t seem to download this pattern
July 23, 2022 at 6:59 pm
Hi I’d love to make this but I can’t download the pattern 🙁 is there any way you could email it to me please? Thank you so much
July 25, 2022 at 4:38 pm
Hi Cheryl, I’ve sent a copy to your email. I hope you enjoy hooking up your Freddie!
June 4, 2020 at 10:18 pm
I absolutely adore this freddie mercury, however I can’t get it to download, could I purchase the pattern?
July 13, 2020 at 10:56 am
No need to purchase one Gemma, I have just sent you a free copy to your email address. I hope you have fun making him!
June 18, 2020 at 2:25 pm
I did this and my 15 year old son, who is an absolute fan of Freddy, loved it so much!
July 13, 2020 at 10:51 am
Glad to hear your are spreading the Freddie Awesomeness down to the next generation!
September 11, 2020 at 3:55 pm
I love this pattern! I am a bit stuck on the legs,
Rnd 1Sc in each of next 12 st, 3 ch, skip next 12 st. (15 sts including 3 ch)(fig.2)
Continue crocheting in these 15 sts only, crocheting in the back loops only of the 3 ch:
Rnds 2-17 Sc in each st around. (16 rounds)
Am I supposed to crochet 12 st normal and then back loop only for the other 3, for the entire leg? Or is it just for the 2nd round?
September 14, 2020 at 8:42 am
Hi Sofia, yes, you should crochet only in the back loops of the three chain from round 1. All other stitches for the leg are crocheted in both loops as normal. I hope your freddie turns out well now!
December 8, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Hi. I love this pattern. Making it for Christmas for my dad! I’m super confused though. The shoulders don’t seem to be included in the pattern. It changes straight into white from the neck. So the body would be the same size as the neck?
December 9, 2020 at 11:56 am
Hi Megan, the neck has 12 sts in it at rounds 21-24. This enlarges to 24 sts over rounds 25-26. The shoulders are created by the tops of the arms when they are sewn to the body. I hope that is all a little clearer now!
May 10, 2021 at 11:09 am
HI – would it be okay to include this post in a crochet roundup I’m doing for a client (secretyarnstash.co.uk) with a link bakc to you? Thanks, Louisa
January 9, 2022 at 8:17 pm
Hello. First of all thanks for sharing Freddie’s pattern, my 10 year old niece loves him and her mom asked me to do it for her but I’m stuck on the jacket.
You may not read this because the pattern is from years ago but I’ll try my luck.
I don’t understand how to weave the straps. I do not understand if they are loose, starting with chain 10 and then returning with single crochet or where I should insert the needle to knit the single crochets back and forth.
Apologies for my English but I have used the translator. Hugs.
January 30, 2022 at 5:32 pm
I also can not download the Freddy pattern please can you help as I so much want to make him Thank-you
February 1, 2023 at 3:23 am
WOW- I am trying to download a pattern and for some reason having trouble. Anyway I thank you for all you have done and offering it for free. You are an AMAZING designer!
March 18, 2023 at 5:07 pm
Hi. First, I’d like to say thank you 🙏 for the free pattern of Freddie. That is very generous – sharing your talent. Your designs are brilliant! My oldest daughter is a big fan of Queen and I’m hoping to complete Freddie for her birthday in May.
I had no problem accessing the Freddie pattern on my iPad. I could not save it to my “Books” where I keep my pdf files, so i just bookmarked the pattern. It’s very easy to scroll through or to pick the page you need.
However, I started with the microphone and discovered an error … or redundant addition.☹️
Under “Grip”, the last line says “Leave the yarn tail attached at the end for the lead.” But then, under “Pole”, the 4th sentence says “Take a third length of Gray yarn and sew to the end of the microphone for the lead.” Why would this be necessary if the first yarn tail is already at the end of the microphone?
I love this pattern, so I’m hoping there are no other errors in the Freddie portion of the pattern. 🤔