Robin Pattern (Red Robin, Tim Drake)

18 Dec

So I made a Robin for my friend Glenn for Christmas. I had him pick out his favorite costume for Robin, and he chose a red costume- the Tim Drake Robin. I couldn’t find a pattern, so I had to make up my own (again). It was kind of a pain in the ass, but I really like how it turned out. (Even if Robin has some birthing hips.) This pattern could easily be altered using different colors to make different super heroes. I plan to test this theory out over time.

I’ve uploaded the pattern to my Ravelry account as a PDF and I’ll also add it after the jump here for those of you who don’t use Ravelry. And, if you don’t, I highly suggest that you start. It’s the best free knitting site I have ever found. There are so many patterns to choose from it is ridiculous. And a large amount of them are free, too. They also have crochet patterns for those of you who prefer one needle to two needles.

It’s a quick knit because I did it in garter stitch all the way up. The part that takes longest is putting it together and stuffing it. At least, that was how it felt to me!

Pattern after the jump! (Or use this link to the downloadable PDF)

Robin (Batman & Robin)

Created by Bethea Buchanan for UnrulyMuse

Materials:

□ 1 skein red

□ ½ skein black

□ Small amount of yellow

□ Small amount of white

□ Size 6 Needles

□ Polyfill

□ Yarn Needles

Notes:

  • Whole pattern is done in knit. You could probably do it in stockinette, but I liked the texture of garter stitch better. And I find it goes quicker.
  • When sewing pieces together you can use whatever method you are most comfortable with. I didn’t do anything fancy.
  • KFB = Knit front and back
  • SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit
  • M1R = Make 1 Right
  • M1L = Make 1 Left
  • K = Knit
  • BO = Bind Off

Body (make 2)

When creating the second piece of the body, knit 9 rows of black before switching to red. This will make sure the joining of the colors is seamless on both sides.

□ Using black, cast on 12

□ Knit 3 rows

□ K1, M1R, K10, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K12, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K14, M1L, K1

□ K 8 Rows

□ Switch to red and knit 21 rows

□ K1, M1R, K16, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K18, M1L, K1

□ K 1 Row

□ K1, M1R, K20, M1L, K1

□ K 14 Rows

□ SSK, K20, SSK

□SSK, K18, SSK

□ K 2 Rows

□ SSK (x2), K12, SSK (x2)

□ SSK (x2), K 8, SSK (x2)

□ SSK, K8, SSK

□ SSK, K6, SSK

□ SSK, K4, SSK

□ K 2 rows

□ Bind Off

Legs (make 4)

To make sure you have legs with seamless color joins, knit two following the pattern below. For the next two, knit 24 rows of red before switching to black.

□ Cast On 2

□ KFB, K1

□ K 3 Rows

□ KFB, K2

□ K 3 Rows

□ KFB, K3

□ K3 Rows

□ KFB, K4

□ K1 Row

□ KFB, K5

□ K1 Row

□ KFB, K6

□ K 23 Rows

□ Switch to Black, K 15 rows

□ SSK, K4, SSK

□ K 1 Row

□ SSK, K2, SSK

□ K 1 Row

□ Bind Off

Arms (make 4)

To make sure you have 4 arms with seamless color joins, knit two using the pattern below. And then knit two where you use 20 rows of red before joining black.

□ Cast On 2

□ KFB, K1

□ K 3 Rows

□ KFB, K2

□ K 3 Rows

□ KFB, K3

□ K 3 Rows

□ KFB, K4

□ K 19 Rows

□ Switch to Black, Knit 19 rows

□ SSK, K2, SSK

□ K1

□ Bind Off

Head (make 2)

I did this in white, but you can use a more flesh colored yarn if you have it laying around. Use black to embroider on eyes, mouth, and a nose.

□ Cast on 6

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K4, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K6, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K8, M1L, K1

□ K 2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K10, M1L, K1

□ K 15 Rows

□ SSK, K10, SSK

□ K 1 Row

□ SSK, K8, SSK

□ K1 Row

□ SSK, 6, SSK

□ K1 Row

□ Bind Off

Black Circle Emblem (for the R)

□ Cast On 4

□ K2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K2, M1L, K1

□ K2 Rows

□ K1, M1R, K4, M1L, K1

□ K2 Rows

□ SSK, K4, SSK

□ K2 Rows

□ SSK, K2, SSK

□ K 1 Row

□ Cast Off

Accessories (mask, etc.)

□ (Mask) Using black, cast on 2, and knit in icord. Knit long enough to loop around the eyes and join together in the back.

□ (Yellow Rectangles on Front) Using yellow, knit 2 rectangles to stitch onto the front torso. Cast on 4, and knit until desired length.

□ (Belt) Using yellow, cast on 4. Knit until it is long enough to join together around the waist.

□ (Cape) Cast on 20 and knit until desired width/length

□ (Hair) Make a black pom pom of desired size.

Putting it All Together

  • Stitch the arms, legs, and head to the body. Make sure you have the seamless sides facing forward.
  • Stitch the circle to the chest of what will be the front of your Robin. Then sew yellow around the circle to outline it. Sew and “R” into the center of the circle.
  • Attach the yellow rectangles to the torso of the front.
  • Place the two bodies together, and make sure they match up, with the front facing out and the seamless back facing out.
  • Stitch the legs together, and then stuff the legs.
  • Sew up the bottom of his black briefs and sew the sides together up to the armpits. Stuff the torso.
  • Sew together the arms.
  • Stuff the arms.
  • Sew shoulders together and stuff the shoulders.
  • Sew the head together, leaving the top open.
  • Stuff the head, then sew up the top.
  • Wrap the belt around the waist of the doll and sew the ends of it together.
  • Wrap the mask around the eyes and head, stitching the ends together on the back of the head.
  • Sew the pom-pom to the top of the head for Robin’s hair.
  • Wrap the corners of the cape around Robin’s neck and sew them together to attach the cape to the doll.
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