Free Wizard of Oz Tin Man Crochet Pattern

Tin Man

Did you know that the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz has a real name? It’s Nick Chopper, a logger from the Land of Oz who was unfortunate enough to get on the bad side of the Wicked Witch of the East, who enchanted his axe into chopping off his limbs. After losing a limb, Chopper replaced it with a prosthetic made from tin until his whole body consisted of tin — minus, as we all know, a heart.

I always loved watching the Tin Man in the movie get overly emotional at everything despite his lack of heart. Don’t you think it’s interesting that the three things Dorothy’s companions lacked (brains, heart, and courage) when combined into one person are pretty much the essential qualities to being a good person?

Anyhow, here’s another free crochet pattern for you, my amigurumi rendition of the Tin Man. Enjoy!

Materials

  • Worsted weight (4-ply) yarn (any type) in gray and black
  • G hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Black doll eyes (small)
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Sewing needle and black embroidery floss (or you can use a double or triple strand of black thread)

Project Notes

All rounds are worked in spiral (without joining). Stuff each part firmly as you go. Gauge is not important with amigurumi. The larger the hook and thicker the yarn, the larger the doll, and vice versa. Stuff each part firmly as you go. Check out my abbreviations page if you need help reading this pattern.

Head (worked from bottom up)
Rnd 1: With gray, make 6 sc in magic ring (leave long tail for sewing)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc in nxt, inc in nxt) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: (1 sc in each of nxt 2 sts, inc in nxt) repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, inc in nxt) repeat around (30)
Rnds 6 – 9: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 10: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (24)
Rnd 11: (1 sc in each of next 2 sts, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (18) Stuff head and place eyes now
Rnd 12: (1 sc in nxt st, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (12)
Rnd 13-14: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 15: dec around (6)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 17: dec around (3)
Rnd 18: Ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in any of the 3 sts from Rnd 17 to anchor the point. Fasten off, weave in end.

Body
Rnd 1: With gray, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc in nxt, inc in nxt) around (18)
Rnd 4: Working in BLO, sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 5-9: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 10: Working in BLO, (sc, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (12)
Rnd 11: dec around (6) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (make 2)
Rnd 1: With gray, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 5: sc in nxt 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc (6 sts)
Rnd 6: sc in each sc around (6)
To join legs: Make one leg through rnd 6, and fasten off. Make other leg, and do not fasten off after rnd 6; instead, sc in the first sc (next sc after last sc worked) on the first leg (the one you fastened off) and in each sc around that leg. Then sc in each sc on the other leg. Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)
Rnd 1: With gray, make 4 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2-7: sc in each sc around (4)
Rnd 8: 2 dc in each of nxt 3 sc, sl st in last sc. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

Assembly

  1. Use black yarn to embroider smile on face.
  2. Use black embroidery floss (or multi-strand of black thread) to embroider lines around point on head and one vertical line down middle front of the body. Make French knots along the vertical line to resemble bolts.
  3. Sew head, arms, and legs to body.
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