The Babadook – Free Pattern

The Babadook – Free Pattern

 the babadook picture

Next in my series of mini movie monsters we have The Babadook from the movie of the same name. Your finished little monster will be about 5″ from top of his hat to the end of his outfit.

I find him super cute and not creepy at all. Again not tested, so let me know if you have problems. Coming soon we should have Jason, Michael Myers, Pennywise and Twisty. At least that is my 1st 6. I’ve sketched 6 more. I’m working on Ghostface now. I had to rework him as he looked too much like Jack Skellington.


I love this yarn Black

I love this yarn in Antique White

9 mm safety eyes
Size E crochet hook

Large eye blunt needle




SC – Single Crochet

Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch

DEC – SC two stitches together
BLO – Back loops only

FLO – Front Loops only

Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.



Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.


I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.


Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at




In Black, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Round 5: In BLOs (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].

Round 6-9: 4 rows SC [30 per row].

Round 10: (13 SC, DEC) 2 times [28]. Round 11: (5 SC, DEC) 4 times [24].

Round 12: (4 SC, DEC) 4 times [20].

Round 13: (8 SC, DEC) 2 times [18].

Round 14: SC row [18].

Round 15: SC row [18].

Fasten off. Stuff and set aside.



In Black, Attach with a slip stitch to the unused loops from Round 5.

(Ch 3, SC in 2nd Stitch, SC, Slip St to next stitch in Round 5) Repeat 9 times.


Fasten off.


EYE PATCHES (make 2)

In Antique White, Ch 2

Round 1:  6 SC in 2nd Chain from Hook Join with a Slip Stitch to make a circle [6].

Fasten off.

Insert Eye posts through center.




In Black, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (5 SC, INC) 3 times [21].

Round 5: (6 SC, INC) 3 times [24].

Rounds 6-8: 3 rows SC [24 stitches each row].

Stop here and insert safety eyes that were already through the eye patches. Embroier Mouth in Antique White using one straight stitch and two little straight stitches.Start stuffing.

Round 9: (6 SC, DEC) 3 times [21].

Round 10: (5 SC, DEC) 3 times [18].

Round 11: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].

Fasten off. Attach to Body.




In Brown, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: SC in BLOs [18].

Round 5: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].

Round 6: SC row [18].


Round 7: In FLOs (INC, SC) 6 times [18].

Round 8: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Round 9: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].

Fasten off. Weave in ends.



Wrap Black yarn around your hand for 6 wraps. Cut to have 6 pieces for hair. Attach to every other unused loop from Row Round 7. Let Dangle.


Sew Hat to the top of the head through the brim.








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