Odin the Viking Crochet Pattern

I love me a man with a beard.

A few weeks ago, I shared a pattern I found for this cute gnome-inspired Santa Claus…and I was instantly inspired to create another bearded cuddle buddy.

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Inspired by 1dogwoof’s pattern for the Santa Gnome crochet pattern, this Odin the Viking sports a flaming orange beard instead and has a horned Viking helmet as well.

Again, I take no FULL CREDIT for this pattern, as it was inspired from the pattern of another blogger.  The hat portion was written by me, but the remaining instructions are similar to that of the Santa, with just different colored yarn.

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I used fluffy brown yarn for the belt, shoe ties, and mitten brims, then used thick orange yarn for the beard which I unraveled to give it that bushy look. For the mustache, I used the same technique to insert yarn for the beard, however, I inserted it into the bottom of the nose, then cut the yarn short to form the mustache.

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In Norse culture, Odin is a man of many contradictions. He’s a war god, but a poetry god. He’s worshiped by those in search of honor and nobility, but is also often portrayed as a trickster. It’s no surprise then that this doll should share that name, as his rough exterior is mirrored only by the fact that he’s a great cuddler!

Odin the Viking Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Tan yarn
  • Dark grey yarn
  • Brown yarn
  • Pink/Peach yarn
  • White yarn
  • Fiberfill
  • 4 mm. crochet hook

Instructions:

BODY

Round 1: (in TAN) Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into next st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 2 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (24)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (30)

Round 6: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 4 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (36)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 5 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (42)

Round 8: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (42)

Round 9: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 6 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (48)

Round 10: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 7 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (54)

Round 11: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (54)

Round 12: (in DARK GREY) Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 8 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (60)

Round 13: (in BROWN) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (60)

Round 14: (in BROWN) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (60)

Round 15: (in DARK GREY) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (60)

Round 16-19: (in TAN) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (60)

Round 20: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 8 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (54)

Round 21: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (54)

Round 22: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 7 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (48)

Round 23: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (48)

Round 24: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 6 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (42)

Round 25: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (42)

Round 26: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 5 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (36)

Round 27: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (36)

Start stuffing the body.

Round 28: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 4 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (30)

Round 29: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (24)

Round 30: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 2 st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (18)

Round 31: Ch 1. Work [1 sc next st, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Finish stuffing the body before closing off.

Round 32: Ch 1. Work 1 sc2tog 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (6)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull yarn through last stitch. Sew yarn end into the front loop of each of the 6 st around. Pull tight to close the circle. Fasten off.

FEET: (WORKED IN SEAMED ROUNDS)
MAKE 2

Round 1: (in DARK GREY) Ch 4. Work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook. Work 1 sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch (turns the corner), 1 sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. (8)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 5 st, 2 sc in each of next 2 st. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Round 3: Ch 2. Work [1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (24)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 8 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (32)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (32)

Round 6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 6 st, 2 sc2tog, 6 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 6 st. Join with sl st to first sc. (22)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 5 st, 2 sc2tog, 2 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 5 st. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Round 8-10: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Stuff the shoe just enough to fill it out.

Round 11-17: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Round 18 (WHITE) : Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Round 19-32 (TAN): Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (16)

Stuff leg lightly.

Round 33: Ch 1. Work 1 sc2tog 8 times. Join with sl st to first st. (8)

Squeeze round together and align stitches. Insert hook through all 4 loops and work 1 sc. Repeat for the next 2 st. Fasten off and cut a long tail.

Wrap brown yarn around boot as desired. Secure with knot.

ARMS: (WORKED IN SEAMED ROUNDS)
MAKE 2

Round 1: (in WHITE) Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into next 3 st, 2 sc into next st] 3 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (15)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 1 sc2tog] 3 times. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Round 6: (in BROWN) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Round 7-10: (in TAN) Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Round 11: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 4 st, 1 sc2tog] 2 times. Join with sl st to first st. (10)

Round 12-14: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (10)

Round 15: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each of next 4 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 4 st. Join with sl st to first st. (9)

Round 16-17: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (9)

Stuff the arm lightly.

Squeeze round together and align stitches. Work 4 sc across to close off. Fasten off and cut a long tail.

NOSE: (WORKED IN SEAMED ROUNDS)

Round 1: (in PINK/PEACH) Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into next 3 st, 2 sc into next st] 3 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (15)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. (15)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 1 sc2tog] 3 times. Join with sl st to first st. (12)

Stuff the nose.

Round 6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc2tog 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (6)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull yarn through last stitch. Sew yarn end into the front loop of each of the 6 st around. Pull tight to close the circle. Fasten off.

HAT:

Round 1: (in DARK GREY) Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into next st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (18)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 2 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (24)

Round 6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (24)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (30)

Round 8: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (30)

Round 9: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 4 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (36)

Round 10: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (36)

Round 11: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 5 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (42)

Round 12-13: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (42)

Round 14: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 6 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (48)

Round 15: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (48)

Round 16: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 7 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (54)

Round 17: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st. around. Join with sl st to first sc. (54)

Round 18: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving long tail.

HORNS
MAKE 2

(WHITE) Work 4 sc in magic circle (4)

Row 2: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 3 st. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 4 st. (6)

Row 4: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 5 st. (7)

Row 5: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 6 st. (8)

Row 6: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 7 st. (9)

Row 7: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 8 st. (10)

Row 8: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 9 st. (11)

Row 9: 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in remaining 10 st. (12)

Row 10 (DARK GREY): 2 sc. in each st. around. sl. st. to beginning st. (24). Bind off, leaving long tail.

Stuff horns.

ASSEMBLY:

Sew horns onto helmet with curves pointed in.

Sew legs to body, positioning them right under the belt of the Viking.

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Sew arms to side of body so fur brim of mittens lines up just under fur of belt.

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Sew hat to head.

Sew nose to body, positioning nose right in the middle of line where hat and body meet.

BEARD:

Using lark’s knots, attach thick orange yarn body, moving in concentric half-circles around bottom of nose. Carefully separate strands, if desired, to get bushy beard.

For braids, I left three yarn strands as is on each side of beard, then braided them together. I used some leftover brown yarn to tie off the braids.

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Repeat for mustache, inserting yarn into bottom of nose, unraveling yarn, then cutting short to form mustache.

Trim beard and mustache as needed.

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3 responses to “Odin the Viking Crochet Pattern

  1. Carrie

    Very cute! Needs better pics of making the different pieces, though. Had a hard time with the body. 😦

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