Captain Marvel


Inspired by the Marvel ultimate female superhero, say hello to Captain Marvel!

This pattern details how to create, step by step, your own female superhero, inspired by Marvel’s Captain Marvel. The figure is able to stand up by itself and its head is pivotable due to having a crochet ball joint. There is also the option to use wire or pipe cleaners through the arms to make her posable. So you can have a lot of fun creating superhero poses!

The figure is worked up in regular sports weight yarn, and any brand will do. Just pick those vivid comic book colours.

But first a few details:

Termnology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished pirate figures measure approx. 17 cm.

What you’ll need:

  • Sports Yarn (blue, yellow, red and beige)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes (x2)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Steel wire or pipe-cleaner for the arms (opt)

As you can see in the gallery below, the head can move around. This is because the body is worked up in one piece with a ball joint at the top, which sits inside a ‘socket’ within the separate head piece. Sound complicated? It’s really not! And the pattern takes you through the process step by step with plenty of pictures. So the head can move left to right, and tilt up and down – without any need for plastic parts or wire.

The pattern also takes you through using wire or pipe cleaners to give the arms movement as well, but this is entirely optional.

In terms of difficulty, the majority of the pattern is worked in single crochet stitches, with increases and decreases. If you are used to amigurumi patterns then this will be worked up in no time at all! There’s nothing a moderate beginner can’t handle. But if you are new to crochet and want to make sure you are familiar with all the stitches used before committing to purchase, the stitches and terms used are listed below:

  • Magic ring
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
  • Invisible decrease (single crochet decrease stitch worked in the back loops)
  • Slip stitch

The pattern is available to purchase from our Ravelry store

Happy crocheting!

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