Wall-E

My kids have recently become enamored of the Disney movie, Wall-E. My daughter started saying she wanted an “Eva” and my son said he wanted Wall-E. I found an Eve pattern that I liked (I’ll be doing that up next) but there were few Wall-E patterns, so I figured I’d give it a go on my own.

Some parts of this pattern are subjective. I’ve given definitive numbers, but the treads and the eye casings are going to depend on you. For the tread, what you’ll probably want to do is assemble the wheel bits first (there’s a picture of just the wheel pieces at the end), then just crochet however many rows it takes to wrap completely around the assembled wheel bits. Try not to overlap too much or your tread will get all bunched up somewhere when you attach it to the wheels.
You may decide that you need your eye casings bigger around. I made mine so that they would fit snugly over the eyes, but if they’re not big enough for you, just add more ch in your foundation ch (try 18) and continue with the pattern with the slightly bigger round.

If I were to make him all over again, I would  center the wheels more on the body, and I would make a square rectangle out of gray for the control panel on the front. But my son was getting pretty desperate for him, so he’s pretty much done for now. Hopefully I can get better pictures of the hands later.

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Big wheel (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
4) in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
5-6) in both loops, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
7) in back loops only, ch 1, *sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (12)
stuff
8) in both loops, ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Medium wheel (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
4-5) in both loops, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
stuff
6) in back loops only, ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Small wheel (make 4)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (6)
3-4) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Tread (make 2)
1) ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (5)
2-35ish) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5)
break yarn, finish off

Body bottom, top, and back side (make 3)
1) ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (14)
2-14) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (14)
break yarn, finish off

Striped body side (make 3)
1) ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (14)
2-11) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (14)
12-13) with gray ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (14)
14) with yellow ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (14)
break yarn, finish off

Arm (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (9)
3-11) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (9)
break yarn, finish off

Wrist (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2-6) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Fingers (make 6)
1) ch 3, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook (2)
2-7) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (2)
break yarn, finish off

Neck
1) ch 12, join with sl st to form ring. ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl
st (12)
2-6) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
7) in back loops only, ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Eyes (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) with gray in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st
(12)
4-15) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
stuff
16) ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed

Pupils (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off

Eye Casings (make 2)
1) ch 15, join with sl st to form a ring, sc in each sc around, join with sl st
(15)
2-5) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (15)
break yarn, finish off

Assembly
Assemble each wheel piece as shown, keep in mind that they are opposite to each other.
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Sew the first and last row of each tread together to form rings. Attach the tread around each wheel unit. Sew three striped sides and one solid side to bottom of body to form a box. Sew sides together. Sew top of body onto sides to complete box, stuff before sewing completely closed. Solid side is the back. Attach wheel and tread units to sides of body. Insert and attach wrists inside open ends of arms, then attach arms to sides of body. Attach three fingers to each hand, two on top and one on the bottom. Sew on neck. Sew pupils on eyes. Insert and attach eyes into eye casings as shown, then attach eye units together, then attach completed eye unit to neck.

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13 responses to “Wall-E

  1. Maria E. Morgan

    You did another great job! I’d be interested in seeing your Eva, too. Keep up the great work!!!!

  2. He looks great!

  3. My son will love this! Thank you so much!

  4. Thanks for a great pattern. This will be a good “big brother” present for our grandson when his baby sister arrives in a couple of days 🙂
    Took your construction advice and centered the wheel assembly plus added the front panel in gray. Wanting to keep Wall-E’s square shape, I went to my local craft store and bought a 3″x14″x14″ dense foam seat cushion and cut a portion of it. Used some rolled fun foam inserted in the neck to add some stability there. Attached neck unit by sewing through cube using a long tatting needle.
    Looking forward to grandson adding this to his stuffed robot horde 🙂
    Thanks again!

  5. What size crochet hook did you use for this pattern?

  6. I’ve made an EVE for my grandson from someone else but my grandson which is five is now getting to me about where is Wall-E so I am going to start one from your pattern, the problem is what size needle ???? you didn’t say. PLEASE HELP LOL. This nana going nuts here.

    • Whatever size will give you a tight stitch so it’ll hold in the stuffing. If you did EVE with worsted weight, and you’re using worsted weight for this, use whatever hook you used for EVE. I think I made mine with a G (maybe an F, don’t remember), but if I was going to make it today I’d probably use an E, just because I crochet much more tightly now.

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