Free crochet pattern: David Tennant Big and Cuddly

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New free pattern! David Tennant Big and Cuddly
I really should be in bed - but I wanted to post this up right away!

Hope you like it! Any feedback welcome!
Click on the above image to start the PDF download, or download it from the patterns page

Plushie measures 36cm (14in) tall, with an arm span of 27cm (10.5in), size will vary with different 8ply yarn varieties

Hope you enjoy creating him.
Would love to see pics of anything you create from this pattern!

Other patterns in the Big and Cuddly series

View David Tennant pattern page on

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  1. I want to make this so bad! I cannot crochet anywhere near well enough to do it though! Sigh!

  2. Hi! I saw a link to this on Livejournal. This looks absolutely fantastic! I'm going to start making one tonight :D Thanks so much for sharing the pattern as well as the cute piccie!

  3. V. cute. Thanks for sharing how to make this. Quick question, what is the weight of the yarn you used?


  4. @tanya
    Hi Tanya, I generally use
    DK weight (8 ply (11 wpi)), but mgrande's plushie which you can see at the bottom of this post: ( used Aran weight (10 ply (8 wpi)) and it turned out lovely too.

    I would just stress the need to be consistent across the whole plushie, I made one with a mix of the two and the coat didn't fit as well as it does if you use consistent weight.

    Will look forward to seeing him if you create one :)

  5. @PixelatedMushroom

    Thanks for the info and I will be sure to share how he turned out when I get comfortable enough at crocheting... my sister is currently trying to teach me. Wish me luck!

  6. @tanya
    cool! i'm sure you'll have lots of fun learning :) should be an easy pattern to start with - let me know if you have any troubles - good luck! ^_^

  7. I just found all these doctor who patterns, and they have MADE MY YEAR! I love amigurumi and I am shamelessly obsessed with Doctor Who. I have that "Have you hugged you timelord today?" background, and I've been despairing that I in fact have not hugged my timelord. Now I can make my own huggable-lovable Doctors and Tardises (That really can't be pluralized can it...) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :D

  8. This is absolutely perfect! Tennant is most definitely my doctor, and your plushie looks great. Thanks so much for posting this!

  9. Thanks for posting this fantastic pattern! I just got all the supplies for it, but I have a few questions on the pattern. I'm still learning on reading patterns, so please bear with me. :)

    When doing the magic circle, do you close off each round with a slip stitch, or do you just keep going?

    Second, when decreasing, what method should I use, skipping a stitch or pulling through 3 loops over two stitches?

    Thanks for any help!

  10. Hi Amanda,
    yay, hope you'll enjoy the pattern!

    1. you don't need to close each row with a slip st, when you get to the end of the row just place your marker and start the new row :)

    2. I use the 3 loops over 2 decrease ( ) :)

    Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions along the way! Happy crocheting! :)

  11. I made a River Song using your pattern for my friend's birthday! :)

    Here's the link to my Craftster post, with credit to you, of course!

    :) Let me know what you think!

  12. omg! How awesome :D would you mind if I posted a pic up for everyone to see? *runs off to crafster to comment there too*

  13. Haha, that'd be awesome! Thanks so much! It's a great pattern to work with :)

  14. Yay :) thanks! I'll probably post a pic up for next week's wednesday wonder ^_^

    If you wrote down what you did, and are interested in doing something like the rose pattern-add-on that would be cool so others can make a river too ^_^


  15. Hello again!

    Things are going well! I do have a question. Could you clarify what lines 10 and 19 in the head pattern mean? Thanks!!

  16. Hi Amanda,
    sure, I'll do my best to make it a bit clearer:

    Row 10)
    - make single crochets in the first and the second stitches of the row

    - make an increase in the third stitch of the row

    - (make single crochets into the next ten stitches, then an increase) <-repeat this step until you reach the end of the row and don't worry if it ends in the middle of a repeat

    Row 19)
    - make single crochets in the first and the second stitches of the row

    - make a decrease which joins the 3rd and 4th stitches of the row

    - (make single crochets into the next ten stitches, then a decrease) <-repeat this step until you reach the end of the row and don't worry if it ends in the middle of a repeat

    I hope this helps! Let me know if it doesn't and I'll draw you a chart that might help :)

    Happy crocheting!

  17. I am a huge Doctor Who fan, as are many of my friends, so when I saw this pattern, I immediately resolved to learn the art of crochet. ^<^ After learing my basics, I'm planning on making two Tennants and a Smith for my friends. I was wondering though, as I am having some difficulties finding 8ply yarn in my town, And also I'm a teenager with a limited fund, if I could use a different yarn, such as RedHeart or the like? I'm a noob, so have mercy on my unknowing soul. ;) Thank you for your help!

    -Baylee, the NowhereGirl

  18. @BayleeW

    Hello :)
    so happy the pattern has inspired you to learn crochet :) there's a lot of doctor who stuff out there for you one you can do it :p

    RedHeart is definitely fine :) if you're finding it a bit hard to pull through each loop, try going up one hook size to account for the yarn being a bit thicker than 8ply. with the plushies though it doesn't matter too much :)

    Zanooka made this guy using RedHeart and based on the big and cuddly pattern, and he turned out really well :)

  19. Thank you so much for the information and link, ma'am! I must say you were made of awesome. :D I am so excited to start on plushies of my very own.

  20. Hi! Um...I wanted to know, to do the hair, how many times should you wrap the yarn around the card? :S

    Also, this pattern is great. ^^ I'm gonna make my friend one for christmas. Thank you for posting it. ^^


  21. @Rae
    Hello! sorry I didn't make this more exact - it changed depending on the thickness of yarn and how tightly the head is stuffed.

    I just wrapped the strands closely next to eachother until it covered about 2inches of card (as pictured in the pattern), then I held it over the head of my plushie to see that it would have good coverage of the head. If not, I wrapped a bit more. You can always give it a good trim later too.

    Hope this helps a bit! and you've got a lucky friend, I'm sure they'll love it :)

  22. @PixelatedMushroom
    Hi. ^^ It's quite alright. Thank you muchly for replying. It helps alot! I was kinda just...blank about it before. XD *is very grateful*

    Thank you again! Haha, I'm terrified she won't, to be honest. XD I always seem to mess up my plushies...especially with the arms and legs. ^^;

  23. Hi, I have made this cute little guy in his blue suit. I love Dr Who! I have posted my finished Tennant on my blog:

  24. Hey again, I thought you might like to see some of my other creations from your pattern:

  25. Hi Just wanted to thank you for this pattern its so much fun. My first plushie! I will be using this pattern to make myself some star trek characters too with credit to you :)