For those not in the know, Doctor Who is a long standing popular British sci-fi television show, produced by the BBC. Originally airing from 1963-1989, the show regained popularity when it was revived in 2005.
Loved by science fiction fans world-wide, the renewed interest in the show has spawned a new generation of fans, ones who revel in their fandom by crafting representations of their favorite characters in different forms and mediums, including crochet.
There are many free Doctor Who patterns available online, if you are inclined to spend some time looking. Otherwise, I've collected some of the best Doctor Who crochet patterns available, and complied them into this hub for ease of access. There links to many great patterns below, including patterns for creating Doctor dolls, your own TARDIS, or your favorite aliens or monsters from the show.
Follow the blue links below to access the patterns.
Doctors, Doctors, Everywhere
You'll never travel alone again, once you crochet yourself a Doctor doll. There are patterns for many different Doctors, and maybe even your favorite.
- Mini Doctors: This free mini Doctor pattern by Pixelated Mushroom features patterns for every Doctor, in miniature form. So cute, you'll probably want to make them all. Follow the link on her website to the free Ravelry download of this pattern.
- The Ninth Doctor: When the Doctpr Who series restarted in 2005, Christopher Eccleston graced us with his presence as the ninth Doctor, giving the Doctor a bit of a bad boy feel. A roll forever memorialized in crochet form, with this free pattern.
- The Tenth Doctor: Then came David Tennant as the tenth Doctor. Quirky, cheeky, and talkative, it's this Doctor who is known for his technobabbly explanations, such as "a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff." Available as a free Ravelry download, you must have a Ravelry account to access this pattern.
- The Eleventh Doctor: This is the most current reincarnation of the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith. He loves fez's and bow ties, as evidenced in the picture. Available as a free Ravelry download, you must have a Ravelry account to access this pattern.
TARDIS as far as the eye can see
The TARDIS, or Time and Relative Dimention in Space, is the Doctor's time machine and spacecraft, allowing him to travel through time and space. While it's exterior may look like a blue police box, I assure you it's definitely much bigger on the inside. The blue box is an iconic image for Doctor Who fans everywhere.
- Plush TARDIS: This plush TARDIS pattern is available for free from Army of Owls.
- TARDIS Crochet Chart: This free crochet chart can help you add the TARDIS to one of your crochet designs. Perfect for hats and beanies.
- TARDIS Purse: Carry the TARDIS with you always, with this colorful purse pattern.
- TARDIS Scarf: This scarf pattern features the words Police Public Call Box in white, and is very reminiscent of the TARDIS and the Doctor. Works out to be 25 rows wide x 153 rows long. Pattern can be doubled for an extra long scarf.
- TARDIS Blanket Chart: This crochet blanket chart is located on a Swedish site, but you don't need to know another language to decipher this chart. (If you want to know what the site says, allow Google to translate it for you.) Follow the links below the image to the free PDF pattern.
Aliens and Monsters
Doctor Who wouldn't be complete without it's cast of aliens and monsters. So weird and creepy, they get under our skin and are the ones we love to hate. Why not immortalize your favorite Dr. Who alien or monster in crochet?
- Adipose: These oddly adorable, white alien creatures are baby Adipose, composed from human fat, a process which if accelerated, kills its human host. Make your own baby Adipose from yarn, and you won't have to worry about any unintended host side effects. Available as a free Ravelry download, you must have a Ravelry account to access this pattern.
- Dalek Amigurumi Pattern: Exterminate! You'll be shouting this all day while you whip up this classic 1970s Dalek in amigurumi form. Who said a Dalek couldn't be cute? Available as a free Ravelry download, you must have a Ravelry account to access this pattern.
- Dalek Egg Cozy: Create your own army of Daleks, and let them have fun with your breakfast, with this cute Dalek egg cozy pattern. Available as a free Ravelry download, you must have a Ravelry account to access this pattern.
Last but not least, we can't forgot some of the Doctor's fabulous accessories.
- Fez Toilet Paper Hider: Spruce up your bathroom, eleventh Doctor style with this fez toilet paper roll cover.
- Sonic Screwdriver (A): This is a crochet replica of the newer sonic screwdriver, featuring the little claws on the side.
- Sonic Screwdriver (B): This sonic screwdriver pattern more closely resembles the tenth Doctor's screwdriver.
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DEBBIE on November 07, 2020:
Thank you for all the work that you have done to make all of these patterns. My husband is a major Dr. WHO fan. He just about all but 2 or 3 of the DVD's yet to get. LOL one of our first dates was at my place and we watched Peter Davidson and I was hooked.
Myra Graham on August 07, 2017:
I'd love to knit or crochet the tardis blanket for my granddaughter
JulieStrier (author) from Apopka, FL on April 21, 2013:
Heheh No problem. Glad I could help!
Mel Flagg COA OSC from Rural Central Florida on April 20, 2013:
OMG, I've been looking for a TARDIS crochet pattern forever!! THANK YOU!!! I can't wait to make the plush TARDIS and the blanket! That David Tennant Doll is just too cute (love David Tennant - best. doctor. ever!) :D
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on March 02, 2013:
Those are adorable ideas for Dr Who fans.
JulieStrier (author) from Apopka, FL on February 06, 2013:
No problem. Anything to help my fellow Whovian! Enjoy.
DRockell from Portland, Oregon on February 06, 2013:
This is fantastic! Thanks for putting these patterns all in one place for us. :)
Kiera G from Australia on October 04, 2012:
I love it! Great ideas