Crocheted Olympic Torch

Categories: Kid Friendly, Crochet

Make an Olympic Torch.  With the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a little Olympic themed project and since the torch is one of the most iconic symbols of the Olympics I decided to make that.  This Olympic Torch is made amigurumi style, single crochet in a spiral. The torch is made and stuffed and then the flame is made separately and sewn on top, only the center, red, portion of the flame is stuffed. This torch could be a fun addition to Olympic party decor, or something for the kids to play with as they get excited to watch the Olympics.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
worsted weight yarn in- gray, red, orange, yellow
H crochet hook
scissors
yarn needle

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Instructions

  • torch handle

Step One

Make the handle of the torch:

with gray yarn and H hook start with magic ring and work in a continuous round

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (5 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (6 sc)

Round 4: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (7 sc)

Round 5: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (8 sc)

Round 6: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (9 sc)

Round 7: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (10 sc)

Round 8: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (11 sc)

Round 9: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (12 sc)

Round 10: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (13 sc)

Round 11: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (14 sc)

Round 12: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (15 sc)

Round 13: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (16 sc)

Round 14: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (17 sc)

Round 15: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (18 sc)

Round 16: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (19 sc)

Round 17: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (20 sc)

Round 18: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (21 sc)

Round 19: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (22 sc)

Round 20: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (23 sc)

Round 21: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (24 sc)

Round 22: 2 sc in first stich, 1 sc in each remaining stitch (25 sc)

Rounds 23-27: 1 sc in each stitch (25 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn

  • torch top

Step Two

Make top of the torch:

with gray yarn and H hook start with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 5 sc (5 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (10 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (15 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (20 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (25 sc)

Top is finished but do not cut yarn

  • torch assembly

Step Three

Attach the top to the handle:

Stuff the handle of the torch, you can add more stuffing as needed as you stitch the top on.

Place the top in the opening on top of the torch and crochet together working through both the handle and the top.

Round 1: 1 sc in each stitch working through both layers (25 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (37 sc)

Finish off and weave in end

  • red flame

Step Four

Make center (red) flame:

with red yarn and H hook start with magic ring:

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)

Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 8: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 9: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 10-11: 1 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 12:  [sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (9 sc)

Round 13: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] repeat around (6 sc)

Round 14: sc2tog around (3 sc)

Finish off, weave in end

  • orange flame

Step Five

Make second layer (orange) flame:

With orange yarn and H hook, begin with a ch loop

Ch 12, join

Round 1: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (30 sc)

Round 4-7: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 8: ch 4, working down ch- slip stitch in first ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip next 2 stitches from previous round, slip stitch in next 2 stitches, ch 6, working down ch same as before work the following (sl, sl, sc, sc, hdc, dc), skip the next  2 stitches, slip stitch in next 2, sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches, dc in next stitch, ch 3, slip stitch to next stitch, ch 6, work the following in ch, (sl, sl, sc, sc, hdc, dc), skip next 2 stitches, slip stitch in next 2, ch 7, work the following in ch (sl, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, tr) skip next 3, sl, ch 3, work the following in ch, (sc, hdc, dc), skip 2, slip stitch

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

  • yellow flame

Step Six

Make outside (yellow) flame layer:

make 2 large and 3 small flames:

with yellow yarn and H hook begin with magic ring

Small flame:

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: ch 4, working in ch, slip stitch, sc, hdc, dc, skip next 2 stitches from previous round, slip stitch in next 2 stitches

Finish off leaving tail for sewing

Large flame:

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: ch 4, working in ch, slip stitch, sc, hdc, dc, skip next 2 stitches from previous round, slip stitch in next 2 stitches

Finish off leaving tail for sewing

  • orange and red flame
  • attaching yellow flame

Step Seven

Attach the layers of your flame by first inserting the red section inside of the orange and stitching a couple of times to secure. Then place the yellow pieces around the outside and stitch them in place.

  • flame on torch

Step Eight

Finally, sew the flame section onto the top of your torch.