Crochet Fighter Jet Plane – Free Pattern

Hello everyone. Can you remember way back in the day when Top Gun first came out? I bloody loved the film even though I’m not a  fan of Tom Cruise (it was alway Iceman for me). The main plane in the film was the iconic F-14 Tomcat. I only learnt this fact recently when a friend asked me to make her a crochet fighter jet plane based on the film for her young son.

He loves the film, and knows all about the F-14 so it had to be a convincing  crochet fightet jet plane. I’m glad to report he gave the finished plabe his full seal of approval.

A collage of 4 pictures, each one showing the  plane from a different angle

Crochet Fighter Jet Plane Pattern

3mm hook
Double knit yarn

Sc = single crochet
2sc = 2 single crochet into same stitch
2tog = sc next 2 stitches together.

This pattern uses american style crochet terms.

Main body of crochet fighter jet plane

  (make two pieces, the top piece in light grey and bottom piece in dark grey)

1) chain 11  sc into each stitch starting 2nd chain from hook

2)chain 1 (turning chain) 2sc  sc into next 8 stitches,  2sc
3)chain 1 (turning chain) 2sc  sc into next 10 stitches,  2sc
4)chain 1 (turning chain) 2sc  sc into next 12 stitches,  2sc
5)chain 1 (turning chain) 2sc  sc into next 14 stitches,  2sc
6)chain 1 (turning chain)sc into  next 16 stitches , 2tog
7-8)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch
9)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 15 stitches, 2tog

10-11) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

12)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 14  stitches, 2tog.

13-14chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

15)chain 1 (turning chain) sc next 13 stitches, 2tog.

17-18 chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each  stitch

Main body sides

(make 2 pieces, both dark grey)

1) Chain 5, sc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook.

2-14) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch. Sew to to the top and bottom pieces of main body. The begining of sides should line up with row 5 of top and bottom pieces.

Front vents ( black)

1) chain 5, sc into each ch starting 2nd from hook.

2-4) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch.
Sew to main body part, these should sit between rows 1 and 4 of main body.

Turn piece around so sewn edges are on the inside and stuff.

The plane pictured from the front

Nose cone (light grey)

1) make 4sc into a magic ring

2)*Sc, 2sc* 2 times

3)sc into next 2 stitches , 2sc* 2 times.

4) sc into Next 3 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

5) sc into next 4 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

6-22) 2sc, sc into each stitch till end lf row.

23-26) sc into each stitch

27) sc into next 14 stitches.

28) chain 1 (turning stitch) 2tog  sc next 10 stitches, 2tog.

29)  chain 1 (turning stitch) 2tog  sc next 8 stitches, 2tog.

30) chain 1 (turning  chain) 2tog  sc next 6 stitches, 2tog.

31) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog  sc next 4 stitches, 2tog.

32) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog  sc next 2 stitches, 2tog.

33) 2tog, 2tog. Stuff nose cone.
Sew to front of main body, making sure the bump created by rows 27-33 sits along central on the top of the main body.

Cockpit window (in black)

1) Ch 8, 2sc into 2nd chain from hook, , sc into next 5 stitches , 4sc into last stitch, working in back loops of stitches sc into next 5 stitches , 2sc into last stitch.

2) Sc into next 5 stitches , 2sc* 3 times

3) sc into next 6 stitches , 2sc* 3 times

4) Sc into next  5 stitches , 2sc* 4 times

5) Sc into next  6 stitches, 2sc* 4 times

6) Sc into next 15 stitches, 2sc* 2 times. Sew to top of nose cone.

Back Jet (make 2) start in dark grey

1) chain 4, join into a loop, make 6sc into the loop.

2) *2sc* 6 times

3) *sc, 2sc* 6 times

4) *sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc* 6 times. Change to light grey

5) working in the inside loop only sc into each stitch

6-19) sc into each stitch.

Stuff and sew each jet to back of the main body. Sew the two jets together.

Crochet plane pictured from behind to show the jets

Wings

(make 2 pieces for each wing , top piece light grey, bottom piece dark grey)

1)Chain 15, sc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook.

2) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 12 stitches

3-5) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

6) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 11 stitches

7-9) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

10) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 10 stitches

11-13) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

14) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 9 stitches

15-17) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

18) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 8 stitches

19-21) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

22) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 7 stitches

23-24) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

25) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 6 stitches

26-27) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

28) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 5 stitches

29-30) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

31) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 4 stitches

32-33) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

34) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 3 stitches

35-36) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch.

Cut out a piece of card the same shape as the wing, but a touch smaller. Sew the top and bottom piece together along 3 sides (leaving to bottom open) turn inside out so the sewn edge in on the inside then insert the cardboard to stiffen it up. Sew wing to side of main body. Repeat for 2nd wing.

Bottom fins

(make 2 pieces for each fin, top piece in light grey, botttom piece in dark grey)

1) Ch 16, sc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook.

2)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 13 stitches

3) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

4)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 12 stitches

5) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 11 stitches

6)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 10 stitches

7) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

8)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 9 stitches

9) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 8 stitches

10)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 7 stitches

11) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

12)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 6 stitches

13) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 5 stitches

14)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 4 stitches

15) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

16)  chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 3 stitches

17) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 2 stitches

Cut out two pieces of card the same shape but slightly smaller than the top fin pieces. Sew two pieces together along 3 sides (leaving the bottom side (row 1) open. insert  the piece of card to stiffen and sew fin to plane, sitting it next to the wing. Repeat for 2nd fin.

Crochet Fighter jet plane pictured from the top

Top Fin

(make 2 pieces for each fin, both in light grey)

1)  chain 12, sc  into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook.

2) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 9 stitches

3-4) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

5) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 8 stitches

6-7) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

8) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 7 stitches

9-10) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

11) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 6 stitches

12-13) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

14) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 5 stitches

15-16) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

17) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 4 stitches

18-19) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

20) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 3 stitches

21-22) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch.

Cut out  a piece of card the same shape but slightly smaller than the top fin pieces. Sew two pieces together along 3 sides (leaving the bottom side  open). Insert  the piece of card to stiffen and sew fin to plane. It should sit alongside the back jets, in between the wing and bottom fin. Repeat for 2nd fin.

The finished crochet fighter jet plane looks fantastic and would make a great present for any Top Gun or jet plane fan.

Crochet Fighter jet plane, photographed from the side

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10 Comments

  1. thisscribblermum

    May 23, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    You are so good at this! It’s a great soft toy! #abitofeverything

  2. Millie Baxter

    May 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    What a great soft toy. I am sure he will love it. #alittlebitofeverything

  3. Coombe Mill

    May 22, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Oh my, how super cute and clever is this! It must take so long to design, but so satisfying. #abitofeverything

  4. RaisieBay

    May 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    You are so creative, trains, cars, jets..have you done a rocket yet?

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 22, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      No, just waiting for someone to ask for one x

  5. endardoo

    May 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Crochet jets … well I’ve seen it all now!!Lol Great name for a band though, or album title, Crochet Jets. #ABitOfEverything

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      Ha, yes😂

  6. Karen Dennis

    May 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    This is so clever off to find my crochet hook and wool#abitofeverything@_karendennis

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      Hope you enjoy making it xx

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