Free Pattern: Musical Eighth Note

Hello, all! I’m very excited to share this new free pattern with you! I designed this little music note back in May as a farewell gift for my voice teacher. I just got around to sharing a picture of him on Instagram and Facebook earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised at how much you all loved him and wanted the pattern!

So, here is the FREE pattern for my little musical eighth note design! I think he’d make the perfect gift for any music teacher or music student. He’d also make a great keychain or Christmas ornament and I think he’d look pretty cute in a variety of colors.

Without further ado, here is the pattern.

Dimensions: 2 in. (5 cm.) wide & 3.5 in. (9 cm.) tall

Difficulty: Easy! This pattern is perfect for beginners.


 Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook (I use Clover Amour HERE)

 Worsted weight (4 ply) yarn in any color (I used Hobby Lobby’s brand “I Love This Yarn” in colors “Black” and “White”.)

 7.5mm safety eyes (I buy mine online HERE)

 Polyfil (or your stuffing or choice)

 Tapestry/yarn needle (I love these Clover Bent Chibi needles HERE)

 Small amount of black or gray embroidery floss (for mouth)

 Stitch marker (I highly recommend these HERE)

The Pattern

Note head (Using black yarn)

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (you can use the magic circle/ring if you prefer as it won’t make a difference in the end.)

R2: *Inc* rep 6 times (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 1, inc* rep 6 times (18 sts)

R4: *Sc 2, inc* rep 6 times (24 sts)

R5: *Sc 3, inc* rep 6 times (30 sts)

R6-12: Sc in all 30 sts (7 rounds total – 30 sts)

R13: *Sc 3, dec* rep 6 times (24 sts)

Stop and insert your safety eyes between R11 & 12, 6 sts apart. Using gray (for black note) or black (for any other color) embroidery floss, embroider a small smile about 2 sts wide onto R12. Start to stuff continuing as you go.

R14: *Sc 2, dec* rep 6 times (18 sts)

R15: *Sc 1, dec* rep 6 times (12 sts)

R16: *Dec* rep 6 times (6 sts)

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Finish stuffing then sew up the hole neatly as it will be visible.

Stem (Using black yarn)

R1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook

R2-11: Sc in all 4 sts (10 rounds total – 4 sts)

Now we’ll make a small flap that we can sew to the side of the note head. R12-13 are worked in rows instead of rounds.

R12: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 (leave the last 2 sts unworked) (2 sts)

R13: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 (2 sts)

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. No need to stuff. Sew to the side of the note head over R5-9.

Flag (Using black yarn)

Ch 8, starting in 2nd ch, sl st 2, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, make 2 dc in the last ch

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. With the “wrong” side of the flag facing out so that the flag points down, sew to the side of the stem at the very top. Weave in all ends.

And you’re done! I hope you had fun making him! Please share pictures of your project with me through InstagramFacebook, or email ( I love seeing what you create!

Which is your favorite? White or black? Let me know!

Loved this pattern? I’d really appreciate it if you could share it with others by pinning it to your Pinterest board!

This pattern is an original design by Storyland Amis. This written pattern is for personal use only. Please do NOT sell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. If you wish to share this pattern you may link to this post, but please do not claim it as your own. 

You MAY sell the finished product, but please credit Storyland Amis as the designer. If you sell your finished items online I would appreciate it if you’d link back to my blog! You may not mass-produce items made from this pattern. Thank you for your understanding and respect.

~Holly :)

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5 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Musical Eighth Note

  1. Hello, I just found this pattern and love it. I’m a newbie crocheter so this might be a dense question but on R2- am I increasing by 2 chain stitches and then doing 6 sc’s from there, and repeating that on each row?

    1. On R2 you’re going to make 2 single crochets in each stitch. You’ll end up with 12 stitches at the end of that round. The instructions between the ** are to be repeated 6 times during that one round. That’s true for each round after that! (Except the institutions between the ** change.) does that make sense? Let me know if you have questions!

      1. Definitely makes sense- thank you. My first attempt didn’t work out but i’m pretty sure I know where I messed up so trying again. :)

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