free pattern for crochet nunchucks (2)


I had entirely something else in mind for today, but kids have spring brake and my 2nd grader requested ninja outfit for school carnival.

Naturally, proper ninja should have mask and nun chucks. I don’t know correct name of this ninja weapon and how it is written, but I hope it’s something like that.

I didn’t want to buy the plastic ones, because plastic hurts other kids and environment (+ I’m frugal). So I crocheted soft nun chucks which are washable and disposable.


Pattern is quite approximate and mostly eyeballed. I don’t even know what yarn I used – I found some scrap yarn and luckily colors were approved by the recipient. I do know that I used 3,5mm size crochet hook and yarn matched for that. So use what ever you can find.

This ninja thingy took me about 2 hours to make, so not too much. And my little guy is sooooo happy.

For this pattern you’ll need:

  • yarn
  • crochet hook
  • stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

little ninja costume weapon (2)Handles (make 2):

No joining rounds (use marker if you need to).
Round 1: Start with magic loop and make 6sc in it; (find magic loop tutorial in this post)
Round 2: 2sc in every sc (12sc);
Round 3: *2sc in next, 1sc in next* rep to end (18sc);

Now you’ll start to crochet upwards.

Into back loops only (only in this round) 18sc;
Continue like that – every round has 18sc;

I made 3 rounds with white, 20 rounds with black and 3 rounds with white again. Total of 26 rounds.

If you’ve got the length you’ll need, then stuff it and …

Round 1: … back loop only (only on this round), *2sc together, 1sc* repeat 6 times total (12sc);
Round 2: *2sc together* rep 6 times (6sc);

Fasten off leaving enough for sewing and sew this little hole that is left, together.

free nunchucks crochet pattern with crochet chains (2)On to the CHAINS (make as many as you like or as told – I made 3)

Ch5, join (or you can use magic loop);
Sc in each ch and continue with 5sc per round without joining rounds.

When you have desired length, fasten off leaving enough tail for sewing.
Sew ends together (but make sure you slip chain through other chain parts to connect it). And sew chain on to handles.



I hope I was clear enough in this tutorial and your little ninja is as happy as mine 🙂

If you have any questions, please let me know. Best place to do this, is on Pattern Duchess Facebook page and don’t forget to follow me there.

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