Crochet Digger Loader Pattern

Crochet Digger Pattern FREE

What the heck!  I might as well post the pattern for the Crochet Digger Loader here as I am never going to get around to doing anything about my Etsy account.  Have at it, aspiring farm implement crocheters!

For the pattern, click on the link below.  For the original post, click here.

Click here for the Crochet Digger Pattern.

Please Read This Before You Download The Pattern:

I have used US Crochet Terminology.

Update: The little light has been left out of the pattern, sorry!

Little Orange Light Pattern

  1. With orange yarn and working into a magic ring:  ch 1, 6 x sc.  Continue working around, making the first st of the next round in the first st of this round.  (6)
  2. Sc inc x 6.  (12)
  3. Sc into the back loop only of every st around.  (12)
  4. Sc x 12, working through both loops again from here on out.  (12)
  5. Sc x 12.  Ch 1 and bind off. Leave a long tail and sew to the top of the digger.  (12)

Linen Stitch Tutorial

The crochet digger is made using the linen stitch, which is basically a mesh of *sc, ch-1, skip 1*.  If you have never used the linen stitch, or would like a bit more help on how to make it, please see this photo tutorial.

A view from the back

Working Over the Slip Stitches

I have had some question about working over the slip stitches in this pattern (when making the “arms” and the “scoops/buckets”).  Adding, and working over, slip stitches like this creates a very sturdy piece of work that will hold its shape much better.

Below I have included a photo that will hopefully clear up any confusion.

Crochet Digger Loader Pattern

I hope you have fun making, and playing with, your crochet digger loader.

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  1. Jaynie says

    Thank you so much for the crochet digger pattern, my 2 year old grandson is digger mad, I will be visiting him in November and he will love this!

  2. Nikki says

    Dear Dedry Uys,
    I’m stuck understanding how to do the big scoop/bucket…. It’s to do with the sl after doing sc…. I’m not sure the reason to do sl & what it should look like. Do you have any pictures that might help me please?

    Thank you very much. The main digger is all completed now!


    • Dedri Uys says

      Hi Nikki.

      Adding the slip stitches to the sc’s makes for a really thick and sturdy piece of work. When working the next round after a round containing slip stitches, you will NOT work into the slip stitches, but rather OVER them and into the sc’s that contain them. I am adding a photo to this post now. I hope that clears it up for you,


  3. Miriam says

    On the digger pattern it says to attach the grill to the front but there is no grill pattern. Is it just the same as for the tractor? Thank you for your help.

    • Dedri Uys says

      That is a typo, sorry Miriam. There is no grill (or lights) on the front of the digger. Just the front bucket. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    • Dedri Uys says

      Jyoti, you need to skip the first stitch and then sl st into each of the next 13 st’s (sc’s AND chains), not the first 13 clusters.

      This should bring you to the middle of the side section, where you will continue to make the 7 sc clusters that will form the window.

    • Dedri Uys says

      I use US terminology throughout. It just makes more sense to me. Thanx for flagging up that it isn’t mentioned. I will fix that. Take care,

  4. Jean says

    I love your cars and am about to make a few . How do I get the pattern for the digger please it is wonderful. thank you. All your stuff is beautiful.

    • Dedri Uys says

      Hi Jean, and thank you for your comment. There is a link to the pattern in the post above x

  5. says

    Thank you so much for this it’s fab! It’s nice to know that there are other people out there who also realise the need for crocheted diggers! I hope it’s OK that I’ve linked to this page from my blog.

    • admin says

      Thank you for the kind comment, Sarah. And thank you for the link as well. Of course there’s a need for crochet diggers, hehe. I’m curious to know if you found the pattern overly complicated or if it was ok. Take care and happy christmas crafting!

    • says

      Oh my goodness, how rude of me to have left it this long before replying! I thought everything was great about the pattern. It all made perfect sense to me.
      (I hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and you can get some relief)

    • admin says

      Hi Sarah,

      Thank you :) My blood tests are looking really good, so here’s hoping they’ll stay that way :)


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