Last year my sister traveled around the United States in a vintage 1970’s VW Bus named Scarlet. She’s settled into a job and home now but that bus will be a part of her identity for a long time to come. I’ve been looking at things that I can crochet for her to symbolize this time. Here are some of the best VW bus crochet patterns I’ve come across in my searching.
VW Bus Crochet Toys
One option is to crochet an amigurumi-style or sculptural VW van that can be put on display.
This Volkswagen bus free crochet pattern by EpsieJ is written in both Dutch and English instructions. It uses slip stitch and single crochet stitches worked in amigurumi style with color changes for the windows and other details of the bus.
This cute yellow VW bus crochet pattern is for sale on Ravelry by Millionbells. Crocheted with sport weight yarn and a size C hook, this toy is approximately 4″ tall (and wide) and over 7.5″ long. It is worked with basic crochet stitches and stuffed with fiberfill stuffing.
This miniature VW bus crochet pattern is for sale on Etsy by
This is another version of the bus that is available for sale on Ravelry. This crochet pattern is available in both Dutch and English. This one has slightly textured windows that are accented with a dark edging. It is designed by Nina Tearney.
VW Bus Crochet Blankets and Pillows
Another option is to crochet a blanket and / or pillows designed to look like a VW bus (usually the front-facing side of the bus).
This VW bus crochet square pattern is sold on Ravelry by Kayla Jackson. Worked in worsted weight yarn with a size J crochet hook, this square averages about 1′ square in size. It could be used as one side of a pillow cushion or you could make a set of them and stitch those together to create an afghan.
This VW van crochet square pattern uses textured popcorn stitches to create the design in a single color of yarn. It measures about 10″ square and can be combined with other squares to create a blanket. This pattern is for sale on Ravelry by Poodle and PigPig.
This VW van crochet cushion cover free pattern is available on Ravelry from Amelia Abran who says, “when I was looking for a Christmas gift for my 17 years old, rock and roll golden age lover, world traveler little brother I could think of no better than a crocheted Westfalia memorabilia.”
Other VW Bus Crochet Patterns
And here are some other items that can be crocheted using the VW bus as inspiration:
Millionbells, who designed one of the amigurumi VW vans seen above, has also created a crochet pattern for a VW van tissue box cozy! So cute. This pattern is for sale on Ravelry.
Here is a VW Camper Van applique crochet pattern for sale from One&Two Company. This pattern comes with both written instructions and a symbol chart. The appliqué is ~3-4″ across.
This little VW van crochet appliqué free pattern can be used as a keyring or strung into bunting. (Of course, you could also attach it to other items!) It is available free on Ravelry from Flo and Dot.
This VW van laptop sleeve crochet pattern is for sale on Etsy by JoBundCreations. “The pattern is 15 pages and has full instructions, photos and colour charts”. It is designed to fit a 13″ MacBook Pro laptop.