August 20, 2015

Little Amigurumi doll pattern.

After seeing the pictures of my amigurumi dolls, I got a lot of request from my friends to make one for them. I wanted to make a doll that doesn't consume a lot of time so that i can whip up more dolls and that's how i came up with my very own pattern. These dolls are small and measures 4.5 - 5 inches. Do go ahead and check it out!!




Since i'm kinda new to this pattern writing, if you find any mistakes, do let me  know.

Materials needed :

Acrylic yarn (skin color, white, pink,yellow, brown)
Crochet hook : Suitable size for the yarn (i used 3 mm hook)
Tapestry needle.
Polyfiber fill.
Safety eyes (optional)

Sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

This project is worked in continuous rounds. Don't join or turn unless stated otherwise.


Head: (With skin color) 

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24)
R5: sc in each stitch (24)
R6: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R7: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)
R8-9: sc in each st (36)
R10: *sc in next 4st, dec 1*, rep ** (30)
R11: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1*, rep ** (24)
R12: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1*, rep ** (18)
R13: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for joining head to the body. Stuff firmly with fiberfill.

Hair wig (brown yarn or with hair color of your choice)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in nect st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*,rep ** (24)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)
R7: sc in each st (36)
R8: *sc in next 4st, dec 1*, rep ** (30)
Attach the hair wig to the head.
Hair wig is optional but it prevents your doll hair from showing the skin color underneath.

Hair:

I usually follow these two tutorials for attaching hair to my dolls
Jenny and Teddy hair tutorial for amigurumi doll (used this method for this doll's hair)
Amigurumi doll hair tutorial from YarnYard (for pony tail)




Legs (make 2)
with yellow yarn/preferred color for shoe,
R1: 7sc in magic ring (7)
R2: sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next, sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next (9)
R3: sc in next 3 st, dec 1, sc in next 2 st, dec 1 (7)
R4: sc in each st around (7) 
stuff a little fibrefill
Change color (white/skin color yarn)
R5-9: sc around (7)
fasten off for the first leg and do not cut off the yarn for the second leg.
Stuff both legs.



Body: 
Hold both legs together and sl st to the other leg, 
R10: ch 1 and sc all around (14)
R11-15: sc around (14)
R16: dec 1, sc in next 5 st, dec 1, sc in next 5 st (12)
R17-18: sc around (12)
Fasten off and sew in the edges.




Arms (make 2)
Use crochet hook a size or two smaller than the one you used for head and body (i used 2.5 mm hook)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring  (6)
R2-8: sc around (6)
fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Dress

Worked in rows.
with yellow yarn/color of your choice for dress,
R1: ch 16.
R2: 2sc in second chain from hook, sc in each of next 6 st, 2sc in next st and sc in each of next 6 st, 2sc in the last st (18), ch1 and turn.
R3: sc around (18), ch 1 and turn.
R4: *2sc in first st, sc in next 2 st* rep ** (24), ch 1 and turn.
R5-6: sc around (24) ch 1 and turn.
R7: *2sc in first st, sc in next 3 st* rep** (30), ch1 and turn.
R8: sc around (30)
change color (pink)  for shell edging.
sl st the yarn to the last row of the dress, 
ch1, skip one st,5 dc in the next st, skip next st, *sc in next st, skip one st, 5 dc in next st,skip one st* rep **.
Collar: (optional)
with yellow yarn, 
ch 20, dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in next ch, *2dc in next st, dc in next st* rep till end.
change color (pink):
sl st to one edge and *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next* rep ** till the end. fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Assembling:



Sew in the head to the body ( i used ladder stitch to join them)



put on the dress and sew in at the back and then attach the arms.



Attach the collar and sew in the ends at the back of the doll's dress.


Embroider eyes and mouth to the doll, trim the doll hair to your desired length add button or embellishment to the dress and you're done :)




Hope you like this doll pattern. Have fun crafting. Cheers :)

August 9, 2015

Merci!

Hello friends!! I was so happy to see the Baymax amigurumi pattern  that i posted last month got some attention and many posted their lovely Baymax photos made using this pattern in Ravelryfacebook page and instagram. Thank you all :)

 I haven't been much productive lately. All i did was to watch anime shows and read books. Well, at least they were entertaining. When i'm in no mood for anything, i'll take my sketchbook and draw whatever comes to my mind.