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Princess Pattern: Rapunzel (Tangled) Amigurumi

Once upon a time, a single drop of sunlight fell from the heavens…

And from that drop of sunlight became this crocheted amigurumi Rapunzel doll and her wonderful golden hair!

I am so excited about this pattern, and I hope you are, too! I even made her a frying pan of her very own–you know, so she can fight off ruffians and thugs!

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Rapunzel Amigurumi

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, lilac, violet, blush, yellow, and black. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were mostly Red Heart yarns.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 2 6mm safety eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Sewing Needle

This pattern uses 6mm safety eyes. If you do not have safety eyes or do not wish to use them, I have included instructions for making the eyes out of yarn at the end of the pattern.

Pattern – Rapunzel’s Head:

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join & ch 1.

Insert the 6mm safety eyes into the 7th round at the front of the doll’s face so that there are 2 empty sc spaces between them. You will not be able to insert the safety eyes once you finish the head! See photos for placement if needed.

Rnd 9: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 10: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 11: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

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Pattern – Rapunzel’s Dress:

Rnd 13: Work 2 sc in each st around. Switch to light lilac, join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: In lilac, work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc each of the next 2 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join & ch1 (16 sts)

Rnd 16: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Change to violet, join and ch 1.

Rnd 17: In violet, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 18: *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 19-25: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 26: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 27: Working in the front loops only, *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* – repeat around. 2 sc in last st. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 28: Working in the back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc st of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 29: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Using your crochet hook, carefully pull up a tiny bit of the stuffing from the head into the neck (this is easier than trying to force stuffing into the neck). Carefully stuff the rest of the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 30: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 31: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and weave in ends.

Pattern – Rapunzel’s Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: sc around. Switch to lilac, join and ch 1.

Rnds 4-6: In lilac, sc around. Join & ch 1

If you want, carefully stuff the arm just a little bit. It helps to roll the stuffing between your hands to make it cylindrical so that it will fit into the bottom of the arm. (Note: I leave my arms un-stuffed so they have a little more flexibility.)

Rnd 7: sc around. Join and fasten off leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the arm. Do not sew to the body just yet. Continue to work the back of her dress.

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Pattern – Rapunzel’s Dress & Sleeve Details:

Using a tapestry needle and a strand of blush yarn, carefully stitch the details onto the bodice of the dress as shown in the picture. Do the same for the dashed lines in the sleeves. See photos for details.

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Pattern – Rapunzel’s Hair:

To make Rapunzel’s fantastically long hair, I used four different colors of yarn: one dark shade, one light shade, and two slightly different medium shades.

Cut roughly 75 strands of yarn measuring approximately 4′ long. Below is the breakdown of how many pieces I cut of each of my four colors:

Light shade: 16 strands

Dark shade: 16 strands

Medium shade 1: 20 strands

Medium shade 2: 20 strands

Using a tapestry needle, carefully weave one strand of yarn through a stitch on the doll’s head. Pull the strand through the stitch until both ends of the strands are of equal length. Gently tie the ends together in a knot at the base of the head.

It helps to work a few strands into the stitches at the top of the doll’s head so that you make a sort of outline, then fill it in with the rest of the strands of yarn.

After sewing on each individual strand of yarn, I then separated nine of the strands at the front of Rapunzel’s hairline into two groups, one of three strands and one of six strands. I then braided each group of yarn strands, making two braids (one twice as thick as the other) that went off in either direction on both sides of her face (see photos if necessary). This step is not necessary, but I enjoyed the effect.

You can then braid her hair or let it lay loose!

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Pattern – Rapunzel’s Eyeshadow (w/ yarn):

Take a piece (about  6”) of 4-ply yarn and carefully split in half. The result is two strands of 2-ply yarn. Use a sewing needle to carefully make stitches on the outsides of the eyes. Weave in ends. See photos to get a better idea.

Repeat for the lilac eyeshadow detail, working the stitches below the black yarn. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Rapunzel’s Eyes (w/ yarn):

(Use this method if you are not going to be using the safety eyes for the doll.)

With a strand of black yarn, use a tapestry needle to hand-stitch the first eye onto the doll. Weave in ends. With another strand of black yarn, hand-stitch the second eye onto the doll so that there are two empty sc spaces between the eyes. See photos for placement if needed.

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Isn’t she just darling? I love that you can do so many things with her hair. This was a useful method of hair-making, which I plan to share in the next week or so! I really love that her hair is so long. I also love her little frying pan!

Next up, Merida! Huzzah! She is already about 80% complete–I just have some small details and her hair (which, thanks to my practice with Rapunzel, I now know how to do)! Stay tuned!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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