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Navy Sailor (Female) Amigurumi Pattern

As part of Project #LoveAPatriot, I will be working up several different patterns to represent our brave soldiers. I am excited to have completed the first of ten patterns, this one being a female Navy sailor. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

For more information on Project #LoveAPatriot, please click here.

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Navy Sailor (Female) Amigurumi

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, navy blue, brown/hair color, white, 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 – Sailor’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 4 sts* – repeat 3 times. Work 2 sc I’m next st, then 1 sc in each of the remaining 2 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 5-6: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join & ch 1.

Insert the 6mm safety eyes into the 5th 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 7: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat 3 times. Sc2tog, then work 1 sc in each of the remaining 2 sts. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 8: *sc2tog, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 9: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 10: Work 1 sc in each st around. Change to navy blue, join and ch 1.

Pattern – Sailor’s Uniform (Main Piece):

Rnd 11: In navy blue, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 12: 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 13: 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 & ch 1.

Rnd 14: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 16: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 17-19: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 20-21: *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 22: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 23: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and weave in ends.

Pattern – Sailor’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. Switch to navy blue, join and ch 1.

Rnds 3-6: In navy blue, 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.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to sew each arm to the doll. Weave in ends.

Use a strand of white yarn (approximately 6 inches in length) and a tapestry needle to carefully stitch the sleeve piping details. Weave in ends. Repeat for second arm. See photos for details if necessary.

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Pattern – Sailor’s Uniform “Tar Flap” Detail:

Main piece:

Rnd 1: In navy blue, ch 6. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook: 2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnds 2-3: Work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 4: Work 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Neckerchief:

Insert your hook into the 2nd chain of rnd 1. Ch 4. Fasten off.

Insert your hook into the last ch of rnd 1. Ch 4. Fasten off.

Using a long strand of navy blue yarn and a tapestry needle, carefully sew the tar flap to the rest of the uniform. See photos for detail if necessary. Weave in the tail ends of the yarn that resulted from the making of the tar flap and the neckerchief.

Tie the ends of the neckerchief together in the front. Trim to length.

Pattern – Sailor’s Shoes (make 2):

Rnd 1: In black, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle, carefully sew the shoes onto the doll. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Sailor’s Hair (Bun):

Main piece:

Rnd 1: In brown, 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 next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 5-6: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 8: sc around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to carefully sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head. Weave in ends.

Bun:

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

Rnd 3: *sc2tog, 1 scn in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Carefully stuff the bun if desired, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 4: sc2tog – repeat around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to carefully sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Sailor’s “Dixie Cup” Cap:

Rnd 1:In white, make a magic circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the circle. Join to the beginning of the round and ch 1.

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

Rnd 3: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 6: Working in the back loop only, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 7: *sc2tog, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to carefully sew the cap to the doll’s head. Before sewing the cap on completely, insert a little bit of stuffing so that the cap stands up and doesn’t collapse. Sew completely to the head and weave in ends.

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

Take a piece (about  6”) of black 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.

Pattern – Sailor’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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This pattern was so fun and quick to work up; I can’t wait to send a bunch of these mini sailors overseas in support of our patriots’ service.

***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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