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May the Fourth Be with You!

If you’re a Star Wars fan, then you know how much fun May 4th can be!

To celebrate in my own crafty style, I’ve made a mini Princess Leia! And best of all, I’m offering her pattern FREE and IMMEDIATELY!

Leia’s pattern was made of a combination of Aurora’s and Cinderella’s, so the only new piece to be written up was the bun hair pieces. But that was easy enough, so no testing needed!

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Isn’t she just adorable?

Since Leia is, in a roundabout way, a Disney princess, I decided to include her as a bonus pattern in the Mini Princess Ami series. I’ve typed up her pattern for you below, but I will also be offering a PDF pattern shortly–I just need to take some better pictures.

Happy crafting, and May the Fourth be with you!


Materials Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • Plastic safety eyes, 6mm (2 per doll)
  • Worsted- or aran-weight yarn in: skin tone, white, and brown
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • Embroidery floss and/or crochet thread, black

Pattern: Princess Leia

Head

Rnd 1) In SKIN TONE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (18)
Rnds 4-7) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)
Insert the eyes into the 8th and 12th stitches of round 5, so that there are 3 sc stitches between the eyes.
Rnd 8) *sc dec, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!
Rnd 9) *sc dec* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 10) 6 sc. Change to WHITE. Join and ch 1. (6)

Body

Rnd 11) In WHITE, *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Rnd 12) *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnds 13-14) 14 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnd 15) *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then sc inc, 3 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)
Rnds 16-18) 17 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)
Rnd 19) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, *sc dec, sc* – repeat 5 times, then sc dec. Join and ch 1. (11)
Carefully stuff the body, but do not overstuff!
Rnd 20) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc dec* – repeat 5 times, then sc. Join and fasten off. (6)
Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew closed the opening at the base of the body. Weave in ends.
With WHITE, insert your hook into the FRONT LOOP of the first st of rnd 19, ch 1. Then begin rnd 21.
Rnd 21) *sc inc, sl st* – repeat 8 times. Sl st in the last st of the rnd. Fasten off and weave in ends. (25)

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In SKIN TONE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 2) 5 sc. Change to WHITE. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 3) In WHITE, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 4) 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 5) 5 sc. Join and fasten off. (5)

Hair (Main Piece)

Rnd 1) In BROWN, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 7 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (7)
Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 7 times. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 7 times. Join and ch 1. (21)
Rnds 4-6) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)
Rnd 7) 7 sc, hdc, sl st, hdc, 3 dc inc, hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off. (24)

Hair (Bun Pieces, Make 2)

Rnd 1) In BROWN, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 2) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, 6 sc. Join and fasten off. (6)

Finishing Steps

Use a yarn needle and the tail ends of the yarn to carefully sew the arms onto the body between rounds 11 and 12. If desired, you can stitch the openings at the tops of the arms flat before sewing the arms to the body.
Sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head.
Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the bun pieces to either side of her head. See photos for placement if necessary.
If desired, you can use a strand of BROWN or GREY yarn to embroider on a belt to the doll’s dress.
Use a yarn needle and a strand of BROWN yarn to embroider on eyebrows.
Use a yarn needle and a strand of BLACK THREAD to embroider on eyelashes.
Weave in all ends.

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