Elphaba Mini Amigurumi

Mini Crochet Wicked Wizard of Oz Dolls Elphaba Amigurumi

“I don’t cause commotions. I am one.”

-Elphaba-

I have been a fan of Wicked: The Musical and the novel Wicked by Gregory Macguire for such a long, long time. I love how many levels of morals and social issues the story has layered on top of each other. It’s a complicated story, and there’s nothing I love better!

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before I made myself a little Glinda and Elphaba! Aren’t they just adorable?

Follow the pattern directions below to make a mini Elphaba amigurumi of your very own! Missing Glinda? You can find her pattern here.

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Elphaba

Mini Amigurumi Pattern

Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

Materials Needed:

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • Plastic safety eyes, 6mm (2 per doll)
  • Worsted- or aran-weight yarn in: bright green, almost black, and black
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • Embroidery floss and/or crochet thread, black
  • Pink flower button (optional)

Important Pattern Note:

If desired, you can work these patterns in continuous rounds, rather than joining. The instructions are written for joining, but feel free to use the method you are most comfortable with!


Head

Rnd 1) In BRIGHT GREEN, 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. Change to ALMOST BLACK. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 10) In ALMOST BLACK, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Body

IMG_2496[1]Rnd 11) *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 ALMOST BLACK, 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 BRIGHT GREEN, 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 ALMOST BLACK. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 3) In ALMOST BLACK, 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

IMG_2499[1]Rnd 1) In BLACK, 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 4-5) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

At this point, you will be working back and forth, creating an opening for the doll’s face.

Rows 6-7) 12 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (12)

Row 8) 12 sc. Do not ch 1 and turn! (2)

At this point, you will be creating six short chains that will fall down the doll’s shoulders and back.

Row 9 – 1st “chain”) Continuing from row 10, ch 7. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 6 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in the next st. Continue to next “chain”. (6)

Row 9 – 2nd “chain”) Ch 11. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 10 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in next st. Continue to next “chain”. (10)

Row 9 – 3rd “chain”) Ch 11. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 10 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in next st. Continue to next “chain”. (10)

Row 9 – 4th “chain”) Ch 11. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 10 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in next st. Continue to next “chain”. (10)

Row 9 – 5th “chain”) Ch 11. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 10 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in next st. Continue to next “chain”. (10)

Row 9 – 6th “chain”) ch 7. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 6 sc. Join to row 8 with a sl st. Sl st in the next st. Continue to next “chain”. (6)

Your “chains” are complete! To finish:

Row 10) 6 sc up the side, sl st, 3 dc inc, sc inc, 6 sc down the other side. Fasten off.

 

Witch’s Hat

IMG_2498[1]Rnd 1) In ALMOST BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 3 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (3)

Rnd 2) sc inc, 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (4)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 2 times. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 4) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 3 times. Join and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 5) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 4 times. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 6) *sc inc, 2 sc* – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 7) 14 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 8) *sc inc, 3 sc* – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnd 9) In FRONT LOOPS ONLY, *sc inc, 4 sc* – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (20)

Rnd 10) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc inc, 5 sc) – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (23)

Rnd 11) *sc inc, 6 sc* – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (26)

Rnd 12) *sc inc, 7 sc* – repeat 3 times, then 2 sc. Join and fasten off. (29)

 

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 hair piece to the doll’s head.

If desired, use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew the hat to the doll’s head. You can also weave in the ends of the hat and not sew it on, making it so that you can put it on and remove it at will.

Use a yarn needle and a strand of BLACK yarn to embroider on eyebrows.

Use a yarn needle and a strand of BLACK thread to embroider on eyelashes.

Weave in all ends.

 


Disclaimer: This is solely a not-for-profit fan activity, and in no way intends to infringe on copyrights held by Stephen Schwartz, Gregory Macguire, or other professional Wicked-related agencies.


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