Mystery Ami CAL – August

Mystery Ami CAL August

August is one of my favorite months. For starters, we have a lot of August birthdays (including my own–which is actually today!), plus my wedding anniversary is also in August. It’s also usually when the super hot weather has passed and the last few weeks of summer start to get nice and calm. All in all, August is a wonderful month!

We’re starting the August mystery doll a little bit later because this doll is fairly simple to work up and has only a few pieces. Also, I’m doing a LIVE crochet along for this doll at the end of the month! So you have an couple options: either make the August doll week-by-week using the pattern instructions further down this page OR you can join me on Sunday, August 26th at 9am PDT for the live crochet along. Your choice!

Ready to get started? I know I am! Scroll down for the stitch guide, materials list, and the August mystery doll pattern. Let’s get crafting!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

August Materials List

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Yellow and Scarlet yarn used.

Supplies Needed

  • Size G/4mm hook
  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in Yellow
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Scarlet and Black (small amounts)
  • #10 crochet thread in Black (optional)
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 2 (two) 7 mm plastic safety eyes (or you can embroider the eyes on with thread)
  • 1 (one) 9mm x 11mm plastic safety nose (or you can embroider the nose on with thread)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

If you find it helpful to use stitch markers when making amigurumi, feel free to do so for this pattern!


Stitch Guide

You will need to know a few different types of stitches in order to make this doll. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in this doll pattern (written in US terms).

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sc3tog = single crochet 3 together in the same stitch

inc = increase

dec = decrease


August Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head

Head

Rnd 1) In YELLOW, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the first sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 4) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 5) 16 sc, sc dec. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnd 6) 17 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnd 7) 5 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, sc inc, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Insert the eyes into the 8th and 12th stitches of round 5. Carefully start to stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 8) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 9) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 10) 5 sc, sc dec, 2 sc, sc3tog, 2 sc, sc dec, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnd 11) *sc dec, sc* x 5, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (12)

Insert the nose into the 11 stitch of round 7. Continue to stuff the head.

Rnd 12) *sc dec* x 6. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 13) *sc inc* x 6. Change to SCARLET. Join and ch 1. (12)

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Week 2 Pattern: Torso, Legs & Feet

Torso

Rnd 14) In SCARLET, *sc inc, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 15) 6 sc, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (20)

Rnd 16) 20 sc. Join and ch 1. (20)

Rnd 17) 20 sc. Join and ch 1. (20)

Rnd 18) 6 sc, sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec, 6 sc. Change to YELLOW. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 19) In YELLOW, 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 20) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

At this point, you will begin working on the legs. You can either continue from the end of row 20 or fasten off and start the first leg with new yarn, whichever you prefer. Instructions are written below for starting with new yarn.

 

Leg #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 20 of the doll’s torso.

Rnd 1) With YELLOW, ch 1. 9 sc. Join to the first sc of the round and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 2) 9 sc. Join and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 3) 9 sc. Join and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 4) 9 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in. (9)

This will leave an opening at the base of your doll’s leg. Don’t worry, though! We’ll add feet in a minute.

 

Leg #2

Insert your hook into the 10th sc of round 20 of the torso.

Rnd 1) With YELLOW, ch 1. 9 sc. Join to the first sc of the round and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 2) 9 sc. Join and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 3) 9 sc. Join and ch 1. (9)

Rnd 4) 9 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in. (9)

Now you’re ready to start the doll’s feet.

 

Finishing the Legs

After you’ve made your doll’s legs, you’ll probably notice a small gap between them where they should be joined. Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch this gap closed.

 

Foot #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 4 of the doll’s first leg.

Rnd 1) With YELLOW, ch 1. 4 sc, 3 dc in next st, 4 sc. Join and ch 1. (11)

Rnd 2) 11 sc. Join and ch 1. (11)

Carefully stuff the foot/bottom of the leg, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 3) In BLO, *sc dec* x 5, then sc in last st. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving. (6)

Use the tail ends of the yarn to sew the bottom of the foot shut.

 

Foot #2

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 4 of the doll’s second leg.

Rnd 1) With YELLOW, ch 1. 4 sc, 3 dc in next st, 4 sc. Join and ch 1. (11)

Rnd 2) 11 sc. Join and ch 1. (11)

Carefully stuff the foot/bottom of the leg, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 3) In BLO, *sc dec* x 5, then sc in last st. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving. (6)

Use the tail ends of the yarn to sew the bottom of the foot shut.

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Week 3 Pattern: Arms, Ears & Finishing Details

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In YELLOW, 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) 7 sc. Join and ch 1. (7)

Rnd 3) sc dec, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 4) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 5) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 6) 6 sc. Change to SCARLET. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 4) In SCARLET, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (7)

Rnd 5) 6 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing.

If you want to make the arms fuller and less flat, carefully insert some stuffing into the arm, but do not overstuff!

 

Ears (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In YELLOW, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 4 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Without joining to the beginning of the round, fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing. (4)

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends of your doll’s arms by pulling them through the length of the arm, then trim. Do this for all of the tail ends for the arms EXCEPT for the long tails that you left for sewing.

Using the long tail that’s left, sew the opening at the top (“shoulder”) of the doll’s arm shut so that it is basically sewn flat across. Then sewn the arms to the doll’s body so that the now flat part of the doll’s arm lays nice and flat against the body. Repeat for the second arm.

Cut a strand (about 6″) of BLACK yarn. Use your yarn needle and this strand of yarn to embroider on the doll’s eyebrows. See photos for help with placement if necessary.

Next, cut a strand of black THREAD. Use a yarn needle (or a sharper, pointier sewing needle, if you prefer) to embroider a mouth on the doll. See photos for placement if necessary.

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

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Week 1 of the September doll will be posted on Tuesday, September 4th.


And the August doll is…

…why, it’s none other than the oh-so-lovable Winnie the Pooh!

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I just love this adorable little bear and I hope you do, too!

I’d love to see photos of your own Winnie the Pooh dolls! Please feel free to share them on social media and tag me @twoheartscrochetblog (Facebook) or @twoheartscrochet (Instagram).


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Week 1 of the September doll will be posted on Tuesday, September 4th.

12 thoughts on “Mystery Ami CAL – August”

  1. Did you know that Winnie the Pooh was a real bear, and he was named Winnie because he was from Winnipeg? Cool, huh? And, yes, I also think that it is Pooh Bear.

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