Mystery Ami CAL – February

Mystery Ami CAL February

Um, how is it almost February? I have a feeling this year is just going to fly by, don’t you?

This month, we’re making another nerdy doll for the Mystery Ami CAL! The identity of this particular doll is kind of obvious once you get started (if you’re familiar with the character of course), but I hope it will still be a surprise for some of you.

Either way, this doll is super fun to make, but a little more difficult than our January doll. This doll will still be on the small side, and you should be able to easily complete each week’s portion of the pattern within an hour or two, provided that you are familiar with the stitches we will be using.

Below you will find the materials list for the February doll as well as each week’s portion of the pattern, which will be uploaded here every week as we go.


February Materials List

Skill Level: Inermediate

Difficulty -Intermediate

Materials Needed:

Note: This will be a small-ish doll, just a little larger than my other mini amigurumi patterns. It will be nerdy in nature. Those are the only hints you get! As a result, you will only need a small amount of yarn to make this doll, but you may need to purchase more in order to have all of the colors required.

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 2 plastic safety eyes, 6mm
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following color(s): white, fern
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Red Heart yarn (there will be leftovers!) in the following color(s): cafe latte
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
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Here is a photo of the three yarns I am using to make this doll: Red Heart in Cafe Latte, Vanna’s Choice in Fern and White.

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).

Stitch Abbreviations:

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = sc

hdc = half-double crochet

trc = treble crochet/triple crochet

fphdc = front post half-double crochet

bphdc = back post half-double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease

fp/bp dec = special decrease used in round 11

A video tutorial on how to do this decrease is provided further down in the pattern, but here are some written instructions on how to do this special fp/bp decrease as used in round 11 of this doll’s head pattern.

To make the fp/bp dec: yarn over, insert your hook into the next front post stitch. Pull up a loop through the front post (you should have 3 loops on your hook at this point). Move the working end of your yarn out of the way, then insert your hook into the next back post stitch. Yarn over with the working end of your yarn. Pull the loop through the back post and through the remaining 3 loops on your hook (you should end with 1 loop on your hook).

fphdc dec = special decrease used in round 12

A video tutorial on how to do this decrease is provided further down in the pattern, but here are some written instructions on how to do this special fphdc decrease as used in round 12 of this doll’s head pattern.

To make the fphdc dec: yarn over, insert your hook into the next front post stitch. Yarn over. Pull up a loop through the front post (you should have 3 loops on your hook at this point). Insert your hook into the next front post stitch. Yarn over , then pull the loop through the front post and through the remaining loops on your hook (you should end with 1 loop on your hook).


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Week 1 Pattern: Head & Neck

Head

Rnd 1) In CAFE LATTE, 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* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (12)

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

Rnd 4) *sc inc, 2 sc* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Rnd 5) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, 24 sc. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Rnd 6) *fphdc, bphdc* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Below is a video showing you how to do the fphdc and the bphdc stitches that begin in round 6 and are worked through rounds 7-12.

Rnds 7-10) Repeat rnd 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Insert the eyes into the 10th and 16th stitches of round 8.

Rnd 11) *fp/bp dec, fphdc, bphdc* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (18)

Below is a video on how to do a special kind of decrease (written above as the fp/bp dec) for round 11. Written instructions are included in the Stitch Guide at the top of this page.

Rnd 12) *fphdc dec, hdc* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (12)

Below is a video on how to do a different type of decrease (written above as a fphdc dec) for round 12. Written instructions are included at the top of this page.

At this point, insert some stuffing into your doll’s head. You want to be sure to use enough so that the head is firm when pressed on.

Neck

Because we are working in one continuous piece from top to bottom, the numbers from this point forward will continue from where we previously left off. Legs and arms will have their own number counts.

Rnd 13) 6 sc dec. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 14) 6 sc . Join with a sl st and ch 1. (6)

 

 


Week 2 Pattern: Torso

Note: After publishing week 1’s part of the pattern, I decided to use larger sized safety eyes for my doll. Those eyes are shown in the photos below. You can still use the 6mm safety eyes if you would like! The eyes shown in the photos below are 10mm eyes, black with a dark amber color. Aren’t they cute?

Torso

Rnd 15) *sc inc* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 16) *fphdc, hdc in same space, bphdc, hdc in same space* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Rnd 17)*fphdc, hdc in next st, bphdc, hdc in next st* x 6. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Rnds 18-20) repeat rnd 17. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (24)

Rnd 21) Repeat rnd 17. Fasten off.

 


Week 3 Pattern: Legs & Feet

Note: This part of the pattern is a little bit tricky because you’ll be working in some tight spaces, but don’t worry–I’ve put together a video tutorial to help you get through it!

Another note: It’s easiest to stuff the torso of your doll MOST of the way full before doing the legs. Then stuff your legs and any remaining part of the torso that needs more stuffing.

Leg #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of the doll. With CAFE LATTE, ch 1.

Rnd 1) Working along the last round of the torso, work a total of 12 sc. Then, instead of continuing around the torso, simply join to the first sc st of this leg round with a sl st. Ch 1. (12)

Rnds 2-5) *bphdc, hdc, fphdc, hdc* x 3. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 6) *bphdc, hdc, fphdc,  hdc* x 3. Join with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later. (12)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg, making sure the leg is firm but not over-stuffed.

 

Leg #2

Insert your hook into the 13th st of rnd 21 of the torso (this will be right next to your first leg). With CAFE LATTE, ch 1.

Rnd 1) Working along the other half of the torso, work 12 sc. Then join to the first sc st of this leg round with a sl st. Ch 1. (12)

Rnds 2-5) *fphdc, hdc, bphdc, hdc* x 3. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 6) *fphdc, hdc, bphdc, hdc* x 3. Join with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later. (12)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg, making sure the leg is firm but not over-stuffed.

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a needle to stitch any opening between the legs closed. Weave in ends.

 

Feet (make two, one per leg)

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of the doll of round 8 of the leg. With CAFE LATTE, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 3 sc, hdc, 4 hdc inc, hdc, 3 sc. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (16)

Rnd 2) 16 sc. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, *sc dec, sc* x 5, then sc in the last st. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (11)

Rnd 4) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc dec* x 5, then sc in the last st. Join with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later. (6)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s feet, making sure each foot is firm but not over-stuffed.

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a needle to stitch the opening at the base of the feet closed. Weave in ends.


Week 4 of the February doll pattern will be posted next Tuesday, February 27th by 10am PST.

Can you guess who we’re making this month? Leave a comment below and share your guess!


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24 thoughts on “Mystery Ami CAL – February”

  1. I am having to use wool from my stash is the brown, light, medium or dark? I’ve tried searching it on line but all 5 I’ve looked at are completely different colours in the pictures.

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    1. I don’t think you sound silly or stupid.
      The best way to explain who Groot is is to tell you to watch a movie called “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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