Mystery Ami CAL – July

Mystery Ami CAL July

I know, I know–I say this every month…but holy smokes, time is sure flying by! It’s hard to believe that it’s actually July, but believe it!

This month is going to be so much fun. In addition to the July mystery doll, I’ll also be working on a few other projects that I hope to have finished this month (spoilers!), so keep an eye out on the blog for more info on those as they develop.

I’m also going to be attending the 2018 Crochet Guild of America Conference at the end of the month, and it will be my first trip to Portland! I’m looking forward to 3 whole days of fun and learning with my fellow crocheters. I’m spending at least one day at a booth, so stop by and say hello if you’re there, too!

Now, on to the really fun stuff: our new mystery doll!

This month, we’re making a brand new nerdy doll for our collections. This doll will be similar in size and style to the others, which means each part of the pattern will be reasonably quick and easy to work up. Every week, I’ll post a new portion of the doll’s pattern. We’ll start with the head/body, then the hair, then the arms, and then the finishing details. I think you’re really going to like this month’s mystery doll!

As each week is posted, it will be available on this same page–just scroll down a little ways to find the next week’s portion of the pattern.

Ready? Let’s do it!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

July Materials List

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Above: all the yarn colors you’ll need for the July mystery doll!

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following color(s): beige, navy, scarlet, silver blue, taupe and white
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 2 (two) 6 mm plastic safety eyes
  • 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

hdc = half-double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


July Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head & Body

Head

Rnd 1) In BEIGE, 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 and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 6. 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* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 9) *sc dec* x 6. Change to WHITE and cut the BEIGE yarn. Join and ch 1. (6)

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

 

Torso

Rnd 11) In WHITE, *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 12) *sc inc, 3 sc* – repeat 3 times. Join and ch 1. (15)

Rnds 13-15) 15 sc. Change to NAVY and cut the WHITE yarn. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving. (15)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s torso, but leave room for you to work the stitches for the beginning of the legs–you can also stuff what’s left of the torso when you stuff your doll’s legs!

 

Leg #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 15 of the body. With NAVY, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 2-3) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 4) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

img_5211Leg #2

Insert your hook into the 8th sc of round 15 of the body (this is the same stitch in which you worked the last sc of rnd 1 of leg #1). With NAVY, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 2-3) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 4) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

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 any opening between the legs closed. Weave in ends.

If you see any opening at the base of the doll’s feet, you can use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch that opening closed as well, then weave in your ends.

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Week 2 Pattern: Hair & Arms

Hair

Rnd 1) In TAUPE, 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, sc, sc inc, sc, sl st, hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off. (22)

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew the hair piece to the top of the doll’s head. Make sure you place your stitches behind the “bangs” row (round 7) of the hair piece so that you can “fluff” the bangs out later for more effect!

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Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In BEIGE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Change to SILVER BLUE. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Rnds 2-4) In SILVER BLUE, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)

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

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 round 11 of the doll’s body so that the now flat part of the doll’s arm lays nice and flat against the doll’s body. Repeat for the second arm.

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Week 3 Pattern: Coat

Coat

Row 1) In SILVER BLUE, ch 15. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Rows 2‐4) 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Row 5) hdc dec, hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 4 hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, hdc, hdc dec. Ch 1 and turn. (12)

Row 6) sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. Fasten off and weave in ends. (10)

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the coat onto the doll so that it is open in the front. Weave in ends and trim any excess yarn.

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Week 4 of the July doll will be posted on Tuesday, July 24th.


Can you guess who we’re making?

If you think you know who our mystery doll is this month, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave your guess in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we’ll see if you’ve guessed correctly at the end of the month!


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