Mystery Ami CAL – June

Mystery Ami CAL June

Is it just me or is this year going really fast?

I honestly can’t believe just how fast this year is zooming by. How is it already June? My day job is gearing up for the busiest few weeks out of the year, and I’m absolutely inundated with WIPs at the moment…I feel like I need a nice long staycation where I can relax in my pajamas with some wine and some quality crochet time.

Ah, now that’s a nice dream, am I right? My life’s not going to slow down any time soon, but that’s okay–these next few weeks will keep me so busy that it’ll feel like time is really flying past.

And besides, with a new month comes a new doll for the Mystery Ami CAL, and that’s always exciting!

This month, we’re making one of my all-time absolute favorite nerdy characters–and that’s the only hint you get! I’m hoping this month’s doll will remain a better mystery than the last few dolls we’ve made–you guys have been guessing our doll’s identities correct as quickly as week 1! So here’s hoping this one is a little more challenging.

Every week this month, 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. Sound good?

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

Ready to get started?

UPDATE as of 6/25/18: Our June mystery doll has been revealed as Miss Frizzle! If you guessed correct, gold star for you! If not, that’s okay–there’s always next month’s mystery doll!

Disclaimer: These patterns are solely not-for-profit fan activities, and in no way intend to infringe on copyrights held by the Scholastic Corporation or other professional Magic School Bus-related agencies.

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And no, we’re making making Michelle Tanner! Guess again! I just loved the GIF. 🙂

Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

June Materials List

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following color(s): beige, colonial blue, eggplant, radiant yellow, rust, and scarlet
  • Less than 24 inches of #10 crochet thread in black
  • Less than 24 inches of crochet thread or a thinner yarn in gold (optional)
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 2 (two) 6 mm plastic safety eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

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

dc = double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


June Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head & Body

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 EGGPLANT. Join and ch 1. (6)

 

Body

Rnd 11) In EGGPLANT, *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Change to COLONIAL BLUE. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 12) In COLONIAL BLUE, *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 COLONIAL BLUE, insert your hook into the FRONT LOOP of the first st of rnd 19, ch 1. Then begin rnd 21.

Rnd 21) 17 sl st. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave in. (17)

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Week 2 Pattern: Hair

Hair

Rnd 1) In RUST, 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)

Rnds 3-4) 14 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 5) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 7 times. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnds 6-8) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 9) 6 sc, hdc, 2 dc inc, 3 sc, 2 dc inc, hdc, 6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing.

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the hair piece onto the doll’s head, being careful to work your stitches behind the “bangs” (rnd 7). Also, make sure to add a little stuffing into the top of the doll’s hair before you sew the piece on completely! Weave in ends.

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Week 3 Pattern: Arms

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 COLONIAL BLUE. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 3) In COLONIAL BLUE, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 4) 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)

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

At this time, you can either sew the arms onto the body or wait until week 4. We’ll be doing some detailed stitch work later on, so you may find it easier to do that work without the doll’s arms attached. Either way, it’s up to you! (If it helps you decide, I sewed my doll’s arms on before the stitch work–it wasn’t hard to work around, but you still have to work around the arms!)

If you want to sew the arms on now, use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to 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 4 Pattern: Finishing Details

Sun Spots (for dress – make 2)

Rnd 1) In SCARLET, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 4 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (4)

Using the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle, carefully sew these “sun spots” onto the doll’s dress. I placed one on the front of my doll’s dress near the middle of the dress and one on the back near the bottom.

Next cut a long strand (probably about 18″ or so) of RADIANT YELLOW yarn. Use a yarn needle to carefully stitch several little spiky lines coming from the outer edge of your sun spot.

To finish the sun spot, carefully wrap your RADIANT YELLOW yarn around the SCARLET sun spot a few times–this gives your sun a little yellow halo. If desired, you can tie this off with your other tail end of yarn at this time, then pull your excess RADIANT YELLOW yarn through the doll’s body. Trim any excess yarn that remains.

Repeat these steps to make your second sun spot.

 

Planets (for dress – make 2)

Rnd 1) In RUST, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 4 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (4)

Using the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle, carefully sew these “planets” onto the doll’s dress. I placed one on the front of my doll’s dress near the bottom of the dress and one on the back near the top.

Next, cut a long strand (about 18″ or so) of RADIANT YELLOW yarn. Use your yarn needle to stitch several lines across the planet, making sure to place them semi-horizontally so that they resemble a planet’s rings…’cause that’s exactly what these are!

If you like, you can make your planets different colors, but I stuck with the RUST color in order to make a cohesive look for the doll’s dress. It’s really up to you!

At this point, you can tie this working strand of yarn off with your other tail end, pull your excess RADIANT YELLOW yarn through the doll’s body, then trim any excess yarn that remains.

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Stars (for dress – make 3)

Cut a medium strand of RADIANT YELLOW yarn, about 12″ or so.

Use your yarn needle to carefully stitch a few star shapes onto the doll’s dress. You’re going to stitch these 5-pointed stars onto the dress in much the same way that you would draw a 5-pointed star on a piece of paper. If you need an explanation of how to do that, click here.

When you’re finished, weave in your tail ends and trim any excess yarn.

Repeat these steps until you have at least 3 stars on your doll’s dress. I placed mine on the back of the dress near the bottom (opposite the sun), on the front of the dress near the neckline (above the planet), and another one on my doll’s right sleeve–but you can place them wherever you think looks best!

 

Earrings (optional)

If you want to give your doll some gold hoop earrings, try this:

Cut a strand of gold yarn or embroidery thread about 8″ long. Lay your thread stretched out on a flat surface.

Place the neck of your crochet hook so that it rests centered and top of the thread. Tie your thread into a square knot around your hook, then tie again for security. Note: if you’d like to make earrings with a larger diameter, use a larger hook! I used my D/3.25mm hook and they came out a little smaller than I’d like, but I think they look pretty good.

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Slide your new earring off of your hook.

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Next, you’re going to attach the earring to the doll’s head by making a small stitch with each of your earring’s tail ends.

Thread one end of your gold thread onto a needle. Carefully pull the needle through the doll’s head where you think the earring should go. You’re going to insert your needle and then push the tip of the needle just on the other side of a single stitch of the doll’s head.

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Next, thread the other end of your gold thread onto a needle and do the same, working in the opposite direction as the first stitch you made.

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Tie these ends together firmly with a square knot (or two, if you like!), then thread the excess thread through the doll’s head or body. to hide the tail ends. Trim any excess thread.

Repeat for the second earring, and there you go!

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Finishing Details

If you haven’t done so already, use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to 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.

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

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

 


Week 1 of the July doll will be posted Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018.

I will also be posting the materials list and stitch guide for the July mystery doll soon, so keep your eye out for that!


And the June doll is…

Seat belts, everyone! It’s our favorite teacher, Miss Frizzle!

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Honestly, I think she might be my favorite out of all of the dolls I’ve ever made. I just love her dress and her wonderfully frizzy hair, don’t you?

I’d love to see photos of your own Miss Frizzle doll! Feel free to share them on social media and tag me @twoheartscrochetblog (Facebook) or @twoheartscrochet (Instagram).


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17 thoughts on “Mystery Ami CAL – June”

  1. Maybe Doctor Strange? He’s got the red collar, which may turn into his cape, and Strange’s outfit is blue beneath the cape.

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  2. I notice you’ve got ‘scarlet’ in the list of supplies and ‘eggplant’ in the pattern. Is eggplant missing from the list?

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  3. In week one there is a round of white slip stitch at the bottom of the ami…. but its not in the photos. Should it be there or not?

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