Mystery Ami CAL – May

Mystery Ami CAL May

Wow, this year is flying by fast, don’t you agree?

It’s a new month, which means we’re making a new mystery doll for the Mystery Ami CAL! You can find all of the other dolls we’ve made so far here.

This month, we’re making someone pretty fly (excuse my out-of-date slang here!). I really think you’re going to enjoy this doll, and I hope its identity remains a mystery until the big reveal at the end of the month!

Each week, I’ll post a new portion of the doll pattern. We’ll start with the head/body, then the hair, then the arms, and then the finishing details.

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.

UPDATE 5/22/18: Our mystery doll for the month of May was none other than Han Solo himself. If you guessed correctly, congrats! Scroll down for the full pattern.

Disclaimer: These patterns are solely not-for-profit fan activities, and in no way intend to infringe on copyrights held by Star Wars, Disney, or other professional Disney-related agencies.


May Materials List

Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 1 skein (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following color(s): beige, black, charcoal grey, navy, scarlet, taupe and white
  • 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 these dolls. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in these doll patterns (written in US terms).

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half-double crochet

dc = double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


May Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head, Torso and Legs

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.

 

Leg #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)

TIP: Try this hair piece on the doll as you go. If at round 4 (or 5) you think that the hair piece fits okay, skip round 5 (or 6) and continue. Depending on your tension, your hair piece may be too long if you complete all of rounds 4-6. Skipping one or two rounds will shorten the piece.

Rnd 7) 7 sc, hdc, 3 dc inc, hdc, sl st, hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off. (24)

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). Weave in ends.

 

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 WHITE. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Rnds 2-4) In WHITE, 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: Vest & Pants Detail

Vest

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

Rows 2‐3) 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Row 4) 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 5) sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. Fasten off and weave in ends. (10)

Note: Don’t sew the vest on just yet!

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Pants Detail

Cut two strands (about 6″ each) of SCARLET yarn and embroider on the red stripe on the outside of the doll’s pant legs. See photos for placement if necessary.

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Week 4 Pattern: Finishing Details

Belt

Rnd 1) In CHARCOAL GREY, ch 17. Making sure the chain does not get twisted, join to the first chain with a slip stitch and fasten off. (17)

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Blaster

In BLACK, ch 9. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, work 5 sc.

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To make the rest of the blaster barrel, insert your hook into the other side of the chain. Work 5 sc back down the to the end of the barrel.

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Ch 1. Fold the barrel in half. Now, insert your hook into BOTH sides of the barrel. You’re going to work through both layers.

Work 5 sl st across the barrel.

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Now, you’re going to work the grip. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain space (the next available st next to the barrel). Work 3 sl st. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing.

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Finishing

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!

Cut a strand (about 6″) of TAUPE yarn. Use your yarn needle and this strand of yarn to embroider on the doll’s eyebrows.

Use a strand of CHARCOAL GREY yarn and yarn needle to sew the belt onto the doll’s waist.

Next, use the tail ends of your yarn and yarn needle to sew the vest onto the doll.

Use a strand of CHARCOAL GREY yarn and a yarn needle to carefully stitch around the doll’s right leg–this will look a little like a leg holster for his blaster!

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

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Week 1 of the June doll will be posted Tuesday, June 5th by 12pm PST.

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


And the May doll is…

…the best pilot in the galaxy, Han Solo!

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I think he turned out pretty amazing, don’t you?

I’d love to see photos of your own little Han Solo dolls–feel free to share them on social media and tag me @twoheartscrochetblog (Facebook) or @twoheartscrochet (Instagram).


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