Mystery Ami CAL – November

Mystery Ami CAL November

Last month, we had a lot of fun making Jayne and Mal from Firefly as our October mystery dolls, but we’re going to cool things off a bit now and return to making just one doll for the month of November.

I’m not giving any hints this time around, so you’ll just have to follow along each week this month to see if you can figure out who we’re making. I’m pretty excited about this doll, and I hope you have a lot of fun making it!

We’ll start first with the head/torso/legs, then the hair, then arms, and finally the finishing details. Scroll down this page to see the materials list and stitch guide for this month’s mystery doll.

Are you ready to start a new mystery doll? Let’s have some fun!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

November Materials List

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn (small amounts of each) in Beige, Charcoal Grey, Dark Grey Heather, Electric Blue, Honey, Mustard, Toffee and White
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 2 (two) 6mm plastic safety eyes (or you can embroider the eyes 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

hdc = half-double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


November Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head & Body

Head

Rnd 1) In BEIGE for both dolls, 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. Join and ch 1. (6)

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

 

Torso

Rnd 11) *sc inc* x 6. Change to HONEY. Join and ch 1. (12)

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

Rnds 13-15) 15 sc. 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 DARK GREY HEATHER, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the beginning 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 DARK GREY HEATHER, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the beginning 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

Hair

Rnd 1) In TOFFEE, 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* x 7. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 7. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnds 4‐6) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

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

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!

You can also take this time to embroider on the doll’s eyebrows using a strand of TOFFEE yarn–or you can wait to do this at the end. Either way is fine!

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Week 2 of the November doll will be posted Tuesday, November 13th.


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