Mystery Ami CAL – October

Mystery Ami CAL October

The Mystery Ami CAL is starting a little bit later in the month this time around, but that’s okay! To shake things up a little bit, we’ll be making two dolls over the next few weeks–that’s right, TWO! I think you’re really going to like them.

No hints this time around, so you’ll just have to crochet along with me and see if you can figure out who we’re making.

We’ll start first with the head/torso/legs, then the arms & hair, and then the finishing details. One of our dolls may even have an accessory, so info on that will be available with week 4’s part of the pattern.

Ready? Let’s get crafting!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

October Materials List

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook AND F/3.75mm hook
    • Note: the F/3.75mm hook is used only in week 4. Use the D/3.25mm hook for everything else in this pattern.
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn (small amounts of each) in Beige, Black, Brick, Chocolate, Dusty Green, Honey, Mustard, Rust, and Toffee
  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (small amount) in Grand Canyon
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 4 (four) 6mm plastic safety eyes, 2 for each doll (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

sc3tog = single crochet 3 stitches together


October 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 BRICK for doll #1 and DUSTY GREEN for doll #2, and cut the BEIGE yarn. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 10) In BRICK for doll #1 and DUSTY GREEN for doll #2, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

 

Torso

Rnd 11) In BRICK for doll #1 and DUSTY GREEN for doll #2, *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 HONEY for doll #1 and GRAND CANYON for doll #2. Cut the BRICK/DUSTY GREEN 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 HONEY for doll #1 and GRAND CANYON for doll #2, 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 HONEY for doll #1 and GRAND CANYON for doll #2, 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: Arms

Arms (Make 2 for each doll)

Rnd 1) In BEIGE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Change to TOFFEE for doll #1 and DUSTY GREEN for doll #2. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Rnds 2-4) In TOFFEE for doll #1 and DUSTY GREEN for doll #2, 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: Hair & Coat

Note: This week, we’re only making hair and the coat for doll #1…doll #2 doesn’t have a hair piece to be made, nor does that doll have a coat! Don’t worry, though, because doll #2 will be getting some special stuff next week!

Hair

Rnd 1) In CHOCOLATE, 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!

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Coat

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

Rows 2‐5) 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Row 6) 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 7) sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. (10)

Row 8) In the BACK LOOPS ONLY, work: sc inc, sc, sc inc, hdc, 2 hdc inc, hdc, sc inc, sc, sc inc. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (16)

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 Pattern: Hat & Finishing

Note: This week, we’re only making hair and the coat for doll #1…doll #2 doesn’t have a hair piece to be made, nor does that doll have a coat! Don’t worry, though, because doll #2 will be getting some special stuff next week!

Hat – Main Part (for doll #2)

Rnd 1) In MUSTARD, 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)

Rnd 4) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 5) 21 sc. Change to RUST. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 6) In RUST, 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 7) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 8) 21 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (21)

 

Hat, Earflap #1

Row 1) Insert your hook into the 3rd st of rnd 8 of the main hat. With BRICK, ch 1, then work 3 sc along the bottom of the hat. Turn and ch 1. (3)

Row 2) 3 sc. Turn and ch 1. (3)

Row 3) sc3tog. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (1)

 

Hat, Earflap #2

Row 1) Insert your hook into the 15th st of rnd 8 of the main hat. With BRICK, ch 1, then work 3 sc along the bottom of the hat. Turn and ch 1. (3)

Row 2) 3 sc. Turn and ch 1. (3)

Row 3) sc3tog. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (1)

Finishing

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew the hat to the head of doll #2. To make the pom-pom of the hat, cut a long strand of BRICK yarn and stitch/weave it over the crown of the hat several times–you can even use the tail ends of the yarn from your earflaps for this! Pull any excess yarn through the doll’s head and trim.

Cut a strand (about 18″) of CHOCOLATE yarn. Use your yarn needle and this strand of yarn to embroider on the eyebrows for doll #2, as well as a few strands of hair sticking out from beneath the hat.

Cut a strand (about 8″) of CHOCOLATE yarn (or use TAUPE, like I did) and use a sewing needle to carefully stitch a goatee onto doll #2. See photos for details.

Use a long strand of CHOCOLATE yarn and yarn needle to stitch a belt onto both of the dolls at the waist. For doll #1, you only need to stitch the belt onto the doll where it will be visible–no need to try and stitch beneath the coat!

Use a strand of CHOCOLATE yarn and a yarn needle to carefully stitch around the dolls’ right legs–this will look a little like leg holsters for their guns.

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

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Week 1 of the November doll will be posted Tuesday, November 6th.

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


And the October dolls are…

…Captain Reynolds and Jayne from Firefly!

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Jayne Cobb Firefly GIF

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It wouldn’t be a nerd-themed mystery amigurumi crochet along without a feature from Firefly, right?

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


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