Elsa

Not a Frozen fan? Let it go!

Elsa is here at last, marking the end of a 3-month journey. She is the final Disney Princess pattern for the Two Hearts Crochet collection, and in true queenly fashion, she is lovely! Her hair is fierce, her cape is adorable, and her heart is pure gold. (Okay. It’s polyester fiberfil.) I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Happy crafting!

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Elsa (Frozen) Amigurumi

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, cool blue (darker blue), frosty blue (lighter blue), baby mint, violet, white, and black. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were mostly Red Heart yarns.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 2 6mm safety eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Sewing Needle

This pattern uses 6mm safety eyes. If you do not have safety eyes or do not wish to use them, I have included instructions for making the eyes out of yarn at the end of the pattern.

Pattern – Elsa’s Head:

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join & ch 1.

Insert the 6mm safety eyes into the 7th round at the front of the doll’s face so that there are 2 empty sc spaces between them. You will not be able to insert the safety eyes once you finish the head! See photos for placement if needed.

Rnd 9: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 10: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 11: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

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Pattern – Elsa’s Dress:

Rnd 13: Work 2 sc in each st around. Switch to frosty blue, join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: In frosty blue, work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc each of the next 2 sts. Change to cool blue, join and ch 1.

Rnd 15: In cool blue, work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join & ch1 (16 sts)

Rnd 16: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 18-19: *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts* – repeat around, work 1 sc in each remaining st of the round. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 20-27: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 28: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 29: Working in the front loops only, *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* – repeat around. 2 sc in last st. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 30: Working in the back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc st of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 31: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Using your crochet hook, carefully pull up a tiny bit of the stuffing from the head into the neck (this is easier than trying to force stuffing into the neck). Carefully stuff the rest of the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 32: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 33: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and weave in ends.

Pattern – Elsa’s Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: sc around. Switch to cool blue, join and ch 1.

Rnds 3-6: In cool blue, sc around. Join & ch 1

If you want, carefully stuff the arm just a little bit. It helps to roll the stuffing between your hands to make it cylindrical so that it will fit into the bottom of the arm. (Note: I leave my arms un-stuffed so they have a little more flexibility.)

Rnd 7: sc around. Join and fasten off leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the arm. Do not sew to the body just yet. Continue to work the back of her dress.

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Pattern – Elsa’s Cape:

Rnd 1: In frosty blue, ch 20. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, hdc across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 2: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 3: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 4: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 5: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 6: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 7: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 11 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 9: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 11: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 13: hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnds 14-16: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc in each st across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use a tapestry needle and the tail ends of the yarn to sew the cape to the back of the doll’s dress, just below the neckline. Weave in ends. See photos for placement if necessary.

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Pattern – Elsa’s Hair:

To make Elsa’s fierce braided hair-do, I cut several strands of white yarn and attached them to her head with a crochet hook and the method below. Click here to see an up-close photo tutorial with these steps if needed.

Cut strands of yarn measuring approximately 1 foot long. I don’t know how many I used, but if I had to guess, I would estimate 50. If you need more down the road, you can always cut more!

Step 1: Insert your hook into a stitch in the doll’s head. (Note: I start by working these stitches in a sort of outline around the doll’s head, starting at the hairline in the front.)

Step 2: Fold a strand of yarn in half, forming a loop on the end. Place this loop around your hook.

Step 3: Pull the loop through the stitch.

Step 4: Yarn over, wrapping both strands of yarn together around the hook.

Step 5: Pull the strands through the loop, essentially making a chain stitch with both strands. This knots the yarn at the base of the doll’s head.

It helps to work a few strands into the stitches at the top of the doll’s head so that you make a sort of outline, then fill it in with the rest of the strands of yarn. Because Elsa’s hair is braided and won’t be coming un-braided, you can fill in part of the area instead of the entire thing. Work several rows from the outside of the circle outline and continue inwards. Repeat these steps several times until you have enough yarn inside the circle. You’ll know you have enough when you can braid her hair without having any bald spots showing. You can then braid her hair as shown in the pictures.

Because I made my Elsa doll with the knowledge that her hair is not meant to be anything but braided, I was able to use less yarn (cutting down on the thickness of the braids. However, if you unbraid her hair (again, not my intention for this doll), you would be able to see the spots where I did not fill in the hair because you can’t see it when it’s braided. So if you want no bald spots at all, you’ll need to fill in the entire area like you would for Rapunzel or Merida.

To finish the braid, I used a small piece of white yarn and tied it around the end several times, then trimmed to length with the rest of the braid.

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Bangs – Short Pieces (make 4):

Rnd 1: In white, ch 6. Starting in the second chain space from hook: hdc, hdc, sc, sl st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a tapestry needle to sew the short pieces to the doll’s head. Position two short pieces along the doll’s hairline on each side towards her imaginary ears with the tapered ends pointing away from her face. Weave in ends.

Bangs – Long Pieces (make 4):

Rnd 1: In white, ch 8. Starting in the second chain space from hook: hdc, hdc, sc, sc, sl st, sl st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave in ends.

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a tapestry needle to sew the short pieces to the doll’s head. Position these long pieces along the doll’s hairline on each side between the short pieces (above her forehead) with the tapered ends pointing away from her face. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Elsa’s Crown:

Rnd 1: In baby mint, ch 8. Starting in 2nd chain space from hook: sl st, sc, hdc, trc, hdc, sc, sl st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using a tapestry needle and the tail ends of the yarn, sew the crown to the top of the doll’s head just behind the bangs. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Elsa’s Eyeshadow (w/ yarn):

Take a piece (about  6”) of black 4-ply yarn and carefully split in half. The result is two strands of 2-ply yarn. Use a sewing needle to carefully make stitches on the outsides of the eyes. Weave in ends. See photos to get a better idea.

Repeat for the violet eyeshadow detail, working the stitches below the black yarn. See photos if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Elsa’s Eyes (w/ yarn):

(Use this method if you are not going to be using the safety eyes for the doll.)

With a strand of black yarn, use a tapestry needle to hand-stitch the first eye onto the doll. Weave in ends. With another strand of black yarn, hand-stitch the second eye onto the doll so that there are two empty sc spaces between the eyes. See photos for placement if needed.

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It is a surreal feeling to be done with the princess patterns, but I think Elsa perfectly completes them. She is regal and made of love, and I think that all of the princesses have that in common. Doesn’t she look adorable when paired up with her sister?

Up next, Olaf! Not a princess, but a necessary character all the same.

Until next time, happy crafting!

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