Princess Pattern: Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) Amigurumi

Hello, crafters!

After a field of crafting fiascos, I am happy to finally share my pattern for Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.

A lot of hard work went into creating her (something I’m sure she’d appreciate!), and I love every detail about her. I hope you do, too!

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Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) Amigurumi

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: brown/skin tone, ecru (or some other off-white), capers (or other soft, dark green), baby mint (or some other light blue-ish mint color), and black. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were mostly Red Heart yarns and some Cascade Yarns.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 2 6mm Safety Eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Tapestry Needles
  • Sewing Needle

Pattern – Tiana’s Head:

Rnd 1: In brown, 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.

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.

Pattern – Tiana’s Dress w/ Poofy Skirt:

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

Rnd 14: In ecru, 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. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 15: 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 15: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 17: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 18: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 19: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 20: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 21: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 22-26: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 27: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and fasten off.

Rnd 28: Working in the front loops only, *3 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Do not join.

Rnd 29: 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 30: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 31: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 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, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 33: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 34: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 35: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and weave in ends.

Pattern – Tiana’s Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: In brown, 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 2-7: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 8: sc around. Join & fasten off, leaving a long tail.

If you like, take this time to stuff the arms. It helps to roll the fluff between your hands to make it long and flat. I do not stuff the arms of my dolls because I think it makes them a little more flexible.

Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the arm. Sew to body just below the neckline of the dress. See photos for placement. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Dress Details:

1st Layer – sew on top of main part of dress (make 5):

Rnd 1: In baby mint, chain 18. Work in the first side of the chain. In the 3rd chain space from hook, work 1 dc. Work 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, and sl st in the last st. Turn.

Rnd 2: Working in the other side of the chain, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, and 1 dc in each of the last 11 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

2nd Layer – sew on top of the first layer (make 4):

Rnd 1: In capers, ch 7. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook, sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 2: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 3: sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, and then sc2tog. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 4: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 5: sc2tog, sc2tog. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 6: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 7: sc2tog. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 8: Work 1 sc in the only st of this row. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Sew the 1st layer pieces to the dress at the waistline. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

Sew the 2nd layer pieces to the dress on top of the 1st layer pieces at the waistline. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

Neckline Details:

Rnd 1: In baby mint, ch 16. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to sew the chain to the top of the dress at the neckline. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

 Flower Detail:

In ecru, make a magic circle.

Petal: Ch 3. Join to center of the circle with a sl st.

Repeat instructions for flower petal until you have 5 petals (or as many as you want!). Fasten off and pull the center tight. Using the tail ends of the yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the flower to the dress. See photos for placement if necessary, or place where you like! Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Hair, Main Piece:

Rnd 1: In black, 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: 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 next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1

Rnds 5-6: sc around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 7: Work 1 sc in each of the first 10 sts, 3 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the next st. Then ch 6. Working in the chain, sc2tog, sc2tog. Join to the main piece with a sl st. Continuing to work in the round, work 1 sc in each of the last 10 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head so that the small ridge of hdc sts is along the front of the face like bangs. Stitch behind the “bangs” and around the head.

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Fold the center of the bangs down towards the face, creating two small “bumps”. Make small, careful stitch with your yarn in the center, but not too close to the front of the hair piece. You don’t want the stitch to be visible! When you’re done, weave in your ends.

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Pattern – Hair, Bun:

Rnd 1: In black, 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: 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 3-4: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: sc around. Join & fasten off, leaving a long tail.

(Note: from this point on, you will not be working the round; you will be making the piece of hair that falls down the doll’s back and over her shoulder.)

Rnd 6: sc in next each of the next 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn,.

Rnds 7-9: sc across this short row. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 10: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnds 11-12: sc across the short row. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 13: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnds 14-15: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 16: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 17-20: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 21: sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the bun piece to the head, pressing on the piece as you go to make it more rectangular in shape. See pictures for placement & shaping if needed. Add a tiny bit of fluff to the inside of the bun. Weave in ends.

(You can see in the photo that I sewed her bun on a little crooked. I think this worked pretty well when it came time to wrap her hair over her shoulder, though!)

Wrap a strand of black yarn around the base of the hair bun several times. Tie with a square knot and weave in ends.

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Pattern – Tiana’s Tiara:

In baby mint, ch 50 and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Carefully fold the chain over itself to make the shape as show in the picture above. Use the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle to stitch through the folds at the base of the tiara. Work several stitches with your tapestry needle until you are sure the folds are securely sewn together. Then sew the tiara to the head and weave in ends. See photo for placement if necessary.

Pattern – Tiana’s Eyes (w/ yarn):

Using a strand of black yarn, hand stitch the first eye onto the doll. Weave in ends.

Using another strand of black yarn, hand stitch the second eye onto the doll so that there are two full/empty sc spaces between the eyes. See photos for placement.

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Pattern – Tiana’s Eyeshadow:

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. See photos to get a better idea. Repeat with a strand of baby mint yarn, working those stitches beneath the black stitches to create a two-tone eyeshadow look.

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There you have it! All that hard work certainly paid off. I can’t believe how adorable she turned out! I was concerned at first that the green “capers” color was too dark, but when paired with the dress neckline detail and the flower, I think the darker green helps to balance her out a bit.

And just look at that tiara! It’s just perfect!

Pair her up with her good friend Lottie and a good time is sure to be had by all!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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