(Pseudo) Princess Pattern: Charlotte “Lottie” la Bouff (The Princess and the Frog) Amigurumi

I know, I know. Lottie isn’t technically a Disney princess. But how could I make Tiana and not her good friend Lottie? (Besides–she’s my favorite character from the movie. How could I not make her?!)
I just love how Lottie turned out. Her hair is mostly made in one piece (the bangs are basically just an extension of the main piece)–a feat I had yet to attempt, let alone succeed at–and her earrings are just to die for! How cute is she?!
So if you’ve been wishing on that evenin’ star for a pattern for Miss Charlotte la Bouff, then wish no more!
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Charlotte “Lottie” la Bouff (The Princess and the Frog) Amigurumi

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, white, light yellow, blush, pink, baby mint 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 – Lottie’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.

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 – Lottie’s Dress w/ Poofy Skirt:

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

Rnd 14: In blush, 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 – Lottie’s Arms w/ Poofy Sleeves & Gloves (make 2):

Rnd 1: In white, 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. Change to cream, join and ch 1.

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

Rnd 5: sc around. Change blush, join and ch 1.

Rnd 6: In blush, work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 7: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Carefully stuff the tops of the sleeves and, if desired, 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.

Rnd 8: *sc2tog* – repeat 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. Sew to body at the neckline of the dress. See photos for placement. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Dress Details:

Back of dress/collar piece:

Rnd 1: In blush, ch 10. Starting in the second chain space from hook, work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 2: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 3: sc across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the collar piece to the back of the dress at the neckline. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

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Bow:

Rnd 1: In pink, ch 70. Starting in the second chain space from hook, sc across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Tie a bow at the front of the dress. If desired, use a tapestry needle and a long strand of pink yarn to sew the bow firmly to the dress so that it does not come untied. (Note: I did not do this, as I may be replacing Lottie’s yarn bow with ribbon later. We’ll see!)

Neckline Details:

Rnd 1: In blush, ch 12. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the neckline piece to the front of the dress at the neckline. Try to create a heart-shaped, “sweetheart”, neckline. (Note: my sewing skills are not that great, apparently, so my sweetheart neckline became more ruffly than anything else. Still looks cute, though!) See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Hair, Main Piece:

Rnd 1: In light yellow, 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.

Rnds 4-6: sc around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 7: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. There will be two sc spaces remaining; work 1 sc in each of the remaining 2 sts. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 8: Work 2 sc in each of the next 4 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, and then work 2 sc in each of the last 4 sts.

Rnds 9-13: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: sc around. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using a tapestry needle and the tail end of the yarn, sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head, making sure that the side that looks like it wants to fold inwards is at the front. You’ll know which side should be at the front by trying it on both ways before you sew it to the head. See photos for placement if necessary.

If desired, wrap a strand of light yellow yarn around the base of the doll’s bun. I’m not sure that this is necessary, but I think it creates a defined look to her hair.

Pattern – Hair, Bangs:

Find the center of the doll’s hair piece, looking at the front. Count 6 sts to your right (doll’s left). Insert your hook into this space and ch 1.

Rnd 1: Work 1 sc in this st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, and 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 2: Working back across the “bangs”, work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, and 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Join to the beginning with a sl st and fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Lottie’s Crown:

Rnd 1: In white, 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.

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Pattern – Lottie’s Earrings:

Rnd 1: In white, ch 4. Work 3 sl sts in the 2nd chain space from hook. Work 1 sl st in each of the remaining sts of the row. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Using a tapestry need and the tail ends of the yarn to sew to either side of the doll’s head. See photos for placement if necessary. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Lottie’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 – Lottie’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 (or blush, if desired) yarn, working those stitches beneath the black stitches to create a two-tone eyeshadow look.

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Thank you evenin’ star! Isn’t she cute? Pair her with her good friend Tia and have a ball!

UPDATE: I have since purchased some pink ribbon and replaced the crocheted bow. The result is gorgeous!

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Next up: Rapunzel! Until then, happy crafting!

***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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