Happy weekend all!
Alisha here, BGranny’s daughter with what I think is a super cute fairy doll pattern. This is actually only my second creation, and my first using my own pattern. Of course, I wanted to offer this free for all, and I hope you will have fun with her. If you do create this cutie please do let me know, just leave a note in the comments I’d love to see your creation.
This cutie was created because I love amigurumi, and although BGranny does create a random cute creature she tends to stick to clothing, blankets and especially baby clothing. So, one day while bugging her to create more things and cuties for me she suggested I create my own. I’ve tried several times to crochet and just couldn’t seem to figure it out, I mean really that magic circle thing? Still, I gave it another try, maybe because I really wanted to create something cute!
So this fairy doll came about. This will be a four-part series to create the body and then as I move onto the hair, clothing, and accessories I’ll share those as well. Enjoy!
Please note although this pattern was created by me and you’re welcome to follow it completely I also encourage you to change it up. If you think the head should be longer or bigger or smaller feel free to go with it!
Fairy Doll Part One: The Head
I seem to start all of my creative projects with the head, whether I’m drawing, painting, or yes even crocheting so today won’t be any different.
- Crochet hook – I used a size 3.25mm though if you don’t have this size you can use something a bit smaller or larger.
- Yarn – We have a local yarn outlet here that sells yarn straight from the factory, so though some is a brand name I couldn’t tell you what was what anymore. You can choose any colour really as this is going to be a fairy doll, however, I chose a light skin tone.
- Yarn Needle – These have a dull tip and a large eye so you can thread yarn through it. You’ll need this to sew the parts together in the end.
- Eyes – This doll uses plastic safety eyes, though if you are so skilled you can also sew the eyes into your head as well.
- Stuffing – If you’re trying to be frugal you can always use old pillow stuffing, this is a great way to recycle!
- Marker/Spare Yarn – If you’re like me you may want to use a marker to keep track of your counts. I just use a piece of different coloured yarn to use as a marker, I find this works best.
- Paper and Pencil – Again if you’re forgetful like me I find it is helpful to have a little notepad with me while I work. Especially when we get to the legs I like to use it for nothing more than to tick off rounds as I go!
Glossary of Terms
sl st = slip stitch
sc (uk dc) = single crochet (uk double crochet)
st = stitch
rd = round
sc (uk dc) 2tog = single crochet (uk double crochet) two stitches together
Patterns are in US, with the UK stitches in brackets.
Rd 1: Create a 4 link chain. Sl st into the first chain. sc (uk dc) 6 st into the middle of the circle. Do not join rd. If done correctly you should be able to pull on your tail end of yarn to tighten up your circle.
You can also start with the magic circle if you prefer.
Rd 2: Do not chain, we will be working continuously your stitches should start to look like a snail shell. This will avoid seams in your work. 2 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 12 st
Rd 3: 1 sc (uk dc) in next st, 2 sc (uk dc) in next st – repeat to end = 18 st
Rd 4: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 2 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in next st – repeat to end = 24 st
Rd 5: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 3 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in next st – repeat to end = 30 st
Rd 6: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 4 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in next st – repeat to end = 36 st
Rd 7: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 5 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in next st – repeat to end = 42 st
Rd 8-17: (10 rds) 1 sc (uk dc) in each st – repeat to end = 42 st
*While doing your rds you will want to decide where to put your eyes. I chose to put mine on the 15th rd. I chose to put them lower in the face, and wider apart this gives a cuter kawaii style face that I like. You’re welcome to choose whatever you like!*
Rd 18: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 5 st, sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 36 st
Rd 19: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 4 st, sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 30 st
Rd 20: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 3 st, sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 24 st
Rd 21: 1 sc (uk dc) in next 2 st, sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 18 st
*At this point, you will want to start filling your head with stuffing*
Rd 22: 1 sc (uk dc) in next st, sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 12 st
Rd 23: sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 6 st
Rd 24: sc (uk dc)2tog – repeat to end = 3 st – Closed
Leave a long tail at the end to tie to the body later, then cut it. Then save it and pop back over next week for part two: the body!