Author:
Elmien Louw

Elmien lives in a small town in South Africa with her husband and three kids. She is a stay-at-home mom that always finds time to crochet in between cooking, baking, and helping with homework. Her unique patterns are inspired by her kids who thinks she can crochet anything!

Amy Doll Crochet Pattern

Maker
3/15/2020

Hi everyone! I am Elmien from MamaMea Crochet. I started crocheting when my son was a baby. The first toy I ever made was a pony because he was obsessed with horses. But I only started my little business after Mea was born – hence the name MamaMea. For Mea’s first birthday I was looking for a doll to crochet, but when I couldn’t find the perfect one, I decided to try my hand at designing patterns. It took weeks of planning and crocheting but finally the Mea Doll Pattern was done! And she would be the first in the MamaMea Dolls pattern range.

So when my 2nd baby girl Amé (pronounced Ah-may) was born I had to make a new doll inspired by her. She is my only child born in the winter so I just had to make a winter doll. I have been working on the Amy Doll for almost a year and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with everyone!

SUPPLY LIST

Hooks : 4mm, 5mm, 6mm (sizes F, H, J) (UK 8, 6, 4)

Tapestry needle

Two small buttons

Safety Eyes : 2 x 10mm black safety eyes

Yarn:

Boots – Small amount of chunky yarn

Body – 100g/ 1 skein of chunky cream yarn

Hair – 70g of chunky yarn

Hair bow – small amount of DK yarn

Dress – DK yarn

Jacket – Either chunky or 2 different strands of DK

KEY (US terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

St(s) = stitches

Sl st. = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Inc = increase - two sc’s in one space

Dec = decrease – two stitches become one (this will always be a SC decrease unless stated otherwise!)

Inv dec = 2 sc’s become 1 stitch - Video Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBrhqt_h5YE)

Sc dec = sc decrease (insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in 2nd st, pull up loop, YO, pull through the 3 loops on the hook)

Hdc dec = hdc decrease (YO, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, YO, insert in 2nd st, pull up loop, YO, pull through all 5 loops on the hook)

Dc Dec = Dc decrease (YO, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, YO, insert in 2nd st, pull up loop, YO, pull through the 4 loops on the hook, YO, pull through the last loops on hook)

5DC cluster = 5 Dc’s in the same stitch

Magic circle = Video Tutorial

Changing colours = Video Tutorial

( ) = number of stitches at end of round

* * = repeat stitches in between

NOTES

- The ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch

- The 1st stitch in each row is worked in the same stitch as the chain, except if stated otherwise.

- Make sure to read when you are working in rows or rounds

Pattern

BOOTS

4 mm hook – make 2 – Chunky yarn

Working in rows:

Row 1: Ch 5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, sc 4 in the last st of the ch (these 4 will go around the end of the chain), cont. on the other side of the chain: sc 2, Inc, sl st (12)

Row2: Ch 1, Inc x 2, sc 2, Inc x 4, sc 2, Inc x 2, sl st. (20)

Row 3: Ch 1, Sc 20 in back loops only, sl st (20)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc 8, sc dec, sc , sc dec, sc 7, sl st (18)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc 6, hdc dec x 3, sc 6, sl st (15)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc 5, sc dec x 3, sc 4, sl st (12)

Row 7-11: Ch 1, sc 12, sl st (12)

DON’T fasten off. Continue with the legs.

LEGS

4mm hook – make 2 – Chunky yarn

Change to cream yarn for the legs and continue working IN THE ROUND from now on:

Rnd 1: Sk 1st st, sc 12 in back loops only (12)

Rnd 2-8: Sc 12 (12)

Rnd 9: *Inv dec, sc 4* x 2 (10)

Rnd 10: Sc 10 (10)

Rnd 11: Sc 2, press the opening together and close up the leg with 5 sc(s)

ARMS

4mm hook – make 2 – Chunky yarn

Stuff the arms as you go

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic circle (4)

Rnd 2: *Inc, sc 1* x 2 (6)

Rnd 3: *Inc, sc 2* x 2 (8)

Rnd 4-12: Sc 8 (8)

Stop stuffing

Rnd 13: *Inv dec, sc 2* x 2 (6)

Rnd 14: Close up with 3 sc  (3)

BODY

4mm hook – Chunky yarn

Row 1: Ch 6. Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, Inc in last st. Turn around and continue

on the other side of chain: Inc, sc 3, Inc (14)

Place stitch marker

Row 2: Inc x 2, sc 3, Inc x 4, sc 3, Inc x 2 (22)

Row 3: *Sc 10, Inc* x 2 (24)

Row 4-11: Sc 24 (24)

Start stuffing the body

Row 12: *Inv dec, sc 4* x 4 (20)

Row 13: Sc 20 (20)

Row 14:  *Inv dec, sc 3* x 4 (16)

Row 15: Sc 16 (16)

Row 16: *Inv dec, sc 2* x 4 (12)

Finish stuffing the body. Continue with the head, DON’T fasten off!

HEAD

4mm hook – Chunky yarn

Row 1: *Inc* x 12 (24)

Row 2: *Inc, sc 3* x 6 (30)

Row 3: *Sc 5, Inc* x 5      (35)

Row 4: *Sc 3, Inc, sc 3* x 5 (40)

Row 5-13: Sc 40 (40)

Attach eyes between row 9 and 10, 5 stitches apart (pic)

Start stuffing the head, and keep stuffing as you go.

Row 14: *Sc 3, inv dec, sc 3* x 5 (35)

Row 15:  *Inv dec, sc 5* x 5 (30)

Row 16: *Sc 2, inv dec, sc 2* x 5 (25)

Row 17: *Inv dec, sc 3* x 5 (20)

Row 18: *Sc 2, inv dec* x 5 (15)

Row 19:  *Inv dec, sc* x 5 (10)

Row 20: Inv dec x 3.

Take a tapestry needle and weave through remaining loops. Close up and fasten off. Pull tail into the head.

HAIR

start with 5 mm hook – Chunky yarn

Row 1 - 4 are worked in the round.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: *Inc, sc* x 6 (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, Inc* x 6. Sc, sl st. (24)

Change to 6 mm hook

Work in rows from now on.

Row 1: *sk 1 st, 4 hdc in same st, sk 1 st, sl st* x 6 (6 clusters)

Row 2: 3 sl st(s) to top of cluster

*Skip 1 st, 4 dc in between clusters, skip 2 stitches, sl st on top of cluster* x 6 (6 clusters)

Row 3-5: Repeat row 2 (6 clusters)

Row 6: 3 sl st(s) to top of cluster. *Sk 1 st, 4 dc in between clusters, skip 2 stitches, sl st on top of cluster * x 4. Sk 1 st, 4 dc in between clusters, sk 1 st, sl st on top of cluster. (5 clusters)

Row 7: Turn, sk 1st st, 2 sl st(s) to top of cluster,

*sk 2 st(s), 4Hdc in between clusters. Sk 1 st, sl st to top of cluster* x 4

Change to 5 mm hook again

Row 8: Turn, sk 1st st, 2 sl st(s), *Ch 1, sk 2 st(s), sc, Ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st* x 3        

FASTEN OFF. Leave about 40cm tail to sew on.

You can view a video of how I sew on the hair here.

PONYTAIL

5 mm hook – make 3

Row 1: Ch 23. Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, {dc, ch 1, dc} in next st* rp to end. (10 V’s)

FASTEN OFF. Leave tail for sewing.

Sew onto the head right in the centre:

HAIR BOW

4 mm hook – DK yarn

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 25 in rest of ch (26)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc 26 (26)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 26 (26)

Row 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 26 (26)

Put the two ends together and close-up with sl st(s)

Work onto the head just above the ponytail.

DRESS

4mm hook – DK yarn

Chain 24

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 22 in the remaining chains (23)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *Sc Inc, sc* x 11, Sc Inc (35)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc 13, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc 6 (41)

Now we will be making the armholes of the dress:

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc, ch 2, sk 10 st(s), Sc, *Inc, Sc* x 5, ch 2, sk 10 st(s), Sc, Inc, Sc, Inc, Sc (34)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 34 (34)

Row 6-10: Ch 1, turn. Sc 34 (34)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn.  Sc 34, sl st to close-up the dress (34)

Row 12-15: Ch 1, turn. Sk 1st st, sc 34, sl st (34)

Row 16: Sk 1st st, *In next st: Sc, Hdc 3, Sc. Sl st in next st* x 16, sl st to 1st sl st made 16 (16 clusters)

Row 17: Ch 2, sk 2 st(s), sl st. Sk 2 st(s) and make a 5DC cluster in the sl st. *Sk 2 st(s), sl st, sk 2 st(s), 5DC cluster* x 16, sl st in 1st st of row (16 clusters)

Row 18-21: Ch 2, sl st in 3rd Dc. *5DC Shell in sl st, sl st in 3rd Dc* x 16, sl st (16 clusters)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finish the dress with a border and a buttonhole:

Attach yarn to the back (pic A), on the right side, sc 10 down to the bottom of the opening, sc 7 up the left side, ch 4 (to form a buttonhole), sl st at the collar (pic B)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

JACKET

5mm hook – 1 x strand Chunky or 2 x strands DK yarn

FRONT SIDE 1:

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 11 in rest of ch (12)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc 12 (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 4, dec, sc6 (11)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, dec, sc 3 (10)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 2, dec, sc 6 (9)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, dec, sc (8)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 6 (7)

Fasten off.

FRONT SIDE 2:

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 11 in rest of ch (12)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc 12 (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, dec, sc 4 (11)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc 3, dec, sc 6 (10)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, dec, sc 2 (9)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc, dec, sc 6 (8)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6, dec (7)

Fasten off.

BACK:

Row 1: Attach yarn to the front SIDE 1 (pic C):

Sc 5 along the 1st 5 st(s) of SIDE 1, ch 10, sk the 1st 7 st(s) of the front SIDE 2, sc 5 along the last 5 st(s) of SIDE 2 (20) (pic D)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc 5, sc 10 along the ch, sc 5 (20)

Row 3-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc 20 (20)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 3, dec, sc 10, dec, sc 3 (18)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc 2, dec, sc 10, dec, sc 2 (16)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc, dec, sc 10, dec, sc (14)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Fasten off.

Assembling the jacket parts:

Attach yarn to the corner of SIDE 1 (pic E)

Row 9: Ch 1, Sc 7, sc 15 around the armhole, sc 12 along the back, sc 15 around the 2nd armhole, sc 7 (56)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Sc 7, ch 1, sk the 15 st(s), sc 12, ch 1, sk 15 st(s), sc 7 (28)

Row 11-15: Ch 1, turn. Sc 28 (28)

DON’T fasten off! Continue with border around the jacket:

Ch 1, sc in same st, sc 10 up along the jacket opening, ch 4 (for the buttonhole), sc on the corner of the collar, sc 7 across SIDE 1, sc on shoulder, sc 10 across the back, sc on shoulder, sc 7 across SIDE 2 (26 in total across collar), ch 1 at corner, sc in same st, sc 13 down the other side of the jacket opening, sl st at bottom of the jacket. (pic F)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew on a button for the jacket and the dress.

Button placements:

Thank you for trying out one of my designs and I really hope that you enjoyed making the Amy Doll. Feel free to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for  more crochet inspiration and patterns.

Happy Making!

MamaMea

Xo

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