Clementine Doll Free Pattern

Bonjour,

I’ve crocheted a lot of dolls, but I’d never designed my own pattern until now.  I wanted a simple one with not a lot of counting (since I’d lost my row counter when I made her!)  I thought she looked like a ‘Clementine’, so that’s the name of the pattern as well.  : )

Materials

  • Size G (4.00 MM) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn – I used I Love This Yarn in white
  • Stitch marker – bobby pin, yarn scrap, paper clip, safety pin, or store-bought
  • Stuffing – I used yarn scraps and polyfil
  • Stuff to embroider face with – I used black thread, two small buttons, and of course a needle

Pattern Notes

This is worked in a spiral, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round.  A row counter is very helpful, but it is possible to do it without – write the rounds down on paper, or if you’re really talented, in your head.  (If you really want to know, I crocheted around until it seemed the right length, and then counted the rounds after. ;))

Each limb starts with a magic ring (check out my tutorial here for help), but you can use another method if you like, such as ‘ch 2, make x sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, with x being the appropriate number of sc for the first round.’ What can I say, I just finished some algebra!

Legs (make 2)

R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: 2 sc in each st around.

R3-21: sc in each st around.  Fasten off on one leg, but do not fasten off on the other.

Joining the legs to start the body

R22: Sc 6 on the leg your yarn is attached to.  Sc in each of the 12 sts on the leg that you fastened off on.  Sc in the rest of the sts (6) on the first leg.  You’ll have 24 stitches.  Stuff the legs before proceeding.

R23-32: sc in each st around

R33: *sc 3, sc2tog* around

Begin stuffing around now and continue stuffing as you work the rest of the body.

R34: *sc 2, sc2tog* around

R35: *sc2tog* around.  (6 sts) Do not fasten off!

Head

R36: sc 2 in each st around.

R37: *sc 1, inc* around.

R38: *sc 2, inc* around.

R39: *sc 3, inc* around.

R40-44: sc in each st around.

R45: *sc 3, sc2tog* around.  If you’re embroidering a face, I suggest that you do so now.  Note: Before you sew on the face, put your amigurumi doll on her back and take a look at where her legs are in comparison to the head.  So, if you sew the face pointing to the side while the legs are pointing to the front, it will look a bit wonky.  Keep this in mind while working on the face.

R46:  *sc 2, sc2tog* around.

R47: *sc 1, sc2tog* around.  Now is probably a good time to stuff the head.

R48: *sc2tog* around.  Now you can fasten off, leaving a longish tail, and sew the remaining stitches together.  Weave in all of the ends.  With amigurumi you can weave it through the limb and trim it off, it will disappear inside the limb. 😉

Arms (make 2)

R1: 7 sc in a magic ring

R2 – desired length: sc in each st around.  (I did around 15 rounds.)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Sew open end together and sew the arms to the body.

Hair

I did a wig cap, which I sewed to the head and then attached hair to in the back so it would look like a ponytail.

R1: 6 sc in a magic ring

R2: 2 sc in each st around.

R3: *sc 1, inc* around

R4: *sc 2, inc* around

R5: *sc 3, inc* around

R6 – desired length: sc in each st around.

Keep going until the wig cap covers as much of the doll’s head as you want.  Then sl st to the next st and FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew it to the head.

To attach hair, I pulled several strands through the back near the magic ring and did a square knot (not my usual method, but it seemed to work.)  Then her head wasn’t too floppy and it looked like a cute ponytail.  After that, you’re done!

In the pictures, she’s wearing this Bleuette dress from By Hook, By Hand.  If anybody would like to see some patterns for outfits for her, let me know and I’d be happy to oblige.

I’ll hopefully be posting the giveaway winners tomorrow, so stay tuned!  In fact, why don’t you go enter now before it’s too late? 🙂

Edited to Add: Linked to Working on it Wednesday here.

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8 thoughts on “Clementine Doll Free Pattern

  1. Astri says:

    Very cute doll Cogaroo. I like the simplicity. I think it would be fun to see more outfits for this doll. :-)…Like a southern belle wedding gown…with little roses. 🙂

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