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Cute Lil’ Voodoo Doll (free pattern)

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This weeks offering to the amigurumi gods is a pattern I created back the beginning of the year. It’s very simple and quick, especially for beginner crocheters. 

A cute lil’ Voodoo Doll, for anyone who needs a bit of heart soothing, or some revenge…

Ooh look - borders and text too!

More photos and free pattern after the jump.

The Essentials:

Hook: Depends what wool you use. In the photo I used a 3.5mm E hook because I used what I think is either lace or super fine yarn (I got given it without any tags so I don’t know for sure). If you’re using DK, then go down a few hook sizes, try a 2mm hook to get the same size.

Wool: Any in any colour - this is a good way to use up scraps.

Also needed: Contrasting wool for face stitching; red or pink wool for heart motif.

Finished Size: 2” tall, 1” wide.

Terms:

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

INC = Increase

DEC = Decrease 

NB: I start my amigurumi using CH2 for simplicity, but if you prefer you can use a magic ring.

HEAD

Round 1: Ch 3/ magic ring 
Round 2: 6sc in 2nd stitch/ centre (depends how you started!) (6) 
Round 3: Inc around (12) 
Round 4: [1sc, Inc] (Repeat around) (18) 
Round 5: [2sc, Inc] (Repeat around) (24) 
Round 6: 24sc (24) 
Round 7: 24sc (24) 
Round 8: [2sc, Dec] (Repeat around) (18) 
Round 9: [1sc, Dec] (Repeat around) (12) 
Round 10: Dec around (6) 
STUFF 
Round 11: Dec around (3) 
Finish off leaving really long tail, then make this tail into a loop (if you want this as a ‘keyring’ like in the photo).

BODY

Round 1: Ch 3/ magic ring 
Round 2: 6sc in 2nd stitch/ centre (6) 
Round 3: Inc around (12) 
Round 4: 12sc (12) 
Round 5: 12sc (12) 
Round 6: 12sc (12) 
Round 7: Dec around (6) 
STUFF (including your victims hair if you’re going for Voodoo authenticity!) 
Round 8: Dec around (3) 
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach body to head.

LEGS (Make two) 
Round 1: Ch 3/ magic ring 
Round 2: 6sc in 2nd stitch/ centre (6) 
Round 3: 6sc (6) 
Round 4: 6sc (6) 
STUFF 
Round 5: Dec around (3) 
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach legs to body.

ARMS (Make two) 
Round 1: Ch 3/ magic ring 
Round 2: 6sc in 2nd stitch/ centre (6) 
Round 3: 6sc (6) 
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach arms to body.

DECORATION

To decorate, use a bright red or pink yarn to embroider a heart to the chest (I cannot say how I did my heart, because it was trial and error, but it’s just using usual DK yarn and pretty easy to work out how to do). 
Also using a bright coloured DK yarn stick on some crosses for eyes and a long horizontal line crossed with vertical lines (classic zombie face).

Sorry that there aren’t more instructional photos. I would’ve made another to photograph as I went along, but I’m in a bit of a rush today, and most of this week in fact! At some point I will update this patterns with better photos.

As always, if you have a go at the Cute Lil’ Voodoo Doll, I’d love to see photos. Email me at amiguruthi[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk.


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