Amy the Amigurumi Doll - CAL Part 2



Welcome to part 2 of our CAL of Amy the Amigurumi Doll! I love seeing all of the different colors you have chosen!

If you're just joining in, head over here to get all the details on the CAL and the materials you'll need! You can also find Part 1 here!


If you have never done a CAL (crochet a long) before, you're in for some fun! Be sure to join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook. You can share your doll (or other crochet goodness you've made) and ask any questions you may have as we go! 

Part 1 - Legs, body and skirt
Part 2- Head, hair and facial features! (below)
Part 3- Arms and assembly! 


If you prefer to work with a printable copy or would like to go at your own pace you can purchase an ad-free printable version in my Etsy or Ravelry shop for a low fee! 


This will remain a free pattern on the blog even after the CAL has ended so don't worry about it going anywhere! You can PIN this CAL to your favorite board to come back to anytime!


If you are new to amigurumi, I recommend reading through this post first for some great tips!


Abbreviations Used

SC- Single crochet 
SC INC- Single crochet increase 

INV DEC- Invisible decrease 

HDC- Half double crochet 

HDC INC- Half double crochet increase 

Sl st – Slip stitch

Blo- Back loops only


Slowly stuff as you go. We want to stuff firmly by adding a little at a time, looking to stop just before the stitches start to stretch (to avoid gaps)! 

The pattern calls for size 12mm plastic safety eyes, if you don't have these on hand or are making your doll for a little one under 3 I recommend making these instead!

Here we go!

Head- 

With skin color

*Note: Cut a strand of yarn about 10 inches long, this will be used for the nose halfway through*

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)

Rounds 10-19: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 9 stitches apart. Place your eyes where you would like them and then remove to embroider your eyelashes before attaching the washer to the back. (This creates a little hole to help see where you want your eyelashes to go.) 


Nose and Smile- 

Using same color yarn, place the nose two rows beneath your eyes and 3 stitches in on each side (this will leave 3 stitches in the middle and this is what you will pass your yarn through to create the nose). Pass your yarn through 4 times (or as many as you would like for a thinner or wider nose). 

Using your pink embroidery thread (or pink yarn) make a ‘V’ for the smile.




*Stuff your head as you go. 

Round 20: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 21: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 22: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 23: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (30)


Round 24: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 25: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 26: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (12) 
*Make sure the head is fully stuffed before closing

Round 27: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end

Hair Hat- 

With hair color

To make the hair we will make a hair hat or wig to sew on. This is very similar to the spine hat we made on the amigurumi Hedgehog!

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)

Rounds 10-14: SC around (54)

Round 15: DC in the first 26 stitches, sl st in the next 2 stitches, and DC in the remaining 26 stitches (54)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the head 

Hair –

Cut multiple strands of yarn about 16 inches long. I wrapped yarn around my crochet case (you could also use a DVD or something similar) and cut one end. This will speed up the process as you will need MANY strands of yarn. 



Take your first strand of hair and slip stitch through a stitch from round 14. Continue this around for each stitch on rounds 13 and 14. 



Put on a good movie, this part takes some time but the hair is so cute it's worth it!

When you have all of your hair on, line up your hair hat onto the head and sew on. The part can either be in the middle or off to one of the sides. I placed mine just above the highest part of the eyelashes.






Using your bent tip or straight needle go through one of the stitches on your hair hat and into the top stitch on the head. Continue around until hair hat is secure and fasten off.


Pull the hair back into a ponytail and secure. I used a piece of the same colored yarn with a double knot. No need to weave in the ends, it will blend in nicely with the others!

Hair Tie –

With color of choice chain 19, HDC in the 2nd chain from hook and in each across (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail, place around the ponytail and sew ends together. Trim any hair that seems uneven. 



Your doll is one step closer to being done! 


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