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Whimsy the Witch (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern) - Baby Bean Doll Base Variation

by - September 20, 2019

Whimsy is a little, grey-and-pink witchie that loves to fly off into the night, cast spells, cause some mischief, and paint the town her favorite color – pink!

This mini witch is a variation of my Baby Bean (free amigurumi pattern):


The instructions for Whimsy include:
  • Body base color changes, using the free Baby Bean Doll Base pattern
  • Dress and collar
  • Witch hat
  • Hair cap
  • Hair tutorial for attaching braids (available in PDF pattern file only)
  • Broomstick (available in PDF pattern file only)


This pattern can easily be adapted to create a wizard, similar to Hermoine from Harry Potter, or a school girl with that cute collar and uniform!  Either way, this little witchie gives off a "spooky cute" Halloween feel and is perfect for those who love the kawaii pastel goth aesthetic! 



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Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





WHIMSY THE WITCH

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Introduction:
Whimsy the Witch is a variation of the Baby Bean Doll. To make Whimsy, you will also need pattern instructions for the Baby Bean doll base (free crochet pattern).

Whimsy is a little grey and pink witchie that loves to fly off into the night, cast spells, cause some mischief, and paint the town her favorite color – pink! This pattern is quick and easy, and includes instructions for Whimsy’s body base color changes, dress, collar, witch hat, and hair cap!  (Note: The hair tutorial and broomstick pattern is only available in the PDF pattern file, along with photo references for the hair, doll parts, and finishing).

This pattern can easily be adapted to create a wizard (similar to Hermione from Harry Potter), or a school girl as well wit h the collar and uniform. Either way, this little witchie gives off a “spooky cute” Halloween feel and is perfect for those who love the kawaii pastel goth aesthetic!

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn.

Size: 
  • With hat, 6 in (15cm) tall. Without hat, 4 ½ in (11.5 cm) tall.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase (2 sc in same st) 
  • Dc-inc: 2 dc in same st 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only
Materials:

~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


DOLL BASE COLOR CHANGING GUIDE

Make the following color changes while using pattern instructions for the Baby Bean doll base.


DRESS SKIRT

Start with the main dress color (grey).

Place the doll face-down, feet turned away from you. Insert hook in a stitch in the center of the doll’s back, right under R22 of the body. This is where you will attach yarn and begin R1.

R1: Ch 1, sc around. *Join with a sl st to the first st. (21 sts)
R2: Ch 3, dc-inc around. *Join. (42 sts)
R3: Ch 3, (dc, dc-inc) around. *Join. (63 sts)

Switch to the dress edging color (white).

R4: Ch 1, sc around in BLO. *Join. (63 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

COLLAR

Start with the collar color (white).

R1: Ch 16. Ch 2, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc 7, ch 1, sl st in next ch. Ch 1, hdc in next ch. Hdc across remaining ch.

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the doll later. The indent in the center of the collar will be positioned in the front of the doll, while the ends will be sewn together in the back.

HAIR CAP

Start with the hair color (hot pink).

R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6-R11: Sc around. (30 sts)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later.

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HAT

Start with the main hat color (grey).

R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)
R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 3. (12 sts)
R4: (Sc 3, inc) x 3. (15 sts)
R5: (Sc 4, inc) x 3. (18 sts)
R6: (Sc 5, inc) x 3. (21 sts)

Switch to the ribbon color (light pink).

R7: (Sc 6, inc) x 3. (24 sts)

Switch back to the main hat color (grey).

R8: In BLO: sl st in next st to join the round. Ch 2, dc-inc around. *Join with sl st to first dc.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

BROOMSTICK

The broomstick pattern is available in the PDF pattern file download.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Sew the collar around the doll’s neck. The dip in the middle should go in the front of the doll, and the two ends of the collar should be sewn to the back of the neck.
  2. Add hair to the doll's cap, then sew the cap onto the doll's head.  The written/photo Hair Tutorial for Whimsy is available in the PDF pattern file.  Or, you may check out my blog post here for my general tips & videos on attaching hair to dolls
  3. If desired, add blush to cheeks using my tips and video tutorial.
  4. Give your witch her little hat and broom, and she is all set to go!


~ VIDEO TUTORIALS ~

Here are some video tutorials relevant to this design.

Adding blush to your doll:

Adding hair to your doll:






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Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!




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