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Suki the School Girl (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern) - Baby Bean Doll Base Variation

by - November 10, 2019


Hello my fellow crocheters,

I'm so happy to bring you Suki, the School Girl amigurumi doll!  This little girlie is a variation of my Baby Bean (free amigurumi pattern):


The instructions for Suki include:
  • Body base color changes, using the free Baby Bean Doll Base pattern
  • Dress and collar
  • Hair tutorial (available in PDF pattern file and Youtube video)

Suki is the second member of the Baby Bean Doll Base family.  Here she is with her sister (the first member), Whimsy the Witch

Little Whimsy and Suki!

I had the fortune of getting help from my fellow Facebook followers, who gave me ideas for a name that begins with "S".  I ended up really liking both "Sora" and "Suki", and put up a poll to see what others preferred.  The name, Suki, won by a landslide!  


So here we are now, with little Suki the schoolgirl!  Her pattern is super customizable, and you can create a "mini me" for a real-life school girl by changing the yarn colors to match the skin, hair, and school's uniform colors.  You can also use a different hair style, add embellishments like buttons and beads, and more!

Here's me with little Suki!


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If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other amigurumi doll patterns, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!


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!




SUKI THE SCHOOL GIRL

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Copyright Notice -- © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

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

This pattern is quick and easy, and includes instructions for Suki’s body base color changes, dress, collar, and a hair tutorial!  It can easily be customized by using different yarn colors for the uniform, hair color, skin color, and more!  Add embellishments of your own, such as a little bow in your doll’s hair, or buttons or beads on her outfit.  She makes an excellent gift for any students or little girls and boys who love to play “school” with this mini toy!

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

Size: 
  • Height: 4 ½ in (11.5 cm) 

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 (blue).

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 (blue).

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 (black).

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-R10: Sc around. (30 sts)

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

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~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Tie a small bow using pink yarn.
  2. Sew the collar around the doll’s neck. The dip in the middle faces front, and the two  ends are sewn together to the back of the neck. Sew the small bow to center of collar.
  3. Add strands of black hair to your doll’s hair cap, then sew cap to head.  The step-by-step Hair Tutorial with photo references is available in the PDF file.  Alternatively, you may view my hair tutorial videos for this part.
  4. If desired, sew bangs to your doll’s head one strand at a time. Style her hair however you’d like! I tied my doll’s hair into two pigtails.
  5. If desired, add blush to cheeks using my tips and video tutorial.
Congratulations on finishing your school girl doll!

(Have fun styling her hair any way you want!)


~ VIDEO TUTORIALS ~

Here are some video tutorials relevant to this design.

Adding blush to your doll:

Adding hair to your doll:






If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

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!




Love the Suki the Schoolgirl pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free amigurumi designs.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

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