Don't have the budget to buy crochet patterns? Browse my huge collection of free patterns here, with projects ranging from amigurumi to clothing, home decor, and more! ♡
    Read more
    Looking for inspiration for your next project? Get lots of ideas and patterns for a variety of themes, including holidays, craft fairs, keychains, no-sew amigurumis, and more! ♡
    Learn more
    Check out my free printables! There are printables to go along with crocheted items, printables for little ones, and printables for the home! ♡
    Learn more
Hey there!
Welcome to the Sweet Softies blog! Join me in celebrating the sweet things in life, from motherhood and education, to crafts, fashion, home, and more!

If you'd like to learn more about me, just click this button below!
read more

Creator Challenge: Part 3 of 6

Dear fellow crocheters,

Welcome to Sweet Softies' third annual Creator Challengefeaturing Piper the Pixie!  She's the perfect amigurumi doll to make during this uniquely crazy, shelter-in-place time because she will surely bring some magic and smiles to your home!  If you haven't already, check out the INTRO PAGE for rules and important information about this Creator Challenge.

You can PIN this pattern for later~

You can also save it and/or add your project on Ravelry!



Arms & Legs

Pattern Notes:

  • If you prefer not using the i-cord technique, I have an alternative method for crocheting the arms and legs using chains and slip stitches. Scroll down to view instructions for the alternative arms and legs. 
  • The yarn color I used is put in parenthesis, but feel free to use whichever colors YOU wish! 
  • The full set of photo references is available in the PDF pattern file

Let's Begin!

ARMS (x2)
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
Set up the i-cord: Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R8: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

LEGS (x2)
Start with shoe-colored yarn (mint).
Set up the i-cord the same way as you did for the Arms (above).
R1: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section.
Switch to skin-colored yarn (peach).
R2-R12: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Legs (left), Arms (right)


If you prefer not using the i-cord technique, you may use this alternative method for crocheting the arms and legs. The alternative is thinner and flatter. However, please note that you will not be able to change yarn colors to create “shoes” using this method for the legs.

Side-by-side comparison of alternative method (left) and i-cord method (right)

ARMS (x2) - Alternative Method
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
Ch 11. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st across.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

LEGS (x2) - Alternative Method
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
Ch 15. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st across.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Want to see others' WIP photos, or share your own?  Go to the Sweet Softies FB Group!

PDF Pattern Available!
Want to get the full set of instructions right away? Want a printable, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF file with photo references? Want to also get two bonus hair tutorials for making a "hair down" and "hair in a bun" variation for your pixie? If so, you can purchase the PDF file for a small fee. Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!

Join the Community!
Participants are encouraged to share Part 3 photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!  I'd love to see your WIP!

You can also save this pattern or add your project on Ravelry!


Timeline & Links for Piper's Pattern
Note: Links will be made available once the post date arrives (12:00am PST).
Piper's pattern will be FREE on my blog, but an ad-free printable PDF pattern with photo references is also available for purchase. (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!)

Want your friends to join in on this fun Creator Challenge too?  The more, the merrier!  Share this post and spread the joy of crocheting!

Happy crafting!