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Creator Challenge: Part 6 of 6

by - May 21, 2020


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!

 



PART 6

Hair & Finishing Touches

Pattern Notes:
  • The hair tutorial in this free version on my website is for Piper's original hairstyle.  
  • The full set of photo references and two BONUS hair tutorials ("hair down" and "hair in a bun" versions) are in the PDF pattern file
  • A video tutorial for an alternative, "hair down" version is available.  You will need to make the hair cap first, then follow directions for attaching hair.

Let's Begin!


HAIR CAP
Use hair-colored yarn (yellow).
R1: In MR, sc 6. (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)
FO with a long tail for sewing later.



PIPER'S HAIR TUTORIAL

  1. Have the Hair Cap ready.
  2. Cut strands of yarn that is double the desired hair length.
  3. Fold a small bundle (3 strands) in half. Insert hook through a stitch at edge of the hair cap. 
  4. Pull center of the yarn bundle through the stitch. Put yarn ends through the loop.
  5. Pull tightly on yarn ends to secure the strands. 
  6. Repeat until you are happy with the amount of hair. (I attached 6 bundles total.)
  7. Sew the hair cap onto the head. If desired, sew bangs onto the doll one strand at a time.



FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Stuff the head and body well.
  2. Using a yarn needle, sew the arms and legs to the body.




  3. Sew the head to the body. Make sure to add any final bits of stuffing before sewing the neck opening shut.

  4. Wrap the dress collar around the neck and sew the ends together.

  5. Sew the wings together like shown below with the two larger wings on top and the smaller wings on the bottom. Then, sew the completed wings to the backside.

  6. Finally, add blush to your doll’s cheeks using blush powder and a q-tip.

    Below is a video tutorial for adding blush to your amigurumi doll. 


Congratulations on finishing your very own Pixie!

Give her a name and a little kiss!

Want to see others' completed pixies, or share your own?  Head on over to the Sweet Softies FB Group!




PDF Pattern Available!
Want to get the full set of instructions in 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 6 photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!  I'd love to see your WIP!

Part 6 photos will be added here!

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!)





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Happy crafting!

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