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Nurse Pixie Doll (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - June 04, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm excited to share with you this sweet Nurse Pixie! 



The Nurse Pixie is an adorable, miniature doll that is quick and easy to crochet. This sweet and caring healthcare provider wears a red cross cap to go along with her white uniform.  The hat can be positioned however you prefer -- secured close to her hairline, or further back and tied to her bun.

Cap positioned closer to the front; tied near hairline

Cap positioned further back; tied to hair bun

This little hero makes the perfect gift for your favorite nurse as a “thank you” gift or as a present for Nurse Appreciation Week starting May 6 (National Nurse Day, #nursesday)!  It’s a great way to show your support and acknowledgment of these healthcare professionals’ hard work and vital roles in our society. 


And, would you look at that?  She also fits so cutely into the palm of a hand!  Kids and children of all ages would love playing "doctor" with this cute doll as well, which can offer hours of imaginative pretend play.


This doll is part of Sweet Softies' Pocket Pixie Series.  Below are some other members of the group.  Click here to see them all and get links to their free patterns!

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/pocket-pixies.html 

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would 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 shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





NURSE PIXIE

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 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:
The Nurse Pixie is an adorable, little doll that is quick and easy to crochet. This sweet and caring healthcare provider wears a red cross cap to go along with her white uniform.  She makes the perfect gift for your favorite nurse as a “thank you” gift or as a present for Nurse Appreciation Week starting May 6 (National Nurse Day, #nursesday)!  It’s a great way to show your support and acknowledgment of these healthcare professionals’ hard work and vital roles in our society.  Kids and children of all ages will also love playing “doctor” with this cute doll as an imaginative, pretend play toy that offers hours of fun!

The Nurse Pixie’s PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for the doll-making process with helpful visual references.
Size: 
  • Height: 6 inches (15 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching plastic safety eyes, changing yarn colors, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • FO: fasten off
  • MR: magic ring
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease
  • I-cord (video tutorial available)

Materials:
  • Medium weight (4) yarn in desired colors for the skin, hair, and uniform. (I used peach, brown, and white)
  • Scraps of red yarn for sewing details on the nurse's cap
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional: blush powder & q-tip (for adding blush)



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Important Notes (Read before beginning!)
  • Use your preferred yarn colors for each part. (My selection is written in parenthesis.)
  • Video tutorials are available for some portions of this pattern.  Scroll down to the Video section to view them.  

Head
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
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-R12: Sc around. (30 sts)
R13: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
Insert 7mm plastic safety eyes between R10-R11, 6 sts apart.
R14: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
R15: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
FO and weave in the ends.

Hair Cap
Use hair-colored yarn (brown).
Repeat R1-R10 instructions from the ‘Head’ section.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Hair Bun
Start with hair-colored yarn (brown).
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4-R5: Sc around. (18 sts)
Switch to hair tie color yarn (white).
R6: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Nurse Cap
Use cap-colored yarn (white).
R1: Start with a long tail.  Ch 7.  In 3rd ch from hook, insert hdc. Hdc 4. Insert 2 hdc in last ch. (7 hdc, including the starting ch-2)
R2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across, including on top of the starting ch-2 in previous row. (7 sc)
FO with a long tail. Weave it down to the starting ch so that it is at the same level as the other tail.

Body
Use dress-colored yarn (white).
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4-R8: Sc around. (18 sts)
R9: (Sc 4, dec) x 3. (15 sts)
R10: Sc around. (15 sts)
R11: In BLO, (sc 3, dec) x 3. (12 sts)
R12: Sc around. (12 sts)
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Dress Skirt
Start with dress-colored yarn (white). Attach yarn to the back loops created in R11 of the body.
R1: Ch 2, hdc around. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (15 sts)
R2: Ch 2, (hdc 2, inc) x 5. *Join. (20 sts)
R3: Ch 2, (hdc 3, inc) x 5. *Join. (25 sts)
R4: Ch 2, (hdc 4, inc) x 5. *Join. (30 sts)
R5: Ch 2, (hdc 5, inc) x 5. *Join. (35 sts)
FO and weave in the ends.

Arms (x2)
Note: Arms and legs are made using the “i-cord” crochet technique. Click here for the i-cord tutorial, or scroll down to see videos for this pattern below.
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 (white).
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.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~


  1. Sew the arms and legs to the doll’s body using a yarn needle.
  2. Sew the hair bun to the hair cap.  Then, position the hair cap slanted over the head and sew it securely.
  3. Using hair-colored yarn (brown), sew bangs to the doll’s head strand by strand.
  4. Make sure the body and head are stuffed well before sewing them together.
  5. Using red yarn, sew a cross to the middle of the nurse’s cap.  
  6. Then, take the long yarn ends of the cap and tie on the doll’s head, or around her hair bun.
  7. Lastly, add blush to the cheeks using blush powder & a q-tip. Click here for a blush tutorial, or scroll down to watch the video tutorial.

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your sweet Nurse Pixie!



~ VIDEOS FOR THIS PATTERN ~


Below are some videos that go along with parts of this pattern.

I-cord

This is used for the arms and legs.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below. 



Adding Blush

This tutorial provides tips and instructions on how to quickly and easily add blush to your amigurumi doll, using blush powder and a q-tip.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below.





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 would 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 shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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