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Woodland Leaf Fairy (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - June 08, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm excited to share with you my sweet, little fairy doll design!  Meet the Woodland Leaf Fairy, an adorable fae that is quick and easy to crochet.



This shy faerie lives deep in the woods. She has long, red hair, a forest green dress, a pair of magical butterfly wings, and two headpiece accessories to choose from – a leaf crown and a flower crown.  Doesn't she look adorable in both the leaf and flower crowns?

Wearing the Leaf Crown

Wearing the Flower Crown

This fairy makes a lovely gift for young girls and children who adore mythical, fantasy, and fairytale creatures. Adults with a penchant for folklore will also love this cute and whimsical design.  She's such a dainty, little thing!


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!






WOODLAND LEAF FAIRY

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 Woodland Leaf Fairy is an adorable, little fae that is quick and easy to crochet. This shy faerie lives deep in the woods. She has long, red hair, a forest green dress, a pair of magical butterfly wings, and two headpiece accessories to choose from – a leaf crown and a flower crown. This fairy makes a lovely gift for little girls and children who adore mythical, fantasy, and fairytale creatures. Adults with a penchant for folklore will also love this cute and whimsical design. The Woodland Leaf Fairy is part of Sweet Softies’ Pocket Pixie Series, which features a collection of mini amigurumi dolls that you’ll surely fall in love with.

The Woodland Leaf Fairy’s PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for the doll-making process, visual references for the crocheted parts, and a detailed hair tutorial.
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
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Tr: triple (treble) crochet
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease
  • I-cord (video tutorial available)

Materials:





~ 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 (reddish orange).
Repeat R1-R10 instructions from the ‘Head’ section.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Body
Start with underwear-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)
Switch to dress-colored yarn (green).
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 (green). 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.

Wings
Follow the instructions for the Butterfly Fairy Wings for your fairy.

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/05/butterfly-fairy-wings.html
Butterfly Fairy Wings (Written Pattern + Video Tutorial)


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

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


Hair Accessory Option 1: LEAF CROWN
Use leaf-colored yarn (green). 
Start with a long yarn tail. (Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook) x 6.
FO with a long tail.

Hair Accessory Option 2: FLOWER CROWN
Part A: HEADBAND RIBBON
Use leaf-colored yarn (green).
With a long tail to start, ch 30.
FO with a long tail.
Part B: FLOWERS (x5)
Use flower-colored yarn (red).
In MR: (ch 5, sl st in ring) x 5.
FO with a tail for tying to the headband.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~



  1. Sew the arms and legs to the body using a yarn needle and the long yarn tails. 
  2. To add hair, you can follow my Hair Tutorial video, or scroll down to see the embedded video on this page.  A photo and written tutorial is available in the PDF pattern file.
  3. Stuff the head and body firmly, but be careful not to stretch the stitches.  
  4. Make sure the hair cap is sewn onto the head, and then sew the head and body together.
  5. Sew the wings to the doll’s back.
  6. Add blush to cheeks using blush powder & q-tip.  Click here for a blush tutorial, or scroll down to watch the video tutorial on this page.
  7. Lastly, tie the hair accessory of choice (leaf crown or flower crown) around your doll's head.

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your sweet Woodland Leaf Fairy!



~ VIDEOS FOR THIS PATTERN ~


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

Hair Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to attach hair to the hair cap.

 

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.

 

Butterfly Fairy Wings

This is an optional accessory that you can add to these dolls.  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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2 comments

  1. and the free written pattern? I would appreciate posting it !!

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    1. Hi! The free written pattern will be posted on or before 6/14, as written in yellow highlight in my blog post. Thank you for being patient! ^_^

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