Eliora the Elf · Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern (Free Bag Pattern!)

by - September 10, 2021


Hello, my crochet friends!  

Many of my recent amigurumi projects have been small, quick-to-work-up projects, like the tiny Bedtime Babies.  It's been a while since I've had the pleasure of designing a more complex doll, and I'm happy with how she turned out! 

Meet Eliora the Elf!


If you'd like to see her in action, be sure to check out her pattern preview video!  I've also got a sweet, little freebie for this premium pattern on this page, too.  Just keep reading to find out! 

Eliora's design features:

  • Pointy elf ears
  • Removable hooded capelet
  • Long-sleeve dress with a mock fair isle design
  • Knee-high cuffed boots with criss-cross laces
  • Circular crossbody bag
  • Unique style combination of medieval, renaissance, woodland, fairytale, and a touch of boho themes

Since Eliora is a doll, I designed her to be played with, so I gave her some removable accessories!  Both her cape and purse can be taken off and put back on, which adds a fun dress-up feature for little ones to enjoy this play toy.


This sweet doll makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or as craft fair products. 


This sweet amigurumi doll is easily customizable with different yarn colors.  I'd like to crochet her again using another color scheme and hair style!

Meanwhile, I am quite happy with the one-sided braid that I added to Eliora's hair!  If you'd like to learn how to attach hair to your doll in the same way, I've shared my method in my Adding Hair to Amigurumi Dolls video tutorial


I'm happy with how her pointy elf ears turned out, too. I wanted to make them noticeable, but not overtly so. 

Since I'm also a fan of fair isle designs, I did a simplified, crocheted version of it with some colorwork play on Eliora's top.  It was so much fun to do!  My heart-shaped color changes video tutorial will show you how I did the colorwork between the dark purple stripes.


Eliora's outfit design also features some clean lines, as you can see the edging at the waist between the top and skirt.  There's additional edging for the socks, as well as for the boot cuffs, which I had fun adding in!  It's details like these that make me love designing dolls!

Oh, and here's a closer look at her boots.  I have a thing for high boots with cross-strapped laces.  It's also apparent in my Willow the Woodland Doll and Wanderlust Bunny patterns! 


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!



Here's a FREEBIE!

Eliora's circle crossbody bag pattern will be shared for free on this blog page!  Scroll down to not only view the pattern instructions, but also the pattern info, materials list, and stitches used for the entire Eliora doll. 



Want the Full PDF Pattern?

The full pattern instructions for crocheting Eliora from start to finish are available in the PDF pattern file!  The PDF also includes photo references, a step-by-step hair tutorial, and links to helpful video tutorials relevant to this project.  It is ad-free, easy-to-read, and helps support Sweet Softies.

You can get the PDF from Ravelry or Etsy


Why isn't this pattern 100% free on the Sweet Softies blog?
Most of my patterns are written in full for free on my blog, but this pattern is an exception. I have a part of it for free on my blog as a preview, but for the full design, I have decided to make it a premium pattern. I have been struggling to keep my blog running with free patterns, so I hope you can understand my decision to release this as a paid pattern. (If you'd like to learn more, you can read my post: What Breaks My Heart as a Crochet Designer.)




ELIORA THE ELF

Free Crossbody Bag Crochet Pattern



Copyright Notice -- © 2021 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). No wholesale. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in video tutorials or 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.


Size:

Height: 10 inches (25.5 cm)


Level of Difficulty:

★★★☆☆  Intermediate
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, changing yarn colors, attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (insert 2 dc in same st)
  • Fdc: foundation double crochet
  • BLO: back loops only
  • FLO: front loops only
  • Surface slip stitch


Materials:

  • Medium weight yarn in desired colors 
  • 9mm plastic safety eyes 
  • 2.75mm crochet hook (for all parts except the hooded cape) 
  • 5mm crochet hook (for hooded cape only)
  • Stuffing 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Optional: blush powder and q-tip



BAG

Use brown yarn and the 2.75mm hook. 

SIDE A 

R1: In MR, ch 2 and dc 12. (12 sts) 
R2: Ch 2, dc-inc around. (24 sts) 
R3: Ch 2, dc 18 and leave the last 6 sts unworked. 
FO with a long tail for sewing to SIDE B later. 

SIDE B 

R1: In MR, ch 2 and dc 12. (12 sts) 
R2: Ch 2, dc-inc around. (24 sts) 
FO and weave in the ends.



FINISHING & STRAPS 

  1. Using the long yarn tail from SIDE A, sew it to the BLO of SIDE B stitch by stitch.  Thus, you will have the last 6 sts unworked for SIDE B as well. 
  2. Attach yarn to one side of the bag’s opening. Ch 42, then sl st to join to the other side of the bag. FO.
  3. Sew a button to the front of the bag.
  4. Weave in all ends.





Want the Full PDF Pattern?

The full pattern instructions for crocheting Eliora from start to finish are available in the PDF pattern file!  The PDF also includes photo references, a step-by-step hair tutorial, and links to helpful video tutorials relevant to this project.  It is ad-free, easy-to-read, and helps support Sweet Softies.

You can get the PDF from Ravelry or Etsy



If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/woodland-leaf-fairy.html  




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Best wishes,


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