Clara the Belle Crochet-A-Long! · Free Amigurumi Doll Pattern

by - January 07, 2022

 

Welcome to Clara the Belle's pattern page!  I'm especially pleased to finally release her pattern.  Can you believe that her pattern took me over two years to write? I went back and forth on this design many times, and I'm proud that it's finally ready!


The Inspiration

Like a lot of 90's kids growing up, I loved watching animated films.  The Nutcracker Prince, which came out in 1990, was one of my favorite Christmastime movies.  I adored the main character, Clara, for her bravery and wit.  This doll, Clara the Belle, is largely inspired by her 19th century German style.

While Clara appears simple and sweet, I do want to point out some of those little details, like the lacy trim around the bottom edge of her dress skirt, and her little set of curved feet! 



It's a Crochet-A-Long (CAL)!

I've decided to share this pattern for free on my blog!  It will be offered as a CAL broken down into five different parts.  Scroll down for the links to the different parts of this pattern!  


If you want...

  • All pattern instructions in one convenient, ad-free, and printable PDF file
  • Photo references to help with the doll-making process
  • To support my blog

...then you're in luck!  The PDF pattern is available on Ravelry and Etsy



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Pattern Info


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Intro

Clara the Belle is an amigurumi girl doll wearing a classic English dress with lace details and puffy long sleeves.  Her design features a slender torso with a bust and a small waist.  Clara also has a matching hair bow to add to her outfit, making her look very sweet!  Children will love playing with this beautiful toy.  Crochet it as the perfect gift for kids birthday or holiday!  The PDF pattern file includes written instructions as well as photo references to guide you through the doll-making process.


Size

Height without hair bow: 8 inches (20 cm)


Level

★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used (U.S. Terminology)

  • FO = fasten off 
  • MR = magic ring 
  • ch = chain sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • dc = double crochet 
  • tr = triple (“treble”) crochet 
  • inc = increase 
  • Dec = decrease dc-inc = double crochet increase (insert 2 dc in the same st)


Materials

  • Medium weight yarn in desired colors (I used Caron Simply Soft) 
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes 
  • 2.75mm crochet hook 
  • Stuffing 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Pipecleaners (for stability)
  • Optional: blush powder & q-tip (see my 'Adding Blush' tutorial)




Pattern Links

Clara's pattern is FREE on my blog (see links below), but an ad-free printable PDF pattern with photo references is also available for purchase. (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!)





Thank you for reading, and hope you have a fun time crocheting Clara!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

Again, don't forget that you can get the full set of instructions in one convenient, printable, and ad-free PDF file with photo references. It's available for a small fee on Ravelry and Etsy!  (Thank you for helping to support my blog!)


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/summer-flower-fairy.html 




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Best wishes,


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2 comments

  1. This is a beautiful doll. I would love to make it for my great-granddaughters.

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  2. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week :-)

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