Monday, October 16, 2017

Samhain Voodoo Doll Free Crochet Pattern


Hello! It's Halloween-time and I have a new, free and fun pattern for ya'll! A few years ago, my nephew, Zia asked me to make him a doll inspired by a character from one of his favorite movies. The actual character is very scary looking but I wanted Zia's doll to be adorable, not scary. I started with my Fibro Voodoo Doll pattern and changed a few things. I made his head larger and by adding 18mm safety eyes and expressive eye brows, the doll turned out sad but adorable and Zia loves him. He's a lot of fun to make and I think he is the perfect Halloween doll! Scroll down for the free pattern.




Click here to go to my Fibro Voodoo Doll pattern, it's FREE too!


Samhain Voodoo Doll

US Terminology

Size

approximately 7 inches tall 

Materials

-Cascade Pacific Yarn (in tan, orange and yellow)
-Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
-Stitch marker
-Polyester stuffing
-Scissors
-Darning needle
-Black embroidery thread
-Buttons or safety eyes (I used 18mm safety eyes)
Abbreviations, and Tips:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
2sc: single crochet increase
sctog: single crochet decrease (I use the invisible single crochet decrease)
3sc: single crochet increase with 3 single crochets in the same stitch.
Color Change: Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You now have 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and draw through both of the loops on the hook.
The Pattern

This pattern is worked in a spiral, using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round, unless otherwise stated.

Head:

with tan yarn:
R1: Make a loose slip knot and ch 1. Put 8 sc into the loose slip knot. =8
R2: 2sc into each stitch around. =16
R3: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next stitch. Repeat from the star around. =24
R4: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =32
R5: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =40
R6: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the star around.. =48
R7-R15: sc into each stitch around. =48
*A great spot for the eyes is between R11 and R12. Mark with a stitch marker or scrap yarn.

R16: *sc2tog, sc into the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =40
R17: sc into each stitch around. =40
R18: *sc2tog, sc into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =32
R19: *sc2tog, sc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =24
R20: *sc2tog, sc into the next stitch. Repeat from the star around. =16

Cut the yarn and weave in the tail. Add the eyes and stuff the head.
Eyebrows: (make 2)

with tan yarn:
R1: ch 5 and slip stitch in each ch.

Cut the yarn. Sew to the head, just above the eye. Weave in the ends.

Using black embroidery thread, stitch between the eyebrow and the eye.

Using tan yarn, stitch a mouth on.
Body:

with orange yarn:
R1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1 and put 6 sc into the loose slip knot. =6
R2: 2sc into each stitch around. =12    
R3: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next stitch. Repeat from the star around. =18
R4: sc into each stitch around. =18
R5: *2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =24
R6-R11: sc into each stitch around. =24
R12: *sc into the next 4 stitches, SC2tog. Repeat from the star around. =20
R13: sc into each stitch around. =20
R14: sc into the next 4 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 8 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 4 stitches. =18
R15: sc into each stitch around. =18
R16: sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 7 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 4 stitches. =16

Weave in the ends, flip right side out, stuff, and cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the head.
Arm: (make 2)

with tan yarn:
R1: Make a loose slip knot. ch 1 and put 6 sc into the loose slip knot. =6
R2: 2sc into each stitch around. =12
R3-5: sc into each stitch around. In the last stitch of R5 make a color change to orange. =12
*This is a good place to weave in the ends, flip right side out and stuff the hand.

R6: Working in the BLO: sc2tog, sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 5 stitches. =10
R7: sc2tog, sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog, sc into the next 3 stitches. =8
R8-14: sc into each stitch around. =8

*Now go back to R6, and sc in the FLO of each stitch around with orange yarn. =10

Lightly stuff the arm until about ¾ full and then fold in half and sc across the top to close the opening. Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.
Leg: (make 2)

with tan yarn:
R1: Make a loose slip knot. ch 1 and put 6 sc into the loose slip knot. =6
R2: 2sc into each stitch around. =12
R3: 2sc into each stitch and in the last stitch make a color change to orange. =24
R4: Working in the BLO: sc into each stitch around. =24
R5: *sc2tog, sc into the next stitch. Repeat from the star around. =16
*This is a good place to weave in the ends, flip right side out and stuff the hand.

R6: sc2tog, sc into each stitch around until the last 4 stitches, 2 sc2tog. =10
R7-15: sc into each stitch around. =10

Stuff the leg and sc across the top to close the opening. Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.

Patch 1
(worked in rows)

with yellow yarn:
R1: ch 4, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and across. =3
R2: ch 1 and turn your work, sc into the next stitch and across. =3

Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.

Patch 2
(worked in rows)

with yellow yarn:
R1: ch 3, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and across. =2
R2: ch 1 and turn your work, sc into the next stitch and in the last stitch. =2

Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.

Bag around head:
(worked in the round)

with tan yarn:
R1: ch 15 and slip stitch to the first ch of the round. =15
R2: ch 1 and sc into the same stitch as the slip stitch. *2sc into the next stitch, 3sc into the next stitch, slip stitch to the next stitch.* Repeat from the star around and slip stitch to the first stitch.

Weave in the end and cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.
Assembly:

Head: Add the bag around the bottom of the head and sew to the neckline of the body.

Patches: Sew the patches to the body.
                    
Arms to body: Sew to the top of the body along the neckline.

Legs to body: Sew to the body along the bottom of the body.

The End!


Copyright ©2017 Alexandra Halsey 

You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, make video tutorials, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.

If you have any questions, email me or comment below! If you make a Samhain Voodoo Doll, I would LOVE to see! Post pics to my facebook group, private facebook group or tag me on instagram @_with_alex


I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!





4 comments:

  1. This is adorable, and I'm no fan of Halloween, etc. Thank you so much, a must make for sometime this year.

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  2. This little guy is too cute but he looks sad. I shall have to make him and give him a home! :D

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