Mystery Ami CAL December

Well, we finally made it–December is here! Over the course of the last 11 months, we have made 13 different nerd-themed dolls ranging from fandoms like Star Wars and Firefly to cultural icons like Bill Nye and Bob Ross. It’s been such a fun year making all of these mystery dolls, and I really hope you’ve enjoyed making them as much as I have.

This month, we’ll make our final doll for the 2018 Mystery Ami CAL. This doll will be completed in three weeks, with week 3 being posted on Tuesday, December 18th. This should give you plenty of time to finish making the doll before Christmas!

For this month’s doll, we’ll start first with the head/body, then the arms, and then the finishing details. Scroll down this page to see the materials list and stitch guide for this month’s mystery doll.

Ready to start the last mystery doll of the year? Then let’s do this thing!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

December Materials List

Supplies Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn (small amounts of each) in Beige, Black, Colonial Blue, Scarlet, Silver Blue, Taupe and White.
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • 2 (two) 6mm plastic safety eyes (or you can embroider the eyes on with thread)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

If you find it helpful to use stitch markers when making amigurumi, feel free to do so for this pattern!


Stitch Guide

You will need to know a few different types of stitches in order to make this doll. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in this doll pattern (written in US terms).

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half-double crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


December Mystery CAL

Week 1 Pattern: Head & Body

Head

Rnd 1) In BEIGE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnds 4-7) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Insert the eyes into the 8th and 12th stitches of round 5, so that there are 3 sc stitches
between the eyes.

Rnd 8) *sc dec, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 9) *sc dec* – repeat 6 times. Change to WHITE and cut the BEIGE yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 10) In WHITE, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

 

Body

Rnd 11) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 12) *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 13) 14 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 14) 14 sc. Change to COLONIAL BLUE and cut the WHITE yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Join and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 15) In COLONIAL BLUE, *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then sc inc, 3 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnds 16-18) 17 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)

Rnd 19) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, *sc dec, sc* – repeat 5 times, then sc dec. Join and ch 1. (11)

Carefully stuff the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 20) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc dec* – repeat 5 times, then sc. Join and fasten off. (6)

Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew closed the opening at the base of the body. Weave in ends.

With COLONIAL BLUE, insert your hook into the FRONT LOOP of the first st of rnd 19, ch 1. Then begin rnd 21.

Rnd 21) *sc inc, sl st* – repeat 8 times. Sl st in the last st of the rnd. Fasten off and weave in ends. (25)


Week 2 Pattern: Arms

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In BEIGE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Change to COLONIAL BLUE and cut the BEIGE yarn, leaving a tail long enough for weaving. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)

Rnds 2-4) In COLONIAL BLUE, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)

Rnd 5) 5 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (5)

Weave in all ends of your doll’s arms by pulling them through the length of the arm, then trim. Do this for all of the tail ends for the arms EXCEPT for the long tails that you left for sewing.

Using the long tail that’s left, sew the opening at the top (“shoulder”) of the doll’s arm shut so that it is basically sewn flat across. Then sewn the arms to round 11 of the doll’s body so that the now flat part of the doll’s arm lays nice and flat against the doll’s body. Repeat for the second arm.

 


Week 3 Pattern: Coat, Hair, Hat & Finishing Details

Coat

Row 1) In SILVER BLUE, ch 15. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Rows 2‐4) 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)

Row 5) hdc dec, hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 4 hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, hdc, hdc dec. Ch 1 and turn. (12)

Row 6) sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. Fasten off and weave in ends. (10)

Insert your hook into one of the bottom corners of the coat and ch 1. You will now single crochet up the side of the coat only–do not continue along the top of the coat. Fasten off, then repeat for other side.

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the coat onto the doll so that it is open in the front. Weave in ends and trim any excess yarn.

 

Hair – Main Piece

Rnd 1) In TAUPE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 7 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (7)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 7. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 7. Join with a sl st and ch 1. (21)

Rnds 4‐6) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)

Rnd 7) 7 sc, hdc, sl st, hdc, 3 dc inc, hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off. (24)

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew the hair piece to the top of the doll’s head. Make sure you place your stitches behind the “bangs” row (round 7) of the hair piece so that you can “fluff” the bangs out later for more effect!

You can also take this time to embroider on the doll’s eyebrows using a strand of TAUPE yarn–or you can wait to do this at the end. Either way is fine!

 

Hair – Bun Piece

img_7058Rnd 1) In TAUPE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) 12 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to bun to the back of the doll’s head. If desired, you can add a tiny bit of fluff to the inside before you have it completely sewn on. Weave in ends.

 

Hat

Rnd 1) In BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 4) In FRONT LOOP ONLY, 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 5) In BOTH LOOPS, 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 6) In BACK LOOP ONLY, *sc inc, 2 sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (24)

Rnd 7) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc inc, 3 sc* x 6. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing/weaving. (30)

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to hat to the top of the doll’s head, placing it squarely on the top of both the main hair piece and the bun. If desired, you can add a small amount of fluff to the inside before you have it completely sewn on, but I left mine empty because I wanted to be able to squish the top of the hat down a little bit to give it some shape. Weave in all ends.

To decorate the front edge of the hat, use a small yarn needle and some WHITE yarn to stitch on some small flower shapes. You can add a bit of yellow to the center if you wish to make them look more like daisies. Add a little bit of SCARLET to the hat as well for decoration. See photos for details. Weave in all ends.

 

Finishing

If you haven’t already, use your needle and a strand of TAUPE yarn to embroider on the doll’s eyebrows.

Cut a strand of SCARLET yarn (approximately 6″ in length) and carefully stitch on a bow tie shape at the base of the doll’s neck.

Use a sewing needle and a strand of BLACK THREAD to carefully embroider on the doll’s eyelashes.

Next, cut a strand of SILVER BLUE yarn (approximately 18″ in length) and carefully embroider on the light blue stitches of the doll’s coat and dress. These are meant to be light blue pinstripes. Use the back stitch technique to make your lines as straight as possible.

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

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And the December doll is…

…the oh-so-lovable Mary Poppins!

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It took a little while to get her finished, but I am absolutely thrilled with the end result. Just making this doll has helped me relive a little bit of childhood magic–and just in time for the holidays, too! I hope to see the new movie soon and who knows…perhaps I’ll have to whip up a new pattern for the new Mary Poppins!

I’d love to see photos of your own Mary Poppins dolls, so please share them on social media and tag me @twoheartscrochetblog (Facebook) or @twoheartscrochet (Instagram)!

Mary Poppins was our very last doll for the Mystery Ami CAL for 2018. Be sure to watch my pattern library for new and exciting patterns in the future! Better yet, click on the link below to sign up for my email list and I’ll make sure you know when a new pattern hits the blog!


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3 replies on “Mystery Ami CAL – December

  1. She is perfect! Thank you for all of your wonderful CALs this yeat! Each one is fantastic! Your generosity in sharing all of them with us, is truly appreciated!🤗

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