Sometimes you’ve just got to amigurumi. Or at least I do. I started crocheting, many moons ago, with amigurumi – dolls, animals, play food – and I still enjoy a good amigurumi pattern, particularly when I’m in the mood to make something quick. Say for Christmas, or a child’s birthday that I’d forgotten about 😀
And last week I was in the mood. There are so many fantastic patterns out there, but apart from a brief foray with my Round Ripple Bunny Loveys, I’ve never actually made my own pattern from scratch. And with Halloween in a few days – a socially-distanced Halloween, with 2m kept between me and any trick or treaters and all treats carefully chosen to ensure they’re individually wrapped – I decided to see if I could whip up a little witch to go outside with my pumpkins.
And these three are the result!
I’m really pleased with them 😀 three little witches, plus optional broomsticks, to join my jack o’lantern on the front path.
I made the first one, and then I realised something. When I’d been looking for patterns for witches, before I decided to make my own, I noticed something. All the witches were either green (a very respectable and traditional choice) or pale pink/white/cream. There were no BAME witches. This did not seem right to me. Any little child (male or female, black or white) who wants to dress up as a witch should absolutely do so, and I decided I wanted my dolls to reflect that. Diversity is more than lip service, right? So along came dolls two and three to join doll one.
- You will need small quantities of DK yarn in various colours for these witches – it’s a perfect stash-bust, so use what you have.
- I used Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours: toy, walnut, mocha, spice, dark brown, pale rose, violet, parma violet, grape, black, white, and camel.
- I used a 3.5 mm hook.
- Gauge isn’t essential for this project. Use a small enough hook that your doll stuffing doesn’t peek through.
- You’ll need a tapestry needle for sewing in ends, a small quantity of polyfill stuffing, and safety eyes.
- You may also like to use some small buttons to embellish the dolls.
- The pattern is written in US terms.
The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
As ever, my patterns are free, but if you would like, please feel free to make a donation to an ME charity (such as ME Research UK) instead.