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Mini Our Lady of Fatima Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jan 28



Materials:


  • 2.5 mm hook, 1.75 mm hook

  • Cotton Weight 4 Yarn: beige or skin color of choice, brown, white, gold

  • Weight 2 Yarn: gold, red

  • Polyester fiber stuffing

  • Stitch marker (to keep track of rows)

  • Finishing/tapestry needle (to sew parts together, embroider nose, and weave in ends)

  • Black embroidery thread

  • Glue (I used Tacky glue)*

  • Optional: Sewing pins (for placing parts together before sewing), blush, materials for a rosary**

  • Also optional: I used polybeads in little nylon socks to weigh down the body so it stands up properly.



Skills:


  • Basic understanding of how to complete amigurumi and follow patterns

  • Working in a spiral

  • Working in distinct rounds

  • Working in rows

  • Color changing

  • Sewing amigurumi parts together

  • Basic embroidery skills

  • Finishing off (f.o.) and weaving/tucking in ends

  • Chain (ch)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Increase (inc.)***

  • Invisible decrease (dec.)****

  • Crocheting in front loops only (FLO)

  • Crocheting in back loops only (BLO)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

*I used glue to attach the hair onto the head. Sewing these items together would also be fine if you do not have glue or wish not to use glue. I don’t recommend using glue if this doll is going to a small child.


**Directions for rosary are not included in this pattern. (However, it is simple to find rosary tutorials of different varieties on Youtube). I used Beadalon Wild Fire Thermally Bonded weaving thread, Bead Treasures 11/10 Round beads, and a Metal Gallery cross charm (all from Hobby Lobby).


***An increase is 2 scs in 1 stitch.


****An invisible decrease is completed by following these instructions: 1. Identify the next two stitches you wish to combine into one. 2. Insert your hook into the front loop of the first stitch. 3. Insert your hook into the front loop of the second stitch. You should have 3 loops on your hook. 4. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. 5. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops.


This pattern is written in US crochet terms.


I choose to begin by chaining two and then completing 6 sc starting in the 2nd ch from the hook. Of course, you may alternatively do a magic ring if you prefer.


Body


Begin with white worsted weight yarn and a 2.5 mm hook. This will be crocheted in a spiral. Stuff as you go.


Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (6)

R 2: inc. x 6 (12)

R 3: inc. x 12 (24)

R 4: BLO 24 sc (24)

R 5-11 (7 rounds): 24 sc (24)


If you’re adding polybeads, this is a good time to take a small nylon sock, fill it with some polybeads,tie a knot, and place it inside the doll. If there is room, you can add a little stuffing to the body. Continue to stuff with polyester fiber fill as you go.


R 12: (2 sc, dec.) x 6 (18)

R 13: (sc, dec.) x 6 (12)


Change to skin tone-colored yarn.


R 14: BLO inc. x 12 (24)

R 15-19 (5 rounds): 24 sc (24)


Embroider closed eyes and eyelashes near round 16 about 2.5 stitches apart. Each of the eyes I created (not including the eyelashes) is about 2.5 stitches wide. Add a nose in between and slightly below the eyes (mine is between rounds 15 and 16): insert a little bit of yarn into your tapestry needle and wrap around a stitch or two several times and tie your two yarn ends in the back (on the inside of the head). Apply blush on the cheeks.


R 20: (2 sc, dec.) x 6 (18)

R 21: (sc, dec.) x 6 (12)

R 22: dec. x 6 (6)


F.o. and weave in any loose ends.




Arm (Make 2)

Begin in skin tone-colored worsted weight yarn. Stuffing is not necessary. This will be crocheted in a spiral.


R 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (6)

R 2: 6 sc (6)


Change to white worsted weight yarn.


R 3: FLO 6 sc

R 4-9 (6 rounds): 6 sc (6)

R 10: fold the arm opening in half and close together with 3 sc (3)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body, pointing downward at a bit of an angle.



Hair


Use brown worsted weight yarn. This will be crocheted in a spiral.


Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (6)

R 2: inc. x 6 (12)

R 3: (sc, inc.) x 6 (18)

R 4: (2 sc, inc.) x 6 (24)

R 5: 24 sc (24)

R 6:

  • 10 sc

  • [ch 19, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete (sc, inc.) x 4, 10 sc back up the remainder of the chain, sc in the next stitch] x 4

  • 10 sc


F.o. and if you prefer, leave a long tail for sewing the top of the hair to the head.


Use the tail or a new piece of yarn to sew the “cap part” (rounds 1-5) of the hair onto the head, with the strands centered in front of the face. Next, use sewing pins to position the four hair strands. Depending upon the eye size/eye placement, you may want to position the back hair strands so that they overlap with the hair cap. Hair strands should be glued (or sewed) along the head, arm, and body (If this is challenging, try sewing the hands together in prayer position and so that they are attached to the body first).






Veil


Use white worsted weight yarn. This will be worked in distinct rounds, with chaining at the beginning of each round and slip stitching to the first stitch of the round you created at the end of each round.


Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (6)

R 2: ch 1, inc. x 6, connect with sl st (12)

R 3: ch 1, (sc, inc.) x 6, connect with sl st (18)

R 4: ch 1, (2 sc, inc.) x 6, connect with sl st (24)

R 5: ch 1, (11 sc, inc.) 2, connect with sl st (26)

R 6: ch 1, 26 sc, connect with sl st (26)

R 7: ch 1, turn, 16 sc (Leave the rest of the stitches unworked.) (16)

R 8: ch 1, turn, 16 sc

R 9: ch 1, turn, inc., 14 sc, inc. (18)

R 10-12 (3 rows): ch 1, turn, 18 sc, (18)

R 13: ch 1, turn, inc., 16 sc, inc. (20)

R 14: ch 1, turn, 20 sc

R 15: ch 1, turn, inc., 18 sc, inc. (22)

R 16: ch 1, turn, 22 sc

R 17: ch 1, turn, inc., 20 sc, inc. (24)

R 18: ch 1, turn, 24 sc


F.o. and weave in ends. Slip stitch gold worsted weight yarn to the corner (where you just finished off) to start the border. Next you will complete the border by single crocheting evenly along the veil (feel free to improvise this part using your best judgment or follow what I did in the following directions). Ch 1. Complete 11 sc along the first vertical side of the veil ( 1 sc per row). Complete 2 sc in the corner. Next, complete 10 sc along the first horizontal edge (1 per unworked sc from round 6) and 2 sc in the corner. Complete 11 sc along the second vertical side and 1 sc in the corner. Lastly, crochet 24 sc to the final horizontal side and sl st to the first sc to the border you made. Weave in loose ends.



Put some glue in the “cap part” of the veil (about rounds 1-6) and carefully place the veil onto the doll. (Alternatively, you may sew the top of the veil onto the head using white yarn).


Sew the two corners of the veil onto the the bottom of the doll.



Crown: Gold Part


Use weight 2 gold yarn and 1.75 mm hook. This will be worked in distinct rounds, with chaining at the beginning of each round and slip stitching to the first stitch of the round you created at the end of each round.


R 1: ch 2, complete 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6)

R 2: ch 1, inc. x 6, connect with sl st (12)

R 3: ch 1, inc. x 12, connect with sl st (24)

R 4: ch 1, BLO 24 sc, connect with sl st (24)

R 5: ch 1, FLO 24 sc, connect with sl st (24)

R 6: ch 1, (sc, ch 10, starting from the 3rd ch from the hook complete 8 dc back down ch, sk 2, sc in the next stitch) x 6, connect with sl st


F.o. and weave in your end tail. (You may weave in the beginning tail too if you’d like. I leave it and hide it in the red part later when I attach the two pieces).


Crown: Red Part


Use weight 2 red yarn and a 1.75 mm hook. This will be worked in a continuous spiral.


R 1: ch 2, complete 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook

R 2: inc. x 6 (12)

R 3: (sc, inc.) x 6 (18)

R 4: (2 sc, inc.) x 6 (24)

R 5: (3 sc, inc.) x 6 (30)

R 6: (4 sc, inc.) x 6 (36)

R 7-8 (2 rounds): 36 sc (36)

R 9: (4 sc, dec.) x 6 (30)

R 10: 30 sc

R 11: (3 sc, dec.) x 6 (24)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the red part onto the leftover back loops (unworked) from round 5 of the gold part of the crown. After sewing about half of it together, begin stuffing the red part and continue stuffing as you go.


Finishing the Crown


Next you will be rejoin yarn to the first (gold) part of the crown to close it at the top. You should have 6 rectangles of double crochets. You will be crocheting in between the 2 chains and the first double crochet of each rectangle to connect them. This will be crocheted in a spiral


R 1: Complete 2 sc along the 2 chains of one the rectangles. Next, insert your hook along the the next two chains of the next triangle to its left and create 2 sc. Continue until you have 12 single crochets (they will be fully joined after the first decrease of round 2).





R 2: dec. x 6 (6)


F.o. and weave in loose ends.


Cross


Use weight 2 gold yarn.


  • ch 4 , starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, complete 2 sc, sl st

  • (ch 3, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, complete 2 sc, sl st) x 2

  • ch 4, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete 3 sc, sl st


F.o. and leave a tail for sewing. Sew the cross onto the top of the crown.


Use the unworked front loops on round 4 of the crown to sew the crown on top of the veil. Because the veil is glued on, I only sew the crown along strands along top of the veil that are not glue down (as opposed to inserting my tapestry needle all the way through to the other side of the veil as a I sew.)




The end!


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