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Mini Our Lady of Guadalupe Pattern

Updated: Jan 25




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Materials:

  • 2.5 mm hook

  • Cotton Weight 4 Yarn: beige or skin color of choice, brown red, teal, gold, black

  • 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

  • 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.


**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 red yarn. 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: 24 sc (24)

R 5: BLO 24 sc (24)

R 6-11 (6 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 beige yarn.


R 14: BLO inc. x 12 (24)

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


Embroider closed eyes near round 17 about 2.5 stitches apart. Each of the eyes I created is about 2.5 stitches wide (not including eyelashes). Add a nose in between and slightly below the eyes (mine is between round 16 and 17): 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).


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 with beige yarn. Stuffing is not necessary.


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

R 2: 6 sc (6)


Change to red yarn.


R 3: FLO 6 sc (6)

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

R 10: Fold the arm half and close together with 3 sc (3)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body so that they stick out forward a little bit (so that you can later position and sew the arms onto the body more easily). I sewed them near rounds 11 and 12. Sew the hands together and to the body so that they are in prayer position.





Hair


Use brown yarn.


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).


Tip: If your hair strands are very long, either wait to sew /gluethe bottom of each strand down until after you attach the tie. Alternatively, you can attach the tie before gluing down the hair strands. This will ensure the hair is glued over the tie.





Tie


Use black yarn.


R 1: Ch 36, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete 35 sl st


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Weave in your beginning tail. Weave the ending tail a little bit upwards. Form a cross around the body near round 9 and use the tail to sew the tie ends together and if you wish, also sew the tie all around the body.


Veil


Use with teal yarn.


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 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.


To embroider a star onto the veil, take some gold yarn in your tapestry needle and make a small, squashed “x” with wide upper and lower openings (or “v’s”). To complete your star, embroider one more vertical line down the middle. Tie the ends in back and trim them. Repeat until your veil is decorated in stars.









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 teal yarn).


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








The end!


Thanks for trying my pattern! I’d love to see your finished result on instagram. Tag me at @Lindsey_Crochets


You may not copy or distribute any part of this pattern. You are welcome to sell the finished product, but please credit Lindsey Crochets as the pattern’s creator. Find me at Instagram at @lindsey_crochets and at Facebook.com/Lindseycrochets.








The end!


Thanks for trying my pattern! I’d love to see your finished result on instagram. Tag me at @Lindsey_Crochets


You may not copy or distribute any part of this pattern. You are welcome to sell the finished product, but please credit Lindsey Crochets as the pattern’s creator. Find me at Instagram at @lindsey_crochets and at Facebook.com/Lindseycrochets.

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