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Mini St. Thomas Aquinas Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jan 30




Materials:


  • 2.5 mm hook, 1.5 mm hook

  • Cotton Weight 4 Yarn: beige/tan, black, brown, white

  • Any Weight 2 Yarn: black, white, yellow, a small piece of gold yarn

  • 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)

  • 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.



Before beginning, set aside a piece of black yarn that is about 6 inches in length. You will use this to embroider an upside down “V” to separate the white and black parts of the body (the gown and the shawl) later.


Body


Begin with white worsted weight yarn and a 2.5 mm hook. 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)


For rounds 4-9, black text means use black yarn while red text indicates a color change to white yarn. All of round 4 is completed in the back loops only.


R 4: BLO 7 sc, 10 sc, 7 sc (24)

R 5: 8 sc, 8 sc, 8 sc (24)

R 6: 9 sc, 6 sc, 9 sc (24)

R 7: 10 sc, 4 sc, 10 sc (24)

R 8: 11 sc, 2 sc, 11 sc (24)

R 9: 12 sc, sc, 11 sc (24)


Change to using only black yarn.


R 10: 24 sc (24)


Thread your 6 inch piece of black yarn through your tapestry needle and embroider an upside down “V” on the body in order to more neatly distinguish the white gown from the black shawl.



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 11: (2 sc, dec.) x 6 (18)

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


Change to beige yarn.


R 13: BLO inc. x 12 (24)

R 14-18 (5 rounds): 24 sc (24)


Embroider closed eyes near round 16 about 2.5 stitches apart. Each of the eyes I created is about 2.5 stitches wide. Add a nose in between and slightly below the eyes (mine is between round 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).


R 19: (2 sc, dec.) x 6 (18)

R 20: (sc, dec.) x 6 (12)

R 21: dec. x 6 (6)


F.o. and weave in any loose ends.



Arm (Make 2)

Begin with worsted weight 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 black 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 10 and 11.




Shawl


Use weight 2 black yarn and a 2.5 mm hook.


R 1: ch 26, connect with sl st.


Check to see if the shawl so far will fit around the body and arms. You want it to be a snug fit, but obviously not so tight that you won’t be able to put the shawl on. You may add or subtract chains as needed, or adjust your tension or hook size as necessary.


R 2-4 (3 rounds): ch 1, 26 sc, sl st to the first sc you made (26)


F.o. and weave in loose ends.


Hood


Use weight 2 black yarn and a 2.5 mm hook. This will be crocheted in distinct rounds (not a spiral).


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, inc. x 12, connect with sl st (24)

R 4: ch 1, (3 sc, inc.) x 6, connect with sl st (30)

R 5-9 (5 rounds): ch 1, 30 sc, connect with sl st (30)

Do not finish off yet. Next you will attach the hood to the top edge of the shawl using a series of slip stitches. Working in the same direction that you were in round 9, ch 1 and slip stitch 15 stitches on the hood to the corresponding 15 stitches of the shawl.


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing (if you wish to sew the shawl onto the doll for extra security.


Place the shawl on the doll and if desired, use the tail to sew the shawl all around the body.


Star


Use weight 2 yellow yarn and a 1.5 mm hook.


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

  • (Ch 3, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete 3 sl st*) x 5


*the final sl st will be in the 4th ch you completed in the first step.


F.o. and weave in ends. Glue the star onto the front middle part of the shawl.


Scroll


Use weight 2 white yarn and a 1.5 mm hook.


R 1: ch 11, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete 10 sc back down ch (10)

R 2-10 (9 rows): ch 1, turn 10 sc (10)


F.o. and weave in ends. Tie the scroll closed with a small piece weight 2 gold yarn tied into a bow.


Next either glue the scroll onto one side of the body, with the arm cradled upon it. Lastly, glue the other arm onto the body, cradled slightly. (Alternatively you may sew these pieces down).






The end!


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