St. Therese of Lisieux Ornament Crochet Pattern
Updated: May 27, 2021
2.5 mm hook
2.0 mm hook
Cotton Weight 4 Yarn: tan/beige, brown, black, white
Any Weight 2 Yarn: light brown (or color of choice for the cross), pink, green
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
Optional: Sewing pins (for placing parts together before sewing), blush
Basic understanding of how to complete amigurumi and follow patterns
Working in a spiral
Working in distinct rounds
Working in rows
Sewing amigurumi parts together
Basic embroidery skills
Finishing off (f.o.) and weaving/tucking in ends
Single crochet (sc)
Invisible decrease (dec.)**
Double crochet (dc)
Double crochet increase (inc.) *
Double crochet decrease (dc dec.)
Crocheting in front loops only (FLO)
Crocheting in back loops only (BLO)
*An increase is 2 scs in 1 stitch. A double crochet increase is 2 dcs 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.
The finished doll is approximately 3 inches tall, not including the hook.
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.
Begin with brown 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)
R 4: BLO 24 sc (24)
R 5-10 (6 rows): 24 sc (24)
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 rows): 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 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 in tan yarn and use a 2.5 mm hook. 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 brown yarn.
R 3: FLO 6 sc
R 4-9 (6 rows): 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.
Use white yarn and a 2.5 mm hook. This will be crocheted in distinct rounds, not a spiral. Ch 1 at the beginning of each round and finish each round by completing a sl st to the first sc you made.
This will be crocheted in distinct rounds, not a spiral.
R 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, connect with sl st (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.) x 2, connect with sl st (26)
R 6-8 (3 rows): ch 1, 26 sc, connect with sl st (26)
R 9: ch 1, 6 sc, ch 14, sk 14, 6 sc, connect with sl st (26)
R 10: ch 1, 26 sc, connect with sl st (26)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Place the cap onto the head and sew it around the head and neck of the doll.
Use black yarn and a 2.5 mm hook.
R 1: ch 3, 8 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, connect with sl st (8)
R 2: ch 2, dc inc. x 8, connect with sl st (16)
R 3: ch 2, (dc, dc inc.) x 8, connect with sl st (24)
R 4: ch 2, turn, dc inc., 12 dc, dc inc., leave the rest of the stitches unworked (16)
R 5: ch 2, turn, 16 dc (16)
R 6: ch 2, turn, dc inc., 14 dc, dc inc. (18)
R 7: ch 2, turn, 18 dc (18)
To create the border, ch 1 and turn to create 8 sc along the first vertical side of the veil (2 sc per row of dcs). Complete 10 sc along the top horizontal edge (1 sc per stitch). Create 8 sc along the second vertical side of the veil. Create 18 sc along the bottom horizontal edge. Sl st to the first sc you made and f.o. Weave in ends.
Use light brown weight 2 yarn and a 2.0 mm hook. Do not stuff.
R 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook (5)
R 2-13 (12 rows): 5 sc (5)
F.o. and weave your end through the loops of round 13 to close the piece.
R 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook (5)
R 2-11 (10 rows): 5 sc (5)
F.o. and weave your end through the loops of round 11 to close the piece.
Sew the 2 pieces together in a cross formation. (Piece 2 will cross horizontally near the top of piece 1.)
Use weight 2 green yarn and a 2.0 mm hook.
R 1: (ch 2, from the 2nd ch from the hook, complete: sc, 2 hdc, dc, 2 hdc, sc, sl st to the first sc you made) x 2
(This makes 2 distinct but connected leaves.)
Use pink weight 2 yarn and a 2.0 mm hook.
R 1: ch 10, starting from the 3rd ch from the hook complete a dc. Ch 2. Sl st in the next stitch. For the remainder of the round: (ch 2, dc in the next stitch, ch 2, sl st in the next stitch) x 3
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Roll it up so it forms a rose shape and sew it as necessary to keep this shape. Sew both the leaves and the rose together and onto the middle of the cross. Sew the cross in various spots to keep it secured onto your doll as desired. I sewed along each hand/arm in addition to sewing the back of the cross to the front of the body.
If you want to add a hook, take some embroidery thread (or yarn) in a tapestry needle and thread it through the veil and the head on one side and out the other side. Tie the embroidery thread in a knot and then slide the hook so that the knot is hidden inside the head.
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