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Mini nutcracker doll: Nutty


Nutty_mini_nutcracker

 Christmas is just 34 days away. One of the characters we will see at this season is the Nutcracker,so i decided to make one. According to my kids, this little soldier loves cracking nuts so we gotta name him "Nutty ". 

Pattern notes:
• Gauge is not a big deal on this pattern,as long as same size yarn and crochet hook are used for all the pattern pieces.Since tension may vary in different circumstances,i suggest finishing the parts that must be the same such as arms and legs in one sitting.
• This pattern is worked from bottom to top working in continuous round or spiral method.
• You can use this pattern to create larger or smaller doll by using bulkier or finer yarn.You  may need to adjust the size or safety eyes.

• The arms, sash, cuff sleeves, and body detail are made ahead for later attachment.
• There are pieces needed to be attached/sewn before proceeding to the dolls head.
• Rounds are color coded to show color changes.

Finished size: 9 inches.

Pattern is written in US Terminology.

Abbreviation:

Sc- single crochet
Ch- chain
Inc- increase
Dec- invisible decrease
St- stitch
Sts- stitches


Materials:
-worsted yarn
-3.75mm / F crochet hook
-poly fiber fill for stuffing
-safety eyes (6-8mm)

-tapestry needle

Pattern Start

Cuff sleeve:
 With yellow yarn.
 Chain 5,dc in 3rd chain from fook and each stitch across, finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing later .

Sash:
With white yarn, chain 12 finish off.

Body detail:
With yellow yarn (make two) chain 5,finish off leaving long tail.

Arms:
Make two.
• Start with white yarn.
Round 1: magic ring, chain 1, 6 sc , join(6)
Round 2: chain 1,2 sc, inc on next st (2x), join (8)
• Change to red yarn.
Round 3-8: chain 1, sc all around, join (8)
• Change to yellow yarn
Round 9: chain 1, sc all around, join (8)
Attach arms at round 26 .


Legs:
Make two.
•  Start with Black yarn.
Round 1: chain 6,  sc on 2nd chain from hook,sc on next 3sts, 3sc on next st, sc on next 3sts, inc on last stitch, join(12)
Round 2:  inc on first st, sc on next 3sts, inc,3sc on next st, inc, sc on next4 sts, inc on last st, join (18)
Round 3:, sc all around on back loops only, join (18)
Round 4:  6sc, dec (3x), 6sc, join (15)
Round 5:  4sc, dec (3x), 5sc, join (12)
Round 6-7sc all around, (12)
** Change color in the last stitch of the round 7 – final yarn over and pull through with the new color.
Round 8: Slip stitch in back loops only in each stitch around. (12)
Round 9: sc in back loops only in each stitch around. (12)
Round 10-12: sc all around, (12)
•• Place stitch marker in the 10th st of the first leg and finish off.
•• To connect the legs, continue working from your second leg.
Round 13: sc in next 3 sts, connect the other leg by working a sc in the 10th st of the first leg and the next 11 sts, sc in the next st of the second leg and next 9 sts. (24)

Body
Round 14: sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 7sts, inc in next st, sc in next 7sts, inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts (27)
Round 15:  sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 8sts, inc in next st,sc in next 8sts, inc in next st sc in next 5 sts (30)
Round 16-19: sc in each st around (30)
• Change to White yarn.
Round 20:  sc in back loops onlyin each stitch around.  (30)
• Change to Red yarn.
Round 21:  working in back loops only, (sc in next 8 sts, dec) repeat around (27)
Round 22-23: sc in each st around (27)
Round 24:  (sc in next 7 sts, dec) repeat around (24)
Round 25-26:  sc in each st around (24)
Round 27: dec around (12)
•• On the remaining loop in Round 20, attach yarn (red) chain 1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around,join and finish off. (30)

• Attach cuff sleeves at the top of the attached arms to the body.
• Attach body detail 4 stitches apart.
    * First chains is attached between round 22-23.
    *The second chains is attached between round 24-25.
• Attach the sash across the body.
• Change to skin tone yarn.
Round 27: sc in each st around (12)

Head:
Round 28: inc in each st around (24)
Round 29: (sc in next 3sts, inc in next) repeat around (30)
Round 30: (sc in next 4sts, inc in next) repeat around (36)
Round 31: (sc in next 5sts, inc in next) repeat around (42)
Round 32-37: sc in each st around (42)
Round 38: (sc in next 5sts, dec) repeat around (36)
Round 39: (sc in next 4sts, dec) repeat around (30)
Round 40: (sc in next 3sts, dec) repeat around (24)
Round 41: (sc in next 2sts, dec) repeat around (18)
Round 42: (sc in next 1sts, dec) repeat around (12)
Round 43: dec around (6)
Place the safety eye between Rounds 34 and 35, an inch apart.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for head closure.

Hair cap:
Round 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: inc in each st around (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc in next) repeat around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2sst, inc in next) repeat around (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3sts, inc in next) repeat around (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4sts, inc in next) repeat around (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5sts, inc in next) repeat around (42)
Round8-15: sc in each st around (42)
Finish off,cut yarn leaving a long tail.
Using a yarn needle,use the tail to weave in and out up the opposite stitch  of round 11,pull to gather, repeat twice, fasten off and weave in loose end.

Hat:
Round 1: 7 sc in magic ring, join (7)
Round 2: inc in each st around, join (14)
Round 3:   (sc in next st, inc in next) repeat around, join (21)
Round 4: (sc in next 2sst, inc in next) repeat around, join (28)
Round 5: (sc in next 3sts, inc in next) repeat around, join (35)
Round 6: sc in back loops only in each stitch around, join (35)
Round 7-10: sc in each stitch around, join (35)
Finish off.To make the brim, attach blach yarn in front loop of 13th stitch of the last round.
Brim:
Row 1: ch 1, and sc in the same stitch and the next 11 stitches (12) ch 1 turn
Row 2: dec, sc in each stitch up to the last 2 stitches, dec (10) ch 1 turn
Row 3:  dec, sc in each stitch up to the last 2 stitches, dec (18)
Finish off, cut yarn and weave in yarn tail.

With white yarn, chain 16 and finish off. attach it above the brim.
 Stuff the hat before sewing to the hair cap. When the hat is sewn in the hair cap, you can now sew the hair in to the doll's head.


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1 comment:

  1. Wish Doll does Nutty's outfit go to? It states Mini Nutcracker Outfit Nutty) Thank you for your time. Love your patterns.

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