Free Wizard of Oz Scarecrow Pattern

Scarecrow

All the way from the cornfields of Munchkin Country, I bring you the lovable and loyal Scarecrow. As the most faithful of all Dorothy’s trio of traveling companions, the Scarecrow’s character accomplishes quite an arc, going from brainless bumpkin to chief advisor to Princess Ozma and beyond. The scarecrow’s “wise fool” role makes him particularly lovable.

I intentionally designed this free crochet pattern — and all the Wizard of Oz patterns — to be easily completed, using a large hook and “normal”-sized yarn so that it whips up quickly.

Materials

  • Worsted weight (4-ply) yarn (any type) in yellow/mustard, brown, and grass green
  • G hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Black doll eyes (small)
  • Polyester stuffing

Project Notes

All rounds are worked in spiral (without joining). Stuff each part firmly as you go. Gauge is not important with amigurumi. The larger the hook and thicker the yarn, the larger the doll, and vice versa. Stuff each part firmly as you go. Check out my abbreviations page if you need help reading this pattern.

Head
Rnd 1: With yellow, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (1 sc in nxt, inc in nxt) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: (1 sc in each of nxt 2 sts, inc in next) repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, inc in next) repeat around (30)
Rnd 6 – 9: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 10: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts) repeat around (24)
Rnd 11: (1 sc in each of nxt 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts) repeat around (18) Stuff head and place eyes now
Rnd 12: (1 sc in nxt st, dec over next 2 sts) repeat around (12)
Rnd 13: dec around (6)
Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (6), ch 3 (counts as first dc of Rnd 15), do not turn
Rnd 15: 3 dc in each sc around (18), sl st in top of ch3 to join. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing

Wide Brim Hat
Rnd 1: With brown, make 4 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (4 sc)
Rnd 3: (inc in nxt, sc in nxt) repeat around (6)
Rnd 4: (inc in nxt, sc in nxt) repeat around (9)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around (9)
Rnd 6: (sc in each of nxt 2 sts, inc in next) repeat around (12)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 8: (sc in nxt, inc in nxt) repeat around (18)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 10: (sc in each of next 2 sts, inc in next) repeat around (24)
Rnd 11: Working in FLO, 2 sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 12-13: sc in each st around (48) Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Rnd 1: With green, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3-5: Sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 6: Switch color to brown, sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 7: Switch color back to green, (sc in nxt, inc in next) around (18) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (make 2)
Rnd 1: With brown, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2-6: Sc in each sc around (6 sc)
To join legs: Make one leg through rnd 6, and fasten off. Make other leg, and do not fasten off after rnd 6; instead, sc in the first sc (next sc after last sc worked) on the first leg (the one you fastened off) and in each sc around that leg. Then sc in each sc on the other leg. Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)
Rnd 1: With yellow, make 4 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (4 sc)
Rnd 3: Change color to green, sc in each sc around (4)
Rnd 4-6: Sc in each sc around (4) Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

  1. Sew hat to head, either off center (as pictured) or straight on top. I curved the pointy part of the hat to the side to make it look slouchy. Sew head to body.
  2. Sew the arms to each side of the body.
  3. Sew the legs to the body, attaching them to row 6 (the “belt” row) so that row 7 hangs below the legs, giving the appearance of an untucked shirt.
  4. Wrap a long strand of brown yarn several times around Scarecrow’s neck and tie with a square knot.
  5. Cut several 2-inch strands of yellow yarn and thread them through stitches on the scarecrow’s knee, belt, wrist, and under the brim of the hat to give the appearance of loose straw protruding from holes in his garments. For added security of these strands, square knot them around the stitches.
  6. With a single strand of brown yarn, embroider a smile onto the scarecrow’s face.

I’d love to see how your Scarecrow turns out on Ravelry! Also, please leave comments on how I can clarify this pattern. Thank you!

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