It’s Wizard of Oz amigurumi time!
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Dorothy gale is the dreamy-eyed but courageous heroine of Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and it’s many sequels. This mini doll is modeled after the iconic movie character, with classic blue dress, pigtails, and ruby slippers — a departure from Baum’s silver shoes. I like my crochet doll patterns to be as true to the book as possible, but I just couldn’t resist those glittery red heels!
- Worsted weight (4-ply) yarn (any type) in peach/tan, brown, blue, white, red
- G hook
- Yarn needle
- Black doll eyes (small)
- Polyester stuffing
- Straight pins
- Sewing needle and brown thread
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.
Rnd 1: With peach, 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 nxt) repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, inc in nxt) repeat around (30)
Rnd 6 – 9: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 10: (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sts, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (24)
Rnd 11: (1 sc in each of nxt 2 sts, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (18) Position eyes and stuff head now
Rnd 12: (1 sc in nxt st, dec over nxt 2 sts) repeat around (12)
Rnd 13: dec around (6) Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.
NOTE: I recommend adding hair last.
Mark a center part line down the middle of Dorothy’s head with straight pins. Cut a handful of 10-inch strands of brown yarn. Divide the strands into groups of four. Using a double strand of thread on a sewing needle, sew each group of four strands to each row along Dorothy’s center part line. This creates a defined part down the center of her head. Gather the strands of yarn on either side of the part into pigtails and tie with a short piece of blue yarn. Check out K and J Dolls’ great tutorial on how to add hair using this method.
Rnd 1: With white, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 4: Change color to blue, sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 5-6: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 7: dec across first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of nxt 4 sc, dec across nxt 2 sc, 1 sc in each of nxt 4 sc (10) This is Dorothy’s waistline.
Rnd 8: 2 sc in each sc around (20) Now you’re making her skirt.
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 10: (sc in each of nxt 4 sc, 2 sc in next) around (24)
Rnd 11: In FLO, sc in each sc around (24), Join with sl st. Fasten off, weave in ends
Rnd 12: Join white to any open back loop from rnd 11 (preferably on rear of skirt so join is less noticeable). (Ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (one back loop will remain unworked. Sl st in first sc (the original join) of rnd to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Legs (make 2)
Rnd 1: With red, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 3: Change color to peach, sc in each sc around (6)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around (6)
To join legs: Make one leg through rnd 7, and fasten off. Make other leg, and do not fasten off after rnd 7; 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 peach, make 4 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc around (4)
Rnd 5: Change color to white, sc in each sc around (4)
Rnd 6-7: sc in each sc around (4)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing
- Sew arms to body.
- Make over-the-shoulder dress straps: With blue, ch 8 and fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Sew the ends of the strand to the front and back of the dress (the top-most blue row on the body). Make another ch-8 strand and attach to other shoulder.
- Sew legs below skirt: Flip up skirt Marilyn Monroe-style and sew legs to the row near the waistline. This should entirely “close off” the doll so that it is complete and no stuffing is visible.
- With a double strand of red yarn, embroider a mouth on Dorothy’s face, and — if desired — apply a little blush to her cheeks to give her that fresh, “tornado-blown” complexion.
- Add Dorothy’s hair according to instructions above.
Check out the rest of the patterns in my Wizard of Oz set.
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