Free Wizard of Oz Glinda Crochet Pattern

Glenda

“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Glinda the Good Witch of the South redefined the word “witch” when Frank L. Baum gave her reign over Quaddling Country in The Wizard of Oz — even if she was referred to as a “sorceress” most of the time. Needless to say, I based my pattern on the iconic movie version of Glinda, which utterly epitomized my childhood idea of “fairy princess gown.” (In Baum’s book, Glinda has red hair and wears a white dress.) In Gregory McGuire’s Ozian reimagining, Wicked, Galinda is depicted as a shallow sorority girl who has an ongoing love-hate friendship with Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern. Since Glinda isn’t to be taken lightly, I spruced up this free amigurumi pattern with a little bling. She stands out from the crowd of the other characters in my Wizard of Oz amigurumi set.

Materials

  • Worsted weight (4-ply) yarn (any type) in peach/tan, white, bubblegum pink, and yellow
  • G hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Black doll eyes (small)
  • Polyester stuffing
  • 6 stick-on gems (from the scrapbooking section at any craft store)

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. Check out my abbreviations page if you need help reading this pattern.

Head
Rnd 1: With peach, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
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) Stuff head and place eyes 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.

Hair
Rnd 1: With yellow, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc in nxt, inc in next) 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), TURN
Rnd 6: (ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in remaining 7 ch, ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in remaining 7 ch, sc in next sc) Note: this creates two “ringlets” of hair for each sc. Repeat across next 18 sc. Sl st in next 4 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next 4 sc. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing. I recommend blocking the hair before attaching it to head so that ringlets hang down nicely.

Crown
Rnd 1: Ch 20, sl st in first ch to join (make sure ring is not twisted), ch 1, sc in same ch as join and in each ch around, sl st to join (20 sc) Ch 1, do not turn
Rnd 2-3: sc in each sc around, sl st to join (20), ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 4: (sc, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in nxt st) repeat around, sl st in first sc to join. (10 points on top of crown)

Body/Dress:
Rnd 1: With pink, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3-6: 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 next 4 sc (10) This is Glinda’s waistline
Rnd 8: 2 sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 9: (sc in nxt, inc in next) repeat around (30)
Rnd 10: (sc in each of nxt 4 sts, inc in next) repeat around (36)
Rnd 11-14: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 15: (sk first sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in nxt sc) repeat around (9 shells made) Sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Dress Inner Lining
Rnd 1: With white, make 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc in nxt, inc in nxt) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: (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 next) repeat around (30)
Rnd 6 – 10: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 11: (sc in each of nxt 4 sts, inc in nxt) repeat around (36)
Rnd 12: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 13: (sc in nxt, inc in next) repeat around (45)
Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (45) Sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (make 2)
Rnd 1: With pink, 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 pink, 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 8: dec around (8) Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly

  1. Sew hair to head and crown to hair. Embroider a small V on Glinda’s face for a smile.
  2. Lightly stuff sleeves and sew arms to body.
  3. Sew legs underneath skirt lining, joining legs to the first rounds. Sew the lining underneath the dress.
  4. Place stick-on gems on dress and crown. They stick surprisingly well, but you may want to hot glue them on if a child will be playing with the doll.

I’d love to see your finished Glinda on Ravelry! Please leave comments with errata so I can improve this pattern. Thank you!

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11 thoughts on “Free Wizard of Oz Glinda Crochet Pattern

  1. This year for Christmas I wanted to make ornaments that represent times I’ve spent with my grandkids who live far away. My granddaughter and I read “The Wizard of Oz” so this fits the bill. Thank you so much for sharing! Good things are in store for you because of your generosity.

  2. I love this doll. But I’m wondering, before I go to the store to buy the yarn: How big will it be? And how much yarn will I need (approximately?)

    • The doll is on the small side, measuring around 5 to 6 inches tall. I used Sugar and Creme yarns, and I did not need more than a ball of each color — I might even venture to say that I didn’t need more than a half-ball of each color. Sorry I didn’t measure my yardage! Hope these estimates help!!

  3. Another adorable doll i love. You are awesome! Can’t wait to make this little cutie and add to my collection. Loads of fun and sincerely thank you for your high contribution in creating and taking time to type and share these patterns with us. Aprreciate a lot. Nicky 🙂

  4. on inner dress lining row 11 u have sc next 4 then inc which is 36 now on row 12 it says sc around ok u have 30 is it supposed to be 36 or is there somewhere a dec or just a type mistake love the pattern though ty

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