Meet Mr. Dumpty, the clumsy, wall-sitting Eggman!
He’s the newest addition to my crochet doll collection, but he’s not just an adorable ami.
He’s a break-apart puzzle doll!!
You crochet six different pieces that fit together to make the distinguished Mr. Dumpty. Set him on the perch of your choice — the edge of a table or chair — and then watch him fall to the ground and break apart.
Kids will enjoy the challenge of fitting Humpty’s body parts back together without making him fall. It’s like fairy tale Jenga!
It doesn’t take a whole lot of skill to fit H.D. together. Even little kids can get the hang of it — without needing help from all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.
The Big D has a long and storied history in English verse and prose, including a very pompous (and hilarious) appearance in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. I must admit, even I can’t manhandle verbs like the H-man. I must start paying them a salary like he does. Humpty Dumpty is also the character who introduces Alice to the notion of unbirthdays — although he reveals in the process that he’s a very poor mathematician.
I chose to crochet him because he’s a classic nursery rhyme and fairy tale character, and look how cute he goes with Alice.
The PDF has a ton of photos and links, which would be impractical to duplicate in this blog post. Trust me, it’s MUCH easier to just download the PDF. There is a two-page printer-friendly version of the pattern included.
Here’s all you need to make this cute little guy:
- F hook
- Yarn needle
- 12 mm solid black doll eyes
- Embroidery floss in black
- Embroidery needle
- Polyester stuffing
- Worsted weight yarn in four colors. I used white, blue, red, black, and mustard yellow
IMPORTANT! Read the Project Notes on page 2 of the PDF. There are important instructions regarding stuffing. Normally, you should stuff amigurumi firmly, but with H.D., you shouldn’t or else the pieces will bulge and won’t fit together properly. Read. The. Note.
I hope you enjoy making this fun toy! Please let me know if you find any errors in the pattern. If you’re on Ravelry, link your photo to the project page so I can see how cute your Dumpty is!
QUESTION OF THE DAY
When is your next unbirthday celebration?