Halloween is just around the corner which means spooky bits and bobs are out and about! While we’re not big on Halloween here, I thought I’d also get into the spooky crafting spirit – no pun intended 😛 . Anyway, meet Owie, the Voodoo Doll pin cushion! Isn’t he adorable? I know, too cute that you almost feel bad sticking pins into him.

He is super duper easy to make. You can embroider the stitches wherever you like and use whatever colour you like.

Follow the pattern below to make your own Owie the Voodoo Doll. Printable pdf version –> Owie The Voodoo Doll Amigurumi Pattern HYY.

You will need:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 8ply (DK/Light worsted) acrylic yarn ball in green (or colour of your choice)
  • small amount of dark brown yarn
  • 1 small and 1 big plastic safety eyes
  • toy stuffing
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker (optional)

Abbreviations (US Terminology):

Rnd – round
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st / sts – stitch / stitches
inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec – single crochet decrease (sc 2 together)
rep – repeat

Skill Level: Easy/Beginner

**Pattern notes**

  • You’ll need to know how to make a magic ring/circle.
  • You will be crocheting in spirals.
  • Invisible decrease technique was used for this pattern – if you’re not familiar with this decrease, a regular single crochet decrease is perfectly fine to do.
  • Finished doll measures 15cm (6in) tall.

TIP:

  • Use 2 different size buttons if you don’t have plastic safety eyes.
  • Make Owie into a keyring by using a smaller hook (2.5mm or 3mm).

HEAD
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts
Rnd 5: sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 6: sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 7: sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 8: sc 5, inc; rep 6 times (42 sts)
Rnds 9 – 16: sc around (42 sts)
Attach eyes between Rounds 12 & 13, 6 stitches apart. Stuff the head firmly and continue stuffing as you go.
Rnd 17: sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 18: sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 19: sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 20: sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 21: sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in and hide yarn tail.

1ST LEG
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnds 3 – 6: sc around (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave a short tail for sewing.

2ND LEG AND BODY
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnds 3 – 6: sc around (12 sts)
Next, join both legs.
Rnd 7: sc around 1st leg [12 sts]. Sc around 2nd leg [12 sts] (24 sts)
Stuff the legs firmly.
Rnd 8: sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 9: sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnds 10 – 12: sc around (36 sts)
Stuff the body firmly and continue stuffing as you go.
Rnd 13: sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 14: sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 15: sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 16: sc around (24 sts)
Rnd 17: sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 18: sc around (18 sts)
Rnd 19: sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 20: sc 8, hdc 4 (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

ARM [MAKE 2]
Rnd 1: work 5 sc in magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnds 3 – 5: sc around (10 sts)
Rnd 6: sc 3, dec; rep 2 times (8 sts)
Rnds 7 – 8: sc around (8 sts)
You can lightly stuff the arms or leave it un-stuffed. Flatten the opening of the arms then single crochet over the opening (crochet the two edges together). Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

  • Sew the head to the neck of the body using the leftover yarn tail from the body. Add more stuffing if needed. The head will naturally tilt to the side due to the height of the hdc stitches.
  • Sew the arms to the sides of the body, between Rounds 19 & 20, 4 stitches apart at the front.
  • Use the yarn tail from the 1st leg to sew the gap close between the legs.
  • Loop a few strands of dark brown yarn through Round 3 of the head. Trim to preferred length.
  • Give this little voodoo doll some stitches! Use dark brown yarn to embroider stitches on the head, the front of the body and the top of each leg.

All done! I hope you enjoyed making Owie the Voodoo DollI would love to see your finished amigurumi – share on Instagram using #helloyellowyarn or tag me @maryjcarlos. You can share it on my Facebook page too!

 

Happy crocheting!
MJ

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© 2018 MJ Carlos. Please do not copy, sell, alter, translate, re-produce or re-distribute this pattern or parts of this pattern in any form. If you would like to share this pattern, please link back to this post. Finished item using this pattern can be sold, I ask that you please give credit to me for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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