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Aurora, the ballerina doll – free amigurumi pattern

Today I am sharing with you Aurora, she is a tiny happy ballerina, friends with Nina, the night doll, and Sol, the sunshine! If you don’t know these other two, take a look at them! They are all free patterns, beginner-friendly, make a beautiful set of three, and are a beautiful and fast gift idea!

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If you are an amigurumi beginner, I add a list below with a couple of links that will be useful for you to complete your crochet doll. And even if you already know how to crochet toys, I still suggest you take a look at the perfect way to finish your amigurumi. I like neat finishing off, and I learned this technique just 3 years ago (remembering that I crochet since kid…), but I like to constantly keep searching for ways to improve my crochet. There is always something to learn.



I will leave you here also some things to keep in mind when crocheting amigurumi. It is always good to remember a few tips to make your stuffed toy prettier!

TIPS:
  1. The most important to remember is to keep your stitch with a tight tension, this way, you won’t have any see-through gaps.
  2. To help me keep my stitches tight, I prefer using yarn for a thicker needle than the one I would be using for the Amigurumi.
  3. Always count your stitches after every row, so you will make sure to have the total amount of stitches.
  4. Use a piece of yarn to mark the last stitch, so you won’t miss where the beginning and end of your row is!

Aurora, the Ballerina DOLL FREE AMIGURUMI PATTERN

MATERIAL:

  • Skin color, white, light and dark blue, purple, and black yarn.
  • Black thread to embroider the eyes.
  • Stuffing material.
  • Scissors. 
  • 2mm crochet needle.

Finish size: about 11cm


SKIRT

With purple yarn, chain 30 and start single crochet in the first chain (closing a circle)

  • 1 row  30sc
  • 2 row  (4sc, 2inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

PS: here, when is 2 inc, you are going to crochet 3sc inside the same stitch

  • 3 row  42inc * Total 84sts

*make 2sc inside every stitch

  • 4 row  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 21 times Total 105sts

Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

BODY AND HEAD

With white yarn start

  • 1 row            6sc in a magic ring
  •  2 row            6inc Total 12sts
  •  3 row            12bpsc
  •  4 row            12sc

Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

Make another one following the same instructions.

Don’t fasten off the second leg, change to skin color, and connect the two legs by inserting the loop of the needle inside one stitch of the first leg, following,

  • 5 row            24sc (12 from each leg)
  • 6 row            (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts
  • 7 to 9 row      30sc

For the next row, change to dark blue yarn and attach the skirt by crocheting together the stitches from the skirt with the body.

  • 10 row                        30sc (connecting the skirt)

Attach the light blue yarn and start alternating the rows with dark blue and light blue. From here, you are going to work in the back loop only of all stitches until we reach the head.

  • 11 row                       BL(13sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 28sts
  • 12 row                       BL (12sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 26sts
  • 13 row                       BL(11sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 24sts
  • 14 row                       BL(10sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 22sts
  • 15 row                       BL(9sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 20sts

Ps: when decreasing, also take only the back loop of the stitch instead of the front loop.

Stop here to start stuffing the doll before continuing.

Change to skin color yarn.

  • 16 row                        20blsl 

For row 17, you are going to make the stitch by inserting the needle inside the remaining front loop of row 15. This will make row 16 to be inside the toy, creating the neck.

  • 17 row                        FL(6sc, 2 inc, 2sc, 2 inc) repeat 2 times Total 28sts

ps: 2 inc = 3sc in same st

  • 18 row                        (8sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc) repeat 2 times Total 36sts
  • 19 row                        (9sc, 2inc, 6sc, 2inc) repeat 2 times, 2sc Total 44sts
  • 20 to 27 row  44sc
  • 28 row                        (9sc, 2dec, 5sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 36sts

ps: 2dec = 1invDEC following by another invDEC (4sts becoming 2)

  • 29 row                        (7sc, 2dec, 3sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 28sts
  • 30 row                        (5sc, 2dec, 1sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 20sts
  • 31 row                        (6sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 16sts

Stop here to finish stuffing the doll.

  • 32 row                        (4sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 12sts

Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

HAIR

With black yarn start,

  • 1 row              6sc in a magic ring
  • 2 row              6inc Total 12sts
  • 3 row              (4sc, 2inc, 2inc) repeat 2 times Total 20sts
  • 4 row              (6sc, 2 inc, 2sc, 2 inc) repeat 2 times Total 28sts
  • 5 row              (8sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc) repeat 2 times Total 36sts
  • 6 row              (9sc, 2inc, 6sc, 2inc) repeat 2 times, 2sc Total 44sts
  • 7 to 13            44sc

Cut the yarn, fasten it off and leave a tail for sewing.

TOP OF THE HAIR

With black yarn start,

  • 1 row              6sc in a magic ring
  • 2 row              6inc Total 12sts
  • 3 row              (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts
  • 4 row               (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts
  • 5 and 6 row    24sc

Cut the yarn, fasten it off and leave a tail for sewing. 

ARMS

With skin color yarn start,

  • 1 row              5sc in a magic ring
  • 2 row              5inc Total 10sts
  • 3 to 8 row    10sc

Cut the yarn and fasten it off. Leave a tail for sewing

Make another one following the same steps.

HAIR SCRUNCHIE

With white yarn, chain 11, 

  • 1 row         10sc

Cut the yarn, and fasten it off.

ASSEMBLY

Sew the arms at row 15.

Place the hair on top of the head and sew it around the head. When you finish, place the hair detail on top of the head, use a little bit of stuffing and sew the detail on the hair.

Cut pieces of black yarn (around 5cm) and attach to every stitch of the head, when you finish, use a comb to make the hair fuzzy.

Sew the hair scrunchie around the top detail.

Tip: use pins to fasten the details before sewing. This will help the detail not to move around and change slightly the initial position while sewing.

Embroider the eyes between rows 22 and 23 with 4 stitches between them.

OPTION: You can do a pompom for the top of Aurora’s hair, which is a faster option. I prefer doing it with detail and attaching the yarn because it looks and feels better. Especially when you add the scrunchie at the end.

Congratulations!!!

Your cute little amigurumi ballerina doll is ready!

This beginner-friendly (maybe an intermediate) amigurumi doll is fast to make and easy to follow. Although, if you have any questions, let in the comment box below, I’ll be happy to help you finish your toy!

If you enjoyed this pattern and want to check out more free patterns, click here! 

However, if you wish for more beginner-friendly lessons, tips, and techniques for amigurumi crochet toys, check out this part of my blog!

And, if you are ready for more advanced patterns, or want to support me a little bit, check the Etsy shop with more of my creations. All the PDF patterns contain detailed explanations and over 50 step-by-step pictures to help you complete your toy! Plus, you can always consult me if you have any doubts! I will be happy to chat with you!

See you next time!

Love,

Ana

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