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Violette Amigurumi Ballerina Doll Free Pattern – The Nomad Knot

Violette Amigurumi Ballerina Doll Free Pattern

Today, I want you to meet Violette, the enchanting little ballerina amigurumi who gracefully twirls her way into your heart! Standing at a delicate 4.5 inches, she embodies the essence of elegance with her light tones of purple, reminiscent of a serene lavender field.

Her closed eyes give her an air of dreamy tranquility, as if she’s lost in a ballet reverie. Every stitch of her petite form is crafted with love, making her not just a doll, but a tiny piece of art. With this free crochet pattern and step-by-step pictures, creating Viollette is a delightful journey that promises joy and a touch of magic to your crochet collection.

You can find a low cost, ad-free and printable version of this pattern on my Ravelry here! And on Etsy here!

Before we start, I will leave it here a couple of helpful tutorial links in case you need further help creating your beautiful little creature!

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VIOLETTE BALLERINA DOLL CROCHET MATERIALS

  • 2mm crochet hook;
  • Sports-weight cotton yarn of your choice colors: beige, light brown, and two colors for the dress. I used light and dark purple.
  • A bit of black embroidery thread for the eyes;
  • Sewing needle;
  • Stuffing material;
  • Scissors.

Finish size: 12cm or 4,5 inches

For a low cost, ad-free and printable version of this pattern go to Ravelry here! Or Etsy here!

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch  chain   

Sc  single crochet

Sl  slip stitch

Inc  increase

Dec  decrease

FL  front loop

BL  back loop

ARMS

With beige yarn start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 2 times Total 8sts

3 to 9 rnd    8sc

10 rnd  (2sc, 1dec) repeat 2 times Total 6sts

11 rnd  3sc crocheting the sides together, closing the arm

• Don’t need to add stuffing material to the arms.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off. Set aside for now.

LEGS and BODY

With beige yarn start,

1 rnd  5sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  5inc Total 10sts

3 to 10 rnd  10sc

• Change to light purple yarn

11 rnd  10sc

• Cut the yarn, fasten off the first leg, and make the second one.

• Don’t cut the yarn off the second leg, chain 2.

• Connect the two legs by inserting the chain inside one stitch of the first leg.

• Stop here to add stuffing material before continuing

NOTE: for the rnd 12 you should make 1SC in the chains, 10sc around the leg, again 1SC in the other side of the chain, 10sc. Having a total of 24 stitches.

12 rnd  24sc

13 rnd  24sc

14 rnd  24blsc

15 rnd  24sc

16 rnd  (6sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 21sc

17 rnd  21sc

18 rnd  (5sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 18sts

19 rnd  18sc

• For the next round, you will crochet together with the arms. There should be 6 stitches distance between one arm and the other.

• If your starting stitch is in a different position than mine, then when following round 20 instructions, the arms might be misplaced instead of being on the side.

• If that is the case, adjust the round 20 to make sure you have 6 stitches in the central part of the doll and the arms are on the sides (view image for reference).

NOTE: Next rnd, you will work BLSL. This means that you will create an inside row that will become the beginning of the neck. For rnd 23, you will work in the remaining front loop of rnd 21:

20 rnd  5sc, 3sc with the arm, 6sc, 3sc with the other arm, 1sc

21 rnd  (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

•Change to a beige color

HEAD

• Stop here to start adding stuffing material before continuing to round 22.

22 rnd    12BLsl

23 rnd    12FLinc Total 24sts

24 rnd    (1sc, 1inc) repeat 12 times Total 36sts

25 rnd    (2sc, 1inc) repeat 12 times Total 48sts

26 to 34 rnd  48sc

35 rnd  (6sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

36 rnd  (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts 

37 rnd  (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts 

38 rnd  (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts 

39 rnd  (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts   

• Stop here to finish adding stuffing material.

40 rnd  (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

DRESS

Attach the dark purple color yarn to the back side of the doll on the remaining front loop from round 14 and start,

1 rnd  24sl, chain 1

2 rnd  24hdc inc Total 48sts

3 rnd  (1hdc, 1inc) repeat 24 times Total 72sts

• Change to light purple yarn,

4 rnd  chain 3, skip one stitch, sl. Repeat until the end.

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

HAIR

With the light brown start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd  (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 rnd  (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

8 rnd  (6sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 48sts

9 to 12 rnd  48sc

• From here on, we start working in rows. You will work 32sc, chain one, and turn back. Leaving 16 stitches unworked.

13 to 16 row  32sc, chain 1, turn

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

HAIR DETAILS

Detail #1

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 to 6 rnd  18sc

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

Detail #2

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 and 4 rnd  12sc

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

• Make another one following the same instructions.

BANGS

  1. Place the hair on the ballerina’s head, leaving the 16 unworked stitches facing the front side. Sew it around the head.
  2. Cut a small piece of the light brown yarn. Find the two central stitches. There is where you will split the bangs in the middle.
  3. Start connecting the 8 stitches you have on top with the side of the hair (rows 13 to 16).
  4. Repeat multiple times until you achieve the desirable bangs look.
  5. Follow the same steps on the other side.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Sew the detail #1 on top of the hair.
  2. Place detail #2 on the sides of the detail you just sewed on top. Leaving 1 stitch distance between them. Sew it.
  3. With dark purple yarn, chain 90. Cut the yarn and fasten it off. Use this chain to make a bow on detail #1. With a little bit of purple yarn, sew the bow detail to be fixed in the hair.
  4. Embroider the closed eyes in round 29 leaving two stitches between them.
  5. With dark purple yarn, embroider a couple of French knots in the dress.

I hope you enjoyed crocheting Viollette amigurumi ballerina and found joy in bringing her to life. As her delicate form emerged, I’m sure you felt the same sense of accomplishment that makes handmade crafts so special. Violette is more than just an amigurumi doll; she’s a tiny treasure that will brighten any space.

Be sure to browse the website for more free patterns to inspire your creativity, and don’t forget to check out the premium patterns for more delightful projects.

Happy crafting, and may Violette add a sprinkle of ballet magic to your crochet collection!