Angel Baby Crochet Pattern
by
Michelle McLaughlin
http://www.suncatchereyes.com


You may use this pattern for your own personal use or to sell the finished doll.  Please do not resell this pattern.  Please credit this website when sharing or linking to this pattern. 
 
Finished doll measures 6” tall.


General Tips & Techniques:
* Be sure to keep yarn tension firm and consistent throughout your work.
* At the end of each row, I have given the number of stitches you should have. This
is just a guide. If you are off by 1 or 2 stitches, don’t worry about it. Amigurumi
is very forgiving.
* I chose Caron Simply Soft for this pattern. You may substitute any mediumweight
worsted yarn.


Magic Ring:

Leaving a long tail, at least 12”, Ch. 4, join with sl st into first st. Work 8 sc into center ring and around tail, do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring. Tie tail to working yarn (this keeps the hole closed). Mark beginning of row (piece of contrasting yarn or paperclip works fine). From this point on, you will be working in the round.


Abbreviations:
ch chain
sc single crochet
sk skip
sl st slip stitch
st stitch


Materials:
Caron Simply Soft  or other worsted weight yarn in 2 or 3 colors
Crochet hook size D3 (U.S.)
Safety eyes or eyes of your choice Polyfil or stuffing of your choice (available at most
craft and department stores)
Yarn needle
White pipe cleaner


Instructions:

Beginning at top of head:

Row 1: Create Magic Ring as above, 8 st.
Row 2: 2 sc in each 2 sc around, 16 st.
Row 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.
Row 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 32 st.
Row 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 40 st.
Row 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 48 st.
Rows 7-14: 1 sc in each sc around, 48 st.
Row 15: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 36 st.
Row 16: 1 sc in each sc around, 36 st.
Row 17: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.
Row 18: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.


Add eyes and/or facial features and stuff head.


Change to body color.
Row 19: 2 sc in each sc around, 48 st.
Rows 20-23: 1 sc in each sc around, 48 st.
Row 24: Arm shaping - Skip next 36 sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc. You will be working only in these 12 sc for this arm.
Row 25: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 15 st.
Rows 26-28: 1 sc in each sc around, 15 st.
Row 29: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 10 st. Slip stitch to end row, tie off. Cut, leaving a 12” tail for sewing later.
Row 30: Count over 12 sc from the arm you just finished. Join body color, work 1 sc in next 12 sc. Work in the round on these 12 st.
Row 31: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 15 st.
Rows 32-34: 1 sc in each sc around, 15 st.
Row 35: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 10 st. Slip stitch to end row, tie off. Cut, leaving a 12” tail for sewing later.
Row 36: Join body color anywhere on the back of the body. Work 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.
Rows 37-38: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.
Row 39: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 32 st.
Rows 40-43: 1 sc in each sc around, 32 st.
Row 44: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.
Row 45: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.
Row 46: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 16 st.
Row 47: 1 sc in each sc around, 16 st.
Row 48: *1 sc in next sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 8 st. Join, tie off,
leaving 12” tail for sewing.


Hands:  (Make 2)
Row 1: Create Magic Ring as above with hand color.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 16 st.
Rows 3-4: 1 sc in each sc around, 16 st.
Row 5: *1 sc in next sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 8 st. End with sl st, tie off.


Feet:  (Make 2)
Row 1: Create Magic Ring as above with hand/foot color.
Row 2: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 12 st.
Rows 3-6: 1 sc in each sc around, 12 st.
Row 7: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 8 st.
Row 8: *1 sc in next sc, sk next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 4 st. Sl st to join, end,
leaving 12” tail for sewing.


Ears:  (Make 2)
Row 1: Ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Sl st to end. Cut, leaving 12” tail for sewing.


Pacifier:
Ch. 6. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 st. 3 sc in end st. Continuing down the other side, 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in the last sc. Tie off. Cut, leaving 12” for tail.  Attach yarn needle to tail. Sew up the back into the 2nd hole from the edge and then down through the 2nd hole from the other edge. Keep sewing up and down through these 2 holes approx. 6-8 more times until it resembles a pacifier. Sew pacifier where mouth would be on face.


Finishing:
Eyes: You can use safety eyes or embroider them.  I embroidered mine with brown yarn, just up and down around one sc a few times for each one and then tie off. Ears: Position ears where you like them with a pin. Using the tail left on the ears, sew each one to head. If you want a curved ear, use your yarn needle to go in and out the stitches and gather it a bit before sewing on.
Hands: Using the tails left on the arms, sew hands to the arms, leaving both hands and
arms open (so that you can stuff all the way down the arms into the hands).
Feet: Using tails, sew each foot closed. Sew into position on body.
After sewing, you can use your yarn needle to feed the yarn and out the other side to hide the end in the body.
Body: Finish stuffing arms, hands, and the rest of the body. Use remaining tail on the body to sew it closed. Tie off, hide end up in the body.
Halo: Bend half the pipe cleaner into a circle and attach it to itself. Bend to shape. Cut
to size, and insert 2-3 inches into back of baby’s head. Glue if desired.


Enjoy your new Angel Baby!