made by ErikaDu

BeFunky-collage (1)

About the pattern

  • Despite the choice of yarn size, you should adjust the hook size to avoid the stuffing from coming out between the stitches. To make a tight crochet, you can use a hook size half size or one size smaller than the hook recommended on the etiquette of the yarn
  • This pattern is spiral crochet unless it is advised otherwise
  • This pattern is designed to make decorative dolls, it is not intended to be used as toy for children under 3 years old, because has small parts that can be swallowed by small children. If you want to use it as a toy you must always use safety eyes (they have a lock to prevent them to turn off), and avoid using small parts (ex. button). Sew strong seams to prevent parts to be ripped apart.

What you will need

  • I used cream (skin color-body), turquoise ( shoes, pants, blouse and dress 1), white (panties, blouse and dress 2), blue (vest and jacket), gradient from pink to blue (dress 2- used Alize Cotton Gold Batik),  gradient from mauve to turquoise (skirt-Alize Cotton Gold Batik),  burgundy (hair a thinner yarn than used for the clothes and body). The rest of the yarns I used sport yarns
  • a piece of tulle (dress 1)
  • BUTTONS: 2 turquoise buttons(one for blouse and and one for pants), 3 blue buttons (for vest),1 mauve button (skirt), 2 blue buttons (jacket), 2 blue buttons(dress 1), 2 white (dress 2)
  • Hook size 2 mm (used for the doll and dress) and 2.5 mm (used for the shoes)
  • Fiberfill
  • a piece of tulle (dress 1)
  • 2 black safety eyes 9 mm diameter
  • cardboard
  • metallic wire (something to sustain the doll
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Crochet techniques used

  • Bubble stitch (puff stitch): * yarn over, insert hook …. pull through 2 loops*repeat 3 times, yarn over pull through all 4 loops on the hook
  • Crochet in spiral rounds: work all the components of the doll (except the dress upper part were we will work in rows )
  • Crochet in rows: the dress upper parts is worked in rows. When you crochet rows, you have to turn your work
  • Color change

Abbreviations used in the pattern

Sl st -slip stitch
Sc-single crochet
Inc- increase
BLO-crochet in back loops only
FLO-crochet in front loops only
Sc3tog- The Single Crochet Three Together Decrease
tr-treble crochet

Launch dates of the doll and clothes:

  • Minako body –22nd of JULY


  • Minako attaching the hair 29th of JULY 
  • Minako blouse and pant 5th of AUGUST


  • Minako vest and skirt 12th of AUGUST


  • Minako jacket and dress 1 19th of AUGUST


  • Minako dress 2 and shoes 26th of AUGUST_DSC1914



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