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Fairy Crochet Pattern

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I’m just a big, little girl at heart! This fairy pattern is a fantastic, quick escape when I need to indulge my feminine side… bearing in mind that I am outnumbered 2 to 1 in my household now and there are only so many wrestling matches and raspberry blowing competitions this girly can handle!

Yes, yes, not content with growling at all my visitors, my little boy has learned to blow raspberries now too. It is his new favourite sound. Funny the first 40 times, but by the end of the day the cuteness fades and you’re left constantly mopping up the associated drool fest that not only clings to his juicy chin, but also the surrounding walls.

But I digress…

Fairies!

With their pompom hair dos and adorable sleepy expressions, these are sure to boost your girlyness by a good few notches whenever the need arises.

Enjoy!

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Materials:

  • Double Knit wool, skin tone and accent colour
  • Double knit fancy wool (for hair) in accent colour
  • 2 small black beads for pupils (use embroidered pupils in black thread if for small child)
  • tiny amount of lip colour
  • 3mm hook, or any hook to create a finished work that will hold the filling well
  • Yarn needle
  • Fibre fill

 

Abbreviations (UK crochet terms)

  • rnd : round
  • dc : Double crochet
  • tr : treble
  • dtr : double treble
  • st : stitch
  • c : chain
  • dec : decrease

 

Head and body

 

Using skin tone, magic circle 6

rnd 1                        *dc 2 in 1 st* 6 times (12)

rnd 2                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 1* 6 times (18)

rnd 3                        *dc 2 in 2 st, dc 2* 6 times (24)

rnd 4                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 3* 6 times (30)

rnd 5-8            dc 30

rnd 9                        *dec 1, dc 3* 6 times (24)

rnd 10                        *dec 1, dc 2* 6 times (18)

rnd 11                        *dec 1, dc 1* 6 times (12)

stuff head before the hole gets too small

rnd 12                        *dec 1* 6 times (6)

rnd 12                        dc 6

rnd 13                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 2* twice (8)

change to accent colour

rnd 14                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 3* twice (10)

rnd 15                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 4* twice (12)

rnd 16                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 5* twice (14)

rnd 17                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 6* twice (16)

rnd 18                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 7* twice (18)

rnd 19                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 8* twice (20)

rnd 20                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 9* twice (22)

rnd 21                        *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 10* twice (24)

rnd 22-23            dc 24

stuff body

now ch 1, turn work and fold bottom of body flat with the ch you’ve just created at the right hand edge. Holding the doll upside down, you’ll work along the bottom edge of the doll’s body, which is now at the top of the work, from right to left.

dc 12 through 2 layers so you are sealing the body up.

Break yarn and pull through to finish.

 

Arms (make 2)

Magic circle 6 in skin tone

Work 9 rnds of dc.

No need to stuff

As with body, ch1 and turn, fold end of arm and work through 2 layers rather than in a round, dc 3 to seal. Break yarn and pull through to finish.

 

 

Legs (make 2)

Using accent colour, magic circle 8

rnd 1-2            dc 8

Change to skin tone

Rnd 3-11            dc 8

As with body, ch1 and turn, fold end of leg and work through 2 layers rather than in a round, dc 3 to seal. Break yarn and pull through to finish.

 

Wings

These are made up of two pair of different shaped wings sewn onto the body. See pictures for positioning.

Small Wings

Magic circle 8 in accent colour, sl st into 1st st to join and ch2.

rnd 1                        *tr 2 in 1 st* 7times, tr 1, sl st to join.

Break yarn and pull through to finish.

Large wings

Begin the same as small wings, then:

rnd 2            *dc 2 in 1 st* 8 times, *tr 1, ch 1* twice, dtr, ch, *dtr and ch twice in 1 st* 2 times, dtr, tr 1, ch 1, tr1,

rnd 3            dc 4, *dc 2 in 1 st, dc 1* 4 times, dc 8, *tr, ch* twice, *dtr, ch* 3 times, *tr, ch* twice, dc 4, sl st to complete.

Break yarn and pull through to finish.

 

Pointy Pixie Ears (make 2)

Magic circle 6

dc 1, then tr 1 into the same st.

Break yarn and pull through to finish.

 

To make up

Sew limbs and wings to body and ears to head using photos for reference. Embroider eyes, eyelids and lips to head, and then sew beads in the middle of the irises.

Hair

Make 70-80 14cm (approx) lengths of your fancy yarn.

Insert your hook underneath the st where you want to place the strand of hair (see photo for reference), fold strand of hair in half and pull the middle through scalp slightly. Hook two bits of the strand and pull through the loop. This forms the knot. For you visual learners out there, I made a video a year ago for a different project. Same principle though!

http://youtu.be/lQJwEkLZBPk

You can use your accent colour for the hair, I just like the look of different fancy wools. I did a lovely version with fluffy white for Christmas, but below is a green version to show you what they look like with normal dk hair…

green fairy

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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8 thoughts on “Fairy Crochet Pattern

  1. Pretty! Thank you for sharing the pattern. And I’m impressed that you made it to 40 episodes of raspberry-blowing before no longer finding it amusing.

  2. Victoria on said:

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooh, this is pretty! I love the fluffy hair!

  4. Pingback: Feature Post – Crochet Fairy | Spread Your Wings And Craft

  5. Perfect! I’ve been wanting to crochet a fairy for a while. ;D

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