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Mary Poppins Amigurumi Doll: Free Crochet Pattern!

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Mary Poppins Amigurumi Doll: Free Crochet Pattern!

The Disney film "Mary Poppins" is a classic. Children all over the world wanted a nanny like Mary! Now you can crochet your own version of this iconic character with this free pattern. She comes with her characteristic props: the flower hat, parrot umbrella and tapestry bag! You can take off her scarf and coat. The shown example doll is about 10 inches (25 cm) tall.

This pattern has been translated and published in this article with permission of the original designer: Ana Artedetei. This super-crafty person has filled her aptly named "Hyperactive Mothers" website with examples and patterns of all her crafts, including fabric flowers and stuffed animals, bespoke t-shirts, bags and purses, surgical caps, knitted hats and scarfs, felted decorations, a wide array of Halloween costumes (including an AWESOME Tetris group costume, that you háve to check out!), costume jewelry, and (of course!) really cute amigurumi crochet patterns. In short: her website is most certainly worth a browse, if only to get inspired to do a little more in your day... The "Mary Poppins" pattern featured in this article is available in the original Spanish on Ana's website.

Materials

Yarn in different colors.
Crochet hook.
Tapestry needle (for weaving in the yarn ends).
Safety eyes (blue).
Leather cord (for the handles of the bag).
Red felt (for Mary's bow tie).
Green and black fimo clay (for the handle of the umbrella).
Googly eyes (for the parrot of the umbrella).
Metal wire (to shape the umbrella).
Various bead and/or buttons (to embellish Mary's hat, coat and boots).

Stitch Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
dec = decrease
inc = increase
hdc = half double crochet

Special Stitch

The popcorn stitch is used for the thumbs:

Work 5 double crochet stitches in the same stitch.
Drop the loop from your hook.
Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

Need a more visual explanation? Check out the tutorial in the video below!

How To Crochet The Popcorn Stitch

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Head

Use pink yarn, crochet in spirals.

Round 1.- 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2.- 1 inc in every stitch (12)
Round 3.- 1 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (18)
Round 4.- 2 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (24)
Round 5.- 3 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (30)
Round 6.- 4 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (36)
Round 7.- 5 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (42)
Round 8.- 6 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (48)
Round 9-16.- 1 sc in every stitch (48)
Round 17.- 6 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (42)
Round 18.- 5 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (36)
Round 19.- 4 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (30)
Round 20. - 3 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (24)
Round 21.- 2 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (18).
Close round 21 with a slip stitch, fasten off and leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

Place the safety eyes. (In this case, the eyes were put between rows 9 and 10, separated by about 8 stitches).
Stuff the head.
Embroider lashes (in black) and eyebrows (in brown) (see photos).
Embroider the nose by sewing a few stitches with the same pink color yarn.
Embroider the mouth in red.
Paint the blushes with rouge or by some other means.
Add hair. (Need help with the hair? Watch the video below!)

How To Add Hair To Your Amigurumi

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Boots, Legs and Body

The legs are made separately and are then crocheted together to make the body. Crochet in closed rounds (and not in a spiral). This means that every round is closed with a slip stitch and the following round started with by chaining 1 (these instructions are not included in the description below).

Make two, start with dark blue (for the boots).
Chain 5.
In the second stitch from the hook 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the following two stitches, 3 sc in the last stitch.
Continue on the other side of the original chain: 1 sc in each of the following two stitches, 2 sc in the last chain (10).
Round 2.- 1 inc, 2 sc, 3 inc, 2 sc, 2 inc (16)
Round 3 .- 1 inc, 4 sc, 4 inc, 4 sc, 3 inc (24)
Round 4.- 1 sc in every stitch in back loop only (24)
Round 5.- 7 sc, 3 dec, 1 sc in every stitch until the end of the turn (21)
Round 6.- 6 sc, 3 dec, 1 sc in every stitch until the last two points, 1 dec (17)
Round 7. - 5 sc, 3 dec, 1 sc in every stitch until the end of the turn (14)
Round 8-38.- 1 sc in every stitch (14)
Fasten off for the first leg, keep yarn attached to the second leg to continue crochet the body.

To start making the body crochet the two legs together with 4 sc (please note that Mary Poppins has the very characteristic stance with her toes pointed outward!). Crochet around both legs in total 24 stitches.

Round 1.- 11 sc, 1 inc, 11 sc, 1 inc (26) (make sure to get one increase per leg/side)
Round 2.- 12 sc, 1 inc, 12 sc, 1 inc (28)
Round 3.- 13 sc, 1 inc, 13 sc, 1 inc (30)
Round 4-8.- 1 sc in every stitch ( 30)
Round 9.- 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat until the end (24)
Round 10.- 1 sc at each point (24)

Switch to white yarn:
Round 11.- 1 sc in every stitch (24)
Round 12.- 1 sc in every stitch, in back loop only (24)
Round 13.- 1 sc in every stitch (24)
Round 14.- 1 inc, 3 sc, repeat until the end (30)
Round 15.- 1 inc, 4 sc, repeat until the end (36)
Round 16.- 1 sc in every stitch (36)
Round 17.- 1 dec, 4 sc, repeat until the end (30)
Round 18.- 3 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (24)
Round 19-20.- 1 sc in every stitch (24)
Round 21.- 2 sc, 1 dec, repeat until the end (18)
Round 22.- 1 sc in every stitch (18)
Round 23.- 1 sc in every stitch, in back loop only (18)
Close round 23 with a slip stitch, fasten off and leave a yarn tail for sewing.

Sew the body to the head stitch on stitch.

Embellish the boots with buttons, beads or something else to get the look of metal clasps. In this case, metal studs were used.

Shirt Collar

The collar of the shirt is crocheted directly onto the neck: into the last white stitches under where the head is joined.
Work in rows, use white yarn.

Row 1.- Start crocheting onto the body on the front, almost in the middle (where the shirt collar is open): 18 sc
Row 2.- 4 sc, 1 inc, 9 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc

Fasten off.

Cut a piece of red felt in the shape of a bow tie and attach it to the collar (see photos).

Arms And Hands

Make two, crochet in a spiral.
Start with pink yarn:

Round 1.- 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2.- 6 inc (12)
Round 3.- 12 sc (12)
Round 4.- 11 sc, 1 popcorn stitch (this is the thumb) (12)
Round 5-7.- 1 sc in every stitch (12)

Switch to white yarn:
Round 8-28.- 1 sc in every stitch (12)
Close round 28 with a slip stitch, fasten off, leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

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Skirt

Crochet in closed round, not in spirals. Round 12 of the body was crocheted in the back loop only. Start crocheting the skirt in the remaining loop!

In light blue yarn:
Round 1.- 1 sc in every stitch (24)
Round 2.- 3 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (30)
Round 3.- 1 sc in every stitch (30)
Round 4.- 4 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (36)
Round 5-15.- 1 sc in every stitch (36)
Round 16.- 11 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (39)
Round 17-38.- 1 sc in every stitch (39)

Fasten off, weave in yarn end.

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Hat

Crochet in closed rounds (not in spirals).

Please note that the pattern below will result in a slightly hexagonal shape. If you want the hat to be perfectly round, alter the places where you increase the stitches!

In dark blue yarn:

Round 1.- 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Round 2.- 6 inc (12)
Round 3.- 1 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (18)
Round 4.- 2 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (24)
Round 5.- 3 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (30)
Round 6.- 4 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (36)
Round 7.- 5 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (42)
Round 8.- TIn back loop only: 1 sc in every stitch (42)
Round 9-14.- 1 sc in every stitch (42)
Round 15.- In back loop only: 6 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (48)
Round 16.- 7 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (54)
Round 17.- 8 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (60)
Round 18.- 9 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end (66)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.
Embellish the hat with beads and little flowers to make it resemble Mary Poppins' hat. In this case the little daisies were cut from a lace ribbon and sewn on to the hat.

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Coat

You may choose to crochet the coat using slightly thicker yarn and a bigger crochet hook. Crochet the coat in rows.

In dark blue:
Row 1.- Chain as many stitches as you need to loosely fit around Mary's neck. In this case: 26 sc (26)
Row 2.- 1 sc in every stitch
Row 3.- 4 sc, chain 5 (skip 5 stitches, this will become a sleeve), 8 sc, chain 5 (skip 5 stitches (this will become a sleeve), 4 sc
Row 4-5.- 1 sc in every stitch (26)
Row 6.- 12 sc, 1 inc, 1 inc, 12 pa (28)
Row 7.- 1 sc in every stitch (28)
Row 8.- 3 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end
Row 9.- 1 sc in every stitch
Row 10.- 4 sc, 1 inc, repeat until the end
Row 11-14.- 1 sc in every stitch
Crochet sc around the entire coat.

We ended up giving 1 sc around the entire coat, including the chains (where the sleeves will come).

Make the sleeves in the holes left on row 3.
4 sc, 1 inc, 4 sc, 1 inc (12)
sc around until the sleeve is long enough. Repeat with the other sleeve.

Please note: make sure that the holes (and thus the sleeves) are in the right place for your particular Mary Poppins doll. In order to do this fit the coat on the doll regularly, especially when placing the holes (the chain 5).

Embellish the coat with small buttons. In this case small metal studs were used.

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Umbrella

Mary Poppins has an iconic parrot head umbrella! The umbrella part itself is crocheted, whereas the parrot head is crafted from fimo clay. So this will be a great opportunity for you to try out some new skills!

Crochet in a continuous spiral.
In black (or dark blue to fit better with the coat and boots):

Follow instructions found on THIS WEBSITE!

The parrot head is made with green and black fimo clay. Shape the clay, stick it to the wire stem and let dry completely. Googly eyes were glued on and the feathers were drawn on with a gold colored permanent marker.

Crochet Umbrella Tutorial

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Scarf

Choose two colors (in this case yellow and light brown) and switch between these colors every four rows. Start by chaining 7 stitches. Crochet 6 sc starting in the second stitch from the crochet hook. At the end of each row chain 1 and turn.

After reaching the desired length of your scarf, fasten off and weave in the yarn ends. Add fringes to both ends of the scarf.

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Bag

In beige or light brown, crochet in spirals.

Chain 4.
Round 1.- 1 inc, 1 sc, 4 sc in the last chain, turn the piece and continue on the other side: 1 sc, 1 inc (10)
Round 2.- 2 inc, 1 sc, 4 inc, 1 sc, 2 inc (18)
Round 3.- 2 x (1 sc, 1 inc), 1 sc, 4 x (1 sc, 1 inc) 4 times, 1 sc, 2 x (1 sc, 1 inc) (26)
Round 4.- 2 sc, 1 inc, 9 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 9 sc, 1 inc (30)
Round 5.- 6 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 10 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 4 dc (34)
Round 6.- In back loop only, crochet 1 sc in every stitch (34)
Round 7-11.- 1 sc in every stitch (34)
Round 12.- 4 x (1 dec, 5 dc), 1 dec, 4 sc (29)
Round 13.- 2 sc, 1 dec, 4 x (4 sc, 1 dec), 1 sc (24)
Round 14.- 4 x (1 dec, 3 sc), 1 dec, 2 sc (19)
Round 15.- 1 sc, 1 dec, 4 x (2 sc, 1 dec) (14)
Start stuffing, not too tight!
Round 16.- 7 dec (7)
Fasten off, finish stuffing (make sure the bag is not too stiff. Mary Poppins famously has a floppy bag!), close the remaining hole with a tapestry needle.

In this case, the bag handles were braided from fine jewelry thread. You may choose to do the same or to just crochet handles using yarn. Another possibility is to use short lengths of leather cord.

The decorations on the bag (the flowers) were drawn on the bag using a permanent marker. You can also embroider some flowers or sew on some beads to form a flower shape.

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Comments

Anne weir on December 01, 2018:

My granddaughter loves Mary Poppins and I can't wait to crochet it for her birthday.