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Free Scarecrow Crochet Doll Pattern

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Aside from maybe a mouse, the biggest thing that I have crocheted is an afghan. This throw blanket was fun to make even though it wasn't perfect. It started out with stitches too tight and towards the end, it was too loose. But it was the first time that I took on a project this large. We have gotten plenty of use out of this afghan.

My mother is into crafts. She takes pride in all her handiwork. She has made dolls, tissue boxes, crocheted ornaments and stuffed animals. She has sold her crafts at shows. Her crochet pride is in the large animals which she has made. She told me that she would send me the patterns for these, but never did.

I thought about my crocheted collie she had made for me and decided on if I could find something close online. I didn't find anything that looked like this collie. But I happened to stumble upon a fantastic free crochet pattern website. Though more than just a pattern site, these crocheted toys look like what my mother would make. There are 16 different toys to crochet. For Fall Season, this Scarecrow Doll caught my eye. Below are instructions on how to make this cute doll. To find other patterns for your taste go to Happy Yellow House Crochet Toys.

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Warning: Choking hazard due to small parts. If you are making this item for a child under the age of 3 years please embroider facial features.

Scarecrow Crochet Doll - Where the patterns are always free

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Happy Yellow House - Scarecrow

This pattern was once found on Happy Yellow House - Scarecrow Now it is a directory site for patterns.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch - chain

sp - space

sl st - slip stitch

sc - Single Crochet

dc - Double Crochet

BLO - Back Loop Only

FLO - Front Loop Only

Rnd - Round

sk - skip

st(s) - Stich(es)

inc - Increase

dec - Decrease

YO - Yarn Over

* -- work instructions following * as many more times as specified in addition to first time.

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop, YO, draw through remaining loops on hook.

Double Crochet Decrease - YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, draw hook through two of the loops on hook, YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, draw hook through two of the loops on hook, YO, draw through remaining loops on hook.

Markers - Markers are used to specify where a round begins and ends. Use a small piece of contrasting yarn or a small safety pin placed in the stitch before the first stitch of each round. Move the marker as you go.

Back or Front Loop Only.

MATERIALS LIST

Worsted weight yarn in the following:

Buff - 3 ounces

Orange - 3 ounces

Country Blue - 3 ounces

Burgundy - 2 ounces

Cornmeal - 2 ounces

Black - small amount

Crochet hook Size G

Polyester fiberfill

Tapestry needle

Pair of 12mm doll eyes

BODY

Approximate finished size - 21" tall

Rnd 1) With Orange, ch 60, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist chain. Sc in each chain around (60 sc)

Rnd 2-29) Sc in each sc around (60 sc)

Rnd 30) *sc in next sc, dec; repeat from * around (40 sc)

Rnd 31) *sc in next 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around (30 sc)

NECK

Rnd 32) *sc in next sc, dec; repeat from * around (20 sc)

Rnd 33) sc in each sc around to last sc, change to Buff yarn (20 sc)

HEAD

Rnd 34) *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (30 sc)

Rnd 35) *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (40 sc)

Rnd 36) *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (50 sc)

Rnd 37) *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (60 sc)

Rnd 38-51) sc in each sc around (60 sc) NOTE: Insert eyes between rows 46 and 47 leaving 5 sc between each eye.

Rnd 52) *sc in next sc, dec; repeat from * around (40 sc)

Rnd 53) *sc in next 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around (30 sc)

Rnd 54) *sc in next sc, dec; repeat from * around (20 sc)

Rnd 55) Dec around (10 sc)

Rnd 56) Dec around (5 sc); finish off leaving an long length for sewing; sew top of head closed; secure ends; clip end.

LEGS

Leg 1

Rnd 1) Lay body/head section on its back with the eyes centered. Trace an imaginary line starting between the two eyes going down to the free loops of the foundation ch of Rnd 1 of Body. This is where you will begin the first leg. Place a marker in this free loop. Stuff the head and body. With a sl st join Buff yarn to the marked center free loop. Sc in same free loop as sl st. Sc in next 29 free loops; join with a sl st to first sc of leg. DO NOT TURN (30 sc)

Rnd 2-19) Sc in each sc around (30 sc)

Rnd 20) Sc in each sc around to last; make color change to Black (30 sc)

Foot:

Rnd 21) Dec around (15 sc)

Rnd 22) Sc in each sc around (15 sc)

Rnd 23) 2 sc in each sc around (30 sc)

Rnd 24-30) Sc in each sc around; stuff (30 sc)

Rnd 31) *Sc in next sc, dec; repeat from * around (20 sc)

Rnd 32) Dec around; stuff a little more (10 sc)

Rnd 33) Dec around; finish off leaving a length for sewing; sew opening closed; flatten bottom of foot (5 sc)

Leg 2

Rnd 1) Working in remain 30 free loops of Rnd 1 of Body join Buff yarn with a sl st. Sc in same loop as sl st. Sc in remaining 29 free loops; join with a sl st to first sc of leg. DO NOT TURN (30 sc)

Rnds 2-33) Same as Leg 1

ARMS (make 2)

Rnd 1) With Buff, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; join to first sc with sl st (6 sc)

Rnd 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3) sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 4) *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (18 sc)

Rnd 5) sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Rnd 6) sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Rnd 7) *sc in next 4sc, dec; repeat from * around (15 sc)

Rnd 8) *sc in next 3 sc, dec; repeat from * around (12 sc)

Rnd 9) *sc in next 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around, change to Orange yarn (9 sc)

Rnd 10) 2 sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Rnd 11-23) sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Rnd 24-25) sc in next 9 sts, sl st in next 9 sts

Rnd 26) sc in next 9 sts, sl st in next st; finish off leaving a long length for sewing, stuff firmly; attach to sides of body using photograph as a reference

WIG

Base: Rnd 1) With Cornmeal, ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook, join to first sc with a sl st, DO NOT TURN (6 sc)

Rnd 2) 2 sc in next sc and in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3) 2 sc in each sc around (24 sc)

Rnd 4) *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (36 sc)

Rnd 5-6) Sc in each sc around; finish off after Rnd 6 (36 sc)

Fringe (hair): Cut a piece of cardboard 4" x 12". Wrap Cornmeal yarn around 72 times. Cut yarn along long edge of cardboard to make 72 8" lengths of Cornmeal yarn. Using a crochet hook, draw the folded end up through the stitches around the base and pull the loose ends through the folded end; draw the knot up tightly. Do this twice in each of the 36 stitches around the base.

HAT

Rnd 1) With Burgundy, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join to first with sl st, DO NOT TURN

Rnd 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3) *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (18 sc)

Rnd 4) *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (24 sc)

Rnd 5) *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (30 sc)

Rnd 6) *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (36 sc)

Rnd 7) *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (42 sc)

Rnd 8) *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (48 sc)

Rnd 9) *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (54 sc)

Rnd 10) *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (60 sc)

Rnd 11) *sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (66 sc)

Rnd 12) in BLO, sc around (66 sc)

Rnd 12-17) sc in each sc around (66 sc)

Rnd 18) In FLO, sc around (66 sc)

Rnd 19) 2 sc in each sc around (132 sc)

Rnd 20-22) sc in each sc around (132 sc)

Rnd 23) sc in each sc around, sl st in next sc, finish off, weave in loose ends. Attach to head.

OVERALLS

Main Body:

Row 1) With Country Blue, ch 67, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 turn (66 sc)

Rows 2-23) Sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn (66 sc)

Overall Leg 1:

Row 24) Sc in first 33 sc, ch 1 turn (33 sc)

Rows 25-46) Sc in each sc across; finish off after Row 46 (33 sc)

Overall Leg 2:

Row 1) Join Country Blue with a sl st to 34th sc of Row 23, sc in same sc as sl st and in remaining 32 sc, ch 1 turn (33 sc)

Rows 2-23) Sc in each sc across; finish off after Row 23 (33 sc)

Bib

Row 1) Working in free loops of Row 1 of Main Body join Country Blue with a sl st in the 21st free loop, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 19 free loops, ch 1 turn (20 sc)

Rows 2-10) Sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn (20 sc)

Shoulder Strap 1:

Row 1) Sc in first 4 sc, ch 1 turn (4 sc)

Rows 2-25) Sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn; finish off after Row 25 leaving a long length for sewing (4 sc)

Shoulder Strap 2:

Row 1) With Country Blue join with a sl st to fourth sc from the end, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1 turn (4 sc)

Rows 2-25) Sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn; finish off after Row 25 leaving a long length for sewing (4 sc)

Assembly:

Lay overall flat. Fold left edge to line up with center of bib section. Do the same with the right edge to form legs. Using Country Blue yarn and tapestry needle start at lower edge of one cuff sew up the inside of first leg, down inside edge of next leg to opposite edge of cuff. Sew back seam closed. Sew shoulder straps to top of back.

Patches:

Row 1) With any color you wish, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 turn (10 sc)

Rows 2-8) Sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn; finish off after Row 8 (10 sc) Using contrasting color of yarn sew to overall. Use your creativity and make as many (or as few) patches as you like and sew them to the overalls!

FINISHING

Stitch wig and hat to head. Using photograph as a reference embroider nose using black yarn and mouth with burgundy yarn. Dress Scarecrow and enjoy!

Warning: Choking hazard due to small parts. If you are making this item for a child under the age of 3 years please embroider facial features.

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The Crocheted Collie - More Than a Toy

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The Crochet Collie

Before my daughter was born, my mother sent me a crocheted collie that she had made. The collie was made of white and light brown yarn. Underneath the yarn was a white cotton sewn body filled with stuffing. This toy dog was two feet long and stood more than a foot off the ground. The collie's legs were just stiff enough that I could bend them in different positions. At times he would sit on the sofa with his legs crossed. Other times, I would sit him by the screen door during the warm weather days. Whenever someone would walk by, they would do a double take. One day, the mailman came up to our door with a package. He said in a surprise voice, "I thought that was a real dog!"

Out daughter took to our dogs instantly, especially our Shepherd mix, Chico.

Brittany was not allowed to touch the crocheted collie. He sat on our bed and my daughter would sometimes just go into our room and stare at this toy dog. Somehow she knew that he was more than a toy. I always made sure that he was in the same condition as the day that my mother had given him to me. I knew my mother would have wanted it that way.

Chico had a heart condition. After a couple of years on the medicine, it was no longer working. We knew that it was just a matter of time. Brittany knew this too. She was only three. Our daughter distanced herself from Chico. She would say, "I don't like Chico anymore." It was her way of dealing with it.

When our dog passed away, Brittany was having nightmares and would cry out, "Chico is gone!" It was a hard time for her. This was the time that the trophy crocheted dog, who never really had a name, became Chico. He was the dog that comforted our daughter in the night. He helped smooth away her tears.

Sometime afterwards, my mother and her husband came to visit. How could we have destroyed this beautiful stuffed animal and disrespect all the hard work that had been put into it? We tried to explain the situation, but they didn't get it. We said, "Can't you see how she loves this toy that you made. This should be the greatest honor of all"

The crocheted Chico is still with the family. He is worn out and washing him does not give out that fresh clean look.. But he has received a great deal of love over the years. When his best friend comes home from college, he is waiting there lying in her bed.

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Do you like crafts? - Thanks for visiting. Let me know that you were here by stitching some comments

Patricia James on October 17, 2020:

I wish my grand mother was still alive, you have great things to crochet.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Frozen Tundra on August 10, 2020:

Joan littler, Sorry it has been 2 months ago. Yes you can print the pattern.

Joan littler on May 26, 2020:

Can I print the pattern

Sandy Mertens (author) from Frozen Tundra on January 26, 2016:

colorfulone, Guess it would look that way if you don't crochet.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 23, 2016:

I don't crochet, so this pattern doesn't look easy to me. The doll is adorable though. I had a Wizard of Oz scarecrow doll when I was a little girl. I wish I still had it.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Frozen Tundra on October 30, 2014:

bead at home mom Ha! Ha! I wouldn't tell!

bead at home mom on October 30, 2014:

oops, did I say it like that....He wouldn't be very happy with me if he heard me say that...I meant when he was a wee babe he loved it, now it's stuffed away in my memories box and I won't give it away. My little tokens of missing my babies.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Frozen Tundra on October 30, 2014:

bead at home mom That is sweet that your 19 year old still loves his elephant.

bead at home mom on October 30, 2014:

love this little mouse, hoping one day to learn how to crochet. I have a favorite crocheted elephant we got for our first born who is 19 now. I won't let go of it, he loved it.

marktplaatsshop on July 18, 2013:

Like your lens, though it is not something for me I like other crafts, thanks for liking these two lenses

Samsung Chromebook and Lover boys lens, it is highly appreciated

myspace9 on October 30, 2012:

Beautiful designs.

amandascloset0 on September 22, 2012:

I love new crochet patterns! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on October 06, 2011:

I have made up my own patterns to crochet bears for my grandkids and great-grandkids. I've also crocheted (from my own made-up pattern) a frog to tuck pajamas into, as a gift for someone. I can read patterns, but sometimes find it's easier to make my own. I've sold afghans, and have them all across the country in various states. My hands have begun to cramp with osteoarthritis, so it's getting a little more difficult, but I still crochet. I love this lens because it encourages those who have an interest in crochet, and gives them a place to go for free patterns. Thanks so much for sharing.

Patricia on April 16, 2011:

I love the mouse! That is amazing to me! I can't knit worth a darn! Blessing this lens!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on April 16, 2011:

Lol...years ago I made these little mice for my children to play with. This really brought back memories for me.

anonymous on April 16, 2011:

Cute craft ideas! Angel dust coming your way!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on April 15, 2011:

LOL! I see my blessing is still in force, so I will just let you now that this lens is now featured on Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crochet :)

Helene-Malmsio on March 01, 2011:

great pattern - must get my hook out and have a go!

Lee Hansen from Vermont on February 20, 2011:

I crochet a bit, but I'd probably not be able to create a cute collie in crochet. The Chico story is endearing ...

anonymous on January 26, 2011:

WOW!! Sandy, you are amazing, I'm so impressed with all your Lenses, I love this one, if I do a craft related Lens, your link will be on it! (Only problem in time!!!)

Thanks again for your great support!

LouisaDembul on January 12, 2011:

I like craft, especially knitting. Maybe the mouse should be ok for me!

MargoPArrowsmith on December 01, 2010:

I am currently suffering from a crochet injury from making a blanket for my new granddaughter. But I love the strawman!

ICanCook on November 25, 2010:

I love doing craft. The mouse seems interesting. Thanks for all of these patterns.

HorseAndPony LM on November 19, 2010:

These are so cute. I like crafts but just can't crochet. However, my daughter would love to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Mertens (author) from Frozen Tundra on November 10, 2010:

@Lady Lorelei: That's what is missing!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on November 09, 2010:

Lol...lovely. I just kept thinking though that you needed the pattern for a crochet spider here :) I think I need more coffee this morning.

Lisa from Rhode Island on November 04, 2010:

these are adorable my mom used to do the most wonderful things with crocheted love the lens

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on September 12, 2010:

PS: Forgot to say -- am lensrolling this crochet pattern lens to my How To crochet a baby octopus :-).

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on September 12, 2010:

Hi Sandy - I came by here last December and really enjoyed your story and appreciated your link to Happy Yellow House. I actually crocheted the 'Smiley Face Doll' over there and it turned out so cute! Fun patterns.

Recently found myself with some special 'angel dust', so have returned to leave a ~~SquidAngel Blessing~~

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on September 10, 2010:

Sandy, this is so cute. To date, I have only crocheted beanies (lots of them), but I think it is time to try something new.

anonymous on August 30, 2010:

I haven't crocheted in years, but my cat would love that mouse!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on July 31, 2010:

Back again. I just love the story of your crocheted collie.

Indigo Janson from UK on May 25, 2010:

What a wonderful story about Chico and the crochet dog. I can see a huge amount of work went into crafting it but can't help but agree that the love bestowed on it by a child is surely the best repayment of all. Thanks also for sharing a free crochet scarecrow pattern, and your mouse is adorable (I knitted a mouse, but the Pear is 100% crochet -- note no arms or legs so it actually turned out rather well!). ~*~* Angel Blessings *~*~ to this wonderful lens! :)

norma-holt on March 09, 2010:

Great lens with wonderful patterns and ideas. My cats would love some of those items. Top makrs

Norma

TopMovieSoundtr on February 16, 2010:

With all the snow I dug out my crochet needles and made two toques. Felt good to be crocheting again.

casamonika on January 26, 2010:

Beautiful how much love these little creatures can contain... and spread of course.

ElizabethJeanAl on January 12, 2010:

I love to crochet. Some of my bigger projects take more than a year. It's not that they are complicated, I just don't have a lot of time. I like to fit in a little project every now and then. That way I can see some progress.

Thanks for sharing

Lizzy

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 07, 2010:

Just had to stop back by on my first day as a Squid Angel and Bless this wonderful lens!

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on December 09, 2009:

Very nice lens and Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on December 02, 2009:

Thanks for the pattern -- and the link to "Happy Yellow House" website and crochet patterns. I love to crochet and plush animals I call my "cute crocheted critters" are my primary focus. Being left-handed, it's too hard to follow a pattern that has left-right sides (like a sweater) because I'd have to 'reverse' all the directions, so toys and animals are perfect for me.

motorpurrr on December 02, 2009:

Wonderful lens. I will forward it to my knitting friends. Thank you!

MrsR1 on November 29, 2009:

Hi Sandy -

Thought I'd help with your November experiment :)

grassosalvato86 on November 27, 2009:

Hi Sandy,

The mouse looks really nice! I must tell my sister about this lens cause she loves doing these kind of things.

Salvatore

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on November 26, 2009:

informative and attractive lens.

andreaberrios lm on November 25, 2009:

Very cute... I need to learn how to crochet, it seems like a stress free hobby. Great lens.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on November 22, 2009:

Cute Crochet Toys. I don't crochet but admire those who do.

tandemonimom lm on November 10, 2009:

These are adorable!

motorpurrr on October 07, 2009:

Nice! I would love to learn. I found a patter for cat beds, figuring I will earn one day or have someone make me one, LOL. This is cool. Thanks

mainmom7501 on October 04, 2009:

Great Lens !

Rich from Surrey, United Kingdom on October 02, 2009:

Wonderfully cute! I'm going to have to try some of these :)

Andy-Po on September 28, 2009:

Cute toys

oztoo lm on September 27, 2009:

Crochet toys always seem popular. Nice lens.

ElizabethJeanAl on September 26, 2009:

Awesome lens! I learned to crochet a couple of years ago and I love it. I even built a lens on one of my projects, Crochet a Hat Shaped Toilet Tissue Cover. It was fun.

Thanks for sharing

Lizzy.

Oh, and congrads on reaching 100. It's a major mile stone.

anonymous on September 26, 2009:

Cute Toys and Great lens! :)

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 26, 2009:

Great lens! Thank you for the link! I have never seen that site before. You know I love the mouse in the intro:)

Dianne Loomos on September 26, 2009:

Cute crochet toys!

Sue Dixon from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on September 26, 2009:

Love the collie!

Its just amazing what you can do with a ball of wool!

bdkz on September 25, 2009:

Cute!

capriliz lm on September 25, 2009:

Cute lens, Sandy.

Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on September 25, 2009:

Darling!

Mary from Chicago area on September 25, 2009:

How cute!