Mini Mimi CAL (Part 2: Head) Doll Base Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I hope you guys all had a fabulous weekend and was enjoy some sunshine. Today is actually a holiday for us in British Columbia (Canada)! If you don't already know, I come from the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. So if you are a local here, Happy BC Day!

Mondays are usually so... BLAH! But during the month of August, I will be publishing a part of the crochet-along for the Mini Mimi doll base pattern. So at least there's something to look forward to, right?

Anyway, enough nonsense! Are you excited for the first part of this crochet-along? Let's get started, shall we? If you need a reference for a list of materials, you can click here.



Pattern
  • Head

Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, sc inc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc, sc inc, sc] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 6 (30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc] x 6 (36 sts)
Round 7: [5 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (42 sts)
Round 8: sc in each st around (42 sts)
Round 9: [3sc, sc inc, 3sc] x 6 times (48 sts)
Round 10-17: sc in each st around (48 sts)
Round 18: [4sc, sc dec] x 8 times (40 sts)
Round 19: sc in each st around (40 sts)

Before you start decreasing your stitches and the size of the opening, make sure you put in your safety eyes. I put them between rounds 12 and 13 and they're 10 sts apart.

Stuff the head with poly-fil firmly as you go.

Round 20: [sc, sc dec, sc] x 10 times (30 sts)
Round 21: [sc, sc dec] x 10 times (20 sts)
Round 22: sc dec in each st around (10 sts)
Round 23: sc BLO in each st around (10 sts)
Round 24-28: sc in each st around (10 sts)
Cut and fasten off.

At this point, you might be wondering why the heck is the neck so abnormally long???


Well, What I want you to do next is to push that long tube of a neck into the doll's head. This will create a sturdier and more balanced head on the neck of the doll later on. The head can also pivot and rotate!

It will take some effort to get it in. I injured my nail at one point trying to get that stupid neck inside. Just be careful and work it starting from the base of the stem (closest to the head).



And then at some point you'll get it in...


Woohoo! Celebrate time!

Thanks for joining me on this Part 2 of this Mini Mimi CAL! Stay tuned for Part 3 to come out next Monday! Also, don't forget to share with me your progress. I hope to be able to gather enough photos for a Mini Mimi gallery!


Timeline and Links for Mini Mimi's Pattern

Note: links will be added as the information become available.
  • Part 1: Materials & Preparation
    Post Date: August 2, 2019
  • Part 2: Head
    Post Date: August 5, 2019
  • Part 3: Arms and Legs
    Post Date: August 12, 2019
  • Part 4: Body
    Post Date: August 19, 2019
  • Part 5: Hair
    Post Date: August 26, 2019

Are you working on this Mini Mimi CAL with us? I'd love to see it! Please share with me your progress on Instagram and/or use the hashtags #onceuponacheerio and #minimimiCAL. Or join the Facebook event here.






This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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