Mini Mimi: Healthcare Hero Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I keep thinking, "what a weird time to be alive!" Never in my life would I think I would live through a worldwide pandemic, let alone WORK in one.

For those who don't know, I'm a registered nurse (RN) by profession working in oncology, treating patients with cancer. And just because there is a pandemic happening right now and the whole world has come to a stop, doesn't mean that cancer will.


At first, we didn't have to wear anything... Then we had to wear masks. Then, we had to wear masks with face shields. Then, we got these "fun" goggles!


While there is a low risk for contracting coronavirus where I work, we are still frontline nurses that put ourselves out there to help patients get the treatment they need to control their cancer.

I've always been proud of the career path I've chosen and what I do as a profession. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, communities around the world have been giving a lot of recognition and praise to all the healthcare workers out there.


But we can't take all the credit for helping control this outbreak. So I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the people out there.

Thank you to all who work in healthcare: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, lab technicians, paramedics, diagnostic imaging technicians, housekeeping staff, unit clerks, administration staff, etc. We cannot run healthcare without you.

Besides healthcare workers, I also want to thank you to all those in essential services working through this pandemic including police, firefighters, public transit drivers, truck drivers, teachers, grocery store workers, post office workers, restaurant workers, gas station attendants, construction workers, and many more!

And finally, thank you to all of those who are following the public health advice by staying at home and practice social distancing. You are all saving lives by following this simple rule.

I've always wanted to make my Mini Mimi doll some nursing scrubs, although I have to admit that it wasn't my priority. But now that I've seen so many "Healthcare Hero" amigurumis popping up, it's my opportunity to fast track this project and come up with my own!


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What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • ch - chain
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase
  • sc3tog - single crochet 3 stitches together
  • BLO - back loop only


Notes


  • This pattern is just for the scrubs outfit, shoes, and mask. To find the pattern for the doll, please visit this blog post and its links: Mini Mimi CAL.
  • If you are looking to purchase the ad-free PDF version of the Mini Mimi amigurumi doll, you can visit my Ravelry store.
  • After the foundation chain, I decided to work my single crochets on the back bumps of the chain because it creates a nicer finish to the piece.
  • The seams on the sides sit more towards the front of the scrubs.


Pattern


Scrub Top


Using superfine yarn in blue with a 2.5 mm crochet hook...
Ch 41
Row 1: Sc into (the bump on the back of) the second ch from the hook and in each st across (40 sts)
Row 2- 8: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across (40 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across for the next 12 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked (12 sts)
Row 10-12: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across (12 sts) [pic 1]


Row 13: Ch 1, turn, fold the piece in half lengthwise (the right side facing each other) [pic 2]. Aligning the 2 sides, work 12 slst to join the front and the back panels together. (12 sts) [pic 3 and 4]

Then, we are going to work on the sleeves:

Row 14: Ch 1, work 18 sc around the armhole you just created (18 sts) [pic 5 and 6]
Row 15-16: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across the sleeve (18 sts)
Cut, fasten off, and use the tail to seam up the sleeves.



At this point, you've only made half a shirt. To make the other half, start from the bottom front of the shirt. So turn it over so you have the RS towards you. The seam you created from slip stitching the front and back panels should sit more towards the front of the scrub top [pic 7]

Row 1: Join with a standing sc [pic 8 and 9] and then sc into the next 14 sts, then ch 26 (41 sts)
Row 2-9: Ch 1, turn, sc into (the back bump of the back of) the second ch from the hook and in each st across (40 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across for the next 12 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked (12 sts)
Row 11-13: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across (12 sts) [pic 10]


Row 14: Ch 1, turn, again, fold the piece in half lengthwise (the RS facing each other and the WS facing you - [pic 11]). Aligning the 2 sides, work 12 slst to join the front and back panels together (12 sts)

Row 15: Ch 1, work 18 sc around the armhole you created (18 sts) [pic 12]
Row 16-17: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (18 sts)
Cut, fasten off, and use the tail to seam up the sleeves.


Pocket


Using superfine yarn in blue with a 2.5 mm crochet hook...
Ch 6
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, and then sc in every st across (5 sts)
Row 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in every st across (5 sts)
Cut and fasten off, then using the remaining yarn ends to sew it onto the front left side of the scrub top


To fasten up the shirt in the back, I used a small hook and eye fastener (similar to those you'd find on bras). If you have little snap buttons for doll clothes, you can try those instead.


Scrub Pants


Using superfine yarn in blue with a 2.5 mm crochet hook...
Ch 21,
Round 1: Sc into (the bump on the back of) the first st of the foundation ch (working along the back bumps on the foundation chain makes for a nicer finish at the cuffs of the pant legs) making a loop and in every st around (20 sts)
Rounds 2-18: Sc in each st around (20 sts)
Cut and fasten off.

Make a second pant leg, but don't cut and fasten off.
Round 19: Sc around the first pant leg, then sc around your second pant leg that you just created (40 sts)
Round 20-30: Sc in each st around (40 sts)
Cut, fasten off, and weave in your ends!

I had a small piece of white yarn from making the mask so I used that to add a little drawstring


Mask


Using superfine yarn in white with a 2.5 mm crochet hook...
Ch 21
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook and in each st across (20 sts)
Row 2-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (20 sts)

Before you cut and fasten off, make ch long enough to go around your Mini Mimi's head and join it to the other side of the mask.

Join your yarn to each of the bottom 2 corners of the mask and ch 25 or long enough to tie behind Mini Mimi's neck.

Using the stray strands of yarn, weave up the sides of the mask, tighten and scrunch it up slightly to create more of a mask shape and then secure in the ends.


Shoes


Using worsted weight yarn in black with a 3.0 mm crochet hook...
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 BLO in each st around (18 sts)
Round 5: Sc in each st around (18 sts)
Round 6: 6 sc, [sc3tog] x 2 times, 6 sc (14 sts)
Cut and fasten off.
Did you make your own Healthcare Hero Mini Mimi Doll? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Remember, we're all in this together. Take care, and stay safe out there!






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