Joy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Last month, I shared a pattern for my Sadness amigurumi from Inside Out. Well, how can we only live with Sadness? That would just be too depressing.

So I decided to make Joy too!

Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

As I mentioned last month, my kids were collecting these "minis".

It first started off with Toy Story Minis then it went on to Pixar Minis. BB has been asking for Joy and Sadness from Pixar's Inside Out and initially, we were only able to locate Sadness. 

Every morning on the weekend, she would climb into my bed to wake me up and tell me that we're going to go out and look for mini Joy. It's become her obsession at some point and I was getting more annoyed than anything.

I thought that I would make her a Joy amigurumi so that she would stop asking me to buy her the Pixar Mini Joy. 

Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

It's not so much because I didn't want to buy it for her, but more so because I was concerned we wouldn't actually be able to find it. 

Sadly, my amigurumi did not satisfy her need to find Joy and she continued asking... every weekend. 

It took a lot of searching around the city but lucky for BB, we did eventually find Joy.

Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Nonetheless, now I have a Joy and Sadness amigurumi for my own collection and I hope that you get to make them for yourself too!

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Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • slst - slip stitch
  • sc - single crochet (using the yarn under method, you can find a quick pictorial here)
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • BLO - back loops only


Notes


  • I made this amigurumi doll using the "Yarn Under Single Crochet" technique. This technique makes the stitches tighter and appears more aligned.
  • When working on the hairpiece, I used the underside of the piece as the "outside" or the side that is showing. The curls of the strands will follow a natural curl towards the face.

Pattern


Head


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with yellow yarn...
Round 1: Magic Circle 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 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [5 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (42 sts)
Round 8-14: Sc in each st around (42 sts)
Round 15: [5 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 16: [2 sc, sc dec, 2 sc] x 6 times (30 sts)
Round 17: [3 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (24 sts)

Put in your safety eyes. I put mine between rows 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart. Stuff the head with poly-fil before the opening gets too small.

Round 18: [Sc, sc dec, sc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 19: [Sc, sc dec] x 6 times (12 sts)
Round 20: Sc BLO in each st around (12 sts)
Round 21-23: Sc in each st around (12 sts)

Cut and fasten off. Stuff firmly and push rows 20-23 inside the head to create a tunnel and a hole for the neck to go into later.


Hairpiece / Wig


Using a 3.0mm crochet hook and bright blue yarn...
Round 1: Magic Circle 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] x6 times (24 sts)

Strand 1: Ch 9, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and up the ch, then slst into the next st on round 4 (8 sts)
Strand 2: Ch 6, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and up the ch, then slst into the next st on round 4 (5 sts)
Strand 3: Ch 5, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and up the ch, then slst into the next st on round 4 (4 sts)
Strand 4: Ch 4, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and up the ch, then slst into the next st on round 4 (3 sts)
Strand 5: Ch 9, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and up the ch, then slst into the next st on round 4 (8 sts)
Strand 6: Ch 10, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (8 sts)
Strand 7: Ch 11, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (9 sts)
Strand 8: Ch 12, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (10 sts)
Strand 9: Ch 15, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (13 sts)
Strand 10-12: Ch 12, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (10 sts)
Strand 13: Ch 11, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (9 sts)
Strand 14: Ch 10, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and up the ch, skip 1, then slst into the next st on round 4 (8 sts)

Cut and fasten off with a long strand to sew the hairpiece onto the head. Alternatively, you can use some heavy duty glue to fix it to the head.

There's one strand that's longer than the other on the back of her head to create that little pointy part on top of her head. You can put it at the center of her head, but I decided to put it off to the side.

Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Arms


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with yellow yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2-5: Sc in each st around (6 sts)


Legs and Body


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with yellow yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: [2 Sc, sc inc] x 2 (8 sts)
Round 3-7: Sc in each st around (8 sts)
Cut and fasten off the first leg.

Repeat round 1-7 to make a second leg. Do not cut or fasten off, instead, finish off with a Ch 2.

Round 8: Join the second leg with the first leg. 8 sc around the first leg, 2 sc along the ch, 8 sc around the second leg, 2 sc along the other side of the ch (20)

Change to green yarn...
Round 9-10: Sc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 11: Sc BLO in each st around (20 sts) 
Round 12: Sc in each st around (20)

Watch out, multiple colour changes in this upcoming round...
Round 13: 4 sc (in Green), 6 sc around the first arm (in Yellow), 10 sc (in Green), 6 sc around the second arm (in Yellow), 6 sc (in Green) (32 sts)

Using only green yarn...
Round 14: Sc dec in each st around (16 sts)
Round 15: Sc dec in each st around (8 sts)

Change to yellow yarn...
Round 16-20: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Cut and leave a long tail to attach the body to the head by threading the yarn tail through the hole on the bottom of the head. Then sew it to the top of the head and then sew it to the neck again to secure it. Do this a few times to make sure your head is secured. 


Skirt


Work on the front loops from round 11 with the doll legs facing away from you. Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook and green yarn...
Round 1: Sc join to the front loops from round 11 using green yarn, sc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 2-4: Sc in each st around (20 sts)

Put on the finishing touches by using some blue yarn to embroider the stars/fireworks pattern onto Joy's dress. 

Remember, you can find Sadness's amigurumi crochet pattern available here.

Inside Out Joy Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Did you make your own amigurumi Joy from Pixar's Inside Out? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.





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. 

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