Frida – Free crochet doll pattern



Frida Kahlo, a woman with a characteristic figure and a peculiar look, whose name evokes images of Mexican surrealism – even if she has always denied it -, was born on 6 July 1907 into a family of artists in which no one could imagine that Frida would end up to become one of the most famous artists in history and a social and cultural reference in Mexico and beyond its borders.
Like Dalí, Frida Kahlo constructed her character through her clothing, style of hair, native clothes and beads, her refusal to pluck her eyebrows and upper lip, and her passion for beer. The images taken by the American photographer of Hungarian origin Nickolas Muraye between 1937 and 1946 contributed to building the myth of Frida Kahlo. Her passion for life and her desire for freedom, undermined by her serious physical problems, can be summed up in these words of Frida herself: «Feet, why do I want them if I have wings to fly?».
Of course, Frida could not be missing in the crochet patterns. Today I present to you this model made by the creator @burctoys

Materials:

  • Cotton yarn in the following colors: light apricot (skin), brown, black, orange, green and red.
  • For the hair: a black yarn twice as thick as the one used for the body and the shirt
  • Hook n° 1,5 and n° 2
  • Safety eyes
  • Sewing hooks for the dress or buttons
  • A piece of red cloth for the skirt
  • Plastic tube or wire for neck
  • Beads for earrings or other decorations of your choice.
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • Point marker
  • Scissors
  • Blush or red pencil for the cheeks

Abbreviations: here

HEAD and BODY (skin color, hook n°1.5)

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x 6 = 42
  • 8. (6sc, inc)x 6 = 48
  • 9-20. 48 (12 rds)
  • Insert safety eyes between rows 14 and 15 with a distance of 10 sc between them.
  • 21. (6sc, dec)x 6 = 42
  • 22. (5sc, dec)x 6 = 36
  • 23. (4sc, dec)x 6 = 30
  • 24. (3sc, dec)x 6 = 24 Stuff the head!
  • 25. (2sc, dec)x 6 = 18
  • 26. (1sc, dec)x 6 = 12
  • 27-30. 12sc (4 rds)

Embroider the eyelashes and the eyebrows with black thread.

  • 31. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18. Place the plastic tube in the neck, between the head and the body.
  • 32. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  • 33. (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  • 34. (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  • 35. (5sc, inc)x 6 = 42
  • 36. (6sc, inc)x 6 = 48
  • 37-55. 48 (19 rds) Stuff!
  • Fold and crochet 24sc as in the photo.

EARS

Skin color, hook n°1.5: (1sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1sc) – in MR; don’t close the ring! Sew the ears on 3 sc to the head at a distance of 6sc from the eyes (see photo).

HAIR

Black yarn, hook n°2:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x 6 = 42
  • 8. (6sc, inc)x 6 = 48
  • 9. (7sc, inc)x 6 = 54
  • If necessary, make one more row up to 60sc.
  • Without cutting the thread, crochet (5ch, 1slst in the next st) the whole row.

Braid a bunch of threads and then stick them on the head like a crown.

FLOWERS for hair x 3

Red color, hook 1.5:

40ch, from the second ch from hook: 3hdc, (3dc, 3hdc)x 6. Roll the crochet chain in this way, in the shape of a rose and sew it.

FEET

Brown color, hook n°1.5:

  • 1. 9ch, from the second ch from hook: 7sc, inc, and on the other side of the chain: 7sc =16
  • 2-8. 16sc (7rds)
  • 9-12. 1ch, turn, 6sc (4 rds)
  • 13. 4sc on the rows, 10sc, 4sc on the rows, 6sc = 24
  • 14.1sc, 2dec, 19sc = 22
  • 15. 1sc, 2dec, 17sc = 20
  • 16. 1sc, 2dec, 15sc = 18
  • 17. 1sc, 2dec, 13sc = 16
  • 18-27. 16sc (10 rds)
  • 28. FLO: (3ch, 1slst)x 8

Change to skin color and start from the back, the thread aligned with the heel:

  • 28. BLO: 16sc
  • 29-41. 16sc (13 rds)
  • 42. Fold and crochet: 8sc. Leave a tail for sewing to the leg.

LEGS

Skin color, hook 1.5:

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. (8sc, inc)x2 = 20
  • 5-23. 20sc (19 rds) Stuff!
  • Fold and crochet 9sc, then sew the legs to the body (see photo).

Sew the foot to the leg.

ARMS

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6 inc = 12
  • 3-24. 12sc (22 rds) Stuff!
  • Fold and crochet 6sc, then sew the arms to the body.

SHIRT

Orange color, hook 1.5:

  • 1. 56ch, from the third ch from hook: 54dc, 2ch, turn
  • 2-5. 54dc, 2ch turn (4 rds)
  • 6. 11dc, skip 7sts, 18dc, skip 7sts, 11dc.
  • 7. FLO: 11inc-dc, 16dc in the arch of 8ch, 18 inc-dc, 16dc in the arch of 8ch, 11 inc-dc = 112
  • 8. 1ch, sc all around.
  • 9. Then fold and crochet at Round 7 in BLO: 56sc, catching 2 loops together.

  • 10. Turn at the Round 8 and change in red color yarn: 1sc, (7ch, in the third ch from hook make 1 puff stitch of 7 hdc, 2ch, turn, make another puff stitch of 7 hdc in the top of the first puff stitch, 1slst in the third starting ch, 3ch, skip 3sc of the shirt, 1sc) – all the round

With green color yarn make the same on the bottom of the shirt, after crocheting a row of sc on the other side of the starting chain of 56 ch.

Cut the skirt from the piece of fabric, first a circle of the desired length of the skirt and cut out in the middle another circle the size of the doll’s waist.

Sew the hem and double the fabric at the waist.

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