Chihiro ( free pattern )

My favorite Studio Ghibli movie, Spirited Away!! I can watch this movie over and over and still not be bored by it. So here’s the newest in the Studio Ghibli series: Chihiro. Or to be proper, based on her outfit let’s call her Sen!

  
Supplies:

G hook
Skin tone yarn
Any color yarn for clothing
Brown yarn for hair
Small amount of white yarn and a dark red yarn
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Safety eyes or black embroidery floss

Terms:

sc – single crochet

ch – chain

hk – hook

inc – increase

dec – decrease

slp st – slip stitch
F/O – fasten off

Head:

Ch 2
1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around -12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6 – 14. sc around – 30 each row

  • Start stuffing
  • If using safety eyes, attach now

15. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
16. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
17. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
18. dec 6
F/O, sew shut, weave in ends.

Body:

The body will start at the feet and go up.

Feet/legs: ( make two )

Starting in skin tone:
Start with a magic circle
1. 4sc in magic circle – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3 – 5. sc around – 8 each row
6. sc, ch 3, skp next 2 sts, sc 5 – 9
7. dec 5, F/O, sew heel shut. Lightly stuff foot.

  • slp st into ch, sc front loops only around – 7
  • Stuff the leg as you go.

8 – 14. sc around – 7 each row
15. sc 2, inc, sc 2, dec – 7
16 – 17. sc around – 7 each row

  • switch to clothing color

18. 2sc in each st around in front loops only – 14
19. ( sc 2, inc )7x – 21
20 – 21. sc around – 21 each row
22. ( sc 5, dec )3x – 18
23. sc around – 18
24. ( sc 4, dec )3x – 15
25. sc around – 15
F/O, weave in ends.

  • Line up legs side by side and crochet the top together using 2 sts.
  • Slide the hook through the top of both legs, yarn over the hk, pull through both legs, crochet as usual.

 

  • Now we’re going to crochet around both legs to start the body:

  

Body:
1. Crochet around both legs, you should have 27 total, increase or decrease if needed to get that number – 27
2 – 4. sc around – 27 each row

5. sc around in back loops only – 27
6. ( sc 3, inc )9x in front loops only – 36
7. ( sc 4, dec )6x – 30
8. sc around – 30

  • Begin stuffing here

    9. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
    10 – 11. sc around – 24 each row
    12. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
    13 – 14. sc around – 18 each row
    15. ( sc 2, dec )3x – 15

    • Switch to skin tone

    16. ( sc, dec )5x, in back loops only – 10
    17. dec 5 – 5 Sew remaining shut.

    • F/O, leave long tail for sewing.
    • Slp st with clothes color into the front loops of row #16, sc around. ( collar made )
    • Placing the doll on her side, try to slp st into the direct middle of row #5 front loops:

      

    1. sc across the front loops – 13 ( your number may not be the same. You want to cover the front of her legs )
    2. ch 1, turn, sc across – 13
    3 – 8. ch 1, turn, so across – 13 each row
    F/O, weave in all ends.

    Arms: make two

    Starting in skin tone, ch 2
    1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
    2 – 3. sc around – 6 each row
    4. insert hk through next st, yarn over, pull through, two loops on hk
    Yarn over hk, insert through same st, yarn over, pull through, four loops on hk
    Yarn over hk, pull through all four loops.
    Sc 5
    5 – 11. sc around – 6 each row

    • switch to clothing color.
    • Begin stuffing now.

    12. 2sc in each st around in front loops only – 12
    13 – 14. sc around -12 each row
    15. ( sc, dec ) 4x – 8
    16. ( sc, inc )4x – 12
    17 – 19. sc around – 12
    20. ( sc 4, dec )2x – 10
    21. sc around – 10
    22. dec 6, F/O, sew shut.
    Leave long tail for sewing.

    Ears: make two

    Ch 3
    1. Starting in second ch from hk, 2sc in each st
    F/O, leave tail for sewing.

    Belt:
    Ch 30, F/O, sew onto waist

    White sash:

    Ch 85, fasten off.

    Assembly order:

    1. Embroider on eyes if not using safety eyes
    2. Sew on ears
    3. Sew head firmly to body
    4. Sew on arms
    5. Sew belt to waistline
    6. Attach sash
    7. Add hair

      

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