The Flash Inspired Doll – OneLittleHook Superhero Series

the flash amigurumi pattern

The Flash Inspired Crochet Doll

Tools and Materials
1/2 skein Caron Simply Soft in Harvest Red
Scrap amount of Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine
Scrap amount of Baby Bee Sweet Delight in Naked
1/2 hank embroidery floss in white
Scrap amount of Red Heart With Love in White
White sewing thread
3.25mm crochet hook
1.65mm crochet hook (only used for crocheting the circle detail on the chest)
Scissors
Yarn needle
Sewing needle
Small curved upholstery needle (not necessary, but recommended if attaching white circle to chest after doll body is completed, see notes in White Circle on Chest section)
Polyester fiber filling

Terms
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together or invisible decrease
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Notes
This pattern is worked in a spiral.  Use stitch markers to keep track of the “rounds”.  Weave in ends as you go.

Arms (Make 2)
Make an adjustable ring with the red yarn.
R1. 6sc in the ring, pull to tighten (6)
R2. 2sc in each st around (12)
R3-23. 1sc in each st around (12)
Cut yarn, fasten off, weave in ends.  Stuff the arms – be sure to only stuff lightly near the tops so that the arms lay down next to the body.

Legs (Make 2)
Make an adjustable ring with the sunshine yarn.
R1. 6sc in the ring, pull to tighten (6)
R2. 2sc in each st around (12)
R3-9. 1sc in each st around (12)
Color change to red and continue
R10-20. 1sc in each st around (12)
Leg 1: cut yarn, fasten off, weave in ends
Leg 2: do not cut yarn, ch 2 and continue with torso section below

Torso
In this section, you will be joining the legs, then working the torso, and then attaching the arms towards the end.  You may want to use stitch markers to keep track of the chains and stitches in the first 2 rounds of this section.

R1. line up the legs so that the side where you changed colors is in the back, then begin crocheting around leg 1 by placing 1sc in each st around, place 1sc in each top loop only of the ch2 that was made at the end of leg 2, 1sc in each st around leg 2 (28 – 12 sts from each leg and the ch2 will count as 4 sts)20171101_211935

R2. 1sc in each of the bottom loops from the ch2 that was made at the end of leg 2, continue with 1sc in each st around (28)

R3-12. 1sc in each st around (28)

Stuff the legs

R13. 1sc in each of the first 10 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 11 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the last 3 sts (26)

R14. 1sc in each of the first 9 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 10 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the last 3 sts (24)

R15. *1sc in each of the next 9 sts, sc2tog*, repeat *to* once, 1sc in each of the last 2 sts (22)

R16. *1sc in each of the next 9 sts, sc2tog*, repeat *to* to finish the round (20)

R17. *1sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc2tog*, repeat *to* to finish the round (18)

R18. 1sc in each of the first 8 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc2tog (16)

R19. 1sc in each of the first 7 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc2tog (14)

This next part is where we will be attaching the arms.  See note in White Circle on Chest section on attaching white circle to chest before proceeding.* 

R20. 1sc in each of the first 12 sts, hold one arm up to the active row (be sure to place the side of the arm where the color changes were made against the side of the body) and place 1 sc into the next st making sure to start by inserting your hook through the 2 loops on the outside of the arm, then through the 2 loops on the inside of the arm, then through the 2 loops in the torso, yarn over, and draw through all 6 loops, then yarn over and draw through the last loop.  You will do one more crochet this way in the next st to complete this round (14)

R21. continue attaching arm with 4 more single crochets as described in the previous round, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, attach second arm with 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts (14)

Continue with neck/head section below.

Neck/Head
Continue with the red yarn
R1. 1sc in each st around (14)

Stuff the body

For the color changes in this section I didn’t bother to cut and weave in all of those ends.20171103_141653  I just sort of let them hang out in the middle there and went about my business.  They did come loose a little bit as I was crocheting, but before I stuffed the head, I was able to pull on them a little to tighten them and the stuffing ended up holding everything in place.  You could always tapestry crochet here, but since I’m a thrifty crafter and used the yarns that I already had on hand, they weren’t exact weight matches.  So, while you could tapestry crochet the red around the naked yarn, I wouldn’t advise doing the tapestry crochet method with the naked around the red yarn.20171103_141721

R2. 1sc in each of the first 3 sts, change color to naked, 1sc in the fourth st, 2sc in the fifth st, 1sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2sc in the eighth st, 1sc in the ninth st, change color to red, 1sc in each of the last 5 sts (16)

R3. 2sc in the first st, 1sc in each of the next 2 sts, change color to naked, 2sc in the fourth st, 2sc in the fifth st, 1sc in the sixth st, 2sc in the seventh st, 2sc in the eighth st, 1sc in the ninth st, 2sc in the tenth st, 2sc in the eleventh st, change color to red, 1sc in the twelfth st, 1sc in the thirteenth st, 2sc in the fourteenth st, 1sc in the fifteenth st, 1sc in the sixteenth st (24)

R4. For this round you will follow the sequence: 2sc in the first st, 1sc in each of the next 2 sts, change color to naked in the 5th st, change color to red in the 19th st (32)

R5. For this round you will follow the sequence: 2sc in the first st, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, change color to naked in the 7th st, change color to red at the red in the 25th st (40)

R6. 1sc in each st around, change color to naked in the 9th st, change color to red in the 31st st (40)

R7. repeat R6 (40)
R8. repeat R6 (40)
R9. repeat R6 (40)

Cut naked yarn, fasten off, weave in end, and continue with red yarn.

R10-17. 1sc in each st around (40)

R18. *sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around (32)

R19. *sc2tog, 1sc in each of the next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around (24)

Stuff the neck and head, add more stuffing as needed as you close up the head.

R20. *sc2tog, 1sc in the next st*, repeat *to* around (16)

R21. *sc2tog*, repeat *to* around (8)

Cut red yarn leaving about a 10 inch tail and fasten off.  Thread this tail onto your yarn needle and whipstitch through the top loop of all 8 sts, then pull to tighten and close up the hole.  Insert the yarn needle through the middle of the top of the head and bring it out of the back of the head, then weave it in to secure it and cut off any excess yarn.

Ears (Make 2)
Make an adjustable ring with the sunshine yarn.  Be sure to leave a tail about 10 inches long on this starting ring.
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R1. 6sc in the ring, pull to tighten but be sure to leave a small opening (just big enough to fit your crochet hook in) (6)

R2. 2sc in each st around (12)

Sl st into the next st.  Do not cut yarn or fasten off just yet.  Pull the active loop out a little bit and remove your hook from the active loop.

20171104_142249Using your crochet hook, draw the 10 inch tail from the starting ring through the middle hole so that it is hanging out of the right side of the ear.  Next, insert your crochet hook into the middle hole by going in the right side.  Put the active loop on your hook and pull to tighten, but not too tight as you do not want to cause the ear to become misshapen. Now, pull the active loop through the middle hole, and using the tail that you previously brought through this hole, create a chain 5.

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Pull that tail you’ve just chained 5 with through to finish off, weave in end by weaving down the ch5 and into the circle.  Cut the yarn that is still attached to the skein about 10 inches long, thread this length onto your yarn needle and sew it to the side of the head to create the ear.

White Circle on Chest
Make an adjustable ring with the white embroidery floss.

R1. 6sc in the ring, pull to tighten (6)
R2. 2sc in each st around (12)
R3. *2sc in the first st, 1sc in the next st*, repeat *to* around (18)
R4. *2sc in the first st, 1sc in each of the next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around (24)
Sl st into the next st, cut yarn, fasten off, weave in ends.  Sew the circle to Flash’s chest using the white sewing thread and sewing needle.

*You may want to consider attaching the white circle before proceeding to the head/neck section.

If attaching the white circle to the chest after the doll is completely sewn up, then I found that a curved upholstery needle works the best, but really just use whichever method works best for you.

Flash Finishing Details
Wrist detail: Thread a 20 inch length of sunshine yarn onto your yarn needle.  Insert into the back of the arm towards the bottom and come out of the back of the arm between the 7th and 8th row (be sure to leave a short tail to tie off with at the end).  Begin sewing in a zigzag fashion starting at point A in the diagram below, insert your needle and thread into point B, bring it out at point C, insert into point B again, bring it out at point D, *insert into point C, bring it out at point E, insert into point D, bring it out at point F*, repeat *to* around.  Once you get all the way around you may find that one zigzag will need to be longer in order to connect to the starting point and that’s okay.  Finish by bringing your needle out in the same spot where you first inserted and gently tie the two tails together to secure, then cut excess lengths of yarn and tuck the knot inside of arm to hide it.flash wrist detail

Lightning Bolt on Chest:  Thread a 20 inch length of sunshine yarn onto your yarn needle.  Insert into the back of the doll and through the front at point A, leaving a short tail to tie off with at the end.  Insert your needle and thread at point B, bring it out at point A, insert at point B again, *bring it out at point C, insert at point D*, repeat *to* once, bring your needle out at point A, insert at point D, bring it out in the back at the point where you first inserted.  Finish by gently tying the two tails together, cut excess yarn lengths, and tuck the knot into the body to hide it.

flash chest emblemWaist Detail: Thread a 30 inch length of sunshine yarn onto your yarn needle.  Insert into the back of the doll bringing it out at point A, insert into point B, bring out at point C, insert into point B again, out at point C again, insert at point D, bring it out at point E, insert into point D again, bring it out at point  again, insert into point F, bring it out at point G, insert into point F again, out at point G again, insert into point H, bring it out at point A, insert into point H, bring it out of the back at the same place you first inserted your needle and yarn.  Finish by gently tying the two tails together, cut excess yarn lengths, and tuck the knot into the body to hide it.

flash belt diagram2

Eyes: Thread a 20 inch length of white yarn onto your yarn needle and insert into the back of the head, bring out at point A, *insert into point B, bring out of point A again*, repeat *to* two more times, insert at point C, bring out at point A, insert at point C again, bring out at point E, insert at point D, bring out at point E, insert at point D, bring it out of the back at the same place you first inserted your needle and yarn.  Finish by gently tying the two tails together, cut excess yarn lengths, and tuck the knot into the head to hide it. Repeat this process in reflection to create the second eye.

flash eye

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Pattern created for personal use by Julie at OneLittleHook.com.  Please share this pattern by sharing the link – If you LIKE IT, LINK IT.

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