Amigurumi Corpse Bride Pattern

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The Corpse Bride (Crochet)

I used worsted weight yarn and 4.00mm to create the corpse bride. In addition to the yarn, you will need a sheer white fabric, needle and thread, and a small piece (approx. 1.5in.) of white pipe cleaner to attach the veil. For the eyes, you may use doll eyes found at craft stores, small black beads or felt. I used doll eyes that I colored in with black permanent marker in order to get rid of the whites of the eyes.

*Each piece is worked in the round without joining rows. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the row in order to keep track of your rows.*

The head is worked from the top down and the body is worked from the bottom up. The two pieces end in the same number of stitches and are joined to create a seamless doll.

In order to create a starting circle without a hole in the center, I use the double ring method. Detailed instructions for the double ring method can be found here.

HEAD:

Row 1: 6 sc in double ring. Pull ring closed tightly.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc – 12 sc.

Row 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* – 18 sc.

Row 4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* – 24 sc.

Row 5-8: Sc around.

Row 9: *Sc2tog in next sc. 1 sc in next 2 sc* – 18 sc.

Row 10: *Sc2tog in next sc. 1 sc in next sc* – 12 sc. (At this point, it may be easier to stuff the head because once you reduce the opening to 6 sc in the next row, the opening becomes very small. However, depending on the type of eyes you choose, you may need to attach the eyes before stuffing the head.)

Row 11: Sc2tog around – 6 sc. Bind off.

BODY:

Row 1: 6 sc in double ring. Pull ring closed tightly.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc – 12 sc.

Row 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* – 18 sc.

Row 4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* – 24 sc.

Row 5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc* – 30 sc.

Row 6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc* – 36 sc.

Row 7: Sc around in back loop only.

Row 8: Sc around.

Row 9: *Sc2tog in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc* – 30 sc.

Row 10: Sc around.

Row 11: *Sc2tog in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc* – 24 sc.

Row 12: Sc around.

Row 13: *Sc2tog in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* – 18 sc.

Row 14: Sc around.

Row 15: *Sc2tog in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* – 12 sc.

Row 16: Sc around. (The same applies here. You may want to stuff the body before moving on to the next row.)

Row 17: Sc2tog around – 6 sc. Bind off.

HAIR:

I’m currently experimenting with hairstyles. I’m not too happy with the Corpse Bride’s current hair. I think it needs to be much more unruly. I will add photos and instructions for the various hairstyles as I work on them.

VEIL:

I’m not very handy with needle and thread, but the veil was quite easy to construct. I used a small piece of sheer, white fabric (approx. 4 inches x 20 inches) and simply bunched it together at the top. After sewing the fabric, I attached it to a small piece of pipe cleaner so I could mold it around the curve of the head. Also, the pipe cleaner gave me something to attach to the head.

FINISHING:

Construct the doll by lining the stitches at the bottom of the head with the stitches at the top of the body and sewing them together. The doll should be seamless, and you can hide the ends of the yarn in the body.

Finally, along the bottom edge of the doll, I added a decorative edging to the “dress.” I simply chained 4 and joined with a slip stitch every other stitch.

I think there are a lot of other great things that can be done/added to the corpse bride to make her look more “deadly.” For example, adding “dead” flowers to the top of her veil. You could also add arms to have her holding a bouquet.

I realize that these directions aren’t too precise, but if you can get the head and the body together, that’s really all there is too it. Everything else is embellishment, so it’s really up to you to personalize your corpse bride!

Happy crocheting!

 
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