I am so, so excited to introduce my newest pattern, “Black Girl Magic” Magician Doll. I’m not big on Halloween but I knew that if I did anything Halloween inspired it would be my own version of “Black Girl Magic!”
I honestly didn’t think the design would be a pattern that I would release but as I was working on her something awesome happened and I knew she would have to be a pattern. I have been working on and off on perfecting my doll’s feet to fit 18″ doll shoes and although I could customize a doll to fit a particular pair of shoes I was having a hard time getting it so that the doll could wear several different pairs of 18″ doll shoes. But like magic I finally got it to work this time and if you are thinking like me the possibilities are with the different outfits I can now create for this design.
So whether you want to make your very own magician or you have some other creative idea in mind you are going to want to grab this pattern. You can find the pattern on Etsy Here or Ravelry Here. The pattern includes the instructions on how to make the base doll, her top hat, and her magical wand. I used a pre-sewn tulle skirt on my design but you can definitely create her skirt using my no-sew tutu here. I also used a faux leather bow as the bow-tie for my design but because we about that croche life see my quick and easy crochet bow below that you can use on your design if you like.
Using worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm crochet hook ch 13.
- HDC in the second ch from the hook and each ch across (12), ch 1 turn, ch 1 does not count as a st
- – 6: HDC in each st across (12) ch 1 and turn
7. Slip stitch in each st going completely around the entire piece. You want to put two slip stitches in the corner to make it easier to turn. When you get back around fasten off and weave in ends.
For the center of your bow using same yarn and hook ch 4. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each st across, ch 1 and turn, ch 1 does not count as st. Do this for 6 more rows at the end of the 6th row fasten off leaving a long tail. You should have two pieces similar to the picture below.
Take your larger square and make like an accordion to smaller piece and wrap around the center, use long tail to connect the two ends and secure it to the larger piece. You should have a bow that looks similar to the picture below. You can easily adjust the size of your bow by doing more or fewer chains on the larger piece.
Last but not least. I used a little plush bunny that I found at a local store but again we are about that crochet life so I found a really cute free small bunny pattern that you can use for your design if you like. You can find the pattern here.
Alright if you haven’t done so already go grab your pattern and I can’t wait to see what you create. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mpbdmakes so I can see all the wonderful things you make.
Oh, and a special thank you to all my testers. All cute is this beauty done by Freda Tyson of All Around Gifted!