Monday, October 20, 2014

The Fibro Voodoo Doll Free Crochet Pattern!


Hello! Do you ever feel like a Voodoo Doll? If you have fibromyalgia, Lupus, or any other pain filled chronic illness you might understand what I mean. Pain that comes out of nowhere in places where you least expect it at times can make you feel like some evil person is out there poking pins into a little voodoo doll with your name on it. Voodoo dolls can also be used for healing and good. You can use a voodoo doll to repel bad energy, invoke happiness and pain relief and try to heal whatever ailment that you might suffer from. For the full blog on how I came up with the fibro voodoo doll, click here.
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The Fibro Voodoo Doll

Materials


- Cascade Pacific Yarn or yarn of your choice and the correct crochet hook
- F crochet hook (3.75mm) or the size you need for the yarn you chose
- Stitch marker
- Polyester stuffing
- Scissors
- Darning needle
- Yarn or embroidery thread to sew the buttons on or for extras like stitches and a mouth
- Buttons and or safety eyes
Size


With the cascade pacific yarn and size F hook my voodoo doll comes out to approximately 6 inches.


Abbreviations, Definitions, and Tips
This pattern is worked in a spiral using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
How to start: I start by making a loose slip knot, chain 1 and then work the first round of single crochets into the slip knot. Pull the tail end to close the hole tight. (You can use a magic ring or any other method that you choose.)
Color Change: In the last stitch of the round, make the single crochet until there are 2 loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and pull through the 2 remaining loops on the hook to finish the single crochet.
SC: single crochet


2SC: single crochet increase (put 2 single crochets into the same stitch)


SC2tog: single crochet decrease (I use the invisible single crochet decrease)
Invisible Single Crochet Decrease Video Tutorial: click here.

2SC2tog: single crochet decrease 2 times.


The Pattern



Head:
R1: Make a loose slip knot, chain 1 and work 6 SC into the loose slip knot. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. =6
R2: 2SC into each stitch. =12
R3: 2SC into each stitch. =24
R4: SC into the next 3 stitches, 2SC into the next stitch. Repeat around. =30
R5: SC into the next 2 stitches, 2SC into the next stitch. Repeat around. =40
R6-R10: SC into each stitch around. =40
*I placed my eyes between rounds 9 and 10 with 3 stitches in between.*
R11: SC into the next 8 stitches, 2SC2tog, SC into the next 16 stitches, 2SC2tog, SC into the next 8 stitches. =36
R12: SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog. Repeat around until the last stitch, SC into the last stitch. =29
R13: SC into the next 5 stitches, SC2tog. Repeat around until the last stitch, SC into the last stitch. =25
R14: SC into each stitch. =25
R15: SC into the next 4 stitches, SC2tog. Repeat around. =21
R16: SC2tog, SC into the next 19 stitches. =20
Cut the yarn and weave in the tail.
Body:
R1: Make a loose slip knot. Chain 1 and put 6 SC into the loose slip knot. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. =6
R2: 2SC into each stitch around. =12
R3: 2SC into the first stitch, SC into the next stitch. Repeat around. =18
R4: 2SC into the first stitch, SC into the next 7 stitches, 2SC into the next 2 stitches, SC into the next 7 stitches, 2SC into the last stitch. =22
R5: 2SC into the first stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches. Repeat around until the last 3 stitches, SC into each of the last 3 stitches. =29
R6:2SC into the first stitch, SC in the next 3 stitches. Repeat around until the last stitch, SC into the last stitch. =36
R7-R9: SC into each stitch. =36
R10: SC2tog, SC into the next 14 stitches, 2SC2tog, SC into the next 14 stitches, SC2tog. =32
R11: SC into each stitch. =32
R12: SC2tog, SC into the next 12 stitches, 2SC2tog, SC into the next 12 stitches, SC2tog. =28
R13: SC into each stitch. =28
R14: SC2tog, SC into the next 10 stitches, 2SC2tog, SC into the next 10 stitches, SC2tog. =24
R15: SC into each stitch. =24
R16: SC2tog, SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog, SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog,  SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog, SC into the next 7 stitches.  =20
R17-18: SC into each stitch. =20
Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew the body to the head.
Arm: (Make 2)
R1: Make a loose slip knot. Chain 1 and put 6 SC into the loose slip knot. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. =6
R2: 2SC into each stitch. =12
R3-5: SC into each stitch and in the last stich of R5, make a color change. =12
*This is a good place to weave in the ends, flip right side out and stuff the hand.
R6: SC2tog, SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog, SC into the next 5 stitches. =10
*To add the overhanging sleeve, do R6 in BLO.
R7: SC2tog, SC into the next 3 stitches, SC2tog, SC into the next 3 stitches. =8
R8-15: SC into each stitch. =8
*R16: If you did the BLO in R6, now go back and do the FLO in R6.
Lightly stuff the arm until about ¾ full and then fold in half and SC across the top to close the opening. Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.
Leg: (Make 2)
R1: Make a loose slip knot. Chain 1 and put 6 SC into the loose slip knot. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. =6
R2:2 SC into each stitch. =12
R3: 2 SC into each stitch and in the last stitch make a color change. =24
R4: BLO SC into each stitch. =24
R5: SC2tog, SC into the next stitch. Repeat around. =16
*This is a good place to weave in the ends, flip right side out and stuff the hand.
R6: SC2tog, SC into each stitch until the last 4 stitches, 2SC2tog. =10
R7-15: SC into each stitch. =10
Stuff the leg and SC across the top to close the opening. Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the body.
Assembly:
                    
Arms to body: Sew to the top of the body along the neckline.
Legs to body: Sew to the body along the bottom of the body.
Head to body: Sew to the neckline after stuffing and adding the eyes.
Hair: You can add hair in anyway that you choose. I used 1 strand of the same yarn and I used the twisted cord technique. Here is a picture tutorial by me on the twisted cord technique and how to attach them.


Extras: Add buttons, stitches, a mouth and/or more!
The End!
Please email me with questions or comments. I would love to see any voodoo dolls that ya’ll make!

I hope ya'll love this pattern! Click here to purchase the pdf. I would LOVE to see any voodoo dolls that ya'll make! Post pictures to my facebook page or tag me on instagram @_with_alex

Soft hugs and








4 comments:

  1. I just saw this! Yes Fibromyalgia is feels like someone is putting pins, knives sludge hammer and much more against your back and other places. I could not work by the time I was 34 with 3 young boys. My back first gave out when I was 21 when my first son was 3 months old! I wasn't diagnosed til I was 36. I miss working I worked 3 jobs as a preschool teacher, as a Certified Nurses Aide, and as a cashier. I loved nursing since I was 16 started teaching when I was 20 and enjoyed working at a minit mart. My doctors when I was 21 had no idea why my back was going out and why I was having severe spasms. I am now 48 and as you get older it gets worse for some then some can find relief and others cannot. Thank you for the cute voodoo doll pattern! Have a great day and don't give up there is always yarn and someone to talk to.

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda and thank you so much for sharing your story. I hope you are having a no/low pain day. Softest hugs <3

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  2. Hi, this is amazing...such a brilliant way to help non-sufferers understand a little more about how fibro affects us...thank you.
    I adore your little voodoo doll and wish I could crochet (I'm a knitter and haven't learnt the dark art of crochet yet lol). Do you sell the dolls 'ready made' at all?
    Sending love and thanks,
    Clare xx

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    1. Hey Clare, thank you so much for your comment! I do not make these to sell, I'm so sorry. I bet a knitted version would be cool! If I could knit, I would create a pattern but I am not great at knitting, not at all! lol I did look on Ravelry and there are several knitted voodoo doll patterns on there that you could turn into a fibro voodoo doll.
      Soft hugs and love,
      Alex

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