Sorry I’ve been really busy lately! I meant to post this a lot sooner, so without further ado, here are the patterns and directions for the shieldmaiden crochet doll’s clothing and accessories.
What you need
- scraps of wool in at least two different colors
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- scrap piece of leather/vinyl
- needle and thread
- one brad
Stitches used (US terms)
- magic circle
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
With color of choice, chain 32.
Row 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook and across. Turn. (30 hdc)
Row 2-5 ch 2, hdc across (30 hdc)
Row 6 ch 2, hdc in next 8 stitches, ch 12, skip 12, hdc in next 10 sticthes. Turn. (18 hdc, 12 ch)
Row 7-11 ch 2, hdc across (30 hdc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for next step.
Fold the rectangle in half and using the tail, whip stitch up the side until there is a hole large enough for an arm to fit through. Repeat on other side.
Make two. Join rounds with slip stitch unless otherwise noted.
In a magic circle, sc 6.
Rnd 1 sc inc around (12 sc)
Rnd 2 sc in next 5, inc, sc in next 5, inc (14 sc)
Rnd 3-4 sc around (14 sc)
Rnd 5-6 dc around (14 dc)
Rnd 7 dc blo (back loop only), do not slip stitch at end, fasten off.
With your scrap piece of leather or vinyl (or felt or whatever you have on hand), wrap around the waist of the shieldmaiden. Next, take a needle and thread and sew the belt closed.
Trace a suitably sized circle onto a piece of chipboard. Using sharp scissors, cut out the circle carefully. Decorate with markers or however you wish. To make the shield middle (the technical name of it has fled my mind at the moment), cut a hole in the center of the shield either with scissors or a hole punch. Place brad in the hole.
Trace a sword shape onto a piece of chipboard and cut it out much like you cut out the shield. Decorate it with markers as well or however you wish. If you want, you can even make an axe or a spear instead of a sword. It’s all up to you!
That’s it! You should now have your own little warrior doll. If you need me to clarify anything, let me know in the comments. And of course, if you make the doll, I want to see it! Tag me on social media: @loopvloop