Bigli Migli - small

12-15-2016

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I'm so in love with Bigli Migli characters that I just had to make smaller versions of these cuties, too. You can find the bigger Bigli Migli free crochet pattern HERE.

I made this pattern with Sepideh Davoudi’s permission, who is the creator of the Bigli Migli characters. (www.facebook.com/BigliMigli) This pattern is for personal use only and may not be resold or redistributed. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding! I’d be happy if you send photos of your creations which you made with this pattern. Happy crocheting!

 

Additional description to make a 'prisoner of love' Bigli HERE

 

- MATERIALS* -

Yarn

  - Himalaya – Deluxe Bamboo [50g/125m, 60% bamboo, 40% cotton]

    ’01 White’ color for the body

- Schachenmayr – Catania Fine [50g/165m, 100% cotton]

    ’01001 Black’ color for limbs and eyes

    ’01002 Cherry’ color for the heart and the bow

Fiberfill: 100% polyester

Crochet hook: 2 mm, arms and legs: 1.5 mm

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

* Size of the creations made with the listed tools (appr.): Height: 8 cm / 3.14”; Width (head): 6 cm / 2.36” - Deluxe Bamboo yarn is really soft, so I love it, but I used 100% mercerized cotton to make the limbs, because it is stronger.  You can use other type of yarns but in that case your creation may look different and may have other sizes than mine.

 

- ABBREVIATIONS -

BLO = back loops only

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dch = double chain stitch

dec = decrease (invisible decrease with hdc)

hdc = half double crochet

inc = increase (with hdc)

R = round (R1: first round, R2: 2nd round, etc.)

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

trc = triple crochet

 

NOTE: I worked in continuous rounds vs. joined rounds.

 

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- PATTERN -

Head (with white yarn)

R1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

R2: 6 inc (12)

R3: (1 sc, 1 inc) – 6 times (18)

R4: (2 sc, 1 inc) – 6 times (24)

R5: (1 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc) – 6 times (30)

R6: (4 sc, 1 inc) – 6 times (36)

R7: (1 inc, 8 sc) – 4 times (40)

R8: (9 sc, 1 inc) – 4 times (44)

R9: (10 sc, 1 inc, 11 sc) – 2 times (46)

R10: (22 sc, 1 inc) – 2 times (48)

R11-15: 48 sc (48)

R16: (10 sc, 1 dec) – 4 times (44)

R15: (4 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc) – 4 times (40)

R16: (8 sc, 1 dec) – 4 times (36)

Start stuffing.

R17: (2 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc, 1 dec) – 4 times (28)

R18: (2 sc, 1 dec) – 7 times (21)

R19: (1 sc, 1 dec) – 7 times (14)

Continue stuffing. Make sure to stuff firmly. It doesn’t have to be as hard as a stone but it shouldn’t be loose.

R20: 7 dec (7)

Fasten off and close the remaining hole.

 

Body (with white yarn)

R1: 8 sc in Magic Ring (8)

R2: 8 inc (16)

R3: (1 sc, 1 inc) – 8 times (24)

R4: (1 inc, 2 sc) – 8 times (32)

R5: 32 sc BLO (32)

R6: 9 sc, 1 dec, 8 sc, 1 dec, 9 sc, 1 dec (29)

R7: 29 sc (29)

R8: 13 sc, 1 dec, 14 sc (28)

R9: (6 sc, 1 dec, 6 sc) – twice (26)

R10: (11 sc, 1 dec) - twice (24)

R11: (5 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc) - twice (22)

R12: 1 dec, 20 sc (21)

Since I work in continuous rounds, the body is a bit asymmetric now. So some more stitches are needed:

4 sc, 1 sl st

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the body but not too firmly, so the doll can sit stably.

Finally attach the body to the head. I usually count 21 „holes” at the bottom of the head, and I follow them while I sew, so the result will be neat and it won’t be asymmetric.

 

Arms (make 2 with black yarn)

In favor of visibility I illustrate them with a thicker, colored yarn, instead of black.

R1: 2 sc in Magic Ring, 2 hdc, 2 sc (6) *Photo2

Make sure you leave long yarn tail when you make the Magic Ring (ca. 15 cm/6”), because we will work with it later. (Yarn1)

1 sl st (I join the round with a sl st, making sure that the yarn tail (Yarn1) is on the ‘right’ side (on my side). *Photo3

11 dch (= wrap the yarn tail (Yarn1) *Photo4, then make a chain with the working yarn (Yarn2). *Photo5-7)

Cut the yarn (Yarn2) leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach the arms to sides of body, into the top row of the body. Knot the yarn, and hide them in the body.

 

Legs (make 2 with black yarn)

R1: 3 sc in Magic Ring, 3 dc, 3 sc (6) Make sure you leave long yarn tail when you make the Magic Ring (ca. 15 cm/6”), because we will work with it later. (Yarn1)

1 sl st (I join the round with a sl st, making sure that the yarn tail (Yarn1) is on the right side (on your side). *Photo9

Cut the working yarn (Yarn2), leaving a long tail for working. Pull it through the center of the Magic Ring, from the ‘wrong’ to the ‘right’ side. Make sure you don’t rid off the chain on your hook. Photo10-11

11 dch (wrap the yarn tail (Yarn1), then make a chain with the working yarn (Yarn2). *Photo12-14 When you make the first dch, make sure to hold the yarn really tight, because this enables the foot and the leg to meet at a right angle.)

Attach the legs at the bottom of the body, between R3 and R4.

 

Eyes

Sew the eyes with black yarn, between R12 and R14 of the head.

 

Heart (with red yarn)

2 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 ch, 1 sl st in Magic Ring *Photo15

Cut the yarn and pull it through the center of the Magic Ring (from the “right” side to the “wrong” side). Pull the Magic Ring closed, make a knot *Photo16, and sew it onto the body.

 

Hair (with black yarn)

Simply sew two hairs onto the head of the girl. For the boy, knot a short yarn onto the top of the head: fold the short yarn in half, pull it through a stitch in the top of the head, finally pull the 2 ends of the yarn through the loop.

 

Bow (girl - with red yarn)

3 ch, 4 trc, 3 ch, 1 sl st, 3 ch, 4 trc, 3 ch, 1 st in Magic Ring*Photo17

Cut the yarn and pull it through the center of the Magic Ring (from the “right” side to the “wrong” side). Pull the Magic Ring closed, and make a knot. Wrap the center of the bow around and knot the yarn again, on the back side of the bow. *Photo18

If you want it to be dotted, simply embroider the white dots into the bow or use for example white dimensional (puffy) fabric paint. *Photo19

 

Scarf (optional - with red yarn)

R1: 102 ch, turn

R2: 100 hdc, 2 ch, turn – starting in the 3rd chain from hook

R3: 100 hdc – starting in the 3rd chain from hook

I knot some short yarns at the two ends of the scarf and it’s done.

 

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