Given the state of the world right now, I felt compelled to channel my feelings into something creative. So I grabbed my favorite crochet hook and some yarn and went to work. The Handmaids Tale has been one of my favorite shows for years, and now it’s hitting a little differently, isn’t it? So I thought I would try my hand (see what I did there? ha!) in writing a simple pattern for an Easy Handmaid Crochet Pattern and it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. This pattern works up really quickly, and makes a cute, small handmaid. This is perfect for a beginner who is starting out on amigurumi, or even the well seasoned crocheter that is looking for a simple project to do who loves The Handmaids Tale as much as I do! I hope you enjoy this pattern, let’s check it out!
Free Easy Handmaid Crochet Pattern
You Will Need:
- G sized crochet hook (you can of course size up or down depending on what yarn you use)
- Red yarn, white yarn, and skin tone yarn (I used a 4 weight yarn, you can use whatever size you wish! If you size up or down it will of course effect the size of your Handmaid)
- Yarn needle
- Optional: Liquid Stitch (or your favorite type of yarn glue)
Stitches used for this project:
- sc= single crochet
- inc= 2 sc in the same stitch
- dec= 2sc together to make 1 stitch
- BLO= Back Loop Only
Instructions for the body (In red yarn)
Round 1: 6 sc inside a magic circle (6)
Round 2: Inc, 2 sc x 2 (8)
Round 3: Inc, sc 3 x2 (10)
Round 4: Inc, sc 4 x2 (12)
Round 5: Inc, sc 2 x4 (16)
Round 6: Inc, 7sc x2 (18)
Round 7: Inc, 8sc x2 (20)
Round 8: Inc, 9sc x2 (22)
Round 9-10: Sc around (22)
Round 11: Inc, 10 sc x2 (24)
Round 12: BLO Dec, 4 sc x4 (20)
Round 13: Dec, sc around (13)
Tie off and sew your body closed
Instructions for Body (with skin tone yarn)
Round 1: 6sc in your magic circle (6)
Round 2: Inc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: Inc, Sc around (18)
Round 4-6: SC around (18)
Round 7: Dec, Sc around (12)
Round 8:Dec around (6)
Tie off, stuff your head with poly-fil and leave long tail to attach to the body.
Instructions for the Arms (make 2)
Start out with your skin tone yarn
Round 1: 6 sc in your magic circle
Round 2: sc around (6)
Switch to your red yarn
Round 3-5: sc around (6)
Tie off, lightly stuff and leave a long tail for attaching to your body
Instructions for the Bonnet (with white yarn)
Round 1: 4 sc in your magic circle, ch 1, turn (4)
Round 2: Inc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (8)
Round 3: (Sc, Inc) in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (12)
Round 4: 2 (sc, inc)in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (16)
Round 5: (3sc, inc) in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (20)
Round 6-8: Sc in each stitch across (20)
Round 9: Dec, 16 sc, dec (18)
Round 10: Dec, 14 sc, Dec (16)
Round 11: Sc in each stitch acorss (16)
Tie off (leave a long tail if you plan on sewing to the head, alternatively you could also glue it to the head, which is what I did)
Assembly Instructions for your Crochet Handmaid
Once your have all of your separate pieces, it’s time to get sewing! So grab your sewing needle and let’s get going.
Step 1: First you will want to sew your arms onto your body, you can position them however you would like.
Step 2: After you have your arms sewed on, it’s time to sew your head on. Sew on to the top of your body and fasten off securely.
Step 3: Now for this step you have a couple of different options, you can sew your bonnet onto the head, OR you can make it even easier on yourself, and glue it right on top! My favorite glue is liquid stitch, it dries fast and has a great hold.
Once you have all of your pieces secured, you are done! I told you it was going to be easy didn’t I?
I hope you enjoyed this Free easy handmaid crochet pattern as much as I enjoyed writing it. Under His Eye!
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