As promised after I got the basic doll pattern released, I have released Punk Boy! Yay!
Wanna make him?
The first thing you’ll need to do is go back to the following post to make the basic doll body pattern: https://tawnybee.com/?p=1040
And if you prefer video tutorials, I have Youtube version posted here: https://youtu.be/2iNkcWU-1TA
Time Needed: Well it’ll take some time to make the body and then for the facial features, hair, clothing that is featured in this pattern it’ll probably take a few hours for sure. I would set aside some time or do it in spurts.
Skill Needed: Basic knowledge of crochet, sc, hdc, dc, slip stitch, chain, able to make colour changes and crochet in the round.
- black, white, brown, red, blue, purple dark grey, skin toned worsted weight yarn (all are very small amounts)
- G sized crochet hook
- embroidery thread in a few different colours for mouth and freckes, and any other details you want to include.
- yarn sewing needle
- stitch markers
- embroidery needle
First thing you’ll have to do is make the basic LOL doll body. Then start with the instructions below.
Begin with the eyes: (Make 2)
with black yarn and a g sized crochet hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from the hook (6)
switch to brown yarn
2sc in each stitch around (12)
switch back to black yarn
sc in the next 5 stitches
switch to white yarn
sc in every stitch to the beginning of the round (where the black starts. Finish with a slip stitch. Fasten off all colours, leave black and white thread a bit longer in order to sew the eyes to the doll head. Use the white and black thread to sew eyes in place on middle of head. The eyes take up pretty much the entire face is they do on real LOL dolls.
Use skin toned yarn to stitch a nose. I just place a few stitches in between the eyes. LOL dolls don’t have much of a nose, so a few stitches will do. Use embroidery thread to sew a mouth and freckles. I sewed about 15 mouths on before I found that a simple black circle worked best. Try a few different versions and let me know what works for you! 😀
Next, we’ll move onto hair:
With purple or lavender (I made one of each as you can see from the picture. The lavender shows the black details in the hair better and is more like Punk Boy’s colour change.)
ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd chain from the hook (6)
2 sc in each stitch (12)
2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc, repeat around (18)
2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)
2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)
2 sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc 12, repeat (36)
2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc 16, repeat (40)
Now we switch from crocheting in the round, to crocheting back and forth in rows to form the back of the hair.
ch 1, turn, sc in the next 20 stitches
ch 1, turn, sc across for 20 sttiches for 4 rows
ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice, 12 sc, sc2tog twice (16)
ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice, 8 sc, sc2tog twice (12)
ch 1, turn, sc around the entire piece making sure to place sc evenly up the sides of the hair. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Mohawk: Make 2 pieces with blue yarn
- ch 5, turn, sc in each ch to end (4)
2. ch 1, turn, sc 3, ch 2
3. turn, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across (4)
repeat rows 2 and 3 unti mohawk measures almost the end of the hair piece when placed in the centre middle. I ended up with 10 “spikes”. Do not fasten off, continue to make the smaller “tail” of the mohawk next.
- turn, ch 1, sc 1
2. ch 2, turn sc 2
repeat these two lines one more time. Fssten off with a long tail for sewing. Make another mohaek piece. Use 1 long tail to sew the pieces together to make a stronger mohawk piece that will stand up. Before attaching the mohawk piece to the wig piece use black yarn to embroider V shaped patterning on the wig. Attach wig to the doll head using the long tail that was left. Use the 2nd blue tail from the mohawk piece to sew the mohawk in place. Use the remaining long tail from the to sew the “triangle” piece of hair at the top front of the forehead.
Ears: Make 2 with skin toned coloured yarn
Ch 4, sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in the next 2 chains. Fasten off. Shape them in desired way and sew them onto the sides of the head now that the hair is in place.
With dark grey yarn
Attach yarn to any of those unworked front loops on the back of the doll body. Holding the doll upside down, ch 1 and sc in each unworked stitch around (30)
sc in each stitch around for 4 rounds (30)
if you are not at the centre back of the project when the 4th rounds is finished, place a few sc to get you there.
Skip 14 stitches, sc in centre from front to back (between the legs) to form the crotch.
sc around first leg
sc around second leg
Fasten off with tail. Use the tail to sew up the crotch better if needed. Weave in end.
T-shirt: Use white yarn, make 2 pieces
turn, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and every chain until the end (15)
ch 1, turn, sc across for 2 rows (15)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog (13)
ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice, sc 5, sc2tog twice (9)
ch 1, turn, sc across (9)
fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing and make one more.
Using black embroidery floss, stitch the word “Trouble” on the front of one piece.
Sew the sides of the t-shirt using the long tails. Make sure to positiont the pieces onto Punk Boy first then sew the sides up.
Using black yarn, stitch a few stitches at each shoulder to make the black coloured shoulders of Punk Boy’s shirt.
Sweater: Use red yarn
ch 41, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across (40)
turn, ch 1, sc across (40)
turn, ch 1, slip stitch in the next 12 stitches, place a stitch marker at this point. sc in the next 16 stitches. Leave the last 12 sts unworked.
ch 1, turn, sc across to the stitch marker (16)
ch 1, turn, sc across (16)
ch 1, turn, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc 6, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc (16)
Fasten off. This time you don’t need a long tail. Weave in end and place faux sweater piece around Punk Boy’s waist and sew in place with scrap red yarn or embroidery thread.
And there you have it! A big brother crocheted Punk Boy!
I am thinking about making a video with instructions on how to crochet the milk bottles, soda cans, sunglasses, shoes etc from some of the LOL dolls, so stay tuned for that. And of course, I’ll post the written instructions on this blog if you prefer that.