Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Clown Pattern

1mm Crochet Hook (You will use this hook to create the flower and stem only)
1.5mm Crochet Hook (You will use this hook to create the Suspenders and Bow Tie)
2.75mm Crochet Hook 
Worsted Weight Yarn in Red, Off White, Green, Yellow, Orange and Brown
Crochet Thread in White, Green, Brown, Black and Red
7.5mm Safety Eyes
Stitch Markers
Wire Brush

Sc-Single Crochet
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Fo-Fasten Off

Finished Size
12 inches from the top of his hat to his shoes

Head and Body
Rd1: Starting at the top of your dolls head with off white yarn do 6sc in a ring (6)
Rd2: Inc  x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: [Sc, inc] x 12 (36)
Rd5-9: Sc x 36 (36)
Rd10: [Sc x 4, inc] x 7, sc (43)
Rd11-12: Sc x 43 (43)
Rd13: You will be marking where you will be placing the eyes in this round. Sc x 17, place a stitch marker in the last stitch, sc x 6, place a stitch marker in the last stitch, sc x 20 (43)
Rd14-16: Sc x 43 (43)
Rd17: [Sc x 6, dec] x 5, sc x 3 (38)
Rd18: Sc x 38 (38)
Rd19: [Sc x 4, dec] x 6, sc x 2, now insert your eyes where you placed the stitch markers between Rd13 and Rd14 (32)
Rd20: Dec x 16 (16)
Rd21: Dec x 8 (8)
Rd22: Change to green and inc x 8 (16)
Rd23: [Sc x 2, inc] x 5, sc (21)
Rd24: [Sc x 4, inc] x 4, sc (25)
Rd25-26: Sc x 25 (25)
Rd27: [Sc x 3, inc] x 6, sc (31)
Rd28: Sc x 31 (31)
Rd29: Sc x 12, inc x 3, sc x 10, inc x 3, sc x 3 (37)
Rd30-31: Sc x 37 (37)
Rd32: Sc x 4, switch to yellow and sc x 33 (37)
Rd33-37: Sc x 37 (37)
Rd38: Sc x 12, dec x 4, sc x 9, dec x 4 (29)
Rd39: You will now be starting the first leg. Sc x 6, skip 15 stitches, sc x 8 (14)
Rd40: Sc x 12, dec (13)
Rd41: Sc x 13 (13)
Rd42: Dec, sc x 11 (12)
Rd43: Sc x 12 (12)
Rd44: Dec, Sc x 10 (11)
Rd45: Sc x 11 (11)
Rd46: Dec, sc x 9 (10)
Rd47-49: Sc x 10 (10)
Rd50: Sc in front loop x 10 (10)
Rd51: [Sc, inc] x 5, fo (15)

Second Leg
Rd1: With the back of your doll facing you insert your hook into the first stitch to the left of your first leg and with yellow yarn sc, sc x 4, dec, sc x 8 (14)
Rd2: Jump back over to the first stitch and sc x 6, dec, sc x 6 (13)
Rd3: Sc x 13 (13)
Rd4: Sc x 6, dec, sc x 5 (12)
Rd5: Sc x 12 (12)
Rd6: Sc x 6, dec, sc x 4 (11)
Rd7: Sc x 11 (11)
Rd8: Sc x 6, dec, sc x 3 (10)
Rd9-11: Sc x 10 (10)
Rd12: Sc in front loop x 10 (10)
Rd13: [Sc, inc] x 5, fo (15)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: With off white yarn sc x 6 in a ring (6)
Rd2-7: Sc x 6 (6)
Rd8: Change to green and sc x 6 (6)
Rd9-10: Sc x 6, fo at the end of Rd10 (6)

Rd1: With red yarn do 5sc in a ring (5)
Rd2: Inc, sc x 4 (6)
Rd3-4: Sc x 6 (6)
Rd5: Dec x 3, fo (3)

Shoe (Make 2)
Rd1: With red yarn ch 9, join (9)
Rd2-3: Sc x 9 (9)
Row4: Turn, sc x 3 (3)
Row5: Turn, ch, inc, sc, inc (5)
Row6: Turn, ch, inc, sc x 3, inc (7)
Row7: Turn, ch, sc x 7, place a stitch marker in the last stitch of this round (7)
Rd8: Sc around the entire piece to the stitch before the stitch marker x 23 (23)
Rd9-10: Sc x 24, fo at the end of Rd10 (24)

Sole of Shoe (Make 2)
Row1: With red yarn ch 7 (7)
Row2: Turn, sc x 6 (6)
Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 6 (6)
Row4: Turn, chain, dec, sc x 2, dec (4)
Row5-7: Turn, ch, sc x 4 (4)
Row8: Turn, ch, sc, dec, sc, fo (3)

Rd1: With orange yarn do 6 sc in a ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd4: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd5: Sc in front loop x 24 (24)
Rd6-9: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd10: [Sc x 4, dec] x 4 (20)
Rd11-12: Sc x 20 (20)
Rd13: [Sc x 2, dec] x 5 (15)
Rd14: Inc in front loop of next st x 15 (30)
Rd15: Sc x 30 (30)
Rd16: [Sc, inc] x 15, fo (45)

Band On The Hat
Row1: With brown yarn ch 25 (25)
Row2: Turn, sc x 24 , fo (24)

Row1: With white embroidery thread and a 1mm hook ch 16 (16)
Row2: Turn, [hdc x 4 in next stitch, sc] x 7, sc, fo (36)

Rd1: With green embroidery thread and a 1mm hook do 5sc in a ring (5)
Rd2-5: Sc x 5, fo at the end of Rd5 (5)

Row1: With green embroidery thread and a 1mm hook ch 4 (4)
Row2: Turn, sc x 3 (4)
Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 3 (3)
Row4: Turn, ch, dec, sc (2)
Row5: Turn, ch, dec (1)
Rd6: Now sc around the entire piece, fo

Suspenders (Make 2)
Row1: With green embroidery thread and a 1.5mm hook ch36 (36)
Row2: Turn, sc x 35 (35)
Row3: Turn, change to red, ch, sc x 35 (35)
Row4: Turn, change to brown, ch, sc x 35, fo (35)

Bow Tie
Row1: With brown crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook ch 12 (12)
Row2: Turn, sc x 11 (11)
Row3-7: Turn, ch, sc x 11 (11)
Rd8: Now hdc around the entire piece, fo

Row1: With brown embroidery thread and a 1.5mm hook ch 60 (60)
Row2: Turn, hdc x 59, fo (59)

To make the hair cut long strips of red yarn. Then count 7 rounds down from the top of your dolls head. Add hair in this round with the loop method. Contniue this method for five more rounds down. Then use your wire brush and brush out all of the hair, then trim it.

Rd1: With blue yarn do 6 sc in a ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Sc x 12 (12)
Rd4: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd5-9: Sc x 18 (18)
Rd10: [Sc, dec] x 6 (12)
Rd11: Dec x 6, stuff balloon firmly(6)
Rd12: Sc in back loop x 6 (6)
Rd13: Dec x 3, fo weave in end (3)

Trim On The Balloon
Rd1: With blue yarn insert hook into any one of the front loops of Rd12 and inc x 6, fo and weave in your end  (12)

Sew the soles onto your shoes, stuff your doll and shoes firmly. Sew the shoes onto your doll, you sew them onto the back loops of the second last round of each leg. I made the shoes separate, so I could decide later on once my doll was finished exactly where I wanted the shoes to be placed. Sew the arms and nose onto your doll. Sew on the suspenders and belt. Embroider little tiny dots onto your bow tie. Then take a long piece of yarn and tie a knot with the long yarn in the middle of the bowtie, and sew the tie in place. Sew the band onto the hat. Sew the flower and leaf onto the stem, and sew the flower onto the hat. Stuff the hat and sew it onto your doll. Embroider on eyebrows and a mouth. Weave in all ends and trim them. Then cut a piece of craft wire and bend the one end, then insert the bent end into the bottom of your balloon

Feel free to sell finished items you create using my pattern. But please do not distribute my pattern without my permission. And if you have any questions feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com Happy crocheting :)


  1. Another AMAZING pattern from your hands!!!

    I simply LOVE your crochet style - the expressions your characters get, is spot on.

    THANK YOU for sharing :o)

    1. Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

  2. where is the balloon part of the pattern?

    1. Hello Melissa,

      Sorry about that the balloon portion is now in the pattern :)

    2. Thanks so much for adding the balloon! love this thanks for sharing.

  3. Oooooh!! So cute!!!
    I love your blog!! Thank you very much for sharing....

  4. this is so very cute!
    Thank you for sharing.

    I can't wait to try the pattern one day.

  5. Oooooooh es precioso!!!!! gracias por el patrón. Saludos
    desde España

  6. ooohh he is so cute.. thanks for sharing.. I really want to make him.. God bless

  7. What a wonderful pattern. Thank you for sharing with us.

  8. Muchas gracias por compartir este diseño. Es increíble.

  9. EIne ganz tolle Arbeit. der clown ist so süß!
    Liebe Grüße Beate

  10. Is there a link to a tutorial for the loop method you used for the hair?

    1. Hello, no I'm sorry I don't have a tutorial on how to do the loop method for hair. Basically you take a piece of yarn fold it in half, insert your hook behind the post where you want the hair to be, use your hook and grab the yarn where you folded it in half and pull it through, put your ends of the yarn through the loop and pull them tight. Then for this clown I used a wire brush and brushed out his hair. I hope that helps you :)

  11. On the 2nd part of the leg 1st row you got sc4 Dec sc8 it supposed to add up to 14 but I end up w 1stitch left is there supposed to be another Dec in-between thanks


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