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Crochet Iconic Women
Why Amelia? Because she was a passionate and fearless chaser of dreams, who never gave up, in spite of the enormous challenges she faced in achieving her dreams. She wanted to fly and she flew. She wanted to cross the Atlantic Ocean with her plane, and she did. She dared to go where no other woman had gone before and encouraged others to follow her example of bravery. She was confident in the true power of women, knowing they could also excel in their chosen professions. And even though she died in the pursuit of her greatest feat, she still remains a guiding light for all like-minded dreamers.

Finished Size
20cm (73/4in) tall

Tip
If you don’t want to do Amelia’s collar with surface single crochet, just embroider two diagonal lines using the colour of her shirt, to mark the edges of the skin triangle showing on her neck.

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  • Step 1

    LEG 1
    Round 1: Using light brown for the
    boots, 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sts)
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
    Rounds 3 to 6: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 7: Change to beige for the pants, 1 sc BLO in each st.
    Rounds 8 and 9: 1 sc in each st. Fasten off. Set aside.

    LEG 2
    Work as for Leg 1, but do not fasten off yarn at the end. We will continue with the body.

  • Step 2

    BODY
    Round 10: Still with leg 2 on your hook,
    ch 3 and join to leg 1 with a sc (see Techniques: Joining Legs), place a stitch marker here for new beg of round, work 11 sc all along leg 1, 1 sc into each ch of 3-ch-loop, 12 sc all along leg 2 and 1 sc into other side of each ch of 3-ch-loop. (30 sts)
    Round 11: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (36 sts)
    Rounds 12 to 15: 1 sc in each st. Round 16: Change to light brown for
    the belt, 1 sc BLO in each st.
    Round 17: *4 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (30 sts)
    Round 18: Change to white for the shirt, 1 sc BLO in each st.
    Rounds 19 and 20: 1 sc in each st. Stuff the legs firmly at this point.
    Round 21: *3 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (24 sts)
    Rounds 22 and 23: 1 sc in each st. Round 24: *2 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to
    end. (18 sts)
    Stuff the body firmly at this point. Rounds 25 and 26: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 27: *1 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (12 sts)
    Round 28: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 29: 7 sc, change to skin colour,
    1 sc, change back to white, 4 sc. Round 30: 6 sc, change to skin colour,
    3 sc, change back to white, 3 sc. Round 31: 5 sc, change to skin colour,
    5 sc, change back to white, 2 sc.
    You should have a skin colour triangle at
    the front centre of the doll.
    Do not fasten off yarn. We will continue with the head.

  • Step 3

    HEAD
    Round 32: Change to skin colour, 2
    sc BLO in each of the first 5 sts (those in white), 2 sc through both loops in each of the following 5 sts (those in skin colour), 2 sc BLO in each of last 2 sts (those in white). (24 sts)
    Round 33: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (30 sts)
    Stuff the neck area firmly at this point.
    Round 34: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (36 sts)
    Round 35: *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (42 sts)
    Round 36: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 37: 27 sc, 1 bobble st for the
    nose (see Stitches: Bobble st), 1 sc in each st to end.
    Be sure to align the nose with the middle of the legs, and the skin colour triangle at the neck, and adjust the positioning
    if necessary.
    We will take a break here from the head to work the collar of Amelia’s shirt. Place a stitch marker in the loop on your hook to secure.
    For detailed photographs of how to work a collar see Techniques: Creating the V Collar.
    Join the white yarn 2 rounds below the tip of the skin triangle.
    Work in the spaces between stitches and crochet 2 surface sc up until you reach the bottom tip of the triangle.
    Now follow the diagonal of the triangle, working the right side first. Crochet 1 surface sc in between each round, inserting the hook in the spaces between rounds, until you reach the round where the white front loops are showing.
    Now crochet 2 sc in each front loop of the shirt bordering Amelia’s neck, until you reach the edge of the triangle on the other side. (14 sts). Work 5 surface sc in between rounds following the diagonal of the triangle to the starting stitch, work 1 slst in the starting stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
    We will now continue with the head. Rejoin the skin colour yarn to where you stopped working the head.
    Rounds 38 to 46: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 47: *5 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end.
    (36 sts)
    Start stuffing the head at this point.
    Round 48: *4 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (30 sts)
    Place safety eyes one round above the nose, with 8 sts between them, embroider cheeks with pink yarn.
    Round 49: *3 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (24 sts) Round 50: *2 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (18 sts) Stuff firmly.
    Round 51: *1 sc, sc2tog, rep from * to end. (12 sts) Round 52: (sc2tog) 6 times. (6 sts)
    Fasten off and weave in ends.
    ARMS (MAKE TWO)
    Round 1: Using skin colour, ch 2, 4 sc in the second ch
    from hook. (4 sts)
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (8 sts)
    Rounds 3 to 5: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 6: Change to mustard yarn for the jacket, 1 sc BLO in each st.
    Rounds 7 to 17: 1 sc in each st. There is no need to stuff the arms.
    Round 18: Press the opening with your fingers, aligning 4 sts side by side and sc both sides together by working 1 sc into each pair of sts.
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 4
    Step 4

    JACKET
    The jacket is actually a vest, but when you put it on your Amelia, together with the arms, it will look like a jacket. The vest is worked in rows, using mustard.
    Row 1: Ch 21, 1 sc in the second ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
    Row 2: 4 sc, *ch 6, skip the following 4 sts (to create armhole), 4 sc, rep from * once more, ch 1, turn.
    Row 3: 4 sc, *6 sc in the 6-ch-loop, 4 sc, rep from * once more, ch 1, turn. (24 sts)
    Rows 4 to 14: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    Row 15: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, rotate the work 90 degrees clockwise and work 15 sc along the side of the vest, working in the spaces between rows. When you reach the top edge, crochet 20 slst in the remaining loops of the foundation chain. Then ch 1, rotate the piece 90 degrees clockwise again and work 15 sc along the other side of the vest, working in the spaces between rows.
    Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 5
    Step 5

    AVIATOR HAT
    Round 1: Using light brown for the hat, 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sts) Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
    Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (18 sts) Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (24 sts) Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (30 sts) Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (36 sts) Round 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (42 sts) Round 8: *13 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (45 sts) Rounds 9 to 15: 1 sc in each st.
    Round 16: 3 sc, 20 sc FLO, 22 sc.
    From now on we will be crocheting in rows, to make the first ear flap. Rows 17 and 18: 8 sc, ch 1, turn.
    Row 19: sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)
    Row 20: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    Row 21: sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (4 sts)
    Row 22: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    Row 23: (sc2tog) twice, ch 1, turn. (2 sts)
    Row 24: 1 sc in each st.
    Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Count 20 sts around from the start of the first ear flap and join in the light brown yarn with a slip knot for the second ear flap.
    Row 1: 8 sc, ch 1, turn.
    Row 2: sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn.
    (6 sts)
    Row 3: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    Row 4: sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (4 sts)
    Row 5: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn. Row 6: (sc2tog) twice, ch 1, turn.
    (2 sts)
    Row 7: 1 sc in each st.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do not fasten off. Work one round of sc all around the edge of the hat and both ear flaps.
    Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • Step 8

    HAIR
    Using dark brown for the hair, attach with a slip knot in the first remaining back loop of round 16.
    Row 1: 1 slst in first back loop, ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end (10 sc), *1 slst in next back loop, ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end (10 sc), rep from * to last st, 1 slst in last st. (19 hair curls)
    Fasten off, and weave in ends.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 9
    Step 9

    GOGGLES
    First you will crochet the lenses and then you’ll join them to form the goggles.
    LENS 1
    Round 1: Using white for the lens, 6 sc
    in a magic ring. (6 sts)
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts) Fasten off, and weave in ends. Set aside.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 10
    Step 10

    LENS 2
    Round 1: Using white for the lens, 6 sc
    in a magic ring. (6 sts)
    Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
    Round 3: Change to dark brown for
    the googles, and working through BLO for each st, *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end. (18 sts). Still with lens 2 on your hook, ch 4 and join to lens 1 as follows: working through BLO, *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * to end of lens 1 (18 sc), 1 sc in each ch of ch-4-loop, 1 slst in first st of the round to finish.
    Fasten off, and weave in ends.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 11
    Step 11

    STRAP
    Row 1: Using dark brown, ch 51, 1 sc
    in the second ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. (50 sts).
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to goggles.

  • How to make a celebrity plushie. Crochet Amelia Earhart - Step 12
    Step 12

    ASSEMBLY
    Sew the aviator hat to Amelia’s head. Embroider some hair locks on her forehead.
    Sew the arms to the sides of the body (see Techniques: Sewing the Arms).
    Place arms through vest armholes. Fix vest in place with a few stitches.
    Sew the goggles to the aviator hat, in line with Amelia’s eyes. Then surround the hat with the strap and sew it to the sides of the goggles.
    Weave in all ends inside the doll.

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