Free pattern: Namaste Stephanie

This Namaste Stephanie doll was made for the creater and owner of Mother Earth Learning Village, where my daughter is growing and learning in a free and happy way. This doll includes namaste hands, meditative leg cross, a rainbow vest, crystal bracelet, wood bead necklace and beads in the hair. I loved adding the little details to personalize this.

As per usual, my patterns are not for begginners! Good luck and let me know if you have questions. 

I used a 4.0 hook

Head in brown (start with hair colour)

Rd 1: magic circle, sc 8

Rd 2: 2 sc around (16)

Rd 3: sc, 2sc around (24)

Rd 4: sc in 2, 2sc around (32)

Rd 5: sc in 3, 2sc around (40)

Rd 6-8 sc around (40)

Rd 9: colour change to skin colour. Fo brown. I used heather. Sc around (40)

Rd 10-16: con sc around (40)

Rd 17: sc in 3, dec around (32)

Rd 18: sc in 2, dec around (24)

Rd 19: sc, dec around (16)

Rd 20-21: sc around (16)

Pause here to work on the hair and facial features:

Eyes: i used 2 safety eyes on rds 13-14 approx 7 st apart

Nose: 4-5 strands of heather yarn on rd 16

Mouth: embrioder with black

Cheeks in pink:

Magic circle, 6sc, sl st FO and sew

Hair: tie strands of yarn all over her head. I added in pink yarn as well and put some beads in a few strands.

Stuff the head and continue

Rd 22: sc, 2sc around (24)

Rd 23-30: sc around (24)

Rd 31: switch to blue and FO heather, sc around (24)

Rd 32-35: sc around (24)

Rd 36: sc, dec (16)

Stuff firmly.

Rd 37: dec around (8). Sl st fo, sew closed

The leg is made in 2 peices. The thigh to knee and the foot to knee:

Thigh in blue (make 2)

Rd 1: Fsc 10, sl st into a loop

Rd 2-5: sc around (10)

Rd 6: dec around (5) sl st fo.  Stuff and sew the open end onto the blue of the body

Foot to knee make 2

Start in heather

Rd 1: magic circle, 8sc

Rd 2-4: sc around (8sc)

Switch to working in rows

Row 1: ch 1, turn sc in 6 (leave 2st unworked)

Row  2: ch 1, turn, sc in 6. Ch 1, turn, sl st the back closed. Fo

Reattach heather at the top opening of the foot.

Rd 1: sc in 9 around

Rd 2- 6: sc around (9)

Rd 7: switch to blue. Fo heather. Sc around (9)

Rd 8: sc around (9)

Rd 8: dec 4 times, sc, sl st. Fo (5)  stuff and sew closed.  Sew blue of this part of leg to the blue thigh.  Ensure you position it so that you will have a budha pose when finished.

Sandals make 2 in orange

Rd 1: ch 4, sc in 2, 3sc (turn to work in back lps of ch), sc, 2sc in last at (8)

Rd 2: 2sc, sc around (12)

Rd 3: 2sc, sc in 2 (16)

Rd 4: sc in back lps (16).  STRAP: Sl st in 3. Ch 6 sl st across to the other side. Sc. Sc across ch. Sc, sl st FO.  Sew in the ends and place on feet.

Hands in heather make 2

Rd 1: magic circle, 6sc

Rd 2-3: sc around (6)

Rd 4: sc, 2sc around (9)

Rd 5: dec, sc (6)  sl st closed without stuffing. Sl st up hand to make thumb:

In 1 st, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1 FO. Sew in ends

Arm make 2 in heather

Rd 1: magic circle, 8sc

Rd 2-13: sc around (8). Fo. Do not stuff. Sew opened end (rd 13) to body.  Sew hands to closed end in a namaste position with thumbs toward heart.

Shirt in white:

Row 1: 3ofsc ch 1 turn

Row 2-30: sc, ch 1 turn (30).  At the end of row 30 sl st the back closed.

Row 1: Sleeves: attach white to row 1, ch 8, sk 7 st, sc, ch 1 turn

Row 2: sc around ch and cont to sc in skipped st (15)

Row 3: sc around (15)  sl st fo sew in ends.   Leave 8 unworked st in the front of the shirt and repeat the sleeve by attaching white on the 9th stitch.

Rainbow vest

Row 1 red: fsc 18 ch 1 turn

Row 2 orange: sc across, ch 1 turn (18)

Row 3 blue: sc across, ch1 turn (18)

Row 4 yellow: sc across, ch1 turn (18)

Row 5 pink: sc across, ch1 turn (18)

Row 6: green: sc across, ch1 turn (18)

Row 7- 24 repeat above pattern ending on red

Row 25 :(sleeve) sl st twice. Ch 8. Skip 3, sc. Ch 1 turn.

Row 26: sc the chain, ch 1 turn

Row 27: sc in the scs just made, ch 1 turn

Row 28: sc the sleeve and all the way down the vest, ch 1 turn

Row 29: sc up the vest and half way up sleeve (approx 16 st) ch 1 turn

Row 30: sc across, ch 1 turn

Row 31: sc up vest all the way up the sleeve and in the 2 unworked st of row 25. Fo. Sew in ends

Repeat rows 25- 31 on opposite side by attaching red to rd 1.

Once shirt and vest are in place, use heather to sew hands together

Flower orange

Rd 1: ch 6, sl st closed

Rd 2, ch 1, sc in each ch (6)

Rd 3: ch 1, work 18 sc in circle. Sl st.

Rd 4: ch 6, sk 1 sc, sc, around (makes 8 petals. Sl st and Fo. Sew in end


I used 7 crystal beads on a double strand of thread and tied in place.


I used 9 wood beads on a green thread of yard and tied around neck

I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did!

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