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)
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.
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
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!