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Ninth Doctor Who Doll

Finally done! Yes, it's Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor Who from the BBC television series (2005). This doll, crocheted in vaguely amigurumi style, was inspired by the drawings of chibi Doctors at[info]whooligan and the fan comic whenthedocsmeet . That accounts for his sorta out-of-proportion features and cuteness.

coatfront frontdetail
headsidefeetdetail


 
 
For more (ahem, amazing detailed) photos, go to my Flickr page here.  I hope you enjoy looking at this doll/plushie/softie, and make your own. I would love to see pictures of your completed projects.

This is the first time I ever designed a amigurumi, after following a few patterns which were far simpler. In order of difficulty, the shaping of the legs, head, and coat were very trying to design. Much trial, much error. Added note - My only regret is that I could not incorporate Mr. Eccleston's lovely nose.

Cross-posted to nine_love , crafty_tardis , whooligan , who_knits , weloveamigurumi            

9th Doctor Who amigurumi doll
by Snuffykin, September 2007

This is an intermediate-experienced crochet project, because of the large number of parts and techniques. The doll is 9-10" tall.

For my photos, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/12928926@N06/sets/72157601961840788/


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Materials
worsted weight yarn
black  (shoes, trousers, coat)
dark red  (jumper color)
cream  (skin color)
dark brown  (hair color)
small amounts of thin yarn or floss: blue (eyes), dark brown (brows), light pink (mouth)
yarn needle
long embroidery needle
crochet hook F
stuffing

optional:
weighted material like poly-pellets for torso
**If you are making Rose also, get a small strong magnet and piece of metal that sticks to it. Place inside hand of each doll, and you can make them appear to hold hands! >:-D

Techniques
magic adjustable ring
seaming (whipstitch is ok)
basic embroidery stitches (head)
changing yarn colors within a round (jumper)

Tutorials
For magic ring tutorial
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/

For hair tutorial
http://owly.wordpress.com/2007/08/27/amigurumi-hair-tutorial/

Official BBC photo gallery (reference for hairstyle):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/gallery/doctor9/index.shtml

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Pattern Notes
I'd appreciate it you let me know if you find errors so that I can make corrections here.

Please do not sell pattern or product you make from pattern, or derivative works. Thank you. :-)

Pattern is divided into 3 sections: Body, Coat, and Head.  Make the Body first, then you can adjust the Coat size as needed. Magic adjustable ring on all parts worked in rounds, except on sleeves.  The pattern using American crochet terms. For you folks in the UK or Australia, the instructions are different. 

Body is 4 parts: torso, 2 legs, 2 arms
Head is 4 parts: head, ears, hair cap, hair overstitching.
Coat is 7 parts: 2 sleeves, back, right and left fronts, right and left lapels

Suggested details you may want to add: “buttons” on coat, screwdriver, sparkly blue beads for eyes.

BODY
TORSO
Work in rounds using black yarn.
1. Sc 6.
2. (2 sc into next st) x 6. 12 sts.
3. (Sc into next st, 2 sc next st) x 6. 18 sc.
4. (Sc into each of next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 24 sc.
5. (Sc into each of next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 30 sc.
6 - 8.  Sc around.
Switch to dark red yarn (jumper color).
9. Through front loops only, sc around.
10 - 16. Sc around.
Begin to stuff torso before opening gets small.  Add weighting material to bottom of torso, if desired. Read entirely through steps 17-19. You will need to switch from the jumper color to skin color, and back again the the jumper color.
17. (Sc into each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog) x 6. AT THE SAME TIME:  After 12th st, sc into next st with cream yarn. With dark red yarn, finish round. 24 sts.
18. (Sc into each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog) x 6. AT THE SAME TIME: With cream, sc into the cream st from previous round and into the next st. With dark red yarn, finish round. 18 sts.
19. (Sc into each of the next st, sc2tog) x 6. AT THE SAME TIME: In cream, sc in the cream st from the previous round and into the next st. With dark red yarn, finish round. 12 sts.

HAND AND ARM - MAKE 2
Work in rounds using cream yarn (skin color).
1. Sc 4.
2. (2 sc into next st) x 4. 8 sc.
3-4. Sc around. Stuff hand and put in small magnet/metal piece, if desired.
5. (Sc2tog) x 4. 4 sc.
Switch to dark red yarn (jumper color):
6. (2 sc into next st) x 4. 8 sc.
7-8. In back loops only, sc around.
9-17. Sc around.
Leave a few inches of yarn tail for sewing up later. Stuff arm.

FEET AND LEGS - MAKE 2
Work in rounds using black yarn. Rounds 1-7 are shoe shaping, 8-21 are trousers.
1. Sc 5.
2. 2 sc in first st, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 sc in last st. 9 st.
3. 2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. 12 st.
4. 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 st, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. 12 st.
5. Sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st. 10 sts.
6. Sc in each of the next 8 sts, sc2tog. 9 sts.
7. Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 7 sts. 8 sts. Stuff shoe.
8. Through front loops only, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) x 4. 12 sts.
9. Through back loops only, sc around. 12 sts
10. Sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog. 10 sts.
11-21. Sc around. 10 sts. 11 rounds total.
Leave a few inches of yarn tail for sewing up later. Stuff leg.

BODY FINISHING
Stuff arms. Pinching the open end flat, sew arm to side of torso. This crease makes the shoulder joint more floppy and moveable. Repeat for other arm.
Stuff legs. Pinching the open end flat, sew leg slightly toward the front at the bottom of torso. This position makes it easier to make the doll sit. Repeat for other leg.
Hide yarn tails.

HEAD
Work in rounds using cream yarn. This is an egg shaped head, beginning at the narrower end. The narrow end is the “neck.” Doing it this way does make it more tricky to do the embroidery on the face later, but it makes the head look nicer -- the decreases at the top are ugly and completely covered by the hair cap.

Sc 6.
1. (2 sc in next st) x 6. 12 st.
2. Sc around.
3. (Sc into next st, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 18 sts.
4. Sc around.
5. (Sc into each of next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 24 sts.
6. (Sc into each of next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 30 sts.
7-13. Sc around.
Start decreasing rounds, and stuff before head opening gets too small.
14. (Sc into each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) x 6. 24 sts.
15. (Sc into each of next 2 sts, sc2tog) x 6. 18 sts.
16. (Sc into next st, sc2tog) x 6. 12 sts.
At this point, you may want to jump ahead to the Finishing and embroider the face.

EAR - MAKE 2
In adjustable loop, hdc 3, sc 2.

HAIR
You'll be making a hair cap first and then stitching hair strands over it. You may have to make adjustments to suit your gauge and yarn. Use photos as reference guides.

Work in rounds using dark brown yarn.
1. Sc 6.
2. (2 sc into next st) x 6. 12 sts.
3. (Sc into next st, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 18 sts.
4. (Sc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 24 sts.
5. (Sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st) x 6. 30 sts.
6-9. Sc around.

Work in rows for the three "tongues."

Middle Tongue
10. Sc 8, turn.
11. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, turn. 6 sts.
12. Ch 1, sc2 tog, sc 4, turn. 5 sts.
13. Ch 1, sc2 tog, sc 3., turn.  4 sts.
14. Ch 1, (sc2tog) x 2. Cut yarn, finish off.

Left side tongue
15. WS facing and middle tongue at 12 o' clock position, join yarn to 4th st to the left right of row 10’s edge (8th st).
16. Sc, hdc, dc, trc. Cut yarn, finish off.

Right side tongue
17. RS facing and middle tongue at 12 o'clock position, join yarn to 4th st to the right of row 10’s edge (1st st).
18. Sc, hdc, dc, trc. Cut yarn, finish off.

Position ears and hair cap. Sew ears on either side of head first. Sew hair cap, pulling side tongues above ears and middle tongue above forehead.

Use satin stitch over Cap surface, creating hair lines. See tutorial referred to at beginning of this pattern.

HEAD FINISHING
Make a face! Using blue floss, stitch eyes. Using light pink floss, stitch mouth. Using brown floss, stitch eyebrows. This is a bit tricky, since you have to run the floss through the center hold at the bottom of the Head.

Use cream and dark red yarn to sew head to Torso.

Hide yarn tails.

COAT
Use black yarn for all parts. Work in rows except for Sleeves. Leave a few inches of yarn tails for sewing up later.

BACK
Chain 17.
1. Skip 1 ch, 16 sc. Turn.
2. Ch 1, in back loops only 16 sc. Turn.
3-7. Ch 1, sc 16 . Turn.
8. Ch 1, in back loops only 16 sc for “belt.” Turn.
9-12. ch 1,  sc 16. Turn.
13. Ch 1, sc 15. Turn.
14. Ch 1, sc 14. Turn.
15. Ch 1, sc 13. Turn.
16. Ch 1, sc 12. Turn.
17. Ch 1, sc 11. Turn.
18-19. Ch 1, sc 10.
 
RIGHT FRONT
Chain 9.
1. Skip 1 ch, sc 8. Turn.
2. If on RS, ch 1 and in back loops, sc 8. - OR -  If on WS, ch 1 and in front loops, sc 8.
3 -13. Ch 1, sc 8. Turn.
14. Ch 1, sc 7. Turn.
15. Ch 1, sc 6. Turn.
16. Ch 1, sc 5. Turn.
17. Ch 1, sc 4. Turn.
18. Ch 1, sc 3. Turn.
19- 21. Ch 1, sc 2.

LEFT FRONT
The left front is slightly wider than the right front, so that it can overlap a bit.
Chain 11.
1. Skip 1 ch, sc 10. Turn.
2. If on RS, ch 1 and in back loops, sc 10. - OR - If on WS, ch 1, and in front loops, sc 10.
3 - 9. Ch 1, sc 10. Turn.
10 - 11. Ch 1, sc 9. Turn.
12 - 13. Ch 1, sc 8. Turn.
14. Ch 1, sc 7. Turn.
15. Ch 1, sc 6. Turn.
16. Ch 1, sc 5. Turn.
17. Ch 1, sc 4. Turn.
18. Ch 1, sc 3. Turn.
19 - 21. Ch 1, sc 2.

SLEEVE - MAKE 2
Work in rounds. Do not use magic adjustable ring here.  Don't forget to leave a few inches of yarn tail for sewing up later.
Using black yarn, ch 8-10 and join into ring.
1. Sc 12 into ring.
2. Sc 12 into back loops only.
3-14. Sc around.

COAT FINISHING
On flat parts, RS will appear to have line along 2nd row edge.
Sew shoulder seam of right front to back. Repeat for left front.
Sew right sleeve between right front and back. Repeat for left front.
Sew side seam of right front and back. Repeat for left front.
Along top edge of right front, use a combination of dc, hdc and sc to create “lapel” in black yarn. Repeat for left front.
Weave in yarn tails.
stats count

Comments

( 41 comments — Leave a comment )
midknight_starr
Sep. 11th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
OMG! He's sooooooo CUTE!!!!

Thank you so much for the pattern! I can't wait to make one!!!
contrarier
Sep. 11th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
I was about to say: If she doesn't find this, I'll send it to her, and we can force more Doctor Who stuff upon the knitters and crocheters of Neighborhood Knits.

Amazing doll. I'm going to have to give this a try. That was nice of you to post the pattern, thanks!
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midknight_starr
Sep. 11th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Hi, me again....

I have a question.

I was reading though the pattern and under the instructions for the coat, you have:

Use black yarn for all parts

but then, under the instructions for the coat sleeves, you have:

Using cream yarn (skin color)

It's supposed to be made in black, right?

snuffykin
Sep. 11th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Oopsies. I did a search and replace and didn't check that. Will fix. Thanks for letting me know!
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midknight_starr
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
I was checking out your profile and I saw that you like to knit also, so I thought that I should mention that you might like to check out who_knits. It's a really fun comm and right now, they are just finishing up on a Doctor Who scarf knit-a-long. They welcome crochet projects that are DW related too!

I couldn't join in the knit-a-long because I couldn't afford the yarn at the time when it started(I also knit), but it's been fun watching everyone else's progress and I know where to go if I have questions when I finally can start my own DW scarf!
snuffykin
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to go join the comm. The yarn for that scarf you could make two sweaters out of. 8-o

Oh, and I just found hp_knitting if you like the knits from the Harry Potter movies.
ex_greymaide85
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
So. Awesome.

:)
snuffykin
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks greymaiden! That fella in your icon looks like Doctor Who without any hair!
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madbard
Sep. 12th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Followed a link here posted by greymaiden. I just wanted to say Oh My God That is Awesome. That's all.
snuffykin
Sep. 13th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you for you very kind comment! It makes me happy that you like it.
superherogrlcat
Sep. 14th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! :D He is SO CUTE! *squees* I am very muh impressed.
snuffykin
Sep. 14th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! I really enjoy looking at your webcomic at whenthedocsmeet. For some unknown reason (argh) I forgot to refer back at your drawings when doing the face at the end. If I do another one I'll try to get it more like your faces - they are much cuter.
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leviathan101
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
YOu are so crafty. Nice job on coming up with both Nine and Rose, crocheted!
snuffykin
Sep. 30th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Thanks. It started out with me wanting Christopher Eccleston--er, the Doctor for myself, but then he demanded a companion his own size.
kimberlychapman
Jan. 2nd, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Found your pattern on Ravelry...I don't actually know how to crochet but I knit and I love your stuff.

I'm supposedly in a non-friending mode at the moment because of some legal stuff in my LJ but you know what, after reading your profile, I GOTTA friend you! I'm going to go on the theory that you're too busy making cool stuff to rat me out to the people I'm having legal issues with. :D
snuffykin
Jan. 2nd, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)
Hiya! I love your knitted toys. Previously I've seen just a small portion of your huge number of works and educational tutorials and I've been on your mailing list! You are just so generous with the toy-making community. Thank you!

I'm honored! LJ has a nice feature that allows you to make as many custom friends groups/lists as you like. Then when you write a post, you can select which of your custom friends groups gets to see it (relatives, friends, fans!). If you need any help setting up this feature, just PM me. :)
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(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Crochet Dr. 9
Love your pattern! Great job!
casett
Sep. 15th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much for the patterns, instructions and encouragement. I am so pleased with my little Team Tardis. I just posted some pics on my journal like this one:


You are fantabulous. Thanks again.
snuffykin
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
WOW! \o/ You did a fantastic job! They are having a party, too. I like the colors, especially Ten's coat. I'm amazed that you did FOUR of them! I'm glad you liked making them and I hope they have lots of adventures together.

Hope you don't mind...I'll be making a new post with links to people who have recently made new dolls, and I would like to link to you. Also, you are welcome to join the Doctor Who Chibis and Friends group on Flickr.com. :D

cheerio!

<3 Snuffykin

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yohopiratediva
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Love your patterns! I actually adapted this one to make a Superman doll, but I did make the 10th Doctor and Rose from your patterns. Thanks for posting them all!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 14th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
Nine!
Hi, this is Ruth from the Chris E f/Book group, I finally looked up your pattern, and am going to try and make a 'lil Nine of my own!
Yours is so cute!

Then I guess I will have to do a Rose, if Nine turns out ok, or he will sit and look at me and ask where she is,like yours did!
snuffykin
Feb. 14th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Nine!
Ha, thanks Ruth. What color jumper is your favorite?
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