How to Make Dolly (Toy Story 3)

Who doesn’t love Toy Story? It’s just the way they tell the story. They hook you from the start and I’m always in tears by the end. Everyone knows Woody and Buzz but Dolly was the leader of Bonnie’s toys in Toy Story 3 and we can clearly see that in Toy Story 4. I made Dolly for my daughter for her 5th birthday. She will be 5 next week, so it’s only fitting for Dolly’s pattern to debut in my daughter’s birthday month. If you would like to purchase the pattern please head on over to my shop. Here is the link to where you can buy it: Toy Story Patterns.

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The Largest Crocheted Dragon I have Ever Made!

I have been a fan of Miyazaki films since I discovered them years ago in college. They just have a feel to them that other cartoons in the US don’t have. They’re wholesome and they teach kids many life lessons. They empower kids and make you feel enchanted after watching them. My favorite one is Spirited Away. At first I just liked this movie and then the more I watch it, the more I fell in love with it. And being me, I just had to make the characters. It wasn’t until recently that I started making them. My kid’s birthdays fall on May, June and July and I decided that this year, I would make them dolls. I had to start in February because I didn’t think I would finish in time. I had already given myself a big project of crocheting all our ornaments for December (more on that in another post). So I didn’t plan to make this doll gigantic but it just turned out that way as I was making it. It filled the entire bed and for months my husband had to battle this giant dragon for space on the bed, lol. At some point I never thought I would finish. It probably took me 2-3 months and about 4-5 skeins of yarn. I looked at numerous images online to get the look I wanted (movie and other crocheted dragons). After finishing the dragon, I had to make Chihiro. They just go together. She didn’t take too long to make.

I didn’t write down the patterns but I do have diagrams and some notes on how I made them.

Haku Dragon Pattern

Chihiro Pattern

Haku Dragon Pattern

Materials:
1. Size G or H crochet hook (depending on how big you want your dragon. you could even make this a size F for a smaller dragon.)
2. Stuffing
3. Cream, black, teal, pink, white, grey and gold yarn
4. Darning needle

Body:
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 1sc in each st. (12)
3. 1sc in each st. For 20 rows. (12)
4. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (15)
5. 1sc in each st. For 15 rows. (15)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (18)
7. 1sc in each st. For 20 rows. (18)
8. (1sc in next 8st. 2sc in each st.) x 2. (20)
9. 1sc in each st. For 15 rows. (20)
10. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 5. (25)
11. 1sc in each st. For 10 rows. (25)
12. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 5 (30)
13. 1sc in each st. For 15 rows. (30)
14. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 10. (40)
15. 1sc in each st. For 10 rows. (40)
16. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 10. (50)
17. 1sc in each st. For 90 rows. (50)
18. (1sc in next 9st. 2sc in st.) x 5. (55)
19. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (55)
20. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 11. (66)
21. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (66)
22. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 22. (88)
23. 1sc in each st. For 10 rows. (88)
24. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (77)
25. 1sc in each st. For 17 rows. (77)
26. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (66)
27. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (66)
28. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (55)
29. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (55)
30. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (44)
31. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (44)
32. (1sc in each 2st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (33)
33. 1sc in each st. For 24 rows. (33)
34. (1sc in next st. Sc2tog.) x 11. (22)
35. Sc2tog until gap is small enough to sew closed. FO.

Belly:
1. With grey. Chain 15.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second chain from the hook. (14)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st for 24 rows. (14)
4. This is where I stopped writing a pattern for the underside of the dragon. At this point, I was already tired of making the body. The dragon had become too large and I wasn’t really expecting it to be bigger than me, lol. I increased and decreased according to the size of the dragon.
5. After finishing the belly part, I sewed it onto the doll.

Dragon Head:
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in each st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
7. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (42)
8. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (48)
9. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (54)
10. (1sc in next 8st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (60)
11. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (60)
12. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (54)
13. (1sc in next 7st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (48)
14. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (48)
15. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (42)
16. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (42)
17. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (36)
18. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (36)
19. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (30)
20. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (30)
21. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (24)
22. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (24)
23. (1sc in next 2st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (18)
24. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (18)
25. (1sc in next st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (12)
26. Sc2tog. Sew gap closed.
27. Sew the head onto the body.

Eyes (Make 2):
1. First we make the iris. With black color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. FO. Sew into head.
5. Embroider a white dot. Make sure this is off-center so it looks more realistic. Then embroider a blue line at the bottom of the iris.
6. For the eyelids, with cream color. Chain 2.
7. 3st in second chain from the hook. (3)
8. Chain 1. Turn. 2sc in each st. (6)
9. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (9)
10. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (12)
11. FO. Sew on to the head. Make sure that you cover part of the iris when you sew this on.
12. Embroider some cream color at the bottom of the iris as well. This will create an almond looking shape surrounding the iris.

Grey stripe:
1. With grey color. Chain 9.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second chain from the hook. (8)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 16 rows. (8)
4. FO. Sew onto the middle of the face, below the eyes.

Nose:
1. With pink color. Embroider a triangular looking nose on the front of the face. Make sure that this is right below the grey stripe.

Mustache (Make 2):
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 1sc in each st. I did this until the mustache was about 33 inches long.
3. FO. Sew onto sides of head. In the front.

Ear (Make 2):
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (6)
3. 2sc in each st. (12)
4. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (12)
5. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
6. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (18)
7. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
8. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. FO.
9. Fold in half and sew gap closed.

Pink part of Ear (Make 2):
1. With pink color. Chain 9.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in second chain from the hook. (8)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (8)
4. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog in first 2 stitches and last 2 stitches of the row. Do this for 2 rows.
5. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows.
6. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc. Sc2tog.
7. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st.
8. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog.
9. FO.
10. Sew this onto the ear.

Horns (Make 2):
1. With gold color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 1sc in each st. (6)
3. 2sc in each st. (12)
4. 1sc in each st. For 24 rows. (12)
5. FO. Sew onto head next to ears.

Fur for the side of the face (Make 8):
1. With cream color. Chain 9.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second chain from the hook. (8)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (8)
4. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in next 6st. (7)
5. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (7)
6. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in next 5st. (6)
7. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (6)
8. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in next 4st. (5)
9. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (5)
10. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in next 3st. (4)
11. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (4)
12. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in next 2st. (3)
13. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. 1sc in st. (2)
14. Chain 1. Turn. Sc2tog. FO.
15. Sew all pieces onto the sides of the jaw. You don’t have to sew these pieces symmetrically.

Forelegs (Make 2):
1. With cream color. Chain 50. Here we are going to create a large ring. After the 50th chain, continue on to the first chain you created. In the first chain you created, do 1sc and continue doing 1sc in each chain until you reach the end of the row. You should end up with 50st in this first row.
2. 1sc in each st. For 17 rows. (50)
3. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog.) x 5. (45)
4. 1sc in each st. (45)
5. (1sc in next 7st. Sc2tog.) x 5. (40)
6. 1sc in each st. (40)
7. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 8. (32)
8. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (32)
9. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 4. (28)
10. 1sc in each st. For 14 rows. (28)
11. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 4. (24)
12. 1sc in each st. For 12 rows. (24)
13. Change to gold color. 1sc in each st. For 13 rows. (24)
14. Divide into 3 sections for the claws. Each section should have 8 stitches each. 13 rows for each claw.
15. To finish up the claws. Sc2tog until the gap is small enough to sew closed.

Hind legs (Make 2):
1. With cream color. Chain 40. Here we are going to do the same as we did with the forelegs.
2. 1sc in each st. For 17 rows. (40)
3. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 5. (35)
4. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (35)
5. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 5. (30)
6. 1sc in each st. For 22 rows. (30)
7. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (24)
8. 1sc in each st. For 10 rows. (24)
9. Change to gold. 1sc in each st. For 13 rows.
10. Divide into 3 sections like you did with the forelegs. Each section should have 8 stitches. 13 rows for each claw.
11. To finish up the claws. Sc2tog until the gap is small enough to sew closed.

*After attaching the legs onto the body of the dragon, fold them like they are shown in the images below. I attached the sides of the legs to the body so they wouldn’t move out of place.*

Mane on the back:
1. You can use whatever color you want. I used an ombre teal color which worked beautifully. I used an entire skein for this.
2. Just attach the yarn with a cow hitch knot. Do this all around and make sure that none of the cream yarn is showing.

Tail hairs:
1. With teal color. Create a slip knot. Insert it into the side of the end of the tail. Do this about 5.5 inches from the end. Chain 5. Slip stitch into the area next to where you first inserted the slip knot. Chain 5. Slip stitch into the area next to the first slip stitch. Repeat this process until you get all the way around the tip of the tail. You will want to increase the number of chains as you go around so create a feathered look. The tip of the tail should have the most chains.

Crocheted Buttercup (Toy Story 3)

Materials:
1. Cream, black, white, gold, blue, pink and various rainbow colors of your choice.
2. Darning needle
3. Stuffing
4. Scissors
5. Size G crochet hook
6. Size F crochet hook

Remember to stuff your doll along the way.

Body (Size G):
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
7. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (42)
8. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (48)
9. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (54)
10. (1sc in next 8st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (60)
11. (1sc in next 9st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (66)
12. (1sc in next 10st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (72)
13. 1sc in each st. For 28 rows. (72)
14. (1sc in next 10st. Sc2tog) x 6. (66)
15. (1sc in next 9st. Sc2tog) x 6. (60)
16. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog) x 6. (54)
17. (1sc in next 7st. Sc2tog) x 6. (48)
18. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog) x 6. (42)
19. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog) x 6. (36)
20. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog) x 6. (30)
21. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog) x 6. (24)
22. (1sc in next 2st. Sc2tog) x 6. (18)
23. (1sc in next st. Sc2tog) x 6. (12)
24. Remember to stuff the body before you close.
25. Sc2tog x 6. FO. Sew gap closed.

Legs (Size G) – Make 4
1. With cream color. Create 35 stitches per leg. If you need help watch this video on picking up stitches: Picking up stitches.
2. 1sc in each st. For 22 rows.
3. Change to gold color. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. (35)
4. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog) x 5. (30)
5. Remember to stuff the legs before you close.
6. Sc2tog until gap is small enough to sew closed. FO.

Neck (Size G)
1. With cream color. Create 50 stitches where the neck should be.
2. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (50)
3. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog) x 10. (40)
4. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. (40)
5. Stuff the neck and set aside as you work on the head.

Head (Size G)
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle.
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
7. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (42)
8. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (48)
9. 1sc in each st. For 15 rows. (48)
10. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (54)
11. 1sc in each st. For 16 rows.
12. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog) x 9. (45)
13. (1sc in next st. Sc2tog) x 15. (30)
14. Stuff before you close.
15. Sc2tog until gap is small enough to sew closed.

Bottom lip (Size G)
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
7. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (42)
8. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (48)
9. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (54)
10. 1sc in next 8st. 2sc in st. 1sc in next 8st.
11. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in next 18st.
12. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. FO.
13. With pink color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
14. 2sc in each st. (12)
15. (1sc in st. 2sc in st) x 6. (18)
16. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
17. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
18. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
19. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (42)
20. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (48)
21. Change to cream color. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (54)
22. FO. Sew the two parts together. Stuff with just a little bit of stuffing before closing.
23. Sew the bottom lip to the head.

Horn (Size G)
1. With gold color. Create 16 stitches where the horn should be.
2. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows.
3. (1sc in next 2st. Sc2tog) x 4. (12)
4. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows.
5. (1sc in st. Sc2tog) x 4. (8)
6. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (8)
7. Sew closed. Optional: wrap metallic or shiny gold yarn around horn.

Ears (Size G) – Make 2
1. With cream color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. FO
4. With gold color. Chain 4.
5. 1sc in each chain starting in second chain from hook. (3)
6. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows.
7. Sc2tog until end. FO.
8. Sew gold piece on top of the cream part of the ear.
9. Sew on either side of the horn.

Hearts (Size F) – Make 2
1. With pink color. 6sc in magic circle.
2. Chain 3. 3tr, 3dc, chain 1, tr, chain 1, 3dc, 3tr, chain 3. Sl st into magic circle.
3. FO.
4. Sew onto face. Embroider a gold border around the hearts.

Eyes (Size F) – Make 2
1. With white color. 6sc in magic circle.
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. FO.
6. With black color. 6sc in magic circle. FO.
7. Sew black onto white. Sew the eyes onto the head. Then embroider a white circle onto the eyes to make them look more alive.

Upper Eyelids (Size F) – Make 2
1. With gold color. Chain 2.
2. 3sc in second chain from hook. (3)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 2sc in each st. (6)
4. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (9)
5. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (12)
6. FO. Sew on top of part of the eye.

Lower Eyelids (Size F) – Make 2
1. With gold color. Chain 13
2. Sew at the bottom part of the eye.

**Embroider the eyelashes. Also line the bottom of the top eyelid with brown yarn.**

Hair (Size G) – Make 15 or more
1. Chain 55.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in second chain from hook.
3. Your work should curl automatically as you start working on the first row. FO.
4. I did 5 for each color of the rainbow. You can do as many as you want and as many or as little colors as you want. Sew onto head.

Tail (Size G) – Make 9 or more
1. Chain 45.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in second chain from hook.
3. Your work should curl automatically as you start working on the first row. FO.
4. I did 3 for each color of the rainbow. You can do as many as you want and as many or as little colors as you want. Sew onto doll.