Picture of Amigurumi: Voodoo Doll (Pin Cushion)
Make your own Amigurumi Voodoo Doll and use it as a pin cushion, or in your next ritual to bring misery to your mortal enemy. This is my own, original crochet pattern, and is suitable for beginner crocheters. I have included a photo for each round in the pattern, so you should find it very easy to follow, but if you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments section.

If you're a total newbie to crocheting, you may find my Instructable on How To Crochet: Amigurumi Basics very helpful. If you do not know how to make an adjustable Magic Ring, then click on the text link to learn how. You will need to make one for this instructable, but don't worry because they are super easy to make!

Lets continue on shall we?

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Step 1: Tools & Materials

Picture of Tools & Materials
50g (Medium Weight #4) Yarn, off-white (there will be some left over)
Small amount Red & black yarn
100% Polyester Fiber fill

Crochet Hook Size H (5mm) for main body, limbs and head
Crochet Hook Size E (3.5mm) for heart

2 small buttons for eyes
Safety Pin (for marking rounds)
Yarn needle

Step 2: Voodoo Doll: Legs

Picture of Voodoo Doll: Legs
Use an "H" (5mm) Crochet Hook.

Pattern - Legs (Make 2):

SC 8 in a Magic Ring

Round 1: SC INC around (16 total)
Round 2-4: SC around (16 each round)
Round 5: SC 2, DEC around, repeat (12 remain)
Round 6-7: SC around (12 each round)
Round 8: SC 2, DEC around, repeat (9 remain)
Round 9-16: SC around, FO (9 each round)

Stuff Legs: Evenly fill legs with polyester fiber (do not overstuff).

Sew Yarn Ends: Using a yarn needle, weave in (hide) yarn ends.

Sew Legs Together: Thread needle with yarn and sew together legs (see photo 6 for reference), finish off yarn end.

WUVIE2 years ago
One day I will have magic fingers like Canucksgirl.
One day I will learn to crochet. Sigh.

I just adore all of your projects!
canucksgirl (author)  WUVIE2 years ago
lol... You are too sweet.
If you want to learn, check out my ible on How to Crochet. Its actually much easier to do than you might think. Just start with a larger hook and thicker yarn to practice the basic stitches, and if you need help, just ask! I'd be happy to help you out.

I just finished a hat and mittens for a Christmas present. :-)
bajablue2 years ago
lol... voted... again!
canucksgirl (author)  bajablue2 years ago
hehe... Thanks... again! :-)
iceng3 years ago
You have been a busy beaver, I respect that !

But to work on the Dark Arts ª § Scary ;-þ
{As I'm tossing salt from the Utah flats over my shoulder }
Your juju is powerful indeed for such young fingers.

Of course the workwomenship and photo documenting is Outstanding.

canucksgirl (author)  iceng3 years ago
Thank you! and yes, I have been busy. 3 ibles in one day...

I hope my efforts and luck are worthy for the Amigurumi Challenge (otherwise my new friend may prove handy if I lose). ;)
lol... I just love this little guy... and I voted for you, too. I think you've got a winner here!!!!
canucksgirl (author)  bajablue2 years ago
:) Thanks. I made it as a finalist.... they finished judging at midnight, but they haven't posted the winners yet, so I'm still waiting to find out.
Wish tor you !!!!!!
canucksgirl (author)  iceng2 years ago
:) Thank you.

Patience truly is a virtue...
Another opinion :-)
canucksgirl (author)  iceng2 years ago
So much for patience (and luck)... I lost (again). :-(
Awaaa :-(

Been here since 2006 and never got close...............
canucksgirl (author)  iceng2 years ago
I wish I knew what I could have done better... My ible got more views than 4 of the winners, and I think I documented this project fairly well. Plus, it's my own pattern, whereas, some of the winners may have been "inspired" by other published patterns... (I'm not trying to sound bitter. It would just be nice to know more about how they judge projects).
You don't sound bitter... just perplexed. I am, too.

i have been working the dark art for 6 years and i'm 11 and i want to see if i can make your voodoo doll hurt my brothers LOL
why do you bother to hide your age if your going to tell people....?
Jeez, I was joking! Anyway why do I care, half these people live in usa.
wow your so talented mine are terible compared to yours your amazing
canucksgirl (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
Thank you. I'm sure yours are great. When you make a new one, remember to post an instructable on it (you might also get featured and they'll give you free Pro Membership for it).
i have just made a one if you would like to see it =)
p.s thanks for the nice comment
canucksgirl (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
Sure! (and you're welcome).
canucksgirl (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
bajablue3 years ago
oh... oh.... it's just a harmless pin cushion.

whew... you had me skeered for a second! ;-D
canucksgirl (author)  bajablue3 years ago
hahaha... it's multi-purpose. ;)
Consider this project voted for... and the rating system finally showed it's elusive self, too. It's gonna be a great day! ;-D
canucksgirl (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thanks for the vote and the rating! I appreciate it. So yes, it looks like it will be a great day. (I hope the sun is shining for you also). ;)
De nada, cg. Warm and sunny in my neighborhood, too! ;-)
Same here.
That is awesome! And the directions are fantastic. :D
canucksgirl (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks Jessy! Its the very first crochet pattern that I have ever written, so I was hoping to get some comments about the instructions. I hoped that grouping the photos would make it easier to follow (and be less overwhelming).

Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it! ;)
I like the way you grouped photos, it does make it easier to follow (I bet that took a lot of time to put together), Nicely done!
canucksgirl (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks! Yes, it took quite a while to do. I ended up using exactly 100 photos for just this instructable.

Then I also wrote the Magic Ring ible and the How to Crochet ible at the same time.... I took a crazy number of photos to get all three done.

Thanks for commenting! :)
monsterlego3 years ago
I cant decide if this is cute or just plain creepy.
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
haha.... Since its a Voodoo Doll, I guess its a little of both. ;)