Introduction: How to Crochet, the Man Himself, Donald Trump

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The political debates and protests coming to a close, I decided it was time to put aside our differences and do what all of you love, I assume because you're reading this, and crochet. I had just finished up my last crochet project and seeing as I'm on winter break, I have nothing to do. I decided I haven't ever tried to make a crochet pattern before so I looked on the internet for some ideas and then I saw Donald Trump in an add and I thought, "Hey, that would be a pretty cool thing to make," since he's going to be our new commander and chief. This was a really fun thing to make and have with me. I think a cool part about this is that when you make this doll you can change the hair, skin, or clothes colors as you please. The clothes are even made to be taken on and off. Even if you’re not a Donald Trump fan you can change what you choose the doll to look like.

Level: Intermediate → I recommend at least some experience crocheting to have knowledge of reading patterns.

* Read Pattern before starting

Meanings

Inc - Increase

slp st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dec - decrease

dc - double crochet

nxt - next

st(s) - stitch(es)

rpt - repeat

2x - two times/do it twice

evry - every

Rnd - round

ch - chain

dec in nxt 2 sc = sc2tog

Finishing off: Cut string usually long enough to sew onto another piece for appropriate circumstances and pull the string through the hole that is around the crochet hook. This makes a knot and won’t allow any work to be pulled out.

* The number on the end of each rnd is how many crochet stitches you should have in a row or around.

Sewing notes:

- When sewing (in general for all sewing), sew twice into each loop/sc to make the sewn part look like its own sc row and not look like sewing. Only sew single/once on each sc on suit jacket under the arms to avoid thick underarms that will not let the jacket stay by the sides of the body.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

- Crochet hook size H/8-5.00MM

- Crochet needle (for sewing yarn)

- Round marker/holder

- Medium and small size “snap” eyes (small optional)

- Scissors

- Small crochet hook (for end of pattern) size U/3-3.25MM

- Poly Fill Stuffing - Premium Polyester Fiberfill

Yarn

- Skin, Mouth, Nose, Ears, Body = Red Heart Super Saver - Beige (tan) - Medium 4

- Undershirt = White - Medium 4

- Tie = Caron Simply Soft - Autumn Red - Medium 4

- Suit, Pants, Mouth = Caron Simply Soft - Dark Country Blue - Medium 4

- Hair, Eyebrows = Red Heart Super Saver - Lemon - Medium 4

Step 2: Head and Body

Picture of Head and Body

Magic circle with 6 sc inside

* Put marker in last sc (6th sc)

* When you get to it, put marker in front of face so you know where it is.

Rnd 1: Inc 2 sc in each sc (12)

Rnd 2: Inc 2 sc in each sc (24)

Rnd 3: Sc 4, dec in nxt 2 sc, rpt (20)

Rnd 4: Sc 4, inc 2 sc in sc, sc 4, rpt (24)

Rnd 5-10: Rpt Rnd 3 and 4 alternating (24)

Rnd 11: 4 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 4 sc, dec in nxt 3 sc, 2 sc, dec in nxt 3 sc, 4 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 4 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc

Rnd 12: Slp st 6, 1 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc, 10 slp st *This is in attempt to make a chin

Rnd 13: 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 4 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (14)

Rnd 14: dec in nxt 2 sc (2x), dec in nxt 2 sc in back sts (2x), dec in nxt 2 sc (3x) (7)

Rnd 15-17: Sc in evry st around (7)

Rnd 18: 2 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (9)

Rnd 19: 2 sc, inc 2 sc (2x), 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (2x) (13)

Rnd 20: 2 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (4x), 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (4x) (21)

Rnd 21: 4 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (3x), 7 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (3x), 4 sc (27)

Rnd 22: 5 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (5x), 8 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (5x), 4 sc (37)

Rnd 23: 7 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (6x), 11 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (7x), 6 sc (50)

Rnd 24-26: Sc in evry sc (50)

Rnd 27: 10 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (3x), 19 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (3x), 9 sc (44)

Rnd 28: 11 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 20 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 9 sc (42)

Rnd 29: 9 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x), 17 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x), 8 sc (38)

Rnd 30: 6 sc, sc in 7th and 15th sts (skip over 7 sts), 10 sc, sc in 26th and 34th sts (skip over 7 sts), 4 sc (23)

Rnd 31-37: Sc in evry st around (23) Rnd 38: 6 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (4x), 8 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (4x), 1 sc (31)

Finish: Slp st into 3 sc, cut off 2 feet and pull string through hole/finish off

Head and Body Sewing notes:

- When sewing arms and legs to the body, sew 3/4ths around then fill empty parts with stuffing.

- Right before sewing all together make two knots weaving into any sc on the body to make sure it stays then pull through the waist and fix any holes caused by the chaining in previous rnds.

Step 3: Legs

Picture of Legs

Legs

Magic circle with 7 sc inside

* Put marker in last sc (7th sc)

Rnd 1: Inc 2 sc in each sc (12)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, rpt around (18)

Rnd 3: 2 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, rpt around (24)

Rnd 4: Sc in evry sc around (24)

Rnd 5: 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, rpt around (6x), 6 sc (18)

Rnd 6: Dec in nxt 2 sc (6x), 6 sc (12)

Rnd 7-16: Sc in each sc (12)

Left Leg

* Fill foot with stuffing before these rnds.

Rnd 17: 4 slp st, ch 1, 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (2x), 3 sc (14)

Rnd 18: 4 slp st, ch 1, 10 sc (14)

Rnd 19: 4 slp st, ch 2, 10 sc (14)

Finish off

Right Leg

* Fill foot with stuffing before these rnds.

Rnd 17: Inc 2 sc in sc (2x), 5 sc, 4 slp st, 1 sc (14)

Rnd 18: 9 sc, 4 slp st, ch 1, 1 sc (14)

Rnd 19: 9 sc, 4 slp st, ch 2, 1 sc (14)

Finish: 4 sc, 2 slp st, finish off

Sew feet together first then as one piece, then to the body.

Step 4: Arms

Picture of Arms

Magic circle with 7 sc inside

* Put marker in last sc (7th sc)

Rnd 1: Inc 2 sc in each sc (14)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, rpt around (21)

Rnd 3: Dec in nxt 2 sc, rpt around, 1 sc in last (11)

Rnd 4: Dec in nxt 2 sc, 1 sc, rpt around (7)

Rnd 5-13: Sc in evry sc (7)

Rnd 14: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (2x), 1 sc, 3 slp st (9)

Rnd 15: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (4x), 1 sc, 4 slp st (14)

Finish: Tie off (cut off string and tie)/ finish off

Step 5: White Undershirt

Picture of White Undershirt

Rnd 1: Ch 30 (30)

Rnd 2: Sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc all the way across (29)

Ch 1, turn... (ch 1, turn→at the end of each row)

Rnd 3-10: Sc across (29)

Rnd 11-18: 5 sc, turn, continue (5)

Rnd 19: Inc 2 sc in sc (3x), 2 sc (8)

Rnd 20: 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (5x) (13)

Finish off

Back Piece

Rnd 1: Skip 3 sc from 5 sc/front piece on the 29 sc row and add new row, 13 sc (13)

Ch 1, turn...

Rnd 1-11: Sc in evry sc across (13)

Rnd 12: 5 sc, 3 slp st, 5 sc

Rnd 13-15: Ch 1, turn, 5 sc (5)

Finish off

Left (the doll’s left) front piece

* Crochet semi-loose, not a lot

Rnd 1: Start new row, slp st into end of long piece of 29 sc on the other end to make new front piece like the first one made.

Ch 1, turn…

Rnd 1-8: 5 sc across (5)

Rnd 9: Inc 2 sc in sc (3x), 2 sc (8)

Rnd 10: 3 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (5x) (13)

Rnd 11: 8 slp st, 5 sc (13)

Rnd 12: 5 sc (5)

Rnd 12-14: 5 sc (5)

Finish off

Sew the front together like it was buttoned up as a buttoned up shirt. After sewing, you can put little snap eyes on the look like buttons.

Step 6: Tie

Picture of Tie

Rnd 1: Ch 2, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (1)

Ch 1, turn…

Rnd 2: Inc 2 sc in sc (2)

Rnd 3: Inc 2 sc in sc (2x) (4)

Rnd 4: Sc in evry sc (4)

Rnd 5: Dec in nxt 2 sc (2x) (2)

Rnd 6-15: Sc in evry sc (2)

Rnd 16: Inc 2 sc in sc (2x) (4)

Rnd 17: Sc in evry sc (4)

Finish off: Leave tail to sew under collar. If desired, sew long piece of string throughout the tie to make it less flimsy and less likely to twist around.

Step 7: Pants

Picture of Pants

Rnd 1: Ch 18 (18)

Rnd 2: Join 1st ch with slp st, sc in 1st ch, sc in evry ch around * Leave marker to keep track of rows/rnds (18)

Rnd 2-15: Sc all the way around (18)

Rnd 16: Inc 2 sc in sc (3x), 15 sc (21)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, 15 sc (15)

Rnd 18: Ch 14, slp st into beginning of the ch on last rnd, put a marker

Rnd 19: Sc in evry sc and ch that make a loop, rnd ends at the 1st sc, put marker

Rnd 19-24: Sc in evry sc around (29)

Finish: 2 slp st, leave small tail to sew into pants

Left leg

Rnd 1: Ch 18 (18)

Rnd 2: Join 1st ch, sc in 1st ch, sc all the way around (18)

Rnd 2-15: Sc in evry sc around (18)

Finish: 2 slp st, finish off

* On picture of sewn back of pants, sew left side and finish off, slp st and make mini row then sew bottom to top.

Step 8: Suit Jacket

Picture of Suit Jacket

Rnd 1: Ch 34

Rnd 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across (33)

Rnd 2-13: Sc in evry sc (33)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, ch 1, turn (7)

Ch 1, turn…

Rnd 14-15: Sc in evry sc (7)

Rnd 16: Inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc (8)

Rnd 17: Sc in evry sc (8)

Rnd 18: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc (9)

Rnd 19: 7 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 1 sc (10)

Rnd 20: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 8 sc (11)

Rnd 21: 7 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x) (9)

Rnd 22: Dec in nxt 2 sc, 7 sc (8)

Rnd 23: Sc across (8)

Rnd 24: Inc 2 sc in sc, 7 sc (9)

Rnd 25: 7 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (8)

Rnd 26: 1st sc very tight, sc across (8)

Rnd 27: 7 sc, tight 1 sc (8)

Rnd 28: Tight 1 sc, 7 sc (8)

Rnd 29: Inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc, 1 sc very tight (9)

Finish off

Left Front of Suit

Rnd 1: 7 sc into the other side of long piece slp st/beginning on the end of the long piece

Rnd 2: Sc in evry sc (7)

Rnd 3: Inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc (8)

Rnd 4: Sc in evry sc (8)

Rnd 5: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc (9)

Rnd 6: 7 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 1 sc (10)

Rnd 7: 1 sc, inc 2 sc in sc, 8 sc (11)

Rnd 8: 7 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x) (9)

Rnd 9: Dec in nxt 2 sc, 7 sc (8)

Rnd 10: Sc across (8)

Rnd 11: Inc 2 sc in sc, 7 sc (9)

Rnd 12: 7 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (8)

Rnd 13: 1st sc very tight, sc across (8)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, tight 1 sc (8)

Rnd 15: Tight 1 sc, 7 sc (8)

Rnd 16: Inc 2 sc in sc, 6 sc, 1 sc very tight (9)

Finish off * Tail MUST be a little shorter than tail on 1st front side made to tell the difference between them (left and right).

Back

Rnd 1: slp st new/make new row into 2 sc away from the last piece made, 15 sc on long piece (15)

Rnd 1-3: Sc in evry sc (15)

Rnd 4: Inc 2 sc in sc, 13 sc, inc 2 sc in sc (17)

Rnd 5-9: Sc in evry sc (17)

Rnd 10: 8 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 7 sc (16)

Finish off

Suit Jacket Sewing notes:

Sew 8 sc furthest from last tight sc to 8 sc on back piece. Do for both front sides. Use tail from back piece to sew “left front” onto “back.” Tail from “left front: will be used to sew into next piece

*** There should be a gap at the neck part of the jacket on the “back.” In the two sc closest to the gap, slp st new and inc 2 sc in sc (2x), ch 1, turn, 4 sc, finish off. Leave tail to sew to other parts of collar. Sew both sides of little piece to collar.

Step 9: Jacket Sleeves

Picture of Jacket Sleeves

Rnd 1: Ch 13, slp st into other end to make circle

Rnd 2: Sc in evry ch (13) Put marker

Rnd 2-17: Sc around (13)

Ch 1, turn...

Rnd 18-24: Ch 1, turn, 10 sc (10) Take marker out

Rnd 25: 4 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 4 sc (9)

Rnd 26: 2 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x), 3 sc (7)

Rnd 27: 2 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc, 3 sc (6)

Rnd 28: 1 sc, dec in nxt 2 sc (2x), 1 sc (4)

Rnd 29: Dec in nxt 2 sc (2x) (2)

Rnd 30: 2 sc (2)

Finish off: Leave long tail

Step 10: Face

Picture of Face

Nose

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 1 sc in 1st ch (1)

Rnd 2-3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc (1)

Finish off: Sew onto face, put stuffing if desired

Ears

Magic circle with 6 inside

Finish off

Mouth

- With the blue, cut a string and tie two ends to crocheted yarn where the face should be, then make knots around the skin yarn and pull the rest of the blue string through the face and cut.

- Do the same with the skin color above and below the blue

- (You can use white for teeth appearance instead of blue) Eyes Use eyes that snap together (craft stores have them)

Hair

- Cut a piece of yarn twice as long as your pointer finger

  • Pull the string through the back of top of head and make a knot at the top and with one side of the string, pull the knot inside the head.
  • Get a small crochet hook and find a part of the hair colored string inside the head and pull it out with the small crochet hook. When you pull it out, keep it there until you get a piece of yarn about double your pointer finger and use a needle to pull half of it through the loop created with the crochet hook and under the hair colored piece on top of the head. Make two knots and let the strand hang there for the hair. Repeat multiple times across the piece of string. Then make two more “root” pieces on the sides and in the back and let them hang down. The hair can be cut later according to how you like.
  • In the back I pulled little pieces of yarn through the “skin” with the small crochet hook and didn’t knot them just to fill in the area.

Eyebrows

- Cut a string as long as your pointer finger. Pull the string through the part of the head above the eyes and make a knot and with one side of the string, pull the knot inside the face.

I hope this pattern wasn’t too difficult and you enjoy your crochet doll :)

This pattern is not to be reproduced, sold, or copied. The item made from this pattern may not be sold.

Comments

seamster (author)2017-01-06

Very well done on the doll, as well as the great detail in your instructions. Congrats on sharing your first instructable too! :)

KatelinT (author)seamster2017-01-08

I was kind of nervous to post something at first, and yes, it took some time to put together. Thank you, it means a lot.

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