The second pattern release for this month is Princess Daisy. I figured that if Mario gets his gal, Luigi should too! Also because Daisy was very easy to make. All I had to do was copy my Princess Peach pattern and make a few adjustments along the way. Aside from the obvious colour changes, these adjustments were primarily to the dress, arms and hair.
Despite making numerous mistakes on this project I am still very happy with how she turned out. The first mistake that I made is forgetting to do the colour change to yellow at the legs. Thankfully once I did the skirt of the dress this error was hidden.
The second mistake that I made was with the arms. I got a little bit too caught up in following the Princess Peach pattern, so I did Daisy with long gloves when she, in fact, has short gloves. So although the picture below will show Daisy with long gloves, if you follow the written pattern she will have the correct short gloves.
I have also attached the eye PDF file to this post. The PDF has the eyes for Mario, Luigi, Peach and Daisy if you decide to do the T-shirt transfer paper method.
Some of the pictures below show the process while making Peach because the method is the same and I forgot to take the same pictures when making Daisy. This shouldn’t however have an impact on the help that the picture is able to provide.
A tip for the hands: As with the Princes Peach pattern, the fingers can tend to curl up and/or bend in the wrong direction. A way to prevent this is to stiffen them by using starch.
This doll is not fully wired but does have a wire through the body and neck to keep the head up. Princess Daisy’s overall finished height is 11.5 inches.
- DK yarn (dark yellow, orange, white, nude, brown)
- 3mm crochet hook
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- Black, white, blue, green and baby pink felt
- Felt glue
- Pins (optional)
- Stitch marker (optional)
- MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
- SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
- HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
- DC – double crochet (treble crochet English)
- INC – single crochet increase
- hdcINC – half double crochet increase (half treble crochet increase English)
- #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
- DEC – invisible decrease
- hdcDEC – half double crochet decrease (2tog – two stitches together method) (half treble crochet decrease English)
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- CC – colour change
- CH – chain stitches
- CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
- SS – slip stitch
- SSJ – slip stitch join
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- FO – fasten off
You are now complete.
If you have already made Princess Peach you should have found this easier to make. Either way, I hope that you are happy with the finished look of your Princess Daisy.
That is it for this months Super Mario pattern releases. Next months patterns being released will be for Baby Bowser and Bowser. Bowser will definitely be an interesting project to make and will likely have a magnitude of bits to sew on – so just be prepared!
Until the next post, happy crocheting!