Jessie Crochet Tutorial

Happy May!

This month’s Mini tier pattern is Jessie from Toy Story.

I used the same techniques that I used to make Woody which made this project so quick to make. Jessie did turn out a little smaller than I intended (which is a first!). When I remake her I plan to lengthen her arms, legs and body. This will not be complicated as I just have to add a couple extra continuous rows. Also, I am happy with the size of Jessie’s head but her head needs to be rounder. Once I had finished thread contouring the face, her head resembled more of an oval. I will take this into account the next time that I make her.

For the shirt and cuff detail, I initially drew the pattern onto yellow felt using a red colouring pencil. This method worked well with Stinky Pete when drawing straight lines. However, the outcome wasn’t neat or sharp enough when drawing curves. The lines were quite blurred and I just wasn’t happy with the way that it looked. If you have a red fabric marker this method could possibly work for you. In the end, I decided to Iron the pattern onto the yellow felt using t-shirt transfer paper. This gave such a better finished look. You could also embroider this detail on if you prefer but I went with the method that saved me the most time.

Felt was used for the eyes and the eyebrows were needle felted on. The shirt buttons and buckle were made using Fimo polymer clay. The hair strands were attached individually using yarn. As with the shirt and cuff detail, the cow print on the trousers were also made using t-shirt transfer paper. If you have cow print fabric you could just use that instead.

Included in this tutorial is a downloadable PDF template with the patterns for the shirt and trouser details.

Jessie’s overall dimensions are 9.5 inches/24cm tall and 3 inches/8cm wide (9 inches/23cm with the arms extended).

Materials
  • DK yarn (denim blue, white, nude, brown, dark orange, dark red and black)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Yellow, white, black, green, brown and red felt
  • T-shirt transfer paper
  • Thin white felt
  • Brown wool roving (optional, you can just embroider they eyebrows)
  • Needle felting needle (optional)
  • Craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Gold, silver and off-white/cream polymer clay
  • Pins (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
Abbreviations
  • 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 English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • #DCin1 – the specified number of DC in the same stitch (i.e. 3DCin1)
  • #HDCin1 – the specified number of HDC in the same stitch (i.e. 3HDCin1)
  • hdcINC – half double crochet increase
  • dcINC – double crochet increase
  • DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CC – colour change
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
  • = # ROWS – repeat the stitch sequence for the row the specified number of times e.g. 32SC (32) = 5 ROWS
  • FO – fasten off
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You are now complete.

How did you find this pattern? Have you made any of the other character from my Toy Story series? Check out Woody and Buzz. If you do make any characters I would love to see them. Send me pictures or tag/mention me on social media.

Until the next post – Happy Crocheting!!!

Chantelle X

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