Dopey Crochet Tutorial

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Happy June!

This month’s Midi tier pattern is Dopey from Snow White.

As I did with Sleepy, I started off with the base pattern that I created for Grumpy and then made some alterations. The biggest change was to the shape of the head and the jacket.

Overall, I am very happy with how everything turned out. There was some slight contouring done to the jawline and to create a nose crevice but this was minimal due to the stiffness of the cotton yarn.

Unlike with Grumpy and Sleepy, Dopey does not have a beard so it was more important to try and get the facial details right. The only thing that I would do differently is to stitch, rather than to glue on the eyebrow edges. I think that they would appear to be more seamless if they were stitched on.

Also, with Dopey I did the sleeves a little different. previously to keep that ribbed effect that is created from chaining and turning your work, I crocheted the sleeves separately and attached them afterwards. This time I just crocheted the sleeves directly onto the jacket.

To compete Dopey there is very minimal sewing required for this pattern, making the assembly process quick and very straightforward.

Dopey’s overall dimensions are 7.5 inches tall (including the hat) and 6 inches wide with the arms stretched out.

  • 4ply yarn (Scheepjes Catona 502 Camel, 162 Black Coffee, 247 Bluebird 282 Ultraviolet, 512 Lime, 255 Shell, 519 Fresia and 110 Jet Black, )
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Black, white, blue and camel/brown felt
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft wire
  • Pliers
  • 3 or 4 fasteners/poppers (you could also use velcro if you prefer)
  • Pins (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)

A list of the abbreviations that I use in my patterns:

  • 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
  • hdcINC – half double crochet increase (half treble increase English)
  • dcINC – double crochet increase (treble increase English)
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • DEC – invisible decrease
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method (I tend to use this method when decreasing in the back loop)
  • *_______* 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 the end and beginning of the row
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches to line up and get the right placement
  • FO – fasten off


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I hope that this pattern was easy to follow.

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Until the next post, happy crocheting!

Chantelle X

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