Chief Powhatan Crochet Pattern

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Happy July,

First, let me apologise again for the delay in posting this pattern. It took longer than expected to type everything up.

This month’s MIidi tier pattern is Chief Powhatan from Pocahontas. I decided to do things a little differently for this one and instead of using my Arlo doll base that I have used for all my other princes, I chose to create a new doll base and apply the new knowledge that I have when it comes to contouring to make a more sculpted male body.

This new doll base – named Benedict – has separate bum cheeks, pecks and more realistically defined legs. I only gave the Chief pecks as I wasn’t sure if the idea I had in my head would work, but now that I know it does I may have to think about a six pack – or at least a four pack! Another change that I made with this pattern is that with all the other human characters I have made using the avian our load all bases i used a 2.5mm hook whereas this time I opted for a 2mm2. Here is a comparison between the Benedict and Arlo doll bases.

Here is a comparison of the two doll bases:

This pattern is currently available to my Midi and Maxi tier patrons but once it has been tested and finessed it will no longer be available on my Patreon but in my online stores as a purchasable pattern.

Fun fact the head is the same pattern as my Arlo doll base with a few changes made to the chin. So that goes to show the size difference that can be achieved by using that is 0.5mm smaller and tighter tension.

The height is roughly the same a the Arlo base. and stands at approximately 11.5 inches / 29cm.

More about the customisation, this was easy because the clothing isn’t full or over complicated, he essentially is wearing skirt and Cape with a headdress. Chief Powhatan having a bare chest was the main reason I decided to upgrade my Arlo doll base, I am so happy that I did.

A stuffed toy on a white surface

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  • White felt *
  • T-shirt transfer paper *
  • Printer *
  • Iron *
  • 4ply mercerised cotton yarn (I used Scheepjes Catona in 506 Caramel, and 110 jet black if embroidering the eyesbrows))
  • DK acrylic yarn in white and grey
  • Black thread weight yarn for the hair (I used DMC Petra size 5)
  • 2mm crochet hook (for use with the 4ply yarn)
  • 2.5mm crochet (for use with the DK yarn)
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Cream, tan, brown felt and beige/grey felt
  • Fasteners (i.e. poppers, Velcro, buttons, etc.) approx. 5-7mm wide
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker

* These items are required if you plan to use the t-shirt transfer paper eye method.


A full 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)
  • TC – treble crochet (double 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
  • trINC – treble 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)
  • #in1DEC – the specified number of stitches in a decrease (invisible method) (e.g. 3in1DEC)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CC – colour change
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • TURN – 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 your little chief turn out? I hope that you are happy with the outcome. What do you think of the new doll base? Should I make the female equivalent?

Until the next post, happy crocheting!

Chantelle X

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