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A year ago I promised my bestest best friend that I'd give her niece, also my goddaughter, an amigurumi doll of her favorite Monster High character: Draculaura on her birthday.  I was hoping she'd ask for Lagoona Blue or Rochelle Goyle. But oh well, I guess the black and pink combo is really that hard to resist. 

So a year passed and my goddaughter celebrated her birthday last May and I gave her promised Draculaura amigurumi just... Now. O_O [Dun! Dun! Duuuun!!!] I know! I know! quite a cruel thing to make a little girl wait that long, but unfortunately it couldn't be helped. Again, there was my documentary I needed to finish, a second job, boxing, (A girl needs to maintain her figure you know ^o^) and etc. There was really a lot on my plate. Thankfully my goddaughter is a forgiving, sweet, little girl 'coz otherwise yikes!!! XD

So with months of designing and whatnot, I came up with the perfect Draculaura amigurumi. I had a little help from Mia Zamora Johnson's Margarita doll pattern as my base. Unlike my other projects that used Margarita, this time I almost completely reconstructed it and the only part that was closest to the original are the feet, which I used to make the boots.
     
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DRACULAURA
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1o - Chiffon (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Bubblegum (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #32 - Wild Berry (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #99 - Fossil (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #247 - Cloud (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Pink
           - Black
           - White
           - Magenta
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1 st

HEAD
(Chiffon)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10-15: sc around (45)
Rnd 16: 14sc, 4hdcinc, 9hdc, 4hdcinc, 14sc (53)
Rnd 17: 14sc, 4dec, 9sc, 4dec, 14sc (45)
Rnd 18: 7sc-dec (40)
Rnd 19: 6sc-dec (35)
Rnd 20: 5sc-dec (30)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (25)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (20)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Cut out black and magenta felt for the eyes

*Cut out tiny heart from pink felt and glue below left eye
*Put a little blush on the cheeks


HAIR CAP 
(Raven)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10: sc around (45)
*Work in rows
Row 11: 27sc, ch1-turn (27)
Row 12: dec, 23sc, dec, ch1-turn (25)
Row 13-18: sc across, ch1-turn (25)
Row 19: dec, 21sc, dec (23)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the head

HAIR

(
Raven/Pamplemousse)
*Cut strands of 
Raven and Pamplemousse about twice the length of the doll

*Follow my favorite hair tutorial to attach the strands on the hair cap
*Use a picture reference of Draculaura to perfectly copy the bangs and double ponytail hairstyle

BOOTS (2x)
(Bubblegum)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc, 1hdcinc, inc, 4sc (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 2hdcinc, inc, 5sc (14)
Rnd 4: 3sc, 2dec, 7sc (12)
Rnd 5: 2sc, 2dec, 6sc (10)
Rnd 6: FLO, sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

LEGS (2x)
(
Fossil)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on BLO of Rnd 6 of legs

Rnd 7-11: sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, stitch them together
*Make sure the legs are slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front 
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(
Cloud)

Rnd 12: 5sc-inc (21)
(Snow)
Rnd 13: 6sc-inc (24)
Rnd 14: BLO, sc around (24)
(Wild Berry)
Rnd 15: sc around (24)
Rnd 16: BLO, 4sc-dec (20)
Rnd 17: sc around (20)
Rnd 18: 2sc-dec (15)
Rnd 19-22: sc arouns (15)
FO, weave in ends
*Use Snow to embroider buttons on the body

SHIRT TAIL
(Wild Berry)
*Connect yarn to FLO of Rnd 16 of the body
*11hdc, [1hdc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch, 1sl, 1hdc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch] 1o hdc (24)
FO, weave in ends

SKIRT
(Snow)
*Connect yarn to FLO of Rnd 14 of the body
Rnd 1: inc around (48)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (72)
FO, weave in ends

BOW
(Snow)
16ch
Rnd 1: dc on 4th ch, dc across (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the top of the body, right below the head


ARMS 2x
(Chiffon)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
(Fossil)
Rnd 3: FLO, inc, [1sc-inc] 2x (8)
Rnd 4: sc around (8)
Rnd 5: 2sc-dec (6)
Rnd 6-8: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

This cutie gift might've been a little delayed (Okay, maybe more than a "little"), but it was worth the wait for my goddaughter. She really loved it. Phew! Another little girl satisfied. ^^ 

Hmm... Maybe I'll make one for myself. My very own Rochelle Goyle. Yes... Excellent. Bwahahaha! OvO



Copyright: Draculaura is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Mia Zamora Johnson's Margarita doll pattern. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 


Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

10 Comments:

  1. She is just perfect, no wonder she was so happy with her! I'm 24 and am going to make one for myself ;). Rochelle would........rock! Sorry...I'll go now :/

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    1. What? That definitely sounds awesome! Go rock that Rochelle Goyle amigurumi. ^^

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  2. Hi! I love the pattern, but I'm Spanish and I don't understand some words: FLO, BLO, FO, BO. Could you explain the meaning? Thank you.

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    1. FLO means you work on the front loop of a stitch, the one that's facing you and BLO means working on the back loop, which is the stitch facing the inside. FO means to fasten off and end the pattern. Sorry, but I don't think there's any BO abbreviation. Could it be a typo? I hope this helps. ^^

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  3. how tall and wide she ment to be please think mine coming out big :)

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    1. It's about an 8-inch tall doll. I can't exactly pinpoint how wide but I can say it has a very big head. ^^ Did you use a different hook or a thicker yarn?

      Sorry, I keep reminding myself to write the size of my amigurumis but I just keep forgetting. I'll try to remember next time.

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  4. Do you have any of the other monster high dolls? I really loved doing this one... I'm gonna try to make them in other colors

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    1. Sorry, I haven't. I have other projects lined up and it might take a while before I make another character. T_T

      What character would you like to do?

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  5. The arm instructions seems a bit off

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