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Princess Poppy

For my niece's birthday this year, I asked her which character I should crochet for her and she answered Princess Poppy. Aaw! She's old enough that I don't need to ask her mom what she wants. My baby girl's all grown up... Time flies so fast. Sob!
Anyway, my other choice for her was Moana, but I guess she prefers tiny colorful beings that can't stop singing, dancing, and hugging every hour. Sigh! Trolls. O_O Moana would've been nice, but Princess Poppy is what my precious niece ordered so what can I do?

Once again I needed the assistance of my favorite doll pattern for the base: Serah Basnet's Cookie doll pattern. Unlike my previous princesses, this one I had to do some major adjustments. It was quite the challenge and I'm so relieved I pulled through, and just in time too. Yup! Perty darn proud of myself. Huehuehue!

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Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (4-5 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #32 - Wild Berry (5-6 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #34 - Raspberry (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #42 - Sapphire (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #249 - Parrot (1-2 skeins)
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Black thread
Felt cloth:
           - White 
Marker pens
Lacquer/transparent nail polish
Pink blush
Gold glitter
Pet Brush
Fiberfill stuffing
*trinc = 2tr in 1st
*sl2trinc = sl then 2tr in same st
*3sctog = dec 3sc together
*dcinc = 2dc in 1st
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*bo = bobble stitch


Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10-18: sc around (54)
Rnd 19: 17sc, 5hdinc, 10hdc, 5hdcinc, 17sc (64)
Rnd 2o: 17sc, 5dec, 10sc, 5dec, 17sc (54)
Rnd 21: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 22: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 23: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 24: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 25: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 26: 2sc-dec (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Draw the eyes with markers on the felt and spray with lacquer
*Use Wild Berry to stitch the eyebrows
*Put a little blush on the cheeks
*Dab some glue on the cheeks and sprinkle a tiny amount of gold glitter

EARS (2x)

Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch, sc around, ch1-turn (20)
Rnd 2: 2sc, 4hdc, 8dc, 4hdc, 2sc (20)
FO, leave tail for sewing


Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch, sc around (8)
Rnd 2: sc around (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)

Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc around (10)
Rnd 2: inc, 2sc, 3inc, 2sc, 2inc (16)
Rnd 3: inc, 4sc, 4inc, 4sc, 3inc (24)
Rnd 4: sc around (24)
Rnd 5: 7sc, 3dec, 11sc (21)
Rnd 6: 6sc, 3dec, 7sc, dec (17)
Rnd 7: 6sc, 2dec, 7sc (15)
Rnd 8-30: sc around (15)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (15)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, sl 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


Rnd 33: sc around (28)
Rnd 34: 1sc-inc (42)
Rnd 35-36: sc around (42)
Rnd 37-40: sc around (42)
Rnd 41: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 42: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 43-47: sc around (30)
Rnd 48: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 49-52: sc around (24)
Rnd 53: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 54: sc around (18)
FO, weave in ends


*Reconnect yarn and continue on FLO of Rnd 54 of the body
Rnd 1: sc around (18)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (27)
Rnd 3: 2hdc-hdcinc (36)
Rnd 4-8: hdc around (36)
Rnd 9: 3hdc-hdcinc (45)
Rnd 10-15: hdc around (45)
Rnd 16: 4hdc-hdcinc (54)
Rnd 17-21: sc around (54)
FO, weave in ends


Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: [sl, 4ch, hdc on 3rd ch, sc, sl on next st] 5x
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the bottom part of the dress
*Make sure the flowers are distributed around evenly


Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch on the dress a little farther down from the head
* Make sure it's centered
*Use Snow to stitch an "X" 


Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2) sc around (6)
FO, weave in ends


Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2-3) sc around (6)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing all the fingers, assemble and stitch them together with 2 stitches

*Continue to the hands/arms
*Reconnect yarn to the side of the pinky


Rnd 4: 1sc-inc (18)

Rnd 5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: [1sc-dec] 4x, bo, dec, 1sc, dec (12)
Rnd 7: 2sc-dec (9)
Rnd 8-22: sc around (9)
FO, weave in ends
*Stitch the body


(Wild Berry)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10: sc around (54)
*Work in rows
Row 11: 36sc, ch1-turn (36)
Row 12: dec, 32sc, dec, ch1-turn (34)
Row 13-18: sc across, ch1-turn (34)
Row 19: dec, 30sc, dec, ch1-turn (32)
Row 20-21: sc across, ch1-turn (32)
Row 22: dec, 28sc, dec, (32)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the head


(Wild Berry)
*Cut strands of Wild Berry that measures twice the body length of the doll
*Follow my often used hair tutorial to attach the strands on the hair cap 
*Use the pet brush to turn the yarn into fine hair

Okay now this is the tough part; pet brushing the yarn so it'd be silky soft like Princess Poppy's actual hair in the movie. This took a lot of patience, concrete commitment, and arm muscle 'coz it wasn't a a piece of cake. Definitely not. I'm telling you now, this is one of the hardest project I ever made and it's not because of the pattern but because of this blasted hair. Actually, about halfway through I was about this close [----] to scrapping the doll and redoing the whole thing. Her hair was turning out into a nightmare; full of tangles and getting shorter the more I brush it out. Yah... Now you know why Poppy's supposedly long hair is cut a bit short. It was soooo unintentional. O_O I wanted it to be longer, but circumstances was such a jerk so I had to settle with pixie-haired Poppy. -_- Well, at least she still turned out adorable. I guess the universe was still that kind to me. Hehehe! 

Does anyone know any technique that could pet brush yarn without getting it all tangled and resorting to emergency haircuts? I would love to hear any advice about this 'coz this took me in a whole new level of frustration.
Row 1:  hdc on 3rd ch, hdc across (51)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch it on the head, just a little above the hairline


Once again I borrowed June Gilbank's posy blossom pattern to add flowers to Princess Poppy's head band.

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I opted for the large blossoms, but if you want to change it up then it's totally okay.
My version is a little different from the actual Princess Poppy, but at least she still turned out cute. The short hair actually works on her. Sigh! Thank goodness. TvT

I was a little worried that my niece wouldn't like her since she's not an exact copy, but the moment I gave her the doll and her eyes lit up like stars I felt pretty darn proud of myself. I guess even with the erratic pauses from crocheting I was not able to lose my mojo. Yeah! I still got it. Phew! ^_^    

Copyright: Princess Poppy is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with a
daptation from Serah Basnet's Cookie, the amigurumi girl 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. ^^ 

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