Shaymus the Leprechaun

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Shaymus the Leprechaun is ready for you to find him at the end of the rainbow. This finished doll is approximately 14 inches tall from the top of his hat to the bottom of his feet, and would make a great decoration for St. Patrick’s Day.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

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Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in fern, kelly green, lemon, fisherman and rust. Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in deep forest.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Pipe Cleaners (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With fisherman, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Hat:

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: In front loops only, sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 14-21: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Switch to deep forest.

Rows 22-24: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Rows 25-26: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 27: In back loops only, sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 28: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 29: Sc in each stitch around. (60 stitches)

Tie off. Use lemon yarn to sew buckle onto hat. Pull hat onto head and get it where you want it. Figure out the placement of his eyes, but don’t put the backs on yet. Sew hat onto head, then attach hair underneath hat so that it falls over the loops.

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Once you have the hat and hair on, make sure the eye placement is where you want it, and attach the backs. You can sew on a nose and/or mouth if you want to,  but I always choose to leave those off because it makes their expression more neutral. You can also use a bit of blush on their cheeks to give the face some color.

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Body:

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to deep forest.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 14-16: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to fisherman.

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Use lemon yarn to sew a buckle onto his belt. You can leave it as is, or you can attach fern on the bottom of his shirt and sc around twice to create the bottom cuff of his shirt. Sew head onto body.

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Arms:

With fisherman, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Rows 4-15: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. You can insert pipe cleaners in the arms if you want them to be poseable. You can leave it as is, or you can attach fern on the bottom of his sleeve and sc around once to separate the sleeve. Sew onto body.

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Legs:

With deep forest, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Rows 9-15: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. You can leave it as is, or you can attach deep forest on the top of his boots and sc around twice to create the cuff of his boot. Sew onto body.

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And there you have your finished leprechaun.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any dolls of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

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