Madga The Witch: Free Crochet Witch Plushie Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

Happy Halloween, friends! You may have noticed that I’m a big fan of the spooky and cute around this time of year. I already have patterns up for Frankie Stein, a vampire, a devil, a voodoo doll, and now it’s time to welcome our very own crochet witch! Meet Magda, the youngest potions master in her coven and possibly the sweetest witch you’ll ever know.

Magda’s story is an odd one. She doesn’t really know where she’s from or how she found herself living with a elderly witch in the woods, but she knows that witch was kind and always looked out for her. She gave Magda a home and taught her everything she knew about herbs and potions and spells and all kinds of magic. Soon, Magda became the most talented potion brewer in the coven they belonged to. Potion making was a lot like baking, and Magda loved trying out new recipes, especially when she’s found all the plants needed from the woods around her home.

The pattern for Magda, our little crochet witch, is an easy one. I used simple shapes and basic stitches (single and double crochets only) to form her outfit and her body. I think this would be a fun pattern to add accessories and charms to so I left the outfit simple enough that you can add on other things, like beads and glitter.

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 11″ tall (14″ with hat)
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

Magda the Crochet Witch Pattern

Head:

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), create a magic loop, and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-17: SC around for 10 rounds. Insert safety eyes to round 5 after the last increase round, about 5 stitches apart. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 18: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 20: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 21: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 22: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 23: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

Body:

Round 1: The body and dress of this crochet witch are one piece. With yarn in black, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-12: SC around for 5 rounds.

Rounds 13-15: Switch to purples and SC around for 3 rounds.

Round 16: Slip stitch around loosely. This creates the ridge we’ll build the skirt on later.

Round 17: Work into round 15, not the slipped stitches for this round. *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Rounds 20-21: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 23-24: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 25: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Dress:

Round 1: Attach a new piece of purple yarn to the slip stitched round of the body by slippng your hook under a stitch and working chain 2. DC twice into the same space. Work 3 DC into each slipped stitch around and slip stitch to the top of the chain 2 to finish the round (126).

Round 2-6: Chain 2, DC around, slip stitch to the top of the chain 2. Repeat for 5 rounds. Then BO and weave in the end

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-7: SC around for 5 rounds.

Rounds 8-21: Switch to purple yarn and SC around for 14 rounds. Then BO leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2):

Round 1: With black yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-8: SC around for 6 rounds.

Rounds 9-30: Switch to green and SC for 22 rounds, alternating between green and black every 2 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hat:

Round 1: A crochet witch needs a witchy hat! With yarn in black, create a magic loop, and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Rounds 2-3: SC around for 2 rounds. (6)

Round 4: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 5-6: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 7: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 8-9: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 10: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Rounds 11-12: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 13: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Rounds14-15: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 16: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Rounds 17-18: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 19: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 20-21: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 22: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 23-24: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 25: SC around for 1 round through FLO.

Round 26: Chain 2, *DC 7, inc* around (54).

Round 27: DC around for 1 round and bind off.

Trim: I added a little bit of trim to the hat by using green yarn and working 1 round of slip stitch around the base of the hat, before the DC rounds for the brim. Bind off and weave in the ends.

Hair:

For the hair, cut lengths of black yarn about 9-10 inches long ( you cn make them longer for longer hair). Then use your hook to pick a spot on the head where you want to attach the hair, fold the yarn in half, loop it over the hook, and pull up a loop. YO the ends and pull them through the loop.

Continue adding hair all the way around the head until you’re happy with the fullness and trim the ends to neaten it up. I left the top of the head bald because the hat will cover that anyways.

Assembly

Now that we have all the parts of our crochet witch done, we can start assembling her! Add stuffing to the legs, body, and arms if you haven’t already. Then use the tail yarn you left to sew the arms onto the body. Use the tail yarn from the legs to attach the legs to the body. It helps to use pins to hold everything in place as you sew.

This is before I added the hair!

Next, use the tail from the body to attach the head, going through one space on the body to one space on the head. Embroider on a nose with small stitches and the same yarn as the head. Finally, use hot glue to secure the hat in place on her head, adding a little bit of stuffing to help the hat stay up. You can also stitch this in place if you like.

I hope you liked this crochet witch pattern and please share your pictures if you make her! Tag me on Instagram @_theblueelephants so I can find it, and anything else you make with my patterns. I adore how Magda turned out, especially that dress! I will definitely be using a similar look for my Christmas plushies coming up.

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Kim Matthews October 31, 2020 - 6:49 pm

She’s adorable! Thanks so much for sharing her.

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