Witchy is very unique crochet Fantirumi (Fantasy Amigurumi or doll)! She is designed to be made with a plastic Easter egg within her body which will hold a trinket or surprise of some sort inside for the recipient of this lovely gift.
I’ll be making two versions of Witchy.
The version on the left in the photo below will be made from Phildar Phil Cotton 3 – a 100% cotton weight fingering yarn with a size 2.75 mm (C) crochet hook. (If you are wondering where you can find the Phildar Phil Cotton, see our blog post on 100% Cotton Fingering Weight Yarn Resources.)
The version on the right in the photo below will be made from Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton – a 100% cotton medium worsted weight yarn and a size 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook.
Witchy is a Fantirumi (Fantasy Amigurumi) by Dutch designer Esther Emaar of Crochessie, you should really check out her patterns as they are beautiful! Esther’s crochet patterns are free as well as paid and are available in several languages.
Below is a photo of the completed crocheted bodies.
The crocheted body on the left, is done in two separate pieces, each one covering a section of the egg inside. This Witchy will sit as the pattern design intended.
The crocheted body on the right, is a one solid piece filled with Polyfil. This Witchy is intended to stand and the pipe cleaners coming from the body of the egg are designed to add stability to the legs. If the pipe cleaners do not provide the necessary stability, I intend to use pieces of dowel to reinforce the legs.
Below is a photo of the crocheted Fantirumi body with the lower round of the skirt attached, this is crocheted right onto the body of the doll.
Below is a photo of the crocheted Witchy Fantirumi body with both rounds of the skirt attached to the lower half of the body.
Here is a photo of all the dolls waiting for their heads.
Here are the heads. The eyelids are crocheted right onto the head over CPSIA Compliant Nontoxic craft eyes by Suncatcher Craft Eyes – these eyes are wonderful to work with! The level of detail that Esther provides in her patterns is incredible! All that’s left to do is add hair and assemble the Witchy’s.
Here are the finished Witchy’s! Aren’t they adorable?
The bigger standing Witchy is 13″ tall to the bend in her hat while little Witchy is 7″ tall.
I had so much fun making the pair and you can be certain that I’ll be making more!