“Teru Teru Bozu Doll”

Crochet Pattern
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Teru Teru Bozu
Crochet Pattern







Teru Teru Bozu is a little Japanese handmade doll that farmers hung outside the window by a string. This 'amulet'
is commonly used in modern days in praying for good weather - usually to prevent rains - especially if it is a special
and important occasion on the following day.
The larg and little Teru Teru Bozu are approximately 17cm (6.7") and 9cm (3.5”) tall respectively.

The size of the finished doll varies with the yarn and tension. This pattern is to be worked in rounds unless stated,
mark the 1
st
/last stitch of each round with a stitch marker or small safety pin. To avoid confusion, abbreviation is
provided here.

Materials required
Yarns: Acrylic yarn (classic and deluxe) – 18 WPI (also known as fingering/laceweight yarn)
Colors: Large Teru Teru Bozu
white
Small Teru Teru Bozu
cream; red
Replace the colors as you wish; kits offered in our shop may be packed differently from the pattern.
Crochet hook(s): 1.75mm
Needle: Yarn needle, preferably long doll needle
Fill: Polyfill
Eyes: 12mm black eyes; 9mm black eyes – 1 pair each
Smile: Embroidery floss pink
Others: Ribbon/hemp rope
References
Yarn charts: http://simpleartsplanet.com/deluxe-acrylic-yarn
Supplies: http://simpleartsplanet.com/supplies/doll-making/tools-and-accessories
Eyes: http://simpleartsplanet.com/craft-eyes-noses-selection


Abbreviations:
sc - single crochet
inc - increase crochet (2 sc/dc in same st)
dec - decrease crochet (1 sc/dc over 2 sts)
dc - double crochet
#dcinc - increase double crochet
i.e. 3dcinc – 3 dc in the same stitch
ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
rnd - round
lp - loop
BLO - Back Loop Only (aka inner loop)
FLO - Front Loop Only (aka outer loop)

Visit ami tips and care page from our website for free instructions on crochet basics and misc stitches.


WPI (Wrap Per Inch)

To measure the WPI of the yarn, wrap the yarn over a ruler, till it reaches 1 inch,
count the number of wraps, and you will obtain the WPI.




Special Note:
Please refer to http://simpleartsplanet.com/terms-of-use for pattern conditions.

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(Color code assignments: Red = small doll only; Blue = large doll only; Black = for both/common)

Head

(white for large doll; cream for small doll)
Rnd 1: magic loop, 6 sc (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)


Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (4 sc, inc) 6 times (36)

For small doll only
Rnd 7-11: sc around (36)
(insert eyes at rnd 8 from top; 7 sts apart)
Rnd 12: (4 sc, dec) 6 times (30)
Rnd 13: (3 sc, dec) 6 times (24)
Rnd 14: (2 sc, dec) 6 times (18)
(start stuffing before opening becomes too narrow)
Rnd 15: (1sc, dec) 6 times (12)
Work on BLO for rnd 16
Rnd 16: BLO dec around (6)
(sl st on next st, leae enough yarn to sew opening close)

For large doll only
Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc) 6 times (42)
Rnd 8: (6 sc, inc) 6 times (48)
Rnd 9: (7 sc, inc) 6 times (54)
Rnd 10: (8 sc, inc) 6 times (60)
Rnd 11: (9 sc, inc) 6 times (66)
Rnd 12: (10 sc, inc) 6 times (72)
Rnd 13-22: sc around (72)
(insert eyes at rnd !" from top; !# sts apart)
Rnd 23: (10 sc, dec) 6 times (66)
Rnd 24: (9 sc, dec) 6 times (60)
Rnd 25: (8 sc, dec) 6 times (54)
Rnd 26: (7 sc, dec) 6 times (48)
Rnd 27: (6 sc, dec) 6 times (42)
Rnd 28: (5 sc, dec) 6 times (36)
Rnd 29: (4 sc, dec) 6 times (30)
(start stuffing before opening becomes too narrow)
Work on BLO for rnd 30; resume from rnd 31
Rnd 30: (BLO 3 sc, dec) 6 times (24)
Rnd 31: (2 sc, dec) 6 times (18)
Rnd 32: (1 sc, dec) 6 times (12)
Rnd 33: dec around (6)
(sl st on next st, leae enough yarn to sew opening close)

Body
(white for large doll; cream for small doll)
Join yarn at any of the exposed outer loops – result of rnd 16 for small doll; rnd 30 for large doll;
ch 2 at beginning of each rnd; join each rnd with sl st onto the top of ch 2 at beginning of rnd.

For small doll only
Rnd 1: (dc, inc) 6 times (18)
Rnd 2: (2 dc, inc) 6 times (24)
Rnd 3: (3 dc, inc) 6 times (30)
Rnd 4: (4 dc, inc) 6 times (36)
Rnd 5: (5 dc, inc) 6 times (42)
Rnd 6: (6 dc, inc) 6 times (48)
Rnd 7: (7 dc, inc) 6 times (54)
Rnd 8: (ch 3, skip next st, sl st into next st) repeat around
(fasten off)

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For large doll only
Rnd 1: (2 dc, dc inc) 10 times (40)
Rnd 2: (3 dc, dc inc) 10 times (50)
Rnd 3: dc around (50)
Rnd 4: (4 dc, dc inc) 10 times (60)
Rnd 5: (5 dc, dc inc) 10 times (70)
Rnd 6: dc around (70)
Rnd 7: (6 dc, dc inc) 10 times (80)
Rnd 8: (7 dc, dc inc) 10 times (90)
Rnd 9: dc around (90)
Rnd 10: (8 dc, dc inc) 10 times (100)
Rnd 11: (9 dc, dc inc) 10 times (110)
Rnd 12: (3dcinc x 2 times, skip next st, sc into next st) repeat around
(fasten off)

Loop on head
(white for large doll; cream for small doll)
Small doll: join yarn in the middle of top of head, ch 10, sl st into same st that you joined
yarn, fasten off
Large doll: join yarn in the middle of top of head, ch 15, sl st into same st that you joined
yarn, fasten off
(optional$ replace loop with %umpring and attach keychain, or &ipper pull to the head for small
doll; others$ inc or dec ch at your discretion depending on the your usage)

Ribbon tie for small doll
(red)
ch 60-70, fasten off
(inc or dec ch at your discretion)




Steps - Recommended sequence
1. Insert eyes as recommended
2. Embroider smile
3. Tie ribbon on doll
4. Attach hemp rope/ribbon to loop

Crochet References:
Visit ami tips and care page from our website for free additional instruction on magic loop, working with
inner loop (aka back loop), sewing opening flat, and other misc tips.


Illustration for BLO/exposed loops
Based on large doll pattern


work on BLO only leaving exposed outer loops work on exposed outer loops for
body




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Illustrated steps – based on large doll pattern


embroider smile illustration of finished work join yarn, ch 2 work on FLO


illustration of finished work last rnd of body illustration of finished work


illustration of finished work join yarn in middle of top of head ch15, sl st into the same st


illustration of finished work tie a ribbon around neck
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