Pattern: Sipsik aka Raggie

Free crochet pattern: Ragdoll Sipsik aka Raggie// Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

Sipsik or Raggie, as he is known in the English translation, is a character from an Estonian children's book. Real Raggie is a ragdoll made from fabric, but I made a crocheted version and wrote down the pattern as well. 

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If you have any questions or find a mistake in the pattern, send me an email HERE.

 

 Required skills

Crocheting in spiral and in rounds, chain, slip, single and half double crochet stitch, starting a piece with an adjustable loop, increasing, invisible decreasing, joining rounds seamlessly, finishing open pieces, fastening and hiding yarn tails.

 

Size

25cm (10") from head to toe, with DK weight cotton and bamboo blend and a 2,50mm crochet hook.

 

You will need

- Yarn. I used DK weight cotton and bamboo blend 50g = 100m (50g = 109yd) / 8 ply / 11wpi. You will need about 40g of beige, 20g of white and 20g of blue yarn.
- Finer yarn for the eyes and hair. I used fingering weight cotton yarn, 50g = 125m (50g = 137yds) / 4 ply / 14 wpi. You will need about 15g of black and a few grams of white yarn.
- 1,75mm and 2,50mm crochet hooks or according to the yarn.
- Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
- Cotton embroidery floss for the mouth and eyebrows.
- Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.
- If preferred, felt sheet and matching thread to make the eyes.

 

Abbreviations

- mr = magic ring - start a piece with an adjustable loop.
- ch = chain stitch.
- sl = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
- hdc = half double crochet stitch (half triple or treble crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
- dc = double crochet stitch (triple or treble crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
- sc (or ch, hdc etc.) n= make n single crochet stitches (or ch, hdc etc.), one in each stitch
- inc= increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
- dec= decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method
- (sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times
- [n] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round

 

Notes

- Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
- Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round.
- All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
- On rows crocheted as joining rounds, do not count the ch(s) at the beginning and sl at the end of the rounds as stitches.

 

Color code

A - Beige yarn
B - Blue yarn
C - White yarn
D - Finer black yarn
E - Finer white yarn

 

Eyes (make 2)

With D and the smaller hook

1: mr, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc 6, hdc, dc,
sl in 1st dc = [10]

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

With E and the smaller hook

Attach the yarn with a sl in the 1st stitch.

2: ch, inc, (sc 2, inc) x 3, sl in 1st sc = [14]

Cut the yarn, leaving a yarn tail for sewing,
and fasten off. Embroider a small spot on the
eye using the same yarn (photo 1).

Tip!You can also use sheet felt or fleece to
make the eyes. Cut circles out of  fabric and
sew them to the head with matching thread.

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Nose

With A and the larger hook

1: mr, sc 7 = [7]
2: sc 3, dec, sc 2 = [6]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for
sewing, and fasten off. Stuff the nose firmly.


Head

With A and the larger hook

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]
7: (sc 5, inc) x 6 = [42]
8-9: sc in each stitch = [42]
10: sc 10, inc, sc 20, inc, sc 10 = [44]
11: sc in each stitch = [44]
12: sc 11, inc, sc 20, inc, sc 11 = [46]
13-14: sc in each stitch = [46]
15: sc 13, inc, (sc, inc) x 2, sc 11, inc,
(sc, inc) x 2, sc 12 = [52]
16-18: sc in each stitch = [52]
19: sc 12, dec, (sc 2, dec) x 2, sc 9, dec,
(sc 2, dec) x 2, sc 11 = [46]
20: sc 11, dec, (sc 9, dec) x 3 = [42]
21: sc 2, dec, (sc 5, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [36]

Start stuffing the head.

22: (sc 4, dec) x 6 = [30]
23: sc, dec, (sc 3, dec) x 5, sc 2 = [24]
24: (sc 2, dec) x 6 = [18]
25: sc 5, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 2 = [16]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for
sewing, and fasten off. Stuff the head firmly.

Sew eyes and nose to the head. Embroider
the mouth and eyebrows. Bring all yarn tails
to the bottom of the head and knot them
together (photos 2 and 3).

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Legs (make 2)

Legs and body are crocheted in one piece, starting from the bottom of the legs. Make the legs first and then join them with a chain on the first round of the body (photo 6). Then continue crocheting the body around the legs and the chain between them.

 

With A and the larger hook

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc 3, inc) x 3 = [15]
4: sc in each stitch = [15]
5: sc 5, dec x 2, sc 6 = [13]
6: sc 5, dec, sc  6 = [12]

To make sure there is no jolt where the yarn
is changed, join all rounds using the invisible
join method
from now on.

Start stuffing the legs.

7-8: sc in each stitch = [12]

With B and the larger hook

9: (sc 2, inc) x 4 = [16]

Crochet round 10 into back loops (photo 4).

10: sc in each stitch = [16]
11: sc 6, dec, sc 8 = [15]

With C and the larger hook

12: sc in each stitch = [15]
13: sc 6, dec, sc 7 = [14]
14: sc in each stitch = [14]
15: sc 6, dec, sc 6 = [13]
16: sc in each stitch = [13]

With B and the larger hook

17: sc 6, dec, sc 5 = [12]

Stuff the legs firmly.

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Pant legs

Turn the leg upside down and crochet the first round into the row of front loops on round 10 (photo 5).

Start in a stitch on the inner side of the leg, this way the seam where you join rounds will be less noticeable. Attach the yarn with a slip stitch and continue crocheting in rounds, starting each round with a chain and join with a slip stitch through the first stitch.

1-2: ch, sc in each stitch, sl in 1st sc = [16]
3: ch, (sc 7, inc) x 2, sl in 1st sc = [18]

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Hide the yarn tails.

 

Body

Continue joining all rounds with the invisible
join method
. Start the first round in the 4th
stitch of the left leg (count forward from the
end of the round). Count it as the beginning
of the round from now on.

With B and the larger hook

1: sc 7, ch 2, take the right leg and
crochet one sc in the 3rd stitch (counting
forward from the end of the round),
continue around the leg: sc 11, sc in the
next stitch (the stitch where you crocheted
the first sc after the chain, total of 2 sc
in this stitch), sc 2 (into chains), sc in
the 10th stitch of the left leg (the stitch
where you crocheted the last sc before
the chain, total of 2 sc in this stitch),
continue around the leg: sc 5 = [30]

You should be left with 30 stitches -
13 sc on either leg + 2 sc on one side of the
chain + 2 chains.

2: sc 7, inc x 2 (into chains), sc 13,
inc x 2, sc 6 = [34]
3: sc 9, inc, sc 24 = [35]
4: sc, dec, sc 6, inc, sc 6, dec, sc 2, dec,
sc 10, dec, sc = [32]
5: sc in each stitch = [32]
6: sc, dec, sc 3, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 3, dec,
sc 7, inc, sc 6 = [33]
7: sc in each stitch = [33]

With C and the larger hook

8-11: sc in each stitch = [33]
12: sc, dec, (sc 2, dec) x 4, sc 14 = [28]
13: sc 5, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 10, dec, sc 5 = [25]
14: sc 6, dec, sc 9, dec, sc 2, dec,
sc 2
= [22]

With B and the larger hook

15: sc in each stitch = [22]
16: sc 4, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 8, dec, sc 2 = [19]
17: sc in each stitch = [19]
18: sc 3, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 10 = [17]
19: sc in each stitch = [17]

With A and the larger hook

20: sc 4, dec, sc 11 = [16]

Fasten off. Stuff the body firmly.

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Arms (make 2)

With A and the larger hook

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: (inc, sc) x 3 = [9]
3: (sc 2, inc) x 3 = [12]
4: sc in each stitch = [12]
5: sc 10, dec = [11]
6: sc in each stitch = [11]
7: sc 5, dec, sc 4 = [10]

Stuff the arms about half way up.

8: sc in each stitch = [10]
9: dec, sc 8 = [9]
10-11: sc in each stitch = [9]
12: sc 4, dec, sc 3 = [8]
13-15: sc in each stitch = [8]
16: sc 4, push the top flat and crochet
over the opening - TUTORIAL.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for
sewing, and fasten off.

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Sew the head and arms to the body

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Sew the head to the body using mattress
stitch.

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Add a bit more stuffing before closing the
seam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sew the arms to the sides of the body one
row below the head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach yarn hair to the head

Start attaching the hair at the top of the head and move out until the hair is thick enough (I added four rows at the front and six rows at the sides and back). If necessary, add another row along the center line.

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It is easy to cut a lot of yarn at once if you
wrap it around a small notebook.
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Fold the yarn in half. Insert the hook under
a stitch, grab the center and draw up a loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use the hook to draw the yarn ends through
the loop.
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Grab the yarn ends and tug gently, pulling
the loop tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to help.

I would love to see how your dolls turn out, so do leave me a comment below, post a photo my Facebook page or tag me in your social media posts, I'm @kristitullus on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Copyright © 2014 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved.
Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/sipsik. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://spire.ee).

This pattern is for personal use only.

Kristi Tullus

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4 comments

Comment from: relie ja [Visitor]  
relie ja

Thank you. Sipsik is lovely. Adorable. It reminds me of my visit to Talinn which I enjoyed so much… I will try to follow your instructions and crochet one Sipsik for myself… See how this works out.

27/04/16 @ 08:47
Comment from: Paula [Visitor]  
Paula

love your patterns and your blog.Thank you very much

07/09/16 @ 18:35
Comment from: Olive [Visitor]  
Olive

Hi, Am so excited to put together Sipsik. Am now attaching hair to his head but am a little nervous, I don’t want to mess up! Can you give a little more direction on how to distribute the hair across the head please? Would appreciate that very much. He’s going to get blue hair!!

14/12/17 @ 07:18
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Olive,

I just started at the top of the head and kept going around, following the spiral and attached a piece of yarn around every sc. For the first four rounds I went all around and then added another two rows around the sides and back, skipping the front part. Then I parted the hair and added another row in a straight line along the part.

Don’t worry about it too much, just start attaching the hair, you can always add more if the beige is showing through too much anywhere or it looks too sparse.

Kristi

14/12/17 @ 07:45
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