Nutcracker the Royal Soldier amigurumi free pattern

Welcome to the second edition of amigurumi Christmas Ornaments! This year, once again the collection has four characters! Mrs. Claus, the Nutcracker soldier, Gingerbread man, and chubby penguin.

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Nutcracker the Royal soldier amigurumi free pattern

Materials:

  • 2mm crochet hook 
  • Black, blue, red and yellow. I used 100% cotton, fingering, 3ply.
  • Black thread for embroidering the eyes. 
  • Stuffing material
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle.
  • Or, you can use safety eyes! The position is at the end of this post.

Finish size: 12cm or (about) 4,6 inches

For a low cost (3 USD), add-free and printable pattern, you can find it in Ravelry here!

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SHIRT DETAIL

We start preparing the detail we will need a little bit later.

With red yarn chain 23. Skip the first chain and start working single crochet in the third loop of the chain,

1 rnd    22sc

• Change to yellow color, chain one, turn

2 rnd  22FLsl

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

BODY

With black yarn start

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  12bpsc

4 and 5 rnd  12sc

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

• Don’t fasten off the second leg, change to blue and connect the two legs by inserting the loop of the needle inside one stitch of the first leg, following,

6 rnd  24sc (12 from each leg)

7 to 9 rnd  24sc For the next round, you will crochet together with the shirt detail you worked previously.

• Change to black yarn.

• Here, find the two central stitches in the front of the body. Mark these two stitches.

• In the shirt detail, you have 22 stitches. In the body, you have 24 stitches. These two stitches you marked previously should be the gap between the beginning and end of the shirt.

• It is important for you to know that because, if your first stitch of the round is in a different position then mine, your shirt will be a bit sideways, and you will need to adapt the count below:

10 rnd  11blsl with the shirt, 2sl, 9blsl with the rest of the   shirt

11 rnd  24blsc

• Change to red color yarn,

12 rnd  24blsl

13 rnd  24blsc

14 to 16 rnd  24sc

17 rnd  (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Change to beige color yarn,

18 rnd  18blsl

• For the next round, you will work only in the remaining front loop of round 17 (the front loop in red color).

19 rnd  FL (1sc, 1inc) repeat 9 times Total 27sts

20 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 9 times Total 36sts

21 rnd  (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

22 to 29 rnd  42sc

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30 rnd  (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

31 rnd  (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

32 rnd  (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

33 rnd  (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Stop here to finish stuffing the soldier.

34 rnd  (1sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn, fasten it off, and hide the remaining tail inside the toy.

ARMS

With beige yarn of your choice start,

1 rnd  5sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  5inc Total 10sts

3 rnd  10sc

• Change to red color yarn,

4 to 8 rnd  10sc

• Change to yellow color yarn,

9 and 10 rnd  10sc

• Add stuffing material to the arms.

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off. Leave a small tail for sewing it.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

HAT

With black yarn start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd  (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 rnd  (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

8 rnd  42blsc

9 to 16 rnd  42sc

• Change to yellow color yarn,

17 rnd  42blsl

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off. Leave a tail for sewing it.

TOP OF THE HAT DETAIL

With yellow color yarn start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  12bpsc

• Cut the yarn and fasten if off. Leave a small tail for sewing it.

FRONT DETAIL OF THE HAT

With blue yarn start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

• Change to yellow,

3 rnd  12blsl

• Cut the yarn and fasten if off.

• Leave a tail for sewing it.

HAT ASSEMBLY

  1. Sew the top detail in the central part of the hat top.
  2. Sew the front detail in the central part, in front of the hat, starting under round 8.

ASSEMBLY

  1. With a piece of yellow yarn, embroider three lines in the central part of the chest, starting two rounds under the neck, and with a length of 6 stitches.
  2. Bring the same yarn to the two black stitches in the center of the soldier (the belt) and embroider the buckle.
  3. Sew the arms beside the body. Here, sew it taking the central stitches of the arm. Leaving the top of the arm free, giving the impression of an epaulette.
  4. Place the hat over his head, until round 26 and sew it around.
  5. Embroider the eyes in round 24 leaving 4 stitches between them.
Congratulations!!!

Your Nutcracker, the Royal soldier amigurumi Christmas ornament is ready!

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions or comments in general, leave them in the comment box below.

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See you next time!

Love,

Ana

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