Sugar Plum Fairy Premium Crochet Pattern

This Sugar Plum Fairy doll is an adorable and elegant homage to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet. Her delicate dress and tiny crown are a nod to the graceful and regal dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the iconic ballet. This project can be made with the most basic crochet stitches — all that’s needed is a little extra patience!

The newest addition to my amigurumi collection is a Sugar Plum Fairy crochet doll, complete with an adorable dress and miniature tiara.

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration. To make this doll, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

From the ballet stage to your hands

As a long time cellist and lover of classical music, I absolutely adore Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The orchestra score is beautiful, but I also love the association between the most iconic scenes and Christmas. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is probably the most famous melody from The Nutcracker, and the accompanying dance is gravity defying, whimsical, and magical.

With Christmas time rapidly approaching, I wanted to try to make my own amigurumi rendition of this beautiful figure. The most important elements to me were the Sugar Plum Fairy’s elegant, poufy dress, as well as the small silver crown that she wears.

The perfect doll base

I’ve made several dolls in the past, including a cute princess doll over the summer, but I haven’t been quite satisfied with the resulting doll body. I wanted tight stitches that would create a dense fabric without any gaps, but previously I used an extremely small hook that made my hands ache after working for a while.

This time, I sized my hook up and used the x stitch to create the small x’s instead of v’s that you see on the surface of the crochet fabric. The x stitch results in slightly tighter stitches and looks a little neater, which resulted in the perfect combination. My final product also resulted in slight detailing for the hands as well as a subtle oval shape to the head, which I felt added to the polish of this revision.

I love that this doll only uses the most basic stitches, so that it’s approachable even for beginners. If you’ve ever made an animal amigurumi, then you can make this doll! The Sugar Plum Fairy’s gorgeous dress is made up of a series of shell stitches to create the elegant and sophisticated eyelets and scalloped edge.

The Pattern

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Description

This Sugar Plum Fairy doll is an adorable and elegant homage to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet. Her delicate dress and tiny crown are a nod to the graceful and regal dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the iconic ballet. This project can be made with the most basic crochet stitches — all that’s needed is a little extra patience!

Yarn

  • WeCrochet Brava Sport (Sport Weight)
    • Color: Almond (<1 skein)
    • Color: Cream (<1 skein)
    • Color: Blush (<1 skein)
  • Drops Air (Worsted Weight)
    • Color: Light Pink (<1 skein)

Notions

If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com.

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