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Easy Crochet Scarecrow Free Pattern and Video

You will love this adorable crochet scarecrow doll sitting with all your other fall decorations. Follow the video tutorial to learn how to paint the detailed face and all the other details onto this little fall-themed amigurumi doll. Plus there are a lot of instructional photos in this free crochet pattern to help you along the way.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this easy scarecrow crochet pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable document, you can purchase the Premium Large Print PDF Pattern on Etsy.

Adding a Crochet Scarecrow Pattern to the Collection

This little scarecrow compliments two other Halloween crochet patterns that I have created. The Pretty Little Ghost and Black Cat both have the same body shape as this crochet scarecrow. I find it fun to add a new little creature to the collection every year.

This is the first year that I have added feet and arms to this pattern, so maybe in future years, we will see a cute vampire, Frankenstein, and a mummy. Who knows?

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

Can you Paint on Yarn?

Oh yes you can! I always like experimenting with new ways to do things like adding faces to your crochet doll or scarecrow. I embroidered the face on my black cat pattern and I added safety eyes to the pretty little ghost.

For my little scarecrow, I decided I wanted to try and paint on the face using paint pens. Why not? If it worked it would give us more detail and be easier. I confess some people may not care to paint on yarn but you will never know unless you try.

Here is a few tips I learned while painting two scarecrow faces. These are also demonstrates in the video tutorial.

Tip 1: Work up only the head, then paint on the face.

It is always good to practice before you paint on your finished crochet project. You spend all that time crocheting and we do not want to mess it up. I recommend crocheting just the head of the scarecrow and paint on the face.

If you love it you can keep crocheting on. If you hate it, you have loss less time and yarn than if you had painted the face last.

painted amigurumi face

Tip 2: Practice on Paper first

It is as simple as it sounds. I like to start by searching Pinterest for ideas. Then draw out a few ideas on paper to see what you like best. This doesn’ tmean you can’t change your mind once you start drawing on the face (I do this in the video), but it gives you an idea on what you are going for.

Tip 3: Paint in Layers

The paint will want to absorb into the yarn and will not be as solid or vibrant on the first layer. Start by making a layer of your base color and the basic shape of the eyes, mouth, and nose. Let the paint dry for 10-20 minutes then come back and add another layer to get a richer more solid color.

Now let this layer dry and then work in the details. Add a reflection to the eyes, outline the nose, and add little stitch marks if you like. What details you add and how many are completely up to you.

If you don’t wait for the paint to dry, you will be able to blend colors to create an interesting affect. For these tiny scarecrow faces I just worked in layers.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

A Boy and Girl Scarecrow

I have only finished my little girl scarecrow. But I did work up several parts of a little boy scarecrow to make sure you have instructions for both. The only real difference between the two are the hair and the painted face.

You can make the girl’s overalls or undershirt pink or purple as well to give her a girly look. Add longer eyelashes to the girl and the long hairstyle.

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You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

The Premium Ad-Free PDF Pattern

Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a print out of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted premium large font PDF version of the pattern on Etsy. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag or basket.

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Easy Crochet Scarecrow Doll Pattern

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Materials Needed

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0.7 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Buff
0.6 oz or 30 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Cherry Red
1.4 oz or 75 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Real Teal
0.8 oz or 40 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold
0.4 oz or 10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Carrot
0.2 oz or 10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Coffee
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Paint Pens (Optional)
Pins for pinning the pieces in place while sewing.
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If you choose not to use paint pens to draw on the face then you will either need embroidery thread to embroider the face and eyes or safety eyes.

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
FLO – Front Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 5 SC X 6 Rows = 1 inches
Size: Scarecrow Doll is 8.5 inches tall.

Helpful Video Tutorials

Here is the video tutorial for how to paint a face on your crochet scarecrow doll and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.

Here are some video tutorials that will help you with making this pattern.
How to Change Colors
Magic Circle
How to Crochet a Gnome (Beginners Guide to Amigurumi)

Special Stitches

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

Easy Crochet Scarecrow Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
-All parts (except the hair) is worked in continuous rounds.
-Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row.

Crochet Scarecrow Body

With Buff

Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)

Row 2: *Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 3: *SC in next ST, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *SC in next 2 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *SC in next 3 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *SC in next 4 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: *SC in next 5 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 8-14: SC into next 42 STs. (42)

Row 15: *SC in next 5 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 16: *SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 17: *SC in next 3 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 18: SC into next 24 STs. (24)

Note: This is a great time to stuff the head, add your safety eyes, embroider the face, or paint the face of the scarecrow. Watch the video tutorial above for how to paint on a face.

Change Color to Cherry Red

Row 19: *SC in next 7 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (27)

Row 20: *SC in next 8 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

Row 21: *SC in next 9 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (33)

Row 22: *SC in next 10 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)

Row 23: *SC in next 11 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)

Change Color to Real Teal

Row 24: SC into next 39 STs. (39)

Row 25: *SC in next 12 STs, 2 SC into next SY* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (42)

Row 26: SC into next 42 STs. (42)

Row 27: *SC in next 13 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)

Row 28: SC into next 45 STs. (45)

Row 29: *SC in next 14 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

Row 30: SC into next 48 STs. (48)

Row 31: *SC in next 6 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 32: *SC in next 5 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 33: *SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 34: *SC in next 3 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Note: Stop and stuff the rest of your scarecrow.

Row 35: *SC in next 2 STs, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 36: *SC in next ST, SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 37: *SC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (6)

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end and use this yarn end to sew the small hole shut. Weave in your ends.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

Scarecrow Arms (Make 2)

With Gold

Row 1: Work 6 Sc into a Magic Circle. (6)

Row 2: *SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (9)

Row 3: SC in next 9 STs.

Change to Cherry Red

Row 4-11: SC in next 9 STs.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end to sew the arm to the body. Lightly stuff arms and sew them to the side of the body.

Scarecrow Legs (Make 2)

CH6 With Coffee (Dark Brown)

Row 1: Work 2SC in 2nd CH from Hook, SC in next 3CH, 3SC in last CH, Working down the other side of the CH. SC in next 4 CH. (12)

Row 2: Work 2SC into the next 2 STs, SC in next 3 STS, Work 2SC into next 3 STs, SC into next 3 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST. (18)

Row 3: SC in next 18 STs.

Row 4: Sc in next 8 STs, SC2TOG, SC2TOG, SC in next 6 STs. (16)

Row 5: SC in next 7 STs, SC2TOG, SC2TOG, Sc in next 5 STs. (14)

Row 6: SC in next 7 STs, SC2TOG, Sc in next 5 STs. (13)

Row 7: SC in next 13 STs.

Change to Real Teal (Blue Jean color)

Row 8-16: SC in next 13 STs.

Fasten off leaving a long end to sew your leg to the body. Stuff the legs and flatten the last row and sew shut. (Shown in photo). This makes the legs movable. Then sew the legs to the front of the scarecrow body so that it looks like the crochet scarecrow doll is sitting.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

Scarecrow Hat

With Gold

Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)

Row 2: *Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 3: *SC in next ST, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *SC in next 2 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *SC in next 3 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *SC in next 4 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: *SC in next 5 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 8: *SC in next 6 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 9- 11: SC in next 48 STs.

Row 12: *FLOSC in next 7 STs, 2 FLOSC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 13: *SC in next 8 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 14: *SC in next 9 STs, 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (66)

SLST to next ST. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

To add the fringed edge, cut 66 3-inch pieces of gold yarn. Using one strand of yarn add fringe to each stitch of row 14. Once all the fringe is added, cut the fringe so it is only 1/2 an inch long.

Scarecrow Hair

We will start by making a base that we will add fringe to to create hair.

Girls Hair (Make 2)

Row 1: CH 10, SC in 2nd CH from the hook, SC in next 8 CH.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end to use to sew the piece to the scarecrow doll’s head.

Boy’s Hair

Row 1: CH 26, SC in 2nd CH from the hook, SC in next 24 CH.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end to use to sew the piece to the scarecrow doll’s head.

Adding Fringe

Now we need to add fringe to the base pieces. For the boy scarecrow doll, cut 25 3 inch pieces of yarn. For the girl, cut 18 9-inch pieces of yarn. Then you will use one piece of yarn and attach it to the top of one stitch on the base hairpiece like you would attach fringe to a scarf. Continue adding one piece of yarn to each stitch until all the stitches have fringe.

For the girl, separate the strands of yarn into groups of six and braid them together. Secure the braid with a piece of contrasting colored yarn.

Next, take the hairpieces and sew them onto the head of the doll. Check out the photos below to see how to position the hair. Place the hat on the scarecrow’s head to make sure it will cover the base hairpiece.

Now. place the hat on top of the doll and sew it in place. Make small stitches in the body of the doll and into the back loop of row 12 of the hat.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

Embroidering your Crochet Scarecrow

Now use the real teal or jeans color to make the scarecrow’s overalls. Just make 3 stitches on each side of the doll to make it look like they are straps. Repeating those three stitches will make the straps look thicker.

A few colorful buttons can be embroidered at the front base of the straps for some extra details.

If you are painting the face on crochet scarecrow doll. Then you can also paint little patches on the elbows and knees of the doll for some added detail.

You will love making this adorable, easy crochet scarecrow. You will use basic amigurumi techniques and learn a new way to add a cute face.

That is it! The crochet scarecrow doll is done and ready to be loved or set out as fall decorations.

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