R. A. Kartini Amigurumi

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My latest amigurumi free pattern is here on the blog – R. A. Kartini amigurumi. Read below about the short history of R. A. Kartini and how to get the FREE PDF crochet pattern.

boneka rajut R A Kartini

This April, activities at home reminded me of a prominent Indonesian national hero from Java, she is  R. A. Kartini. Raden Adjeng Kartini (21 April 1879 –17 September 1904), sometimes known as Raden Ayu Kartini, was also a pioneer in the area of education for girls and women’s rights for Indonesians.

In the days of R. A. Kartini, women were not allowed to get a high education, were forced to undergo marriage at a young age, and were only allowed to stay at home to take care of children.

Thanks to R. A. Kartini, up to now Indonesian women have received the same education as men and can work creatively.

Her birth day, 21 April, is declared as Kartini Day to remind Indonesian women that they should participate in “the hegemonic state discourse of development”.

Even though we are in a condition to maintain physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and stay at home, we as crocheter (especially Indonesian women crocheter) can still be creative producing beautiful crochet works.

Keep going the great job, folks!

Specifically to commemorate Kartini Day, for you who register to subscribe Crochethea blog, will get a free PDF pattern of R. A. Kartini Amigurumi via email. Only until April 21, 2020.

Edit: Thank you for subscribing. Don’t forget to check your e-mail and download the PDF pattern. For those who have missed the free PDF pattern don’t worry, there are still free crochet patterns here on Crochethea blog. And look forward to the next articles from Crochethea.

Notes

R. A. Kartini amigurumi is about 16 cm (6.3 inches) tall.

I used small ply bali cotton yarn and Tulip hook no. 2/0 (2 mm hook); embroidery yarn to make flowers with Rose lace hook no. 8 (0.90 mm hook).

R. A. Kartini amigurumi wears kebaya and jarik (sarong) as traditional clothes from Java. Kebaya is a woman’s blouse which is the front is pinned together. Jarik is a long tight skirt from batik fabric.

PATTERN

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Materials

Crochet yarns:
– skin tone
– white
– black
– brown in 3 colors
White embroidery yarn
Hook
8 mm safety eyes
Stuffing
Tapestry needle
Stuffing
Adhesive (make sure it’s safe for the yarn you use)
Scissors

Abbreviations

MR = magic ring
st = stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
inc = single crochet increase (2 sc in next st)
dec = single crochet decrease (join next 2 sts into 1)
BLO = back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
Popcorn stitch = 3 dc cluster

Arms (make 2)

Round 1:     MR, 5 sc (5)
Round 2:     2 sc, inc, 2 sc (6)
Round 3-13: sc in each stitch – 11 rounds (6)
Leave a tail for sewing to the body.

Legs (make 2)

Round 1:     MR, 6 sc (6)
Round 2:     *2 sc, inc* 2 times (8)
Round 3-17:   sc in each stitch – 15 rounds (8)
Make 2, don’t cut yarn at second leg. Continue to work body part.

Body

Round 18:      2 ch, 8 sc in first leg, 2 sc in ch, 8 sc in second leg, 2 sc in ch (20)

sambung kaki boneka rajut R A Kartini

Round 19:      *4 sc, inc* 4 times (24)
Round 20-21:  sc in each stitch – 2 rounds (24)
Round 22:      *dec, 4 sc* 4 times (20)
Round 23:      4 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 4 sc (18)
Round 24-29: sc in each stitch – 6 rounds (18)
Round 30:      *dec, 4 sc* 3 times (15)
Round 31:      *dec, 3 sc* 3 times (12)
Round 32:      *dec, 1 sc* 4 times (8)
Round 33-34:  sc in each stitch
Continue to work head part.

Head

Round 35:      *inc* 8 times (16)
Round 36:      *1 sc, inc* 8 times (24)
Round 37:      *3 sc, inc* 6 times (30)
Round 38:      2 sc, inc, *4sc, inc* 5 times, 2 sc (36)
Round 39:      22 sc, popcorn stitch, 3 sc (36)
Popcorn stitch to make nose is the same as Nola the Little Girl‘s nose.
Round 40:      22 sc, BLO 1 sc, 3 sc (36)
Round 41-48:  sc in each stitch – 9 rounds (36)
Attach eyes between Round 40 and 41, 8 stitches apart.
Embroider the outer side of eyes with black and white yarn.

Round 49:      *dec, 4 sc* 6 times (30)
Round 50:      *dec, 3 sc* 6 times (24)
Round 51:      *dec, 2 sc* 6 times (18)
Round 52:      *dec, 1 sc* 6 times (12)
Round 53:      *dec* 6 times (6)
Fasten off.

Jarik (sarong)

Row 1:        28 ch, skip 1 ch, 27 sc, 1 ch, turn (27)
Row 2-23:    sc in each stitch, 1 ch, turn – 22 rows (27)
Fasten off.

merajut jarik boneka rajut R A Kartini

Kebaya sleeves (make 2)

Round 1:     8 ch, sl st in first ch to make a circle, 1 ch, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, skip sl st (8)
Round 2-10: sc in each stitch – 9 rounds (8)
Fasten off.

Kebaya

Row 1:      29 ch, skip 1 ch, 28 sc, 1 ch, turn (28)
Row 2-9:   sc in each stitch, 1 ch, turn – 8 rows (28)
Row 10:    10 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 10 sc, 1 ch, turn (26)
Row 11:    5 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec, 5 sc, 1 ch, turn (24)
Row 12:    9 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 9 sc, 1 ch, turn (22)
Row 13:    5 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 5 sc, 1 ch, turn (20)
Row 14:    sc in each stitch, 1 ch, turn (20)
Row 15:    In this row we attach the kebaya sleeves. 4 sc, 2 sc in kebaya sleeve and kebaya body, 8 sc, 2 sc in kebaya sleeve and kebaya body, 4 sc, 1 ch, turn (20)

menyambung lengan kebaya boneka rajut R A Kartini

Row 16:     4 sc, 6 sc in outer round of kebaya sleeve, skip 2 sts, 8 sc, 6 sc in outer round of kebaya sleeve, skip 2 sts, 4 sc, 1 ch, turn (28)

membuat kebaya boneka rajut R A Kartini

Row 17:    2 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, 2 sc, 1 ch, turn (25)
Row 18:    1 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 1 sc, 1 ch, turn (19)
Row 19:    dec, dec, 1 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, dec, 1 ch, turn (13)
Make sc around from left edge of kebaya to the right edge of kebaya.

merajut tepi luar kebaya boneka rajut R A Kartini

Hair

Round 1:   MR, 6 sc (6)
Round 2:   *inc* 6 times (12)
Round 3:   *1 sc, inc* 6 times (18)
Round 4:   1 sc, inc, *2 sc, inc* 5 times, 1 sc (24)
Round 5:   *3 sc, inc* 6 times (30)
Round 6:   2 sc, inc, *4 sc, inc* 5 times, 2 sc (36)
Round 7-15:   sc in each stitch – 9 rounds (36)
Fasten off if you will glue it. Or leave a tail for sewing to the head.

Hair bun

Round 1:   MR, 6 sc (6)
Round 2:   *inc* 6 times (12)
Round 3:   *1 sc, inc* 6 times (18)
Round 4:   1 sc, inc, *2 sc, inc* 5 times, 1 sc (24)
Sisakan benang cukup panjang untuk menjahit.

Flower

Round 1:   MR, 5 sc, sl st
Round 2:   *3 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, sl st in same st, sl st in next st* 5 times
Leave a tail for sewing to hair bun. Make as much as you need. I made 3 flowers.

bunga konde boneka rajut R A Kartini

Attachment instruction

  1. Sew arms in Round 30 of body.
  1. Sew jarik to the body and sew jarik in the front.
  1. Put kebaya on to the doll body.

It might be difficult to make the arms pass through the sleeves. Tie a piece of yarn to the arm, pass it through the sleeve and pull.

  1. Sew kebaya in the front from Row 17 to Row 5, see picture below.
jahit kebaya boneka rajut R A Kartini
  1. Sew or glue hair to the head.
  2. Sew hair bun to the back of hair.
  3. Sew flowers in the right side of hair bun.
tampak belakang boneka rajut R A Kartini
boneka rajut R A Kartini

Yay! It’s done!! \(^o^)/

Raden Adjeng Kartini
(Wikipedia doc)

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