The Salem Sisters: Winifred Sanderson Free Crochet Pattern

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The Salem Sisters: Winifred Sanderson Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to introduce my new set of patterns: The Salem Sisters!

With the new Hocus Pocus sequel coming out, I figured it was the perfect time to dedicate some new designs to my three favourite witches, the Sanderson Sisters.

One of my dearest (and longest) friend and I watch the Hocus Pocus movie *every* single year around Halloween and we’ve been carrying on the tradition for nearly 20 years! I hope you love these gals as much as I loved seeing them come to life (again! XD)

This post contains the pattern for Winifred Sanderson. To keep things simple, I’ll post the patterns for Mary and Sarah in separate posts.

The Details

The body, head and arms are worked in continuous rounds. The hair for Winnie is also worked in continuous rounds. The dress and coat are worked in flat rows.

The body is worked from the bottom up, starting with the feet. The head is worked top down. The head and arms are worked separately and attached to the body. Chenille stems (pipecleaners/wire) are used to stabilize the neck and head and to make the arms posable.

The finished measurements are approximately 23cm/9″ from top to bottom.

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Materials:

These are the materials for Winifred only. The patterns and materials for Mary and Sarah will be in separate posts for each. (Affiliate links coming at you!)

  • 2.25mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
  • Hobbii Rainbow 8/4 Cotton in the following colours:
    • Color 03 (skin)
    • Color 09 (black)
    • Color 66 (orange)
    • Color 72 (light green)
    • Color 37 (purple)
    • Color 100 (dark green)
  • 3 Chenille stems/pipe cleaners;
  • 2 jump rings, 4mm;
  • Yellow/Gold embroidery thread;
  • Red embroidery thread;
  • White embroidery thread;
  • 9mm safety eyes;
  • Black crochet thread, size 5;
  • Stitch markers;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

Rainbow 8/4 Cotton is a Super Fine (category 1) weight yarn, so it is quite small. You can use any weight yarn you wish, simply size up to a corresponding hook size. Rainbow 8/6 or 8/8 would be a great as well; your doll will just be bigger!

Terms and Stitches:

Pm – Place marker

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip stitch

MR – Magic Ring

Sk – Skip a stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase

InvDec – Invisible decrease. Sc 2 sts together using the invisible method.

Bst – Berry stitch. Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, pull through one loop on hook, repeat from * two more times, yo, pull through both loops.

Hdc – Half double crochet

Dc – Double crochet

Pattern

Body (make 1):

Rnd 1: In black, work 6sc into a MR (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *Sc 2, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (8 sts)

Rnds 3-6: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Switch to skin colour.

Rnd 7: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Rnd 8: *Sc 3, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (10 sts)

Rnds 9-14: Sc in each st around (10 sts)

Rnd 15: *Sc 4, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (12 sts)

Rnds 16-21: Sc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 22: *Sc 3, inc in next st, repeat twice more (15 sts)

Rnds 23-28: Sc in each st around (15 sts) 

Tie off. Stuff leg. Repeat rounds 1-28 for second leg but do not tie off. 

Rnd 29: Sc 15 around second leg, with second leg still on hook, insert hook into any st on first leg, sc 15 around first leg (30 sts)

Rnds 30-35: Sc in each st around (30 sts)

Rnd 36: *Sc 13, invdec, repeat from * once more (28 sts)

Rnd 37: *Sc 5, invdec, repeat from * three more times (24 sts) 

Rnd 38: Sc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 39: *Sc 6, invdec, repeat from * twice more (21 sts)

Rnds 40-43: Sc in each st around (21 sts)

Rnd 44: *Sc 6, inc in next st, repeat from * twice more (24 sts)

Rnd 45: Sc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 46: *Sc 5, inc in next st, repeat from * three more times (28 sts)

Rnds 47-48: Sc in each st around (28 sts)

Rnd 49: *Sc 13, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (30 sts)

Rnd 50: Sc in each st around (30 sts)

Rnd 51: *Sc 14, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (32 sts) 

Rnd 52: Sc in each st around (32 sts)

Rnd 53: InvDec around (16 sts)

Stuff body.

Rnd 54: InvDec around (8 sts)

Rnd 55: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Rnd 56: *Sc 3, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (10 sts)

Rnd 57: *Sc 4, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (12 sts)

Tie off. Set aside for later.

Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: In skin colour, work 6 sc into a MR (6 sts)

Rnds 2-18: Sc in each st around (6 sts)

Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Cut chenille stem about 2 cm/1″ longer than the length of the arm. Insert wire into each arm. No need to stuff. Insert exposed wire of each arm into the shoulder on either side of the body. Using a tapestry needle, stitch arms in place. Weave in ends.

Head (make 1):

Rnd 1: In skin colour, work 6 sc into a MR (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *Sc 1, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *Sc 3, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: *Sc 5, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (42 sts)

Rnd 8: *Sc 6, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (48 sts)

Rnds 9-15: Sc in each st around (48 sts)

Rnd 16: *Sc 6, invdec, repeat from * five more times (42 sts)

Rnds 17-20: Sc in each st around (42 sts)

Rnd 21: *Sc 5, invdec, repeat from * five more times (36 sts)

Rnd 22: Sc in each st around (36 sts)

Insert 9mm safety eyes between rounds 17 and 18 with approximately 7 sts between them.

Rnd 23: *Sc 4, invdec, repeat from * five more times (30 sts)

Rnd 24: *Sc 3, invdec, repeat from * five more times (24 sts)

Rnd 25: Sc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 26: *Sc 2, invdec, repeat from * five more times (18 sts)

Stuff head.

Rnd 27: *Sc 1, invdec, repeat from * five more times (12 sts)

Rnd 28: InvDec around (6 sts)

Tie off, leaving a long tail for closing. Top up stuffing. Using a tapestry needle, weave tail through each stitch, down through centre of the head and out a stitch in the side. Pull to close. Weave ends.

Using skin-coloured yarn, stitch on a nose between the eyes around rows 18-19. Using white embroidery thread, stitch two square between rounds 22-23 to create teeth. Using red embroidery thread, stitch two bumps on top of the teeth, and a line underneath the teeth for the bottom lip. Using black crochet thread, stitch on eyelashes.

Cut chenille stem about 10 cm/4″ long. Fold in half. Insert the “V” end into the neck of the body. Insert the two points of the wire into the bottom of the head. Using a tapestry needle, stitch head onto the neck. Weave in ends.

Hair Cap (make 1):

Rnd 1: In orange, work 6 sc into a MR (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *Inc in first st, bst in next st, repeat from * five more times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *Sc 1, bst, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *Bst, sc 2, work [bst, sc] into the same st, repeat from * five more times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: *Sc 1, bst, sc 1, bst, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: *Bst, sc 1, bst, sc 1, bst, inc in next st, repeat from * five more times (42 sts)

Rnd 8: *Sc 1, bst, sc 1, bst, sc 1, inc in next st, bst, repeat from * five more times (48 sts)

Rnd 9: *Sc 2, bst, repeat from * 15 more times (48 sts)

Rnd 10: *Sc 1, bst, repeat from * 23 more times (48 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc 1, *Sc 1, bst, repeat from * 22 more times, sc 1 in last st (48 sts)

Rnd 12: *Sc 1, bst, repeat from * 23 more times (48 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc 1, *sc 1, bst, repeat from * four more times, invdec, repeat from * five more times, work [hdc, dc] into the next st, work [dc idc] into the next st, repeat from * five more times, invdec, sc 1, **bst, sc, repeat from ** four more times (48 sts)

Tie off. Weave in ends. Set aside.

Hair Bumps (make 2):

Rnd 1: In orange, work 6 sc into a MR (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Work [sc, bst] into same st, sc 1, [bst, sc] in next st, bst, [sc, bst] in next st, sc (9 sts)

Rnd 3: Bst, sc 1, [bst, sc] into next st, sc 1, bst, inc next st, bst, sc 1, [sc, bst] in last st (12 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc 1, [bst, sc] in next st, sc 1, [sc, bst] in next st, sc 1, [bst, sc] in next st, bst, [sc, bst], sc 1, [bst, sc], bst, inc in last st (18 sts)

Rnd 5: Bst, sc 1, inc, bst, sc 1, inc, bst, sc 1, [bst, sc] in next st, sc 1, bst, inc, bst, sc 1, [sc, bst] in next st, sc 2, [bst, sc] in last st (24 sts)

Rnd 6: *Sc 1, bst, sc 1, [bst, sc] in next st, repeat from * once more, sc 1, bst, sc 1, [sc, bst] in next st, sc 2, bst, [sc, bst] in next st, sc 1, bst, sc 1, inc, bst, sc 2, [sc, bst] in last st (30 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc 2, *bst, sc, repeat from * 13 more times (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Invdec, sc 1, *bst, sc 1, repeat from * five more times, bst, invdec, **sc 1, bst, repeat from ** five more times (28 sts)

Sc in next st and tie off.

Locate the “V” of berry stitches on the hair cap and pin the bumps in place on either side of the “V”. Using a tapestry needle, stitch bumps to hair cap.

Lightly stuff hair bumps before stitching all the way around. Weave ends.

Place hair cap onto the head. Stitch in place.

Dress (make 1):

Row 1: In light green, ch 33, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-5: Sc in each st (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc 1, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc 28 (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc 28, sc into each ch, sc 1 (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 8-9: Sc in each st (32 sts), switch to purple, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc 20, hdc 6, dc 6 (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Sc in each st (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sc 20, hdc 6, dc 6 (32 sts), switch back to light green, ch 1, turn.

Rows 13-15: Sc in each st (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 16: Sc 1, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc 28 (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 17: Sc 28, sc in each ch, sc 1 (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 18-22: Sc in each st (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Start short rows.

Row 23: Sc 16, leave rem sts unworked (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Sc in each st (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 25: Sc 16, sc in each of the next 2 sts on row 22 (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 26: Sc in each st (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 27: Sc 18, sc in each of next 2 sts on row 22 (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 28: Sc in each st (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 29: Sc 20, sc in each of next 2 sts on row 22 (22 sts).

Slst to next st. Tie off. Weave ends.

Using yellow embroidery thread, stitch ‘X’s down the purple bodice portion of the dress (approximately down to the waist area). Leave two long threads as tassels. Tie knots in the bottom of each thread.

Put the dress onto the doll by inserting each arm into the ch-spaces created in rows 6 and 16. Stitch up the back seam in light green yarn. Tie off. Weave ends.

Coat Sleeves (make 2):

Row 1: In dark green, ch 31, starting in 2nd from hook, sc in the back bump of each ch across (30 sts), fold row in half.

Row 2: Ch 1, insert hook through first and last sts of row, sc 5, insert hook into next st on the side closest to you (not both), sc 1, pm in st just made, working in the round around open curve sc 19 (25 sts)

Rnd 3: Insert hook into st with marker, sc 1, invdec, sc 15, invdec (18 sts)

Rnd 4: Invdec, sc 14, invdec (16 sts)

Rnd 5: Invdec, sc 12, invdec (14 sts)

Rnd 6: Invdec, sc 10, invdec (12 sts)

Rnd 7: Invdec, sc 8, invdec (10 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around (10 sts)

Rnd 9: Invdec, sc 8 (9 sts)

Rnds 10-18: Sc in each st around (9 sts)

Rnd 19: Inc, sc 8 (10 sts)

Tie off. Fold the tip of the sleeve and stitch together to create a point. Set aside.

Coat Skirt (make 1):

Row 1: In dark green, ch 25, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each st (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc 3, inc in next st, sc 16, inc in next st, sc 3 (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each st (26 sts)

Row 5: Sc 3, inc in next st, sc 18, inc in next st, sc 3 (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in each st (28 sts)

Row 7: *Sc 6, inc in next st, repeat from * once more, **inc in next st, sc 6, repeat from ** once more (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in each st across (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc 9, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 9 (36 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc in each st across (36 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Sc 8, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 12, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 8 (40 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sc in each st across (40 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 13: Sc 6, inc, *sc 8, inc, repeat from * two more times, sc 6 (44 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 14-16: Sc in each st across (44 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 17: Sc 21, inc in next two sts, sc 21 (46 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 18: Sc 12, inc, sc 20, inc, sc 12 (48 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Dec, sc 44, dec (46 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Dec, sc 42, dec (44 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Dec, sc 40, dec (42 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec, sc 38, dec (40 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Dec, sc 36, dec (38 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Dec, sc 34, dec (36 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 25: Dec, sc 32, dec (34 sts), ch 1, turn.

Tie off.

Coat Bodice:

Join yarn in last st of starting chain of the skirt (the “waistband”).

Row 1: In dark green, sc in each ch across (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc 3, inc, sc 16, inc, sc 3 (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-8: Sc in each st across (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc 4, ch 4, sk 4, sc 10, ch 4, sk 4, sc 4 (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Dec, sc 22, dec (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Dec, sc 20, dec (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts).

Do not turn. Do not tie off. To create the border, continue to sc down front edge of the coat, along the hem of the skirt, up the other side of the front coat edge and around the neck. Decrease three times evenly across the neckline. Slst to beg st. Tie off. Weave ends. 

Insert a sleeve into the chain-space opening from row 9 of the bodice. Working on the inside of the coat, securely stitch around the sleeve and the chain-space opening to join the sleeve to the coat. Tie off and weave ends. Repeat for other sleeve.

Collar:

Close the coat flat. With the front of the coat facing you, find the middle stitch of the back of the coat neckline. Count 5 sts to the right and join yarn.

Row 1: In dark green yarn, sc 11 (11 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc, sc 9, inc (13 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc, sc 11, inc (15 sts).

Tie off. Weave ends.

Put the coat on the doll by inserting the arms into each sleeve of the coat. Stitch front of coat closed. Stitch jump rings onto the coat located at either side of the stitched closure.

You’re done!

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9 thoughts on “The Salem Sisters: Winifred Sanderson Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Love these! Love the movie! Was just thinking this morning that I wanted to find something to have around with the Sisters on it. And the first item I see is yours! Thank you so much for making such iconic characters available!

  2. I’m so excited to make these! I’m not great at crochet, still learning, so it might take a minute, but I love these too much to not give it a go! Thanks so much for these! Amazing and adorable!

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