Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Doll by Book People Studio

Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Doll

August 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
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This pattern is available for free.

Meet the distinguished Mr. Dumpty. He’s not just an amigurumi doll. He’s a break-apart puzzle!

You crochet six different pieces that fit together to make Humpty Dumpty. Set him on the perch of your choice — the edge of a table or chair — and then watch him fall to the ground and break apart. Kids will enjoy the challenge of fitting Humpty’s body parts back together without making him fall. It’s like fairy tale Jenga.

If you need help visualizing the “break-apart puzzle” concept, visit the blog page for this pattern, and you’ll see a video that should clear things up.

The PDF has a photo tutorial, and there is a two-page printer-friendly version of the pattern, too.

The Big D has a long and storied history in English verse and prose, including a very pompous (and hilarious) appearance in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.” I must admit, even I can’t manhandle verbs like the H-man. I must start paying them a salary like he does. Humpty Dumpty is also the character who introduces Alice to the notion of unbirthdays — although he reveals in the process that he’s a very poor mathematician.

PLEASE NOTE: The body wedges represent the thickest part of the egg, so they are designed to be WIDER than the bum. The bum will seem like it’s too small for the body wedges. If this makes HD difficult to assemble, you can try increasing the bum to 48 or even 54 stitches around, although I can’t vouch for the results. Happy stitching!