Melly Teddy Ragdoll - Faiso and Mercy by Melanie Grobler

Melly Teddy Ragdoll - Faiso and Mercy

Crochet
October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
Flag of English English
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WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET
Ragdolls have a firmly stuffed head, feet and hands, and a flat body; a cross between a soft toy and a lovey blanket – perfect for lots of cuddles.

FINISHED SIZE
Each ragdoll is 46 cm (18 inches) from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

CROCHET SKILL
Easy to adventurous beginner.
The pattern has helpful hints along the way which are highlighted in purple.

NOTES
My pattern uses US terminology.
Always read through the pattern before you start to familiarise yourself with it.
When working in the round, use a stitch marker or a running stitch marker to keep track of the rounds/rows.
Colours are for reference only and will vary depending on the light settings of your monitor/devices.
Some of the photo tutorials are from other designs or will show more completed parts, so do not worry about the colour or other parts – use them as a guide to check your work looks as it should.
My ragdolls are designed using safety eyes, if gifting to babies and small children please remember safety first – you are welcome to embroider the eyes.
The pattern was designed in cotton but can be made in any yarn. Just remember to use the correct hook size for the yarn you have chosen.
If you are working in thicker or thinner yarn your ragdoll size may vary.
Tension and hook size could also influence the overall size.
And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN.

WHAT YOU WILL GET
70 page pattern with easy to follow written instructions
over 150 tutorial photographs
print friendly version
unique birth certificate
full pattern support available from Hooked on Sunshine Facebook group

THE STORY BEHIND THIS PATTERN

…and the remarkable story of Jonah

Jonah was born in 2007, in a small rural Ethiopian village. His birth mother had placed him wrapped in a banana leaf under a tree, protected from the elements and near a water trail where a local woman named Zenebech had heard his cries and found him. She named him Faiso, which means “saved under the sun”.
A year later, he met his mom (Jennifer), dad (Christopher) and now lives in the USA with his older brother (Leif), a younger sister (Mercy), and his two dogs (Bella & Charlie).

…this was only the start of his journey

At the tender of age of just five, Jonah had taught himself to crochet and in no time at all became a prodigy and household name. Since featured in hundreds of articles including in the New York Times, The Times of London, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, People and the USA Today. He has appeared on the Today Show, Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, and Pickler & Ben.

By age 11, Jonah had published his first book, started his own business (Jonah’s Hands, LLC.) and had funded Jonah’s Hands Library in the rural village where he was born in Ethiopia. He has gone on to build a science lab at the school, with current plans to build better toilets for the learners.

…inspired by Jonah

Jonah and I have become friends over the last year, and he has made several of my ragdolls for his sister, Mercy. I am so inspired by this young man, and to honour his journey and support his charity work – I created Faiso and Mercy the Lion.

I chose the lion, as they are the national animal of Ethiopia. As it turns out, the people in the village where Jonah was born call him “ little lion”, so without realising it, I had made the perfect choice.

…supporting Jonah

The proceeds from the sale of the Melly Teddy Ragdoll Faiso and Mercy Lion pattern made during the Crochet Along (up to the 12th of November) are donated to Jonah, so he can donate to Roots Ethiopia, a charity that he supports.
Roots Ethiopia works together with communities in Ethiopia to improve schools, educate children, and enable livelihoods.

…his journey continues

Jonah says that his world changed on the day he picked up his new crochet hook. But it’s safe to say that he has changed the world, with each and every life he touches through his infectious enthusiasm for crochet and his charity work.

Follow Jonah’s story and join in his journey!

https://www.facebook.com/jonahhands/

https://jonahhands.com/