Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks . . . or did she? This crochet pattern won't answer the question of Lizzie's guilt, but you might have a criminal amount of fun working up this ami, who stands about 10 1/2" tall when finished and wields a mighty ax that you can make from yarn or clay, as you like.
This is a new and improved version of a pattern I first published in 2012, when I attempted some complicated shaping on the skirt of Lizzie's dress that was a little too tedious. The shaping is now much simpler, and the result is more elegant. After consulting more photos of dresses from the 1890s, I've added ribbon and bow detailing on the skirt as well.
To make this pattern, you'll need safety eyes and yarn in the colors of your choice (I like gray for her dress, but she was wearing blue on the fateful day, so you might want to go that way, too). Stitches are fairly straightforward and include sc, HDC, DC, and TC. All decreases are single crochet decreases (sc2tog). The only extra you may want, apart from safety eyes, is red craft paint, if you want to bloody up the ax. The pattern includes clear instructions and plenty of pictures to help you as you work.
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