Tsolias, crochet doll

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution I designed a crochet Tsolia doll.

Tsoliades (or Evzones) were the elite soldiers of the Greek army. Today, they are the members of the Presidential Guard.

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Pattern informations:


The pattern is available in English and also in Greek. There is a separate PDF file for each version.


Yarn: Fingering weight, cotton yarn in 6 colors: Pink White, Red, small amount of Grey, Black and Blue.

The sample is made with Scheepjes Catona in the colorways: Petal Peach (263) for the head and hands, Snow White (106) for the clothes, Hot Red (115) for the hat, belt and shoes, Metal Grey (242) for the vest, Jet Black (110) for the moustache and Powder Blue (384) for the collar.

You can find all the colors, of the Scheepjes Catona yarn in my store or by clicking here.

Crochet Hook: 2.5 mm

Other notions: Fiberfill for stuffing, pins, tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors.


28 stitches and 27 rows in single crochet worked in the round= 10 cm.

Finished Measurements

Aprox. 12.5 cm (5 in) tall.


The pattern is written in US terminology.

mc: magic circle
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st. (2 sc in the same st)
dec: decrease 1 st
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
flo: front loops only
blo: back loops only
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
rnds: rounds
{…}: repeat instructions between { }
(…): total number of sts of the round

You can find the pattern on my Ravelry and in my Etsy.

Have you made this pattern? Share a photo on Instagram and don’t forget to use #kouvarakiapattern or tag me @kouvarakia so I can see your work.

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