I have always dabbled in making dolls all through my life. Lately I have become obsessed with making a crocheted doll just for the fun of it. There are so many choices of patterns to choose from so I found a few that I liked and became Dr. Frankenstein…. a foot here, an arm there…. don’t think this one will have a brain, or it will sure be ‘Abby Normal’. So here is my version of a crocheted doll…..
Just the start of the dressings. Much more to do on the doll itself, then the shoes and hair and features…..
08/31/2011 Now that Irene has departed, it’s back to normal. I had a chance to work on this lovely lady a tad more. I had made her shoes, however I was not happy with how they turned out so I put them aside till I can design a pair I’ll be happy with. As you can tell by the following photo’s, I finished the dress and added a pair of pants. I am quite happy with the way she’s turning out.
I was quite impressed with the Youtube video of “making a ‘Curly Q” so I decided to try it on the doll. It worked just fine. But what to do about that bald spot….. I didn’t want to attach too many strands for fear that it would be too bulky on top…..
As you see here in the photo, I crocheted 3 or 4 strands together and attached them as I filled in the head. By the way, you will also notice that I cut off the nose!! Every time I looked at it, I kept telling myself “that definately needs to go!”
The hair is finished. All that’s left is the facial features, shoes, and some little details like buttons & bows. Here is what I have completed so far…. any comments?
I am thrilled with the way she’s coming out. My biggest fear is the facial features. If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to respond.
09/06/2011 I have had a great deal of responses to the facial features. I will post a picture in the next couple of days. Right now I stared working on another doll. I have a few people that seem interested in buying them and they’re not even done!!! LOL One lady said she had 5 grand-daughters and would like one for each of them…. oh my aching fingers!!!
09/16/2011 Finally finished!!
This is “Martha”
SOON TO COME, MORE PICTURES OF THE MAKING OF A CROCHETED DOLL. We’re almost done…….
This is “Jennie”
09/18/2011 COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN, I STARTED WORKING ON ANOTHER DOLL ……. I THINK SHE SHOULD BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THE WEEK 🙂
09/23/2011 I FINISHED A PAIR OF BUNNY SLIPPERS AND STARTED WORKING ON THE NIGHTGOWN. I’LL POST A PICTURE TOMORROW OF WHAT I HAVE FINISHED. I AM HOPING THAT IT WILL BE FINISHED BY SUNDAY. SEE YA LATER…. BACK TO CROCHETING 🙂
I did something a little different with the hair. I made tiny curls for the soft look.
All ready in her nightgown, she has on her bunny slippers. All that is needed is her blanket and Teddy Bear. And of course, her features.
10/01/2011 MORE TO COME……………
10/02/2011 THIS BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY MORNING HAS ME ITCHIN’ TO FINISH DOLL #3. I NEED TO COMPLETE HER SO I CAN START ON ANOTHER…. I’M GOING TO GIVE MY ATTENTION TO A BOY THIS TIME !! AND I DON’T WANT TO LOSE THE IDEA I HAVE IN MY HEAD 🙂
ATTENTION ALL: I HAVE GOTTEN A NUMBER OF EMAILS ASKING FOR PATTERNS. I DO NOT HAVE PATTERNS FOR THESE DOLLS. THESE DOLLS ARE MADE UP AS I CROCHET. THEY ARE SOLELY CREATED DESIGNS THAT I ENVISION. AS YOU SEE FROM THE BEGINNING OF MY BLOG, IT IS A ‘BASIC DOLL’ PATTERN. THE REST WAS FROM SEARCHING THE WEB AND ADDING THINGS I LIKE.
10/23/2011 SORRY I HAVEN’T ADDED ANYTHING ELSE. I’VE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY WITH WORK AND EVERYDAY LIFE. I HAVE STARTED WORKING ON A BOY DOLL AND I FINISHED TWO MORE BODIES FOR GIRLS. I’LL BE ON VACATION NEXT WEEK SO I’LL BE ABLE TO POST MORE PICTURES OF THE WORKINGS.
JUST TO GIVE YOU A HINT OF WHAT I’M DOING, MY LITTLE BOY WILL BE WEARING A SWEATER & JEANS, WITH RED HAIR AND FRECKLES…… CHECK BACK EVERY SO OFTEN FOR THE UPDATES.
10/26/2011 ~~ Martha was adopted today. She has a wonderful home and is loved.
12/03/2011 It’s been a while since I last posted about my dolls. I had all intentions of finishing a few more for the holidays but unfortunately unforseen events stopped me from completing them. I did have a chance to finish some bodies and arms so once things quiet down I will be back on track. I am sill focused on making the boy doll as planned. As a quote from my favorite movie “Keep your eyes on the horizon……..”
02/17/2012 So far I have two sets of arms and a bodiless head. I also sure I finished a complete body but have no idea where it’s resting! I’ll try to complete it by the end of the month. This is going to be the boy I stated a few post back. So onward we go……..
Just a quick note to let you know that ‘Jennie’ is up for sale on the “Garage Sale Friday” link if you’re interested ~~Donna