My husband has dubbed himself the Grinch and as I was thinking of what I should get him for Christmas this popped into my head, not as a gift but as a gift tag! My inspiration came from two different Pinterest posts, one-a felt ornament, the other a painted globe ornament.
Very quick to make, done in under 3 hours and filled with two cotton balls pulled apart.
The pictures don't do it justice... white sparkly background
Once you have crocheted the head part half way you need to cut strands of hair and make a loop in the middle of the strand.
From the top of the head pull the loop into the underside of the head and then pull the loop up through another hole adjacent to it. Take the loose ends of the strand and pull it though the loop that you just pulled up from the underside of the head and then pull tightly.
After that it just basically shaping the hairline and start filling it in. Just try to mark where the eyes are going to go!
She's so pretty!! How did u ever do the eyes? *way to craft is up!*
My eldest daughter is really into anime (manga) and she can draw fairly well- I told her to design some eyes and I embroidered the eyes onto felt that I traced onto tear away stabilizer. I then glued the eyes on with hot glue.
I absolutely thrilled to have accomplished this doll- she came out much better than I had hoped for! I saw a doll online with a pattern but I really suck at following patterns to the letter (its much easier following diagrams for crochet patterns that come from other countries-takes the guess work out of the task), anywho... like I said I really can't follow a pattern so this doll is made up of part pattern, part winging it
Let me know what you think!
My daughter designed the eyes and I embroidered it onto felt with tear away stabilizer:
This is the doll in the making-head was held on by safety pins and I hadn't made her dress yet p.s.:don't mind the date on the photo-camera gaffe