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Topic: Patternless crochet doll, and ideas on how to dress her?  (Read 877 times)
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« on: January 01, 2010 07:45:53 AM »

I'm pretty new to crocheting, so when I tried my hand at making a doll and my toddler flat-out rejected the thing, I was a little crushed. So I started the next doll with no desire to please anyone but myself, using no pattern. First time I've ever whipped something up with no instructions whatsoever, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I wish I'd made it pose-able, so a little sad about that. I'm trying to figure out how to dress it, now. Should I sew the clothes? Crochet them? I'm also having a hard time trying to figure out how her (I tried to make boobs, and it's got some hips, so I hope it's a girl) hair should be.





She's about 9 inches tall. I'm estimating because I'm too lazy to grab a ruler.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010 08:19:59 AM »

That's pretty good!
Maybe you can crochet her clothes; I can picture her in a bright purple dress, shortish hair and a crocheted flower in her hair Smiley Very cute.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010 10:21:35 AM »

That is very good lovely shaping considering your new to crochet very well done Cheesy.

If you want to try and make it pose-able try to see if you can push some pipe cleaners in to it depends on how tight the stitches are.

I would say sew some clothes out of felt squares. You could use a latch hook to make the hair out of some cut yarn.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 09:10:02 AM »

here is a great wig making tute for your doll.. if you remember the pattern for the head Cheesy...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29184580@N04/sets/72157619529864003/

also, she has a pattern for a doll that is very similar in size to your doll, as well as some patterns for doll clothes (crochet)... i have made a couple of the dolls and they are very well recieved, (and cute) and the patterns were easy, im sure the clothes are the same. For my dolls, i just sewed some little doll clothes, using the doll body as a pattern.
here is the link to the main page, if you want to look at the clothes
http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/07/basic-clothing-for-free-spirit.html
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