By Hook, By Hand
Above, from the left, Red Coronary heart Basic in Lt. Peach, Red Coronary heart Super Saver in Aran, Buff, and Heat Brown, and Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown.
I’m at all times looking out for good yarn colors to make use of for my crochet dolls. I’ve used a variety of yarns through the years, and that i do have some determined favorites. In worsted weight yarns for a few years my favorite has been Purple Heart Classic and Pink Coronary heart Tremendous Saver. These are resilient, non-stretchy, inexpensive yarns that make a really robust and sturdy three dimensional fabric.
I would love to make use of pure fibers for my doll our bodies, however once i do the stitches appear skinny and the stuffing reveals simply between the stitches. I’ve tried cotton, 100% wool, and wool blends, however none of them satisfy me like the acrylic Crimson Coronary heart yarns. I’ve additionally tried the brand new ‘gentle’ acrylic yarns, but again, I felt the stitches had been skinny and too much stuffing showed through.
Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lionbrand is another good choice for doll our bodies. It’s slightly softer in feel than the Pink Heart Yarns, and works up slightly smaller, but the stitches are firm and shut up properly. Beige and Honey are nice physique colours.
The hardest shade to find is a pleasing mild peach tone. Most are either too pink or too vibrant. The Pink Hear yarn above is just a little on the bright side, but it does make as much as a cute doll . If in case you have any suggestions for good peach tones, please share them 🙂
Whereas ready for some clear acrylic eyes to arrive from CR’s cheap 27 piece hair weave Crafts, so I can paint my very own eyes, I used the Aran physique to create Cathay Rose, a bit of Asian girl. She is a Mini Free Spirit; her outfit is a modification of the nightgown pattern for her tunic, and the underwear sample for her pants. I used a lovely Tencel/Wool mix yarn for her hair that is very shiny and very black.