By Hook, By Hand
Joyce makes the most delightful crochet dolls! That is Sammy, a heavily modified Lily doll, from the Lily Sugar and Cream website. The pattern is free on the freetress deep wave hair Lily web site, however you do have to change into a member (additionally free). Joyce has made many dolls from this pattern, each one very uniquely a creation of Joyce’s. See her set of Lily dolls here.
Joyce is joyful to share her quick and simple tutorial for making Sammy’s bobble hair model:
Bobble Hair Tutorial
The bobbles are made individually, then sewn to the dolls head. Add little bows of yarn or ribbon to sweeten the look 🙂
Here are some of Joyce’s thoughts on modifying a pattern, on this case the Lily doll sample. Joyce also jointed the limbs; she has a tutorial for this method as properly. Look on the left aspect of the blog web page for ‘Tutorials by Joyce.’
“Here is a little lesson on how one can take a pattern and make it your individual.
This doll was made using “components” of the Lily Sugar n Cream doll pattern.
As you may see, I changed her head substantially and some other body parts. She got here out to be precisely 13” tall utilizing Vanna’s Alternative acrylic Size four medium worsted yarn. Hooks E and G.
Here’s what I changed:
It referred to as for becoming a member of the rounds and that i opted to not be a part of and used steady freetress deep wave hair rounds and a marker. I don’t just like the seam that becoming a member of rounds produces when creating dolls.
* Her facial options; made a wig; added ears.
* Lengthened her arms to 24 rows; used a bobble for her thumbs.
* After I made the legs, I used Beth Webber’s method of crocheting the legs and persevering with with the physique quite than closing the body cavity and sewing the legs on.
* For the top attachment, I used a Darice 30mm doll joint (AC Moore), which is an awesome joint for attaching larger doll heads. I extremely recommend this joint as it has a larger, thinner washer and the doll head and body sit on top of a pleasant flat dishlike floor (about the dimensions of a quarter) slightly than a small button. Those of you who use joints for attaching body parts will love this. Or, you may sew all the pieces collectively because the patterns requires.
I actually tried to observe the sample path and for probably the most part I did; like the physique, toes, legs. The primary adjustments were to the top and in the best way the body components were sewn or connected to complete the doll.