By Hook, By Hand
Joyce makes probably the most delightful crochet dolls! That is Sammy, a closely modified Lily doll, from the Lily Sugar and Cream webpage. The pattern is free on the Lily website, however you do must turn into a member (also free). Joyce has made many dolls from this sample, human hair stores each very uniquely a creation of Joyce’s. See her set of Lily dolls here.
Joyce is completely satisfied to share her fast and simple tutorial for making Sammy’s bobble hair type:
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 🙂
Listed below are some of Joyce’s thoughts on modifying a sample, on this case the Lily doll pattern. Joyce also jointed the limbs; she has a tutorial for this technique as effectively. Look on the left facet of the blog page for ‘Tutorials by Joyce.’
“Here is a bit lesson on how you can take a pattern and make it your personal.
This doll was made using “components” of the Lily Sugar n Cream doll pattern.
As you may see, I changed her head considerably and another body elements. She got here out to be exactly 13” tall utilizing Vanna’s Choice acrylic Dimension four medium worsted yarn. Hooks E and G.
Here’s what I changed:
It known as for joining the rounds and that i opted to not join and used steady rounds and a marker. I don’t like the seam that joining rounds produces when creating dolls.
* Her facial features; 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 technique of crocheting the legs and persevering with with the body reasonably than closing the physique cavity and sewing the legs on.
* For the pinnacle attachment, I used a Darice 30mm doll joint (AC Moore), which is an superior joint for attaching bigger doll heads. I extremely recommend this joint as it has a bigger, thinner washer and the doll head and physique sit on prime of a nice flat dishlike surface (about the scale of a quarter) fairly than a small button. These of you who use joints for attaching physique elements will love this. Or, you can sew every thing collectively as the patterns requires.
I really tried to observe the sample trail and for essentially the most half I did; just like the physique, feet, legs. The primary modifications were to the head and in the way the body parts have been sewn or hooked up to finish the doll.