By Hook, By Hand
Above, from the left, Red Heart Classic in Lt. Peach, Pink Heart Super Saver in Aran, Buff, and Heat Brown, and Purple Coronary heart Basic in Mid Brown.
I am all the time on the lookout for good yarn colors to use for my crochet dolls. I’ve used plenty of yarns over time, and i do have some determined favorites. In worsted weight yarns for a few years my favourite has been Purple Coronary heart Basic and Pink Heart Tremendous Saver. These are resilient, non-stretchy, inexpensive yarns that make a very robust and sturdy three dimensional fabric.
I’d love to make use of natural fibers for my doll bodies, but after i do the stitches appear thin and the stuffing reveals easily between the stitches. I’ve tried cotton, 100% wool, and wool blends, however none of them fulfill me like the acrylic Crimson Heart yarns. I’ve additionally tried the new ‘delicate’ acrylic yarns, but again, I felt the stitches have been skinny and a lot stuffing confirmed by means of.
Vanna’s Alternative yarn by Lionbrand is another good alternative for doll our bodies. It is barely softer in really feel than the Pink Coronary heart Yarns, and works up slightly smaller, but the stitches are agency and shut up properly. Beige and Honey are great physique colors.
The hardest shade to find is a delightful gentle peach tone. Most are either too pink or too vivid. The Pink Hear yarn above is just a little on the shiny side, but it does make up to a cute doll . In case you have any options for good peach tones, please share them 🙂
Whereas ready for some clear acrylic eyes to arrive from CR’s Crafts, so I can paint my very own eyes, I used the Aran body to create Cathay Rose, just a little Asian girl. She is a Mini Free Spirit; her outfit is a modification of the nightgown sample for her tunic, and the underwear pattern for her pants. I used a lovely Tencel/Wool blend yarn for her hair that may be very shiny and very black.