By Hook, By Hand
Joyce makes the most delightful crochet dolls! That is Sammy, a closely modified Lily doll, from the Lily Sugar and Cream website. The sample is free on the Lily webpage, but you do need to turn out to be a member (additionally free). Joyce has made many dolls from this sample, every one very uniquely a creation of Joyce’s. See her set of Lily dolls right here.
Joyce is completely satisfied to share her fast and straightforward 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 a few of Joyce’s thoughts on modifying a sample, on this case the Lily doll sample. Joyce also jointed the limbs; she has a tutorial for this technique as effectively. Look on the left facet of the weblog web page for ‘Tutorials by Joyce.’
“Right here is slightly lesson on how you can take a pattern and make it your individual.
This doll was made utilizing “components” of the Lily Sugar n Cream doll sample.
As you may see, I modified her head substantially and some other physique components. She got here out to be precisely 13” tall using Vanna’s Alternative acrylic Dimension four medium worsted yarn. Hooks E and G.
Here’s what I changed:
It referred to as for joining the rounds and that i opted to not join and used continuous rounds and a marker. I don’t just like the seam that becoming a member of 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 short costume wigs with the physique reasonably than closing the body cavity and sewing the legs on.
* For the head attachment, I used a Darice 30mm doll joint (AC Moore), which is an superior joint for attaching larger doll heads. I highly recommend this joint because it has a bigger, thinner washer and the doll head and physique sit on prime of a pleasant flat dishlike surface (about the scale of a quarter) slightly than a small button. These of you who use joints for attaching physique components will love this. Or, you’ll be able to sew every little thing together because the patterns requires.
I actually tried to comply with the pattern path and for the most part I did; like the body, toes, legs. The main adjustments have been to the top and in the way in which the body elements had been sewn or connected to complete the doll.