By Hook, By Hand
Joyce makes probably the most delightful crochet dolls! This is Sammy, a heavily modified Lily doll, from the Lily Sugar and Cream website. The sample is free on the Lily webpage, but you do need 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 glad to share her quick and simple tutorial for making Sammy’s bobble streaked short hair hair style:
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 a few of Joyce’s thoughts on modifying a sample, in this case the Lily doll pattern. Joyce additionally jointed the limbs; she has a tutorial for this method as properly. Look on the left aspect of the weblog page for ‘Tutorials by Joyce.’
“Right here is slightly lesson on how one can take a sample and make it your own.
This doll was made using “components” of the Lily Sugar n Cream doll sample.
As you possibly can see, I modified her head substantially and some other body parts. She got here out to be precisely 13” tall utilizing Vanna’s Choice acrylic Size 4 medium worsted yarn. Hooks E and G.
Here’s what I changed:
It known as for becoming a member of the rounds and i opted to not be part of and used steady 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 streaked short hair legs and continuing with the body relatively 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 suggest this joint as it has a larger, thinner washer and the doll head and physique sit on top of a nice flat dishlike surface (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 as the patterns requires.
I really tried to follow the pattern trail and for probably the most part I did; like the body, ft, legs. The main changes were to the pinnacle and in the way the physique parts had been sewn or hooked up to complete the doll.