By Hook, By Hand
Above, from the left, Red Coronary heart Classic in Lt. Peach, Crimson Heart Tremendous Saver in Aran, Buff, and what causes dry hair and scalp Warm Brown, and Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown.
I’m always 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 favorite has been Red Heart Classic and what causes dry hair and scalp Purple Coronary heart Super Saver. These are resilient, non-stretchy, inexpensive yarns that make a very robust and sturdy three dimensional fabric.
I would love to use natural fibers for my doll bodies, however when i do the stitches appear skinny and the stuffing shows simply between the stitches. I’ve tried cotton, 100% wool, and wool blends, however none of them fulfill me like the acrylic Pink Coronary heart yarns. I’ve also tried the brand new ‘mushy’ acrylic yarns, but again, I felt the stitches had been skinny and a lot stuffing confirmed through.
Vanna’s Selection yarn by Lionbrand is one other good choice for doll our bodies. It’s barely softer in really feel than the Pink Heart Yarns, and works up slightly smaller, but the stitches are firm and shut up nicely. Beige and Honey are nice physique colours.
The hardest colour to search out is a pleasing mild peach tone. Most are either too pink or too bright. The Pink Hear yarn above is somewhat on the brilliant aspect, but it does make up to a cute doll . If you have any ideas for good peach tones, please share them 🙂
Whereas waiting for some clear acrylic eyes to arrive from CR’s Crafts, so I can paint my own eyes, I used the Aran body to create Cathay Rose, a little bit Asian woman. She is a Mini Free Spirit; her outfit is a modification of the nightgown sample for her tunic, and the underwear sample for her pants. I used a lovely Tencel/Wool mix yarn for her hair that may be very shiny and very black.