Updated: Feb 27
I would recommend this pattern to crocheters with intermediate crochet skill as making her lasts quite a while. But this is the only reason. I used the most basic crochet stitches so a beginner can make it easily too.
I tried to reduce the sewing by making the head and the body to be a single piece. And I will show you a great method to prevent the head from tilting backwards. I call it neck stiffener but if you know a better word to name it please let me know below in the comment section.
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Behind the scene
Before we jump into the pattern I would like to share with you a little behind the scene information. " This doll was the hardest to make" . Well I mean not the making itself, but the designing part. It just didn`t want to turn out beautiful. Whatever I did with it It looked ugly. I tried different types of mouths and eyes but the result wasn`t nice to the eyes till I have finally found the best combination. There was a moment when I almost gave up on her but I am happy that I persevered.
Here I show you some pictures I made about some attempts.
I designed a tube-like shape that I call neck stiffener:
¨ This will be a tube-like shape, that needs to be inserted into the neck after the head is filled and most of the body part is already done. Do it as the leg, but it is just 15 Row "tall".
¨ Must be filled very firmly- seeing the filling is not an issue at this point, it is a must :) - if it is done as written it will prevent the head from tilting backward
¨ Insert it into the neck after Row 49 - - approximately half of it goes into the head and half of it stays in the body
Congratulation ! All the parts are done. Attach them and embroider the facial details.
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