I am done! Done with this project I started way back in February! The truth is that it really didn’t need that much time, but true to all crafters, I was bouncing around different stuff and was back and forth with this.
And what happened after I posted a photo of the completed doll online? My mother choped (reserved) it! Yes! She asked me to make one for her but since my brother is coming to visit me soon, I figured why not give her this one anyway. After all, Mothers’ Day is coming right? 🙂 She’ll probably end up making one herself too since she can do some basic crochet as well.
Had lots of fun putting the doll together. The pattern creator had suggested putting wires into the limbs and body so that the doll can stand on its own and be posable. But I wasn’t sure in the beginning if I was going to give this away to a small child or not, so I was concerned that the wires might end up poking out and hurting someone. Next round I will try with the wires!
The toughest part I must say is the hair! It’s very very time consuming to cut and attach the hair to the head. And I kind of regret making the hair so long as it added a lot of weight to the head. Had to add quite a bit of reinforcement stitches to the neck area so that her head didn’t flop around. It still does unfortunately. Will experiment with shorter hair and a different hairstyle next round.
This doll is certainly not difficult to make but it is for sure not a beginner’s type of project. At some points, I did have to reread the pattern a few times to get at what it is trying to say. Also spotted some minor typos here and there in the book, so there was some guess work that needed to be done to figure things out. Again, not a biggie but needs a more experienced crocheter to find a workable solution.
Overall, this doll is really such a pretty one. Love her cute little face with the big eyes and sweet nose. She has no mouth, like Hello Kitty! Love her yellow jacket and striped sweater. I decided to knit (as opposed to crochet) her scarf too so that there is more variation in the pattern. It looks much nicer too!
Now that winter is almost over (I say almost because it actually snowed last week!!) and spring is on its way, it’s probably time to get started on a spring looking doll no?