Have you ever been crocheting only to stop in dismay as you realized your project was curling up? Whether your stitches were too tight, or the yarn and crochet hook were a mismatch, there’s no need to worry – there’s a perfect project for those curly strands! This crocheted doll utilizes the spiraling strands as a wig, as well as the ruffly part of her ballet tutu. If you’ve never tried doing this before (or have it happen accidentally), now’s a great time to learn and put those skills to good use.
To make one of these adorable little dollies, you’ll want to gather up the following:
- Yarn, size 4
- 3.5 or 3.75mm crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Stuffing (polyfiber is best for this project)
- 2 10mm safety eyes
You’ll also need to be familiar with the following crochet stitches:
- Magic Circle
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Single Crochet Increase (sc inc)
- Invisible Decrease (inv dec)
You’ll be crocheting in rounds, adding stuffing as you go. There are tips and tricks along the way so be sure to take it slow and learn as much as you can, since you can utilize that information for future projects. If you’re unfamiliar with any of these stitches, this pattern has written explanations, though if you’re more comfortable learning from watching someone, you may want to visit YouTube and look up each stitch. There are a few video links included in the pattern for joining parts of the doll together, as well as adding the hair and accessories. If you enjoy this pattern, there are also other doll tutorials available by visiting the link The Friendly Dolls at the bottom of the post.
Interested in trying out this doll pattern for yourself? You can do so by visiting The Friendly Red Fox. You may also want to join the community so that you have access to even more free patterns. If you’re an amigurumi fanatic, this is definitely a site to keep an eye on.