A while ago I was playing with picking up crochet loops on my knitting needles without having a clear idea of what I was making. I ended up with something that looked like a little dolls hat. I thought it was quite cute, so I embellished it with a plait and kept it.
Now the time has come to make a doll to go with the hat. I have started making a dress in the same yarn as the hat and using the same technique of picking up the back loops of crochet stitches and continue by knitting in the round. I widen it as I work towards the feet and give it a simple roll edge. I will crochet her an underskirt in a bold fuchsia that will peek through the lace and be visible at the feet. I plan on making a flat circle for bottom and stuff the dress with toy filling. hopefully she will be able to stand up.
For head I think I will use a stocking stuffed with toy filling. I have not decided how to make the facial features yet. I will probably either embroider, or use safety doll’s eyes. What do you think? Can I leave it at giving her just eyes, or should I go for a mouth and nose as well?
Her hair I am making the same way my grandmother made the hair for her lovely angels. Garden twine that is curled by soaking and then left to dry tightly wound around a pencil!
I will keep you posted on how she turns out.