Sunday, August 11, 2013

Abigail,'s Draw me a Doll Free Tutorial

Abigail,'s Draw me a Doll Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs









Challenge accepted, Abigail, drew me a doll she would like me to make, all the details are laid down for me.....lets see what i can do...;-)








You will need:

Crochet Hook 2.75mm mm
Red Heart Shimmer in Cream (because nothing is EVER too sparkly!) and dark grey
Stitch Nation Yarn, Bamboo Ewe in Butterscotch
Dungar Ease in pink, green, orange
Berocco DK in Ocre


Tapestry Needle
Polyfill
Snap on 15 mm Green eyes, or color of your choice

Stitches used

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double Crochet
dc: double crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together



Pattern:

All Right, lets give our doll a head,

Head:

You will be working in the round, since my doll needs to have blond hair, I am using my hair color to crochet the top of my doll's head, it will look much better to have the hair color and the head matching once you put the hair on
Round 1: With Butterscotch Yarn, in a magic circle, , ch, 6sc, (6sc)


Round 2: 2sc in each st, (12sc) put a little strap of other Color Yarn at the beginning of your round, it will help you figure out where your round begins, as it might get harder later ;-)





Round 3: [sc, 2sc in next st] all around (18sc)


Round 4: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)



Round 5: [3sc, 2sc in next st] all around (30sc)


Round 6: [4sc, 2sc in next st] all around (36sc)

Round 7:  [5sc, 2sc in next st] all around (42sc)


Round 8: [6sc, 2sc in next st] all around (48sc)


Round 9-12: sc all around (48sc) Fasten off

 Change to Cream Color Yarn, or any color skin you choose to use, continue in the round with new Color
Round 13-15: sc all around (48sc)

Round 16: [7sc, 2sc in next st] all around (54sc)

Round 17-20: sc all around (54sc)

Round 21: [7sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (48sc)

Round 22: [6sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (42sc)

Round 23: [5sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (36sc)


Round 24: [4sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (30sc)


Round 25: [3sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (24sc)




Abigail asked for green eyes, but color choices are endless, Place Eyes between Round 17 and Round 19 at about 6 stitches apart.

snap them on securely,

Stuff the head  firmly with Polyfill.

Round 26: [2sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (18sc)
Round 27:  [sc, 2sctog in next st] all around (12sc)
Stuff Firmly again,

Round 28-29: sc all around (12sc)

Do not Fasten off!!!

Time to Give our doll a body.

Body


Round 30: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (16sc)

Round 31: [3sc, 2sc in next st] all around (20sc)
Round 32: [4sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)

Round 33: In Back loop only!! :[5sc, 2sc in next st] all around (30sc)






Round 34: [6sc, 2sc in next st] all around (36sc)


 Round 35: [7sc, 2sc in next st] all around (42sc)


Round 36-50: sc all around (42sc)

Round 51: [7sc, sc2 tog in next st] all around (36sc)
Round 52: [6sc, sc2tog] all around (32sc)

 stuff firmly the body, from the neck down
Do not fasten off


Legs:


Round 53:16sc ( whatever your number of sc here does not matter, what really matters is that before you skip stitches, you should be exactly at the back or front  middle of your body, for  the legs to be where they need to), sk 16 st, sc in next, 16sc (16sc)






Round 54-65: sc all around (16sc) stuff as you go with your Polyfill, stuff with polyfill as you go....

Round 66: [sc2tog, 4sc] 3 times (13sc)

Round 67-69: sc all around (13sc)


Round 70: 2sc in next st, 3sc] 3 times (16sc) (creating a knee fold)

Round 71-79: sc all around (16sc)
Do not Fasten off

Feet:

Round 1: sc all around


Round 2: [sc2tog, sc] all around(12sc)


Round 3-5: sc all around (12sc)

Round 6: [4sc, 2sc in next st] twice (14sc)


Round 7:[5sc, 2sc in next st] twice (16sc)
stuff


Round 8:[6sc, 2sc in next st] 3 times (19sc)

Round 9: [7sc, 2sc in next st] twice (21sc)


Round 10: [8sc, 2sc in next st] 3 times (24sc)

Round 11: [9sc, 2sc in next st] twice (26sc)


Round 12: sc untill you reach the middle back of your leg, then 7sc, 12hdc, 7sc (st) (26st)



Round 13: 7sc, 12hdc, 7sc (26st)

Round 14:  in back loop only, 12sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, sc2tog (24sc)



Round 15: [4sc, sc2tog] 5 times (19sc)
stuff
Round 16:  [3sc, sc2tog] 4 times (15sc)



Round 17:  In back loop only [5sc, sc2tog] 3 times (13sc)

Round 18: sc all around (13sc)
stuff firmly

Round 19: sc2tog all around fasten off

Repeat for other foot


Arms:


Arms (make 2):

Round 1: with cream color yarn, in a magic circle, ch, 6sc, (6sc)

Round 2: [2sc in next st, sc] 3 times (9sc)

Round 3: sc all around (9sc)

Round 4:  [2sc in next st, sc] 3 times (12sc)

Round 5: sc all around (12sc)
Round 6: [3sc, sc2tog] twice , 2sc(10sc)
Round 7: sc all around (10sc)

Round 8: sc2tog, sc all around (9sc)
stuff as you go
Round 9-24: sc all around (9sc)






Fasten off

Hair:


Time to give this beauty a hair style...take your butterscotch yarn and make about 20 inches strands.
fold them in half, and one by one with your crochet, place them in rows, skipping a stitch between them, the same way you would put strands at the bottom of a scarf









sew the arms around 32nd and 35th row



Here you go....

Give your doll a smile with a little piece of pink scrap yarn and your tapestry needle

Look at this beauty...


Time to Create a wardrobe...lets begin with some underwear...;-)


Underwear:

Row 1:  with your pink yarn, Ch 23

Row2: sc in second ch from hook and in 22st , turn

Row 3-5: ch, sc all along



Row 6 : 5sl st, ch, 12 sc,sl st turn



Row 7: sl st.ch 10sc, sl st turn
Row8: slt ch 8sc, sl st turn
Row 9: sl st, ch, 6sc, sl st turn
Row 10: sl st, ch, 4 sc, sl st turn


Row 11-18 :  4sc, turn
Row 19: ch, 2sc in same st, 2sc in next st, turn
Row 20: ch, 2sc in same st,  4sc, 2sc in next st turn

Row 21: ch, 2sc in same st,  6sc, 2sc in next st turn
Row 22: ch, 2sc in same st,  8sc, 2sc in next st turn
Row 23: ch6, turn

Row 24: in second ch from hook sc, sc in every st left all along the row, ch6, turn


Row 25-27: ch sc all along (22sc)

Fasten off

sew both sides of your underwear sew loose tails in on wrong side. you are done!!!



I am going to crochet a few different colors underwear's.... a Doll needs a few, don't you think?

Next Abigail Wanted some cat ears....mmmm lets see...

Head band:

With  Dark Grey Yarn
Round 1: ch54, sl st with first ch, making sure not to twist your chain




Round 2-5: sc all around

Fasten off

Cat Ears: (make 2)

In a magic circle, ch, 3sc



Round 1: 2sc in each st (6sc)

Round 2: sc, 2sc in next st (9sc)

Round 3: 2sc, 2sc in next st (12sc)

Round 4-7: sc all around

Fasten off

Sew the ears to the headband about 6 stitches apart



Meowww.......;-)

Time for The Dress, Abigail wanted it to be yellow, with a grey cat face and a red heart appliqué ...

Dress:

With your Berocco Ocre yarn
Round 1: ch70, join to first ch with a sl st, making sure your chain is not waisted


Round 2: hdc all around


Round 3: hdc2tog, 33hdc, hdc2tog, 33 hdc (68 hdc)

 Round 4:  hdc2tog, 32hdc, hdc2tog, 32 hdc (66 hdc)
Round 5- 25 : Continue decreasing this way until you have 50 stitches, once you have 50 stitches, sc all around until you reach the end of round 26
Row26 : Now you ail no longer work in the round for the front bib of the dress and the straps
sc 20 turn,


Straps:

Row 27-33: ch, 15sc turn


Row 34-47: ch, 3sc turn,
Fasten off


Slip st 3stitches before the end of Row 26, repeat strap
Fasten off
Sew all loose tails in,
sew straps to the back of the dress.

Heart applique:

With red Berocco Yarn, in a magic ring, ch 3, 5dc, 1 tr, 5dc, ch3, sl st in circle fasten off




Cat appliqué :
with your grey berocco yarn,
in a magic ring:
Round 1: ch 6sc,

Round 2: 2sc in ech st (12sc)

Round 3: [sc, 2sc in next st] all around (18sc)

Round 4: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)
Round 5: [3sc, 2sc in next st] all around (30sc)

Fasten off

Ears:

sl st in any of your circle st, sc in next st: (sc, hdc, dc, ch3picot, dc, hdc, sc), sl st in next st
3 sl st,


sc in next st: (sc, hdc, dc, ch3picot, dc, hdc, sc), sl st in next st sl st, fasten off
 Sew eyes, whiskers and nose on the cat, and sew the cat and the heart on the front of the dress

Sweater:

With Berocco greay yarn, ch 60, join to first ch with a sl st, making sure not to twist your chain,





Round 1- 30: sc all around

Round 31: 12sc, ch7, sk 7, 22sc, ch7, sk 7, 12sc,







Round 32: sc all around

Fasten off

in any of the armholes, sl st, 14 sc all around


Round 2-20 : sc all around Fasten off


Repeat for the other arm




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Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!! 


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13 comments:

  1. Great pics and instruction for making this great doll!

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  2. Abigail did a fine job of drawing. You have succeeded in your quest..not only are you talented to be working in this harsh environment...you did a beautiful job. I honestly can't wait to see the rest of the doll. So far it looks like your little one has designed a doll that my son-in-law would let me give his sons.
    Ta Ta Cathy the BaggLady

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  3. Very cute doll and clear tutorial you did! The drawing made me :D

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  4. OMG!!! That Doll is amazing! and thanks for the hair tutorial I made 3 dolls so far and the hair has been a struggle lol. I especially like the colour transition. A question: what do you call the golden metal thingy that you use with the eyes? I have the eyes but not that, so I've been embroidering the eyes, which is nice but I'd like to use the stuff I bought.
    Thank you sooo much for the lovely tutorials.
    Maria Jose

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    1. oh no!!!;-(
      Usually you buy the eyes and you get the snaps with it...the eyes are called safety eyes, and the back part is called a washer.
      You can find it on Etsy, or in your favorite craft store.
      Happy Crochet Maria Jose!!!! i hope it helped.;-)

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  5. OH! As soon as I remember my google account password, would you mind terribly if I translated some of your patterns to Spanish? I would of course credit you as the designer and link back to your site. Or I could send you the translations and you post them here. Maria Jose

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    1. Feel Free My Dear, I just added a translate tab at the top right of my blog, this might help a little.
      Happy Crochet!!!

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    2. Yep, but I don't trust those translators. They don't work on abbreviations (among other things) and if someone doesn't know that a single crochet is a "mediopunto" or "punto bajo" it can get pretty confusing. I understand what the stitches are but many people who don't speak English have no clue about them.
      Thank you for allowing me to do that.
      Maria Jose

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  6. Thanks for a very good tutorial!
    I made the doll, but changed some things :)
    http://pysen73.blogspot.it/2013/09/virkad-docka.html

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  7. Just was wondering what the finished size of the doll was? Thanks for the tutorial. I am making a tutu dress for my great niece and want to make her a doll with a matching dress.

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