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Woo…it’s getting hot out there (94 today, 98 tomorrow!). While I’m busy sitting in the A/C working on new patterns to share with you, I thought I would re-share with you a pattern that doesn’t take any real amount of lap space/coverage. I made these dolls a little over 3 years ago. They are almost completely customizable…you can change the color of their clothing, skin, hair…and make them to look like your own little girl! If you prefer embroidered eyes you can do that instead of using safety eyes, or you can pick a safety eye in the color of your choice!
I made these dolls in the Spring of 2015, but have just now typed up the pattern for them. A little girl who lives local to me now owns them, and the last I heard she sleeps with them nightly and they are her “Best Friends”. So, I’ve named this pattern for that 🙂 My husband and I had named them Myrtle (on the left) and Mavis (on the right), but of course you are free to call them whatever you wish! The colors are completely customizable. You can use whichever colors you wish to, perhaps make them look like your own little girl! Each doll is roughly 11 inches tall. Gauge really isn’t important, so long as the stitches are tight together so that the stuffing doesn’t pop through. The pattern was very lengthy to type out, so please overlook any typo’s I might’ve made 🙂 On that note…
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I *think* the doll is done. I don’t know if I should add more to it or not. I’ll be making a second doll sooner or later and incorporate a few minor changes to it before I publish a pattern for it. For now, this is what it looks like, and Olivia has a new doll to play with ❤🤗😚
What do you think?
Today I’m re-blogging an old pattern post from August 2015. It was one of the first patterns I published here. My daughter still has this Ssstuffed Sssnake in her toy box and plays with it regularly (sometimes in the form of a snake, other times in the form of an “I’m gonna get you!” toy, lol). It has held up remarkably well, and the felt tongue has remained intact and still looks great.
You can make this snake in any color combination, with any amount of colors. You could replace the stitched-on eyes with plastic safety eyes or fancy embroidery, as well as alter the length of it by decreasing or increasing the number of rounds of the body. Both boys and girls alike will adore it!
I love playing around with yarns, and I love bright colors. This snake pattern is very simple, and would look great using any colors of yarn or color combinations.
Ssstuffed Sssnake Pattern
© Amanda Bryant 2015
Red Heart Super Saver Economy: 1 skein each: Main Color (MC)- Turqua (#512); Contrasting Color (CC)- Blue Suede (#3945); small amount of black yarn for eyes.
small piece of red felt for tongue
4mm crochet hook
small amount of thread to match MC for sewing in tongue
small sewing needle
The snake is crocheted in the round. At the end of each color the round is fastened off, and then the next color is atached in the same stitch with a slip stitch. Stuff the snake as work progresses. To make him bend easily, stuff loosely.
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Another week of progress made 😁 The doll that I wrote about in last week’s WIP Wednesday is coming along nicely. I’m actually quite proud of it! Usually I am my own worst critic when it comes to designing something new.
For now, I am calling this 14 inch tall doll “Grenadine”, because that’s the primary color used.
I realize that I sewed her head on a wee bit crooked, but I’m ok with that. It adds character, lol. (She looks proud and headstrong this way, don’t you think? Lol)
Last night after Olivia went to bed I went onto YouTube and watched a few videos for inspiration and instruction on how to create lovely eyes. I usually suck at making faces, and don’t embellish with, for example, eyelashes. I think what I did turned out well. After the hair(line) is done, I might even add eyebrows! I don’t know if the ears are too big (the critic, again), but once the hair is added maybe they won’t look too big.
The pins on her head represent the hairline. I *think* I have brown yarn on hand, but I might not have enough. If not, Grenadine might have lilac colored hair (or blue, or red or bright orange…lol). I know, I should’ve checked through my yarn stash before beginning this project!
Along with the hair, I have to still make her little skirt (which I SHOULD do before adding hair, so I don’t crochet her hair into the skirt!). Oh, and probably little shoe straps, perhaps with buttons, to cover up the color change.
So, I think that’s all I have to say about Grenadine right now.
Next, here’s a sneak peek at the new free pattern I’m planning to publish on Friday coming up:
Have a great day everyone! And remember…
(I found this pic on Pinterest, lol)