Crocheting part I
While I was nursing my injured shoulder I crocheted a little bit. On my last trip to the States we visited a town called Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Here I found this lovely toyshop, they had these crochet dolls for sale made from cotton, I decided I was going to make one.
Back home I found this book “Crochet your own dolls & accessories” by Sally Byrne I crochet the girly on the front page without the stripy legs using Elle Premier natural cotton 4 ply and a number 3mm (US D/3, UK10) crocheting hook using the following colours:
046 Peach – arms, legs, shoulders, neck and head
001 White – panty and vest, this forms part of the body
050 Denim – skirt and shoes
029 Coral – jacket, the button I just cut off one of my shirts I was wearing at the time I was crocheting the jacket.
044 Brown – hair, I couldn’t understand the instructions for the hair so I did my own thing.
I used “Silky Soft “ 100% Premium polyester fiber to stuff with and started the stuffing process from the beginning.
For those of you that are new at this, like I am, this kind of crocheting is called amigurumi and you can find “hundreds” of free patterns on the internet and you tube videos, showing you how to do this kind of crocheting and really good advice.
Lots of fun was had while bringing Bella to life, I think she needs pink cheeks, I just haven’t had the courage to put them on. Maybe I must take her for a makeover at the beautician!
Next time I will share with you another crochet item I’m busy with at the moment.