It has been a busy few weeks on the craft front. I was asked to make two more dolls similar to the Katie doll by Ala & Ela, but to make them in different colours as they are going to be Christmas presents. I was so pleased because I do love making this doll. So here are the girls:
First we have Annie
All dolls are knitted in DK on 4mm needles and for Annie I chose different shades of pink and a pastel green.
These are quite easy dolls to knit and much quicker than the Jean Greenhowe Victorian dolls, which to be fair are bigger and more detailed. Legs, arms body and head are all knitted separatley and attached.
The hair is knitted as a separate skull cap and attached to the stuffed head and the plaits are created and added later. The original dress in the pattern has long sleeves but I decided to leave the dress sleeveless and knit her a cardigan to complement the outfit. Little girls always love dressing and undressing dolls.
I used a different colour combination for Lizzie
Thought yellow and turquoise might look bright and colourful together, and I gave her darker plaits.
These dolls are about 13″ tall and 8″ when in a sitting position, they are quick to make and only take up small amounts of yarn from your stash and It was fun seeing them made up in different colour combinations.
Hope they bring some little girls a lot of pleasure this Christmas and stay part of the playroom for a long time to come!