Crochet You! includes crochet patterns for beautiful, unique and diverse dolls. There are patterns for a variety of dolls in different sizes and shapes and also cute clothes and accessories to go with them.
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Crochet patterns for beautiful, unique and diverse dolls.
Crochet You! includes crochet patterns for beautiful, unique and diverse dolls. This book gives you the instructions you need to create dolls that are as unique as our children.
This book includes 128-pages of written instructions and step-by-step photos.
I love that the Designer has included patterns for a range of Essential Aids and accessories that might be needed to create our unique dolls.
The patterns are available for a basic doll, as well as, variations for body types and hair styles.
Be sure to read the Introduction on page 6 (it has a super sweet story included) and the useful tips on page 9. The Abbreviations section is also available on page and the crochet patterns are written in US crochet terminology.
The yarns used for these projects were Scheepjes Catona (for the dolls’ bodies and clothes), Scheepjes Twinkle (for metal parts of the wheelchair, crutches and prothesis) and Scheepjes Softie (for clothes and the assistance dog).
The projects were crocheted with 3 different sizes of crochet hooks, 2 mm (B), 2.25 mm and 2.5 mm (C).
The dolls have a wire body frame for their torso and legs (templates are included on page 122-123).
Some of the accessories and prostheses require magnets to be sewn into the doll so be sure to check this before you begin. You will need to put them in place in the torso before you complete the doll pattern itself in order for the accessory / prosthesis to properly attach.
Crochet You! Patterns
- Basic Doll Pattern
- Doll Variations
The Doll Variations
- Patterns have been included to allow you to represent limb loss (arm, leg, and body).
- Pattern instructions are also included to represent Down Syndrome (pages 26-27).
- Different sizes of dolls have been included.
- A separate Doll Pattern has been written with color changes for Vitiligo (pages 30-36).
- Page 37 includes how to instructions for adding scars to your doll.
The Doll Hair Options
- Hair Wig Cap
- Hair Strands
- Wavy Hair
- Straight Hair
- Curly Hair
The Clothing and Accessories
- Overalls / dungarees
- Short Overalls / dungarees
- Baggy Trousers
- Bagg Overalls / dungarees
- Coat (with or without hood)
- Leg warmers
- Mary Janes
- Crochet You! Bonus Project PDF (free download – limited time)
The Essential Aids
- AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthosis)
- Leg Prothesis
- Hearing Aid
- Cochlear Implant
- Feeding Tubes & Accessories
- Assistance Dog
- Bunny and Teddy Bear
The General Techniques Section begins on page 112 and provides step-by-step instructions with diagrams for each of the crochet stitches used in the patterns.
Crochet Stitches Used
- Slip knot (or loop)
- Chain (ch)
- Slip Stitch (slst)
- Magic ring
- Single crochet (sc)
- Half double crochet (hdc)
- Double crochet (dc)
- Treble (tr)
- Back loop only (BLO)
- Front loop only (FLO)
- Front post dc
- Back post dc
- Reverse sc (crab stitch)
- Invisible decrease with sc and hdc
- Increase 1
- Decrease 1 (or sc2tog)
Detailed assembly instructions are provided beginning on page 118 and include step-by-step photos. The assembly techniques used are:
- Weaving in ends
- Slip stitch seam
- Single crochet seam
- Sewing joins
Finishing instructions are provied beginning on page 120. The finishing instructions (with images) that are explained are:
- Attaching toy safety eyes
- Sewing on buttons
- Embroidery stitches (straight stitch, satin stitch, backstitch, bullion stitch)
The last section of the book includes the templates for the wire frames to support the body, legs and arms. There are two wire templates. Also in this section are the templates for the shoe soles (cardboard is required for these) to make the footbed sturdy for the shoes.
See more of the projects you can make here.
Crochet You! is a very inspiring pattern book and I believe it is much needed for our world. This book will help us create dolls to represent real people.
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