Sunday, July 30, 2006

Doll was a success



Our granddaughter LOVED the new doll!

10 comments:

Janet said...

I don't know which "doll" is cuter!

Pirk said...

Heheh, Janet, you are just too sweet.

Thanks.

Claudia said...

Just faublous!!!

knitsteel said...

She's adorable. Both of them are!

Lulu said...

its beautiful, so is the little girl...

Anonymous said...

Hei, tulin tänne virkkaus-listalta. Lehdet ei ole ihan mielessä, vielä.
Mahtavat sivut sinulla! Palaan myöhemmin, en tietenkään kerralla ehtinyt kaikkea lukea. Ihana Ella Noora!!
Palajakkua mäkin olen suunnitellut. Terv Marilii

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH she's PERFECT! Any chance of you selling the pattern? (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Pirk said...

Hi,
I am so sorry, but I have no pattern for the doll. I made the parts and then used Dora pictures as a guide to make my doll look like her.

I copied a picture of the eyes on a paper and then used that as a pattern. I used a crochet hook to put the hair on, one by one, to one loop of a stitch.

Later on I made some rows on the back of the head with purl stitch, instead of stockinette, to make it easier for attaching the hair.

I was using ww yarn, and 5 dbl pointed needles, knitting in the round.

I used 20 stitches for legs, 44 for body, and 16 for arms. There was some decreases for shoulders (similar to toe shaping decreases)(in every row) until some 20 or so stitches were for the neck, and then knitted a row, then increased in every stitch to get 40 stitches and then knitted until it was half the body size. then decreased gradually (k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, etc.) and then on next row same unless you want faster shaping of the top of the head.

The stuffing around the neck is tricky, if you don’t stuff enough, the neck gets kind of wobbly. I think I ended up knitting a neck band for one of the dolls, just to keep the head properly on.

Please check if there are any patterns for dolls in the internet, and use that as a pattern. It really is the color of the skin, the hair, and face that are most important. Any other particulars will blend in with clothing.

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I just realized she is knit~WAH! A talent I have yet to acquire... If you crochet, here's a neat doll pattern I found: http://yarneverywhere.blogspot.com/2006/06/crochet-chiffon-doll-this-is-basis-for.html You've inspired me to go and make it my own!!!! *THANKING YOU!* ~and for the comment, too.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

FPIESmommy said...

Not sure if you check these since this is an old post. But that is a fantastic doll!!!!!!!!! I was just googling knitted Dora doll for my daughter and came across your site. I was hoping to find one on Etsy or somewhere to buy for her - she has a love for Dora right now.

I can knit - but am pretty much limited to blankets and scarfs! :) I wish I had your talent so I could make her one myself!