Another Crochet Fairy Doll

Well here she is my second attempt at making a dolly/fairy. In my excitement to introduce her to you I realised I haven’t made her wings yet! But she has been christened, the family voted for Imogen, I think it quite suits her too.

Imogen Crochet Dolly

She follows the same principles as Freya but hopefully is a little more refined. I took Freya in to show colleagues and the main comment was on the colour choice I had used for her face, legs and arms, I went for pale pink this time and I think that works much better. I also used a smaller hook to get a tighter finish.

Imogen Crochet Doll DressYou may be able to make out from the photo that I made the arms and legs a bit thicker too which has made her feel more substantial.

I added a little white collar to the top of the dress and a neck, this has worked well apart from the hair…………….

Crochet Dolly Face and Hair………….which I love but all those curls are actually quite heavy and it is  teeny bit of a stain on the neck. I will reduce the row count on the neck next time and see if that works.

My favourite bit has to be her shoes, Freya’s shoes were flat but Imogen’s are 3D, more like actual shoes. I am so pleased with how they look and with the little bit of stuffing in them adding weight the legs hang really well.

Crochet Doll Shoes

How hard is writing a pattern? After making Freya I had a couple of  ideas for improvement but I didn’t take enough account on the effect these would have on other parts. So, I have to say that Imogen is part II in my first doll making, pattern writing journey.

 

51 thoughts on “Another Crochet Fairy Doll

  1. laurascrochetedgifts May 30, 2014 / 15:53

    She’s beautiful! I make Stuffed Piggies and have started making Stuffed Bears. Nothing as involved as your fairies, but I love the discovery of making my own patterns.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 20:08

      There is something about piggies they are so cute too, my sister makes little pigs from felt but I don’t think she has blogged about them yet. I am still struggling with the pattern writing, not very confident that someone else could follow my instructions, I hope to share the pattern if I can ever get it to a stage where I feel happy.

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      • laurascrochetedgifts May 30, 2014 / 20:44

        I know what you mean. I am just starting to share my patterns with a couple people to see if others can follow them.

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      • laurascrochetedgifts May 30, 2014 / 20:46

        Thanks. I’ll keep you in mind. I want to start with granny squares, so I can make sure I’m writing the patterns correctly before moving on to something more complicated.

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 21:30

        That was my first tutorial, a granny square, it took me hours as I photographed every step. I look forward to seeing how you get on.

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  2. fallfromgrace349 May 30, 2014 / 13:39

    I love her hair!! I think your family are bang on with her name, suits her perfectly 🙂

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  3. KerryCan May 30, 2014 / 12:02

    The first one had a wilder, fey look about her. This one is more of a prim good-girl fairy. Can’t wait to see how number 3 turns out!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 20:00

      Thanks, I know what you mean the good and bad fairy, what will No. III be I wonder. It’s funny how some things take on a personality of their own.

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  4. trsblogstaff May 30, 2014 / 09:46

    Wow! She looks lovely. The hair suits her. The dress and shoes are fabulous.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com June 2, 2014 / 07:51

      Thank you. I am quite proud of the shoes. they are only a small part of her but I was so happy with how they worked out.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 19:59

      Thank you, I am going to try and make it with finer yarn next time but not sure if it will lose it’s impact, we will see.

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  5. niasunset May 30, 2014 / 08:29

    so lovely so lovely 🙂 Thank you, love, nia

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  6. Deb May 30, 2014 / 05:40

    Very cute! Your doll has the same hair as my daughter!

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  7. slippedstitches May 30, 2014 / 03:01

    I think she is terrific. It’s not easy making dolls. I love her hair, her kind face, her shoes and the little collar on her dress. Will you be putting wings on her? You are very talented.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 19:48

      You are so kind to offer such encouragement, we all craft away in our own little spaces so sharing with blog friends is so precious. I cannot decide about the wings, I may just leave her as a doll.

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  8. AnnB May 30, 2014 / 00:29

    I like her hair as it is. But if you want to try a lighter hair, test out #3 or #5 crochet thread…or hold together two or three strands of #10. A lot more work, but a finer texture.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 30, 2014 / 06:59

      What a good idea, it would be much better if it could be made with something lighter weight thanks for that I will give it a go. Another amendment for Fairy Doll III.

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  9. sassy02 May 29, 2014 / 23:13

    She is so cute, both your fairy dolls are adorable and I’m sure your next will be too, looking forward to seeing her, too.

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      • sassy02 May 30, 2014 / 04:46

        I’m looking forward to seeing them I use to collect any and every owl I could!

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  10. rainbowjunkiecorner May 29, 2014 / 23:02

    I thought Freya was fun but Imogen is really beautiful and professional looking. Love her hair. How did you do it?

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 29, 2014 / 23:11

      It is really simple, you just make a chain whatever length you want then and work your way up alternately 3sc, 2sc, 3sc, 2sc into each chain, it curls on it’s own. Thank you for your kind words, I need all the support I can get to keep at it until I get it right.

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  11. grammiepammie May 29, 2014 / 22:57

    She’s absolutely adorable (wings or not)! I love her hair! Keep at it, you get better every time! (looking forward to your NEXT doll!)

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 29, 2014 / 23:02

      It takes so much longer to make things when you have to keep stopping to write it all out, but thanks for the encouragement I will definitely keep at it until I get it right.

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  12. lovelucie1 May 29, 2014 / 22:47

    I simply love her. Her hair and shoes are especially fabulous!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com May 29, 2014 / 23:05

      Thank you, her shoes are my favourite bit, making all the ringlets for the hair took as long as the rest of her but was worth the effort.

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