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.


Fairy in the Garden

Well my friends, this is my first attempt at making a doll.

Crochet Fairy DollyI looked in all the usual places, Ravelry, Etsy etc. but there were so many patterns I just got confused and simply could not decide on which one to buy. So I thought, why not have a go and try to make one free hand.

I took her into work and the general consensus was that I could improve on the colour choices and I agree with to some degree (the green hair was not well received but I like it). I also feel it would look better using a smaller hook size to tighten up the stitches, add a bit of something at the neck and a few more tweaks here and there.

I have already started on a FairyII version because there are so many things that I am not happy with but overall for a first attempt I was quite pleased. It was a great learning curve too.