BB Dolls

BBDolls - 3This week wanted to talk about amigurumi doll’s hair making. If you ask me, it is the hardest part of finishing the doll and making her look the way we imagine. At least it is for me.

Tried so many different versions of hairs to be done on the doll, and hardly ever was satisfied with the final outcome. Those tapestry way, with wool and pulling out hair by hair; works fine I guess. Eats a lot of wool, but what you can do with it is either freaking out looking doll or to make it look “decent” is pony-tail(s) or braids.

Then there is a wig making. Sorry to say, but for that am complete idiot. Tried it several times, but each and every doll looked so sad with this helmet looking wig on.

Crocheting “discs” as I call them (small round pieces) and placing one or two on top of the head, as you can see at some of my doll photos in the gallery, worked fine. Liked the results. Making tassels to go with them or braids, and placing them on sides or top of the head….. yes, many possibilities and are easy to make, and at the end doll looks nice. Cute and “dolly”.

I wanted more out of hair! That kept me busy thinking and trying.

I am sure I didn’t invent anything new; specially to those that are in amigurumi world for quite some time, but it is new to me.

For today I made one new pattern that I called BB Dolls. Made few different hair styles so you can see the possibilities that can be done. Encourage all of you to give it a try and play with it for a while. Specially to ones that love dolls as much as I do. Hair making this way is fun! Really is! 😉

The pattern for entire doll I tried to make simplest possible. For some problem might be making legs and body in one peace, but if so, just make two legs and body separated, counting the stitches used in the pattern.

For any questions you might have, I am here, and will be glad to help you.

So here we go with the BB Doll pattern

Abbreviations:

Sc: Single crochet

ch: Chain

St: Stitch

inv.dec: invisible decrease

Materials you will need:

2 mm crochet hook

8 ply cotton yarn in various colors

4,5 mm round, black, wooden beads for eyes

stuffing of your choice

needle for sewing up the body parts together

embroidery thread if you will want to sew on the eyelashes to the doll’s eyes

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CH 6

R1: Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 4. 3 2sc in last st. Turn Continue your work stitching around the other side,  Sc 4, 2sc in last st.   (12 sts)

R2: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)

R3: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)

R4: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (30 sts)

R5: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (36 sts)

R6-10: Sc 36

If you are using safety eyes, place them between row 10 and 11, leaving 6 stitches between them.

R11: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 12 times (48 sts)

R12: *Sc 7, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (54 sts)

R13-R17: Sc 54

R18: *Sc 7, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (48 sts)

R19: *Sc 6, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (42 sts)

R20: *Sc 5, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (36 sts)

R21: *Sc 4, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (30 sts)

R22: *Sc 3, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (24 sts)

R23: *Sc 2, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (18 sts)

R24: *Sc 1, inv.dec 1*, rep 6 times (12 sts)

Fasten off and stuff head firmly. Stuff little by little and form so you shape the head nicely.

HAIR

R1: stitch 4sc in magic ring ch1 turn around

(Do not close the ring, chain one and continue stitching backwards, as you would with the flat peace. We will be crocheting the rows here. Every row finish with the chain1, turn around,  and continue stitching in the second stitch from the hook.)

R2: 2sc in each st (8 sts) ch1 turn around

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st*, rep 4 times. (12sts) ch1 turn around

R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 4 times (16 sts)

R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next st*, rep 4 times (20 sts)

R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next st*, rep 4 times (24 sts)

R7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next st*, rep 4 times (28 sts)

R8-13: Sc 28

R14: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 8 times (36 sts)

R15: Sc 36

Ch1 and begin single crochet stitching to the side, toward the top of the head, where magic ring and first row is started.

Reaching the magic ring we will start making bangs.

Slip stitch 1 in the magic ring, chain 10, and return back slip stitching 9 at each stitch on the chain.

Slip stitch again to the magic ring, ch 10, return back slip stitching to 9 stitches on the chain, slip stitch to the magic ring, and repeat 3 more times, or until you create desired number of the bangs. (in my case there are 5).

Finishing last peace of hair, single crochet to the working side of the hair, and continue sc into each last row stitch (14 sts).

Reaching the end, tie off and leave long end for sewing the hair on the head.

Here are few samples of what you can do. Some you could see at presentations photo on the start of this post. Would have been to much if I tried to write down each and every pattern for different hair styles I’ve done; but as I said, if you will need any help, feel free to contact me and ask. Will be glad to help you.

Hair we are making in this pattern is the one shown on the first photo published here; look at the last doll in the line. One with light brown hair (yellow and blue dress).

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LEGS & BODY

Leg1:

R1: 6 Sc in magic ring (6)

R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

R3:  *2sc in one st, sc1* x6 (18)

R4: 18 sc

R5: Inv.dec6, sc6 (12)

R6: Inv.dec3, sc6 (9)

Stuff the bottom of the leg.

Change color of the thread and continue with R7.

R7-R16: 9 sc

Tie off and leave long end for sewing later. Stuff the leg.

Leg2:

R1: 6 Sc in magic ring (6)

R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

R3:  *2sc in one st, sc1* x6 (18)

R4: 18 sc

R5: Inv.dec6, sc6 (12)

R6: Inv.dec3, sc6 (9)

Stuff the bottom of the leg.

Change color of the thread and continue with R7.

R7-R16: 9 sc

At this point stuff the leg and bring both legs together.

R17: ch1, sc to the second last stitch on the next leg, sc7, ch1, sc to next leg, leaving one stitch free. Sc8. (18)

Pull out the yarn from the first leg you left for sewing later, through the gap between the legs. So it doesn’t come to your way while crocheting. You will use this yarn to sew this gap after body is done and stuffed.

R18-25: 18 sc

R26: *Inv.dec.1, sc1* x6 (12)

R27-29: 12 sc

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the body to the head.

Stuff the body as firm as you can.

Now take the sewing needle and the yarn there is between the legs (one you left from finishing the first leg) and sew the gap nicely.

ARMS X2

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2-6: 6 sc

Change color

R7-R9: 6sc

Tie of and leave long end for sewing the arms to the body.

DRESS

R1: 18 Sc in magic ring (18) (don’t close the ring completely)

R2-R3: 18 sc

R4: *2sc in one st, sc next 2* x6 (24)

R5-R6: 24 sc

R7: *2sc in one st, sc next 3sts* x6 (30)

R8-R9: 30 sc

R10: *2sc in one st, sc next 4 sts* x6 (36)

R11: 36 sc

Change color

R12: *ch3, sc in next st* repeat all around

Tie off and hide ends.

Put the dress over the body and sew the body on the head.

Sew on the hair, and finally place and sew the arms (I find it best if you leave 6 stitches looking in front of the dress, between each arm). I also suggest to sew the arms on the dress only. Not only it is easier, but gives you space to sew and hide ends nicely.

And you own BB Doll is done.

I hope you have enjoyed making it, and the hair you have learned will open up a whole new possibilities. Experiment and try different styles. Share what you have learned and teach us something new as well.

Looking forward to see and hear you experiences in making BB Doll. Thank you for staying with me and reading this post. Thank you for following and all kind and sweet comments you always leave behind. Thank you 🙂

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  1. Hi. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I really love your bb dolls! And I’ve made one myself based on your pattern (tweeted u with a pic but wonder if you’ve seen it ^^)

    Btw I’d like to know if you can provide me the pattern of the long hair doll please? =)

    • Hi 🙂
      Just went to see the tweet. Doll is wonderfully made. Congratulations!
      Is there any particular hair style you have seen on my dolls? Will send you details of any hair pattern I have made, but at the moment have no idea which one 😀 Give me more details on this one. Will be glad to help you out.

      • Thank you for replying! ^^

        I’d love to make another bb doll with longer hair =D can I have the pattern of the orange hair please? Just the hair. =)

      • Red hair doll doesn’t really have long hair, its the sided braids that give her that look.
        You will make that hair by starting as in the pattern. Use 5 stitches in magic ring instead of 4. Will give you better look for this type of hair.
        Stitch as based on the pattern for 13 rows. Yu can add one more row (same counted)…check to see how you like it with 13 and decide.
        Finish off with single crochet all around the edges, making bangs, tie off leaving long end for sewing.
        For the side braids, cut the desired length of yarn (double folded) x6
        Thread these strings of cut yarn (folded in half) as you are making tapestry, through first three stitches on each side of the hair piece. You can add more if you want braids to be thicker. Once all the strings are waved in the stitches, make a braid, tighten the end and that’s it. I made my braids too long, so I folded them in half, placing the end under the hair (before I sewed them all), and then I made tiny bows I sewed on top of it.
        For the bows, I made simple chain, long enough to make a bow out of it.
        I hope this will help you understand how the red hair is done. If not, let me know and will try to write you all down in the pattern form, and will make few photos as well.

      • Thank you sooooo much for the pattern =D gonna make one with it asap! Will definitely show you a picture of it when it’s done!! Thanks again!! ^^

      • Yay I’ve made another bb doll with braids! =D will send u a picture of hers on twitter ^^

  2. SON ADORABLES ESTAS MUÑEQUITAS.QUIERO HACERLAS pero se me planteó un inconveniente con el cuerpito, por favor me podrías indicar donde comienzo el cuerpito para hacerlo separado de las piernas?
    MUCHAS GRACIAS
    Graciela

    • Dear Graciela,
      If I understood right, you are asking where to start separating the legs from the body while making BB Doll?
      Legs are done first. You will need to make legs first. One you will tie off and with another one, when reaching the same length, will connect to the first and continue upward making the body. If you will find difficulties understanding it from the pattern let me know so can help you more.

      • Thanks so much! A 6 inch doll is what I’m hoping for. I don’t have a small enough hook but the smallest I have will give me close to the desired size. 🙂 Can’t wait to get it finished!

  3. I absolutely lovee these dolls! I made one for my daughter, I added a nose and mouth. She is popular and gets lot of comments. I have a couple of questions. Can I sell my dolls on my facebook page made from this pattern? And would you mind if I have a picture of the one I made as my profile pic for my fb page? I just dont want to offend you…you were so generous sharing this pattern! Thanks! 🙂

    • Dear Ashley,
      Thank you for you message. Glad your daughter likes the doll. Makes me happy knowing little ones enjoy having and playing with those dolls.
      As for the sale and photos you asked…yes please, you can freely do that. If not much to ask, mention where you got the pattern some place in the corner 😀 that would be nice! For the rest, please feel free to make the dolls and try selling them.
      Once again, than you for your message and good luck!

  4. Hi,

    I love this doll very much. The head I have already made and it is well done. Both legs I hooked and now I must go hook them together. Unfortunately I do not quite understand how to do it. I hope you can help me take this further. I’m at round 17. I also do not quite understand where the 7ch is for. Thank you very much for your help!

    • Dear Miranda,
      So you have two legs now. one is tied of and one you still have on the “move”, right.
      Stuff both legs, bring them together and tighten them so they stay close to each other in order you can work easier. Be careful to place legs right direction. Toes, heel…
      Your hook is on the last stitch of the second leg, ch1 and single crochet to the second last stitch of the first leg. Now sc following 7 stitches. You will skip the last and instead of crocheting it you wil need to ch1 again.
      As you skipped stitch on first leg, you have to do the same on both legs. So skip one stitch there and sc7 till the end.
      With chain stitches + 7 sc on each leg you will again have 16 stitches in all.
      If that is complicated, you can do it very simple way by just continuing with the single crochet to the next leg and stitching all around. This will make your legs closer and lower body firmer in a way.
      let me know if htis helped you a little and what/how you did it!
      Thank you!

  5. Hi again,

    I’m very sorry but I realy don’t understand how I must do it. Maybe you have pictures or something so I can see how to do it. Maybe it’s very simple but i don’t see it right now. I hope you will help me once again so I can finished this cute doll. Thank you!

    • Dear Miranda,
      Will try to make you photos, stitch by stitch, how this joining legs is done. Give me day or two to finish it. Will put it under Help page-tutorials here
      Thanks

      • Miranda,
        I have made a tutorial for you. Have tried several times making photos best possible. Think this, what I have made will help you understand the whole procedure.
        Let me know if this helps, and if I can help you with anything else.

    • For BB Doll I used local Croatian brand. From what I heard from the ladies who have made the dolls, mostly were working with 5-8 ply yarns, and adequate hook sizes to go with it.
      Right now I am working with Patons, 100% cotton yarn DK, which is very similar to what I have used for BB dolls.
      For inexpensive source to purchase yarn, really wouldn’t know. Sorry.
      Making BB dolls doesn’t require a lot of yarn. I am sure you will find something suitable to buy and make dolls. Let me know if I can help you any other way.

  6. Check out my finished product. It took me good 7 hours to make this doll. The head turned out kinda big but ther than that it was easy. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

    • Sofia, your doll looks great. I’ve just finished my 2nd in a similar colour dress. The first one is always the hardest but now you have the hang of it, you’ll be doing more 🙂

    • @sofia I had the same problem with the head seeming too big. Amigurumibb made me a new pattern for a smaller head and they came out much better for me. The pattern is in the comments section above. I love these dollies!

    • Dear Sofia,
      Doll you have made is looks great. Regarding the head problem, yes, after doll was made by few friends here, we have noticed the problem and have solved it decreasing few rows in the pattern.
      Glad you have made the doll and find the pattern easy. 🙂
      Thank you!

    • Hi Boola,
      Think would have been better if you googled it, thank asking me to explain 😀
      I make invisible decrease by pushing the hook through two front loops of the stitches that are to be decreased. Looking at the hook, at this point there would be three loops on it. Yarn over and pull the thread through two loops (you will be pulling the thread through front loops at this point). Now there are two loops on the hook. Yarn over and make final stitch pulling the thread through those two remaining loops.
      Hope it helps!
      I really recommend to look up for a video or some photo tutorial if this what I wrote sounds to complicated 😉
      Let me know if you made it!

    • dear Anny,
      There is a pattern on how to make “basic” hair. If you would like to make different hair styles and don’t know how, please let me know which one so can help you out.

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely doll patterns. Would you please tell me how you make the hair for the yellow head doll, the one next to red head?

    • Phoebe, Yellow haired doll was made similar to what I wrote for the hair pattern you could find here. The only difference is the fringes/bangs. On this doll they are longer. There are three of them; now if not mistaken think they are 17 stitches in chain (and slip stitched going back). Then one side I folded a little (you will see that one side will be going upwards on its own, so just leave it this way, support it sewing it to the rest of the hair so it stays this way). on the other side sew bangs together. Tie them with the bow or make hair clip by adding a little bit of nail polish to the thread you used for sewing. On this particular doll, I used green thread (turquoise thread I used for sleeves and dress edging) to sew them on the side and then added this little bit of pinkish, glittering nail polish on top to make it look like hair clip. Hope this helped. If not, let me know so can help you some other way.

      • Hi ! I an Also Working on one Of your beautifull Dolls – but do you have pictures on how to make long hair ?
        Hugs Camilla

      • Do you have any particular doll I made in mind or wish to make some other type of hair. How long? Curly? Give me few details so can help you better 🙂 If I haven’t made such hair yet, will try to make one for you.

      • Thanks for your great help – I do not have any particular in mind – but I have twins and are trying to make them each one similar to them 😉
        Do you have pictures on pigtails with curls perhaps ?? 😉 do not know if it is called that in english 😉
        Otherwise maybe just pictures on the basic you put on here, so I could understand the pattern better 😉

        Thank you so much

      • what about Pink Fairy I recently made? It is a little bit more work to do, but has curly pig tail (you can make longer and curlier). The other style you could try is one I used on Oopsie doll. She has got curly hair as well. Yes, please look at Oopsie doll and Fairy dolls and tell me if something you like or want something similar to that.

  8. by the way do you sell your beautifull dolls anywhere ??
    What are the price if you do and so on
    Just in case mine are going to be a failure 😉

    • So far I didn’t try to sell. Making dolls because love to crochet and love making dolls.
      You will do just fine. Feel free to ask for any help or assistance. Your daughters will love dolls you’ll make! 🙂

  9. I am not able to see the Oopsie doll anywhere – but your fairys WOW 😉 beautifull 😉
    Maybe the blue one would be nice hair for one of my dolls 😉
    I think you should sell them 😉
    Thanks for your encouraging words 😉

    • Easier that which one? 😀 Fairy one is little bit complicated, yes. Lala one is not so!
      Pretty easy is BB doll basic hair style you can adjust to quite few different ones. To make ringlets all around, make the basic hair stile shorter, half of what is at the pattern and then make ringlets (as described for lalaLoopsy doll) in every second stitch of the last row. This will give you rich and very beautiful hair you can make in different lengths.
      You really need to try basic pattern as well. It is easier to make something new and different when you are familiar with the basic shape and how to do it.
      I am sure you’ll make it great.

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    • Hi,
      Thanks for the message and kind request you made. Yes, please, feel free to translate the pattern in Spanish. You can find printer friendly version under Free Patterns page here.
      So far I don’t have Spanish translation so this will be great. If not much to ask, please send me a copy of translation with your name written on it so for the future reference will use your name and the name of your blog as a reference for Spanish translation. For any details and further help, feel free to contact me by mail on amigurumibb@gmail.com

  11. Thank you for a really lovely pattern for the BB dolls. I’ve seen many on Pinterest, but these are by far the cutest. I’ ve made two so far, for a sick little girl and for my little niece. I might try a different type of hair next time, not crochet but just strings of yarn. The biggest challenge for me is the face, sometimes they just end up looking soooo scary 😉 Practice makes perfect, I guess 😉

    • Dear Marianna,
      Thank you for your message. Glad you like the pattern and enjoy making the dolls.
      As for the cary part of face designing, I have the same problem myself. That is why I don’t use safety eyes at all 😀
      Designing the face for me comes last. eyes are those that make the most important part on how the face will look at the end.
      That is the time when I “play” the most. I take two black headed pins (sometimes have round, black, felt pieces if I need bigger eyes)) and I play. Try different positions for the eyes and at the end decide which one I like the best.
      At the end, depending what size I have chosen for the eyes, I embroider them (if I need little bit more oval shape), use 4 mm black, wooden beads (for BB dolls for example), crochet (Oopsie doll who needs bigger black eyes-buttons-that sometimes are hard to match) or paint the eyes (what is the most challenging).
      You do the same. take your time designing the face. Play a little and find the best spots to place/make the eyes. After eyes are done, the rest of the face is peace of cake 😉
      Have fun crocheting and making dolls. If you will need any help or assistance, please feel free to ask.

      • Thank you 😉 i made it a bit easier for myself. i just ordered eyes in various sizes that can be sewn on doll. I took the liberty of altering the pattern a bit and make the dolls a little bigger.

      • Hi Marianna,
        What you did is great and I congratulate you on this! Makes me happy to hear that my pattern could encourage someone, to create something new, or to alter existing. That is just wonderful. 🙂
        Make sure to send me the photo. Would really like to see what you came up with!

  12. Awesome sharing it makes such a difference when people share I’m dyslexic so being able to see pictures makes things easier I just look at the picture and get as near as damn it to what the doll looks like or even better on you tube where i can go step by step. thanks again i was wondering what are you using to color the cheeks of your we BB dolls. Pencil,? 😀

    • Dear Liz,
      Thanks for the message. Cheeks on BB Dolls were blushed with simple powder blush. For most of my dolls used some pinkish blush I had and applied it on dolls head with tiny brush (if you have one for eye-shadow will work great).
      That is all there is to make dolls looking fresh and healthy 😉

  13. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward
    to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

  14. hola, estan hermosas las bbdolls y por supuesto que ya estoy elaborando una, gracias x compartir los patrones y me atrevo a pedirte si pudieras ayudarme con los patrones de algunas princesas de disney . Gracias de antemano

    • Dear Aida,
      Glad you like BB Dolls. Regarding Disney princess(es), will be glad to help you out. When you’ll have time, drop me a mail so can send you few instructions on how to make a princess. 😉

  15. Olá,muito lindas suas bonequinhas!No Pinterest ,trabalhos da szaszaszu,bijouterias maravilhosas feitas com um ponto semelhante ao ponto baixo mas acho que é uma técnica usada com auxílio de um aparelinho manual,voce conhece essa tipo de trabalho ?Não vejo esse aparelho em lugar nenhum,acho até que não é nacional.Se puder me informar agradeço.

  16. Thank you so much for the BBDolls patterns. They are so cute and sweet. I was so fascinated with them the very first time I saw them. I have tried making one of the dolls but still struggling to do her hairs. Will keep trying and keep you inform of my progess. Once again a big thank you. I am from Malaysia and am very keen on doing this craftworks, not very good but keep practising and very grateful for the free patterns that you have so generously shared with us.

  17. Hello – I am working on my first doll, and so far so good. But I do have a question. I would love to do the finger curls, and know that it’s probably the simplest thing in the world to get the crochet to curl and has something to do with the stitches, but can’t remember it and no matter what I try I don’t get the same result. Can you give me a quick stitch sequence, please?

    • Hi Karen,
      I am not sure what finger curls you are referring to. If those crocheted that curl itself they go like this:
      make desired chain length (keep in mind it will “shrink” a little while curling.
      Choose what stitch you will work with sc or dc (depending how big curls you wish to be) and stitch 2 or 3 stitches in each stitch all along the chain length (said 2-3 stitches in one as it depends how curly you wish curls to be).
      That is it! Hope this have helped!

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  19. I made her this evening and she’s adorable! Some parts of the pattern were a bit confusing (I’ve never invisible decreased before) but I just improvised if it wasn’t matching yours. Im going to try and post a photo of Stacey for you :-).

    • So happy to hear you made one of BBs 😀
      Hope invisible decrease didn’t bring you many troubles. There are many instructions on the internet showing how it is done; with nice photo tutorials as well.
      Looking forward to see your Stacey!

  20. New dudette having tea with Roxy #crochet #fox

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    This is a link to my instagram photo. I used a 2.5 hook so I assume she is bigger and her hair is actually dark purple with navy shoes. The colours didn’t come out well in the photo. Great pattern! You are very talented coming up with it 🙂

  21. These are so cute! I found you on Pinterest, and decided to use your pattern as a basis for my Elsa (from Frozen) doll. She turned out great! I wanted to know where you got the skin colored yarn, because I can’t find it anywhere! I used almost white yarn for Elsa but I need a color like yours for other dolls.

  22. Hi,, I hate to even ask you but…I have be3en looking for hours about on the tutorials etc, by hours, I really mean days. I know how to make the spirals for my grandaughters hqir. I want to put them on my doll, I have no clue what to actually put on the head and how to attach them. Should I make a round piece and just attach it. I am making the Huggy Izzy doll for my grandaughter, and my daughter hates its hair. So I have been in limb for days. Ty for even taking time to read my rambling and for responding and helping so many. Ty MJ

    • Nevermind. After all this looking for days, it is right in front of me on the lalaloopsy doll u made. I am so sorry to bother you, but ty again fpr all you do. I am going to rest a bit then tackle the hair.

  23. I am so sorry, it has been right in front of me aqfter looking for days. I found it on your lalaoopsy pattern. TYVM

  24. Hi! I love these dolls, they are so cute! I don´t know if am going to be able to make the hair, it seems quite difficult :-S.
    I have a question about the first row of the head, when you finish it you have someting like a ring? does it makes a lot of difference if you start with a magic ring instead?
    Thank you so much for the pattern!

    • Hi Martha,
      You are starting the hair with magic ring, but will close it after complete hair is done.
      In the magic ring you stitch 4 or 5 sc (depending on pattern), and work on hair (sides and back). After that is done, you stitch side, and make fringes to cover the forehead (those fringes are stitched in magic ring again). After that you continue stitching other side (it is more for nice edge look of the hair). Once second side is stitched, FO and sew or glue the hair on the doll’s head.
      It might look complicated now, but once you start working on it and see how it fits doll’s head you will get the idea on what are you doing. 🙂 For any help, please feel free to ask.

  25. I absolutely love the pattern. I’m making my first BB doll. I embroidered the eyes on in the round that you are suppose to add the safety eyes (which I cannot find in any craft stores here). Would it be possible to send the instructions for the other hair styles. I would greatly appreciate it. When finished with my first doll I will send you a picture. Thank you and have a blessed day,
    Tammy Jones (tammy_mom2@yahoo.com)

    • Hi Tammy,
      Hope you will enjoy making your first BB doll. Will try to write down the patterns on different hair styles and will mail it to you soonest possible. You will see, once you start working on hair, how you will come up with different hair styles yourself. 🙂

    • Thank you.
      I don’t know that much, but what I know or understand like to share with others. Sometimes even find myself in troubles explaining all I wish in English, but I give my best. Glad you find this I posted so far helpful and really hope helps others as well.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving message.

  26. Hi, love your BB doll and I am trying to make one for my 3yr old. I’m having trouble with leg2: R17: ch1, sc to the second last stitch on the next leg, sc7, ch1, sc to next leg, leaving one stitch free. Sc8. (18)
    Pull out the yarn from the first leg you left for sewing later, through the gap between the legs. So it doesn’t come to your way while crocheting. You will use this yarn to sew this gap after body is done and stuffed.

    Can you post this with a picture of this step(s)? Also do you have hair directions for a ponytail? Thanks.

  27. Hi Vanja! I discovered your blog today and I have to say that I’m happy I did. Your creations are just so beautiful.
    You are really talented and also so generous. Thank you for sharing all these tips and turorials with us. Your BB girls (and BB boys) are really adorable. They are some sweet darlings. I wish I could crochet and make one of each. Unfortunately I’m a failure at crochet. One day maybe …

    • Thank you Brittney,
      Instructions on how to make this curly hair, you can find in the pattern.
      Pattern is under Free Patterns page here on the blog, so feel free to take a look.

  28. Hello,

    I just started crocheting and would love to make this as a bigger doll than what you have posted. What are your suggestions for making the head twice the size here? I would like to make a 12″ doll 🙂

    Thanks!!

    • Bigger doll would be different pattern 🙂
      Even if you would work with bigger crochet hook and heavier yarn, the result would be bigger doll but not 12″ as wished.
      To create head twice size what is in this pattern requires different stitch count (as said, different pattern).
      If you just started with crocheting, I would recommend you start with simple, small projects and see how it goes. In no time you will be able to make modifications and pattern changes by yourself.

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