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Zombi me…

Last week I announced doll I was working on,  zombi Vanja; doll I tried to make based on the pattern provided by Jennifer from SquirrelPicnic.

In most of European countries,  the February is month of carnivals.

“Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life.” (

I didn’t attend a carnival this year, but in honor to these festive days I made this doll, and off course,  because I liked post and pattern Jennifer has made about her two zombies in love 😉

All credits for the pattern goes to Squirrel Picnic and Jennifer!

Here is zombi me

Zombi Vanja - AmigurumiBBThis doll was made from my second try.

FIrst doll I started to crochet in thread which I ran off. As I was familiar with the pattern when doing this, second doll was easier for me to improvise here and there.

Changes I made were only on the head. This doll has no brain 😀

Thought she has got the hair, brain would not be seen anyways, so left it out.

Another change did with feet, but only when it comes to round with BLO.

Instead of them I used Bpsc (back post single crochet) what gave shoes (I decided to do instead of bare feet) more stability.

Open wound, as you can see, added only on knee area.

The blood and scratches on the arm and face I painted with red markers.

Aha! What I tried on this doll was eyelashes made from textile. All of you that like making dolls, textile eyelashes are “must do”. One of these days will try to show you how it is done.

This was my first try to make textile eyelashes so they didn’t end exactly how I wanted, but  now I know more and will share it with you.

Conclusion: the pattern was easy to follow. With photos Jennifer provided even the novice in making dolls will find it easy to understand and finish this doll from head to toe, including all the details.

What I was impressed was the brain pattern Jennifer created. There is little bit work with it as you have to increase and increase, and increase some more, but once finished, you end up holding little brain in your hand that looks so realistic.

Pattern is great and I recommend everyone to try it. If not now, save it for Halloween as these zombies make nice addition.

They are soft and tender dolls that are really nice to hold. And are pretty big ones as well.

My doll didn’t end as big as Jennifer’s (26 cm ⁄10.24 inches tall), but still ended up soft and makes great addition to collection.

Once again thank you Jennifer for creating this great pattern.

♡ Vanja

11 thoughts on “Zombi me…

  1. So creepy……wow

  2. your work is just beautiful,if only I could crochet like you

    1. Dear Sue,
      I think you can!
      If I can help you get to this point, will be glad to do. I am sure you can make it!

  3. Oh, Vanja, your zombie is amazing!!! I am so honored that you made her using my pattern and that you even blogged about it here. You’re the best! I love her hair and face and clothes. And shoes! That’s a great tip about using bpsc for the feet. I’m so impressed that your zombie stands up without support. See, you ARE the expert. 🙂

    My Mooshka is coming along too. I can’t wait to show you!

    Btw, I’m glad you liked my zombie brain. That’s one of my favorite parts of the pattern. I’m thinking of using my leftover “brain yarn” to make a really big brain to give Shelby for Christmas. I’ll let you know how that goes.

    1. Dear Jennifer,
      As I said so many times by now, really, really enjoyed the pattern. Loved it from the moment I saw your post and zombies in love.
      Had a lot of fun making this doll. Was thinking of making one zombi my son for Halloween 🙂
      Those bpsc are really useful when it comes of making shoes firm and to give them stability. I have discovered it just recently and love it. Much much better than blo.
      Doll is standing because is leaned against the wall…so no expertease on this one 😀
      Really looking forward to see your Mooshka made.
      Thank you once again for beautiful pattern and everything… 🙂

  4. Oooh, it is a really scary and cute doll – at the same time. What a nice job! I really like her, especially the expression on her face. I also love the colors you have choosed and the clothes. Congratulations to your Zombie, she is very well done!

    1. Thank you Karin!
      Glad you like zombi me, without bran 😀

  5. Okay, now this is seriously awesome! Looks like you had quite a bit of fun making this one. Amazing work by you and Jennifer. 🙂 I hope to make one too… soon. So many patterns, so little time. Sigh! 🙁

    1. Thank you Serah,
      you should make one Serah zombi so we can make a zombi party 😀

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