Last week I introduced you to one piece doll. Flat face one as well. Even though there are endless possibilities to play with the basic pattern I have shared with you last week, for this week I have just made the clothes and hair for the same doll I made last week.
By now you all know that I like to keep things simple, very simple when it comes on crocheting. This one is simple to make, but ended up with more than just few details to be made. Think many features could have been done while making the doll’s body, such as, shirt for example, or shoes in different colors. Even the hair base (back of the head) could have been made at that stage. At the end it all depends what are you making doll for or for whom to play with.
For girls that love to dress their dolls, then this one is perfect. You can take every single pice of her clothes off, and if moms or grandmothers have time and will to make different outfits, even better.
For those that would like simple and fast project to do, I suggest to add few colors “down the road” while making the body. Crochet shirt starting right after the row where 18 stitches (the neck round). Use same color for the arms, change to color you used for skin at last two rows on arm making.
You can even make a panties in different color. Change color for panties three-four rows before ending the body (starting the legs).
For the shoes, change color again when finishing the legs.
Like I said many possibilities there are. You just have to play a little.
If the doll is to small, or short, and you would like bigger one, add few rows on the arms, body, legs…..Just play! Making dolls is fun! 🙂
If you will need any assistance or would like to make changes to this basic doll pattern, please do not hesitate to ask. Will be glad to help you on your journey making your own doll design.
As I was making this one I wished I could sew. So many beautiful outfits I imagine for her! Hope some of you will make the doll and sew on the clothes. If so, please let me see and enjoy your creations. I would also use the chance to invite anyone that will create clothes or will have ideas about it, to share them with us. This is why we are here!
Just few more photos of side and back view so you can get better idea on how she looks when completely done.
Now let me tell you how clothes, hat, hair and shoes are done.
You will be crocheting the dress vertically, in rows, back loops only.
Choose two different colors, change color each row.
My dress has only 15 stitches. It is made to fit the body line to right below shoulders.
There are 2 basic row patterns that you will be repeating all the way.
R1 single crochet 15 stitches (chain1 – turn)
R2 single crochet x5, double crochet x5, triple(treble) crochet x5 -chain 1 turn
repeat R1-R2 13 times – finish with R1 stitching through back loops of the last row and “chain loops” of first row made. Tie off, hide the ends.
White”lacy” ending on the dress: slip stitch to the row where you made single crochet only.
Chain 3, and slip stitch to next single crochet row. Repeat this for entire dress’s length.
R1 single crochet 30 stitches
R2 *increase1, single crochet 3* – repeat 6 times
R3 *increase1, single crochet4* – repeat 6 times
R4 *increase 1, single crochet5* – repeat 6 times
R5 *increase1, single crochet6* – repeat 6 times
R6 sc10, hdc5, dc6, hdc, sc, sl st2, sc, hdc, dc6, hdc5, sc10
Tie off leaving long end for making the chain for the button loop later.
Make button this way:
sc4 in magic ring
cs4, tie off, leaving long end for sewing the button on dress’s top later.
You will need to connect/sew bottom and top of the dress. Do that by sewing a little in front (where I placed the flower),
and on the back. Now sew on the button, make a chain to create a loop for the button to hold, sew this chain, hide ends. Your dress is finished.
In front, where I have placed the flower, you can decorate with beads, bows…
Flower I made was done this way:
Sc5 in magic ring,
change color, slip stitch to next stitch,
ch2, hdc, ch2, slip stitch to next stitch … repeat this for next for petals.
Tie off, sew the flower on.
– is really simple one! You can use this pattern on round heads as well. Than, instead of starting it from the chain, start from magic ring and proceed with pattern when reaced row with 30 stitches on (what I suggest if working on max. row counting 48 stitches).
R1 sc10, 3sc in one st, sc9, 2sc in one st. (24)
R2 inc1, sc9, inc3, sc9, inc2 (30)
R3 inc1, sc10 inc1, sc1, inc1, sc, inc1, sc10, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (36)
R4 sc1, inc1, sc11, inc1, sc2, inc1 sc2, inc1, sc11, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc1 (42)
R5 sc2, in1, sc12, in1, sc3, in1, sc3, inc1, sc12, inc1, sc3 inc1, sc1 (48)
R6 sc24, *inc1, sc3* x6
R7 sc24, *inc1, sc4* x6
R8 sc24 *inc1, sc5* x6
R9 dc24 *inc1, sc6* x6
Change color to make a border.
Sc24, chain 31 (or more, depends how long yu want to be the bow to tie the hat), slip stitch30
slip stitch to next stitch, *ch3, skip one st, slip stitch to next, ch3* – repeat till the end.
Ch31, slip stitch 30.
Tie off, hide ends. Hat is finished.
You can decorate it with crocheted flowers if you like.
sc6 in magic ring
R2 *inc1, sc1* x6
R3 sc18 st, back loops only
R4 decrease 3 times, sc12, ch1
at this point we are stopping to crochet in rounds, starting to make a row, so turn back
R5 sc12 sts
make a chain of 4 stitches and slip stitch it to the opposite side of the row.
Tie off, hide ends.
Repeat the same for the second shoe.
Ready for the hair?
It is done in rows as well.
R1 sc30 – ch1
R2 sc30 -ch1
R3 sc5, hdc2, dc5, hdc2, sl st2, hdc2, dc5, hdc2, sc5 -ch1
R4 sc5, hdc2, dc5, hdc2, sl st2, hdc2, dc5, hdc2, sc5
You don’t have to tie off at this point, but start making the ringlets on this side you were finishing.
I made 4 ringlets on each side, fitting 4 row ends.
Ringlets are done starting with 21 stitches long chain and 20hdc increases in each stitch.
When done with one side, tie off, hide end.
Slip stitch to the next side of the hair pice and repeat the process for four ringlets there.
Leave long end for sewing the hair on the head.
Bows – hair decoration
R1 sc4, hdc1, dc3, hdc1, sl s2, hdc1, dc3, hdc1, sc4 -ch1
now instead of turning back the same row, continue working around the chain
repeat the same pattern as in R1 on the other side of the chain.
Connect two ends with slip stitch. Tie off, but leave long end. Thread the tapestry needle with this yarn.
Wrap the yarn across the bows middle, tightly. Wrap it few times until nice middle is formed. Using the needle, tighten the yarn at the back of the bow, going through the wrapped middle one or two times. Make a knot, and sew the bow on the h
And that’s it! Your doll is almost done.
Sew on the hair, the bows, dress your doll and design the face (if you haven’t done it yet).
And it is done! Your first one piece doll is finished 🙂
Wishing you all happy crocheting time!
Pleasant end of the week and great weekend to all!