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.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival)
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
This 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.