Super Easy Doll Scarf - Crochet

 Super Easy Doll Scarf - Crochet - main image

If you can chain stitch and single crochet, you can make this! Crocheting into the back loop produces the ribbing-like pattern. The sample was made with bamboo rayon and a size H hook. (The streak in the picture is just the February sun sneaking through the blinds.)

Row 1: Chain 9, turn, single crochet in the back loop of the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in back loop of each remaining chain, chain 1, turn.

Row 2: Single crochet in the back loop of the 2nd single crochet from the hook, single crochet in back loop of each remaining single crochet, chain 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length is reached.

Last Row: Single crochet in the back loop of the 2nd single crochet from hook, single crochet in back loop of each remaining single crochet, end off.

Adjust the size by changing the number of chains at the beginning, or using different weight yarn or a different size hook.

hip joint

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Cloth Doll - Lark

Jointed Stuffed Doll

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Lark is a cloth doll made from tea-dyed cotton fabric. Her wig is heat-curled Lion brand Heartland Yellowstone acrylic yarn. She has pony bead joints at the shoulders, elbows and knees, and where the head joins the neck. Her hip joints are hinged to allow sideways movement. She is about 10" tall.

Below is a detail of the hip, which is a button joint combined with a stuffed hinge piece to allow the leg to swing in and out.

hip joint

 Cloth Doll - Lark - gallery image

 Cloth Doll - Lark - gallery image

 Cloth Doll - Lark - gallery image

Tags: doll, blonde, jointed, curly

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Cloth Doll - Bianca

Jointed Stuffed Doll

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Bianca is a cloth doll made of tea-dyed calico and stuffed with polyester stuffing. Her wig is heat-curled Lion brand Thick and Quick acrylic yarn.She has pony bead joints at shoulders and elbows, and button joints at the knees and hips, with an extra hinge joint at the hips so her legs can move in and out. Her calico dress has custom buttons made from shrink plastic - flower buttons in front and a heart button in back. Her features are embroidered with sewing thread. Bianca is between eight and nine inches tall.

Her feet are not as big as they look in the picture at right - it's just the perspective!

Bianca doll

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Cloth Doll - Tatiana

Jointed Stuffed Doll

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Tatiana is a cloth doll made from Made in America Cotton Fabric-Quilt Solids from Joann Fabrics. The color is Tan. Her wig is heat-curled Lion brand Heartland Yosemite acrylic yarn. She has pony bead joints at the shoulders, elbows and knees, and where the head joins the neck. Her hip joints are hinged to allow sideways movement. She is about 10" tall.

The top picture shows Tatiana in a dreamy pose.

tatiana jointed doll

tatiana stuffed doll

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Similar to: Bianca Lark

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Little Doll

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Only 6.5" tall. Cloth doll with heat curled yarn hair (Lion Brand Yosemite) and modified pillowcase dress. She wears the same size shoes as Maeve and Paloma.

little doll

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Doll in Progress - Maeve

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This is a smaller version of the Shanna style cloth doll, reduced to 71%. She also has a new head pattern, and bead joints. Her curly wig is similar to Lola's. At about 10.5 in. / 26.6 cm tall, Maeve is 1/6 scale.

Maeve has round faceted bead joints at the shoulders and pony bead joints at the knees and elbows. I tried to attach the elbow so that the lower arm could rotate, to make up for some missing rotation in the shoulder; this was more successful on the right side than on the left. Her hips are handmade fabric beads, with an added articulation where the thigh joins to allow for horizontal movement of the legs. Her head has a bit of soft-sculpturing and is able to turn somewhat. She is made from Made in America Cotton Fabric-Quilt Solids from Joann Fabrics. The color is Tan, which is a shade on the yellow side but not a bad skintone.

Here she is with all her limbs in place:

jointed cloth doll jointed cloth doll sitting on sidewinder

jointed cloth doll with navy blue tube top and gathered skirt in floral pattern
Clothes at last! Maeve is wearing a knit foldover tube top and a gathered calico skirt.

jointed cloth doll with party ensemble and ballet flats
And now shoes! Little calico ballet flats.

jointed cloth doll with arms folded

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Shanna Cloth Doll

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Shanna is a cloth doll with heat curled yarn hair (Lion brand Heartland Black Canyon). She has button joints at the shoulders, elbows and knees. She's wearing a blue print halter dress with black print trim. Shanna is about 14" tall. That's her with Lola, below.

Shanna and Lola cloth dolls

At left she is doing her best impression of the Kindly Brontosaurus.

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Lola Doll

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Lola is a cloth doll with an auburn wig (Lion brand Heartland Yosemite acrylic yarn, heat-curled), and matching calico circle skirt and crop top. She has button joints at the shoulders and hips.

Tags: doll, calico, soft sculpture

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Sylvie and Friend

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Two new dolls made of tea-dyed cotton cloth, with pink calico print clothes.

Sylvie (right) has an experimental neck joint that I'm not quite pleased with - I might remove it. Her friend has hoop earrings. Both their wigs feature wet-yarn-on-a-stick curls. You can find instructions here. I did not soak mine overnight, just got it good and wet. The dark wig is worsted weight yarn; the blonde wig is baby yarn (Ann Geddes Teddy Bear).

Tags: doll, calico, tea-dye, wig

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Pinkie Doll

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Pinkie is a cotton cloth doll with thread embroidered face, rooted split yarn hair (an ombre of pink, purple and yellow), and button joints on her arms and legs. The buttons are flower shaped and handmade from shrink plastic. She has a pink bandanna print sleeveless dress with gathered skirt, and pink shorts underneath. Her legs are made from two different cotton prints. About 8" tall seated (not counting pony tail).

 Pinkie Doll - gallery image

Tags: doll, cloth, calico, pink, yarn

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Owen "Beach Dude" Doll

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This is Owen. Owen is a doll made of tea-dyed cotton cloth, with embroidered face and jointed shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.

Owen is wearing a t-shirt and floral board shorts. His peace pendant is made of shrink plastic with graphite coloring, with beads and toggle clasp in back

Tags: doll, tea dyed, jointed

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