Nelly Zagurian – RolePages character amigurumi doll

For her crocheted amigurumi doll, Nelly wanted warm skin, brown eyes and “generous curves,” a scoop neck top, and pleated lavender skirt and “purple-mauve” hair. Fortunately, she found a picture of some nail polish in the color she meant by “purple-mauve,” and I was able to find yarn to match.

The generous curves aren’t really apparent, but I think I did a good job with the rest. What do you think, Nelly?

Nelly Zagurian Amigurumi

Amigurumi Doll – Nelly Zagurian from

This was the first time I’d done a human amigurumi, and I learned some new techniques doing it – like how hard it is to do arms with worsted-weight yarn, because they are so slender. Now I tend to use DK or sport yarn for humanoid figures. The pattern I used here called for worsted.

Doll based on the Mini Free Spirit Doll from By Hook, By Hand, as are the bodice and shoes. The skirt is my own design.


  • Body, Caron Simply Soft in Bone.
  • Hair: Caron Simply Soft Light in Magenta.
  • Dress and shoes: Fashion Style Bamboo (found on eBay)


I made crochet pretties!

Awhile back I bought some very long pins to help with crochet work. They came in a plastic package that, once opened, spilled most of the pins out. There was no sense putting them back, because next time I needed some the whole package would spill again.

So today I made this:

Pretty pincushion and 100 pins

Pretty pincushion and 100 pins

A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to make Cricket her very own soft blanket to sleep on. Lucy used to take over every place that Cricket liked to sleep, but now that Lucy is gone, I wanted to give Cricket someplace special. Voilá!

Cricket's soft, soft blanket

Cricket’s soft, soft blanket – she loves it!

Pincushion: Hooked On Needles (I used worsted yarn)
Baby Blanket: Yarnspirations / Bernat (I used Pipsqueak yarn)