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?
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)