Today I want to share with you the doll I made for my daughter from My Crochet Doll by Isabelle Kessedjian.
She is an adorable doll and at 13" the perfect size for a little girl to play with. You can leave them like a rag doll or put wiring inside for posing. My daughter wanted her's soft the whole way through so, ours is without wires.
The book is full of adorable pictures. The author came up with so many cute themes for the doll. She can be Little Red Riding, a super hero, country bumpkin, go for a swim, the list goes on and on. It isn't just outfits but accessories as well,over 50 of them!
It is written in European crochet terms. The hook sizes are a little different than ones that Americans commonly have although they are available. I used a 3.25 mm hook for the doll instead of 3 mm like the book called for and I used a 2.75 mm for the clothes instead of a 2.5 mm. I used worsted weight yarn for both.
My only issue with the book is that the directions are not the clearest. This will take crochet experience and previous doll making experience is helpful but not necessary. There are just some areas you have to figure out a little bit. The doll making experience is helpful for areas such as the hair. The directions for this were minimal. I have made a number of dolls over the years and I knew what she was talking about, but if it was my first time, I may have been lost with the limited instructions. You could easily figure out your own thing and I am sure a quick google search would help you out plenty. I am not saying this part of the review to discourage you from getting the book and making your own doll. It is so cute and tasteful it is absolutely worth it. This is just to prepare you. All in all this is simply adorable and worth a little extra effort.