Duduza doll »
InstructionsThese are easy to knit up an allow you to be creative with "dressing" the dolls.
Type of item: Toy
Style: Cute, Whimsical
Various worsted weight yarns, fun fur and on the smaller version, sport weight yarn
What was your inspiration?
My church knitting group was looking for a small project to make for the children's hospital and for mission trips. This fit the bill perfectly and also helped to use up those bits and pieces left from larger projects. Note that the needle sizes called for in this pattern are British sizes. There are other sites http://www.creativestitchonline.com/pattern.html which use US sizes.
What are you most proud of?
I've been able to personalize these quite easily and also adjust the final size by changing up the needle size. The two larger ones were made with a size 6 needle and the smaller one with thinner yarn and the called for needle size.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun with these! Also, I found it easier to embroider the face before stitching all the way up. I was able to mark the center front and keep everything symmetrical. The hair is simply a strand of fun fur blended with the regular yarn. Instead of pants, I split the number of rows and made skirts for the girls.