Once upon a time I was shopping for a doll. This doll needed to be special because it was a Christmas present for an exceptional 6 year old. Some family, including the mother of the child I was shopping for, tagged along. Today everyone was prepared to check their daughters of their Christmas lists. Alas, the shopping trip was destined for tragedy. Row after row of the store bought dolls presented themselves as monsters, super mini skirt wearers with stiletto heels, or cropped bellies with more make up than my generation wore to the club ( Note:I was in my late twenties at the time). In fact, going to the club was a nice way of describing the sight. Store after store the same tragedy struck again and again. "Where are all the little girl dolls that look like, well, little girls?" we all asked in frustration. And thus Tesla was born. The doll design is a throwback to what a young girl (5-7 years or so) growing up in the eighties might wear. Ruffled jumper dress with fancy matching underpants and puffed sleeves. *Laugh* Remember we weren't that far removed from the seventies. Besides, after that shopping expedition I needed some very modest intervention. Tesla is completely made out of scrap yarn. Like most amigurumi patterns, different sized hooks and yarn cause the pattern size to vary. So, gauge is not so important. Feel free to experiment! The doll pictured here is over 12 inches. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sc= Single Crochet, Inv sctog = Invisible Single Crochet Together, MC= Magic Circle, Sl st= Slip Stitch, Fsc= Foundation Single Crochet, Dc= Double Crochet, Sctog- Single Crochet Together PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Please feel free to print and use the pattern to make items for personal use or home industry. Mass-produced or factory-made items using this pattern is a violation of its copyright. By purchasing my pattern, you agree not to share, upload elsewhere, or resell the pattern either as a digital download or printed pattern. You are prohibited from giving or selling any of my patterns to a magazine, blog, or book publisher.