Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pretty ladies all in a row

Life seems to have reached a new level of hectic here as I've started back at my weekly Mums craft group and also signed up for a card making course. Some how during all this chaos I found the time to make these very pretty little crochet Kokeshi dolls and I'm really glad that I did.

Such a simple design and a great example of amigurumi - quick and easy to make and very customizable. The pattern is available for free here however the instructions for the hair are very wrong so I ended up rewriting them. If any of you want to have a go at these lovely dolls then my corrected instructions for the hair are as follows:


Row 1 - make a magic circle and work 10 sc into it, tighten and then continue work in a spiral
Row 2 - 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc)
Row 3 - *sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat around (24 sc)
Row 4 - sc around (24 sc)
Row 5 - *sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat around (30 sc)
Row 6 to 10 - sc around
Row 11 - ch 1, turn, sc into next 20 sc
Row 12 to 17 - ch 1, turn, sc across
Row 13 - don't turn, work sc around the inside edge of the hair and fasten off

I finished my Kokeshi dolls with a little bit of embroidery on the dresses and some handmade felt flowers and they will be very difficult to part with when it comes time to empty the Christmas box...

1 comment:

annemarie said...

These are adorable - they definitely go on my todo list. Thanks for the hair instructions.