Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Five Easy Pieces

Here are five easy mix-and-match wardrobe pieces for the Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. This doll is a free PDF download from this site; scroll down a bit to find her. A fun wardrobe can be made from these patterns, and lots of other clothing ideas can spring from these. You could use either the tunic or T-shirt pattern for a dress bodice; shorten the pants for capri's or shorts; the sky's the limit. Have fun making these cute outfits for your doll :-)


Victorian boots for the Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. Made from size 10 crochet cotton and a size 5 or 6 steel hook

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSVictorianBoots.pdf?attredirects=0





Short sleeve T-shirt for Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. Made from size 10 crochet cotton and a size 5 or 6 steel hook

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSYellowShortSleeveTop.pdf?attredirects=0





Simple skirts for Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. Made from size 10 crochet cotton and size 5 or 6 steel hook.

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSSimpleSkirts.pdf?attredirects=0





Long tunic for Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. Made from size 10 crochet cotton and size 5 or 6 steel hook

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSLongTunic.pdf?attredirects=0





Flare pants for the Free Spirit Amigurumi doll. They are made from size 10 crochet cotton and a size 5 or 6 steel hook.

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSFlarePants.pdf?attredirects=0

13 comments:

  1. Hi Beth:

    These are the cutest. So clever with the ponytail holders as the waisteline. I've made three dolls so far and am now in the process of making them clothes. They will be gifts for family for Christmas. I don't have a website nor a Flickr account so I can't post any pix. But the dolls came out very nice albeit different sizes. Tried 3 different yarns..Lily cotton, RH super saver, Simply Soft

    Thanks again,

    Joyce

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  2. Joyce,

    I'm delighted you've made the pattern, and three of them! I take it the three different yarns gave you three different sizes? My guess would be that Simply Soft was the smallest, and Super Save the largest.

    Hope your recipients enjoy the dolls :-)

    Enjoy making the clothing. There are all kinds of outfits you can make from these patterns.

    Beth

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  3. You are correct. The Simply Soft is the smaller of the three and Super Saver the larger. I've been crocheting since I was 9. That's why I've been able to crank out 3 dolls in a short period of time. My mother taught me how to crochet and needlework. I've had some sort of yarn or thread wrapped around my fingers ever since.

    Joyce

    Joyce

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  4. Joyce,

    This sounds so familiar! My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 10, and it has been a priceless gift.

    Enjoy!

    Beth

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  5. Thank you so very much for the beautiful doll and all of the clothes patterns for her. I haven't had the opportunity to crochet lately but... I hope to find some time soon. I'm looking forward to making Free-Spirit and all of her accessories.

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  6. Hi there! I have to say thank you again, I made a doll for my daughter and the pattern for the simple skirt that you have here became the bottom of the dollie's dress, she loved it! and she did comment on the dress, she said it was pretty, thank you so much for sharing these ;)

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  7. I was trying to make the Long Tunic, and it went fine until the sleeve part.. I am afraid that part of the pattern just didn't make sense could you explain it? Otherwise the pattern is awesome!

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  8. Hi Anon,

    For the sleeve opening, you have four links over the top of the arm, and seven unworked sc at the underarm. Looking at the armhole opening where the underarm sc meet the links, this is were you want to join your crochet thread and start the sleeves. An easier way to explain it that will work out the same would be to say:

    Join in the first unworked sc of the underarm and work a sc, work four sc in the first link, work three sc in the next two links, work four sc in the last link and work one sc in the next unused sc of the underarm, ch1, and turn, leaving the remaining sc of the underarm unworked. This will give you 16 sc, which is the important part of this row.

    You then work sc back across the row you just completed, and at the end of this row, work in to one more sc at the underarm, which will give you 17 sc, ch1, turn. You continue in this manner for each row until every underarm sc has been worked, then you work the sleeve in rounds.

    Does this make more sense? Doing it this way gives a better shape to the shoulder and sleeve. If it seems overly complicated, you could just work sc all the way around the armhole opening making sure you end up with 22 sc.

    Beth

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  9. I love the pics both here and on Flickr, but for some reason I am unable to open the pattern links. I have tried on both Firefox and Internet Explorer, but when I try to access the link nothing happens. Have you had anyone else with similar issues that you may have a suggestion? Is there any chance that you could e-mail the Free Spirit amigurami doll pattern and patterns for her clothes/accessories? If so, my e-mail address is munchi8175@hotmail.com

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  10. Hi Munchi8175,

    Do you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer? If you do not have this free reader, you will not be able to open the links. Here is a link to the reader:

    http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

    I hope this helps. I had someone else test a couple of links, and they did not have a problem opening them. If you still have trouble, let me know.

    Beth

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  11. I have a bunch of patterns for Barbie dolls. or rather fashion dolls as they call them. would those work? im not really into crocheting dolls but a friend asked m for a doll and accessories and your doll seems to be a good one to make. thank you.

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    1. I think they would, if you made them a bit bigger...a larger hook/needle or thicker thread or yarn. Free Spirit is a bit 'chunkier' than Barbie, and not quite as well endowed :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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