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Friday, January 27, 2012
Crochet for Victoria DiPietro's Portrait Doll
For the last week or so I have been working on crochet accessories for Victoria DiPietro's Portrait doll. This lovely doll is just a shade under 19 inches tall, made of cloth (craft velour) with a paper clay head. In a previous post I discussed making wigs for this doll from crochet caps and mohair yarn.
Above you see the camisole and pantaloons for Katy Jo, crocheted in size 3 crochet cotton (like a light sportweight yarn) and a size C crochet hook. The lovely gored skirt was made by Victoria, and the camisole makes a sweet summer top to go with it.
To date I have completed three detachable collars, as shown above. Each could be made with or without the standup neckline. The collars use size 10 crochet cotton and a size 6 steel hook.
A pair of very simple, lacy tube socks, crocheted of DMC size 8 perle cotton and a size 6 crochet hook; and the camisole and pantaloons mentioned above. An apron/pinafore to wear over her pretty dresses will complete her crochet trousseau.
The plan is for this doll, with her cloth and crochet trousseau, to be available as a pattern, possibly in the late spring of this year. She would be a lovely addition to any cloth dollmaker's repertoire. I will keep you posted :-)