Sunday, April 1, 2012

Manga Spirits have arrived!


After a little bit of trial and error I can now share the pattern for a Crochet and a Knit Manga Spirit doll :-)  The Spirits are a shade over eight inches tall, and very simple to either knit or crochet.  There is a tutorial available on my Flickr site for making their eyes.

You can find the pattern by clicking Crochet or Knit Manga Spirits.

The heads are button jointed to the body, which is a simple and inexpensive way to get a move-able head.   Move-able heads are amazing fun to play with and pose.  The legs are swing jointed to the body, and feet and hands are very, very simple (or nonexistent, in the case of the feet!  Shoes will provide foot definition).

Coming soon will be some clothes, so they don't have to hang around in their birthday suits.  Hope you enjoy the knit and crochet!

28 comments:

  1. They look so cuddly. What a fantastic job Beth. The colors are just so soft but yet vibrant.

    Carolyn

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  2. Thank you for your good words, Carolyn :-)

    Beth

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  3. The dolls are adorable, but I don't knit and the crocheted one has such a bumpy complexion. I would love to have a pattern that would allow me to make them out of old pantyhose! any chance?

    Jean

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  4. Beth, Once again you have outdone your self these are sooooooo cute love them! Love the colour of their hair especially the purple one!

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  5. Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I can hardly wait to try one. I have a few rods in the fire but after I finish, I'll be crocheting a little Manga Spirit. The tutorials and the PDF are amazing. They are very detailed as is your habit. Thank you again dear friend for sharing with us this new little cutie.

    Joyce

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  6. Thank you all so much for your kind words, Jean, Fiona, Typstatting, and Joyce :-)

    Beth

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  7. Beth, the spirits are just delightful!! Love the eyes you have perfected--they really give a "little girl" soul feeling to the dolls. Your knitting looks wonderful, and hope you are enjoying it as much as crochet. They are both naturally relaxing handcrafts. I have begun to bring a paper & pencil with me when I am doing these--as the ideas just start to flow. At my age--I have to write them down before they vanish into thin air!! Again--thanks for the fun website with fantastic tutorials!!! Judy

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  8. I love them. I want to make a bunch of them, they look so friendly and magical.
    Thank for the pattern.

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  9. Beth-they came out really cute! Thanks so much for sharing. I definitely will try crocheting one of these....or two....just love the hair colors!

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  10. These are PERFECT to make all my favorite manga characters from all the manga's i read!

    Thank you! *hugs*

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  11. Again a lovely doll with pattern. I want to start inmediately! I am a big fan! My amigurumi doll is a big succes. Thank you very much for your blog and your patterns. Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

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  12. Beth you have made very a pair of very lovely dolls.
    I wish I could have them.
    Thanks for beautiful dolls.
    Have good day.
    Exam Papers

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  13. Thank you ALL for your sweet comments, and I'm delighted that you like the Manga Spirits :-) I hope to see what you make of this pattern; it is fun and easy, both in crochet and knit.

    Beth

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  14. Gorgeous can't wait to make the crochet version. Thanks for all the lovely free patterns you have to offer.

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  15. You are just as beautiful, as your dolls. Thank you...for such sweetness!

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  16. Jacqsierae, your kind words touch my heart.

    Beth

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  17. Lizzie, enjoy the crochet!

    Beth

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  18. Amazing Work!!! I love that you have created both a knit and a crochet version of the pattern...twice the fun!

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  19. Thank you so much, Natalie Jo!

    Beth

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  20. THANK YOU for your patterns, and your very very inspiring blog! I just found this, surfing the web in search of dress up crochet doll, and I will start crocheting this manga spirit doll, with all her clothes. Thanks again, and I be sure to check out your blog from time to time.
    Have a great christmas!

    Marrigje Barnard
    The Netherlands

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Marrigje! It is wonderful to be able to reach out and touch someone so far from here, in the Netherlands. Have a joyful Christmas!

      Beth

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  21. My 5 year old son recently expressed an interest in crochet boy dolls. I made one with a different pattern but I am not entirely happy with the pattern and am looking for something new. This one looks really interesting and nicely proportioned. I do have a bit of a concern about the moveable head. He can be pretty rough with his hugging and play. Is there a way to modify it so the body and head are made together?

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    1. Jennifer, you could make the head and body separate, then ladder stitch the head to the body, instead of jointing it. This way you don't need to modify the pattern.

      Beth

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  22. Hi,

    I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

    You can find more information on this page: http://crochetpatternbonanza.com/submit-your-links.html

    Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Rhelena

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    1. Rhelana, sounds like a great website, and surely you have my permission to link to the patterns on my blog. Thank you for thinking of me :-)

      Beth

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    2. Thank you so much Beth! I will enjoy going over your blog and linking up!

      Have a great day!
      Rhelena

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