Monday, July 2, 2012

Poppy, a modified Lily Sugar&Cream doll

Poppy, a crochet doll based on the Lily Sugar&Cream free doll pattern.  I used Vanna's Choice for her body, and wool single ply yarn to embroider her short hair; reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn :-)

Leg joint technique is courtesy Dutzie, and she (the doll) also has a move-able head.  You can find tutorials for  both these techniques on the left sidebar of this blog, under "Tutorials by Joyce," and 'Tutorials."

I didn't like the directions for the jacket in the Sugar&Cream instructions, so I made up one as I went along.  And, I knit her a sleeveless blouse, instead of crocheting the blouse on her; I've always loved dolls with remove-able clothes :-)

This is a great basic pattern to make as is, or to modify with your own special techniques.  Enjoy the day, and enjoy the crochet!

25 comments:

  1. OMG!! I LOVE this doll!!!She is adorable and I love her clothes, too. Gee, it seems like every one you make is so cute and so different from the last one you made-I just keep loving them all!!!! I want to try this pattern myself, but I can't choose which doll I would like it to come out looking "sort of like"!!!! Yours are all so gorgeous! Talent! Talent!!

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  2. Thanks so much for the good words, RetroSandie. You know, you should just dive in and make the doll...she may tell you as you're making her what she wants to be :-)

    Beth

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    1. Thanks Beth, I guess that is what I should do! Dive in - LOL - the water's fine!! Will let you know when I do. Please keep posting these fantastic dollies! They are such beautiful inspiration.

      Sandie

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  3. After I finish my 3 baby dresses, I'M diving in!

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  4. Adorable!!! How do you do the cheeks? Do you use makeup/blush? I've made dolls from cloth and crochet, ever since I was a kid, but I've never "blushed" a crochet doll before.. just the cloth ones... Whatever the case, beautiful work! ~tina

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  5. She's a cutie, where did you get the hooded jacket pattern? Or haven't I been paying attention. The weather is so warm, I can't always remember.
    Have a great one Beth,
    til next time,
    Connie

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  6. Another wonderful doll. Each doll you make is better than the one before. Keep sharing pictures of these wonderful dolls.

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  7. Utterly gorgeous. Love the clothes and the Audrey look.

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  8. Hola Bet, me encanta la muñeca, tiene una cara super tierna, esta para mimarla de bonita. Y el abrigo es divino. Felicidades por el trabajo.

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  9. Thank ALL of you so much for your delightful and encouraging comments; they really make my day :-)

    Tina, I use crayon for blushing the cheeks. I rub it on, then take a soft cloth and gently rub the cheeks to even out the color. Works a charm :-)

    Connie, I didn't care for the jacket pattern on the Lily site, so I made up one as I went along. I didn't write down the instructions, but I may be able to re-create it. You could take any crochet sweater pattern and add a hood by working two sc in each st around the neck, then work evenly until the hood fits loosely around the head, then fold the top of the hood in half and sl st together.

    Beth

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  10. Another cute doll love the outfits as well! You know that this will keep us all busy till old age! L.O.L

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  11. I never cared much for Lily dolls, but yours are so lovely I might have to make one of my own. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Also wanted to show you the doll I made using a Free spirit body and clothing/stitch ideas from your patterns: http://lunascrafts.livejournal.com/12679.html

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  12. What size buttons do you use for the joints? I looked through the tutorials, but didn't see that (maybe I missed it?). I just love Poppy (And all your dolls). I made my daughter a mermaid from the Free spirit doll pattern, with a tail instead of legs and lots of purple hair to braid and play with. You've really inspired me to give hand-made gifts.

    Beccolina (I couldn't seem to post as my wordpress account)

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  13. Beccolina, thank you so much for your good words :-) The buttons I used were some I had on hand, around a 1/2 inch.

    Kati, thank you! The basic doll pattern is sort of like a blank canvas, ready for you to paint your own doll onto it :-)

    Typs, I surely hope this keeps us all busy until we are at least 100!

    Beth

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  14. Oh, she's one of the cutest dolls I've seen on this blog!
    I like how you make hairstyles for the dolls, my creations still lack them...
    And it's nice that you create more smiling dolls :)

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  15. Thank you so much, Siljec :-)

    Beth

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  16. Awwwwww Sge is so sweeet!! I love her:D
    hugs
    rux

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  17. She is simply adorable; please can you tell me how you did her hair? It's so precious. She is so cute for my grandbaby!

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  18. Hi Tory,

    I used the same technique as on this free doll pattern offered by Owlishly:

    http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2009/10/20/in-the-magazine/features/exclusive-magdalena-pattern-mia-zamorajohnson.html

    Beth

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  19. Thanks for sharing; your site is so inspirational; how do you ever find time to do both?! ")

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    1. Thank you for your good words, Vivi :-)

      Beth

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  21. Hi. Noticed your very beautiful dolls! I am not sure if you will get this message at this late date but I need help please. I noticed that you probably have the free Lily Doll pattern from Sugar&Cream. Is it possible to send me a copy? Email fille_de_honneur@yahoo.com.

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  22. Here is a link to the doll pattern on the Sugar and Cream site:

    http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/lily-doll.html

    Beth

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