Lalylala patterns by Lydia Tresselt have been around for a while, but in the last week they have completely captivated me. Adelaide, from Lalylala's Kira pattern, is my first doll. The pattern is extremely well written, and the doll has such an endearing quality.
I crocheted Adelaide and little Alice from Knit Picks Palette yarn with a size 1 steel hook (close to a B hook, 2.25mm). Adelaide is 10 inches tall, and Alice is 2 1/2 inches. I gave Adelaide some soft brown braids with worsted mohair yarn, and had fun with colors; the perfect antidote for grey winter days!
Adelaide also has a move-able head; something that is easy to do with any crochet doll that has the head made separately from the torso. Any doll can be done this way. Below is a quickie picture tutorial of the process:
Just modify the torso to create a neck stub, and when stuffing the head leave a cavity for this neck stub to fit up into. It is as simple as that, and creates a charming movement to the doll, and preserves the nice round shape of the head.
I think Adelaide needs some friends!