Sunday, January 31, 2016

Petite Paul, a Lalylala mini modification

I have fallen under the spell of Lydia Tresselt's, aka Lalylala's, patterns.  However, I like smaller dolls, so I took Paul the Toadstool and modified the pattern to create Petite Paul :-)  If you purchase Paul the Toadstool, you can easily make Petite Paul; the modification pattern is not a stand-alone.

Petite Paul Lalylala modifications

Petite Paul has the same sweet body shape, with a move-able head.

From this basic modification, I made Poppy, Paul's partner in mischief and best friend :-)


Poppy wears a removable pinafore, which is quite easy to make.  The bodice is worked side-to-side with fingering weight yarn and a size D crochet hook.  Chain 11, sc in the second chain from the hook and each chain across.  Work for 34 rows.   The bodice follows the same basic design as all of my crochet camisoles, so with this basic information, you can make your own for Petite Poppy.

For the skirt, I used a pattern from the Harmony Guide for Crochet.  You can use any pattern you like to make the skirt.  I crocheted some flowers to adorn the pinafore, and her simple hat, which is from on of the other Lalylala patterns.

Lydia's patterns are a wonderful platform for your own creativity.  I highly recommend them as they are well written, and have given me hours and hours of enjoyable crochet :-)

20 comments:

  1. Once again you have created a master piece just love them both and the hair as well, Beth you never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous dolls!

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    1. Thank you so much, Typs!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. Qué bonitos se ven! Envidio tu maestría con el ganchillo! :)
    Un abrazo!

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    1. Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  3. I love your dolls Beth! I come to your site for inspiration. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your creativity with the rest of us. Recently I gave your Simply Amis doll bunny ears transforming them into little bunnies! They turned out so sweet.

    I've never crocheted a Lalylala doll but after seeing your take on them I am definitely going to do so.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! The Lalylala patterns are very well written, and well worth trying. And they can lead to so much fun and creativity :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Petite Paul and Poppy are adorable! I love them both. Poppy´s pinafore appeals to me very much.

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    1. Thank you very much! It is simple to make, and based on my camisole pattern for dolls, many of which are freely available along the sidebar of this blog.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. They are charming, Beth! I like the color of the hair so much! It's dazzling. I've never crocheted a doll, but you inspired me to start. Thanks a lot for your inspirational posts!
    God bless you and keep you,
    Alison

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    1. Crochet dolls are simple and sweet and fun to make. There are a lot of free patterns here on my blog, and many free and for sale patterns on Ravelry. The key to a good crochet doll is to crochet tightly! You don't want the stuffing to show through the stitches.

      Otherwise, it is mostly just single crochet.

      I hope you join the fun!

      warmly,

      Beth

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    2. Thank you so much for the patterns and pieces of advice! I love doing something with my hands. Hope dolls will be a good, but pleasant challenge for me.
      Keep on your wonderful crocheting!
      Have a charming day!
      Alison

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    3. I do to, and making dolls is so infinitely satisfying. They also make the perfect gift for anyone. Any questions you may have please feel free to ask me :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Are all heads and bodies of the Lalylala dolls essentially the same? Could the Kira pattern be modified using your Petite Paul instructions?

    Thanks...Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,

      I think Kira has a separate head, but I know that Mici the mermaid does not. However, any pattern can be made with a separate head...just look to see how many stitches begin the head, then chain that many plus one (to turn); sc across these chain stitches, then join to the first sc to create a circle, then continue to work per the head pattern.

      Paul and Kira are made with separate heads, so this is a good place to start :-)

      enjoy!

      Beth

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  7. Love both of these! Do you have tutorials or pattern for Poppy's hair? She's just so sweet!

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    1. Poppy's hair is very easy, as I used a boucle yarn, which has lots of loops in it. I just crocheted a wig cap (like a tight fitting hat), then worked chain loops all around; short ones for the bangs, and longer ones for the rest of the hair. I pulled the long loops into two ponytails at the side of her head.

      The yarn really did all the work :-) Hope this is helpful,

      warmly,

      Beth

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