Suzanne, Zoe, Audrey, Autumn, Evangeline, Bess
All of these dolls were crocheted from the basic Eva pattern, which is freely available on Ravelry, by Jessica Doering, aka Neogurumi. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. And, there are no seams with this doll! Legs and arms are crocheted in as the body is worked, making the doll very easy to complete.
Jessica has clothing patterns for Eva; some are free and others inexpensive. She also has patterns for other dolls, so check out her store on Ravelry:
Isn't this an adorable body?!
Eva is a great doll platform; you can create several different hairstyles once you've tried the hairstyle that comes with the pattern. You can also crochet on her undies, if you like :-)
My dolls ended up being about 7 1/2 inches tall, crocheted with wool worsted yarn (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and Berocco Vintage) and a size D, or 3mm, crochet hook. I did choose to make the dolls head move-able. You can find this technique in most all of my doll patterns. Check out this post:
Basically, you make a head with a hole at the neck end, and the body with a firmly stuffed neck stub. The stub is jointed into the hole in the neck. You can do this with any doll pattern, and the results are a lot of fun :-)
I hope you enjoy making this adorable doll!