Friday, June 28, 2019

Calm the mind; make a doll




Time to return to what I love, and love to share!  Raggedy Anns have always been a favorite of mine...I made several cloth Raggedy's several years ago.  But my true love is crochet, and I found a wonderful pattern to use as a base for all of these Raggedy girls!  The pattern for the basic doll is freely available on Ravelry here:

Kelli Newcome's JJ Doll

JJ is about 8 to 9 inches tall, and Kelli has lots and LOTS of patterns for outfits for this doll.  She also has two other free basic doll patterns, Pookie and Petey.  Each one is incrementally larger than the next.  These dolls make up easy, as they are made in worsted weight yarn.   I turned them into Raggedy's by using button eyes (glossy, dark colored buttons work best), and Raggedy smiles.  If you are feeling adventurous, darken the area around the eye with a colored pencil dipped in water, then rubbed into the yarn with a clean cotton cloth:


That is what I did with this girl above.  You can find tons of Raggedy inspiration from Pinterest (of course!)

I also have a couple of patterns to share, that will fit Kelli's JJ doll.


JJ's Knit Sweater, knit with worsted cotton yarn and size 4 needles.  The short sleeve version just needs straight needles.  If you want long sleeves, you'll need a set of dpn's.



And JJ's Crochet Cami/Pantaloons Combinations.  Crocheted with worsted cotton and a size D hook.

A link to all of Kelli Newcome's patterns can be found here:

Kelli's Kreations

Make a doll, and make the world a bit better.

18 comments:

  1. Sie sind bezaubernd, so individuelle Gesichter ..Liebe Grüße und einenes Wochenende
    Beth ,wie geht es Victoria?

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    1. Es ist wunderbar, von Ihnen zu hören, und ich danke Ihnen für Ihre guten Worte. Es tut mir leid, Ihnen sagen zu müssen, dass Victoria 2017 an Brustkrebs gestorben ist, denke ich. Ich hoffe, dass alles gut mit Ihnen ist.

      liebevoll

      Beth

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    2. Hallo liebe Beth!
      Unsgeht es gut.es gibt mal Höhen und Tiefen.
      Aber man darf die Hoffnung nie aufgeben.
      Du mit deinen wunderbaren Puppen hast mich auf wunderbare Weise inspiriert.
      Wir haben ejnen Sohn verloren, mein Mann hat eine Herzschwäche.
      Jefen Tag als Geschenk sehen.
      Ich mache immer noch gerne Puppen und Tiere,das gibt mir so viel Freude.
      Ich habe die kleinen Geschichten in der Box von Victoria so geliebt.
      Auf dieser Seite kannst du meine Arbeiten sehen . roosveldbaer.jimbofree.com.
      Viele liebe Grüße sendet dir Regina

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    3. Es tut mir so leid, von Ihrem Sohn und Ihrem Mann zu hören. Das Leben kann hart sein, aber irgendwo gibt es immer Liebe. Seien Sie vorsichtig, Regina.


      Beth

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    4. Hallo Beth, gratuliere zu 10 Jahre Blogger .
      Ein wunderbarer Blog .Wünsche noch viele tolle Einträge und neue Idee.

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  2. thank you for the patterns... I was wondering how you did the hair? is there a pattern for it? I just love what you do.... ;o)

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    1. Thank you for your good words, Jannett. Most of the hair styles are based on patterns from Kelli Newcome, but I also looked at various cloth Raggedy Ann's and tried to make them similiar. All of them use a wig cap, which is just a crocheted cap to fit the head in yarn you are using for hair. Kelli has several of these with her patterns.

      warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Muchas gracias, Isabel!

      con gusto,

      Beth

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    2. ok..I will look at them...On yours it looks like you did sc and then attached it back to the wig cap...

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  4. How do you do the Rosy cheeks???

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    1. Hi Christi...simple crayon! I apply it lightly to the face, then used a clean cotton cloth to rub it in. Keep applying it until it is the shade you want. I have a box of crayons...so many colors, so little time!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. What cutie dolls. They look so cuddly.

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  6. Your dolls are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing... Now I want my own Raggedy!

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