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 Undies, Crocheted with worsted cotton and a size D hook.
A link to all of Kelli Newcome's patterns can be found here:
Make a doll, and make the world a bit better.