Saturday, June 13, 2020
Sweet Small Dolls by Sleepy Sheep
Great skin colors in size 3 crochet cotton. From right to left: Aunt Lydia's Coffee; Nazli Gelen Garden 3 Medium Brown; Aunt Lydia's Copper; Thread Art #16; Thread Art #02.
All of these dolls were made from the pattern Joy by SleepySheepPatterns. Using a size 2.25mm hook (size B) she is about six inches tall before wigging.
With such a small and skinny doll, clothing makes up pretty fast, especially if you use size 3 cotton for the clothing as well. The pattern comes with a cute dress that can be made either long or short sleeve. I had great fun creating a 'capsule' wardrobe for this doll; inspired by my friend Dawn Smith and the Tiny Rag Doll Nation on Ravelry making capsule wardrobes for their dolls.
This is Jasmyn, wearing a tee-shirt dress and short sleeved knit sweater; red pants and a white tee-shirt; blue tee-shirt and yellow pleated skirt; and blue tee-shirt and pocket shorts. A cloche and a sunhat cap her ensembles.
And this is Joy, wearing undies, lacy cap sleeve dress with long sleeve knit sweater, pink tee-shirt and blue jeans. This hair style is the one that comes with the doll, along with the hair band with the rose. I made the doll's feet without shoes, so I could change them with her outfits. The pattern for the capsule wardrobe, that includes all of these outfits, is freely available here:
Joy's capsule wardrobe
There are a lot of other adorable patterns on SleepySheepPatterns Etsy site. You should check them out!