Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sweet Ella, Ivy, and Ann


The last couple of months I have been making dolls by two dollmakers:  Carla Vigliucci and LuluCompotine.  Their dolls are similar, and both have extensive, and different, wardrobes.  Both designers use constructions techniques that create beautiful doll bodies.   You can find their patterns here:

Carla Vigliucci on Ravelry

LuluCompotine on Etsy

Since I enjoy 'Frankensteining,' I have taken the techniques I like the most from both of these designers to make Ella, Ivy, and Ann, the three dolls above.  In their bare feet, they are 9 1/4 inches tall.  I used Knit Picks Curio 3 crochet cotton for the dolls and most of their clothing, with mohair and wool yarn for their hair.

These simple dresses are from LuluCompotine, with shoes from Carla Vigliucci.  The sweater is my own design.

The girls wanted nightgowns, so I knit them some.  Thank you to Dawn Smith for the inspiration  to use to the 'long tail cast on,' which creates a much neater neckline, and for the cap sleeve version of the nightgown (Anne in blue is wearing this).  If you are unfamiliar with the long tail cast-on, check out Google and watch some video's.  Once you get the hang of it, it will be your go-to cast-on.

Pattern for the knit nightgowns can be found here...caveat, they have not been pattern tested, so their may be some goofs (almost guaranteed!)

Knit Nightgowns for Ella, Ivy, and Anne

As always, enjoy the day and enjoy the crochet!


  1. I love the dolls and gowns. Your dolls are so cute and I have a few of the patterns. I wish I could knit better. I always turn to crocheting which is hard on my fingers and hands. I don't work as fast as I use to. Thank you for all you creat!

  2. How wonderful to see you and your work here again! What lovely dolls. :) I've always admired the beautiful detail of your work and the sweet faces of your dolls. Big hugs from the South Coast of Ohio. :)

  3. Thank you and gracias for your kind comments. I've been doing a lot more with other designer's dolls, which has been fun. But I still like to make my own stuff every once and a while. Hope you are all staying well and safe.



  4. The girls are so sweet. They look like they are good friends.

    Pajama parties are so much fun. I always like going to doll conventions because it's like having sleepovers with friends. Of course, right now that's not happening but it will again.

    1. Thank you so much, Dorothy. Have a safe Holiday season!