Friday, March 25, 2011

Starting Something New Again

So with the recent success of the crocheted lion applique, I am going to do another crochet project. When I was little, one of my great aunties gave me one of my most prized toys, a crocheted, heart-shaped doll that I called Soft Dolly. It's really a strange looking thing, with a heart-shaped, stuffed body, a ruffled skirt, spiral arms and legs and pompons for hands and feet. Over 20 years after it was made, it is a little worse for the wear.

There's only one leg, one foot, no hands, and no face. Frankly, even if Soft Dolly had everything she's missing, I still think she'd be a little creepy. But I absolutely loved this doll and I'm determined to make another, with the help of this pattern on Ravelry, my trusty crochet book, and the original doll. I'm using  Spud and ChloĆ« Sweater in Ice Cream and Watermelon. (Leftover from my Mouse project.)

Here's what I've got so far.

Hopefully, I'll have more to show tomorrow. Tonight we are watching Meet the Parents with my parents :)

1 comment:

  1. You must have protected that thing something fierce...I don't remember it at all. Maybe you were afraid I'd steal it, probably with good reason--I do still have that blanket Mrs. Fendrick made for Steve when he was born. That being said, soft dollie is one sketch toy. She looks vaguely anatomical, in a vulgar sort of way. Can't wait to see your version!