A sweet new dolly that needed a sweater. That is what I was knitting the other day. I started making this Waldorf-inspired doll when I was pregnant with Ean. That was like 2.5 years ago! While I was sick last month I got inspired to finish some projects that were still outstanding, and this cute little girl was one of them.
This is a 12" doll which is one of the standard sizes of Waldorf dolls. I have always loved using all natural materials for projects. This doll is stuffed with wool stuffing so she "warms"up as you hold her, making her perfect for little ones, and big ones!!
I crocheted a cap for her head and then stitched it on. Then I latch-hooked her hair all around her head. I think I put a bit too much hair on her....but my girls are really enjoying giving her all sorts of different hair styles.
She still needs a pair of shoes but I haven't made a pattern for them yet. And I could not commit to only one dress so I have another one cut out and ready to sew.
These dolls are very labor-intensive....but oh so worth it! I think she is just precious! My girls want me to make another one already. We are still discussing potential names for this one....some possibilities are Rebecca, Holly, Faith, and Hope.
P.S. The sweater is a free pattern from Ravelry and I basically knit it in two sittings. It goes very fast!!! And it's cute to boot!