In August, I bought two patterns on etsy by Chikchikhandmade. I set to work straight away to make the first doll, Mila, which I have already shown on my blog. She was a very girlie doll, with light blond hair and a pretty frilly dress. The second pattern I bought was to make Nancy.
Nancy has a different hair style, and there were several other differences in that she had socks and knickers crocheted as part of her legs & body.
I decided to make my Nancy more of a redhead, using Stylecraft DK in “gold”. The pattern called for mohair yarn for the hair. I didn’t have any mohair, so got around that by separating each strand of DK yarn into 3 strands (which made them slightly curly) and then hooking those 3 thinner strands into each loop as I went round the wigcap.
I still need to even up ends a little, and make her hair neater, but for the moment I’ve kept it long.
I crocheted Nancy in Stylecraft Special DK colour “toy” for the skin tone. And used “sage for the dungarees, “teal” for the shoes, “white” for socks & knickers, and a different brand in pale teal for her Tshirt.
Whereas the Mila pattern came with a ladybird bag to crochet as an accessory, the Nancy pattern came with instructions to make a pet goose. This was fun to make, although legs were a bit fiddly (having to crochet only 8 stitches in the round) and I made legs more rigid by cutting two earbuds in half and sticking those inside legs so this little goose can stand on its own. I also attached wings so little goose can do this
a double goosey “high five” lol.
And in case you missed Mila . . .
Here are Mila and Nancy side by side. I kept facial detail to a minimum again: just eyes, eyebrows and some cheek colouring.