Thursday, December 12, 2013

hooked


A close up might make you think I've been busy crocheting Christmas ornaments. I have in fact been crocheting a Kokeshi doll from a pattern that the talented Cait from CHD designed. You can find the pattern in her Etsy shop - Along with some other seriously cute crochet patterns!


I have a rather large (and ever expanding) collection of Kokeshi dolls, I'm always stuck by the differences in their styles and the decorations on their Kimonos. Cait's pattern gives you that flexibility too, you have a couple of options for decorating the top of the head and also free reign to decorate the body as you wish. 


I ran out of the black bamboo yarn I was using for the hair, so my doll has a "cropped" hairstyle! I also stuffed her body with coloured wool roving, I hate seeing white stuffing poking out from behind the stitches.

I think this one will be right at home on the shelf with the other wooden Kokeshi!

7 comments :

  1. She is gorgeous Louana!! Love the pattern you've put on her belly - she is such a pretty wee lass! xx

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  2. She sure is gorgeous Louana - I have often thought over the years that I could easily collect kokeshi dolls ... but I have always refrained as have too many other collections. I love your great range in the background photo :-)

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  3. It is a beautiful doll, and I shared it with FB.....

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  4. I love how she turned out and how you decorated her. Thanks for sharing her. I'm still swooning over your Kokeshi Collection. Mine is slowly growing. I love their facial expressions and understated simplicity (most of them anyway). Cx

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  5. Well done Louana - the detailing is superb. I love the cropped hairstyle, it suits her.

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  6. Wow!!it looks gorgeous! These are on my to do list

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  7. She is delightful indeed. xxx

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