Good afternoon everybody!
Introducing the Avery doll base. This crochet pattern is based on a chibi body figure and the head is approximately half the size of the body height. The pattern is worked continuously (spiral) from the head down.
When I originally started on my Chibi 2.0 I was just planning on writing up my original chibi pattern which uses aran yarn as a pattern that creates the same size doll but using 4 ply yarn instead. However, as I went along the idea sort of evolved and I decided that I wanted more prominent feet and shoulders. I soon realised that the only way to do this would be to work from the head down. I’m not entirely sure how I went from version 1 to version 2 but somehow I did and I was so happy with the final result.
The doll will need a wire through the neck in order to keep the head up, but wiring the arms and legs are optional. However, I do find it a lot easier to dress the doll if it is fully wired.
The doll head has what is known as an “S” profile and the hands have defined fingers. The finished dolls are fully customisable to your desired specifications for the facial features, hair and clothing.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you would have seen all my Disney Princess dolls (Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel, Pocahontas and Mulan). This is the base pattern that I used for them all.
The PDF download includes the crochet instructions with step-by-step pictures for the doll base only. At a later date, I will be posting step-by-step tutorials on how to customise this Avery doll base into the various Disney Princesses. The tutorial will include a PDF download with the templates for the eyes and felt princess outfits. I will also be designing various outfits for the Avery doll – both crochet and material – which will be available at later dates in my Etsy store.
The PDF consists of 7 pages with 30 detailed pictures.
The finished height of the female doll in 4ply yarn with a 2.5mm hook is approximately 9.5 inches.
I have created a brief YouTube tutorial for the more complicated aspects of the pattern. The methods used are the same for both the Avery and Arlo patterns. You can check out the video below:
Thank you so much for your interest in my Avery doll base crochet pattern. If you are interested in purchasing this pattern just click on the buttons below to be redirected to my Etsy store.
Thank you again for stopping by. Happy crocheting!