Thursday, April 28, 2011

Higby Skeleton Doll

Megan from Rochester, NY, submitted photos of Higby, her little crocheted buddy.  "This is where he resides--in his haunted house--which is on display year round. The design didn't call for the heart, but I added it tucked behind his thready ribs because I knew he had a creepy cute soul." If you have any questions about the design you can contact Megan, yanksmeg2@hotmail.com





Making a crocheted item can be very therapeutic. Making a sculptural object is harder than say, a scarf...well depending on the type of scarf. However, with practice, anything you do will get easier. I have seen the pattern for this style doll in various places. It's a great one if you want to expand your crochet skills into something sculptural. The shape is a bit like Matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls). I like how how Megan expanded on this design, with the yarn color choices and the details. The button heart is a cute way to make this a bit more eerie. There are lots of free crochet doll patterns on the internet. I just recently started making crocheted dolls. This Little Ninja and Lily Doll (sign up is free) are my favorites to use.


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2 comments:

Tricia in Chico said...

I would keep my skeleton doll inside my super big giant purse... and if you saw my super big giant purse, you would understand that's a scary crazy adventure.

Camel said...

i could set one of these guys next to my crocheted heart....

a perfect match...