By Hook, By Hand
For the last week or so I’ve been working on crochet accessories for Victoria DiPietro’s Portrait doll. This lovely doll is only a shade underneath 19 inches tall, made from cloth (craft velour) with a paper clay head. In a previous publish I discussed making wigs for this doll from crochet caps and mohair yarn.
Above you see the camisole and pantaloons for Katy Jo, crocheted in size 3 crochet cotton (like a light sportweight yarn) and a size C crochet hook. The lovely gored skirt was made by Victoria, and the camisole makes a candy summer top to go along with it.
To date I have completed three detachable collars, as shown above. Each might be made with or with out the standup neckline. The collars use size 10 crochet cotton and a size 6 steel hook.
A pair of very simple, lacy tube socks, crocheted of DMC size 8 perle cotton and a size 6 crochet hook; and the camisole and pantaloons mentioned weave cap styles above. An apron/pinafore to put on over her pretty dresses will complete her crochet trousseau.
The plan is for this doll, together with her cloth and crochet trousseau, to be available as a sample, possibly in the late spring of this yr. She could be a lovely addition to any cloth dollmaker’s repertoire.