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Holly Hobbie-inspired doll (Updated information in first post)

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#1 FelixLake

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 06:51 PM

Update: I've decided to make this pattern a basic rag doll style pattern that can be personalized. My dolls name will be Chiffon (french for 'rag'). The pattern will give basic instructions for the doll with suggestions for possible changes that can be made. I will also have patterns for different styles of clothes. I'm going to start another thread with my updates.

Here is the link to the new thread:

To all Holly Hobbie fans, I've started working on my newest creation. After I finished the Raggedy Ann/Andy, I was challenged to do Holly Hobbie. Here is what I've done so far. I've been writing down the instructions as I go, so hopefully I'll be ready for testers soon. Let me know what you think so far.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:03 PM

That doll is so cute. My daughter would love something like that. Is that pattern for advanced crocheters? I'm an advanced beginner, but if you sell the patterns I would like to buy it from you. Please let me know.



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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:10 PM

Can't wait to see her all done. Great job so far.:hook

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:48 PM

I absolutely LOVE it!!!! I would love to test your pattern when you are ready.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:13 AM

I :manyheart Holly Hobbie! Looking good so far. :cheer Are you going to do a patchwork pinafore? Depending on time constraints (yours and/or mine) when you are ready, I would be interested in testing for you. :yes

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:49 AM

Oh my gosh!!!! You've done a great job with Holly Hobbie. It's perfect. I definitely want to make this creation!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:55 AM

She's so adorable!!!!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:33 AM

She's going to be cute, cant wait to see her all done :)


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:35 AM

She is great!! I would be a pattern tester, too, if that's something you wanted to do. She's awesome! :cheer :cheer :cheer


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:46 AM

Very cute. Can't wait to see the end product.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:46 AM

Love it! Would definitely like to test for you or purchase when you've completed it. My grandmother would love this! She collects different types of dolls.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:02 AM

Thanks all for your compliments and incouragements.:) To answer some questions: Yes, I'm doing a dress and the patchwork pinafore as seperate pieces. I'm not completely happy with the body (it seems a little long to me) and the way the head is attached, (it was floppier than the Ann/Andy I did) so I may have to make some changes to that.:think I've only ever written patterns for my own use and not for others to use, so I'm sure there will be a lot of problems and questions when I do get it done. I'll be happy to let anyone have the pattern to test/use when I get it done.
I'm working on the dress now and then to do the pinafore. I'll keep you updated as the work continues.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 12:23 PM

She is sooo cute! I would love to make her for my....mom, daughter, mother-in-law, nieces...etc. I would love to test her for you!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:03 PM

She's so cute already, can't wait to see how you do her dress!! :hook


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:26 PM

That's going to be adorable when it's finished! I have two little nieces that would just love it! :c9

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:17 PM



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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:50 AM

Very nice


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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:11 AM

I remember Holly Hobbie! I can't wait to see her done. She looks cute so far. :U
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:20 PM


I am wanting to make your wonderful dolls but I need to go and purchase yarn to make it. Could you please give me a rough idea on how much yarn will be needed to make the head/torso/legs and arms? I did post this question on your blog as well, sorry to duplicate.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:57 PM

oh I can't wait to see her done.
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