Crocheted Kokeshi Doll

I felt like crocheting up something quickly. So, I decided to look for inspiration in a magazine given to me by a student I taught last year (thank you Leah).

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Simply Crochet: Amigurumi Collection Summer 2015

I came across a pattern for small Japanese dolls called Kokeshi dolls (though it’s my understanding that these folks are traditionally made of would and ornately decorated).

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The pattern was very easy to follow and I finished my doll in a couple of hours (whilst also watching TV).

The next time I use this pattern, I might stitch the hair on rather than crocheting a wig cap. I will definitely make sure I stuff the body more firmly and perhaps the head less so- my little doll is a little top heavy and is prone to toppling. 🙂

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