I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman, that’s me!

Earlier this year Stickman was one of my little girl’s favourite books.

One evening I was reading it to her and was looking at the character and thought it might lend itself to a crochet creation 🙂

Anyway, I gave it a go an came up with this little fella:

P1030753.JPGMy little girl loved him, but so did some of her little friends 🙂

To be honest I was so busy making orders at the time that I didn’t have any chance to make write up my pattern properly and make anymore of the little guy. But a couple of months ago I did actually get around to it and make another one for a friend’s little girl as a ‘big sister’ present.

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It looks like they are having a riot 🙂

Hopefully I’ll get these posted up on my Etsy site soon…

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Crochet rag doll project

Crocheted toysOver the years, I’ve crocheted a lot of different things – some with better success than others. I’m not very good at following patterns and tend to look at a few patterns and then pretty much make it up on the fly. A bit like my cooking really…

Anyway, as a child my mum knitted me a sort of rag doll for Christmas one year. I used to love the doll. All soft and raggedy. I had the idea that I’d try to make one for my little girl.

I spent a bit of time googling patterns and looking on Ravelry and Etsy. I couldn’t really see exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something all loose limbed and without one of those prettied up faces.

I settled on a freebie pattern but not long after I’d started, it just didn’t seem to be working, so I did what I usually do and started to make it up. Yeah, I know that takes longer really, but I get something more like I originally wanted.

Well, saying that she didn’t end up being quite as I intended, but hey she doesn’t look too bad! The hair was a whole different matter, so I think I’ll write about that in a different installment, but let’s just say she has plenty of it!

I did make some little shoes to match the dress, but they already seem to have gone missing…