Tuesday, 27 December 2016


crochet doll, crochet amigurumi

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll


Sometime last month, I was making some articles for a local donation, and just as I completed making all that, I saw this absolutely superb Cupcake doll .. but by then, it was a tad too late to make it.  Now thanks to the Secret Santa being organised in one of my Facebook groups, I get the chance to make this doll!  J

One of my friend's told me that the person I am making this gift for (as Secret Santa) loves cooking and crochet as well.. and she has made some exquisite crochet food 'toys' as well.. so I am hoping that this gift will have her smiling too.

Materials used : For this creation, I used Indian Oswal Cashmilon acrylic, with a 3 mm crochet hook ; embroidery needle ; safety eyes ; good glue.

Size : 7” tall ; 4” around the base

Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll

I chanced on this recipe for this exotic sounding Spanish Orange Blossom cupcake, and thought this was what my doll was gonna be .. an Orange Blossom Spanish cupcake doll .. doesn’t it just sound so oooooh… divine?
.. and here’s a recipe for this cupcake

But for my Spanish Blossom cupcake doll, I’ve been inspired by this free pattern at
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-cupcake-doll and this was the inspirational photo that got me started on this creative journey

.. and how does this cupcake become a doll ?? Click on the video below

So, as you can see, the dress of the doll folds up and over the body of the doll to ‘hide’ it within and become the outside ‘shell/cupcake paper’ for your doll.  When you are ready to reveal what hides within, you slowly peel back your cupcake cover (as you would to get at the cupcake), and TA DA !! Watch the awed look on the recipient’s face! J

I  have taken a series of photographs to entice you onto your creation..   

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll
 so first you decide on colours and get your little girl made...  

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll
 then you add on the face features.. If presenting to a child, ensure you are using safety eyes and glue them down well

crochet doll, crochet amigurumi
 finally put her cap (or sombrero) on and ta da! watch her spring to life!

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll
top view of my splendid sombrero

crochet amigurumi, crochet doll
and finally a view of the little doll just waiting to jump out .. like a "Jill-in-a-box" ?

While working on this doll, I also found this pattern for a Magical Cinderella.

Yes,  once you find one of these topsy turvy little funniness, you are not going to be able to stop either! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-cinderella

Finally there are a set of topsy turvy dolls, which are stunningly fantastic, but these is not a free pattern.  Buy it at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cupcake-topsy-turvy-doll

So go ahead, go crazy and create.
One little princess is going to be mighty  pleased

Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more patterns. J

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

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