I love doing Tunisian crochet. I fell in love with it when I was trying to follow a pattern for a cell phone case. It said crochet but it looked like knitting. I was intrigued enough to look into it for several reasons. One, I wanted to make that phone case and two, I didn’t like knitting but liked the look of knitting. So I could pretend to knit while crocheting? I definitely needed to do that.
So after I learned how to do it and finished my phone case, I was hooked. It became a permanent part of my repertoire. But I like making dolls and I had to figure out how to make them using this method. I didn’t know at the time you could do Tunisian crochet in the round so I looked at it as cloth and what shapes I would need in order to sew them together to make a doll. I got to work and created these dolls.
The images aren’t great. The dolls were made a long time ago and they are long gone. I took snapshots as a memory. I wasn’t worried about the quality of the shot. I wish I had worried but hindsight and all that.
After those two, I wanted to make a large baby doll and this doll was born.
Then I learned how to do Tunisian in the round. This doll was born from this knowledge.
I made the face of this doll with Tunisian knit stitch. People who knit thought I knitted the doll!
When I first learned about Tunisian crochet, I didn’t see any dolls or toys made from it. Now I’m starting to see more toys but no dolls. I still think it’s a great stitch to make dolls. I have a book idea on making these dolls. I actually had this idea ages ago. I should have done it then when this concept couldn’t be found. But still, there’s no time like the present. 🙂