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Yarndango Project 32 – Simple Doll Lab Free Video Pattern

I finished filming and uploading my first video pattern for this doll.  It took many, many hours of work between making the doll itself, filming and editing, and uploading videos, plus I’m no videographer.   As a matter of fact, everyone should be grateful that the video is not in 3-D because there were several times I got too close to the camera with my work and I think I even poked the lens at one point!  But the result is pretty cute, in my opinion.  I thank my friend for putting me up to the task, or I might never have tried it.  There may be more video patterns in the future…once I get a better internet connection.  The upload speeds were killing me.  Fortunately, I survived and am able to show you this:




So, to make this doll via video, you can go here:  Simple Doll Lab Free Video Pattern on youtube.  There are also four separate parts to the video that are posted on my channel individually and are broken down below.  The link I gave above is for the entire series of videos linked together.  It consists of:

Part 1 – construction of the head


Part 2 – construction of the body


Part 3 – construction of limbs and attaching


Part 4 – hair


This doll is my own design so we don’t have to worry about licenses so it is free for you to make and sell items from but please do give me credit, link to this site, share on facebook, etc.  You know the drift.

UPDATE:  For convenience, I’ve also written this pattern up as a pdf file.  It is available for $1 USD and is emailed manually to you, usually within 24 hours.  Please remember that crochet designs require a lot of work.  I do offer many patterns for free but this small fee helps keep me supplied in yarn, helps keep this website up, and makes it worth my while to write up the designs for you!


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Yarndango Finished Project VI

Sad to say that I got no way near my magic number of 20 comments on my giveaway of the severed finger lip balm holders.  I guess I am going to be stuck with them in the house with me for a while.  The good news is that I can deliver them to my niece so she can pass them out to her trick or treaters on Halloween.    These things happen and I know that different patterns will be more popular than others so I’m okay with it (I’m just going to find an excuse to visit my niece and deliver them to her sooner rather than later).  Besides, I’ve gotten over it and moved on to another Yarndango pattern quicker than the stores switch merchandise from Halloween items to Christmas items!  Speaking of Christmas, this week’s Yarndango would make a lovely gift for a little girl.

It’s a baby doll!  But not just any baby doll.  This one has a split personality you see.  Just like any baby, she can be wide awake and adorable, or she can be asleep!  Okay, I know real babies have other emotions too, but I decided I didn’t want to include the screaming, teething, crying, and grumpy moods because that would just make me want to tear my hair out sad.

So here she is in all her glory, my lovely little Dolly Double-Face:

This project can be made with basically any doll pattern that has ambiguous arms and legs so that they can face either way.  All you have to do is flip her bonnet over to hide one face at a time.  Easier than changing a diaper!  But I will be posting this pattern soon.  I’m not posting it now simply because I am opening a new blog at www.madcrochetlab.com where I will be putting all my patterns and crochet related posts.  This should free up the tea room for my regular everyday non-crochet-related posts like the Live Poet’s Society, the Blog Friendship Cup, responses to my fan mail (spam), and other daily drivel.  🙂  So please just be a bit more patient while I move things around between blogs and get into a more normal routine.  Ha.  Normal.  That’s funny.

And what have our other Yarndangoers been up to this past week?  Just look at this:

Pumpkin has topped herself with that knifty knitter of hers this time.  I love all her projects so far but this is my absolute favorite!  I am in love!

Amiguruthi pulled out one of her older patterns and though she didn’t tag it with Yarndango, I say still counts because it is still an amigurumi project, it’s new to me, and it helps you find your car!  It’s an easy project and adorable so check it out!

Hope everyone is having a good week.  It’s been getting darker earlier and cooler at night lately so I guess we are creeping ever closer to fall.  All the better for snuggling, I say!





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