Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coraline Doll Video Tutorial

43 comments:

  1. Hi! Nice blog. Thank you for the pattern.


    http://eglenceliyumak.blogspot.com
    http://adagurumi.blogspot.com

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  2. I got to get to work on making the doll! My sister won't stop bugging me to make her one!

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  3. Your dolls are great, and thank you so much for your generosity in sharing them :-) I love to crochet dolls and share the pattern as well; it is ALWAYS a pleasure to meet a kindred spirit.

    Beth

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  4. Thank you Beth! Such a beautiful message that made my day :) Wow, you are such an inspiration to so many... I've shared your blog on my facebook page a couple times. So Happy to meet you!! Yes, nice to meet a Kindred spirit for sure :)

    Sharon

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  5. What a great pattern and so nice of you to share!
    I'm also a great believer of sharing free patterns.
    cheers suki

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  6. Love them!! I have no words!

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  7. awwww... thank you Uggae! I really appreciate that and I'm so glad you like them :)

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  8. What an awesome Coraline doll! My three-year-old was obsessed with Coraline last year and I couldn't find any kind of pattern anywhere on how to crochet her a Coraline doll, so I had to make one out of felt and cloth. It turned out great, but I would have much rather crocheted her one. Your pattern is amazing. I might have to crochet her this one now, too, right along with Wuss Puss. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Thank you so much Larna! I do appreciate the kind words. My kids LUV the Coraline movie and that was my motivation to make the dolls too. They are fun dolls to have :)
    Thanks again, have a super day!!

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  10. If you want to see my Coraline:

    http://blogoflamia.blogspot.com/2011/10/coraline.html

    Thank you for the pattern :)

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  11. She's really great Lamia! I am so excited to see her... if you could , please post her photo on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AwesomeAmigurumi

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  12. I love the doll! I love the hands, face, everything about it. I have to say your technique for the hair interests me greatly. I make dolls and I have yet to make one with a "head of hair" like your Coraline doll. The way you did it looks simple enough. I'm planning to make an Alice in Wonderland doll. I'm wondering, do you think the rooting technique would work best for her as well? I'm also wondering, how many rows did you do? I can see from the picture the one row before you sew on the top part of her hair, but what about under that row?
    If you could answer any of these questions it would be greatly appreciated.

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  13. Hello Devious One! I usually do 3 or 4 rows and skip a row in between.

    I think this technique would be perfect for Alice, the only thing is because the top cap isn't rooted you'd really have to sew it in place quite well to ensure none slips out. You could also run a hot bead of glue down each side of the part on the very top and that would hold it securely too.

    Thanks for the message and if there's anything else please don't hesitate to write again :)

    Sharon

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  14. PS Devious One... I meant a hot bead of glue "on the under-side" of the yarn hair of each side of the part on top :)

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  15. Thank you for getting back to me! I just may try that! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. I posted my Coraline Doll and link to your Blog. Take a Look if you want:
    http://an-is-on.blogspot.com/2011/12/coraline-crochet-doll.html

    An

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  17. Thank you An! I like the pictures you posted, very nice :)

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  18. My daughter, 18 loves Coraline. I am hoping to finish this as a Christmas present for her to take back to college. She will be soooo pleased

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  19. That's awesome Bowser! Thanks for the message and wishing you and your daughter a wonderful Christmas :)
    XO

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  20. My 7 yo son Xander loves Coraline (actually my son, my 13 and 17 yo daughters as well lol)
    Although Coraline is a female and a "doll" I am currently working on her for my boy. He will be so excited to pull her out of a box this Christmas. I may try to make a "Xander Button Eyed Doll" to package with her :) (building off your design). I think that would make it extra special for him :) only trouble is the whole procedure is covert due to school schedule and impending winter break! Lol
    Thank you so very much for sharing this amazing creation of yours and giving me a way to improve his Christmas this year :) I'm sure requests will be made for Wybie and Wuss Puss after he opens this gift!

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  21. @Figment of your Imagination, So happy to hear that! I can't tell you how awesome it is knowing my doll patterns are used to make someone's day a bit more special :)
    Good luck with your doll and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!!

    Sharon XO

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  22. I don't crochet, this is amazingly adorable. I'm now searching for someone to make this for me.

    Thank you for the kindness.

    Merry Christmas.

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  23. Thank you Wild Magnolia and a very Merry Christmas to you as well :)

    Sharon XO

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  24. Thanks for sharing your patterns - it´s so generous! I would never do a single stich without people like you ;)
    Your Coraline was done in two days! I just couldn´t stop :)
    You´ve mentioned Kindred Spirit ... what about Anne of Green Gables as a next project? ;)
    Pavlina

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  25. You're welcome Ploduska!! I just seen your Coraline doll and she's gorgeous!! Love her so much and would love it if you posted pictures of her on my facebook page! My fb is Amigurumi Freely and the link is on the top left side of this page.

    Anne of Green Gables is a lovely idea, not sure when I could get to that but there is a blog I know of that does similar dolls called "By Hook By Hand" http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/

    Thank you again!

    Sharon XO

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  26. Wow, your patterns are amazing!! My daughter is crazy about Coraline and it is so hard to find anything, she will be so so excited when I show her them! I do a lot of knitting but I'm not great at crochet. I've only ever made blankets but recently managed a baby cardi. I'm definitely going to have go at your Coraline patterns. Thank you so much for sharing them xx

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    1. That's great Snoops! Glad you found the patterns and I bet you'll do a great job. I really want to learn to knit and made it my resolution for 2012 but so far no time to learn... hopefully soon :)
      Thanks for the post!
      Sharon XO

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  27. WOW! Awesome! I have to crochet this! She's my favorite character! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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    1. I LUV Coraline too. I fell in love with her almost right away. I've seen the movie many times and each time is great, lol
      So glad you are making a Coraline of your own <3

      Sharon XO

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    2. Hello, Sharon, I'm new at blogging and crocheting. But the reason I start crocheting is your Coraline doll. Thank you so much! Check out my brand new blog and my creations :) http://lizisfactory.blogspot.com/

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  28. You are sooooooo talented. Keep up the great work:-)

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    1. Thank you so much FiberTech Guy! I appreciate your awesome message :)

      Sharon

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  29. I absolutely adore your Coraline! At times, it's a toss up between Coraline and The Other Mother when it comes to my favorite character from the book. I haven't seen the movie.

    I'm currently working on a Coraline of my own. Ok... a Coraline for my daughter. I wanted to modify my a bit, but since the first one is my daughter, the only thing I've changed is the hair color, and the outfit. It's gold. Besides those two things, my daughter wanted her Coraline to be "just like yours!"

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    1. How wonderful to read your message today Opal! I appreciate it very much.

      I never heard of Coraline until I watched the movie, and of course I became a huge fan. I have the audio book now and I am looking for a good illustrated copy of the book but so far no luck. I'm not sure there are any.

      I'm so happy to hear your daughter will soon have her own Coraline doll. She is lucky to have a mom like you :)

      I look forward to seeing your doll once she fully emerges into the world!

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  30. I can't thank you enough. Really.
    I LOVE CORALINE!!

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    1. awww, that great RoseLily, so glad you found the pattern!

      Sharon XO

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  31. I love Coraline and have seen the movie many times over. I enjoy your crochet along and one day I will complete my Coraline. I appreciate the time and effort you put into making your videos. Thanks!

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    1. such an awesome message! Thank you, I appreciate that!

      I've seen Coraline many times as well... it never gets old! I want to one day make more of the characters, when time allows me too that is!

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  32. MY QUESTION;
    HOW TALL THE DOLL?
    I’M ASKING BECAUSE I LIKE TO WORK WITHIN A CERTAIN DOLL HEIGHT. U DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH MAKING THIS PATTERN LOOK EASY. NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THAT, AND U ARE VERY GOOD AT THIS; ALL THE WAY FROM THE USE WORDS, TO THE WAY U TOOK PICTURES. THAT IS WHAT I CALL A JOB WELL DONE. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GIVING PERSON. YOU DESERVE A HUG FOR USING YOUR TALENTS IN SUCH A GIVING WAY. U ALSO DESERVE A HAPPY DANCE FOR MAKING THE WOULD BETTER PLACE TO BE IN. YOU ARE EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE U SPREAD THE JOY OF CROCHET WITH THE WHOLE WORLD. U SCORE A BIG 10, IN MY BOOK..DOUBLE THANKS,
    FROM; Mrs. Sandy, in Georgia.

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    1. Hi Sandy! First I have to say a big thank you for the wonderful message ~> Hug Received and Returned!!! And I also really appreciate you taking the time to write :)

      The doll is 10 inches tall but that will vary depending on your stitch tension and hook size. I used a 3.7m mm hook and my crochet stitches are fairly tight.

      Thanks again!
      Sharon XO

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