Well, today is the last part of our CAL Fairy Doll base! If you didn’t start at the beginning feel free to click the links below to get each part.
Today we’re working on the arms for our doll – don’t worry these won’t take as long as those legs did! They’re pretty short and as you can see they start out a little chubby and then thin up near the shoulders.
If you’ve come this far and have finished your doll please do share your creations in the comments, I’d love to see them!
- Crochet hook – I used a size 3.25mm though if you don’t have this size you can use something a bit smaller or larger.
- Yarn – We have a local yarn outlet here that sells yarn straight from the factory, so though some is a brand name I couldn’t tell you what was what anymore. You can choose any colour really as this is going to be a fairy doll, however, I chose a light skin tone.
- Yarn Needle – These have a dull tip and a large eye so you can thread yarn through it. You’ll need this to sew the parts together in the end.
- Stuffing – If you’re trying to be frugal you can always use old pillow stuffing, this is a great way to recycle!
- Marker/Spare Yarn – If you’re like me you may want to use a marker to keep track of your counts. I just use a piece of different coloured yarn to use as a marker, I find this works best.
- Paper and Pencil – Again if you’re forgetful like me I find it is helpful to have a little notepad with me while I work.
Glossary of Terms
sl st = slip stitch
sc (uk dc) = single crochet (uk double crochet)
st = stitch
rd = round
sc (uk dc) 2tog = single crochet (uk double crochet) two stitches together
Patterns are in US, with the UK stitches in brackets.
Arms Pattern x 2
Again we are starting at the hand of the arm and will be working our way up!
R1: Create a 4 link chain. Sl st into the first chain. sc (uk dc) 6 st into the middle of the circle. Do not join rd. If done correctly you should be able to pull on your tail end of yarn to tighten up your circle.
You can also start with the magic circle if you prefer.
R2: Do not chain, we will be working continuously, your stitches should start to look like a snail shell. This will avoid seams in your work. 2 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 12 st
R3 – R6 (4 Rounds): 1 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 12 st
R7: 1 sc (uk dc) in 4 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog, repeat to end = 10 st
R8: 1 sc (uk dc) in 3 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog, repeat to end = 8st
R9: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2st, sc (uk dc) 2tog, repeat to end = 6st
R10 – R13 (4 Rounds): 1 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 6 st
Leave the end open we will flatten and sew to the body!
That’s it! All parts have been created, now we just need to stitch them together.
I started by putting the head on the body, this helped me decide where to put the arms. I liked the position of the arms to be close to the top of the body and tucked into the crease of the head. Really however you want to put it together you can, this is your doll after all! Sew the legs on where you like best and voila, your doll is complete!
Now that we have a base be sure to keep an eye out. I will be posting my pattern for CRAZY curly hair, and a super cute fit and flare dress … then of course we’ll need to make wings as well!