Crocheted bases for my dolls

image imageI’ve been asked many times how I make bases for my dolls. It’s simple. It’s just a crocheted cover for a wooden disc.
Usually, I use 35mm wooden disc, 1.25mm hook and DMC Petra crochet cotton size 5 (my dolls are 9-10cm tall) to make a base.
First, I crochet a flat circle (slightly bigger than my wooden disc),
then I make a round (or more if needed) without increases,
then I sew the doll onto the crocheted cover,
finally, I glue the wooden disc to finish off the base.
Instructions for my base (35mm wooden circle, 1.25mm hook, size 5 crochet thread): make a magic ring, work in rounds, close off each round with ss (US crochet terms
ch=chain, ss=slip stitch, st=stitch, sc=single crochet, 2sc=inc=increase)
1. 6sc into magic ring, join with ss (6)
2. ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with ss (12)
3. ch1, *sc, inc* repeat around, join with ss (18)
4. ch1, *sc, inc, sc* repeat around, join with (24)
5. ch1, *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (30)
6. ch1, *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (36)
7. ch1, *inc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (42)
8. (back loop only) ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (42)
9. (back loop only) ss in each st around (42)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends

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9 Responses to Crocheted bases for my dolls

  1. Shirley Worthey says:

    Sorry but could not find how to crochet the Angels wings, clicked on were it says . Wings but could not see were instruments was. Done Angel please could you help. Mrs Shirley Worthey

  2. Gen Watkins says:

    Hi i was wondering where you order your wooden discs from as i am in th uk x

  3. Veronica Neu says:

    they are so cute and thank you for the pattern i have family that love sheep and owls they will love them you are so smart in the way you do them do you have other animals such as dogs and cats and farm animals and nativity set i would love the set in the mini size

  4. merj says:

    Quite clever,thank you very much

  5. marta says:

    ciao, your patterns and works are wonderful !!!
    marta, from italy

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