How to Crochet Darling Daisy Doll

2 Feb 2024 | Featured, Patterns | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Hello, crochet enthusiasts!

Today, I’m beyond excited to introduce you to a new member of our crochet family – Darling Daisy! This charming doll is more than just a project; she’s a journey into the world of creative crafting and character-making. With her captivating personality and detailed features, Daisy is sure to win your heart and enhance your crochet skills.

The Darling Daisy doll is perfect as a heartfelt handmade gift, a charming decorative piece for any room, or as a delightful toy for children. She’s also an ideal keepsake or heirloom, symbolizing the joy and love put into her creation.

About Darling Daisy: Darling Daisy is an intermediate-level crochet project, perfect for those looking to step up their crochet game. Standing tall at 36 cm with long hair and a complete outfit, she embodies both whimsy and style.

Materials and Tools

For Daisy, you’ll need a variety of yarns in beautiful, earthy tones like beige, green, white, mustard, black, and brown. Specific yarns such as DROPS LOVES YOU 7 and WE LOVE YARN make her soft and huggable. Don’t forget the pink yarn for her sweet lips, and a selection of buttons to add charm to her skirt, top, and boots. Various hook sizes and basic crochet tools like a yarn needle, scissors, and measuring tape are required, along with wire or a hair curler for head support.

Yarn Selection:

  • Main Body (Color A): 50g of DROPS LOVES YOU 7 in beige (color 36). This classic 8/4 cotton yarn gives Daisy a soft, skin-like texture.
  • Clothing and Accessories (Color B, C, D, E, F):
    • 50g of DROPS LOVES YOU 7 in green (color 30) for the top and skirt.
    • 20g of the same brand in white (color 32) for the top.
    • For the coat, 50g of WE LOVE YARN in a mustard hue (color 06) provides a vibrant contrast.
    • 20g of WE LOVE YARN in black (color 17) for boots.
    • Daisy’s lovely brown hair are crafted with 50g of RAINBOW HOBBII in brown (color 05).
  • Facial Features: A small amount of pink yarn for Daisy’s lips, adding a subtle yet charming detail, and black, beige and white yarn for eyes, nose and eyelashes.

Crochet Hooks:

  • Size 2 mm Hook: For the body.
  • Size 3 mm Hook: For the skirt and top.
  • Size 4 mm Hook: For the coat and boots.

Buttons:

  • Skirt: One 1.8 cm button, adding functionality and style to her outfit.
  • Top: Two 0.6 cm buttons, small and delicate for the top’s back.
  • Boots: Two 1.5 cm buttons, completing the boots with a practical touch.

Additional Tools:

  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape
  • Wire or Hair Curler: Used internally for head support, keeping Daisy’s head upright and in proportion.

Stitch Key (US terminology)

In the Darling Daisy crochet doll pattern, you’ll dive into a diverse array of crochet stitches and techniques, enhancing both the look and the feel of your creation. Here’s a detailed overview of the stitch mastery you’ll encounter and apply:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only (dc blo)
  • Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together (DEC)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only (hdc blo)
  • 2 Half Double Crochet Stitches in One Stitch (hdc INC)
  • Stitch (st) and Stitches (sts)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Single Crochet Back Loop Only (sc blo)
  • 2 Single Crochet in the Same Stitch (2 sc)
  • 2 Single Crochet Stitches in One Stitch (INC)
  • Magic Ring (MR)
  • Right Side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS)
  • V Stitch (V st)
  • Treble Crochet (tc)

Specialty Stitch & Technique

  • Invisible Decrease (sc2tog): This technique is used to decrease stitches without leaving gaps or bumps, making it ideal for amigurumi projects like Daisy. Here’s how you do it:
    • Insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch, then into the front loop of the next stitch.
    • Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook (two loops remain).
    • Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook.

This invisible decrease method ensures a smoother and more seamless look in areas where you reduce stitches, maintaining the integrity and beauty of your crochet doll.

Building Daisy

In the Darling Daisy doll pattern, the crafting process is broken down into clear, manageable steps. Start by creating the arms and legs, which form the foundation of Daisy’s structure. Next, you’ll seamlessly connect the legs to shape the body, attaching the arms at the shoulders to give her form.

The next phase involves crocheting the neck and head, bringing the doll’s main silhouette to life. Once the basic shape is complete, you’ll add character to Daisy by embroidering her facial features, including her eyes, nose, lips, and eyebrows. This step is where Daisy truly begins to take on her own personality.

Crocheting the ears and attaching them to the head is the next step, followed by dressing Daisy up in her own custom-made outfit. You’ll crochet a skirt, top, coat, and even tiny boots, each adding to her charm and appeal.

This pattern guides you through each step, ensuring that you can create a doll that’s as delightful to make as she is to behold.

Get the Pattern

Embark on this crochet journey with Darling Daisy and see where your creativity takes you. Share your progress and the unique twists you give to your very own Daisy. I’m excited to see your creations!

Ready to start this crochet adventure? The pattern for Darling Daisy is available for purchase in my Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts stores. It’s more than just a guide; it’s your first step towards bringing a new crochet companion to life.

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