I really like knitting toys. They have what is not in the purchased toys - warmth and comfort, the needlewoman's love for their products. My little daughter shares my emotions. And in the course of work we use not only tangle, hook and knitting needles. To give the desired shape to toys, we often use plastic containers for food. For example, many needlewomen tie containers from toys "Kinder-surprise" in the manufacture of various animals. For knitting a doll I use plastic bottles from drinking yogurt. In shape, they are very similar to female forms. Carefully looking at the used containers, you can immediately see on it "chest", "hips" and "waist." Thus, for work we need:
- plastic bottle of drinking yogurt,
- yarn of different colors (I used yellow for the binding of a bottle, pink for a dress, red for a coat and beret and white for a doll's face)
- hook number 1.5,
- spokes number 3,
- needle for embroidery,
- thread for embroidery.
If desired, each skilled worker can addhis imagination in the process of knitting and making eye sights from beads, use satin ribbons for hair, etc. Course of work First of all, we tie a bottle exactly in its shape from below and up to the neck. Strapping is best done in columns without a crochet. But, if the yarn is dense enough, you can tie it with columns with a crochet. The main thing is that the bottle itself does not shine out from under the strings. My body is tied with yellow, but you can make it pink and white - it all depends on the desire of the master. Next, I took the white yarn and continued to knitIn the first row, from each loop, we loom two loops, in the second row - from each second loop we untangle two, in the third - from every third. Now, we knit a couple of rows without changes (here the length of the doll's face depends on the number of rows - the more rows without any changes will be connected, the more stretched the face will be), and then everything is the other way around. That is, first close each third loop, in the next row - every second and so on, until there are 2-3 loops that we tighten. Thus, the head and trunk are ready. Then we knit our hands. I used white yarn. Hands are connected very simply - I dialed 8 loops, closed them in a circle and knit without increments and decreases to the length required by me. They can also be knit in sticks without a crochet, or, as I did, with a crochet. When the required length was reached, I connected the two halves of the circle (round wrist) with four posts without a crochet. Now we knit "lazy" fingers (I call them so, because I'm too lazy to untangle complex elements, and such fingers take a couple of seconds in knitting) - dial 3-4 air loops and close them in the second column of the previous row. Again, dial 4-5 air loops and close them in the third column of the previous row, again 3-4 air. Loops and a column without a crochet in the last loop of the previous row. So we tied 3 fingers. The second handle is knit similarly, then both hands are sewn on the torso. Legs for this doll, I did not knit, she just stands on the bottom of the bottle. Now proceed to the most interesting - to knitting clothes for our doll. For the dress, I took the remains of a pink thin cotton yarn - closed 15 loops in a circle, tied a round yoke and then, leaving armholes for hands, tied an even cloth exactly along the length of the doll. The pattern can be used any, most importantly, that he liked the master. Beret is also crocheted - 3-4 loops are closedin a circle, and then knit a circular canvas to the desired width of the beret. Then we make adjustments until the hat does not ideally sit down on the head of the chrysalis. The coat is knitted with raglan knitting needles on top of the lengthbottles, that is, according to the growth of the doll. Small accessories - this is a belt to the coat, crocheted with columns with a crochet, and a purple handbag, tied with posts without a crochet. It remains only to embroider eyes, nose, mouth and make hair. Hair can be crocheted or glued. If desired, you can come up with dolls and beads, and bracelets, and other types of clothing. But I liked this option. Everything is very simple and elegant.