June, the amigurumi doll

This week I created quite possibly the most wonderful crochet creation, a doll which my eldest daughter called June.

I had seen the pattern for the doll whilst browsing on Etsy. The creator has lots of beautiful doll patterns so I asked Miss P which one she would like me to make for her.

She choose this pattern for Autumn the Bear Girl by Jojilie.

Pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

I created the doll using my stash of Drops Loves You 9 cotton yarns. I used 114 storm blue, 102 light grey, 106 beige (skin), 112 purple, 105 sand (hair).

I started the doll on Saturday and it was finished by the Wednesday. It was enjoyable to crochet apart from the arms and legs, crocheted tubes is hard on the hands.

The hair was also tricky to make but I just trusted in the written instructions and eventually they made sense.
Love the little bear ears on the hat. The boots are also shaped with little feet.
Miss E found some buttons that matched the colour of the dress perfectly.

I added some blusher to give her a rosy glow.

She is adorable, kind of wishing I didn’t promise her to Miss P.

I wonder what she’s thinking?
This project required 3 different sizes of crochet hook so I had to use my least favourite, a bamboo hook for part of it.

I needed to start a 2nd (50g) ball of beige yarn and used most of the purple. However I did have lots of the brown and blue left over so it is an ideal project for left overs.

She is so cute and I’m pleased to have made her and I plan to make another 2 as gifts. I’ve ordered some more cotton but in a different brand as it have proven difficult to get a suitable beige colour again.

If you head over to my Instagram you will see a fun short reel video that I created while I was putting her together.

Have a good weekend.

Jean x

9 thoughts on “June, the amigurumi doll

      1. Oh yes that’s so true too! Very hard to get all the nuances and highlights that normal hair has. I was thinking maybe a yarn like Scheepjes stonewashed would work well for hair

      2. I used Scheepjes Stonewashed in a bear recently, I used up scraps from the box of minis I bought last year. I have decided on Scheepjes Catona for my next dolls, a decision partly due to me not being able to get a nice beige in other brands.

    1. It’s a sport weight yarn that I used to make June. I am making another doll, this time in 4 ply cotton so it’s a bit smaller. I don’t think it matters what cotton yarn you use, as long as you use a hook smaller than the suggested one on the ball band. You should give it a go, it’s basic stitches.

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