An experiment

Hi dear crafters,

Just writing this short post to let you know I’m going to try something new. It might sound like a big thing, but not to worry, my style will never change. What I am going to do is trying a new type of body. For a long time I’ve been thinking about making more flexible crochet animals. The idea is that these dolls can lie on their bellies, but can also sit upwards. To make them more soft and flexible I’m thinking of using a different, thinner yarn, called Drops Alpaca.

I have no idea if this will work, and maybe I’m able to get the right result with Lett Lopi, but I need some time to work it out.

I also hope to create a type of body that needs less assembling in the end. Sno & Snoosle and Poochey & Fudge already are a start of that, but I want to take it a few steps further, where you create holes from where you later can crochet ahead for the arms and legs. I’m very curious myself how that will work out.

I’m very excited about this for a while now and finally decided to give it a go. I’m starting with a playful little fox. I can’t promise there will be a pattern soon, but I’ll try my best to create the fox pattern I have in mind.

Happy Easter for now!

 

11 Comments

  1. remdanblog says:

    Hi Sonja,

    I was thinking about you this morning as I finished Poochey for a friend and I wanted to thank you again for all that you do creatively. I’m looking forward to trying your new ideas/patterns!

    Wishing you a happy Easter!

    Best, Lori

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Jan says:

    Happy Easter, Sonja! This all sounds very exciting! I particularly like the part which talks about ‘less assembling in the end’! Music to my ears! Enjoy yourself with this new venture. xx

  3. I’m so excited to see this! I have been experimenting with my crochet nifflers recently to see if i can try to crochet the legs as part of them – i do it with my house elves, but i feel it would allow more flexibility like you said. I adore your makes and cannot wait to see 😀

    • Sonja says:

      Thanks Sophie,

      and I love your little niffler! I’ve made some progress on the fox and decided to continue working with worsted weight yarn. The thinner yarn didn’t have the result I hoped for and I didn’t like the texture. Lett Lopi looks so much better.

      🦊

  4. Nancy Gillard-Bartels says:

    Hi,
    I like the pattern idea, but I just checked on the yarn and it’s not widely available in the US.

    Nancy

    • Sonja says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Yes, I heard that before. And I’m not going to use it anyway, I didn’t like the result. I guess I’m sticking with Lett Lopi. Is that easy for you to get in the US?

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