It was another beautiful day in Hawaii! So why not take Sepp (kind of close) to his natural environment.
(I just can’t get over how fast my model is growing!)
The little baby is so adorable! Maybe I should make more baby seahorse?
Sepp’s head was another part of a Lalylala I altered. This pattern is another that is crocheted bottom-up, in the round, all the way to the top of the head. I personally have a hard time getting the neck how I like if I crochet that way. But the way I altered the head last time made the hood not fit as well as I’d like. So what I did was make the head separately. I made a foundation chain to make a fake last row of the body, and continued to work the head upwards. And behold! It worked. This may be my go to alteration.
It was a windy day, so the quality of Sepp was tested. He had to be dusted oh so many times! As you can see in this last photo, the stitches are perfect for catching sand from the wind.
I’m still working my way through all the Lalylala patterns, so I’m sure there will be another doll coming soon!
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Eggshell and Light Blue
- Hook: 4.0 mm Odyssey crochet hook from Furls
- Other materials: polyester fiber filling
- Location: Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, HI
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I’m gonna lose track soon on what part of “Adventures in Lalylala-Land” I’m currently at, thus the title. Anyways Mici is finally here! I feel it’s been a while since my last Lalylala creation.
This one used some metallic thread, which gives it a great effect!
The main reason for this guy’s photo shoot delay was finding a location. But during the 4th of July weekend, we had a chance to drive a ways away from home and found a spot for him at the Kaka’ako Waterfront park.
It was nice to have some ships around in the background, I felt it inspires a backstory for Mici. As if he wandered off and got stranded far away from home. Perhaps he could use a water-dwelling friend.
- Pattern: Mici the Mermaid from Lalylala
- Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Eggshell, and Bluebell; Red Heart Super Saver in White and Red; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
- Hook: 4.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
- Other materials: metallic thread in silver; 12 mm plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber filling
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The creator of these Lalylala dolls recently released a pattern update for Lupo! It simply improved the body, making the bobbles closer together and the seam is now straight!
I personally love this new texture. It sacrifies an inch or two off his height, but it’s still as cuddly as ever!!
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- See the original version of Lupo here
Here’s another addition to my Lalaylala creations. Lupo the Lamb!
This one uses a bobble stitch to create the lamb texture. It is also crocheted legs first, then body, and straight up to the top of the head. Which is not for me, so I think I’ll change that next time. I may just use a head from a different Lalylala and attach the head to the body by sewing. This way is easier for me to create a more stable neck.
At this point, there’s nothing much else to say about these dolls anymore. They’re just so darn cute, how can you not share more photos?
This one is another cutie!
By now I’ve figured out how I can attach the arms as I make the body. I don’t sew or sc the arm closed. I start attaching one side of each arm when I have 3 more rows to go on the body. The second part of the arm on the next row. Then the last round of the body to finish off. This method I feel is much more secure compared t sewing them on because the arms are fused onto the body. For me, this also provides a cleaner look on the join.
I’ve also figured out by now how to fix the “floppy” neck. Just make the stuffing firmer in the neck area compared to the rest of the body. It helps to monitor this when you are attaching the head to the body. As you sew around the neck, add stuffing until you are satisfied and the flop is gone!
I wonder, which Lalylala should I make next?
- Pattern: Lalylala
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown: Red Heart (vintage) in Coffee; Red Heart With Love in Eggshell
- Hook: Clover Soft Touch, 3.75mm
- Other Materials: 12mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online; polyester Fiber Fill from Hawaiian Pillow
- Photo credit: A River Lily