Happy
(20 in/50 cm)

The colors in this doll made me happy just looking at and working with them. I put them together quite by accident when I got a freebie at theStitches Midwest yarn market of Malabrigo lace weight in green (the edging of the dress and here and there in the body). I had a bag with pinks and oranges that I was taking on a weekend trip. I tossed in the Malabrigo because I wanted to play with it a bit and I liked how it looked with the pinks and greens, so I tossed in a few other similar greens. I had already made a few pieces with just pinks and oranges and they just weren't doing much for me, so I started to add some green surface work to them and I thought it improved things a lot, so I continued, and the body took shape.

My favorite part of Happy is her hair. As I described on Heiroglyph's page, I love doing the hair and always try to do something new. Happy's hair is a variation on Heiroglyph's. For one thing, I used only one yarn and it wasn't fuzzy, so the individual branshes show up more clearly. Also, I crocheted a little blob at the end of each branch, which really changes the look. The blobs are pretty easy: basically a small puff stitch into the 2nd chain from the hook, with 2 yo-pull-throughs and a ch at the end before slip stitching back down the branch.

 

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