There has been a lot of buzz in the online crochet community with the Big Head Baby Doll craze. I must admit, they are super adorable, and I love all the different creations people are coming up with. The possibilities are truly endless!
When I first heard about this new trend, I knew that I wanted to make a doll (or two). I’m attending an upcoming craft fair, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see how these dolls would sell. For now, I made a simple boy and girl doll. I wanted to start small and see how they turned out before I went even further, but I was very pleased with them and I can see why so many people love them!
The pattern was originally written in Russian, and then translated into English (by someone other than the original author). You can find this pattern on Ravelry by looking up Big Head Baby Doll by Anastasia Makeeva. Unfortunately, I cannot copy the link and add it to this post as it will be in violation. (Note: this pattern is unavailable. Here is another alternative, which is called the WeeBee Doll). Also, if you are interested in making one of these dolls, and need some inspiration, check out these two Facebook groups: Repeat Crafter Me and Nutshell Lane Studio.
You begin by starting with the legs, crocheting them separately before attaching them together and continuing your way to make the body. Next, you’ll change colors to make the disproportionate head. When completed, they stand about 10” tall. The body might be small, but the head is the exact size of a 3-6 month human baby.
Even if you are new to crochet, you only need to know one stitch, which is the single crochet stitch. This would even be a great pattern to learn how to make amigurumi (“stuffed crochet”).
If you have made a Big Head Baby Doll, leave a comment below. If you haven’t made one of these dolls yet, or don’t know how, what would you choose to make?
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