Whats hot in the crochet world right now? Toys!! It's too hot for scarves, sweaters, and fun hats right now but its never too hot for a custom handmade crochet lovey! Children of all ages are helping us Yartist bring crochet up in today's market. Lalaloopsy is one of the hottest current trends! Everyone loves the fun bright colors and beautiful curly hair. The button eyes can be a little creepy but the lashes make up for it.
For this Lalaloopsy doll I used a free crochet pattern that I had found in The Yarn Box. I have already made 2 Lalaloopsy dolls at an earlier date– and when I posted pictures of them on my personal Facebook I had so many people asking for prices that I actually panicked a little.
When crocheting this doll I was going for the look of “Jewel Sparkles” from the Lalaloopsy movie that my daughter cannot seem to get enough of. I was hoping for a doll about 12 inches tall and quoted the buyer $50 for my time and work… I didn't expect the doll to end up about 1.5 feet tall or to take as long making her as I did– or I would have probably told her $75-$100 dollars. I did my best to follow the pattern but I had to change a lot to get the look I was going for. I didn't find it very hard to change but the pattern did seem flawed… or it may have just been my lack of reading comprehension skillz. Anyhow, the doll turned out beautiful! I could just stare at her for hours!!! I do recommend the free pattern from The Yarn Box and I think anyone with the basic crochet experience could have a lot of fun with it.