- Plastic wires (Known as 'sutali' in Kerala)
- Doll (With
the Head & arms detachable)
- Crochet Needle
- Nail Brush
You must know Crochet
to do the dress and cap of the doll. But anyone can make the fluffy flowing
skirt which gives the doll its unique look.
- At first undress the doll and
detach the head and arms of the doll
- Now put couple of chain stitches
and close it with slipstitch getting a ring so that both the legs together fit
into this ring comfortably.
- Now put 6 chain stitches and then one single
on alternate chains of the ring in order to get a petal like look.
when you reach the last petal put 3 chain stitches and connect it with slip stitch
onto the third chain. So that is complete.
- Continue these steps till you
reach the waist line of the doll.
- Insert the doll into this.
go on doing slip stitches around the doll till you reach its underarms.
put slip stitches only on the chest area of the doll. Continue till you reach
- For the strap of the dress use chain stitches and
join it to the back side of the doll's dress.
- To give a better finish
and a lacy look to the dress, stitch slip stitches around the arms and neck with
a wire of contrast shade.
double the length of sutali wire depending on the length of doll's dress you want.
fold this wire into half and tie it into the slip stitch loop's from the waist
line. Method of tying the wire is shown in the figure on the right.
sure you fill all the loops till the bottom to give a flared skirt.
you go down reduce the length of the wire to be tied so that the bottom part will
- Now using a needle separate each wire into tiny strands.
finally brush the skirt with the nail brush to make it more smooth and beautiful.
10 chain stitches and close it with slip stitch to get a ring.
- Then put
20 single crochet stitches into that ring and close it with slip stitch.
the next row put 2 single crochet into each single crocket in order to get 40
- Continue the above steps till you get a shape of a cap.
This craft would be easy to do if the person knows