Miss Crolly, is inspired by the dolls that used to be made by the Crolly factory in Donegal.
I recently was asked to make a replica outfit for an original doll and it sparked an interest in me about these vintage dolls. The factory in Donegal made toys from 1939-1970, when it closed. The toys were very popular because they were really well made, and the irishness struck a chord with people both in Ireland and abroad.
Miss Crolly is my homage to the beautiful original dolls, but this version has a soft body. She wears the iconic red cape, and her outfit is completed with a green skirt and white apron.
The pattern would be suited to an intermediate knitter - there is some short-row shaping, and there is quite a bit of seaming. The overall pattern is quite simple though, and has simple colour palate.
As it is St Patrick’s Day on Friday I am offering the pattern for sale for €2 until 20th March (it will be €3.50 after that date. The pattern can be bought through my Etsy shop (www.missiane.etsy.com) or on Ravelry.