Saturday 20 December 2014


...made from beautiful Shetland Wool...
creating a well - structured doll with flexible limbs
My yarn swift has been a good friend this week...
...winding skeins for Chrystal's'doll hair' to add to her kits...
(found to be very relaxing and comes highly recommended :-) )
...warm and rich, coppery shades...
 and I love the texture it's created for Chrystal's hair.. a  few important notes about
1. Chrystal is the 'in the round' version of the original
'DOLLS from the TEAROOM' knitting pattern
2. Although the pattern uses only basic knitting stitches
experience of knitting 'in the round' is required 
to work from the pattern.
2. She requires very little sewing as she is created using
double - pointed needles and small circular needles (optional)
...with only a handful of small openings 
to close which are required for stuffing
...and her complete 'body length' is seamless...

3. Her Winter Pinafore and Tassel Hat require no sewing

4. For anyone who has the original 
knitting pattern which is worked 'flat and seamed' 
Chrystal can be created using these new yarn 
shades and working from the plain knit sections for
each of the dolls in the original pattern...
(she will magically turn out to be the same doll :-) )
5.'Chrystal' Doll Kits will be available on 
the 'Doll Kits' page after Christmas week

Thank you  ...
to everyone who has purchased 
'TEAROOM Doll' Kits recently either online or at the 
'Knitting and Stitching' Shows
and for your lovely feedback which has made me feel that 
there should definitely be more kits available in the future
(they have travelled to all corners of the globe!)
I've had major problems with my computer recently
and actually don't even have my own at the moment 
which did set me back in completing this pattern 
I'm very happy with Chrystal and hope everyone who purchases her 
will enjoy creating her as much as I did this moment she's sitting in my workroom 
watching me decorate my tree ♡...

Chrystal: A TEAROOM Doll 
is now available...
here on ETSY
here on Ravelry (to save to your library)

and in the coming days
will be available here on the Blog...
(the pattern also includes other ideas for boot decorations)

 ...and as always...

I'm available if any help is needed x

♡   ♡  

I hope all your Christmas preparations are
going according to plan
and thank you for finding the time to visit
at this busy time!

I'm also hoping to be back in the next few days until then...
...have fun...
...keep cosy...
or enjoy the sunshine
...wherever you may be... 



  1. Chrystal is super cute! That yarn you used for the hair looks gorgeous.

  2. She's a little star. Susan, sooo pretty! :)
    V x

  3. ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Ohhh !!!!!... ¡¡¡¡¡Me gusta mucho!!!!!!... Me gustaría saber , en algún lugar se pueden comprar patrones de estas muñecas tan preciosas traducidas al español? Yo no se ingles y google no traduce lo suficiente bien como para seguir un patrón.

  4. Another little beauty Susan, your colour choices are perfection and her hair looks so good.

  5. Hello dear Susan! Your creations are a delight to me and Crystal it's not an exception! She is adorable and her hair is awesome! The color and yarn are very pretty! I'm sure that she loves your Christmas tree :)
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful time and a very Merry Christmas!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  6. Hi Susan.. so good to see your blog pop to the top of my list! I love your little Crystal! I wish I felt I was a good enough knitter to tackle the pattern! You are simply amazing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Hi Susan, I just absolutely love your dolls and do this one is no different. The attention to details and every single angle shows a just perfect doll.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time with family and friends.

  8. Look at those tiny little star buttons!!!!!

    Susan, you have been up to much FUN! Sweet little charmer is she, and magically completed with a touch of love. I want to wish you a fabulous Christmas and happy new year! Anita

  9. Crystal is such an appealing doll, with so many details. I think that she will enchant a little girl, who will treasure her new little friend.

    Your designs really are wonderful! Happy Christmas! xo

  10. Ohhh Crystal es maravillosa y tu creatividad también. Felices fiestas.
    Muchos besos.

  11. Crystal is so adorable susan!! I love the wonderful yarn you've used for her hair and her clothes and boots are exquisite!! You always amaze me with your beautiful creations. Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  12. Dear Susan,

    Chrystal has completely won over my heart and mind and I will not rest until I purchase a kit to make her! She is made more perfect still, not just because she is knit in-the-round, but also because she has the same hair colour as my eldest!

    You have surpassed yourself once more.

    Stephanie xxx

  13. She looks gorgeous. A very Happy Christmas to you.

  14. Beautiful doll, I love the boot decorations, just adorable. You are very talented.

  15. She is so cute. I love your doll's so much. Happy Christmas to you.

  16. Crystal is so sweet, I can't wait to purchase a kit to knit her. I have the wool and patterns for two of your dolls already so she won't be lonely for long. Now Christmas knitting is more or less over with I can make a start on my dolls. After Christmas I'll be checking often to see if the Crystal kits are available!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas.

    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jacqui ....hope you have lots of fun doll making and thank you! x

  17. Crystal est magnifique!!! I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

  18. Hi Susan, Thank you for your message. Chrystal is a real beauty. I will be starting her in the New year, She will be my first attempt at knitting in the round, so fingers crossed.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  19. Chrysalis is so beautiful, what a lovely little character! I love the little decorative touches you added too, so sweet!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Susan.
    Helen xox

  20. Sweet Susan, how nice to see your greeting in my comments page this morning! I hope your Christmas celebration is FULL OF JOY! Thank you for the smiles this year on this creative and brightly loved blog. Many more happy moments to anticipate in 2015! Anita

  21. Hallo Susan..
    wishing you and your family a wonderful time and Merry Christmas !!

  22. Feliz Navidad, espero que el próximo año venga cargado de proyectos mágicos, y mucha ilusión. Un abrazo y muchos besos des de, Os espero .( • ~ • )

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  23. Absolutely, sweetly PRECIOUS, Susan! You are a true talent.

    Blessings for a prosperous and healthy 2015,