Monday, May 24, 2010

Pompeii Hits Tennessee

Took long enough. --.-- I had one of those HAVE TO FINISH moments, so I was up until 3:30 in the morning. That was my picture from..... 2:45.
The clock is slow.

Which means....
I have another pattern for you guys.
It's for my 6 hour hula girl goddess, Pompeii. Hehe. (I'm just slow. and detailed -for me-  lol.)
I adore her.

Kayla's How- To (any questions, email me)
(kinda confusing.... I'm sorry!!!)

Materials needed:
(I hate when I'm in the middle of a project and realize... oh. I don't have that.)

Yarn: green, desired skin tone (almond, etc.), bright island color (for the flower), light brown/ dark brown
Thread: black, white or same as skin tone
Eyes: preference. I use  (EDIT):10mm safety backing ones.
Scissors: make sure they're plenty sharp. you'll be using them alot.
Needles: have multiple types at your hands
Crochet hook (obviously): I used F5/3.75mm
Stuffing: that, and pellets to keep her upright
Patience: plenty of it.

Be familiar with the magic ring.
The norm: Slip stitch, single crochet, increase, decrease
Don't pull an almost all-nighter

All parts in the skin tone

R1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] around (12)

R3: [Inc, inc, sc 1] around (12)

R4: [Inc, sc 1] around (30)

R5: Sc around (30)

R6: Sc around (30)

R7: Sc around (30)

R8: Sc around (30)

R9: [Sc 13, dec] around (28)

R10: [Sc 5, dec] around (24)

R11: [Sc 4, dec] around (20)

R12: [Sc 8, dec] around (18)

R13: Sc around, sl st, sl st (18) Finish off.

Stuff now or forever hold your peace (or piece)

Arm (optional, really), 2- duuuhhh.

R1: Sc in magic ring, sl st to close round.

R2: Ch 1, sc 1 in same, sc 1, [inc, sc 1] around, sl st to close round.

R3: Ch 1, sc around, finish off.

Head (please only one :3)

Don't do R11-12 before doing hair, face, eyes.

R1: Sc 6 in magic ring, sl st to close round (6)

R2: Ch 1, sc 1 in same, [Inc] around, sl st to close round (11)

R3: Ch 1, sc 1 in same, inc, inc, sc 3, [Inc] 3 times, sc 3, sl st to close round (17)

R4: Ch 1, sc 1 in same, sc 3, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 6, sl st to close round (21)

R5: Ch 1, sc 1 in same, sc 3, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 6, sl st to close round (25)

R6: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to close round (25)

R7: Same

R8: Same

R9: Ch 1, sc 1, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 1, sl st to close round (21)

R10: Ch1, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2, sl st to close round (17)

R11: Sc 4, [Dec] 3 times, sc 3, [dec] twice, sl st to close round (12)

R12: [Dec] around to close (6). Finish off.
Light brown
Coconut Bra

-leave extra string when beginning and ending-
Sc 6 in a magic ring. End.
Sc 6 in a magic ring again. End.
(wait until "Putting it all together")

Putting it all Together

Addressing the hair:
There's multiple ways to do this, whichever you're most comfortable with.
For a more full-headed look, I threaded a piece of yarn through each sc- framing the face to the back.
(took a while, but totally worth it)

Hula Skirt:
Thread green pieces of yarn along one row.
To make it twice as thick, I did something like (#'s represent the yarn) 1/1(5)2/2(5)3/3(6)4/4(6)
Less confusing(sorry!): thread between the sc, then between those. -you're just connecting and filling empty spaces.

To give her a less....cylindrical figure, I threaded a green piece through every 4 or so sc's, pulling it semitight.

Tightly braid 3 strings for the belt.
(in the picture, I moved the belt up to show the other features.)

Coconut Bra
Thread the yarn through the opposite side on both ends to connect the two pieces.

Put it so that the beg. and end. pieces of yarn are both facing the outside.
Before putting arms on, tie to size your doll. I then sewed it on where the two pieces connect.
The string around her body is kept in place by strategically sewing on the arms.

Sew arms to body.
Sew head to body.

And Last: The Flower:
The islandy colors comes in, here.
Do however you'd like! I did something weird!!
1. (more yarn = harder to make, but more petals) tie the string's end, so it's a circle.
2. Half the circle, making two smaller ones.(have them so they overlap) Do that until you have preferred size/ something you can easily work with.
3. Using black thread, tie around the middle a few times (vertically, dividing circle) - tightly
4. Repeat horizonally, so there's 4 sides. tightly.
5. (optional) To make the black stamen things-- sew-- tight on one side, 3 or so mm room on the other. Up down, up, down. Finish off. Cut them so they're separate pieces, trim, ect to liking.


(hopefully tonight I can get some clay materials at hobby lobby...
I want to do some anime stuffs with it....)

any comments, put them below (just click -# comments)


  1. why Pompeii? That wasnt a Hawiian city.

  2. But it had the volcano.
    And that reminded me of Pele.
    And she's the Hawaiian goddess of vocanoes. lol.

  3. This is the cutest hula girl I've ever seen! You are definitely talented. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.


  4. she is deffinatly the cutest lil doll ive EVER seen! im super jelous! i will TRY to make one... idk how well its will work out! thnx!