Allow me to introduce you to Morgan.
I made Morgan for Maddie, the adorable little girl with two curly puffs you’ve seen a few times on the blog. Maddie is just the cutest. Don’t get me wrong, I love my two godsons but making things for girls when you’re already a girly girl is just plain fun!!!
Morgan is part of the Susan B. Anderson doll patterns for Mary, Millie and Morgan. My LYS was having a class on how to make these dolls and I picked up the pattern when the class was full and thought I’d give it a go myself. I was surprised at how easy it was. Seriously, if you can knit in the round you’ve got this. The “hardest” part was this hair, or as I like to say, her weave. LOL I decided to use acrylic yarn for this because I wanted her to be washer and dryer friendly (and she is! All these pics are post being washed and dried). I used Knit Picks Brava Sport and it had a lovely softness but still sturdy feel to it. I bought lots of colors for under $25 so I could have some options but man this brown is spot on. It’s the perfect shade of brown and when I saw it coming together I was so tickled throughout the process. I was so excited I finished it in 2 days!
And when I made Morgan’s clothes I decided I needed to make it match a top I was going to make for Maddie too because matching your doll is even cuter. Monday night I went over to give Maddie her doll…and here’s Maddie meeting Morgan.
And kissing Morgan…I think she really likes her.
And taking her for a ride in her stroller with a maraca in case Morgan wanted to play a song perhaps. These things make sense to toddlers.
And once I get a picture of Maddie in her top to match Morgan I’ll do a post about the top too. In the meantime, here’s the top next to Morgan in her dress.
The pattern for the doll comes with options to make a skirt, cardigan and shawl for the doll too. I figure when I knit up Maddie’s fall/winter pieces I’ll whip up a few things for Morgan too…because why not? I also realized that by knitting the doll feet I had to do a heel flap and I could totally try sock knitting. My almost 15 year old godson asked me to make him orange wool socks – now I know what to whip up for his birthday next month. Morgan’s already helping me learn new skills to put to work for the next project. I couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out and I see some more knit dolls and toys in my future.