The One Where I Tried - But Failed - To Crochet a Hermione Doll

8:22 PM

  I was listening to an audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone one day when the idea of crocheting a first-year Hermione Granger doll took over me.  So I  was feeling pretty inspired, and I started crocheting. It was a lot of guess work, removing and redoing the stitches, but after a while something was finally showing up.


  After looking at the above doll, I felt hopeful. I think that I did a decent job with the outfit, and I felt proud for a moment. And then it dawned on me that I had no idea how to do the hair nor the face. I decided to just leave the face blank since that's what I always do anyway.


  Here, I finally finished the sleeves and managed to close the cloak. And after that, that's where things failed. I had no idea how to curl the hair or how to do it properly, and this was the result:


  After looking at this, I felt horrible! I knew I was going to mess up the hair, and I did! The hair is usually a big problem whenever I do it, and I just want to do it properly! *sobs*



  This is the final product - after failing to become a first-year Hermione Granger doll, she's now just a plain Hogwarts student. I wanted to make Harry and Ron dolls at first too, but after this one I don't think I'll be attempting it.

  I'm not satisfied with this one as a Hermione doll, but I am pretty satisfied with it as an unknown Hogwarts student.

What do you guys think?


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  1. This looks so good! Did you use a pattern? I have just started crocheting myself, only very simple things, nothing as big or complex as yours!
    Abbie xx
    Another Student Blog

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    1. No, I couldn't find a pattern that is free so I just tried to do it on my own haha!

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  2. Ah, I think it looks awesome! I know people are their own worst critics though. :) It looks a lot like Hermione and I actually like her hair because in the first movie it's super big. I think you did a good job. :) Way better than I could ever do, haha.

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  3. Aw, it looks like Hermione to me! It's cute, I can never make crochet dolls look that good.

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  4. You're totally too hard on yourself, she looks awesome! I am so damn jealously impressed now haha because I could never do anything like that. I guess if you're having a hard time doing hair it'll just have to become something you practice a lot until you like what you do. But you should definitely be proud of this effort :)

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  5. This is pretty and very wonderful! I don't know how to crochet stuff, because I can only do cross-stitching (WITH PATTERNS! HAHAHA!) and basic sewing. This is very impressing. Oh how I wish I didn't take for granted our crochet lessons back in 6th grade. Haha! If we're sisters, I'd totally love to create the face for you. :) xx

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    1. You're so lucky that you had crochet lessons in grade 6! Aww, that would have been nice! Thanks, Fiona :)

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  6. What, how do you view this as a failure?? She is ADORBS! I can't believe you were able to crochet such little details. And I like the hair - I think it works for Hermione who doesn't so much have curly hair (like she does in the movies) but frizzy hair (like she does in the books). I say you are your own biggest critic!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Aylee! Yay, that means so much :)

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  7. Wow, this is amazing!!! I can't crochet to save my life so what you've done there is pretty darn impressive :) I especially love the cloak and I think that the hair matches Hermione's anyway :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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