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The Bathing Beauty!

I’m looking for a few pattern testers to test out my new pattern for a Hujoo Baby size swimsuit/romper with a  ruffled bottom. If you are interested, please leave a comment and I’ll email the pattern to you. You will need a size 10 crochet hook and size 10 crochet cotton. If you need any help with the pattern, feel free to contact me. And I would really appreciate pictures of the finished projects!!!

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Hujoo Baby undies


– Size B / 2.25mm crochet hook

– Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread. It doesn’t say what size it is, but it’s much thicker than size 10 crochet thread and thinner than 5. It is about the thickness of sock weight, or Patons Lace.

1. Ch 5, turn and sc in the 2nd ch from hook and the next 3, making 4 sc. Ch 1 and turn.

2. Sc 4 across, ch1 and turn.

3. Sc 1, decrease over the next 2, sc 1. ch1 and turn.

4. Sc 3 across, ch1 and turn.

5. Sc 3 across, ch1 and turn.

6. Sc 3 across, ch1 and turn.

7. Sc 1, 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch. Ch1 and turn.

8. Sc 1, 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches. Ch1 and turn.

9. Sc 1, 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches. Ch1 and turn.

10. Sc 6, ch5, sc in the 4 starting chains at the front, ch5, join to the corner of the back and sc across the 6 stitches. Do not turn.

11. Sc around in all stitches and chains.

12. Sc around. FO and weave in ends.

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*I made an edit , I totally wrote it down wrong, sorry. Everything should be correct now.

This pattern should be easy to scale up or down for other small dolls, you just need to measure the starting chain around the doll and either add or subtract stitches. It is important though to have the number of stitches be even for the V stitch pattern to work. As for the top straps, just divide your new number of stitches by 4 the best you can and make the chains long enough to fit your doll’s shoulders.

Hujoo Baby dress

This pattern is written in American terms.

– Size B / 2.25mm crochet hook

– Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread. It doesn’t say what size it is, but it’s much thicker than size 10 crochet thread and thinner than 5. It is about the thickness of sock weight, or Patons Lace.

Starting with the bodice, the pink part in the picture. Use your main color of yarn. Worked in the round, do not turn.

1. Ch 19, join. (this should leave you with 18 stitches.) Sc around.

2 & 3. Sc around. Ch 2.

4. (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next stitch, *skip next stitch. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next stitch.*  Repeat ** around. Join to ch 2. Ch 2.

5-7. Repeat row 4. FO

Now with the contrasting yarn, if you choose to use it. Join at the bottom of the skirt where you just finished off, and sc once in every dc and (1 sc, ch 3, join to first ch, 1 sc) in all the ch 2 spaces. Join to beginning of round and FO.

Still in contrasting yarn, turn the dress right side up with the back facing you.(Note: The following “stitches” mentioned are the other side of the starting chain in pink. Sometimes when you work both sides of a chain it leaves small gaps around. Try and crochet through both loops left from the chain if you can. But if this confuses you then don’t worry about it.)

Starting from the center back, join and sc in the next 3 stitches. Ch 10, skip the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 5 stitches, ch 10, skip the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 2. Join. Sc around in all the sc and across each ch 10. Join and FO. Weave in the ends. Yay, you’re done!!

I hope that you can understand this pattern, and as always don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Also, this pattern is completely of my own creation and is for personal use only. I ask that you do not sell this pattern or the items you make from it. Thank you.

Enjoy! Some undies to go with this dress will be up very soon so follow me and check back! I love to hear your comments so don’t be shy!

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So this is a review of the Hujoo Baby doll, and my personal experience with The Junky Spot, where I bought my Hujoo Baby Suve. I assume this will go for all the Hujoo Baby dolls as the only differences between them are their face sculpts.

I live in The United States and I bought her last Monday morning online and  (IM)patiently waited for her until she got here on Thursday. Which is pretty reasonable for the US Postal service. I got her for a great price that included her strung head and body with the factory faceup, her really nice blonde wig, her blue plastic eyes, and her stock outfit. She came with all her accessories separately packaged in a box filled with styrofoam peanuts and also came with a cute little charm and a piece of candy.

This is the box her blank body came in. It has a lovely cushion to keep her safe.

I got the apricot skin color. She can stand on her own and is the perfect size for a 1/12 scale dollhouse.

Her arms are very poseable, but her hip joints do wired things…they have these nubs on the ball joint that I assume are for locking for standing, but they make the legs angle too far back. I also don’t like how much her stomach pokes out and her back arches. I wish she would sit/stand up straighter. But real babies do the same thing so I guess that makes sense. One eye hole is also larger than the other. It’s not that noticeable, but it’s there.

Here you can see what I mean about how she arches back. It annoys me, but you can’t tell at all when she is wearing clothes.

This is the inside of her head. I crudely used sticky tack to fix the eyes in. I later found the eye putty in amongst the peanuts. XD

This is her stock outfit. A pink shirt and a white jumper.

Despite the few flaws she has, I still really love her and would definitely recommend her as a cheaper substitute for a Lati Yellow, or just as a really sweet addition to your collection. She was amazingly easy to make my own and has inspired me to do so many things! Here she is sitting on the couch I made her. This is the first couch I’ve ever made so it’s a bit rough, but my next project I will know what to better.

Here is just the couch. I used cardboard, fabric, stuffing, and a hot glue gun!

And here is a close up of the shoes I made her while watching tv tonight.

Thanks so much for reading! If you want to know more about anything in my posts just leave a comment and I will go more into detail about it.

You should really follow my blog so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome! ;D

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I actually got her last Thursday, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to post. Here are some pictures of my sweet little girl and the dress and hat I made her. I’ll write a proper review later.

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Tangkou doll review

Hey guys, so I only had my new Tangkou doll for a few hours before the dog chewed her up, but I was able to get a good look at her before because I had wanted to do a review on the Tangkou dolls. Luckily after I picked up all the pieces and put her back together she is mostly intact with just scratches and loose joints as some of the connectors are broken. Anyways, here is what I think of her-

This review of the Tangkou Italy doll is mostly based on her comparison to a Pullip (type 3) because of their similarities.

Tangkou dolls are Chinese and made in china. She came in a great box with a colorful sleeve and was really easy to get out.

They have a rather interesting eye mechanism with a push button, and a lever in the back of their head. The button switches between 4 eye colors that are also in 4 different positions. One looking front, the next down to the right, the third is center, and the fourth is down to the left. The lever can be pushed up and to the right to close her eyelids, which are painted with a design and have eyelashes.

These are kinda freaky.

Tangkou dolls have large eyes and most do not have eyebrows. They have smaller, and much cuter ears than Pullip that stick out enough to tuck hair behind them and have holes for earrings. Their lips and nose are much larger than Pullips and stick out in a more realistic profile. Tangkou’s expressions are much quirkier than Pullips’, but they have alot of charm.

Unlike Pullips, Tangkous can move their heads slightly in all directions and turn their head at an even angle. They have a bust similar in size to a Pullip types 2 and 3, with a turnable joint right below the bust. The arms are ball jointed at the shoulders and elbows but do not have the maneuverability that Pullip arms have because they don’t have a turning joint at mid upper arm like Pullips and they only have hinged wrists. Their hands are also made out of a soft plastic.They do however have feet that can come off and move front to back and all around. this is great for turning the toes in or out for a more natural look. The body has a nice weight to it and is much better quality than I expected to get based on the price.

The legs with one foot on and one foot off and a wrist joint.

The clothes were also nice quality…but a bit eclectic even for me. I mean… bloomers, stockings, a tank top, boots, and a fuzzy parka? Where has she been, a lolita slumber party in the arctic? She also came with these accessories.

The passport has a few cute pages in Chinese talking about the doll and how to work the eyes, and a plastic certificate of authenticity card.

Some people say the eye mech jams alot, but I’ve also heard people say that Pullip type 3’s hands break and fall off alot, and I haven’t had a problem with either. Maybe I am more gentle with my dolls, but i use them as models for clothes all the time so I doubt that. I really love my Tangkou doll and say she is definitely worth getting, especially considering the price! If you are interested in Pullip, Dal, or Blythe, but are afraid/can’t afford the price, then I would highly recommend starting with a Tangkou. I’d love to hear your opinion of these dolls so don’t be shy to leave a comment!

Also, please keep in mind that when I got her she was in perfect condition, and any imperfections you see in these pictures happened after i got her.

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Yesterday I went to Tuesday Morning and found a Liv doll for $9.99 and thought she would make a great addition to my growing collection of dolls as she has similar joints to the early Pullip body types and has a similar ratio to my Pullip and Tangkou dolls.

I only have two more months to finish Christmas presents?!?!?

She is modeling a Christmas inspired dress that I made based on this free pattern from an awesome crochet for Barbie blog. I used a size 10 crochet hook with size 10 crochet thread and just single crochet all the way up the back instead of adding snaps. It fits perfectly on a Liv doll and is ok fitting on a Tangkou, but is much too big for my Pullip type 4 body. Doesn’t she look lovely?

I hope we get snow this year…

Check back soon for some free crochet patterns and doll reviews!

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