I have fallen in love… they are called Laylala Dolls, from Lalylala Land.. and they are adorable!! Patterns designed and created by the amazingly talented Lydia Tresselt from Lalylala (find her etsy store here).
I started by making Kira the Kangaroo, my first doll, and instantly i fell in love. The pattern is well written, clear, and has wonderful photos. Kira has a little pouch on her belly, just like a real mummy kangaroo, and the pattern comes with details on how to make her baby. But anything can be put in Kira’s pouch, from other toys, to stickers, love notes, or even teeth for the tooth fairy!! And she has a wonderfully soft scarf too!
After i made Kira the Kangaroo, I had the Lalylala bug!! And i was itching to make more, and feeling a little more confident, i dove straight in and purchased the pattern to make the VERY cute – Lupo the Lamb!!
Lupo is made with bobble stitches to create a fleecy coat, and cap, just like a real lamb. His ears are just gorgeous too! Lupo was truly a labor of love.. he is a bit tedious to make, those bobbles.. they take a while, and you have to work in the OPPOSITE direction to what you normally do when doing amigurumi patterns and crochet so that those bobbles pop out. BUT oh is it worth it. He is just the most gorgeous, delicate and devine little lamb. And his little lamb cap, is removable!
I just adore this little lamb, and I am planning on making many more.. they will be available to purchase as I make them in my Etsy shop (Little Cosy Things) as i make them. Follow me on Instagram (@littlecosythings) to see when new Lupo’s will be available to purchase!
By the way, i have used cotton yarn in 8ply from my favorite yarn suppliers – Bendigo Woollen Mills and have used a 3mm hook to make both Kira & Lupo! I tried using wool yarn, but i much prefer working with cotton. It does create a more delicate doll for gentle play, but i love the texture and shape that cotton provides 🙂
Now on the hook… a blue Lupo lamb!!! But sheep aren’t blue? No? Well where do you think blue wool comes from? 😉 hehe the very rare, and elusive, blue sheep! This one is being made as a special custom order for a little boy.. and because i cannot stop making these gorgeous lambs!
Love Nat xxx