Hey hey squirrel friends. If you’ve been following my crochet journey, you may have read a few weeks ago about my new venture – attempting to turn my crochet skills to creating miniature drag queens. After a good few weeks of tinkering and polishing, I’m so happy with my first drag doll.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been using the Toft Doll Emporium book as the starting point for my drag doll designs. The basic doll pattern and ball gown pattern formed the base of the design, paired up with a pretty pair of matching pink pumps. There’s a self-drafted breast plate too adding a bit more oomph up front.
When it comes to drag queen hair, it’s go big or go home, so the remnants of yellow wool I was started with for the wig didn’t go too far. Rather than leave poor Trixie with a ratty ass weave, I had to mix in a second yarn – this time a lovely soft Rico Baby DK. It’s not a perfect colour match but the gentle variation added some nice depth.
For the sassy bow in Trixie’s hair, I turned to a simple sassy bow pattern from Simply Collectible Crochet, which is suitably over the top.
Achieving a convincing drag makeup look with needlefelting is quite a challenge, especially with Trixie – she’s hardly subtle. My first attempt wasn’t quite dramatic enough, so what you see here is take two where I worked over my first effort to make everything bigger, bolder and more dramatic.
I hope you like Trixie. She’s given me the confidence to crack into more drag dolls, so expect more queens to sashay your way in the months ahead.
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Come through, yarntastic kitty girl!
Would you share the full pattern? Love the replication.
Thanks, Mary. Much of the pattern was taken or adapted from the Kerry Lord ‘Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium book, so it’s copyrighted material and I can’t share it. The book is well worth picking up though