Russian Doll Crochet Bears
I have always loved russian dolls. In fact, a couple of years ago, I thought perhaps I could invest in a set since I've wanted some since I was little.
There’s just something so satisfying about stacking them inside one another and then setting them all next to each other. What is it? I dunno.
However, I haven't seen them at thrift stores before, and I wasn't about to buy a cheap new set. So I decided to make my own.
At the time my amigurumi skills were nowhere near good enough to make actual little girls with faces, but I was capable of simple bears.
The only main tip I have without providing the full pattern is to make sure your hook size is small enough with a thick enough yarn to ensure that the cups created are study enough to hold their shape.
These two sets were made a couple of years ago. I have since improved my skills, especially with embroidery. I know I could make better faces and outfit details now. But I never took the time to take pictures of these cute little families. For the most part they just decorate my sewing room, but they are favorite toys of my daughters too.
These are super fun project and a GREAT way to use up little scraps of yarn for tiny hats and scarves. If there’s interest, I will put together a pattern since I would love to make a new set as a test for the pattern I originally wrote up.
To see a video of these little guys nesting up, visit my instagram.