Freehand troll crochet

It’s time to present my troll! πŸ˜€

Apparently it is a female troll, as it got a dress! πŸ˜‰

Lots and lots of strands for the hair. It’s a mess in the back, but I think trolls have messy hair… Part of the hair is glued to keep it away from the eyes etc. The hair yarn is a little thinner than the yarn for the body and the dress, and as you can see it is multicolored. I made a little flat bowl or what to call it, and stitched it to the head, upside down. So it was like the bottom of the hair. Then I attached the strands of yarn to that, one by one. It took quite some time. I wanted the hair to be messy and of different length. I have not seen a troll with perfectly cut hair!

The dress can not be removed. I also glued the shoes to the bottom of the feet. So they can not be removed either. I made a patch of the dark blue and stitched it on the side, to make the dress look a bit old. The bottom of the dress is blue (as well as the top) and the bottom has a wavy pattern. I made a little pocket with the main dress color (I think the yarn color is called something like green petrol, whatever that means). In the pocket I put a tiny little teddy bear. The bear I made with felt probably years ago, but I thought he should be in the pocket as a little toy.

What else? As I wrote in the title and in a previous post, this is freehand. I had no instructions at all to look at. I just figured it out. It was a UFO (unfinished object). I made the head, body, the nose and an ear months ago. Then it was just half done until I decided to bring the thing to the knit and crochet cafΓ©. I had made the other ear and the arms a few days before that.

I did not write down any instructions at all, so don’t ask me how it was made! πŸ˜‰ I do remember that the dress is 32 stitches at the top and 66 stitches at the bottom.

I’d say it’s about 30-33 cm (=about a foot)Β tall.

Well, on to the next crafty project, whatever that will turn out to be… πŸ™‚

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