The world of dolls is full of personalities and creations that emanate joy and hope, inspiration and optimism. And today my inspiration comes from the illustrations of Suzanne Woolcott, the inspiring creative minds behind the Gorjuss empire. Some of her fans are so crazy about her work that they have had drawings tattooed on her body! Suzanne’s Gorjuss Girls are licensed by Santoro, a brand creation, design and publishing company with distribution in over 50 countries around the world. Suzanne’s paintings have been licensed by Santoro and made into dolls by a variety of manufacturers.
Suzanne Woolcott’s illustrations capture dark-haired girls with rosy cheeks, wide eyes, and striped stockings. But a very important detail of Gorjuss dolls is that they have no nose, freckles and above all mouth because the designer, Suzanne, is mute. With this character Suzanne is the spokesperson of a strong message, making it clear that there are no obstacles of any kind that can prevent you from communicating.
Pattern Gorjuss doll here
An example of this communication is in the doll’s face. If we look at the doll’s face when we are sad, the doll would seem to empathize with our sadness and provide comfort and companionship. Likewise, if we are happy, the doll looks at us with excitement. How is it possible? We see soulful eyes or excited cheeks and feel that the doll shares our emotions and somehow validates our feelings. This is mainly due to the fact that the dolls still come to life with the imagination. Gorjuss dolls with striped socks perfectly embody the key values of childhood, love, innocence and the desire to dream, evoking strong emotions in the hearts of children and adults.
Now that you understand a little more about the designer and the Gorjuss doll, let’s move on to the main article of today’s post: crochet doll with the technique of amigurumi inspired by illustrations by Suzanne Woolcott. My amigurumi doll is made entirely with cotton thread, without iron, glue or plastic, which makes it a perfect gift even for the little ones. Another important detail is that the dress, shoes, but also the headband cannot be removed, making it even safer for even very young girls.
The doll is about 29 cm tall and can be hand washed or machine washed on a delicate program. If you are interested I can make a post with more precise instructions on how to sanitize your amigurumi at home, what do you think?
If you are interested I can make a post with more precise instructions on how to sanitize your amigurumi at home, what do you think?
This crochet Gorjuss doll of mine can remain with legs straight or seated to be placed on a piece of furniture that I have read decorating the room. I hope you like this adorable doll, because I put a lot of positive energy and I’m sure it will bring you a lot of joy in making and giving to someone.
More information about the doll:
Hook for crochet needle 1.50 mm
Järbo yarn 100% cotton 8/4 mercerized color 32011 petrol green 50g
Järbo yarn 100% mercerized cotton 8/4 color 2200 natural 50g
Järbo yarn 100% cotton 8/4 mercerized color 2212 black 100g
Padding: 100% hypoallergenic polyester as needed
Stitch technique: “X” shape
Time of execution: 1/2 days calmly
Sewing needle, scissors and marker
Height: about 29 cm
Weight: about 150 / 160g
Here are some models of Gorjuss dolls produced by the Spanish doll brand Paola Reina together with the London brand Santoro. All inspired by Suzanne Woolcott’s designs.
I believe that in these bizarre and uncertain times it is important to discover items that make you feel happy and at peace and this doll is one of them. So take advantage of National Doll Day, August 7th, and buy my Pattern on Etsy and remember: everything that is handmade is said to be done with the heart 🙂
For example you can find other Patterns about:
- The first pattern design of the Coraline amigurumi doll, inspired by the movie
- Coraline jones and the magic door (new look), inspired by the movie
- Harry Potter, from the movie
- Bear Pijama: A cute teddy bear in pajamas, ideal for babies and toddlers
- Rick e Morty, from the famous cartoon
- Piglet, Winnie the Pooh’s best friend
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Also in my youtube channel “Fernanda’s craft room” you will find many explanatory videos, some on the basic concepts of Amigurumi, some on advanced techniques, and some details of the dolls I made.