I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to translate ball jointed doll into crochet. I was trying to design my own little bjd the old fashioned in order to study how the dynamics work.
Ever since I found Esme-nixe‘s ball jointed amigurumi, I’ve been looking forward to trying it out myself! Just look at her dolls, they’re amazing!
Since I have a long way to go, I’ve been exploring armature for amigurumi. My previous attempts can be seen on the Beatmania Lion and the Valentine Sweetling Dragon. These armatures have to be planned in advance. Dolls are essentially crocheted as a seamless suit. Depending on the shape, it can be tedious to incorporate the armature and making sure stitches are consistent.
I adore Kaname Madoka‘s character design so much so I decided to make an amigurumi version of her. I’ve seen a lot of Kyubeys lately but I haven’t seen anyone try a Madoka yet.
These plastic armatures are great when you have the patience to “insert them” into your doll somehow. Once they’re in, they’re sturdy and allow your doll to pose (and not flop!).