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Madoka Mondays

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!

Be sure to check out Esme-Nixe’s blog for more of her ball jointed amigurumi.

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.

Plastic armature

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!).

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. How did you do/attach the hair if you don’t mind me asking. I recently made a doll and did it “weft” style by sewing a line down the middle of a big row of yarn and then sewed them to the head but then there was only really hair on “top” of the head. I love the way you were able to style her hair. If you wouldn’t mind sharing the technique I’d appreciate it! @pabkins

  2. Is there any way to get a pattern for the amigurumi part? My friend loves Madoka and this is the only one I can find ):

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