Since October flew by in a flash I am not ashamed to admit that I am already contemplating putting up Christmas decorations. I don’t think I can wait much longer!
To keep my Christmas mood going strong I am so excited to share this project with you! I created a Rudoplh Mod Kit for the Kokeshi Dolls! If you're looking for a fun craft this season, get your hooks and make a few Kokeshi Rudoplhs!
- 2.5mm (US 1/B) crochet hook
- yarn in Camel or Light Brown, Brown and Red (I used Catania Schachenmayr 179 , 162 & 115)
- tapestry needle
Work as for Basic Kokeshi Doll, alternating color of dress and omitting hair bun.
With camel/light brown
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring 
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc * Repeat from * 2 times 
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc * Repeat from * 2 times 
Rnd 4: *1 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times 
Rnd 5: *2 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times 
Rnd 6: *3 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times 
Rnd 7-13: sc around 
Large Antler x2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in Magic Ring 
Rnd2-6: sc around 
Small Antler x2
Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring 
Rnd2-4: sc around 
Sew small antlers to sides of large antler. Sew both antlers on Rudolph Hat and sew onto Kokeshi Head (see pictures for reference).
With red yarn ch 35
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across 
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends. If you want the scarf longer just adjust your starting chain.
Add facial features as in Basic Kokeshi Doll. Using red thread embroider a red nose (just work a few straight stitches) between the eyes (see pictures for reference).
If desired make a long chain and sew on top of Rudolph hat in order to hang your Kokeshi up on the tree or even use as a keychain!