Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sami's Strawberry Shortcake Doll

One of Sonia's BFFs (yes, I believe you can have more than one!), Sami, is a huge Strawberry Shortcake fan, so for her birthday, I crocheted-- what else?-- a Strawberry Shortcake doll.  Sami's mom said that Sami has watched both the classic Strawberry Shortcake cartoons and the more contemporary one (in which Strawberry has received a sassy makeover), so any incarnation of SS would be adored by Sami.  I had these images to choose from for use as inspiration:

I chose the last (most contemporary) one because I thought that Sami would enjoy it the most.  Scouring the web for free crochet patterns, crochet patterns to buy, or even pictures of a contemporary SS doll that someone had crocheted resulted in nothing.  I was surprised-- the amount of crocheted Lalaloopsy dolls I found on the internet was staggering-- no one has crocheted Strawberry and bragged about it on the internet yet?  Oh well, I'll have to be the first to brag.  

I used a pattern for an Alice in Wonderland doll for inspiration and a starting point (pattern found here).  Then, unhappy with the arms on Alice, I referenced the Lalaloopsy doll pattern to create SS's arms. The hat and hair were freehanded.  Voila!

To give an idea of the size of the finished product, here's a picture of Sonia and Strawberry Shortcake sharing a little snuggle.

So, there you have it.... The first (as far as I know) crocheted contemporary Strawberry Shortcake to be presented to the internet.


  1. Amazing! I love her hair!!! You are super talented! xo

  2. so sweet :) you're very talented :)

  3. She is adorable! I made one based off your blog post. Should I link back here?

  4. That is so cool, Cindy!! That would be so sweet if you linked back here. I can't wait to see your Strawberry Shortcake!

  5. She's up! Here's the link. Thanks for sharing your instructions! :-)


  6. Is this pattern free? I'd love to make one for a girl that has cancer.

  7. I'm sorry, but I didn't write down the pattern.

  8. Replies
    1. Glenna, if you read the blog post, Erin details where she referenced other patterns to make this doll.