I don’t know about you, but when I make a stuffed animal or baby doll, I like the final product to look as if it wants to steal my soul. There’s no better present for your kid to open on Christmas Morning than a doll that a possibly (definitely) possessed newborn-sized, anatomically accurate baby doll.
(My husband is creeped out by all dolls-or at least most. He freaks out when he goes through the old boxes of stuff in our basement and he comes across my old American Girl doll, so I can only imagine how much he will like this one. Sorry, Tristan! I hope you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight!)
Anyway, meet Louis, the crocheted baby doll that was weirdly popular on Ravelry this week.
He has eyes that open and close, and a mouth that you can put a pacifier in. (Which is touted as a selling point, for some reason. I think it just makes him creepier. Think about crocheting a mouth separately and then sewing it into the face…)
Sure, this doll is firmly in the Uncanny Valley, and is definitely going to tell your kid to murder you in your sleep, but I have to hand it to the lady (or gent) who designed him. From a technical engineering standpoint, he’s pretty impressive. To crochet a doll that human-like is pretty crazy. So, hats off to them.
But, while the designer was asking if they could design a nearly-human baby doll, perhaps they should have asked if they should.
(No. They should not have.)