Jojo the Big Headed Baby Doll by Anastasia Makeeva

Jojo the Big Headed Baby Doll

March 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
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The original name of this doll is “Большеголовый Пупсик Йо-йо”, sometimes also called “Кукла Йо-йо”, “Кукольки Йо-йо” or “Большеголовый малыш йо-йо”. (Babydoll Yo-yo, Doll Yo-yo, Yo-yo dollies or “Big headed baby Yo-yo”).

A doll of this type was in the past (but is no longer) taught in Russian schools in shop class with instructions provided orally by the teacher and pattern instructions never written down.

The designer of the pattern that was the basis for the youtube video (video by Ирина Загородняя = Irina Zagorodnyaya) is Анастасия Макеева (Языкова) = Anastasia Makeeva (Yazykova). Anastasia first published her pattern in March 2015 in her closed group on VK (vkontakte), a Russian social media site similar to

However, another designer, Marina Zakharova, published a detailed, but different, CAL pattern earlier than Anastasia Makeeva. Marina’s pattern, according to Marina, produces a better-looking doll and is different in small details. Anastasia wrote her own pattern, imitating the features of Marina’s doll by looking at photos of finished dolls, but not using Marina’s instructions.

Availability: Please do not add any links to other sites where illegal translations or copies of this pattern are distributed. The designer, Anastasia Makeeva, will only e-mail the pattern to people who have inquired on her vk profile (for which one has to be a member of that site, the prerequisite for which signing up is having attended school in Russia or related countries). The pattern is not freely available to everybody - this constitutes “not available” for the purposes of the Ravelry pattern database. Anastasia distributes her pattern by receiving payments to her bank account and then sending the pattern by e-mail. It is available in Russian and German.