Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doll Blankets and Pillow Patterns Knit and Crochet

Lately I've been blogging more about projects of personal interest. As you can tell from today's blog I've been looking for doll blanket projects for now and for future projects. I thought others might enjoy having resources as well.

I recently updated the picture on this blog. When possible I do try to use my own pictures. This was not made from a free pattern, but from an out of print pattern I bought at a used site. The pattern is Sweet Doll Afghans crocheted with "JAMIE" Afghans made for Girlish Dreams produced by Lion Brand. The pattern number is 89602



Cabbage Patch Moses Basket


14 Inch Doll Bassinet



Baby Doll Puff Shell Blanket

Barbie Bed Spread

Barbie from Lion Brand

Born on the 4th of July

Craft Elf

Christina's Crochet Haven

Crochet About.Com


Fashion Doll Patchwork Scroll Down

Granny Square for 18" Doll

Granny Rectangle One Piece

Mermaid Tail Blanket for 18" Doll

My Heart Belongs to Baby Blankie Cabbage Patch

Ripple Blanket for 18" Doll

Scrapghan and Pillow

Sleep Sack for 5 1/2" Doll

Striped Blanket

Cradle Purses:

Cradle Purse Written Pattern and Symbol Charts

Crochet Pattern Central under Purses

Cupcake Cradle

Pattern and Video Tutorial for Cradle Purse


Thrifty Fun

You're a Star

Acorn Doll Blanket

Knitting Pattern Central

Three Blankets

Knitting Doll Purses:

Cradle Purse

Dollhouse Purse


Sewing Doll Purse:

Cradle Purse


Pillow Quilt

Doll Pillows:





As always I will continue to add patterns as I find them.

Pictures may not be used without written permission.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Craft Deals of the Season

I blogged early in the season about hitting craft sales for deals on craft supplies. While I did well this year. My husband found a stack of plastic canvas books for $.10 a copy and I bought two boxes of yarn. The women at the sale were so surprised to find someone who would buy all the yarn and were not quite sure how to make a deal. Since I am practicing with different types of yarn, stiches, and needles, the smaller balls work well for those projects. Barbie is definitly better off for the yarns that I would not normally have purchased. I was able to provide a young relative with practice yarn, without having to remove yarn from a project I had planned. Most of the boxes were full skeins. These full skeins were invaluable when I realized I thought I had purchased the color I needed for a project only to find I was missing it. I had enough to finish two scarves with more left over. The woman were commenting on the need to go through their closets and clean out their uneeded items for next year's sale.

Just something to consider when you are looking for deals or to donate. There are people always looking for projects and supplies if you are willing to make a deal.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Projects

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. I have been delaying my writing while I work on my craft skills and projects. I started this blog as a way to catalog project ideas I was writing about and as a means of sharing projects with family members. Then I really got hooked and have really started working hard on my own interests.

This Christmas I made some Barbie clothes, a few scarfs, dish clothes, and a prayer shawl for family. I'm really enjoying the process. My husband has renewed and interest in Plastic Canvas and is making me a beautiful project book to hold the free project downloads I have been collecting.

There are more holiday free patterns blogs due out in January for Valentines Day and Saint Patricks Day for Knitting, Crochet, and Plastic Canvas. While I did not take the time to take pictures of my Christmas projects, I do hope to take and post pictures of my own work next year. I also will continue to post patterns I find as find them.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Barbie Ski Outfit in Crochet Today

I actually went out to buy the holiday issue of Crochet Today after having determined I had all my holiday gifts purchased. I was surprised to find the Christmas one had been removed and replaced with the January/February issue. I will have to head off to the library to see if I can find the patterns I was looking at, but delaying purchasing until I had paid the holiday bills.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a remake of a vintage Clarks and Coats patterns in the January/February issue. The old pattern included sewing, knitting, and crochet patterns that were cute for the time period. This current version would help Barbie fit in with the more modern ski and snowboard crowd on the slopes. The pattern has the hat, sweater, and pants set for Barbie.

For those who don't want to purchase another magazine, I suggest checking out your local library. I have been amazed at the variety of magazines our library has available for patrons.


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