Friday, April 26, 2019

Baby Doll Carrier

One of the projects I try to finish early in the year are the baby doll carriers as they are hard on my hands. They are a great project to add to the doll donation and I love doing them every year, but I can't say I'm sad when I don't have them on my to do list any longer. For those of you interested in making one, you can find the free pattern here.

Thanks to some wonderful fairy godmothers at Crochetville I won't need to make blankets for the baby dolls or the 18 inch dolls this year as I received some beautiful donated blankets for the doll project.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Doll Donations

I have been blessed with amazing fairy Godmothers on Crochetville who have been supporting my doll donation project. These should have been posted months ago, but I am thrilled I have them posted now. I love being able to go back and look at previous year's donations and it is harder to do when I don't post things.

My MO FGM has blessed me with beautiful blankets and doll clothes this year.

My MS Fairy Godmother sent me doll blankets that are just so pretty. I would never make blankets as good as the ones people send me. The kids are so blessed by all of you.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

American Girl Hearts and Flowers

This was another project I finished but never got posted. It is the Valentine's dress for the 2nd 18 inch donation doll. This is another free pattern that can be found here. I would like to thank the designer Darski who has been a dear friend and amazing contributor to this donation for several years. Her patterns continue to inspire me every year. The shoes are not part of this pattern but they are available in another free pattern here.

I print a number of free patterns every year and I buy or am gifted a number of new patterns each year. One of the fun parts of this donation is to flip through the books and find something to try that I haven't either made before or to revisit a pattern I've not made in a while.

This pattern was such a cute fun pattern and it met goal of a second Valentine's pattern and the chance to visit a pattern I hadn't previously added to my donation project.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Baby Doll Changing Pad

I've been slowly working on finishing off the baby doll diaper bag pieces so they will be ready for the donation. This was a great project to work on during my Skype homeschooling sessions with family members. Since it was pretty simple sc rows it was a perfect project to work on during wait times. I didn't need to count much and the pattern didn't change so I could work on it without needing to focus much on the project. I find it harder to work on projects where the count or stitches change from row to row.

This is part of a diaper bag pattern that you can purchase here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

American Girl Valentine Outfit

While I've continued to crochet, I've gotten sadly behind on documenting my projects. It seemed like a good time to get caught up. I have become a fan of the free 18 inch doll patterns from the blog Adoring Doll Clothes. This pattern is her free Valentine pattern found here. This is an adorable outfit to add to my donation project. It also fits my goal of adding holiday patterns to the donation.

I needed an I hook to get the dress and shoes to fit. I note this so when I go to make this again it won't be such a surprise. I don't mention it for others as I've found my personal gauge is often specific to move.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Hope all of you who celebrate Easter have a beautiful day with family and or friends.

I'm trying to get caught up on posting my projects but since this one was actually appropriate for the day I figured I'd post it on the holiday. I've a second outfit finished for the 2nd doll but I haven't had a chance to get the picture taken. I also have to download the Easter projects I made for the Easter box I sent out but I'll get there eventually.

This is a paid pattern I purchased years ago and it is available through Maggie's Crochet here.

I've never found the required yarn for the trim but oddly enough after trying various worsted weight acrylic yarns I found cotton dishcloth yarn has been my best bet with this outfit. I've had to change pastel options as I found colors end up getting discontinued in the cotton dishcloth lines I use. However, pastel variegated seems to be popular because while I can't always find the same color I can seem to find a combo that works.

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