Friday, March 15, 2013

Whoo Hoo - I am published!  the electronic version of Interweave Crochet is available, printed version available soon.  Electronic version available at

I cannot copy from the magazine but above are two shots of the second bracelet I made.  They are calling it the Chameleon bracelet because you can change the covers.  I think they made a mistake in row 3 - I have to check it more carefully, and they tell you to turn in inside out which you do not have to do.  Anyway for those of you who might want to crochet a cuff but do not want to use beads, go to the post, Free Ribbon Cuff Pattern on 2/16 for the pattern.  Next step - posting on

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Doll Dresses

I crocheted doll dress for my cousin's 2 girls.  I found the pattern at - they have lots of knitted and crocheted patterns.  One has pink trim and the other has purple trim.  After I made the first one I found that the dress was difficult to get on the doll so I changed the pattern a bit.  Instead of crocheting in the round when the skirt starts, I crocheted in rows for about 8 or 9 rows and then started crocheting in the round - this made it much easier to get on the doll.  Also next time I will use fewer buttons on the back.  Doll clothes are such fun (and the dolls don't outgrow the clothes before I finish them).

What fun, I started sewing and crocheting with doll clothes and here I am full circle again.  Cannot wait to create some of my own designs.  BTW - the girls loved them, we may have new crocheters coming along!