Saturday, March 25, 2006

MY RECENT PROJECTS

About the most enjoyable things I've crocheted lately are these two doll sweaters, and the doll purse. I collect vintage vinyl dolls like the doll on the left, and the smaller ones are in desperate need of clothes. I don't really enjoy sewing (except for quilt blocks), and don't like crocheting with thread, so when I found this free pattern, I thought I'd give it a try. On the first try - F hook and regular 4 ply worsted, I got the pink sweater that fits an 18" doll. My second try was with a smaller hook and baby yarn. It fit the 14" doll. I guess I'll have to try some other kind of yarn if I still want to try for clothes for my needy 7-10" toddler dolls.
This is the progress of a mystery crochetalong. It's turning out to be a poncho in stitches much more complicated and time consuming than what I normally do. Frankly, I never would have even thought about making this if I would have seen the whole pattern at first. That is one of the best things about crochetalongs - taken in small bites, you can really accomplish more than you think.
These are two projects involving little crocheted yarn hearts. On the left is a set of 4 mug mats or coasters tied together with a bow. On the right is two of the hearts sewn together and made into a small purse.
So what is everyone else working on?

2 comments:

~~~Cyn~~~ said...

I love your dolls and the sweaters!! I've seen them in your blog and LOVE them.
and your little purses too!!

Wanda said...

Thanks, Cyn! I think the little doll sweaters are the 'happiest' thing I've made in quite some time.