She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and (crochet). She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. Prov 31:13,21,22 MSG
My grandmother taught me how to crochet. She taught me the granny square. For many years I made only granny square blankets.
One day I saw a cute picture of a crocheted doll in a magazine. I wanted to make that doll for my daughters. But I only knew how to make a granny square blanket.
Like Winnie-the-Pooh, I sat down and thunk, thunk, thunk. If the stitches for this way to make the pattern look like this, then putting them in another way they would give a different look.
With a new perspective, I gained the confidence to step out and try something new.
I bought the magazine, read ‘how to crochet’ at the back of it so I could now read a pattern, and I made my first doll.
With the same thought process, I considered making clothing. Making sweaters and dresses and other clothing pieces seemed very daunting. But wait! I am making doll and teddy bear clothing. Adult clothing is just bigger than doll clothing, right?
Do you experience the same fears?
Let me help you get started by offering this teddy bear sweater and hat I created. The sweater is knit, the hat crochet. It also fits my American Girl knock-off doll.