Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Crochet Doll

My littlest Baby Doll loves Lalaloopsy dolls.  Being two years old it is cute to hear her say Lalaloopsy.  Santa Claus brought her two new ones for Christmas, a little one for her dollhouse and a larger one.  Mom (me) made her a handmade crochet one.

First I will say that it is a stretch to say my doll looks like the store bought ones.  The pattern I followed has a picture of the doll that does look like Lalaloopsy.  I am not sure if it was the pattern or the user that created such a different looking doll.  This is the first time that the outcome of a crochet item came out so much different than my pattern.  I will admit I was a little disheartened and I almost threw her in the garbage, but I didn't.  I still am not in love, but do you know who is?  My Baby Doll!  She loves her.  This doll is one of her current favourites.  She cradles her like a baby, holds her by her hair , puts her to nap and all the other things little girls do with their dolls.  She even had me whip up a blanket for her.  So, without further ado....

Crochet LaLaLoopsy

On a side note, I decided to learn how to knit.  I received money for Christmas and used it to purchase Teach yourself VISUALLY knitting  an excellent book so far.  It is like going through a well thought out online tutorial.  The book arrived Thursday and Friday I bought knitting needles on the way home from work I made this washcloth Friday night.
I used cotton yarn made for wash cloths and was amazed at how much softer the knit version is compared to the crochet version.  My Baby Doll decided it was her wash cloth.  She carried it all around the house until it was dinner, then wanted to use it to clean up after we ate.  I really like it.  My oldest boy has already given me instructions on how he would like his knit hat to look:)  First I have to finish his quilt!

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