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27 March 2014

Knitting - dressed to impress?

As I mentioned a few weeks ago our village has a festival every 2 years and the theme this year is "Childhood".  I attend a craft group that meets at the Memorial Hall every Monday and we were all given a doll to dress for an exhibition entitled " A Swavesey Childhood" in the local church on the 14-15 June.

So here is my doll. She is 11" tall,  the pattern - Teddy Knitting Yarns booklet 7140 - I had, had to be amended slightly to fit her.

The hat was just a rectangle of garter stitch folded in half and then crocheted along the edge, folded back to make a brim.  I added a couple of flowers just to finish it off.  The little shoes were given to Jessica but were too small so I just crocheted along the top and added a chain bow.  The little buttons were some I got in the charity shop, and the yarn just some double knitting yarn from stash, label long gone








2 comments:

  1. She is just precious! You find the most wonderful buttons at charity shops.

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  2. That is so cute. Love the colour obviously, and the finishing touches of the motif and the buttons are perfect!

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