• Square shell coasters •

Originally posted on un punto a la vez • one stitch at a time:

I wrote this pattern and hope you’ll love it as much as I do.

Hook according to the yarn of your choice.

I used a Light Fingering / 3 ply yarn and 2.5 hook.

ch – chain  •   sc – single crochet   •   dc – double crochet  •  sl st – slip stitch

Make a circle:  Ch 4 ,  join with sl st.

  1. ch 1, *sc, 5 dc*, repeat * * 3 more times, sl st  in first sc (4 shells).
  2. ch 2 (this is the first dc), in same st 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (this is the first shell of round 2),  *sc in 3rd dc,  in next sc work  3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc*,  repeat   * * 2 times, sc in 3rd dc, sl st in top of the first dc of round 2 made with the ch 2 (4 shells).
  3. sl st to…

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My Little Crochet Doll – Ballerina

Originally posted on Betty Virago:

I know, I know… It’s been a little while since I said hello.

I’ve been so busy. I got a few weeks paid teaching work and I also got a place at Huddersfield Uni. It’s all go!

But I finally sat down and finished the next doll pattern for the little crochet doll. This time a pink ballerina doll.


She is fast becomming one of my favorites.

The bodice from the tutu came from a similar style of dresses from the by hook by hand blog.

The pattern is here… MLCDballet

The dress is written in full, but you will need to buy the My Little Crochet Doll pattern from my Etsy or Ravelry shop to make the doll, underwear and ballet slippers.

So, What’s next?

I was thinking a Victorian outfit, or maybe a cooks outfit. What do you think?

While I’m here I might as well let you…

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Mary Janes: tiny booties for dolls

Originally posted on "Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.":


Just wanted to share this because I have been asked and it bothers me not to help anyone who asks me about crochet. I made these dolls using this pattern I found on Ravelry:

http://amigurumibb.wordpress.com/category/free-patterns-2/lalaoopsie/ by Vanja Grundmann

With Worsted Weight yarn in two colours of your choice and a 3.00mm hook

NOTE: if you used DK weight yarn and a 2.00 mm hook for your doll please use the same for these shoes so they will fit.

Ch 8

Round 1. Sc in the first 6 ch, 3sc in the last, then turn your work and continue on the other side of your work, working in the free chains beneath, sc in the first 5 loops, 2 sc in the last loop.  Do not join, do not chain, but begin the next row simply in the first stitch of this round. (16sc) **hint: use a stitch marker or a…

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