A couple months ago, a customer asked for a doll’s version of the Mini Marguerite cardigan. I’ve also wanted to make a doll’s version of the Roselette for ages… but those first couple months have been super busy and I hardly touched a hook.
Then this week end, I suddenly thought about it, measured my daughter’s doll : it’s nearly the same measurements as the 18″ American girl doll that customer asked about. Perfect : it would make a good sizing model.
I first started with leftovers from my Jehanne hooded cardi: raspberry colored Wool 220 from Cascade. But oops, I ran out of yarn after only one round of shells, and mixing colors didn’t appeal to me to show off as a new pattern.
So I started again with a brand new hank of white. I tweaked some of the numbers, listening to the feedback of my older daughter: cap sleeves were too “square”, skirt part was too wide and looked like a dress she said :-)
Finally, yesterday night provided enough time to finish it. I’m still amazed to see how fun this design is to crochet, even after making dozens of it. I won’t lie, I do get tired of redoing some of my other designs. But ending with those rounds of long shells keeps being fun and really enjoyable.
Now the instructions are just waiting to be typed, and organised with the step-by-step pictures to publish the pattern and start on a doll’s version of the Mini Marguerite cardigan.
If there’s enough interest, I might also make a doll’s version of the Ermeline hooded cardigan. What do you think ? ;-)
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