Monday, 9 June 2014

Hawaiian Emma

Lane's doll Emma is always in need of new clothes. Lane loves to change her clothes and play all sorts of games with her dolly.

Since I learned how to crochet, I thought I'd try to crochet some cute doll clothes for Emma. Maybe the kind of clothes that would last a long time and that Lane could keep to pass on to her own kids.

I was thinking heirloom.

I was feeling heirloom.

My brain, however, was not ready for the patience required to create heirloom.

Oh my gosh you guys! This project took me so freakin' long!

Me - the queen of one night projects. It took me 2 weeks and one evening of crying and ripping the whole thing out.

Did I mention this was the first crochet project I've attempted that required careful attention to gauge?

Yeah.... so I didn't have the right sized yarn the first time around and Emma's bodysuit turned into a huge sack.


I persevered and ended up with something pretty cute.

Oh boy. The bodysuit was just like lace to make. So small... the yarn and the hook was so small.

The flowers took a half an hour each to make and I made 22 of them.  The pattern called for another 16 to make the lei. But as you can see from the photo below, a lei would be a little much in this scale. Lane said that it looked like a winter scarf. With that and the crown, it would be crazy.

So we decided to use that first "crown" I made as both a crown and a lei as needed.


Doesn't she look fabulous?

Lane has been playing hula with her for a few days now. Adorable!

A link to the pattern I used.

A link to my project on Ravelry.

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