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So if you follow me on any of my social media like Instagram or Facebook then you have already seen what I am calling the most precious thing I have ever crocheted. But since it’s Friday I figured why not come do a full review of this pattern. I am taking a limited number of orders for the finished lovey blanket if interested you can order here.
Cost: $5.00 Pattern is by Whitney of Café Mocha Creations and you can find the pattern on Etsy.
Difficulty: I would consider this an advance beginner to intermediate. The stitches are not difficult you basically just need to know how to single crochet and double crochet, however you do have to understand a pattern repeat. Also because the head is done in the continuous round make sure you have your stitch markers available.
Why you will hook it: Ummm it’s the most precious thing ever! Seriously the color combinations for the lovey part are pretty much endless and you can change up the hairstyle on the doll head to give the lovey a whole new look.
Why you will frog it: If you are not good with the pattern repeat you may find it a little tricky to work up I had to frog back a couple of rows because I was crocheting in the wrong stitch, but once I got a hang of it, it worked up really fast and before I knew it, she was done.
How many hooks: 5 out of 5. It works up great, pattern is well written and the end result AMAZING!
I used Caron Cakes in Rainbow Sprinkles for the blanket part and Big Twist Premium in the color Gingerbread for the head and arms.
Shout out to my Periscope tribe who helped name her. I think her name is perfect for her as it means “Grace and Favor”
Miss Anika is my second version of a “mini” doll. Anika stands approximately 13″ tall from top of head to bottom of her feet but with her head wrap she is about 15″ tall and only 6″ around her waist area.
Anika was created with a Nubian Queen in mind, and for my love of all things gold. I’m still working on my vision of a doll dipped in gold but for now this beauty will definitely slay.
Anika is wearing a beautiful gold metallic skirt and top as well as gold metallic shoes which are all removable. Her shades of black, brown and gold headwrap is perfectly secured around her one puff hairstyle and is not removable. Her gold hoop earrings and gold braid bracelet complete her look.
Anika is a one of a kind beauty that you can’t find anywhere else. She is hand crocheted with 100% cotton yarn in a chocolate brown skin tone, she has 12mm safety eyes and the most gorgeous faux lashes.
Although she is not meant for play she would be the perfect addition to any little girls room or for the doll collector who wants to show off this beauty!
Anika is currently looking for a forever home if interested click HERE
I’m a grown woman… I do whatever that I want. Not really since it basically has taken me what seems like forever to get this full figured doll done. But I am so excited with how she has turned out, after two pages of notes… frogging her more times than I would like to admit I finally have a full figured doll I am happy with. Do you see those curves? This one is not for the babies!
There are a few changes that I will make to the next one but overall I am happy with how she turned out. This one has already found her forever home but if you are interested in customizing your own crochet full figured doll you can find her here.
She was outfitted with a black tutu and a simple black top.
One puff, a black, white, and gold head scarf and some open toe sandals completed her look.
I love when a thought in your head turns into this wonderful thing that I now like to call the “cutest thing ever” The Afro Puffs keychain all started with this thought in my head that I could have all my favorite things with me all the time. I already have a set of crochet hooks on my key ring so why not some afro puffs.
I initially was not going to make these for sale however after several request I have decided to make them available in a very limited quantity for a limited time. You can now show your natural hair pride with this super cute keychain. The keychain comes in golden brown or chocolate brown.
Here is to rocking rough and stuff with your afro puffs! I’m currently no longer taking orders for the keychains but if you crochet or know someone who does you can find the pattern here.
Did you know I give away a doll every single month. YES every month you have a chance to win your very own brown doll hand crocheted by yours truly. All you have to do is visit bit.ly/browndollgiveaway and enter your name and email. I normally pick a winner the last day of each month. I did not pick a winner in April which means I will be picking two winners in May woot! woot! So make sure you visit the link and get entered for the drawing.
It’s here it’s here. I am so excited to finally be able to say the pattern for the “Mia” doll has finally been released! Mia was my most requested doll. I stopped making this particular doll around Christmas time last year for my own creative reasons, now if you crochet or know someone who does you can make your very own doll.
This pattern includes the doll pattern as well as the pattern for the scarf, cross body bag, as well as instructions on how I make her cute afro puffs.
Doll is made with one of my favorite yarns Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton” she is then filled with Poly-fil. Finished doll is approximately 14″ tall.
You can get super creative by changing the color of her pants, top and scarf or even give her some bright color puffs like hot pink. Whatever you decide the goal is to have fun! Pattern can be found on Raverly, Craftsy, as well as Etsy.
If you have any questions know that I am always available. Happy Crocheting!
Introducing the first doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection. I was inspired by Shawn of Constant Covering you can find out more about her here, but the moment I saw her beautiful head wraps I just knew I had to create a doll with a head wrap. I found this scarf at the top of my closet and I just knew it would be the perfect head wrap for the doll and after a little trial and error I finally got it wrapped just right.
The yellow in the scarf/head wrap was jumping out at me so I decided to add a bright yellow cardigan. My intent was just to make this one, however after a trip to my local JoAnn’s I knew there would be a collection of these dolls in my future. Stay tuned as I already have one in a new shade of brown in the works and then of course I will do one in chocolate brown and light caramel as well. What do you think are you a fan of the head wrap? Btw the doll does have a full head of hair underneath so even when the head wrap is removed the doll still has her natural hair inspired hairstyle.