Pattern Review Friday ~ Bedtime Bella Lovey Blanket

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.

You can see my video review below.

I’m A Grown Woman… The Full Figure Crochet Doll

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!

Full Figured Crochet Doll
In all her full figured glory

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.

Well hello there gorgeous.
Well hello there gorgeous.

She was outfitted with a black tutu and a simple black top.

Isn't she lovely
Isn’t she lovely

One puff, a black, white, and gold head scarf and some open toe sandals completed her look.

 

 

African American Crochet Doll Pattern

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.

"Mia" African American Crochet Doll
“Mia” African American Crochet 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.

Golden Brown Mia

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!