How To: Crochet Jughead’s Hat from Riverdale (TV Show)

jugthumbAre you a super fan of the TV show Riverdale?

I totally am!

My favourite character is Jughead of course! So let’s make his crown beanie shall we?

Hi beanie on the show is actually knitted. But I can’t knit… so …. crochet it is!

Skill level for Jughead’s hat:

Easy. Simple crochet stitches.

Supplies Needed for Jughead’s Hat:
– A pattern for your favourite hat (beanie)20171013_190442

– Crochet Hook. I used size J because that’s what I used for the hat. You can use whichever size you used to make the hat.

– Worsted Weight yarn in grey (I used Bernat Premium in Medium Grey Heather)

– yarn needle for weaving in ends

– Scrap felt in white and red for the details on the hat

– needle and thread to sew on details or hot glue to attach them

 

To start: Crochet your hat using your favourite pattern

To Make Crown:
– Chain 6

Single Crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch to the end (5)

ch 1 and turn. Sc 5 to the end of the row.

ch 2, turn. sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each stitch to the end (6)

Turn, ch 1 and sc 6

ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each stitch to end (7)

ch1, turn, sc 7

ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch to the end (8)

ch 1, turn, sc 8

ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch to the end (9)

ch 1, turn, sc 8 leaving the last stitch unworked.

ch 1, turn, sc 8 to end of row

ch 1, turn, sc 7, leaving last stitch unworked

ch 1, turn, sc to the end of the row (7)

Continue until you get to 5 sc:
ch 1, turn, sc 6 leaving last stitch unworked. Ch 1, turn, 6 sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn, sc 5 leaving last stitch unworked, ch 1, turn, sc 5 to the end of the row.

I did a couple of rows of sc 5 to space the crown points out a bit. You can decide if you want them closer together or not.

Continue working up and down the points of the crown until your piece can fit all the way around the brim of your hat.

Make sure to end at the bottom of a 5 sc row

Crochet the 2 short ends of the crown piece together.

ch 1, sc evenly up to the top point of crown to clean up the jagged edges.

sc into the top stitch, ch 1 and then sc again into the same top stitch to form a little point.

sc evenly back down the point. Keep going in this manner until you’ve cleaned up the entire top.

Starting at the back seam, crochet or sew your crown to the edge of the hat.

Cut a tiny rectangle and a red circle from felt and sew or glue them in place on the crown

20171013_190043This pattern is free to use. Please don’t copy and sell it as your own pattern (I’m not a crochet expert and this pattern hasn’t been tested so it’s not really worthy enough for a paid pattern). You may sell the finished hat if you’d like. I’d appreciate a mention as the pattern designer, but it’s not necessary. Jughead is probably a trademarked character, so sell finished products at your own risk.

 

I’d love to see your Jughead creations! Why not post them in below or if you’ve come here from Ravelry, I’d love to see them posted on there too.

The link to the video version of this pattern is here: https://youtu.be/1mlCDYbJifg

How To: Crochet a Dobby the House Elf Hat (from Harry Potter)

Hello…. long time no see eh?

Today we’re going to get right into it. You wanna know how to crochet a Dobby the House Elf Hat right?

So here we go!

Materials Needed:

Worsted weight yarn in Oatmeal, Green and Black

White Felt scrap

Size I crochet hook

Pattern for your favourite hat

A tiny bit of white yarn or embroidery floss for the eye detail.

A tiny bit of brown or black yarn for the mouth detail

A yarn needle, embroidery needle or hot glue gun for attaching the details.

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First step is to make the hat. I’m not going to re-invent the wheel by adding a hat pattern to this post. Everyone has their own favourite in the size that suits them and there are tons of really good free patterns out there to choose from.

I will link the one I used for my Dobby Hat here:

Basic HDC Beanie Pattern on Ravelry.

Once you finish your hat in the desired size, we will begin the ears.

The ears are worked in rounds (no joining) with oatmeal coloured yarn and an I sized hook.

EARS (make 2):

  1. ch 2 – in second ch from hook, sc 3
  2. sc increase around (6)
  3. 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, then 1 increase around (8)
  4. sc increase around (16)
  5. sc in each of the next 6 stitches then increase 10 times (26)
  6. decrease 2 times and then sc in each of the next 20 stitches (24)
  7. sc around
  8. sc around
  9. sc in the next 11 stitches, decrease 2 times, sc in the next 9 stitches (22)
  10. to 14. sc around (22 for 5 rounds)

15. 1 sc then decrease 2 times then sc in the next 7 stitches then 2 increases then sc in the next 8 stitches (22)

16. 2 decreases then sc in the next 8 stitches then 2 increases then sc in the next 8 stitches (22)

17. and 18. sc around (22)

Fasten off leaving enough tail to sew ear onto hat.

Dobby Pieces Nose:

Nose is worked in the round with oatmeal coloured yarn and an I sized hook.

  1. ch 2 – in second ch from hook sc 3
  2. sc in the next 2 stitches and then increase in the last stitch (4)
  3.  and 4. sc around (4)
  4. increase, 1 sc, increase, 1 sc (6)
  5. sc in the next 2 stitches, increase, sc in the next 2 stitches, increase (8)

6. to 8. sc around (8)

9. sc in the next 3 stitches, increase, sc in the next 3 stitches, increase (10)

10. to 14. sc around (5 rounds of 10)

Fasten off leaving enough tail to sew nose onto Dobby hat.

Eyelids (make 2):

Eyelids are worked in rows with oatmeal coloured yarn and an I sized hook.

  1. ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and every ch until the end, ch 1, turn (10)
  2. dec over next 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, decrease (8)

Fasten off. You can leave enough of a tail to sew eyelid to hat or weave in end if you’re going to use the hot glue gun for eyelids.

Black part of eyes (make 2):

Black part of eyes is worked in the round with black yarn and an I sized crochet hook.

ch 3

in second ch from hook hdc 6, join to first sc and fasten off. Weave in end if using hot glue or use tail to sew eye pieces together later.

Green part of eyes (make 2):

Green part of eyes is worked in the round with green yarn and an I sized hook.

ch 3

  1. in second ch from hook hdc 6 (6)
  2. hdc inc in each stitch around (12)

Fasten off. Weave in end of using hot glue or use tail to sew eye pieces together later.

Finishing!:

Sew ears in place on hat. Sew nose in place on hat. For eyes, I used a piece of white yarn to make eye detail on black piece of eye by sewing it through both the black and the green pieces of the eye. Cut round pieces from white felt that are slight larger than the green crocheted circles that you made. Glue or sew white felt in place on hat and then layer the green and black pieces (with the white detailing in place) on top and glue or sew down. Glue or sew eyelid in place slightly above eyes. To make the shaping for the bridge of the nose, thread a piece of oatmeal yarn onto a yarn needle making sure to knot it at the end really well. Then insert the yarn from the inside of the hat near the inside of the eyes at the top of the bridge and pull yarn through. Next, insert the needle one stitch below where you entered and pull through to inside. Next, insert yarn on the inside of the opposite eye (across the bridge of the nose). This will make the bridge of the nose scrunch up into the shape we want for the nose, Pull yarn through tightly so that it scrunches and insert it one stitch down from where you inserted it last and pull through to the inside. Next, insert yarn on the opposite side of nose and continue working your way down the bridge of the nose in this manner until you’ve got the desired shaping.

Ta da! Dobby the House elf!
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A note on using this pattern. You may use it for free to make for your friends and family. I’m pretty sure Dobby is a registered trademark of some movie company – therefore I wouldn’t recommend you trying to sell Dobby hats. Because of this trademark, this pattern is free to use (I’m making no money from it) but please don’t sell it. If you do make and sell these hats, it is not my fault if they get removed from your shop by Etsy. I warned you! hehehe..

 

Other than that, you’re free to make and enjoy this pattern and I’d love to see your Dobby creations. Please share and comment below!

Mumzee’s Temperature Blanket

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on TawnyBee.com. ACK!

There has been a lot happening. The most exciting of which is a project that I’ve started with my son. He’s been showing an extreme interest in video making and Youtube lately. Since he’s a little young to have his own Youtube channel (in our parental opinion, not in his of course), I’ve started my own crafty Youtube channel and he’s been the director and producer and editor. He’s made the intro and the trailer and has spliced together our first video.

Check it out here: Mumzee’s first video

You should definitely subscribe and like and comment. And stay tuned for the next video which will feature our topic today:

The Temperature Blanket

I’ve sure you’ve heard of these. Basically you decide on some colours based on ranges of temperatures and then crochet a line each day corresponding with this temperature colour. At first i was going to copy one of the temperature charts from online, but as I was looking at them, I realized that it wasn’t going to work for our Winnipeg temperatures. The lowest temperature that I could find on the charts online was -23C. That would make one third of the blanket at the beginning and one third of the blanket at the end of the year all the same colour.

So I made up my own chart which I will outline below with some photos of my progress so far. Winnipeg temperatures bounce around a lot so there has been a different coloured stripe everyday this week with only one repeated colour (not together however).

Temperature Blanket Temperature Blanket1Here are the colours I’m using:

+31C and above = red

26 – 30C = pink

21 – 25C = orange

16 – 20C = yellow

11 – 15C = light green (lime)

5 – 10C = green

1 – 5 = light blue

-4 – -5C = medium blue

-9 – -5C = teal

-14 – -10C = navy blue

-19 – -15C = violet

-24 – -20C = purple

-29 – -25 = grey

-34 – -30C = white

colder than that = black

I am making the blanket that fits on a double bed. I used an H hook and chained 260 to start. I crochet one row per day according to the temperature at noon.

If you want to crochet along that would be awesome! It’s still not too far into the year to catch up. I will try to keep updating along the way and would love to see your progress as well. Let me know in the comments if you’re thinking about doing a temperature blanket of your own. 😀

 

 

 

How To: Crochet a Pokemon Go Venonat

048VenonatHere is another Pokemon to add to my growing collection.

Venonat!

20160819_222444 Venonat is made using a special loop stitch. I tried and tried to figure out a way to explain how to make that stitch, but in the end it wasn’t coming out right. So here is the link to the Youtube video which does a much better job at explaining and showing exactly what to do. https://youtu.be/iuR0OlDqH0g

Want to give it a try?

Supplies needed:

    • purple yarn – you wouldn’t think you would need much for this project but because of the loops it really adds up, make sure you have a ball worth.
    • raspberry coloured yarn (scraps)
    • pink yarn (even less scraps)
    • lilac coloured yarn (scraps)
    • fibre fil for sutffing
    • a yarn sewing needle
    • a size g crochet hook

Time Needed:

    • This one took quite a bit of time because of all the loops stitches i put in it. While making the pattern this one took me about 3 hours.

Skill Level Needed:

    • Intermediate. The loop stitch is the most difficult part of this pattern but once you get going it’s really not that terrible and actually kinda fun!

Venonat Body: (worked in continuous rounds)

    • R1 – ch 2, 6 loop stitches in 2nd ch from hook
    • R2 – 2 loop stitches in each stitch around (12)
    • R3 – 1 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch increase around (18)
    • R4 – 2 loop stitches, 1 loop stitch increase around (24)
    • R5 – 3 loop stitches, 1 loop stitch increase around (30)
    • R6-R8 – loop stitch around (30)
    • R9 – 3 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (for the decrease with a loop stitch I just skipped one stitch and made the loop in the next stitch. It’s way easier than trying to figure out how to decrease with a loop and it won’t show because of all the loops anyway) (24)
    • R10 – 2 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (18)
    • R11 – 1 loop stitch, 1 loop stitch decrease around (12)
    • stuff body
    • R12 – decrease loop stitch around (6)
    • close up hole as best you can and fasten off.

      Eyes ( make 2 with raspberry colour):
    • R1 – ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
    • R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
    • R3 – sc around
    • fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Antennae (make 2 with lilac colour):

    • ch 10
    • 3 sc in 2 ch from hook
    • slip stitch in remaining chains. fasten off

Feet (make 2 with lilac colour):

  • R1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in next 5 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working on the other side of the ch, sc in next 5 ch. 2 sc in next ch. join to first sc.
  • R2 – sc around (15)
  • R3 – sc in next 4 stitches. decrease 3 times. sc in next 5 stitches (12)
  • R4 – sc in next 3 stitches, decrease 3 times, sc in next 3 stitches (9)
  • fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Hands (make 2 with lilac colour):

    • R1 – ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
    • R2 – sc around (6)
    • fasten off

Nose (make one with pink):

    • same as hands but with pink colour

Assembly:

  • start with eyes. use a scrap of pink to sew the fleck of colour in Venonat’s eyes. Then centre eyes onto purple puff body and sew in place. I found that with all the loops on the body, I didn’t need stuffing.
  • sew nose in place. Use a scrap of lilac yarn to sew those hanging things off the side of Venonat’s nose
  • sew hands and feet in place.
  • sew antennae on top of  Venonat’s head
  • Done!20160819_222357You’re welcome to sell Venonat’s made from this pattern. Please don’t sell this pattern. I offer it for free because I’m a beginner pattern maker and this pattern isn’t professionally developed.

How To: Crochet a Pokemon Go Weepinbell

070WeepinbellI had to get bloodwork done today so I took the day off. I tend to get dizzy and a little sick, so I figured it was a good time to take a break. While I was recovering on the couch this afternoon I designed this cute Weepinbell pattern. My kids love all the cute Pokemon Go stuff I’ve been making.

20160818_155314 Would you like to make the Weepinbell Pokemon?

Here’s how:

Supplies needed:

  • a g crochet hook (or one of your preference that will make your choice of yarn into a tight stitch for stuffing
  • yellow yarn (I used worsted weight for all my yarn)
  • black yarn (scraps)
  • green yarn
  • pink yarn (scraps)
  • peach yarn (scraps)
  • brown yarn
  • Safety eyes or felt or buttons to make the eyes
  • A yarn sewing needle
  • stuffing
  • Time Needed:
  • This one took me a little more time than the Weedle. About 2.5 hours while writing down the pattern. So it should take a little less time than that if you’re reasonably good at crochet.
    Skill Needed:
  • It’s not very difficult. Mostly single crochet, some half double crochet and some double crochet. The piece is worked in continuous rounds.20160818_154608 Bell: (worked in continuous rounds)
  • With Yellow yarn ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook
  • R2: sc in each stitch around (6)
  • R3: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  • R4: 1 sc in next stitch, 1 inc around (18)
  • R5: 2 sc, 1 inc around (24)
  • R6: 3 sc, 1 inc around (30)
  • R7-R17 sc around (30)
  • fasten off
    Insert safety eyes or glue or sew on felt or button eyes. Sew green dots onto face of the bell.
    With Black:
  • R1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6)
  • R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  • R3: 1 sc, 1 inc around (18)
  • R4: 2 sc, 1 inc around (24)
  • R5: 3 sc, 1 inc around (30)20160818_154602 Tongue: (with pink)
  • Ch 5, 1 sc in second ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Begin working on the other side of the ch now. sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next sc. Join to first stitch to complete the oval shape. Fasten off.
  • Stuff the bell.
  • With peach, stitch through the bell and black piece and the tongue. Attach peach yarn with an sc.
  • ch 2 and sc in next stitch making sure to stitch through all 3 pieces. Go around the whole circle this way chaining 2 and then sc in next sttich. Join to the beginning stitch and fasten off.20160818_154556Leaves: (make 2 with green yarn)
  • ch 12. sc in 2nd stitch from the hook.
  • sc in next 3 ch
  • hdc in next 3 ch
  • dc in next 3 ch
  • 5 dc in ending ch and then start working on the other side of the chain.
  • dc in next 3 ch
  • hdc in next 3 ch
  • sc in next 3 ch
  • Join to beginning sc (24)
  • R2: ch 1, sc in next 10 stitches. 2 sc in the next 4 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches. Join to beginning stitch. Fasten off.
  • Sew leaves to the sides. Weave in ends.

Tail: (I’m guessing this little part is the tail?)

  • with brown
  • ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. sc in next 3 chains. Fasten off and sew onto the back of the bell.

And there you have it! WEEPINBELL!

 

Super cute doncha think?

 

Feel free to sell things made from this pattern. But please don’t sell this pattern. I’m still a novice crochet pattern maker, so I’d like them to remain free as they aren’t professionally developed.

How To: Crocheted a Pokemon Go Weedle

You’ve caught a crocheted Weedle!

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With this Pokemon Go craze happening, I thought I’d work on a few little Pokemon pals for my kids.

Wanna make a Weedle?

Here’s how:

Supplies Needed:

  • light brown yarn (I think the colour I used was a little too light but when I tried the darker brown it looked like I was crocheting a little turd and that didn’t sit right with me hahaha)lack embroidery
  • G hook or hook of your choice that will make a tight crochet that can be stuffed
  • pink yarn
  • white yarn
  • black embroidery thread
  • a pipecleaner to add shape to your design

Time Needed:

Not much time is needed if you know how to crochet. I made this Weedle in about an hour while writing the pattern out at the same time.

Skill Needed:

Easy. Only simple single crochet with increases and decreases. You will have to know how to crochet in back loops only to make Weedle appear more wormlike.

Body:

Work in continuous rounds to make the body.

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from the hook

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 4: (1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch) around (24)

Round 5 – sc around (24)

Round 6: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc 2 together) around (18)

Round 7: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Start stuffing the body. If you want to shape your Weedle, insert the pipecleaner now in order to bend your design the way you want. (See photo)

20160815_211545 Round 8: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 9: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 10: (1 sc in next sttich, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 11: sc around (18)

Keep stuffing the body as you go.

Round 12: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Round 13: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 14: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 15: (1 sc in next sttich, 2 sc in next stitch) around (18)

Round 16: sc around (18)

Round 17: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (12)

Round 18: (sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 19: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 20: sc around (12)

Round 21: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 22: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 23: sc around (12)

Round 24: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 25: in back loops only (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around (12)

Round 26: sc around (12)

Round 27: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (9)

Round 28: (1 sc in next stitch, sc 2 together) around (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Nose: 

Use pink.

Round 1: ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from the hook

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: sc around

Fasten off and leave a long-ish tail to sew nose onto the middle of face. Do so now.

Use black embroidery thread or yarn to sew on eyes. Use pink yarn to sew on feet as in photos.

Horn and Tail:

Use white yarn and make 2. One for the horn and one for the end of the tail.

Round 1: ch 2, 3 sc in second chain from the hook.

Round 2: sc around (3)

Round 3: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)

Round 4: sc around.

Fasten off leaving a long-ish tail to sew horn onto top of head and tail thingie onto the small end of the body.

 

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Iron Craft #4 – In The Kitchen….

This week’s challenge:

“Create a project that fits one or more the following…
1. Something that can be used in the kitchen. Throw a pot, sew napkins, make cloth paper towels…

2. Something made with items normally found in the kitchen. Turn a tea cup into a bird feeder, make silverware into windchimes, turn beans and seeds into art…

3. Do a craft that requires you use a kitchen appliance. Melt soap base in a microwave, bake clay in the oven…” (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I wanted to do a project with the kids. We were going to make cool stamps out of potatoes. But then I got sick all weekend and didn’t have the energy to work on anything too strenuous.

So I quickly made up a project that I wanted to make for the last challenge (the “G” challenge) since it fits with this challenge as well.

Terry has been using our cheap canvas reusable grocery bags for way too long. And by way too long I mean, they are falling apart and he’s still trying to put our groceries in them and somehow get the food to the kitchen without the whole thing bottoming out.

grocery bag

I made up a new big and roomy reusable grocery bag. I inherited some Snow White and The 7 Dwarves curtains (? I think they were). Anyhoo… I made them into this grocery bag. I think Grumpy Dwarf perfectly displays what we all think about grocery shopping in this house. The inside of the bag has a bit of blue and white gingham I had left over from Lane’s Dorothy costume and a bit of Sesame Street fabric that I had in my fabric stash. Cookie monster to hold our cookies? heheheh Get it?

I plan on making more of these grocery bags, but for now this will have to do until I feel a bit better.

To see all of the Kitchen-ey projects from the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Iron Craft #3: G is For…

This week’s challenge:

“This year we are going to continue the alphabet challenges we started two years ago. We are up to the letter G.”  (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

Originally I was going for Gardener Girl….

But instead because there wasn’t enough time to get it all done… it’s just a girl so far…

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I actually got a lot done in the 2 weeks we were allowed for this challenge. She’s a big dolly!

Lane has called her Dolly and she’s huge.

I started with the body:

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This took me a week. Then I realized I was going to have to hurry up if I wanted to have this project done in time… at least the “girl” part of the project.

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I added the head and stranded each of the yarn hairs on her head. Then started on the clothes.

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I first made some underpants for Dolly and then a shirt that buttons up at the back. You can get an idea of the size of this dolly when sitting next to my daughter Lane in the photo above. She’s huge!

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Then I made a dress to go over the shirt. The straps button at the front. Lane decided that Dolly looked better with the shirt over the dress, so that’s how she’s been wearing this outfit.

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Then I put pockets on the dress and made some white boots.

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Then lastly I made a gardening hat. The funny thing about this hat is that it’s the same size as Lane’s head. So I basically spent a day making a full child sized sun hat. Yikes!

 

 

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Just in case you thought I was joking about the size of that hat – here is Lane wearing it.

So… needless to say, I didn’t get done the gardening tools done. I was going to make a watering pot that she can really hold and a flower in a pot as well to go with the G for Gardening theme. But instead, I will have to call this project G is for Girl and work on the Gardening part at a later date.

PS – I used this pattern to make this dolly. I just used worsted weight yarn instead of fingering to make a larger doll and because it was all I had in the proper colours. 🙂

Stay tuned for the finish soon!

If you want to see all the G projects by the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.