Monday, September 12, 2016

My New Projects

I starters working on a crochet hook case this week. I went to visit my cousin last week and she showed me the projects she had been working on. One of them she completed was this case for crochet hooks. I loved it so she showed me where the pattern was. Mine is almost done. I'll post pictures when finished. Here is where to find the pattern.

Finished! Here are the pictures of it. 

Next I will be posting about doll clothes I have been working on and will be working on. 
Until next time, May God Bless. 
Hugs, DeeDee

Monday, September 5, 2016


Here is the picture and pattern of the dress I created for Wee Three Friends. 


Shell st for bodice: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in same ch or space

V st at waist: dc, ch 1, dc in same st

Shell st in skirt: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in V st ch


1. Ch 27, Sc in 2 ch from hook and each chain, ch 3 turn ( counts as 1 dc for next row).
2. Dc in next 3 sc, (shell st in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, shell in next sc, dc in next 8 sc, shell in next sc, sc  in last 4 ch, ch 3 and turn. 
3. Dc in each dc, shell in corner of each shell, ch 3 and turn.
4. Dc in next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch sp of shell, skip 11 dc, dc in ch sp of shell, dc in next 16, dc in ch sp of shell, skip 11, dc in ch sp of next shell, dc in next 8 dc, ch 3 and turn. 
5. Dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 5 dc, ch 3 and turn. 
6. Dc across row, ch 3 and turn.  
7. Dc in next 4 dc, dc next 2 dc tog, *dc in next 5 dc, dc next 2 dc tog*, repeat from * to * across to end of row. Ch 3 and turn. 
8. Dc across row, ch 3 and turn. 
9. Dc across row, ch 3 and turn. 

10. Dc in same st as ch 3, V st in each dc across, sl st in first ch 3 at beg of row. 
11. Sl st in first V st, shell in same V st, * 1 dc in next V st, shell in next V st. Repeat from * across, dc in last V st, sl st to beg ch 3. 
12. Sl st to ch 2 of first shell, shell in each shell, dcbp in each dc between each shell 
13. Repeat row 12 until desired length. I did mine for 9 more rows. Last row I changed color of thread. Finishing: sc around each arm hole and along back opening. Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced to back opening. 
If you have problems with the pattern please email me

Enjoy the pattern. 
May God Bless, Hugs DeeDee

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Restringing Effanbee Dolls

Restringing Effanbee dolls is fairly easy. I have done a few. You can buy bands and hooks from most any doll supply or you can buy restringing cord. Here are dolls I have done before and after pictures. 

I restrung 2 of these 14" Patsy Dolls. They have their original clothes but I will sew them new outfits for display. The next one is Wee Patsy 5". I restrung her using elastic string. 
I think she is just darling. So you see restringing dolls is fun and easy. Most bands and hooks come with instructions so I won't go into details. 

Until next time May God Bless. 
Hugs DeeDee