Hippy doll dress

So if you where hanging by my page yesterday then you saw my child’s hippy top pattern and you probably saw i promised the matching doll dress. So here it is, the doll this fits is from the so cute doll i got the pattern from ravelry.

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Ww yarn I hook 1. Chain 40. Slst to first chain to make a loop without twisting the chain. 2-5. Ch 2, hdc around, slst, 6. Ch 1, sc 14, leave rest unworked. 7-10. Ch 1, sc across(14) turn. 11- ch 1, ch 28(halter tie) fo. 12- attach to other side, chain 28. Fo. Skirt Attach at foundation crochet, 1. Sc around, slst, ch 3. 2. Triple crochet around. Slst. Ch3. 3. *triple crochet 1, 2 triple crochet in next st repeat around. 4. *triple crochet 2, 2 triple crochet next* around. 5. *triple crochet 3, 2 triples in next* around. 6. *triple crochet 4, 2 triples in next* around. If your skirt needs more length just follow the pattern, next would be triple crochet 5 – then 6 and so on. F.O. and weave in tail.

Hippy shirt and doll dress with pattern

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This is my neices hippy shirt I made my neice along with a dress for her doll(I posted it yesterday) so today is a pattern! Ill start with the kids top this is a nifty top it fits my 2t size child and fits up to a 7/8 size as well. It is a halter top cute as can be. This is just my first try notes so I hope there are no mistakes. I used some yarn I had put away(a hippy colored ww weight, its brown, lime green, orange and purple) and a g hook. Childs top: Start with triangle peices(make 2) Ch 21, 1. Sc across 2. Sc 1, dec, sc to last 3, dec, sc 1.(18) 3. Sc. Across. 4. Repeat 2.(16) 5. Repeat 3. 6. Repeat 2.(14) 7. Repeat 3. 8. Repeat 2.(12) 9. Repeat 3. 10. Repeat 2.(10) 11. Repeat 3. 12. Repeat 2.(8) 13. Repeat 3. 14. Repeat 2.(6) 15. Repeat 3. 16. Repeat 2.(4) 17. Dec times, finish off. Attach at the bottom of one triangle(bottom being the foundation chain) sc up one side to top hide the fo tail here and chain 55 or how ever many to make an appropriate length neck tie. Finish off. Now we will start the side ties. Chain 50, then sc attach to the sc side of the foundation side. Sc across the foundation(20) ch 1 then attach sc to the other triangle( the opposite of sc up the side) sc(20) across the foundation as before. Chain 50. Finish off. With triangle top facing you, attach yarn on the right side I attached at 5 sc to the right of the right side triangle. 1. Sc across, to the 5th sc past the triangle on the other end.(this will cover the belly, so if you want more coverage just go to the 10th sc on each side. 2. Ch 3, turn, triple crochet across. 3. Ch3, turn, triple crochet across. 4. – 9. Repeat 3. At end of row 9. Finish off and weave in tail. Shirt Done! If you want the doll dress pattern check back tomorow!!

Stuffing for stuffed critters

Ok I make amigurumi’s and the stuffing is getting expensive I make these dragons that takes around 4 bags of it. So I have been doing some research and I have a list of ideas I have seen and other peoples critisisms. Some of which seem really silly.
Yarn ends- horde your yarn ends, and stuff your amis with these. I like this idea bc I have a lot of these I threw away lol. But yet there are people who feel that this is not a good choice saying that if you have that many scraps tie them together and make a scrap critter- ok my point to this is that’s not fixing the stuffing problem! Its just adding another stuffingless critter!
Plastic bags- shred the plastic bags from grocery stores and use them. I like this idea as well, yet people complain bc if the stuffy is being played with or tossed around their is choking hazards in them getting a chunk of plastic out, and that the bags will crinkle and get irritating. To this I have wow find a new hobby lol, anything and I repeat anything you use as a stuffing is a choking risk.
Dryer lint- ever thought of how much of this you’ve thrown away? I have. I like this idea- though not for kids toys(the dust and junk) but for my big dragon that just lay around 100% cool lol. Yet here is the critisism I have heard on this. “Do not and I repeat do not use dryer lint it is flammable.” Well duh! But so is yarn and most other cloth. If you put a lighter near fiberfill it burns too. So I don’t feel that’s a legit arguement I mean yes it is highly flammable, but so is fiberfill. And its not like dryer lint internally combust!
Old pillows from goodwill- this just grosses me out, I’m a germaphobe and no no no way I’m doing this! Bud bugs, dust mites… not for me. But maybe its ok for some but id rather find old stuffies and disembowel them first.
So does anyone else have any opinions or ideas I should add?

My cousins baby shower gift!

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Now that my cousin has her gift I can post and tell about it, it is in the sweetest yarn, I think it was called Yarn Bee? Its so soft n silky! It took like 6skeins though. The blanket has 4 baby bees, 4 flowers(two green and two pink) and 4 butterflys(two green and two pink). I didn’t use a pattern for the blanket, but I did use one for the bee’s, which its called Bazil the Bee, but I jotted it down and lost the site I got it from 😦 so if you know the original let me know and I will give them credit. And I didn’t use a pattern for the flowers, all I did was starting with yellow- 1-ch 4, 8 dc in 4th from hook, round 2- 2sc in each st slst to join, switch to alt color(in my case pink and green) 3- ch 2, 2 dc in each st slst to join. 4- rep. 3. Fo. And the butterflys were made from an old “free” pattern handout thingy. Ill try to find it and add the pattern or atleast the creator and title! I am sooo in love with this blanket but it’ll probably be the first and last of its kind. Hope you enjoy!