On Friday (December 30, 2016) we'll have a free doll clothes pattern available from Jane Ruhl, the designer behind the Sweet Pea Fashions Brand.
More About Jane Ruhl and Sweet Pea Fashions: Jane hails from Louisville, Kentucky. A mother of two grown daughters, Jane has been sewing and crocheting for nearly half a century. She retired from a 32-year career as a civil engineer to begin a new pastime of playing with dolls. Because of Jane’s engineering background, she brings problem-solving aptitude and a visual style to her patterns. You will always find lots of photos and illustrations in her patterns, ensuring that you will have success the first time you make them.
Help us decide which one of these fun patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back to aleksandrajones on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.
Here is more information about each pattern:
The Crocheted Shawl Collar Vest Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls: If you can crochet a rectangle, then you can make this fashionable shawl collar vest. The vest is worked from left to right around the body. The collar is added by starting at the bottom front, working from side to side, around the neck and back to the bottom front. There is very little sewing in this PDF pattern; only the shoulder seams. It is worked in lightweight yarn to give it a beautiful drape. Baby and sock yarns are ideal. Sock yarn comes in solid colors, but also in many gorgeous self-striping varieties. Recommended Fabrics: Sock or fingering yarn, any fiber.
Straw Cowboy Hat Clochet Pattern Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls: Get ready to crochet your little cowgirl the perfect hat with this PDF pattern from Sweet Pea Fashions! The hat can be crocheted in synthetic raffia to look like straw, in cotton, or in any medium weight yarn. It is very easy, worked all in single crochet, and would be an excellent beginner project. It can be left plain, or decorated with a hat band, buckles, buttons, or feathers.
The Elena Crocheted Slip-Ons Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: The Elena PDF Shoe Pattern will help you create an adorable crocheted slip-on shoe for your 18" doll. The top features a crocheted lattice, perfect for pairing with summery fashions. The top of the shoe is crocheted in two simple pieces that are sewn together. It is then sewn to a prepared insole, and glued to the outer sole.
The Ribbed Neck Ripple Poncho and Hat Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls: This is an easy poncho PDF crochet pattern, designed to slip over the doll’s head without difficulty. The ribbed neck is worked first in rows. The rows are joined into a circle, and then the body of the poncho is worked in rounds. The coordinating hat is quick and simple. Make them striped, and this becomes a great project for using up odds and ends of yarn!
Recommended Fabrics: All kinds of yarn
Take a Look At Each Pattern:
We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion! And be sure to thank Jane - and if you use the pattern to make an outfit be sure to use the hashtag #pixiefaire