Monday, March 20, 2017

A wardrobe for Crochet Hitty

Joyce's crochet Hitty (pattern here) has inspired me to make her several outfits.  All of them are crocheted from size 10 crochet cotton, and a size 7 or 8 steel hook.

In previous posts you can find a camisole and bloomers, and a nightgown, for this dear crochet Hitty.  Here are some additional patterns for Hitty:

 Hitty Quaker Outfit

The pattern for Hitty's Quaker dress is here:


For the bonnet I used a pattern that is freely available on the HittysKnittys yahoo group, and the shawl is a simple garter stitch knit pattern from Lionbrand yarns, knit in size 10 crochet cotton and size 0 needles.

Smock Dress and Pinafore from crochet lace

This pattern is for a simple A-line smock dress with long sleeves, and shows you how to make a pinafore from any crochet lace pattern worked side to side.


Victorian Dress and Pineapple Motif apron

This pattern is for a waisted dress with full skirt and long sleeves, with an apron crocheted in a single pineapple motif.


Tee shirt, overalls, and sunhat

For your tomboy Hitty, a Tee shirt, overalls, and sunhat.


All of these patterns, with the possible exception of the overalls, should fit not only your crochet Hitty, but other slender bodied Hitty's as well.  If you want to make the overalls for your wooden or cloth Hitty, you may need to alter the depth of the crotch to accommodate the leg hinging, and the width and length of the pantleg to accommodate slightly larger legs.

All of these patterns can also be found on the left sidebar of this blog under Crochet Hitty by Joyce.




19 comments:

  1. ¡Son geniales todos los diseños!. Muchas gracias por los patrones-

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  2. Isabel and Arny, gracias and thank you!

    warmly,

    Beth

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  3. These are adorable!
    Thank you so very much for sharing these with us. :)

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  4. Thank you very much, Petra and Marie :-)

    warmly,

    Beth

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  5. Hi Beth,
    I am a beginner to crochet and I can't knit. I was wondering if you knew of a simple crochet pattern to make a shrug for a cloth doll like the Wee Wonderful make along doll.
    Many of the dolls I see on Instagram (ie,Humbletoys dolls) have them and I would love to be able to make them for the dolls I am making for grandkids.
    Thanks,
    Ginny Stevens

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    1. Hi Ginny,

      A shrug is a really easy piece to make: it is nothing more than a rectangle, the length measured from wrist to wrist of your doll, and wide enough to fit loosely around the arms. Crochet this rectangle, then make arm seams at both ends, leaving the middle of the rectangle unsewn.

      Have your doll with you, to measure the length you need, and the width. Try it on the doll, and adjust the length if necessary, or the width. This is simple enough that if you don't get it just right the first time, you can make another.

      Then, you will have a shrug that you created all on your own!

      Hope this helps,

      Beth

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    2. Thank you Beth. Very helpful.

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  6. An unbelievable wardrobe. My Hitty will need a trunk once I finish making her outfits. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful patterns. I am sure you are making many Hitty dolls very happy.

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    1. Hitty Mania strikes! I've had so much fun making these outfits, and other accessories for Hitty. And I love your crochet version; making a Hitty in my favorite medium is a gift indeed, my friend :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Merci pour vos belles paroles, Isabelle !

      chaleureusement,

      Beth

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  8. What a lovely wardrobe! My dolls usually have their clothes crocheted as a body part, as I still don't understand how to make removable clothing. Hopefully one day I will be as skilled as you are! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ola; when I was a kid the first thing I did when receiving a doll was to undress her! So I've always loved dressable dolls. There are a lot of patterns here on the blog that you could study to get a start.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  9. Thank you very maths for the beautiful doll patterns 😍

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    1. Joyce and I thank you for your kind words :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  10. I just finished carving and painting a Hitty, and she was pining for a fancy dress. Your Quaker dress, but shorter and without sleeves made a lovely spring dress for her debut! Thanks for the patterns. I imagine I will be making the rest for her as well.

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    1. Glenda, I envy your ability to carve and paint a Hitty! And delighted to hear the Quaker dress fits with a bit of modification :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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