Friday, January 12, 2007

Gown is complete

Here's the gown. I wish I had taken a picture of it next to my hand so that you could get a good judge of size. It's pretty small and doesn't quite fit Hannah's doll. It's not fully closed in the back.

For those of you that crochet, I have a question. In the picture on Bev's site (see link in below post) the shells look smooth. The way I do them make them look more like ruffles. It's pretty, but I'm not sure if it's the correct method of making them. I think I may know what would fix it, but am not sure. When I turn the work, I pick up the loop on the opposite side, farther from me. Should I be picking up the loop closer to me so that my new row will always be on the front side of the dress? I'm not sure I'm making any sense. If not, I will try to take some pictures. My camera battery is dying, though, so need to get some more.


LadyM said...


actually, you use both "loops" when you're doing the "shells", dear. I do *love* how you're turned out !!!!

What "size" were you going for ?? I've done "example" pieces for each size...1-2 pounder,2-3 pounder, and 4-5 pounder. Yes, they really are that *tiny*.... :(
Marilyn, the lady that makes the "preemie dolls" as "prizes" for the "challenges", came up with a "micro- preemie" size that's for the *under 1 pounder*, too !! I'll 'dig out" her posting of her pattern for you if you'd like ??



bevq said...

I was going to say, I love the way you made it ruffly and I think it looks as though you crocheted into just the back loop of each stitch maybe? That would make it have ridges.

It's gorgeous though!

Wool Winder said...

It's beautiful!

Mama Bear said...

Wonderful job! When I first learned to crochet I didn't realize I mostly wanted both loops.