If you have been reading Doll Diaries for any length of time you know that one of the things I really want to be able to do is knit and crochet so I can make some cute things for the dolls like the pretty outfits in Nicky Epstein’s newest book, Crochet for Dolls (that I will review later this week). While I have been off my feet the past few weeks, my Mom has been over quite a bit to help me out (you are never too old to be spoiled by Mom!!) and she even helped me finally get the hang of some basic crochet!
I made a rectangle using a basic single crochet that was about 18 stitches long and maybe 6 rows wide. Once I finished my rectangle, I pinched the crocheted piece in the center and tied a piece of yarn around the center. I attached the bow to a ponytail holder by simply wrapping a longer piece of yarn around the bow and ponytail and tying it off. EASY PEASY!
I was inspired to make the bow in the first place after my friend Randa of CrochetGranny.com sent me a bunch of cute hair bows she had made for the dolls. (You can see her bows in this post I did) My version is a variation of hers and while my stitches leave a lot to be desired when it comes to uniformity and all that good stuff, I am very happy with my first bow!
For those of you who can already crochet – this is the easiest little accessory to make for your dolls – you can make a whole bunch in no time. If you are new to crochet, this is the perfect first project.