Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crochet a Christmas Cabin

When it comes to making dollhouses, my favorite power tool is my crochet hook!  I cannot saw a straight line, and hammers mash my fingers as often as they hit the nails.  But a crochet hook is a marvelous tool, and you really can make a dollhouse with one!

Here is a picture tutorial on Flickr on how to construct your own.  It is mostly guidelines, so you can make a house any shape you want, as long as you can cut cardboard and cover it with crochet.

The Christmas Cottage is made with acrylic worsted yarn and a size H hook.  Sturdy cardboard is used to stiffen the walls and floors.

This house is sized sweetly for Nancy Ann, or my Forget-Me-Knot kids, or a downsized version of Simply Ami.  I've finished the basic house, now all it wants is decorating for Christmas (trees, wreaths, stockings, etc...) and some furnishings (sleeping palettes, chairs, etc...).


Make plan for your dollhouse, stitch and block the blocks, cut the cardboard (about a 1/4 inch larger than your blocks), and stitch the house together!

8 comments:

  1. wow....love this house....i am a big fan of your amigurumi dolls :) i started my 1st doll from your pattern....so you will always be a part of my memories :) just a suggestion,if u replace the cardboard with strong/stiff plastic canvas,the doll house could be washable if it gets dirty and its easy to sew crochet pieces to plastic canvas too :)

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    1. Thank you for your good words and the great suggestion. Especially good idea of making this for a child :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  2. You are truly a lady after my own heart as I am currently crocheting a gingerbread house. I am not as far along as you, however I have high hopes to have it finished for Christmas celebrating. I am planning on having the little Tea Cup Spirit, Chocolate Drop, live there with all her friends who are helping to build and decorate. Great job, and thank you for the inspiration! I am following you as a great example.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Linda :-) I am sure Chocolate Drop will love her new home!

      Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Hooking!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  3. This little cottage has simply turned out fantastic. Love the holiday flare too. You have added another dream house to your ever growing neighborhood. Lovely make my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Fondly,

      Beth

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