Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Finished Christmas Cabin

The Crochet Christmas Cabin is complete!  This project has pretty much consumed me for the last three or four weeks.  I have had so much fun thinking up and making all the details, and I am really pleased with the results.

This is a play-able doll house, as long as you are gentle with it (remember, the walls are cardboard).  Five inch dolls are perfectly at home here, we even managed to get two beds in the sleeping loft, with room left over for a tiny chest :-)

Some of the patterns, like the stockings, wreaths, and beds, are my own designs.  The Christmas Tree is from The NeedleCraft Shoppe entitled 'Snow Folks.'   The chairs are from an Annie's Attic Fashion Doll furniture series.  Both patterns I have had for ages.  The chairs were crocheted with fingering weight yarn, instead of worsted, and a size 1 steel hook instead of a G hook.

The coverlets on the beds are blocks from '200 Crochet Blocks,' by Jan Eaton.  I worked them in fingering weight yarn and a size F hook to give a bit more drape.

The gifts under the tree are Hitty Printables, just click on this link to take you there.

And the ornaments on the tree are glass beads threaded on a head pin.  The pin is turned down at the top to create a hook, then hooked onto the tree 'branches.'

Decorated Christmas tree and packages

Stockings hung by the chimney with care

A cozy place to sleep!


Winifred fits very snuggly here :-)

Now I better get busy and finish my Christmas list!

24 comments:

  1. OMG <3!!! This is really really wonderful!! I love every tiny detail :D
    Hugs
    rux

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    1. Thank you so much, Rux :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  2. So cute and cozy! Someday I want to make something just like this, when I have a little more free time and my kids are less apt to putting small toys in their mouths

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    1. I can appreciate that :-) Thank you so much for your sweet words!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. so cute you do so beatyfull work I will take me time wich you happy christmas and thanks alot you put gold to my days (sorry my bad eng)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Marvelous! Your creativity has no limit! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lois! Merry Christmas :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  5. You must have had so much fun doing this stunning doll house! So full of creativity and joy :-)

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    1. I did, Anita...it was great fun, and now I love looking at it :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Oh my gosh, you were so busy! This is wonderful. I just finished my crocheted Gingerbread House (you can see it on facebook, I may publish to google to share as well.) I'm excited to get my furnishing completed, too =) Thanks again for the inspiration and this is wonderful, wonderful work.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Linda! And thank you for the lovely words :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  7. Oh My Goodness! So cute!
    Beth, I read in a comment you use a 1.9 (?) hook. I dont have that size among my large collection of hooks, mostly Clover and as far as I can so far discover Clover doesnt supply that size. What brand hook do you use in that size? Ive been using Clover 1.75mm steel Amour. Thanks!

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    1. The 1.9mm hook is a US size 5 steel hook, and I think mine are Susan Bates. A 4 or a 6 would probably work just as well :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Thank you so much; it was great fun to make :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  9. Amazing. All of it. Do you hane instructions for the tree, stockings, and chairs?

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    1. Thank you for your good words, Kathryn. The tree and the chair are not my own design; they are from The Needlework Shop (Snow Folk) for the tree, and an Annie's Attic Barbie crochet pattern worked in fingering weight yarn and a smaller needle for the chair.

      If you do a google search, you may be able to find the pattern, or something similar that would work. The stocking pattern was a freebie from Ravelry, I think. You can find all kinds of free or cheap patterns that could work by surfing the net.

      warmly,

      Beth

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