Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A School of Minnows


2/2/2017 Please Note!  I found an error in the instructions this morning, and have corrected this.  If you downloaded the pattern yesterday, please redownload it.

After several months of pursuing other dollmaking mediums, I've returned to my favorite:  crochet :-)

These little minnows are only 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches tall, constructed with one piece bodies and a move-able head.  They are crocheted with size 10 crochet cotton and a size 6 steel hook; the hair is embroidery floss, and the eyes and facial features are embroidered.

I am happy to share Minnow's pattern with you.  There are a lot of construction pictures, especially regarding embroidering the face.  The pattern includes instructions for making her camisole and pantaloons.  These garments are crocheted with size 20 crochet cotton and a size 8 or 9 steel hook; there are suggestions on how to make other garments from these two simple patterns.

Minnow Micro Ami and Wardrobe

I also have a very simple, tiny knit cardigan you can make for your Minnow, knit with fingering weight yarn and size 0 needles:

Minnow Knit Cardigan

The many faces of Minnow! 

 ...and some of the different outfits that can be made from the pattern, with a little imagination :-)

 Have a lovely day, and enjoy the crochet!

30 comments:

  1. Como siempre muy bonitas. Gracias por los tutoriales.

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    1. Estás muy Bienvenido, Isabel :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  2. These are incredibly sweet and so tiny! Amazing work once again Beth. Your crochet skills are just brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Beth,

    I have been a fan of your blog and your work for many years, but I am terrible at commenting. These little darlings, however, made me actually squeal with happiness, so I had to say something! I live that you made something this tiny with the amazing Beth Weber little touches! Thank you for sharing for all these years. <3

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Sarah; I hope you enjoy making your own little minnows :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Thank you for these delightful little dolls! I just love your creations.

    Cynthia

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    1. You are very welcome, Cynthia; and thank you for the good words :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Glad to see you back been thinking of you and hoping everything is ok... very cute little dolls and many thanks for the patterns x

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    1. Thank you, Amber, for the good words and warm thoughts :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Thank you for the good words!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. Hello, these are so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern - it will be fun to surprise my daughters with some :). I found your site looking up more info about My Crochet Doll a couple months ago, and have enjoyed seeing everything you make! These are adorable!
    Becca T.

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    1. Thank you so much for your good word, Becca; I hope your daughters like their little minnows :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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    2. I picked up some cotton crochet thread size 10 at my local Hobby Lobby, but couldn't find any size 20 for the clothing. Any suggestions, or did I just overlook it somewhere? Thank you!

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    3. I've never found size 20 crochet cotton in local stores. I get mine from the internet. If you do a google search on Size 20 crochet cotton you should find several sites that sell it.

      Beth

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  8. A little school of minnows as sweet as can be. So cleverly named. I too have been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of your latest project. They are sweet as �� candy. Thanks for the delightful patterns. Looking for to hooking me some minnows.

    Fondly,

    Joyce

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    1. I love that 'hooking me some minnows...' perfect! I hope you enjoy these little sweeties, Joyce :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  9. Thank you for another fun crochet doll pattern, I'm sitting here smiling and can't wait to crochet some of my own! Love the different wig ideas and those supercute tiny clothes! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita :-) I can't wait to see your own little minnows!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  10. Adorable! They remind me of "Little Kiddles" from the 1960s.

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    1. Oh, I loved those little dolls, and bought them whenever I had enough allowance saved up :-)

      Thank you for the good words,

      warmly,

      Beth

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  11. Ah, another lovely doll pattern from you, great! :) I am making dolls out of your patterns ever since I started crocheting. In fact, your dolls were what encouraged me to try crocheting something more complex than a granny square or a ball toy :)

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    1. Ola, such a lovely thing to say! I am so happy you have enjoyed my patterns :-)

      Crochet away!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  12. Yay!!! I love your patterns 😍

    Thank you so much for sharing them ❤

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    1. Thank you for the good words!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  13. I love this pattern. i am wondering how to hook the stands of floss on to the wig cap?

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    1. So glad you like it! If you scroll down the left sidebar of the blog to near the bottom, you will find Tutorials. At the bottom of the Tutorials is one called 'Wig Making Tutorial for All Dolls.' This is a picture tutorial on Flickr that will show you how to hook strands of yarn, or floss, into a wig cap.

      Hope this helps!

      warmly,

      Beth

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