"Whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me...And whoever shall cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it were better for him that an ass' millstone were hanged on his neck and that he were thrown into the sea." Mark 9:36-37, 42.
In an effort to channel my anger and frustration regarding the treatment of immigrant families and their children at our border, I reworked a previous pattern of mine; changing the body shape, making the head a bit smaller, and creating a new wardrobe. The pattern, Whoever Welcomes a Child like This, is freely available here on my blog.
If you make one of these dolls, please keep in mind that all children are deserving of our love and protection.
puffed sleeve dress, ropers, brimmed sunhat and cat hat
dolls in many colors :-)
These dolls measure 3 1/2 inches when worked in size 10 crochet cotton and a size 6 steel hook. The clothing is worked in size 20 crochet cotton and a size 9 steel hook. If this seems a bit tiny and daunting, try working the doll in sportweight yarn and a size B hook, and the clothing in size 10 cotton and a size 6 steel hook. Full disclosure: I haven't tried this yet, but am pretty sure it would work :-)
I have an additonal pattern of four more outfits for Whoever Welcomes a Child!
Enjoy making your own child, for a special child in your life :-)