Monday, July 2, 2018

Whoever welcomes a child like this...


"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
undies!
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 :-)

Update 7-6-2018!

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 :-)



10 comments:

  1. Dear Beth, you are right! No child has to go through such cruelty. How can someone do something like this.. It umbelievable...:(

    Thank you for creating such a lovely doll - you are offering so much love <3. I can't wait to make this doll.. and I will offer at least one for sure to my nephew! He will love her so much.

    Hugs!
    :*

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Rux; I hope you enjoy making this doll :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  2. You have spoken to a mother’s heart with your words. Every day, I am amazed at how low we have sunk as a nation. But, we can do something about it, vote them out.

    I just sent several box loads of dolls to my brother in Utah. In the month of June, his church sends a shoebox of all kinds of delightful things to children around the world.mchildren who have never held a doll or eaten a gummy bear. It is comforting to know that my toys are going to a needy child. I will be making these wee little dolls for next year’s children drive. They are just the right size to go in a shoebox. Thank you for caring and sharing. Big virtual hug!

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    1. Dear Joyce, the kindness of your words touches my heart. And the kindness of yourself, your brother, and his church outreach is what will change the world from hate to love.

      Thank you so very much for your friendship, and your loving heart.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Parece mentira que haya personas que sean capaces de hacer sufrir a un niño con plena conciencia de lo que hacen.
    Muy bonitos los muñecos-Gracias por enseñarnos como los haces.

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    1. Es intolerable que mi Gobierno creara tal sufrimiento entre los niños y las familias. Desearía que hubiera más que pudiera hacer para terminarlo, pero espero que acabe pronto.

      Dios los bendiga, y disfruten haciendo uno de estos pequeños.

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  4. It is hard to believe that people are treated this way ;-(

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    1. Yes, Arny, and so hard to believe my government would treat people this way. Thank you for stopping by.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. I could hardly believe it, when I heard that children, and very small ones, was separated from their parents. Who can even think to do such a thing! And in a country that is supposed to be civilised! It is hard to think of such cruelty, hopefully all of them are soon returned to their parents and their family is treated decently.

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    1. Anita, it makes me so sad and ashamed and ANGRY that it is my country doing this. We are better than this...much better, I believe. Thank you for stopping and for your sharing strong words.

      warmly,

      Beth

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