Sunday, August 7, 2022

Revisiting Crochet Hitty and her clothing


 Having updated Joyce's crochet Hitty pattern, I thought an update on her wardrobe would be a good idea too.  Size 10 crochet cotton was a favorite medium of mine for making small doll clothing, but as my hands get a bit older, and my eyes a bit dimmer, manipulating and seeing the stitches has become less than fun.  And honestly, crochet has to be fun!


Above is an example of crochet Hitty's camisole and petticoat.  On the left, they are worked in DK weight cotton yarn; on the right, size 10 crochet cotton.  There is more detail and better drape with size 10 cotton, but I am happy with the way the DK cotton outfit turned out.  One thing that occured to me as I was making the DK weight outfit:  crochet the petticoat to the last round of the camisole, and reduce the bulkiness at the waistline!

Here are links to both of the patterns:


Camisole and Petticoat in size 10 crochet cotton


Camisole and Petticoat in DK weight cotton


Crochet Hitty also has a tee shirt and overalls in DK weight yarn:


And here is a link:


Overalls and Tee Shirt in DK weight cotton


Coming soon...a full skirted dress and apron pinafore in DK weight cotton.  And if you are wondering what DK weight cotton is, look for cotton yarn that is 50 grams (1.75 ounces) and 125-130m (135-140 yds).  Sportweight falls in this catagory as well.


Enjoy the crochet!

2 comments:

  1. I love that you're revisiting Hitty! I've always wanted to make one but I have low vision and those tiny threads are not friendly to me. Can't wait to make my own Hitty! One question: is Fashion 3 crochet thread good to use for this?

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    1. I think size 3 crochet cotton would work fine. It is just about the same weight as dk cotton, and if you use it for both the doll and the clothing, should work out great. I definitely got more joy out of crocheting with the larger thread than with size 10!

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