Tag Archives: Jeannie

Isn’t She Sweet? – Carole in Pink and Grey

16 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here’s a lovely outfit for Carole. I have used this super pattern by Nelle, although I have added crocheted sleeves, instead of socks, and a wee pair of shoes. Nelle’s pattern can be found here.



The dress is made with James C Brett Supreme Baby 4 ply in shade SY6 (Pale Pink), Patons Diploma Gold 4 ply in shade 4245 (Steel) and Woolcraft Baby Care 4 ply in shade 700 (White). And the the crochet hook used was 3 mm.



Carole looks like she will be cosy in this outfit.


I hope you agree this is a very sweet dress.


And here is Carole with Jeannie in her pink and grey outfit.



Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Jeannie in Grey and Pink – Odile Does It Again!

2 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies!

Jeannie has a new outfit!



This is a very sophisticated pattern by Odile of Passion Poupees that I could just not resist. I love the border for the top. I have not used this edging before and would love to use it again for something.


Both yarns are Patons Diploma Gold – shade 4219 (Pink) and shade 4245 (Steel). And as usual I used a crochet hook one size larger than Odile recommends – size 3.5 mm.


I think Jeannie looks quite serious in this two piece – as if she was off to the office for an important meeting!


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Happy Hogmanay! – Jeannie is Ready to Party!

30 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

Well it’s Hogmanay tomorrow, so all the little girls are getting ready for their Hogmanay Party.

Here is the first of them – it’s Jeannie wearing a little cream dress with sparkly gold and copper frills.



This cute little dress is from the Sticka Till Barbie site. It is number 897 and the only adjustment I made was to use size 3.25 mm knitting needles and 4 ply yarn. It has worked out beautifully.



The yarn used is Jarol Baby Supersoft 4 Ply in shade 1813 (cream). The glitter frill is DMC Starlet in shade T143 (copper/golds).



I think Jeannie will cause quite a stir at the party as she looks really cute in this dress.



Bonsoir, à bientôt …

Fabulous Fairisle (4) – Carole’s First Dress

27 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

Festive Felicitations! I hope you are all enjoying the Xmas holiday and that Santa was good to you.

I am continuing my tradition of trying to knit every one of my Les Cheries the cute little dress (Abigail’s Tunic) by Sylvie of Poupeesdesyl. Each time I am using the speckled yarn Crofter DK by Sirdar. And here is Carole in her first new dress.




This time I have used the baby version, which is Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby DK in shade 161 (Maisie). This is a very bright and cheerful coloured yarn and has produced a lovely effect for the dress.


I have lengthened the pattern to make it a dress and have made the neckline two rows less. (I am trying to make each version slightly different.)



Carole looks lovely in this dress and she is wearing her own shoes.


Here is a picture of her with my Xmas tree.


And a couple with Jeannie to whom she bears a remarkable resemblance 😉



Passez une excellente journée, à bientôt …

Merry Christmas Everyone! – Jeannie’s Sparkling Gold Trim

25 Dec

Joyeux Noel, mes amies!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Here is the last Xmas outfit for my little family of Les Cheries. Jeannie is wearing a beautiful outfit by Odile at Passion Poupees. This features a simple long sleeved dress, trimmed with some sparkly variegated yarn in shades of gold.




I think you will agree this is a very sophisticated look for Jeannie.



The cream yarn is Sirdar Countrystyle DK in shade 917 (cream). The contrast yarn is DMC Starlet in shade T143 (coppers/gold). Having crocheted with a thicker yarn than recommended, I found that the use of a size 3.5 mm crochet hook meant the dress was a perfect fit!


The Xmas party look is completed by a lovely gilet with a gorgeous flower in the middle of the back. I used a different yarn for this – Woolcraft Brushed DK in shade 02 (cream). This is a fluffy yarn which has a nice effect. I used the same gold contrast yarn for the gilet and it took me a few attempts to get this right. I used a size 3.5mm hook for the gilet too.




And here are all my lovely Les Cheries together in front of my xmas tree.




Festive Felicitations and a very Merry Christmas to you all!

Fabulous Fairisle (3) – Patricia’s First Outfit

20 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

So here is the lovely Patricia in her first outfit, a little tunic top based on Sylvie’s great pattern, Abigail’s Tunic at Poupeesdesyl. This is my third version of this tutorial, and I’ve slightly adapted each one.


This time I have shortened it and made it into a little top to go with her jeans and shoes.


Once again I have used Sirdar Crofter DK in yet another shade – 64 (Wild Thyme) and size 3.00 mm knitting needles.



I think Patricia looks really cute in her new top.


Here she is with Jeannie and Annie in their original matching dresses based on Sylvie’s fabulous pattern.


The little girls are making Patricia feel very welcome!




Here are the links to the posts about Annie’s and Jeannie’s dresses.


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

4. Lucile’s Dress for Corollines Tutorial – Tutoriel de la Robe de Lucile pour Les Mini Corollines

2 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

Nathalie of ‘Les Creas de Nathalie’ has generously given me permission to post this tutorial of my adaptation of her pattern Lucile’s Dress for Les Cheries. I loved Nathalie’s pattern so much I adapted it for my wee Corollines.

Here are some pictures of Jeannie and Krissy wearing matching versions of this gorgeous dress.




And now all three Mini Corollines wearing the dress with slightly different shoulder straps. Don’t Krissy, Katie and Kara look lovely in their matching dresses?


Here is a link to my articles about Kara’s dress and the naughty little girls and the pussycats.


I would love to hear from you if you make this pattern!


English Version – Lucile’s Dress Adapted for Mini Corollines Tutorial

Yarn: 4 ply in spotty (main) and blue (contrast)
Knitting needles: 3 mm
Crochet hook: 3 mm
3 matching buttons

Cast on 44 sts with blue yarn
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: change to spotty yarn and knit whole row – this is the beginning of stocking stitch
Row 5: k3, p38, k3 (for all rows make a garter st border of 3 sts at each side)
Row 6: k2, yarn forward, k2tog (buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 7: k3, p38, k3
Rows 8-17: stocking stitch (begin with knit row)
Row 18: k2, yarn forward, k2tog (buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 19: k3, p38, k3
Rows 20-23: stocking stitch (begin with knit row)
Row 24: k13, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k13 (you have 39 stitches)
Row 25: k3, p33, k3
Row 26: knit
Row 27: k3, p33, k3
Rows 28: knit
Rows 29-31: k3, purl 5, turn, knit 8, turn, purl whole row, turn, k2, yarn forward, k2tog (buttonhole), knit 4, turn, purl 5, k3
Row 32: change to blue yarn and knit
Row 33: knit
Row 34: knit
Row 35: knit
Cast off

Shoulder straps – Insert a size 3 crochet hook into the 7th cast off st and make a chain using both yarns. Attach to the back and repeat for other strap.
Sew on the three buttons.


Version Francais – Tutoriel Robe de Lucile Adapté pour Mini Corollines
Laine: Hayfield Bonus 4 ply (bleu) et Katia Fantaisie Baby (chinée)
Aiguilles: 3mm
Hook: 3 mm
3 boutons

Monter 44m avec le coleur bleu
Rang 1: endroit
Rang 2: endroit
Rang 3: endroit
Rang 4: changer de fil chinee et tricot endroit – c’est jersey
Rang 5: 3m end, 38m env, 3m end
Rang 6: 2m end, jete, 2m end ensemble (boutonnière), endroit à la fin du rang
Rang 7: 3m end, 38m env, 3m end
Rangs 8-17: jersey (commencer par tricoter endroit)
Rang 18: 2m end, jete, 2m end ensemble (boutonnière), endroit à la fin du rang
Rang 19: 3m end, 38m env, 3m end
Rangs 20-23: jersey (commencer par tricoter endroit)
Rang 24: 13m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens , 13m end (on a 39m)
Rang 25: 3m end, 33m env, 3m end
Rang 26: endroit
Rang 27: 3m end, 33m env, 3m end
Rang 28: endroit
Rangs 29-31: 3m end, 5m env, tourner, 8m end, tourner, env tout le rang, tourner, 2m end, jete, 2m end ens (boutonnière), 4m end, tourner, 5m env, 3m end
Rang 32: changer de fil bleu et endroit
Rang 33: endroit
Rang 34: endroit
Row 35: endroit
Rabattre toutes les mailles

J’aimerais que vous m’envoyer un message si vous faites ce modèle!


Ps: it seems odd to be posting this pattern when it has been snowing outside!! Must get the girls some cardigans …

Pretty in Peach – Jeannie’s Simple Dress

29 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is Jeannie in an elegant wee dress I designed myself. It is based on a tutorial for a top available at biquette.bichette.over-blog.fr. I’m sorry I do not know whose site this is!

I lengthened the top, totally adjusted the number of stitches and made a lower skirt part in stocking stitch (jersey).

I used size 3 mm knitting needles and the yarn is DROPS Safran 100% Egyptian Cotton shade 12 (peach). This is a lovely yarn to knit with and, although it consists of many strands, it did not seem to split much at all.

The dress fastens at the back with 2 buttons.

Bonne soirée, à bientôt

Lucile’s Dress by Nathalie Adapted for Corollines – Another Favourite of Mine

27 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies!

Today I am going to share my photos of Kara wearing an adaptation of a gorgeous little dress by Nathalie on her blog ‘Les Creas de Nathalie’. Nathalie posted a tutorial for this lovely dress which I made for my Cherie, Jeannie.

Here is Jeannie wearing her version of Nathalie’s wonderful pattern – La Robe de Lucile.

I have adapted the pattern for the size of the Mini Corollines and Nathalie has very generously given me permission to post a tutorial of my Mini Corolline version. I will be ready to post this in a couple of days. (Just need to spend some time with my new best friend, Google Translate! ou Google Traduire!)

The original pattern has been shortened in length and I have made the front a little higher.

I used Hayfield Bonus 4 ply shade 854 (pale blue) and Katia Baby Fantaisie in shade 3111 (bleu/blanc) and size 3 mm knitting needles.

I made little blue shoes as Kara’s pink shoes didn’t match the blue dress. I’m not sure if they add anything to the outfit – but they are there anyway.

Here are a couple of photos of Kara and Jeannie together.

I hope you will agree that a Mini Corolline looks just as cute in Nathalie’s lovely pattern. And I will post my tutorial very soon.

Passez une bonne journée fantastique, à bientôt

Katie Wants to be a Ballerina – Doesn’t Every Little Girl?

24 Nov

Bonjours, mes amies!

Katie was jealous of the ‘big’ girls and their ballet tutus, so I had a go at making a scaled down version for her of Odile’s beautiful pattern – Tenue de Danseuse from the Passion Poupees site.

I started to make the top of the tutu based on my own pattern (Tutorial 3), but I found that the number of stitches didn’t quite work as I wanted to do the bodice in double crochet rather than treble. Several versions later (…sigh…) I was finally happy with the dress and I completed the tutu with a scaled down frill based on Odile’s pattern. I think the tutu has turned out very well – just like Odile’s wonderful original.

I had a go at making some ballet shoes to cover up her black permanent shoes, and I think they look ok. And a hair scrunchy to keep her bun neat.

Obviously Katie needed some pants to go under her tutu, so I tried to make some. I only had to rip these back once (… another sigh…) and I think they work very well under the tutu. I’m quite proud of these and I will definitely make them again.

The yarn is the same as Jeannie’s tutu, but a different colour, Wendy Peter Pan 4 ply shade 3002 (pink with a strand of glitter through it) and I used a size 3 mm crochet hook for everything.

Here are Jeannie and Annie all ready for their ballet class, and Katie gets to go too!

Don’t the three of them look adorable together? I love this pattern by Odile!


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt