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Krissy in Pink and Black – Just Like Her Sister and Cousins

1 Feb

Bonjour, mes amies! Je reviens!

Here is Krissy finally getting her matching dress for her wee family.


I love making this half ‘n’ half dress – the main part is knitted, and the top and bottom frill are crocheted. It is based on an original design by Odile of Passion Poupees, but I have adapted it each time I have made it.


The yarn used is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2358 (Clover) and the black contrast is Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply shade 1712 (Black). And I used size 3 mm knitting needles and a size 3 mm crochet hook.



I’ve enjoyed making these little dresses and here are all four of my 2012 Mini Corollines in their matching outfits.


Left to right we have Kimberley, Krissy, Katie and Kara.

Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

Pink and Purple – Krissy’s Winter Warmer

8 Jan

Bonjour, mes amies!

Here is Krissy in an absolutely adorable outfit by Odile at Passion Poupees. It’s been a while since I’ve made an outfit for one of my Mini Corollines, and it has been fun and fast.



This outfit was for a larger doll and I hoped that by using Odile’s recommended size of crochet hook it would turn out small enough for Krissy (I am a much tighter crocheter than Odile!). I was right and it is a very good fit. However, I did not enjoy using a size 2.5 mm hook – it was hard for me – I’m used to bigger hooks.



I did adjust the hat to make sure that it stayed turned up by making the last row have several stitches crocheted together.


The yarn is Stylecraft Life 4 ply in shade 2309 (Heather) and James C Brett Supreme Baby 4 ply shade SY3 (Lilac).



I love this outfit!! I hope you do too.

Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt …

5. Tutorial for Katie’s Dress – Tutoriel pour la Robe de Katie

8 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

Un tuto pour vous. Katie is wanting to copy the big girls and she wants a dress just like Jeannie. How can I resist her demands?

Here is Katie wearing a dress based on Jeannie’s pretty peach dress.

Katie’s dress is made with Stylecraft Life 4 ply in 2306 (cardinal) and I used size 3.00 mm knitting needles.


Here is Krissy wearing another version of the dress, this time with Stylecraft Life 4 ply shade 2309 (heather).


I have made a tutorial for you if you want to make a version of this dress. Les instructions en français suivi.

English Version – Katie’s Dress Tutorial

Yarn: 4 ply
Knitting needles: 3 mm
1 matching button

Cast on 42 sts
Rows 1-2: k1, p1 rib
Rows 3-16: stocking stitch beginning with a knit row
Row 17: k2, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, k26, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, k2 (38 sts)
Row 18: knit
Row 19-29: k1, p1 rib
Row 30: k7, cast off 4, k16, cast off 4, k7
Row 31: k7, cast on 10, k16, cast on 10, k7 (50 sts)
Row 32: purl
Row 33: k7, k2 tog, k6, K2 tog, k16, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog, k7 (46 sts)
Row 34: purl
Row 35: k7, k2 tog, k4, K2 tog, k16, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog, k7 (42 sts)
Row 36: purl
Row 37: k7, k2 tog, k2, K2 tog, k16, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, k7 (38 sts)
Row 38: purl 34, p2 tog, yfwd, p2 (buttonhole)
Cast off


Please let me know if you make a version of this dress and send me a photo. Thank you!


Version Française – Tutoriel pour la Robe de Katie

Laine: 4 ply
Aiguilles: 3 mm
1 bouton

Monter 42m
Rangs 1-2: 1m end, 1m env (1/1 cotes)
Rangs 3-16: jersey commencer avec endroit
Rang 17: 2m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 26m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 2m end (on a 38m)
Rang 18: end
Rangs 19-29: 1m end, 1m env (1/1 cotes)
Rang 30: 7m end, rabattre 4m, 16m end, rabattre 4m, 7m end
Rang 31: 7m end, monter 10m, 16m end, monter 10m, 7m end (on a 50m)
Rang 32: env
Rang 33: 7m end, 2m end ens, 6m end, 2m end ens, 16m end, 2m end ens, 6m end, 2m end ens, 7m end (on a 46m)
Rang 34: env
Rang 35: 7m end, 2m end ens, 4m end, 2m end ens, 16m end, 2m end ens, 4m end, 2m end ens, 7m end (on a 42m)
Rang 36: env
Rang 37: 7m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 16m end, 2m end ens, 2m end, 2m end ens, 7m end (on a 38m)
Rang 38: 34m env, 2m env ens, jete, 2m env (boutonnière)
Rabattre toutes les mailles


J’aimerais que vous m’envoyer un message si vous faites ce modèle! S’il te plaît partages une photo. Merci.


Kara does not get a new dress, but she is showing off her yellow crocheted dress based on my tutorial number 3.



Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt

Three Cuties in a Row – the Corollines Have Matching Dresses

5 Dec

Bonjour, mes amies!

After too long away, here I am making what I enjoy the most – a wonderful outfit by Odile of Passion Poupees. So wonderful I made it three times!











These lovely dresses were designed especially for Mini Corollines and the only adaptation I had to do was to use a 3.5 mm hook instead of Odile’s recommended 3.0 mm hook.


The matching greens for Krissy and Kara are Rowan Siena 4 ply mercerised cotton in shades 00654 Pasture (mint green) and 00669 Celadan (darker green).


And Katie’s dress is Patons 100% cotton 4 ply in shades 1734 (candy pink) and 1742 (deep fuchsia). I did add an extra set of rows to this dress as I was worried it would be a wee bit short.


Don’t they all look adorable together?


I’m very tempted to make a FOURTH version of this dress – now why would I want to do that …?

Passez une excellente 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 …

Three Get Up to Mischief – You Can’t Sneak Up on Pussycats

30 Nov

Bonsoir, mes amies!

[It was snowing here and I couldn’t connect to my Internet – I was so unhappy … but it is all good now]

I have a tiny, little tale for you tonight.

Picture the scene – Arty and Holly are having a quiet snooze together on the stairs …


When some naughty little girls, up to no good, try to sneak up on them …


Closer … closer …


“Shhhh … she doesn’t know we’re here … ”


Uh oh – they’ve been spotted and Holly looks like she fancies some wool for her supper (she chews all my knitting – bad cat!)


On the other hand, Arty is a big lump – my daughters call him Blobby – and he doesn’t even raise an eyebrow!


By the way, the little girls are wearing the dress adapted from Nathalie’s wonderful pattern at Les Creas de Nathalie and I will be posting my tutorial for this wee dress in a few hours.


A bientôt … très bientôt …

Krissy’s Cosy Cardigan – a Winter Warmer

23 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies!

So even although our friends in Australia are heading into their summer, Krissy’s dress from yesterday will not keep her cosy enough in our somewhat damp and miserable weather here in Scotland (and the rest of Europe).

Having previously made a dress from one of Laurence’s patterns (at crochetloisirs.canalblog.com) which I then made a matching cardigan for, I decided to do the same for Krissy.

The original gilet pattern is by Vanina at Les Cheries de Vaniline, and this pattern is designed for both Kidz n Cats dolls and Les Cheries. I, however, have adapted it even further for the Mini Corollines. (I have written down my instructions for the cardigan and, if Vanina is happy, I will send them to anyone who asks.)

I made a new wee cardigan for Krissy and I think you’ll agree that she will be warm enough now as the frosty weather is threatening to come.

I used Woolcraft Baby Care 4 ply in shade 700 (white), and for the edging I used Hayfield Baby Bonus 4 ply in shade 854 (Baby Blue). I used size 3 mm knitting needles.

Here are both little girls in their beautiful dresses by Laurence and their cardigans by Vaniline (both adapted in size by me for the Mini Corollines). Don’t they look cute?

Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt

Krissy in Blue – Dots and Chequers

22 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies!

I love this adorable outfit by Laurence of crochetloisirs.canalblog.com. I have been admiring it for ages and yesterday I bought some lovely dotty blue yarn that I thought would look great with it.

So here is Krissy wearing my adapted version of Laurence’s beautiful little dress for an Itty Bitty doll.

As knitting is a pain to rip back if you go wrong, I spent a long time working out the numbers of stitches I would need at each part of the dress before I started it and I am pleased to tell you that I got it right first time!

The blue yarn is Hayfield Bonus 4 ply in shade 854 (Baby Blue) and the new yarn is Katia Baby Fantasie shade 3111 (blanc/bleu). This knits up as 4 ply and was a bargain end of dye lot purchase from my local yarn shop. I used size 3 mm knitting needles.

Yes, yes, I know it is a little bit summery, but as StitchedUpMama pointed out yesterday, summer is coming in Australia!!! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Krissy looks beautiful in this very cute dress by Laurence.

Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt

Trio of Cuties – Shades of Colour

19 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies

Well, as promised, now that I am home safe and sound from my caving trip to the Yorkshire Dales in England, here are my sweet wee dolls all dressed up in matching dresses. These dresses are based on Odile of Passion Poupees fabulous, simple pattern.  All were crocheted with a size 3 mm crochet hook and with yarn that equates to 4 ply.



Krissy’s dress is perfect and the one I am most happy with (and it was my first – aren’t you supposed to improve as you practice?) I used Drops Fabel shade 330p (purples).



For some reason I managed to make Katie’s dress flare out a little too much for my taste, but at least you can see the beautiful shades of this variegated yarn. This yarn is Drops Delight in shade 06 (pinks).



With Kara’s dress the subtle changing shades of the yarn is not so obvious, which is disappointing. Again I used Drops Delight, with shade 08 (greens).


And finally here they all are together again.


Bonne journée, à bientôt …

Quick and Cheerful – Krissy is rewarded for coming to Yorkshire with me

18 Nov

Bonjour, mes amies

Je suis en Angleterre!

I am in the Yorkshire Dales in a pub trying to connect with wifi to an IPad, fresh from exploring a cave in amongst all the limestone here. I came down on Friday and go home tomorrow. Apologies for the brief post and simple photo. Borrowed technology and time are against me …

Krissy is wearing a very cute and simple frock from a pattern by Odile of Passion Poupees. I have nearly finished another one for Katie and if I manage a third for Kara I will post a pic of them all together later.

I used Drops Fabel shade 330p (purples) and went for a crochet hook size 3 mm.  Odile recommends size 2.5 mm, but I crochet too tightly for that.  It has worked out beautifully, although I did slightly fewer increases to make it less wide and I added one extra row to make it the right length.

Such a cute dress from a gorgeous pattern with a lovely edging detail at the neck and hem.  I love it!