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Princess Holly

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About Princess Holly

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  • Birthday 01/27/1967

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    baby clothes and doll clothes
  1. Maybe everybody already knows this except me, but today I figured something out and I thought I would share it with everyone. I recently bought a new ergonomic crochet hook on eBay. It is a Waves aluminum hook with a rubber handle. I guess it wasn't stored properly; it probably was stored in hot temperatures because when I got it and took it fresh out of the package, the handle was so sticky there was no way I could use it. The yarn would have stuck to it. I tried cleaning it with soap and water and when I wiped it with a paper towel, the paper stuck all over it! So then I tried Dawn dish soap, and after that a goo-remover called De-Solv-It. Neither worked. So I searched online, which led me to try rubbing alcohol and later a thick paste made of baking soda and water. It was still really sticky! Finally I came across an article that said in order to get the stickiness off of the grip of a tool, you must scrub the top layer of coating off of it. So I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrubbed very hard for probably 15 minutes, and the top coating did eventually come off. Now it is nice and smooth, and I can finally start crocheting with it! 🙂
  2. Pattern Information Pattern Description: 12-month size baby cardigan in 3 different colors and in Catherine Wheel stitch. This is my first time making something in this stitch, so I feel a little uncertain as to whether I got all the instructions right. Pattern Style: written pattern, in the style required by DRG publications Pattern Photo: see attached photo Skill Level: advanced Yarn/Material/Tools Required: I will provide the pattern; tester must provide Caron Simply Soft yarn (6 oz. skeins) in 3 different colors (your choice), size F hook, tapestry needle, and 36 inches of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon. Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 2 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 1 month Deadline: May 27, 2014 Tester Experience: no testing experience required; pattern reading experience required; pattern writing experience preferred Tester Responsibilities: Make sure instructions are clear and can be followed, that color changes are adequately explained, and that the math works out correctly! Any Special Software Requirements: PDF reader Compensation free copy of finished pattern
  3. Hi, I'm Holly and I make crochet patterns for dolls: 5" babies, 7-8" child dolls, 11-12" fashion dolls, 12-14" child dolls, 15-16" fashion dolls, 15" baby dolls, 18" child dolls, and 22" fashion dolls. Some of the dolls I've made clothes for are Ellery by Kish, Riley by Kish (along with similar size 8" Betsy McCall, Ginny, mini American Girl, and the dollhouse size Madeline), Barbie (as well as Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker, and Silkstone Barbie), Little Darlings by Dianna Effner (along with similar size Bitty Bethany by Kish, Ann Estelle by Tonner, and Patsy by Tonner), the 14" dolls by Kish (such as Song, Raven, and Wren), Tyler by Tonner (and similar size Gene, Alex by Madame Alexander, DeeAnna Denton by Tonner, and Princess Diana by Franklin Mint), Bitty Baby (as well as Baby Alive and Cabbage Patch), American Girl (as well as Tolly Tot and Bernat), and the 22" American Model by Tonner. If you are looking for patterns for any of these dolls, check out my Craftsy store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/488549/pattern-store Thanks!
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