I had always planned on having sweaters for some of my dolls, but since I don't knit, and knitting was my preference for the sweaters, I was going to pay for someone else to do those for me. It didn't work out, so I sat down this week to try and do a crocheted sweater...with no pattern. I had a photo of one that was simple and figured I could work it out, so I gave it a shot with some inexpensive yarn that just so happens to match Annabelle's tights and hair bows. Not bad.
Quite acceptable for now, I think. I'm going to try the next one with a thinner yarn, maybe DK or sport weight, and try for the thinner look that I'd prefer. But I have the basic construction down, at least, and can vary the look with the outer stitching detail and the buttons. I would like to try a "forest hat" or maybe rounded bonnet next and maybe use some nice wool felt. I do need to come up with some clothing for the "maybe" doll order and the "definite" doll order. Both will want clothes to change. I'm having much fun designing clothing for the little chickies.