My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
This is a simple, top down shrug for American Girl or other 18" sized dolls. My model is an 18" doll that came from the Lakeside Catalog, that appears to be similar to the Michael's brand of 18" dolls. Pattern has been tried on a variety of dolls sized from 16" and up.
The name of this shrug came from one of my testers, withbuttons, who suggested it for those times when your mother tells you to put on "just a little something" - well, why not for your doll, too?
My testers all did a great job trying on this shrug on a variety of doll models - please check out the finished projects on Ravelry for an idea:
Thanks to patriciaelizabeth, scarvesetc, BeverlyGoulet, grayhare, withbuttons, Tinochka7, and sunmoonstars75 for their test crocheting skills!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (firstname.lastname@example.org / http://anastaciaknits.net ). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!