Crochet Pattern: Dottie Doll Bag
When Jocelyn from Oak & Marlow announced that she was coming out with an updated version of her Dottie Doll crochet pattern to include a blanket yarn version, I just knew it was going to become a fast favourite of mine!
I love the simplicity of the dolls, reminiscent of vintage toys, especially with their adorable pixie bonnets.
I purchased the pattern as soon as it was released (within minutes, I swear!). I quickly got to making, and was thrilled with how quickly the Dottie Dolls work up.
As soon as I got to the bag portion of the pattern, I had an idea!
I've been obsessed with granny squares, granny stripes... anything granny. I thought the classic + vintage look of the granny style would be perfect for Dottie.
It took me a few tries to get the shape and sizing correct, since I was using worsted weight yarn, instead of blanket yarn. When I got the bag to look the way I wanted, I quickly jotted down the pattern (in chicken scratch) on a scrap piece of paper that was on my table from my kids creating. I was worried that I would forget what I did if I didn't write it down... and I'm so glad that I did.
After posting an Instagram Reel about the dolls I had made, Jocelyn reached out to me, expressing her love for the bags that I made to accompany her Dottie Doll pattern. She asked me if I would mind if she shared the pattern on her blog. I was honored, as this is the first pattern that I've shared with the world!
So... here it is! I hope you find it easy to follow. If you have any questions, please reach out to me. I am happy to help!
It's worth noting that the yarn I used to create the bags is Loops & Threads Carousel Twist from Michael's. It is classified as a bulky weight yarn (5), but it feels much more like a worsted weight (4) yarn to me. Feel free to play around with different yarns and hook sizes to get your desired outcome. Since it's not a wearable project, sizing isn't super important!
♡ Jessica, This Crafty Momma.