A Crochet Designer in the Making
This is how the conversation started, “Mom, do you have any yarn with all different fall colors?”
My response, “What do you want to make with it?”
Her reply was simple, “Josephina’s shawl.”
Josephina is an American Girl doll. And while our daughters don’t own any AG dolls, they do have knock-off versions. You see, we have a larger family than most (6 children), and we just can’t afford the actual dolls, or their outfits and accessories. So she had devised her own plan to make one that looked like Josephina’s. (pretty smart girl!)
I knew I had something that might work for what she was describing, so we headed downstairs to my
yarn store stash and we found some Vanna’s Choice Autumn Print .
In less than 24 hours, my 9 year old daughter had made this. 24 hours may seem like a long time for something so little, but sometimes the smallest things are the biggest accomplishments. She asked for no help with figuring out the number of chains to begin with, or how many rows she would need. She did this 100% on her own.
What makes me even more proud is that, because of her low vision, it was a struggle for her to learn to crochet. I went out and got her a larger hook and that helped immensely, but this is still a huge accomplishment for her (actually for any child).
This is AG Josephina, and her shawl if you’re interested in the original where she got the idea from. You can click on the picture to take you to the AG site.