Fairy’s Dollie Blankie

*UPDATE: Fairy got a huge grin when I read her all the lovely comments. It is very encouraging.*

Fairy wanted me to share some of her photos. She has recently finished her  first “bigger” knitting project… a blankie sized to fit one of her lovey dollies. She has been working diligently on this project for the last few months but has taken a real interest in knitting lately… her knitting basket goes with her everywhere these days. It is not uncommon to see her outside knitting or knitting in the back seat of the car. So her progress has moved rapidly lately.

She carefully and frequently checked the blankie’s size by holding it up to her dolly, not cutting corners. When she had determined that it was done and I had helped her bind off, she immediately asked to borrow my camera (as hers is currently out of commission). If you ever doubt how children learn to “be” it is so by modeling our behavior as happily apparent in times like these… (there are other times that I would rather not take credit for). So the photos below were taken by Fairy to document her first big knitting project and she told me I should blog about it.

DIRECTIONS:

To knit our own blankie, cast on enough stitches to “cover” your doll.

Knit until it is long enough to cover your doll.

Bind off.

Cover your sweet dollie and make her all cozy!

She already has two more project on her needles… another blankie to match for her second dolly and an ambitious scarf.

 

Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

12 Comments

  1. Fairy it’s beautiful!! I know your dolly is loving it. What a wonderful job you did on it!

  2. WOW! You did a great job, Fairy! You should be very proud of yourself! Keep up the great work, and be sure to share your other projects, too. 🙂

  3. Wow, way to go Fairy. Very lovely.

  4. Wow Fairy! You have such a beautiful and colorful blanket for your dolly. I bet your doll is very thankful to have a great mommy like you to make her such beautiful things.

  5. How lovely! Thank you for sharing your dolly blanket with us! I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  6. I just had to share this post with my 7 year old that is learning to knit too. Her face lit up to see another little girl knitting and asked if she could write to her… “I think it is pretty! That’s so cool!” Love Janie 7 yrs old

    1. Thank you Janie. I really think I would like your project too. – Fairy 6 yrs old

  7. Oh how I wait for the day that my currently 2 year old girl will finish her first knitting project! I just hope she will be as enthusiastic as Fairy. The doll looks so comfortable and warm under the blanket, love it!

  8. Great Job Fairy! Your dollie blankie is beautiful 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you make next.

    1. My congratulations to your little Fairy !
      She did a beautiful blanket.
      So serious, so concentrate, she’s so adorable !
      Best regards from France.
      Julie x

  9. Thank you Fairy, for sharing your lovely work with us. I’m glad you had mommy blog about it! You did a wonderful job. I hope you will show us your next project. I also like your dolly. She looks very happy to be under her new blankie.

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