She Clothes Her Family

She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and (crochet). She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing,¬†and dresses in colorful linens and silks. Prov 31:13,21,22 MSG

My grandmother taught me how to crochet. She taught me the granny square. For many years I made only granny square blankets.

One day I saw a cute picture of a crocheted doll in a magazine. I wanted to make that doll for my daughters. But I only knew how to make a granny square blanket.

Like Winnie-the-Pooh, I sat down and thunk, thunk, thunk  If the stitches go this way to make the pattern look like this, then putting them in another way they would give a different look. Right!? Makes sense to me.
With a new perspective, I gained the confidence to step out and try something new.

I bought the magazine, read how to crochet at the back of it so I could now read a pattern, and I made my first doll.

With the same thought process, I considered making clothing. Making sweaters and dresses and other clothing pieces seemed very daunting. But wait! I am making doll and teddy bear clothing. Adult clothing is just bigger than doll clothing, right?

Do you experience the same fears?

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