Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Crochet Projects

When crocheting, the change of weather means a change in direction of the projects I choose. For me, my Etsy shop is all about getting a chance to try new things. Crochet is my hobby. I pick out fun stuff to make and put it up in my Etsy shop so I can buy more yarn to make more stuff! I've had some ideas pinned for a while that I've been meaning to try...

The first bag I made was this fun cupcake! None of my purses were made with a pattern but I did use this idea from Dearest Debi of adding plastic to the bottoms.

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

While trying to figure out how to do the cupcake, I came across some watermelon purses! How perfect for summer right? When I looked up how to add beads, I didn't like the method of pre-stringing them first so I came up with my own way. I posted a video on Instagram and I was surprised that people went a little crazy over it!

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree


The last purse is a light blue and white with a pretty flower. I think the light colors will work perfect with any outfit this spring and summer.

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree


If you ever look up crochet projects on Pinterest, you've had to have come across Lalylala dolls. There is a huge variety of beautiful doll styles, patterns available from Lydia Tresselt. As gorgeous as the originals are, I wanted to try one first in a smaller size. Lydia shares free minis and mods patterns on her website as well. The pattern I used is from a Dutch blog 2 Steekjes Samen Gehaakt. The pattern is in Dutch but you can translate it to English on your computer.

This first doll sold only two days after I posted it in my shop. New record!
New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree


While I was working on the first doll I got an idea for a second. There's a new superhero in town and she couldn't be any cuter! This superhero doll is available in my shop now! I worked with the same pattern as the first doll and then added my own design for the mask and cape.

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple TreeNew crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

New crochet projects, Crochet purses and dolls by Over The Apple Tree

Thanks for taking a look at my projects.  I will be sharing with these great blogs!





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21 comments:

  1. The dolls are super cute and I love the pics especially the peek-a-boo around the tree. Best wishes Darlene

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    1. Thanks Darlene! I did have some fun with the photos:-)

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  2. The superhero is fab, I love that her mask and cape come off, so much fun.

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  3. I love to crochet! I like the bags and the dolls. Super cool crochet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting Sherry!

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  4. Laura, these dolls are too cute! No wonder why the first one sold so fast!! The superhero doll is awesome!! I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling that one with a huge demand for more. I would like to invite you to link up to our party, Sweet Inspiration. It starts on Friday and runs until Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite Keri, I'll check it out.

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  5. Oh, those dolls are great!! Love them!

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  6. Your work is so beautiful. Saw you first over at "Meet Up Monday"

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  7. What awesome crochet projects! So much fun! My kids would love those dolls, what a great idea!

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  8. Crochet is my love too - I love your bags and those dolls are so cute

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  9. Great post!! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party! :) I've chosen your post as a feature at this week's link party! Congrats!! Check out my blog, www.classyandcrafty.com tomorrow morning to see my post. Thanks again for sharing and keep up the good work!!
    ~Jen
    Classy & Crafty
    www.classyandcrafty.com

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    1. That's great, thank you so much Jen!

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  10. oh my goodness these are ALL so wonderful. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  11. These are the cutest little creations.

    Thank you for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia
    Reinvented Collection

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  12. I know a lalylala doll when I see it. Yours is so cute. I love it. You have some great crochet projects. I found you on the link up @Philosophers Wife. :-)

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  13. Your dolls are the cutest things! You did a wonderful job with them, they look s perfect.

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  14. Hello, do you sell patterns? Looking for the cupcake one

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    1. Sorry, no. I didn't use a pattern for my bags.

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