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IMAGINATION IS THE EYE OF THE SOUL Joseph Joubert. I am a mother of four...I still remember the smile that refused to go away for weeks after our daughters birth. To have a little girl appear after three sons seemed such a miracle. I have always enjoyed My Doll World, sharing it with Lara when she was little. Today I design knitted outfits for miniature dolls and enjoy every minute of it. The fact that the outfits are removable is what makes it so special for me. Using ever finer threads has opened so many MINIATURE DESIGN opportunities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Miniature Knitting Patterns Pearl

Here are Pearl's Nightdress and shorty Pyjamas. For the photograph I put the longer pants on her.

PENNY's PJs for Pearl


2nd November 2012

The Pattern is available in DUTCH and ENGLISH 

The pattern consists of pyjama top with short or long pants, a nightdress and dressing gown.


Miniature Knitting Patterns for Pearl

To see all the patterns available for Pearl on one page look on the right hand side you will see a  list under Pages, click on the page you would like for example Patterns Available in Dutch.
I have finally worked out how to use this feature.
 Also when ordering patterns you may copy the picture of the pattern you would like into an email.
Thank you.

This little low waist er is the perfect party dress!

MADISON for Pearl

The pattern includes a dress, hat, petticoat and knickers.

The thread used is Venne 70/2 and knitted on 1mm knitting needles.
I used the Venne 70/2 for the embroidery as well.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Miniature Knitting Patterns Pearl

I have been on a roll these last few weeks as far as 
"Patterns for Pearl" are concerned. 
When I saw Christmas decorations and what have you in the shops I thought she had to have a Christmas Dress too.

SAMANTHA for Pearl


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Miniature Knitting Patterns for Pearl

Had to share the MANDY Pattern for Pearl again showing the adaptations to the pattern.

No wonder it tskes me forever to complete a design.

Those final tweaks to a pattern make all the difference....

Yes a few rows added or taken away, a stitch added here and there.

This is all so you may sit down and knit of an evening knowing the outfit will be as perfect as I see it to be!
I like to sell designs that I would happily have let my children wear!

Please don't share my patterns with your friends, I would so like to be paid for what I do!

MANDY for Pearl

Sharon Chrystal

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Miniature Knitting Patterns for Pearl

This time round I have adapted the Erika Pattern for Pearl.

The design is named MANDY and she has her first pair of shoes made in polymer clay.

MANDY'S dress is slightly too long, but the pattern has been adjusted.

Imagine if I had a separte doll for each outfit I designed...not posible for me.

Much prefer to have the outfits in a box with one doll, and all her outfits on display.
Only hassle is how do I change her shoes!

SO I have asked for 10 pairs of legs for Pearl and I am going to make her different pairs of shoes to match the different outfits...


Many a time I have looked at dressed dolls and always felt the shoes have spoiled the finish of some really beautiful outfits. I have made shoes for my bears before but this is a lot easier as the foot is already there.
In the greenware stage the moulded shoe will have to be sanded off, but it does work.

Fortunately Pearl has legs attached into a body armor of pipe cleaners, so easy to remove the legs when photographing a different outfit.......

Well that is what I am going to do and have fun doing it!

ENJOY and thanks for following my work.
I love all the comments and the fact that people take the time to write.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


If you would like to order a pattern look at the older posts 
The pictures have the name of the pattern then
email me with the selection 
I only accept PayPal
I charge 7.50 Euro's for most of my patterns others are more expensive.

Please wait for me to send you a PayPal invoice before paying me
My email address is 


For example this pattern is Sean for Belly Button Baby

Knitted in Madeira Cotona 80 thread which is very fine ...... the finer the thread the more detail one an achieve ......knitted on .07mm Hiya Hiya knitting needles

Thanks to all of you who have made inquiries about my patterns

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I had fun adapting the Katharina pattern for PEARL

 It is ages since I used the Venne 70/2.........it works well for Pearl
As you can see I am still "Into Flowers"

Rather fun to do the embroidery!

I'll call this design    


The pattern has a Dress, Beret, Petticoat and Knickers


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

eBay Listing

 It is years since I did an eBay listing, I had help this time to do the listing...

It is not often that I knit to sell to busy designing new patterns.
So here is a chance to own your very own Chrystal's Designs outfit.

I have embroidered tiny little daises along the top of the frill ...
they don't show up in the photograph which is a pity.

My seller name is chrystalbear555


Monday, October 8, 2012


It was Ana's birthday on Friday so I designed a special Belly Button Baby outfit for her ......
I knitted the dress in Madeira Cotona 80 which knits up like gossamer... 
I love the fabric produced from this thread


Miniature knitting at it's finest

 I'm happy to say Ana was thrilled with her present


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Miniature Knitting Patterns Belly Button Baby


I have to share with you the embroidery on the Katharina dress.
It is all thanks to my friend Diane Smith in Tasmania
 that I have at last gone a little embroidery happy.

Lazy Daisey stitch is not as easy as it looks,
 one has to "let" the thread lie in the way it wants to or else you get all these long thin petals...NOT GOOD
much prefer the petals to take on a gentle curve.
Also unpicking a flower is harder than you think.

One thing you must do is wash the white garments before you embroider.
The soaps do change the colour of the thread slightly.....
even though I use delicate soap.