Monday, 19 November 2012

New Patterns

Greetings friends. What an unproductive autumn it has been here at Flutterby Patch. Back in mid September I started writing a new knitting pattern and planned to complete it as quickly as possible so that knitters could create some 'cuties' for Christmas. But then disaster struck. I foolishly slipped on a concrete step and fractured my wrist. Ouch!! I returned from hospital with my wrist in a large splint and I've been sitting around waiting for it to heal. I'm right-handed and, of course, that was the side where the damage occurred. Needless to say I've been unable to knit for several weeks and only used the computer when absolutely necessary as typing and doing everything with my left hand was a nightmare.
But here I am nine weeks later; almost back to full speed with just a few residual aches and pains. Yesterday I managed to finish the pattern and have even produced a second to compliment it. See what you think. You'll find find both new patterns in my Etsy shop.
The dolls living in the playroom were delighted to greet Jenny and her tiny sister who we immediately named 'Jolly Cute' because that is what she is.
It wasn't long before Jolly Cute's friends started to appear and Jenny now has the job of looking after them all.
All the tiny dolls have Jolly names. From the left they are Jolly Pink, Jolly Flowery, Jolly Cute, Jolly Cold, Jolly Sweet and Jolly Dotty. The fairy is Jolly Magic.
As the little dolls needed somewhere warm and cosy to live I knitted three small bags and put Jolly Dolly faces on the front of each

As you can see the tiny dollies fitted perfectly and I'm guessing little girls everywhere would love to receive a bag containing some jolly friends for Christmas.

You'll find the two new patterns in my Etsy shop. 'Jenny and the Jolly Dollies' pattern has knitting instructions for Jenny and the seven tiny dolls and  'Jolly Dolly Bags' contains the pattern for all three bags with dolly faces. You can save $2 by purchasing both patterns together in my special '2 Pattern Deal'. UK buyers might want to visit my UK shop where all my patterns are listed in GB pounds sterling.

I knew everyone would be expecting a new pattern or two before Christmas so I really hope I'm not too late and you have fun using them. As I've been out of action for so long I now have lots of jobs to catch up on around the house.


  1. Gorgeous as usual, hope you are resting that hand!

  2. So sorry to hear about your accident. It's a case of you don't know what you've got til its' gone and I'm sure you now have a working right hand again. I love you new little knittie patterns esp the jolly dollies.
    A x

  3. Goodness! So sorry to hear about your wrist! Glad you are on the mend! Your new dollies are wonderful as always!

  4. It's lovely to see you back blogging again and also to see your new patterns. I've just gone ahead and ordered both and I'm really looking forward to knitting them.

  5. Welcome back Eli!...Oh dear, sorry to hear about your accident but very happy to hear you are back in must have missed your knitting dearly! Your new patterns are lovely as always....sure to be a winner and the little bags are a perfect addition too!
    Happy New Week,
    Susan x

  6. Oh dear! So sorry to read about your accident - what a frustrating time you must have had. Glad you are now on the mend- the new dolls are very cute!

  7. These are just adorable. Can't wait to knit some!

  8. They are sooooo cute have just ordered the pattern. So sorry to hear about your accident glad that you are on the mend1

  9. I've been stopping by regularly and was wondering what had happened to you... glad to hear you are on the mend. Missed seeing your new creations. Welcome Back! You were missed....

  10. Sorry to hear about your poor wrist Eli, but so glad to have you back blogging. Love your new patterns, especially the Jolly Dollies. 'Jolly Cold' is just delightful.

  11. Wow, oh wow!! The patterns are so wonderful! And I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist. I feel your pain, as I broke my arm at the wrist four years ago this December. Not being able to crochet was awful. It was my left wrist (I'm right handed) but I was amazed at how much my left hand does when I crochet :-)

    I'm so glad to see you are back, and knitting, and hopefully well-healed. Take good care, and thank you so much for another fantastic pattern.


  12. So sorry to hear about your mishap and I am glad to hear you are doing better. I can imagine all the dollies took good care of you while you were on the mend. I am partial to the dolly head bag. It is very cute!

  13. I knew something must be wrong,I'm so happy for you that you are mending and back to share your beautiful things with us.

    x x x

  14. What a beautiful new dolls!! I particulary like Jenny's cheeks, so lovely. Your blog always makes me smile, thank you so much!

  15. I have just finished Jenny and her Jolly Dolly it is on my blog she was a real treat to knit!


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