Meet Rebeckah of Rebeckah’s Treasures
I enjoy visiting Rebeckah’s Treasures and seeing what she’s been up to lately. Rebeckah, the owner, is extremely talented, kind, honest, generous, knowledgeable, a great friend, and I enjoy getting to chat with her. She is willing to share her knowledge with others, shares other crochet designer’s projects, help out when she has the time, and much more.
Tell me a little something about your personal life ~ kids, family, pets, etc.
Hubs and I are going on seven wonderful years together. He makes me smile each day and totally gets my love of crochet. Whenever he can, he brings me more yarn to add to my stash and brags about me to his friends. As a matter of fact, it was his idea/encouragement that got me to start my blog and share my crochet. We have no children yet (we are both still young), but I know when they come he will be a wonderful father too, and of course, I can’t wait to be a mom!
How long have you been crocheting?
I’ve been crocheting for 16 years. Mom taught me when I was 10.
What are your favorite items to make?
Barbie clothes and softies are my most favourite things to crochet. I have always loved crocheting for barbies ever since I first learned how. Amigurumi is a newer love. Hair accessories are also fun!
What are your favorite yarns (brands or types to work with?
I love my Circulo Clea cotton thread. There are so many amazing colours to choose from and it is perfect for making fashion doll clothes!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere! Friends, family, fans, things I see… Inspiration is all around me and often a current project will turn into several more.
How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I have been blogging over 2 years now. It will be 3 years in March. I started as a way to share what I was making and just to have some fun. It has evolved so much over these years and now I also share crochet patterns and crochet patterns I find.
What is your favorite thing about crocheting and/or blogging?
My favourite thing about crocheting is the pure enjoyment I get from creating or discovering something new. As for blogging, it’s all about connections. I love being able to meet new people who share the same interests as me. Blogging is such a great way to get together with others.
What is your favorite item on your blog at the moment?
Right now, I am in love with my Grape Ape Monkey. She’s purple, so that might have a little something to do with it and she’s stinkin’ cute! Plus, she’s a free pattern to boot.
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What would be the one piece of advice you would give to a person setting up their own blog?
Find a platform that is easy for you to understand and work with. If it is easy for you, you will love it more, and then we get to see more of your work too!
How do fellow bloggers get their patterns featured on your sites?
I do bi-weekly roundups and love featuring both free and premium/pay crochet patterns. Right now I am in the middle of an animal theme which I started in April. It has been a blast finding our favourite animals. Anyways, I have a consent form on my site. All you need to do is fill it in and check the consent box. I’ll see it and add you to my designer’s list. You can get the form HERE!
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Free Crochet Patterns (click on the image for the pattern)
THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED BY Rebeckah of Rebeckah’s Treasures, EXCLUSIVELY FOR AMERICAN CROCHET
50m of green and a small amount of red cotton thread size 10
1 – ¼” metal snap
sewing needle & matching thread
Abbreviations: US Terms Used
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
rnd – round
rep – repeat
tog – together
f/o – fasten off
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
BL – back loop
FL – front loop
Designed to fit the 5 ½” Chelsea fashion doll by Mattel, but it will also fit the 4 ½” Kelly fashion doll by Mattel. Please note: It will be a full-length dress for the smaller doll.
Skill Level: Easy
10 sc sts x 12 rows = 1 inch.
ODD row = RS
Dress is worked vertically in rows with odd rows going down and even rows going up.
Work all stitches of the dress in BL unless directed to do otherwise.
The last ch at the end of even rows is a turning ch and not counted as a st.
The last ch 5 at the end of odd rows creates a fancy edging at the bottom of the dress. There should be 24 of these ch 5 loops once the dress is complete.
Dress Instructions: Make 1
Ch 13 in green…
Row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across, ch 1, turn (12 sts).
Row 2: sl st 12, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: sl st 12, ch 23, turn (35 sts).
Row 4: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 1, turn (31 sts).
Row 5: sl st 10, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn (35 sts). * Last st is left unworked at the end of odd rows from this row onwards…
Row 6: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 3, turn (33 sts).
Row 7: sl st in the 2nd ch from hook & across the next 11 sts, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn (37 sts).
Row 8: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 3, turn (35 sts).
Row 9: sl st in the 2nd ch from hook & across the next 13 sts, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn, (39 sts).
Row 10: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 1, turn (35 sts).
Row 11: sl st 14, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn (39 sts).
Row 12: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & across the next 26 sts, ch 1, turn (27 sts). * Last 8 sts are left unworked in this row.
Row 13: sl st 6, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn (31 sts).
Row 14: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 1, turn (27 sts).
Row 15-17: rep rows 13 & 14 alternately.
Row 18: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & in each st across, ch 9, turn (35 sts).
Row 19-21: rep rows 9-11.
Row 22: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & across the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn (33 sts). * Last 2 sts are left unworked in this row.
Row 23: sl st 12, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 5, turn (37 sts).
Row 24: sl st in the 5th ch from hook & across the next 30 sts, ch 1, turn (31 sts). * Last 2 sts are left unworked in this row.
Row 25-29: rep rows 5 & 4 alternately.
Row 30-50: rep rows 6-26.
Row 51: sl st 10, sc 10, hdc 10, ch 1, turn (30 sts).
The final row will join the back-bottom half of the dress tog…
Row 52: with the RS pressed tog, line up the bottom half of the last row tog with the bottom of the chs from row 3, so that the WS is on the outside. Insert hook into the first st on row 51 & into the corresponding st that it lines up with on the bottom of row 3 – work a sc here, (insert hook into the next st on both rows – work a sc here) rep this for a total of 17 times, ch 1, f/o (18 sts).
Use either tail to sew the bottom of the overlap (rows 1-3) to the inside of the dress. Next, take a small strand of thread and sew the shoulder seams tog. Then, attach the small snap to the back of the dress.
Bow is worked in rows. The RS is not important.
The last ch at the end of rows is a turning ch and is not counted as a st.
Bow Instructions: Make 1
Ch 4 in red…
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across, ch 1, turn (3 sts).
Row 2: sc 3, ch 12, turn (14 sts).
Row 3: sl st in the BL of the 2nd ch from hook & in each across, ch 12, turn (11 sts). * Last 3 sts are left unworked for now…
Row 4: sl st in the BL of the 2nd ch from hook & in each across, sc 3 across the unworked sts from the last row, ch 1 , turn (14 sts).
Rows 5-7: sc 3, ch 1, turn, f/o at the end of the last row (3 sts).
Take the ties of the bow and wrapping each one around either side of the bow, make a knot & pull tight to get the bow’s shape. Next, take the tails of the bow and weave them to the center of the bow. Use these tails to attach the bow onto the dress. Weave in all ends.
Headband Instructions: Make 1
Ch 36 in green, sl st join to first ch made to make a circle, ch 1 (be careful you do not twist the chain)…
Rnd 1: sl st in the BL of each ch around, sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1, f/o.
Weave in all ends.
Slippers are worked in non-continuous rnds from the bottom-up.
Do not turn at the end of rnds.
Side facing you = WS.
Slipper Instructions: Make 2
Ch 7 in red…
Rnd 1: work the following in the BL of chs only – sc 2 in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc 4, sc 2 in the last ch, rotate, work the following in the unworked FL of chs only – sc 2 in the first ch, sc 4, sc 2 in the last ch, sl st join to the first st of this rnd (from here on called sl st join), ch 1 (16 sts).
Rnd 2: work this rnd in FL only – sc 16, sl st join.
Rnd 3: sc 5, sc2tog in BL, sc 2, sc2tog in BL, sc 5, sl st join, ch 1 (14 sts).
Rnd 4: sc 4, sl st, ch 2, sk 4 sts, sl st, sc 4, sl st join, ch 1, f/o (12 sts).
Weave in all ends.
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