Mary Frances here. The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book is very dear to me because I get such joy out of knitting and crocheting. I owe it all to the Knitting People who taught me how to do needlework: Yarn Baby, Wooley Ball, Crow Shay, Knit, Knack, and a beautiful fairy named Fairly Flew. These wonderful friends taught me to crochet and knit by making doll clothes. It was a great way to learn because the garments are small—and because my dolls now have lots of beautiful, handmade clothes! Aunt Maria thought it was high time I learned needlework and now she is so proud of me. I’m constantly amazed that I can make such things from a simple strand of yarn!

I’m so excited to tell you about The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book 100th Anniversary Edition: A Children’s Story-Instruction Book with Doll Clothes Patterns for American Girl and Other 18-inch Dolls! This special anniversary edition has been completely updated for the 21st century. All of the clothing has been scaled to fit American Girl® dolls and other 18-inch dolls of today. The yarns, hooks and needles are current. There are more than 40 beautiful patterns in this book and it’s now easy for present-day people to enjoy them. Knitwear is so classic in style that these garments are just as stylish today as they were 100 years ago!

Here’s a Show-and-Tell of clothes I crocheted and knitted for my American Girl dolls!

My dolls, Angelina, Emily and Mary Marie are modeling some of their clothes!

American Girl® doll clothes made from The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book 100th Anniversary Edition

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