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I got a mannaquin for Christmas–yeah! We finally got it put together last night. My daughter Selma wanted to name it Barbie, but I decided to call her Amanda.

Amanda’s wearing the first modular crochet garment I’ve created… No great creativity here–I followed Ms. Copeland’s schematic pretty closely because I wanted to learn the process. It’s made with aoubt 1 1/2 skeins of Wool-Ease. The vest came together quickly and easily–about two evening’s work. I love how the ribbing hugs the body. It’s a little short vest meant to be worn over a shirt–but I Amanda looks cute with it as is… It might look nice with just a cami underneath too… I’ll have to try that.

I may make a modular dress next for Selma… Copeland has a great tip for making a fitted bodice with a less fitted skirt–she just does the top of the dress in ribbed single crochet and the skirt in half-double or double crochet.

Thanks to everyone who’s been sending me their great modular crochet project links. I’ll try and get some more up here soon.

Here’s a link to a poncho Dee (of Crochet with Dee) made published using the modular concept.

I’ve written some notes at crochetville about how I went about making the vest… I believe you have to be a member to read it, but signing up is easy and it’s a great group!

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5 thoughts on “Meet Amanda…

  • January 17, 2006 at 6:38 am

    Very cool vest! And pleased to meet you Amanda!!

  • January 17, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Looks Great!! I have a hard time following scematics! lol
    Well done!

  • January 17, 2006 at 9:23 am

    beautiful vest….and name for the mannequin!

  • January 17, 2006 at 11:36 am

    That book sounds so cool, I have heard so many great things about it. The vest turned out beautiful!

  • January 17, 2006 at 11:37 am

    Hey Amy! Isn’t modular crochet the bomb! I bought the book back in the 70s when it was first published; glad I still have it considering how much people are selling it used. This is a book that should be in print. I’ve done a thousand (or so it seems) modular pieces – check out the General Portfolio photo album at my blog. Your vest is perfect! Tell Amanda I said she wears it well.

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