When I was a very little girl I had a cute little purse that could be converted into a bed for a baby doll. I remember loving the purse so much. Unfortunately, my little guy isn’t interested in purses or baby dolls. But, thankfully, my cousin just happens to have a little girl just the right age for little baby dolls.
This little project is a kit from Mary Maxim. It came with the little doll, the pattern, and a ball each of two different types of Mary Maxim yarn. (Sorry, I didn’t keep the labels.) The kit is available in both kit and crochet version here, and in a more subdued, slightly different version here.
The little doll has removable clothing. Although, it is a tight fit and I think the snap on the back of the top will be difficult for little fingers to manage. Still, it looks so cute!
Best of all, it gathers up into a little purse to carry around.
The little girl I gave it to seemed to love it. She carted around the little baby the whole evening, and seemed to delight in showing it to people (often in exchange for a bite of their food). It is so nice to be able to share things I loved from my childhood with the younger generation.