Here Comes the Bride Doll – Vintage Crochet

Do you have a doll with crocheted clothes, right on its body?

Marlene’s cousin made many of these bride dolls and I photographed hers when we were in Hardy. Virginia,

There is a 1951 pattern available for $1.49

Would like to make a gallery of vintage crochet dolls and their clothes if you want to share a pic or two.

Joanne, i know you have that poodle! ย Are people still creating these? Share your photos.

bride doll crochet

Look what just arrived from Omaha! ย  Joanne sent her Poodle crocheted by Aunt Angie

14 thoughts on “Here Comes the Bride Doll – Vintage Crochet

  1. my husband’s grandmother used makes these – and we have some in the attic – I will try and share a photo later on – but your shot is very cool here – and I do not know of anyone who makes them still – but they are special…

      • thanks for saying that – and I am easing back into wordpress – and I mis the community very much – and miss you too.
        in fact, was thinking of you twice today (seriously) when I had a long drive and saw various workers. I almost took a few photos – but it was not the time. (but I did get some doors… hah!) anyhow, I will be back soon to catch up on your workers’ posts.

  2. Aunt Angie used to crochet poodles that served as a wine bottle cover. I kept ours in the cupboard and twice a year when Aunt Angie was coming for holiday dinner I would say to the kids “go get the poodle” , and we would put it on display on the sideboard. It quite pleased her to see it there. Ruth, I’ll send you a photo to post.

  3. I have a doll with a crocheted dress that my grandmother made. Also I cousin in Michigan made the poodle covers. I think I actually still have the pattern someplace. Those outfits are so fine to do. I don’t have the patience to do them. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Now that takes me down memory lane.
    I had all but forgotten that one of my aunts used to make dolls with dresses that were intended to be placed over a spare roll of toilet paper. They weren’t brides but each one was in a fancy dress. I think mine may have been purple.
    Good old Aunt Emma. She so enjoyed making them. Arthritis and old age prevents her from making them now. She was also the one aunt among all my relatives who knew everybody’s birthdays and until a few years ago, as regular as clockwork, you could rely on receiving a card in the mail with birthday greetings from Uncle Alfred and her. Christmas cards too. So thoughtful.
    Not sure whatever happened to my doll. It somehow didn’t make the move when I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I completely forgot about it until I read this post which has taken me down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.

    • I love reading about your Aunt Emma. Thanks for sharing.
      I’m glad the post triggered this happy memory ๐Ÿ™‚
      My friend with the poodle said she had the TP -lady- in- a- dress cover, too. Unfortunately, not anymore. Hope someone has a photo of one to share with us.

  5. This is some beautiful work, Ruth. The hem of the bride’s dress is quite nice.
    Zia’s MIL, whom we called Nonna, one Christmas gave my sister a complete wardrobe of crocheted clothes for her Barbie, a gift she still has today.

    • What a treasure. I wonder if the next generation will put down their devices long enough to crochet and knit and appreciate the handcrafted items.

  6. This is an intricate doll! I remember seeing one of these around the house when I was a child – I don’t know if my mom made it or bought it. And I have no idea where it is nowโ€ฆ Such craftswomanship! ๐Ÿ™‚

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