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Topic: Crocheted Chicky and Ball (with link to my Ball crochet pattern!)  (Read 701 times)
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« on: April 23, 2018 08:23:12 AM »

Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts I made this Chicky (NOT my own design) and Ball (my own pattern).

You can find my Ball crochet pattern in my online album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/41712598672/



If you follow my work, you might have seen Chicky before.
I made her several times over the years.
The very first time was back in 1984, when I was pregnant with my son.
The pattern came from a Dutch magazine.







I also made plenty of these balls over the years.
I used my own pattern for them. It is stuffed ball, with a bell inside.



Here they are one more time together (since I had so much fun with the photo shoot).



I hope you like them.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018 08:33:20 AM »

Aww, so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018 09:13:41 AM »

Adorable little chick and ball!  I presume your neighbors had a boy, given your choice of blue for the bird's shirt and hat?  I'm sure that the wee recipient will have some serious fun with your handmade playthings!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018 09:44:23 AM »

Nope Patraw. They had a little girl named Mona.

I'm not the kind of person to make all pink for girls and all blue for boys.
Luckily my neighbors aren't either.
I believe all colors fit both sexes.

Thanks for the compliments, Calabaza and Patraw!
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018 10:01:09 AM »

Well, that's good and I agree with you (I don't wear pink, but I do own a ridiculous amount of pink objects and I'm a guy).  The funny part is that, many years ago, blue was actually the "girl's" color and pink the "boy's"!

For example, a June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaws Infants Department said, The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl. Other sources said blue was flattering for blonds, pink for brunettes; or blue was for blue-eyed babies, pink for brown-eyed babies, according to Paoletti.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/?c=y&page=1
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018 10:26:27 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018 04:15:25 AM »

Thanks, Jennie!

Patraw, I read that article too.
I would never have thought that once pink would be the color of preference for boys.
I love it.

When my son was a year old and just able to walk on his own, I bought him a nice pink and grey checkered blouse. Like me he had pale skin and reddish blonde hair. Yet that pink shirt looked great on him.
My parents, who are old fashioned, thought I wanted to turn my son into 'one of those homosexuals'. LOL
They are still old fashioned, but no longer homophobic. I managed to talk that nonsense out of their heads. And my son turned out to be hetero, despite the little pink shirt. Darn, it didn't work! LOL
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018 04:56:15 AM »

Your yarnie projects are adorable & sure to be appreciated. That duck bum is the cutest & the colour change on the ball really great.
As for the pink-blue-homo topic, there is so much one can say about that. Yay for non-normative parenting. Kids gonna be kids, they are naturally expressive, curious, unbiased & unpredjudiced. We growed ups only need to stay out of the way of their development with our well-meaning nonsense.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018 02:33:04 PM »

Those are adorable! I'm sure that lil girl will love them.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018 12:16:46 AM »

Thanks, clm and TMT!
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