That said, the projects are adorable. You get not only the doll with a variety of costumes and accessories, but also props like a suitcase with a blanket and pillow, a basket, a cake and cupcakes, a camera and a schoolbag. You also get amigurumi pets such as a toy bear, a penguin and little fish. I don't foresee many little fishes in my doll world unless my dragons like to eat them, but I can't wait to try the bear and penguin.
I decided to make a test garment to check for size and also to see how well I could follow the instructions. I selected the sweater, as it forms the basis for coats and dresses, and started with Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 crochet thread and a size B (2.25mm) crochet hook. Bad choice. The sweater, like many of the other garments, is crocheted in the round, but no matter how many times I tried, I couldn't keep my chain straight as I worked the foundation row so that I consistently ended up with my slip knot one row above my hem. Undaunted, I switched to Aunt Lydia's Fashion 3 crochet thread and a size D (3mm) crochet hook. It wouldn't give me the size I ultimately wanted, but at least I would be able to see what I was doing. After getting the same results several more times, I gave up working in the round and decided to make a sweater that would close via buttons or a Velcro strip.