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April 6, 2022

Yolanda Jordan, crochet doll designer of My Pretty Brown Doll, blogger and author

Yolanda Jordan, crochet doll designer of My Pretty Brown Doll, blogger and author

Yolanda shares her fond memories of learning how to crochet from her Great Aunt when she was 7 years old. She also explains how and why she went from crocheting scarves and hats to crocheting her amazing brown dolls. 

Her first published book, “My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll That Looks Like You” is on the market.  It is the first pattern book for making unique, customizable African-American crocheted dolls.

We also talk about her journey as the first African-American woman to author and publish a book of this kind; what it was like, what she has to share, and how she can help others along their path.


Join us for a delightful and powerful conversation with Yolanda Jordan of “My Pretty Brown Doll”.  Yolanda specializes in crocheted brown dolls with natural hairstyles.  Listen at  https://www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts.html

Yolanda shares her fond memories of learning how to crochet from her Great Aunt when she was 7 years old. She also explains how and why she went from crocheting scarves and hats to crocheting her amazing brown dolls. 

Her first published book, “My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll That Looks Like You” is on the market.  It is the first pattern book for making unique, customizable African-American crocheted dolls.

We also talk about her journey as the first African-American woman to author and publish a book of this kind; what it was like, what she has to share, and how she can help others along their path.

You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myprettybrowndoll​ and on Instagram @myprettybrowndoll

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Yolanda Jordan, author of My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll that Looks Like You. Profile Photo

Yolanda Jordan, author of My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll that Looks Like You.

Yolonda Jordan is the doll designer behind My Pretty Brown Doll where she specializes in crochet brown dolls with natural hair hairstyles. She is also the author of My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll that Looks Like You.

It is the first published pattern book for making unique, customizable African-American crochet dolls of its kind. She is also the writer behind the blog My Crochet Life where she shares a behind-the-scenes look at how she runs her crochet business full time and motivates other creatives to create an additional stream of income from their creative work. ​

​Yolonda learned how to crochet from her Great Aunt when she was seven years old and started her first crochet business in November 2011 with Don't Get it Twisted Crochet then made the decision in January of 2016 to focus on doll making and her blog.

In addition to the crochet business, Yolonda is a boy mom one who will be 21 and one who will be 1 this year. Bio submitted by Yolonda Jordan.