Petites Showdown: Hasbro LPS vs. Takara

Written on June 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Petites are genuinely not part of the Blythe hobby that caught my eye at first. When I first started collecting Blythe and being active in the community, my emphasis and eye was on the Neos. They were bigger than Petites, and had the pull string, and honestly I just didn’t think much of Petites at all. Sure, I got my hands on a couple of Hasbro LPS Petites, but then I never did much with them. Creating for them was a pain because they are just so small that I felt like I was going cross-eyed attempting to knit for them. Tiny arm holes are not my favourite thing to do.

It really wasn’t until Lark that I gave Petites a second look. Lark is different, of course, as she is customized. At the same time, I remembered that there was a nursing-themed Petite out there and couldn’t for the life of my remember what she was called. And I eventually tracked her down, and bought her – Intensive Care (a.k.a. Chickadee).

If I were to compare a stock LPS and a stock Takara Petite, I would say that they’re very, very similar.

Both are the same size, very much similar facial features, but I find that the Takara’s features are smaller than the LPS’s. Smaller head, smaller eyes, smaller nose and mouth, smaller ears, and smaller hands.


The LPS lacks some features that come standard with Takara – their eyes don’t move and their legs aren’t bendy, although I didn’t know the second feature was a feature with Takara until I got my own.

I think they both have their charms. LPS Petites are certainly more affordable, especially in the North American market, as they were mass produced and easily accessible in a large variety of stores that carried Littlest Pet Shop. Compared to Takara Petites, LPS are still more affordable (and you’re more likely to stumble on them in a thrift store than you are the Takara Petites). Takara Petites are often more expensive, and were much more limited in production so they’re just more costly. That isn’t to say that they’re not cute, because I do think that I would like another Takara Petite in the future. I’m quite fond of the fact that they have ‘sleep’ eyes and I find it makes them even more endearing.

Do you collect Petites? Do you prefer LPS or Takara Petites more?

This is Chickadee

Written on May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm by Michelle
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I finally unboxed my Intensive Care Petite and I’m so happy about it. While I’d love to give her a change of clothes, it appears as though her hat is firmly stuck on. There’s quite a thick piece of plastic that seems to be holding her hat on, and it seems to go through her scalp. So she will remain in her outfit indefinitely, at least for the time being – and here some Chickadee spam!



A Petite Family

Written on April 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm by Michelle
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This is Pipsqueak, Shrimp, and Lark (from left to right) – the littlest of my Blythe collection. The tiniest of the tiny – two are LPS Petites, one is a Sirenita custom Takara Petite. I really don’t have any other clothes for them – I should work on that.

And then there is Intensive Care – who is still in her box and still without a name. I should work on that as well! But to fit in with the others, I do think she needs a “small” name as well, any thoughts?


Do you have any Petites in your Blythe family – either Hasbro’s LPS or Takara? What have you named them?

Crochet Petite Toque and Scarf [Free Pattern]

Written on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Supplies Needed

  • 4.00mm/US G-6 crochet hook
  • Small amount of sock yarn (good project for remnants!)
  • Yarn/darning needle
  • Scissors

2 st per 1 cm

Pattern Notes
Total number of stitches that you should have at the end of each round is mentioned in the parentheses at the end of each round.

sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch

Toque Directions
Round 1: Crochet 6 sc in a magic ring (6).
Round 2: *2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (12).
Round 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (18).
Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (24).
Round 5-9: Work even in sc (24).
Round 10: Work even in sl st (24).
Fasten off, tuck in ends.

Scarf Directions
Chain 16 (or as long as you want – 1 ch is the turning chain)
Sc across (15).
Fasten off, tuck in ends.

Notes on Pattern Use
This pattern may be used for personal or commercial use provided that full credit is given to for the pattern (please include a link to the website or pattern page in your sales description). This pattern is not for mass-production manufacturing. You may not sell, republish, repost or claim the pattern as your own. If you have any questions regarding these terms, please email Michelle at