August 25, 2007

Free Lilac Tassel Doll Crochet Pattern


LARGE TASSEL DOLL WITH STAND
MATERIALS NEEDED:
Baby wt yarn in White and Lavender, size E hook or hook to obtain gauge, 70mm porcelain doll head and hands, 5” diameter wooden circle, one 1-1\2” wooden wheel, 14” of 1\4” diameter dowel, antique gold paint, craft glue. 3” X 10” piece of cardboard and 3 charms.

Gauge: 6 sc = 1", 6 sc rows = 1"

STAND:
Glue wheel to the center of the wood circle and let dry. Paint it and the dowel antique gold. After the paint is dry, glue dowel in center hole of wheel.

BODICE:
RND 1: With lavender and E hook ch-36, sl st to from a ring, ch-1, sc in ea ch around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (36 sts)

RND 2-4: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 5: (Sc dec next 2 sts tog as 1, sc next 7 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (32 sts)

RND 6: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 7: (Sc dec next 2 sts, sc next 6 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (28 sts)

RND 8: Rep rnd 6.

RND 9: (Sc dec next 2 sts, sc next 5 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (24 sts)

RND 10-13: Rep rnd 6.

RND 14: (2 sc next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

RND 15: Rep rnd 6.

RND 16: (2 sc next st, sc next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (40 sts)

RND 17-23: Rep rnd 6. At the end of rnd 23 fasten off.

Glue top of bodice around doll head.

SLEEVE (MAKE TWO):
With lavender and E hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 14 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (14 sts)

RND 2-15: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 16: (Sc dec next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (7 sts)

RND 17: Sc next st, (sc dec next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)

RND 18: (Ch-6, sl st next st) around, fasten off.
Insert hand.

COAT:
ROW 1: With white yarn & E hook ch-35, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch, ch-1, turn. (34 sts)

ROW 2: Sc 1st st, (ch-4, sk 2 sts, sc next st) across, ch-1, turn.

ROW 3-5: Dc 1st st, sl st to next lp, ch-4, * (sc, ch-2, sc) next lp, ch-4 *, rep bet ** across ending with sl st last lp, dc last st, ch-1, turn.

ROW 6: 2 dc next dc, work 3 dc in ea lp to last dc, 2 dc last dc, ch-1, turn. (28 sts)

ROW 7: (Dc dec next 2 sts, dc next 5 sts) across, ch-1, turn. (24 sts)

ROW 8: Dc 1st st, (ch-4, sk 1 st, sc next st) across to last st, dc last st, ch-1, turn.

ROW 9-11: Dc 1st st, ch-4, * (sc, ch-2, sc) next lp, ch-4 *, rep bet ** across to last st, dc last st, ch-1, turn.

ROW 12-14: Rep rows 3-5. At the end of row 14 fasten off.

COAT EDGING:
With white and E hook join in 1st st of row 1, ch-3, working in the end of ea row, 2 dc sa row as beg ch-3, 3dc end ea row across, fasten off.
Rep for other side of coat.
Glue coat around top edge of bodice making sure to center front opening. Glue at waist.

COAT SLEEVES (MAKE TWO):
With white and E hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 15 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)

RND 2: Sc 1st st, * ch-4, sk 2 sts, sc next st *, rep bet ** around ending with ch-4, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 3-9: Sc 1st sc, sl st to next lp, ch-4, * (sc, ch-2, sc) next lp, ch-4 * rep bet ** around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 10: Place bodice sleeve inside coat sleeve stretching to fit but not including last rnd lp edging, sc 1st st, sc in ea ch-4 lp around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.
After rep for other sleeve, flatten finished sleeve at the top and glue to the coat making sure to cover shoulder of doll head.

FINISHING:
Wrap lavender yarn around piece of cardboard 125 times. Make the tassel by cutting a length of yarn and tying to the top of the lp yarn. Measure down 2” from center tie, wrap another piece of yarn around tassel several times and knot to secure. Slide tassel over dowel, trying to center. Slide doll head with coat over dowel until head reaches top of dowel. Glue charms to center of coat and at sleeve and hair if you like
Bodic detail (above) and Stand (below)
I've always like the looks of tassel dolls, but never knew exactly how to display one so I can up with this quick little stand.
What I like best about it is how you don't need any wood working skill to make one.
Everything was found at my local craft store and best of all, all it took was glue to put it together!









1 comment:

wvdragon said...

I have a porcelain half-doll pincushion that needs to be redressed. You gave me a good idea here. Maybe she can be remade into a tassel doll. I have a passion for tassels anyway; it seems like a natural match! Thanks for the inspiration.
Cindy in WV