November 19, 2008

Scrap Book Friend Doll Free Crochet Pattern


Scrapbooking Friend Doll Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS NEEDED:

1 skein TLC Amore yarn in White and Red Velvet, H hook, needle to take yarn, needle and thread, 3-1\4” tall porcelain doll head with arms, stuffing, small amount foam board, small amount illustrator’s board or thick cardboard, 12-1\2” piece of 1\4” thick dowel, craft glue, 5 round Velcro fasteners and 35-7 X 14mm teardrop pearls.

Gauge: 4 sc = 1", 4 sc rows = 1"

DRESS:
RND 1: With Red velvet and H hook ch-20, sl st to from a ring, ch-1, sc in ea ch around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (20 sts)

RND 2-3: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 4: Sk 1st st, sc next 9 sts, sk next st, sc last 9 sts, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (18 sts)

RND 5: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 6: (Sk next st, sc next 5 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)

RND 7: Rep rnd 5.

RND 8: (Sk next st, sc next 4 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)

RND 9-10: Rep rnd 5.

RND 11-12: (2 sc next st, sc next st) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (18 sts)(27 sts)

RND 13: Rep rnd 5.

RND 14: Sc next 2 sts, (2 sc next st, sc next 4 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (32 sts)

RND 15-43: Rep rnd 5. At the end of rnd 43 fasten off.

Glue top of dress around doll head at shoulders, let dry.


DRESS BOTTOM:
With white and H hook ch-4, sl st to from a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 8 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)

RND 2-4: (2 sc next st, sc next st) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)(18 sts)(27 sts)

RND 5: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.

Cut a piece of illustrator’s board or thick cardboard smaller than the bottom just made. Place the dowel inside, top of doll’s head for added strength. Place stuffing inside the porcelain head to hold dowel in place. Stuff dress and sew bottom to the bottom of the dress inserting cardboard as you sew.

SLEEVES (MAKE TWO):

With Red velvet and H hook ch-4, sl st to from a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 8 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)

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

RND 3-6: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 7-9: (Sk next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)(8 sts)(6 sts)

RND 10: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.

Glue top of arm inside ea sleeve.

SLEEVE CAP (MAKE TWO):

ROW 1: With white and H hook ch-7, sl st 5th ch from hook, sk next ch, ch-4, sl st in last ch, turn.

ROW 2: Ch-4, sl st next lp, ch-4, sl st sa lp, ch-4, sl st next lp, turn.

ROW 3: Ch-4, sl st next lp, ch-4, sl st sa lp, (ch-4, sl st next lp) twice, turn.

RND 4: (Ch-4, sl st next lp) across, turn.

RND 5: * Ch-3, sl st next lp, (ch-3, sl st sa lp) twice, * rep bet ** across, fasten off.
With needle and thread, sew sleeve cap to sleeves. Glue ea completed sleeve to doll at shoulders and let dry. With needle and thread, sew 5 teardrop pearls evenly across the bottom of ea sleeve cap making certain to sew one pearl at ea end.

BASE (MAKE TWO):

With Red and H hook rep rnd 1-5 of dress bottom, do not fasten off.

RND 6: Sc next 2 sts, (2 sc next st, sc next 4 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (32 sts)

RND 7: (2 sc next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (40 sts)

RND 8: * Sc next 7 sts, (sc, ch-2, sc) next st, * rep bet ** around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (45 sts)

RND 9-12: Sc ea st to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch-2, sc) ea ch-2 sp, around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. At the end of rnd 12 fasten off. (55 sts)(65 sts)(75 sts)(85 sts)

Cut a piece of foam board to fit just inside base sections. With needle and yarn sew the two base piece tog, inserting foam board as you sew.

SECTIONS (MAKE 5 RED AND 5 WHITE):

ROW 1: With yarn and H hook ch-2, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (3 sts)

ROW 2: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn.

ROW 3-4: 2 sc 1st st, sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)(5 sts)

ROW 5-6: Rep row 2.

ROW 7-8: Rep row 3-4. (6 sts)(7 sts)

ROW 9-10: Rep row 2.

ROW 11-12: Rep row 3-4. (8 sts)(9 sts)

ROW 13-14: Rep row 2.

ROW 15-16: Rep row 3-4. (10 sts)(11 sts)

ROW 17-18: Rep row 2.

ROW 19-20: Rep row 3-4. (12 sts)(13 sts)

ROW 21-22: Rep row 2.

ROW 23-24: Rep row 3-4. (14 sts)(15 sts)

ROW 25-26: Rep row 2.

ROW 27-28: Rep row 3-4. (16 sts)(17 sts)

ROW 29: Rep row 2. At the end or row 29 fasten off.

Cut five pieces of illustrator’s board or cardboard to fit inside section. Sew a white section to a red section with needle and yarn inserting cardboard as you sew. You will make five of these. Line up the long bottom section to one side of base and sew tog, rep around base.

HOLDING TABS (MAKE 5):

ROW 1: With Red and H hook ch-4, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (3 sts)

ROW 2-10: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. At the end of row 10 fasten off.

With needle and yarn sew one end of the tab to inside section about 5” down from the short end. Cut 3 round Velcro fasteners in half. With needle and thread sew the soft side to the red tab and the lp side to the corresponding spot on ea section.

Cut 2 more round Velcro fasteners in half, these and the left over one from above, with needle and thread sew the soft half to the inside top of ea section.

With needle and yarn sew the doll to the center of the base. With a pin, make where ea section hit the doll. Sew lp side of the Velcro at ea point, removing pins.

DRESS\BASE TRIM (MAKE 5):

1ST FLOWER: With white and H hook, ch-8, sl st to from a ring, ch-1, sc in ring, *ch-4, 2 trc cl, ch-4, sc in ring, * 4 times, fasten off.

2ND FLOWER: Join white in sc bet 2 bottom petals of flower just made, ch-8, sl st in sa sc, ch-1, sc in ring, * Ch-4, 2 trc cl, ch-4, sc in ring, * rep bet ** 3 times, fasten off.

3RD-5TH FLOWER: Join white in bottom petal cl, ch-8, sl st sa st, ch-1, sc in ring, * ch-4, 2 trc cl, ch-4, sc in ring, * rep bet ** 3 times, fasten off.

With needle and thread sew a single teardrop pearl in ea hole of ea petal. Tack the sections tog at 1st flower, petal to petal making along row. With pins, place the trim around the doll making sure the trim covers ea open section in the base. Tack in place.


Great gift idea for the scrap book lover you know.

It looks more complicated than it really is. Mostly it is crocheting basic shapes, trims and then sewing it all together.

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5 comments:

suzon0057@msn.com said...

Bonjour,

Le modèle est magnifique. je vais le traduire en français. Merci pour les explications. Gros bisous et bonne année.
Hello, excuse me for my english. The pattern is beautifull, I would like too tanslate it in french. Thancks for the explains. Big Kiss and Good Year

Donna's Crochet Designs said...

I'm flattered, but please remember to link the pattern back to the original source, Donna

KF said...

Thats a gorgeous dress!!!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Student of Scripture said...

What is the term sa used in the sleeve caps refer to?


e.g.
ROW 2: Ch-4, SL st next loop, ch-4, SL st sa loop, ch-4, SL st next loop, turn.

Thank you! Gorgeous dress!

Donna's Crochet Designs said...

Sa = Same
I know it's confusing and I've stopped using it.