Miss Rio

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 2 balls of No. 49 Char­treuse Green and 1 ball each of No. 123-A Flamingo and No. 12 Black.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.

1 spool of gold metallic thread. ... A doll 8 inches tall, chest 4 ½ inches.

SKIRT ... Starting at waist with Chartreuse Green, make a chain 32 inches long (6 ch sts to 1 inch). 1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: (Thread over hook, insert hook in first dc and draw through loop, pull loop out on hook to measure ¾ inch) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (loose puff st made); * ch 1, skip 1 dc, make a loose puff st in next dc. Re­peat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: Skip first st, dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows 3 more times. Break off.

BODICE ... 1st row: Attach Black to starting chain at top of skirt and * holding back on hook last loop of each sc, make sc in next 5 sts, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (4 sc decreased). Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: * Dec 1 sc—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd to 7th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 7th row. 8th to 17th rows incl: Attach Flamingo, sc in each sc, in­creasing 3 sc evenly across on 14th and 15th rows only—to inc 1 sc, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 17th row.

SLEEVE (Make 2) ... Starting at center with Flamingo, ch 17. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Sc in each ch around. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in first sc, pull loop out on hook to measure ¾ inch, (insert hook in same place as last sc and draw a loop through, thread over and draw through 1 loop, pull this loop up to measure same as last loop) 4 times (5 loop sts made); make 5 loop sts in each sc around. Join and break off. 3rd rnd: Attach one strand each of Black and Gold to first loop st, sc in same loop, * ch 1, sc in next loop st. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Attach Flamingo to opposite side of starting chain and work to correspond with other side. Sew in place on Bodice.

TURBAN ... 1st row: With Gold make a chain 10 ½ inches long. Dc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first dc, * sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last sp and sc in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 3rd row: Skip first 2 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 4th and 5th rows: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows. Break off. Cut 12 strands of Flamingo, each 12 inches long, and weave through the first row of Gold sps. Cut 12 strands of Black, each 12 inches long, and weave through 2nd row. Cut 12 strands of Chartreuse Green, each 12 inches long, and weave through last row. Wind piece around head of doll to form turban and sew ends securely in place.

Sew up back of skirt. Sew hook and eye to waistband and 2 snap fasteners to Bodice ½ inch apart. Trim turban with fruit.

PETTICOAT AND PANTIES ... See patternbook page.

 

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