Party Girl

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 1 ball each of White and No. 4-A Mid Pink.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.

Petticoat and panties to fit doll ... A doll 8 inches tall, waist 5 inches.

SKIRT ... Starting at waist with Mid Pink, ch 49 to reach loosely around doll's waist. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 5, turn.

Now work in rnds as follows: 1st rnd: Working in back loop only, skip first sc, * tr in next sc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 4th ch of ch-5 (back opening). 2nd rnd: Ch 4, working in both loops, * tr in next sp, 2 tr in next tr, tr in next sp, tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch-4. 3rd rnd: Ch 5, working in back loop only, * skip next tr, tr in next tr, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th ch of ch-5. 4th and 5th rnds: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rnds. 6th rnd: Ch 4, working in both loops, * (tr in next sp, tr in next tr) twice; tr in next sp, 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

BODICE ... 1st row: Attach Pink to opposite side of starting chain of skirt, sc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip first sc, dc in each sc across. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: Skip first dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 8, skip next 4 dc (armhole), dc in next 20 dc, ch 8, skip next 4 dc (armhole), dc in last 10 dc. Break off.

SLEEVE ... 1st rnd: Attach White to first ch of ch-8, ch 4, 2 tr in same ch, 3 tr in each of next 7 ch, tr in side of next row, and in base of same row, tr in each free dc under arm, tr in base of next row and side of same row. Join. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 4, tr in next tr and in each tr around. Join. 4th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Work other sleeve the same way.

Now work around neck as follows: Attach White to first dc at back opening, ch 3, dc closely around neck, decreasing 2 dc at four equal places—to dec 2 dc, work off 3 dc as 1 dc. Break off.

RUFFLE ... 1st rnd: Attach Pink to any tr on last rnd of Skirt, ch 6, 2 tr tr in same tr, 3 tr tr in each tr around. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach White to any tr tr, ch 3, sc in same place, * ch 1, in next tr tr make sc, ch 3 and sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

Make a ruffle the same way in each of the free front loops on alternate rnds on Skirt. Sew snap fasteners in place at back opening.

SLIPPER (Make 2) ... 1st rnd: Starting at bottom with White, ch 12. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, 7 dc in last ch (toe end); working along opposite side of chain, dc in each ch across. Join. 2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in each sc to within center 9 sc on toe end, (dc in next sc. work off 2 dc as 1 dc) 3 times (instep); dc in each remaining sc. Join and break off. Attach White to first dc following instep, ch 3, dc in each dc around back to other side of instep, ch 7 (strap), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across strap, ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Break off. Sew strap in place. Sew a button to end of strap. Tie ribbon around hair in bow.

 

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