South of the Border

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 1 ball each of White and No. 126 Spanish Red.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 5.

A doll 8 inches tall, chest 4 ½ inches.

SKIRT ... Starting at waist with Spanish Red, ch 29 loosely to reach around doll's waist. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sl st in first sp, ch 5, make 3 loose tr (to measure ¾ inch) in same sp, * ch 1, 4 loose tr in next sp. Repeat from * across. Ch 5, turn.

Now work in rnds as follows: 1st rnd: Skip first tr, make a loose tr in next 3 tr, * ch 1, loose tr in next 4 tr. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1. Join with sl st to top of starting chain. 2nd, 3rd And 4th rnds: Work, as for last rnd, making ch 2 between tr groups on 2nd and 3rd rnds and ch 4 between groups on 4th rnd. Break off at end of 4th rnd. 5th rnd: Attach White between 2nd and 3rd tr of any tr-group on last rnd, sc in same place, * ch 3, in next sp make (loose tr, ch 2) 6 times and loose tr; ch 3, sc between 2nd and 3rd tr of next group. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 6th rnd: Attach Spanish Red to any sp, sc in same sp, * ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join. 7th rnd: Sl st in next loop, ch 8, * loose tr in next loop, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join to 5th ch of ch-8. Break off. 8th rnd: Attach White to any sp and work as for 6th rnd. Break off.

BODICE ... Attach White to first ch on opposite side of starting chain of Skirt. 1st row: Ch 3, dc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each remaining dc, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of turning chain. Break off.

RUFFLE ... 1st row: Attach White to 4th dc on last row, ch 14, skip next 8 dc, sc in next 5 dc, ch 14, skip next 8 dc, sl st in next dc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Working across chains and front of Bodice, sc in first st, * ch 3, skip next st, in next st make (loose tr, ch 3) 5 times; skip next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across. Break off. 3rd row: Attach Spanish Red to first sp, sc in same sp, * ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across. Break off.

HAT ... Starting at crown with White, ch 4. 1st rnd: 13 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join and break off. 5th rnd: Attach Spanish Red to same place as sl st, sc in same place, sc in each dc around. Join and break off. 6th rnd: Attach White to first sc, ch 3, dc in same sc, 2 dc in each sc around. Join. 7th and 8th rnds: Repeat 4th rnd. Break off at end of 8th rnd. 9th rnd: Repeat 5th rnd.

CHIN STRAP (Make 2) ... Attach Spanish Red to side of hat and make a chain 3 inches long. Break off. Make a small bow of ⅝ inch wide red rib­bon. Sew a small bunch of flowers and bow to Hat. Sew 2 snap fasteners to back opening on Bodice. Tie narrow ribbon around waist in a bow.

PETTICOAT AND PANTIES ... See patternbook page. Make a red rayon petticoat in same way.

 

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