YARN: 1-ounce of 3-ply Baby Yarn, Baby Pompadour or Nylon
CROCHET HOOK: 1-steel #0
8-inch Character Doll
Colored sequins and beads for trimming
DRESS: Starting at the neck edge, make a loose chain of 21 sts; turn, 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 2 d c in each remaining chain sts (36 sts). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: 1 d c in next 6 sts, ch 3, skip 5 sts, 1 d c in next 12 sts, ch 3, skip 5 sts, 1 d c in next 6 sts, 1 d c in top of turning ch-3. Chain 3, turn. 3rd row: 1 d c in next 6 sts, 3 d c over ch-3 space, 1 d c in next 12 sts, 3 d c over ch-3 space, 1 d c in next 6 sts, 1 d c in top of chain. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: 1 d c in each st across row. Join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Note: Work will be done in rounds now, (skirt). 1st round: Ch 4, make a d c in same place as the ch-4, pulling up the loop ¾-inch; 2 d c in each of the remaining sts, join round. 2nd and 3rd rounds: Repeat 1st round. Join round and break yarn. Fasten off.
SLEEVES: Tie yarn at the underarm edge, chain 3; make 13 d c around armhole; join round with a slip st. Ch 3. 2nd round: Work 1 row of d c—decreasing 1 st on the row. 3rd round: Repeat 2nd round. 4th and 5th rounds: Make 1 d c in each st. Join round. Break yarn and fasten off. Make the other sleeve the same way.
HAT: Chain 6, join to form a ring. 1st round: Ch 4, make 31 d c into the ring, pulling up the sts to ¾-inches. Join round. 2nd round: Ch 4, working thru the back loop of the sts on row below—make 1 d c in each st around. Join. 3rd round: Ch 1, 1 s c in each st working thru both loops. Join round. Break yarn. Now make 1 row of slip st at top of hat, picking up the remaining loop.
FINISHING: Make a large pompom for top of hat. Two smaller ones for the shoes. Glue these two on. Make a pair of panties with ribbon. Sew sequins on as in illustration. Run a narrow ribbon thru at the waist line and tie in a bow.
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