Gentle Annie

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64
: 3 balls of No. 70 Blue Jewel, and
CLARK'S O.N.T. BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.4, Size 30: 1 ball of White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 7 and No. 10.
4 yards of deep rose satin ribbon, ⅝ inch wide. ... 3 small snap fasteners. ... A tiny flower. ... A doll 11 inches tall; waist 5 ½ inches.

DRESS—Skirt ... Starting at top with Blue Jewel, make a chain 6 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 4, turn. Now work in rnds, picking up back loop only: 1st rnd: Tr in first 2 sts, * 2 tr in next st (an inc), tr in next st. Repeat from * across. Join last tr to top of starting chain. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join. 4th rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next 2 tr, 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join. 5th and 6th rnds: Repeat first rnd. 7th rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next 3 tr, 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join. 8th rnd: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join. 9th rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join. 10th to 13th rnds incl: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join.

FIRST PEPLUM ... 1st rnd: Attach Blue to free loop of first sc on first row of Skirt, ch 4, tr in same st, * 3 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. 2nd to 5th rnds incl: Ch 4, tr in back loop of each tr around. Join. Break off at end of 5th rnd.

SECOND PEPLUM ... 1st rnd: Attach Blue to free loop of first tr on 4th rnd of Skirt, ch 4, 2 tr in each st around. Join. Complete as for First Peplum.

BODICE ... 1st row: Attach Blue to opposite side of starting chain on Skirt, ch 3, * holding back on hook the last loop of each dc make dc in next 2 ch, thread over and draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, increasing 8 dc evenly across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd and 4th rows: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 5th row: Inc 10 dc evenly across. Ch 3, turn. 6th row: Inc 6 dc evenly across. Ch 3, turn. 7th row: Skip first dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 10 for armhole, skip 6 dc, dc in each dc across to within last 16 dc, ch 10 for other armhole, skip 6 dc, dc in each remaining dc and in top of turning chain. Break off.

SLEEVE ... Work as for Sleeve on Sweet Genevieve Doll until 5 rnds have been completed. 6th, 7th and 8th rnds: Repeat 3rd rnd. 9th to 15th rnds incl: Repeat 6th to 12th rnds. Complete other Sleeve the same way.

Sew 3 snap fasteners to back opening. Lace ribbon through last rnd of each Peplum on Skirt. Sew ends securely.

CAPE ... Starting at top with Blue, ch 35 to measure 5 inches. 1st row: 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, 2 tr in each ch across. Ch 4, turn. 2nd and 3rd rows: Tr in each tr across, increasing 12 tr evenly across, tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 4th row: Skip first tr, tr in each tr across, tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 5th, 6th and 7th rows: Skip first tr, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next 3 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (2 tr decreased), tr in each tr across to within last 3 tr, dec 2 tr. Ch 4, turn. Break off at end of 7th row.

Lace ribbon through 4th row of tr's, sew ends securely. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each 8 inches long. Sew a piece to each side of Cape.

CAP ... Starting at long side with White, Size 30 and No. 10 hook, make a chain long enough to reach around doll's head and under chin. 1st row: Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next dc) 25 times. Turn. 3rd row: Sl st in first loop and repeat 10th and 11th rnds of Sleeves. Break off.

Make a tiny rosette of ribbon and sew to narrow edge of band. Sew flower to center of rosette. Sew a snap fastener to band. Tie remaining ribbon around waist.

PETTICOAT AND PANTIES ... See patternbook page.


Other great patterns from Presenting Dolls from Old American Songs, Book 292:

Crochet Patterns

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Sweet Genevieve
Rosie O'Grady
Nelly Gray
Gentle Annie
Lou'siana Belle
Carolina Belle
Daisy, Daisy
Nelly was a Lady
Betsy from Pike
Clementine
Chlo-e
Oh, Susanna
Juanita