Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64
: 1 ball each of No. 65 Beauty Pink and No. 76 Robinette, and
J. & P. COATS TATTING-CROCHET, Art. A.21, Size 70: 1 ball of No. 1 White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 7 and No. 14.
3 snap fasteners. ... A small piece of narrow turquoise ribbon. ... A doll 7 ½ inches tall; waist 4 ¾ inches.

SKIRT ... Starting at waist with Beauty Pink and No. 7 hook, make a chain slightly longer than doll's waist. 1st rnd: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 3 dc in each remaining ch across. Join with sl st to top of turning chain. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Join. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 4 inches. Break off.

BODICE ... 1st row: Attach Pink to opposite side of starting chain at waist, ch 3, dc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd to 5th rows incl: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 6th row: Skip first dc, dc in next 10 dc (for back). Ch 3, turn. 7th row: Skip first dc, dc in next 5 dc (for shoulder). Ch 3, turn. 8th row: Work as for 2nd row of Bodice. Break off. Attach Pink to opposite side of back opening and work other side to correspond.

Complete front of Bodice as follows: 1st row: Leaving the 4 dc free for armhole, attach Pink to next dc, ch 3, dc in each dc across to within last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning chain. Break off. Sew shoulders to front of Bodice.

SLEEVE ... Attach Pink to armhole at underarm. 1st rnd: Sc closely around. Join. 2nd rnd: Mark off 11 sc at top of shoulder, sc in each sc to within 11 sc, half dc in next sc, dc in next sc, tr in next 7 sc, dc in next sc, half dc in next sc, sc in each remaining sc around. Join. 3rd rnd: Make sc in each sc, half dc in each half dc, dc in each dc and 2 tr in each tr around. Join. 4th rnd: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 5th, 6th and 7th rnds: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join. 8th rnd: Ch 3, * dec 2 dc—to dec 2 dc, work off 3 dc as 1 dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 9th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Join and break off. Work other sleeve the same way.

APRON—Belt ... With Robinette make a chain 5 ½ inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * pull loop on hook out to measure ¼ inch, thread over and draw loop through, insert hook between single and double loops and draw loop through, thread over and draw through 2 loops on hook (knot st made), make another knot st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * until piece measures 5 inches. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Sc under double loop of first knot st (to right of knot), sc under double loop of next knot st (to the left of same knot), * ch 2, sc under double loop of each of the next 2 knot sts (to the right and left of the same knot). Repeat from * across. Break off.

Mark off the center nine ch-2 sps, attach Robinette to the first of these sps, ch 3 and work skirt of apron as follows: 1st row: 4 dc in same sp, 5 dc in each of the next 8 sps. Ch 3, turn. 2nd to 12th rows incl: Work as for 2nd row of Bodice. 13th row: Work as for first row of Belt, skipping 1 dc between knot st loops. Break off.

BIB ... Mark off the center 3 sps on opposite side of Belt. 1st row: Attach Robinette to the first of these sps, ch 3, dc in same sp, 3 dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp. Ch 3, turn. Work 2 more dc-rows. Break off. Attach Robinette to same sp where thread was attached for Bib and work knot-st loops closely around Bib of Apron. Break off.

STRAP (Make 2) ... Attach Robinette to a knot st loop at top corner of Bib and make a chain long enough to reach across shoulder to belt at back.

BOW ... With Robinette make a chain 5 ½ inches long. 1st row: Work as for first row of Belt, skipping 5 ch between knot st loops, ending with sc in last ch. Make 3 knot st loops. Turn. 2nd to 7th rows incl: Sc under double loop of each of first 2 knot sts (on each side of same knot), * make 2 knot sts, sc under double loop of each of next 2 knot sts. Repeat from * across. Make 3 knot sts. Turn. 8th row: Sc under double loop of first 2 knot sts, * ch 4, sc under double loop of next 2 knot sts. Repeat from * across. Break off.

SKIRT LACE ... With Tatting-Crochet and No. 14 hook, make a chain slightly longer than width of Skirt. Work exactly as for Bow until 4 rows are completed. 5th row: Sc under double loop of first 2 knot sts, * make 1 knot st, sc under double loop of next 2 knot sts. Repeat from * across. Break off.

SLEEVE LACE ... Make a chain long enough to fit around lower edge of sleeve. Work as for Skirt Lace for 2 rows. 3rd row: Work as for 5th row of Skirt Lace.

NECK LACE ... Work as for Skirt Lace for 2 rows, skipping 2 ch between first row of knot st loops.

Sew 2 snap fasteners to back of Bodice and 1 snap fastener to ends of belt. Gather center of bow and sew in place. Sew straps in place. Sew laces in place on dress. Tie ribbon in a bow at back of hair.

PETTICOAT AND PANTIES ... See patternbook page.


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