Oh, Susanna

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64
: 2 balls of No. 25 Crystal Blue, and
J. & P. COATS or CLARK'S O.N.T. PEARL COTTON, Art. A. or B.19, Size 5: 1 ball of No. 37 Dk. Lavender, and
CLARK'S O.N.T. BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.4, Size 50: 1 ball of White.
A few yards each of Shaded Pink and Nile Green Mercerized Crochet.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 7 and No. 12.
2 snap fasteners. ... A doll 7 ½ inches tall; waist 4 ¾ inches.

SKIRT ... Starting at waist with Blue and No. 7 hook, make a chain to reach loosely around doll's waist. 1st rnd: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Join with sl st to top of starting chain. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join. 4th and 5th rnds: Ch 3, * dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th rnd: Work as for 2nd rnd. 7th and 8th rnds: Work as for 4th and 5th rnds. Repeat 2nd rnd until Skirt measures 4 inches in all. Next 2 rnds: Work as for 4th and 5th rnds. Continue working as for 2nd rnd until Skirt measures 5 inches in all. Break off.

BODICE ... 1st row: Attach Blue to opposite side of starting chain at waist, ch 3, dc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd and 3rd rows: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. Break off at end of 3rd row.

BODICE TRIM ... With Lavender make a chain 1 ½ times the width around shoulders. 1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Break off. Gather both long edges to fit around shoulders. With Lavender make another strip 6 inches long. Gather slightly and sew to front of dress. Sew shoulder piece in place.

SCALLOPS ... With Lavender make a chain 19 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch, draw up a loop in each of next 3 ch, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Make another strip of scallops 24 inches long.

RUFFLE ... With White and No. 12 hook, make a chain 19 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 5, skip next 2 ch. Repeat from * across, having a number of loops divisible by 3. Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Ch 6, turn. 3rd row: Sc in first loop, * ch 2, sc in next loop, (pull loop on hook out to measure 14 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, sc in same loop—knot st loop made) 3 times; ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 6, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, make 3 knot st loops in next loop, ch 2, dc in next loop. Ch 1, turn. 4th row: Sc in first dc, * make 1 knot st, (sc in knot at center of next knot st loop, ch 5) twice; sc in knot at center of next knot st loop, make 1 knot st, sc in next ch-6 loop. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 5th row: Sc in first sc, * ch 5, sc in next sc, (ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook—picot made—ch 3, sc in next loop) twice; ch 3, picot, ch 3, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Make another ruffle 24 inches long.

HANDKERCHIEF ... With White, ch 17. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 5, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 5, turn. 2nd to 5th rows incl: Repeat 2nd to 5th rows incl of Ruffle.

HAIR BAND ... With Lavender make a chain long enough to reach around head.

FLOWER ... With Green Mercerized Crochet and No. 12 hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 6, sc in same ch) twice. Break off. Attach Pink to same ch and make 4 more loops the same way. Break off.

Make a flower for the base of each scallop and 4 for band on hair. Sew snap fasteners to back opening. Sew scallops, ruffles and flowers in place. Gather inner edge of handkerchief and tie to wrist.

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