Sweet Genevieve

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MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64
: 2 balls of No. 25 Crystal Blue. A small amount each of No. 43 Dk. Yellow and No. 68 Skipper Blue, and
CLARK'S O.N.T. BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.4, Size 30: 1 ball each of White and No. 8 Blue.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 7 and No. 10.
2 pipe cleaners. ... A small piece of black velvet ribbon, ¼ inch wide. ... A few small flowers. ... 3 snap fasteners. ... A pair of long organdy pantalettes. ... A doll 11 inches tall; waist 5 ½ inches.

DRESS—Skirt ... Starting at top with Crystal Blue, ch 44 to reach loosely around doll's waist. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first loop, * ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Ch 5, turn. 3rd row: In first loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr; * ch 4, sc in next loop, ch 4, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 4, sc in last sc. Ch 5, turn. 4th row: Sc in first sp, * ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last sp. Ch 5, turn. 5th row: Skip first loop, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr; * ch 4, skip next loop, sc in next loop, ch 4, skip next loop, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 1, tr in last sc. Ch 3, turn. 6th row: Skip first sp, * sc in next sp, ch 3. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last sp. Turn. 7th row: Sc in first loop, ch 4, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr; * ch 4, skip next loop, sc in next loop, ch 4, skip next loop, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 4, sc in last loop. Join to first sc.

Now work in rnds as follows: 1st rnd: Sl st in next sp, sc in same sp, * ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join to first sc. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 4, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr; ch 4, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, dc in first sc. 3rd rnd: * Ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in top of dc. 4th rnd: Sl st in next sp, sc in same sp, * ch 4, skip next loop, in next loop make (tr, ch 2) twice and tr; ch 4, skip next loop, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, dc in first sc. Repeat 3rd and 4th rnds alternately 5 more times, then repeat 3rd rnd once more. Break off.

BODICE ... Attach Crystal Blue to first st on opposite side of chain on Skirt. 1st row: Ch 3, dc in each sp and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd and 3rd rows: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: Skip first dc, dc in each dc, increasing 8 dc evenly across—to inc 1 dc, make 2 dc in 1 dc—dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 5th row: Repeat 2nd row. 6th row: Skip first dc, dc in next 12 dc, ch 5, skip 4 dc, dc in next 17 dc, ch 5, skip 4 dc, dc in each remaining dc, dc in top of turning chain. Break off.

SLEEVE ... 1st rnd: Attach White to center dc at underarm and, using No. 10 hook, sc closely around. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. 3rd, 4th and 5th rnds: Sl st to center of next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th to 9th rnds incl: Repeat 2nd to 5th rnds incl of Skirt. 10th rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join. 11th rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, sc in each loop around. Join. 12th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Join and break off. Complete other Sleeve the same way.

TRIM ... Starting at long side with Skipper Blue, ch 98. 1st row: In 2nd ch from hook make sc and half dc, * 2 dc in next ch, 2 tr in each of next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, half dc and sc in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc and half dc in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending with half dc and sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in back loop of first sc, * ch 5, skip 1 st, sc in back loop of next st. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Sew Trim to front of Skirt as illustrated.

FLOWER (Make 3) ... Starting at center with Skipper Blue, ch 4. 1st rnd: 23 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, skip 1 dc, sc in back loop of next dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Sew to front of Skirt.

COLLAR ... Starting at neck edge with Crystal Blue, ch 50. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (49 sc). Hereafter pick up back loop only. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 5th row: Sc in next 24 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each remaining sc across. Break off and turn. 6th row: Attach Skipper Blue and sc in each sc across, making 3 sc in center sc of 3-sc group. Break off and turn. 7th row: Attach Crystal Blue and repeat last row. Repeat last 2 rows alternately 2 more times.

Sew Collar in place. Sew snap fasteners to back opening.

HAT ... Starting at center with Yellow, ch 4. 1st rnd: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 4th to 7th rnds incl: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join. 8th rnd: Repeat 2nd rnd. 9th to 12th rnds incl: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join. Break off at end of 12th rnd. Starch lightly and press. Tie velvet ribbon into a bow around crown of Hat.

PARASOL ... Starting at bottom with Blue, Size 30 and No. 10 hook, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Sc in each ch around. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 3, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join. 3rd rnd: Sl st to center of next loop, in each loop around make (sc, ch 3) twice. Join to first sc. 4th rnd: Sl st in next loop, in same loop make (sc, ch 3) twice (1 loop increased); * sc in next loop, ch 3, in next loop make (sc, ch 3) twice (another loop increased). Repeat from * around. Join. 5th rnd: Sl st in first loop, in same loop make (sc, ch 3) twice; * (sc in next loop, ch 3) twice; in next loop make (sc, ch 3) twice. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th to 9th rnds incl: Work as for last rnd, having 1 loop more between increases on each rnd. Break off at end of 9th rnd. 10th and 11th rnds: Attach White, Size 30, to loop preceding any inc loop, sc in same loop and work as for 2nd and 3rd rnds of Skirt. Join. Break off at end of 11th rnd. 12th rnd: Attach Blue to any loop, sc in same loop, * ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

FRILL ... 1st rnd: Attach Blue to any ch on starting chain, sc in same place, * ch 3, sc in next ch. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach White and repeat 3rd rnd of Parasol. Work 2 more rnds of loops without increasing. Break off at end of last rnd.

Cut 1 inch off one pipe cleaner. Twist pipe cleaners tightly, having 1 inch free at base. Slip free end of pipe cleaner through starting ring at center. Tie Blue thread securely to hold in place. Draw Blue thread through each inc-loop at top and tie in place around handle to form closed parasol. Fold around left hand at top to form handle. Paste small flowers to right hand.

PANTIES ... Work as for Clementine Doll.

PETTICOAT ... See patternbook page.


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