AMERICAN THREAD "AUNT LYDIA'S"
HEAVY RUG YARN
4—70 yd. skeins Sea Blue
3—70 yd. skeins Cork
2—70 yd. skeins Yellow
Aluminum Crochet Hook Size G OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW
¼ yd. lining
Scraps Pink and Black felt Shredded Foam Rubber or Kapok 13 pkgs. Iridescent bangles (100 to pkg.)
GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch
Starting at tail with Sea Blue ch 3, 1 s c in 2nd st from hook and in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn. 2nd ROW: Work a bangle in every st across row as follows: insert hook in s c and through hole of bangle, yo and pull through bangle and st, yo and complete s c, work 2 s c in 1st st and 1 s c in each remaining st, ch 3, turn. (NOTE: Work a bangle row every other row throughout Sea Blue section). 3rd ROW: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 s c in each sc across row, ch 1, turn. 4th ROW: Dec 1 st at beg of row, 1 s c in each remaining st, ch 3, turn. Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 4 times, cut yarn. Work another section in same manner reversing all shaping. NEXT ROW: Join sections working across 16 sts. NEXT 2 ROWS: Work even. NEXT ROW: Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat last 3 rows 4 times. NEXT 14 ROWS: Work even. NEXT ROW: Dec 1 st each end. NEXT 3 ROWS: Work even.
WAISTLINE: Dec 1 st each end every other row 5 times. NEXT ROW: Inc 1 st each end; then inc 1 st each end every other row 3 times, cut yarn. Attach Cork, discontinue bangles, work 1 s c in each st, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row 7 times. SHAPE SHOULDER: Sl st across next 4 s c, ch 1, s c in next s c, 1 s c in each s c to within last 4 s c, ch 1, turn. Sl st across next 3 s c, work to within last 3 s c, ch 1, turn. Work 2 more rows even for NECK, cut yarn. Work another section same as 1st section.
HEAD: With Cork ch 2, work 8 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker beg of each round. 2nd ROUND: 2 sc in each s c. 3rd ROUND: 1 s c in next st, 2 s c in next st, repeat from beg all around. 4th ROUND: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around. 5th through 13th ROUNDS: Work even in sc. 14th and 15th ROUNDS: Dec 8 sts evenly spaced in each round. 16th ROUND: Work even, cut yarn. Fill head section with shredded foam rubber or kapok.
ARMS: (Work 2). With Cork ch 2, work 8 s c in 2nd st from hook. Do not join rounds and place a marker at beg of each round. NEXT 10 ROUNDS: Work 1 s c in each s c. NEXT ROUND: Inc 3 sts evenly spaced. Work even until arm measures 7 inches from beg, cut yarn. Fill arms with shredded foam rubber or kapok.
HANDS: Cut 4 sections from Pink felt following the hand diagram. Sew 2 sections tog, fill slightly with Kapok. Finish finger tips with small triangle of Red felt glued in place.
HAIR: Take 2 skeins Yellow. Open and cut each skein at one end. Place one skein neatly on top of the other and tie tog at center. Untwist each strand carefully. Place on top of head and sew in place allowing to drape as desired.
FACE: Cut eyebrow and eye from black felt and glue in place. Roll a scrap of Red yarn and glue in place for mouth.
FINISHING: Sew all seams leaving a 9 inch opening on right side. Sew head, hands and arms in place. Line bag.
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