MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 2 balls of Dark Ecru for Susan and
J. & P. COATS CROCHET CORD, 1 ball of Dark Orange for Susan's hair.
J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Six Strand Embroidery Floss, 1 skein each of Black and Red.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 4.
1 yard of ribbon.
⅜ yard of white cotton material.
½ of polka dot material.
GAUGE: 6 sc make 1 inch; 6 rnds make 1 inch.
Use a double thread throughout.
BODY ... Ch 10. 1st rnd: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; work along other side of chain, making sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch (21 sc). 2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat the 2nd rnd until piece measures 2 inches in all. On next rnd, inc 6 sc evenly apart - to inc, make 2 sc in 1 sc (27 sc). Work without increasing until Body measures 5 inches in all. Break off.
Stuff Body very firmly with cotton, batting and sew up opening.
NECK AND HEAD … Ch 10. Join. 1st rnd: Sc in each ch around. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Sc in each sc around. Place 2 markers each 5 sc apart to indicate sides of face. On next 4 rnds inc 2 sc over each marker - to inc 2 sc, make 2 sc in each of 2 adjacent sc.
Work without increasing until piece measures 2½ inches in all. On each of the next 3 rnds, dec 2 sc over each marker - to dec 2 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc twice. Break off after the last rnd.
Sew up Head opening and stuff Neck and Head very firmly. Sew Neck to Body.
ARM (Make 2) … Ch 3. Join. 1st rnd: 6 sc in ring. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc). 3rd rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat 3rd rnd until Arm measures 6 inches in all. Break off. Stuff firmly and sew to Body.
Thread a needle with Dark Ecru and make a Thumb by sewing 2 sides of hand tightly together for 4 rnds ¼ inch in from side.
LEG (Make 2) … Ch 3. Join. 1st rnd: 6 sc in ring. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc). 3rd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (18 sc). 4th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat the 4th rnd until Leg measures 7½ inches in all. Break off. Stuff firmly and sew to Body.
SHOES … With Black Six Strand, ch 3. Join. Work exactly as for Leg until 5 rnds are completed, then ch 10 for Shoe strap. Break off. Sew to bottom of Leg. Thread a needle with Ecru and make ankle ¾ inch up from Shoe by sewing the front and back of Leg tightly together for 1 row. Sew strap across front of ankle.
HAIR ... Cut a piece of paper 2¾ x 14 inches. Cut 92 strands of Dark Orange each 14 inches long and place them adjacent to each other across paper. Cut another piece of paper and place it over the threads just cut. Make 2 rows of machine stitching across the center of these 2 papers, thus joining threads to make a center part. Sew part to center of Head. Braid each side and tie a bow of ribbon to each braid.
With Black, embroider eyes in satin stitch. With Red, work mouth in outline stitch.
Susan will measure approximately 15½ inches when completed. Make clothes in proportion. Slip, dress and apron are made from straight pieces of material. The dress is made from the polka dot material with a full skirt which is shirred onto the waist. Waist is open down the back and may be closed with snap fasteners, or tied with ribbons. Slip and apron are made from white cotton material. The slip has a piece of lace sewn to lower edge. The top of the apron is gathered in to a narrow piece of eyelet beading. Draw a ¼-inch strip of the polka dot material through eyelets and tie in back of Susan. A similar piece of eyelet beading is sewn to bottom of apron and a strip of polka dot material drawn through eyelets.
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