Normandie Doll Pattern

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Normandie Doll Pattern

For visitors arriving by ship at the ports of Le Havre and Cherbourg, Normandie represents the gateway to one of the most fabulous countries of the world. Here is a region which abounds in fame, history and interest.

To the student of history Normandie is a reminder of Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The Abbey Mont Saint Michel and the Cathedral of Notre Dame are admired by the architect as classic examples of Gothic design. Yport is a lure to the artist seeking inspiration for his brush and canvas.

Rich in history and culture Normandie also enjoys a just reputation for its charming seaside resorts; among them is the celebrated beach of Deauville. This is the Province of the beautiful Alençon Lace and the delectable Camembert cheese.

Inland are peaceful pastures where the famous Norman horses graze. Little villages with white church steeples piercing upward into the morning haze are intermingled with farm settlements. Pushing up the Seine to Paris is a steady flow of barges bringing imports of the world to the discriminating populace of the great city.


MATERIALS: D•M•C Pearl Cotton, Art. 116D, Size 5: 2 balls Turkey Red No. 321, 1 ball Black No. 310. 1 ball Peach No. 353.
D•M•C Pearl Cotton, Art. 116D, Size 8: ½ ball Lt. Emerald No. 913, ½ ball Yellow No. 307, ½ ball Red No. 350, 1 ball White.
Steel Crochet Hooks, Size 5 and Size 8.

SKIRT: The skirt is worked lengthwise in one piece with a seam in the back. With Black and Size 5 hook, ch 50. Work in sc alternating 2 rows of Black with 4 rows of Red No. 321 until there are 27 stripes of each color—break thread at each color change. Run in threads, sew seam leaving a 2" opening at top. Turn up a hem the desired size. For waistband, with Red, ch 50. Work 4 rows of sc. Gather top of skirt and sew to waistband. Close with a snap.

APRON: With Peach and Size 5 hook, ch 90. Work 4 rows of sc. Work 1 row of dc across center 24 sts increasing in every stitch. Work 17 more rows of dc. For bib, work 7 rows of sc across center 16 sts of waistband. Work each side separate with 10 rows of sc decreasing 1 stitch at center edge every other row. Work 1 row of sc around the edges of apron and bib.

HEAD-DRESS: The white head-dress is made in three pieces and with Size 8 hook. For crown, ch 3 and join. Round 1: Work 2 dc in each stitch. Continue to work in dc increasing about 6 sts in every round—to keep work flat—until there are 8 rows. For base of crown, ch 76. Work 18 rows of sc decreasing 1 stitch at each end of every other row. Work 11 rows straight. Sew back seam to make a circle. Gather crown and sew to narrow edge of circle. For front band, ch 90. Work 18 rows of sc then work 1 row of sc around all four edges. Sew band to front as shown.

SHAWL: With Green and Size 8 hook, ch 69. Work 7 rows of dc decreasing 1 stitch at each end and working 3 dc in center stitch of every row. With Yellow, work 5 rows of sc continuing the shaping at each end and at center. Embroider a little red berry with a green stem and two leaves as shown.