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Vintage 1950s Miss Virginia Doll #577 - Crochet
A clever woman will very quickly & easily, crochet this exquisite doll with matching hat, & panties, which will become a personal favorite to keep or gift to that special person!
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, Art #A64, 3 balls of blue,
J. & P. Coats Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art. #A104, Size 30,: 1 ball of pink.
#7 & #10 Steel Crochet Hooks
Doll, 8” tall, chest 4 ½“
Hook & Eye
CH = Chain
CONT = Continue
DC = Double Crochet
DEC = Decrease
INC = Increase
HDC = Half Double Crochet
HK = Hook
LP = Loop
MEAS = Measure
REM = Remain
REP = Repeat
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
TR = Triple Crochet
Start at waist with blue & #7 hk, make ch 4 ½” long.
1ST ROW: Tr in 5th ch from hk, 2 tr in each ch across. Ch 4, turn.
NOW WORK IN RNDS AS FOLLOWS:
1ST RND: Sk 1st tr, * 2 tr in next tr [1 tr inc], tr in next tr. Rep from * across, end with 2 tr in top of ch. Join with sl st to top of ch-4.
2ND RND: Ch 4, tr in next tr, * 2 tr in next tr, tr in next 2 tr. Rep from * around. Join.
3RD, 4TH & 5TH RNDS: Work as for last rnd, have 1 tr more bet incs on each rnd.
Work without inc until skirt meas 6 ½”. Break off.
1ST ROW: Attach blue to 1st ch at waist, sc in same ch, sc in each ch across.
Ch 1, turn.
2ND THRU 5TH ROWS: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
6TH ROW: Sc in each sc, inc 4 sc evenly across [to inc 1 sc, make 2 sc in 1 sc]. Ch 1, turn.
7TH ROW: Rep 2nd row.
8TH ROW: Rep 6th row.
9TH & 10TH ROWS: Rep 2nd row. Break off at end of 10th row.
Place pin as marker at center front of Bodice.
1ST ROW: Attach blue to sc marked, sc in same sc & in next 8 sc [armhole edge]. Ch 1, turn.
2ND ROW: Sc in each sc across to within last 2 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc [1 sc dec). Ch 1, turn.
3RD ROW: Sc in each sc across, inc 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
4TH THRU 7TH ROWS: Rep 2nd & 3rd rows 2 more times.
8TH ROW: Rep 2nd row.
9TH & 10TH ROWS: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
11TH THRU 16TH ROWS: Rep 2nd & 3rd rows 3 more times. Break off at end of 16th row.
Sew 9 sc of last row to first 9 sc on one side of back of Bodice.
Attach thread to first free sc following marker on Front & work other shoulder in same way.
Sew snap fasteners to back opening on Bodice.
With Pink & #10 hk, make ch long enough to reach around waist.
1ST ROW: Sc in 2nd ch from hk & in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2ND ROW: Sc in 1st sc, * draw lp on hk out to meas ⅛”, yo & draw lp thru, insert hk bet single & double lps & draw lp thru, yo & draw thru 2 lps on hk [knot st made], make
another knot st, sc in next sc. Rep from * across. Make 3 knot sts. Turn.
3RD THRU 12TH ROWS: * Sc under double lp of next knot st to right of knot, sc under double lp of next knot st to left of same knot, make 2 knot sts. Rep from * across. Make 3 knot sts. Turn. Break off at end of 12th row.
With pink make row of knot sts long enough to fit around neck & meet at waist. Make 2 more knot sts.
1ST ROW: Sc in knot bet 3rd & 4th knot sts from hk, make 2 knot sts, sc in next knot. Make 3 knot sts. Turn.
2ND, 3RD & 4TH ROWS: Rep 3rd row of Peplum. Break off at end of 4th row.
With blue make ch 4 ¾” long. Join with sl st to form ring.
1ST RND: 2 Sc in each ch around. Join.
2ND RND: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep 2nd rnd until piece meas 1 ½” from starting ch. Break off.
Make pleat in each side of Hat.
Sew flower to side of Hat.
With blue, ch 2.
1ST RND: 8 Sc in 2nd ch from hk. Join & break off.
2ND RND: Attach pink to any sc, sc in same place, * [make 2 knot sts, sc in same sc] twice; make 2 knot sts, sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join & break off.
Sew to Hat.
Line Neck Ruffle & Peplum with net, making lining for Peplum slightly smaller than Peplum so that it will be puffed.
Sew ends of Neck Ruffle to front of Peplum.
Cut ½ yd of ribbon in half & sew piece to each side of Neck Ruffle.
-Tie into a bow
Start at waist make ch long enough to reach around widest part of doll. Join, be careful not to twist.
1ST THRU 4TH RNDS: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join.
FOR 11“ DOLLS WORK 9 RNDS [INSTEAD OF 4 RNDS].
Ch 4 for crotch & sl st directly opposite. Break off.
Draw cord thru sts of 1st rnd.
Cut strip of 6“ crinoline hemline binding 18” long.
Gather across one long side to fit around doll's waist.
Sew back seam, leaving 1“ opening at top.
Sew bias binding around top.
Sew hook & eye at back.
Turn up hem to correspond with length of skirt.