Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1950s Miss Louisiana Doll #581 - Crochet

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Vintage 1950s Miss Louisiana Doll #581 - Crochet

A clever woman very quickly & easily will crochet this exquisite doll with matching cap, petticoat & panties…which will become a personal favorite to keep or gift to that special person!

MATERIALS:
J & P Coats Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art #A104, Size 30, 2 balls each of Lavender & Rose & 1 ball of White
#6 & #10 Steel Crochet Hooks
3 Small Snap Fasteners
Doll 7 ½” tall; chest 4 ¾”
Satin Ribbon
Tiny Flowers

ABBREVIATIONS:
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

Use one strand each of Lavender & Rose thru out & #6 hk.              

UNDERSKIRT: 
Start at waist, make ch to reach loosely around doll's waist.

1ST ROW:  Dc in 4th ch from hk, * dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch.  Rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Dc in first dc, * dc in next 2 dc, make 2 dc in next dc.  Rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Dc in first dc, dc in each dc, inc 6 dc evenly across [inc 1 dc, make 2 dc in 1 dc].  Ch 3, turn.

4TH & 5TH ROWS:  Rep 3rd row, sl st in top of starting ch. 

NOW WORK IN RNDS AS FOLLOWS:
1ST THRU 13TH RNDS:  Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, dc in each dc, inc 6 dc evenly around.  Join.  Break off at end of 13th rnd.

OVERSKIRT: 
Start at waist, make ch to reach loosely around doll's waist.

1ST ROW:  Dc in 4th ch from hk, 2 dc in each ch across.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Dc in first dc, * dc in next dc, make 2 dc in next dc.  Rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Dc in first dc, dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.

4TH ROW:  Dc in first dc, dc in each dc, inc 6 dc evenly across.  Ch 3, turn. 

5TH ROW:  Rep 3rd row, sl st in top of starting ch. 

NOW WORK IN RNDS: 
1ST RND:  Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, dc in each dc, inc 6 dc evenly around.  Join.

2ND RND:  Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join.

3RD THRU 6TH RNDS:  Rep first & 2nd rnds alternately.

7TH RND:  Rep first rnd.  Join & break off.

Place Overskirt & Underskirt tog &, working thru both thicknesses, sc closely around.

BODICE: 
Use single strand of White & #10 hk, attach thread to waist of Skirt. 

1ST ROW:  Ch 3, dc in first ch, * dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch.  Rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Pick up front lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Pick up back lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.


4TH ROW:  Pick up front lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in next 2 dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.

SHAPE BACK: 
1ST ROW:  Pick up back lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in next 11 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Pick up front lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in next 10 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Pick up back lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in next 9 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

4TH ROW:  Pick up front lp of each dc, sk first dc, dc in next 5 dc.  Break off.

Attach thread to other side of last complete row & work as for other side.

BODICE FRONT: 
1ST ROW:  Leave 5 dc free on last complete row of Bodice, attach thread to next dc, ch 3 &, working in back lp only, dc in each dc to within last 5 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Pick up front lp, sk first dc, dc in each dc across, dec 1 dc at end of row [to dec 1 dc, work off 2 dc as 1 dc].  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Pick up back lp, sk first dc, hold back on hk last lp of each dc make dc in next 3 dc, yo & draw thru all lps on hk [cluster made], dc in each dc across to within last 4 dc, make another cluster over last 4 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

4TH ROW:  Pick up front lp, dc in next 4 dc, half dc in next dc, sc in next 4 dc, half dc in next dc, dc in last 5 sts.  Break off.

Sew shoulder seams tog.

FIRST FRILL: 
1ST ROW:  Attach thread to 5th dc at front of neck, ch 3, sc in next half dc, [ch 3, sc in next sc] 3 times; ch 3, sc in next half dc, ch 3, sc in next dc.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND & 3RD ROWS:  Sc in first lp, * ch 3, sc in next lp.  Rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.  Break off at end of 3rd row.

SECOND FRILL: 
1ST ROW:  Attach thread to first free lp on 3rd row of upper part of Bodice, pick up each free lp, * ch 3, sc in next lp.  Rep from * across entire row.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND & 3RD ROWS:  Work as for First Frill.  Break off.

THIRD FRILL: 
1ST ROW:  Attach thread to first free lp on 4th row of Bodice. 
Complete as for other frills.  Break off.

JACKET: 
Use one strand each of Lavender & Rose thru out & #6 hk. 

Start at back, ch 26.

1ST ROW:  Dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in each ch across.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND THRU 7TH ROWS:  Sk first dc, dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.

LEFT FRONT: 
1ST ROW:  Sk first dc, dc in next 3 dc, make 2 dc in next dc.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Dc in first dc, dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD ROW:  Sk first dc, dc in each dc, end with 2 dc in last dc.  Ch 3, turn. 

Rep 2nd & 3rd rows alternately until 7 rows have been completed.  Break off.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Attach thread to right side at armhole edge, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, make 2 dc in next dc.  Ch 3, turn. 

Complete as for Left Front.  Break off.

Sew underarm seams for ¼”.

SLEEVE: 
Attach thread at underarm & sc closely around.  Join with a sl st.

1ST RND:  Ch 3, dc in each sc to within 1 sc at center of shoulder, [cluster over next 2 sc] 3 times; dc in each sc around.  Join.

2ND RND:  Ch 3, dc in each st around.  Join.

3RD RND:  Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Rep from * around.  Join.

4TH & 5TH RNDS:  Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join. 

Break off at end of 5th rnd. 

Make other sleeve same way.

HAT: 
1ST RND:  Start at center, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hk.  Join with sl st.

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.  Rep from * around.  Join.

4TH RND:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Rep from * around.  Join.

5TH & 6TH RNDS:  Ch 3, pick up back lp of each dc, make dc in each dc around.  Join & break off at end of 6th rnd.

Sew flowers to hat.

Tie ribbon around waist.

PANTIES: 
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.

PETTICOAT: 
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.


ENJOY!