Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage Miss New Orleans Doll #559 - Crochet

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Vintage Miss New Orleans Doll #559 - Crochet

Quick & easy to crochet this lovely doll…Louisianan charm with a matching hat, apron, basket of flowers, & panties…a beautiful favorite to keep or gift to that special person!


MATERIALS: 
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 2 balls each white & red, 1 ball each black & yellow, & few yds each of green, pink, blue, rose & lavender.
#7 Steel Crochet Hook                               
1 Doll, 8” with 4 ½” chest
Small Silk Flowers                                      
Snap Fasteners
Hook & Eyes

ABBREVIATIONS:
CH      =          Chain                                    
CONT =          Continue
DC      =          Double Crochet                   
DEC   =          Decrease
INC     =          Increase                                
HK      =          Hook
MEAS =          Measure                               
REM   =          Remain
REP    =          Repeat                                  
SC      =          Single Crochet
SK       =          Skip                                       
SL ST =          Slip Stitch
ST       =          Stitch 

SKIRT: 
Start at narrow end with white, make ch 7” long.

1ST ROW:  Sc in 2nd ch from hk & in each ch across.  Ch 1, turn.

2ND ROW:  Sc in each sc across.  Drop white, turn.

3RD ROW:  Attach red to first sc, sc in same sc & in each sc across.  Ch 1, turn.

4TH ROW:  Sc in each sc across. 

Drop red, pick up white. 

Make 2 rows white & 2 rows red alternately until piece meas 32”, end with red.  Break off. 

Sew narrow ends tog, leave 1” free for back opening on side where colors were changed.

Now work waist edge of skirt as follows: 
1ST ROW:  Attach red to end st of starting ch at back opening, sc in same place, sc in end of each red stripe across.  Ch 1, turn.

2ND ROW:  Sc closely across, hold in to fit around waist.  Break off.

TRIM: 
With black make ch 40” long.

1ST ROW:  Dc in 4th ch from hk & in each ch across until piece is long enough to fit around bottom of skirt.  Cut off rem ch.  Break off. 

Sew to lower edge of skirt, 1 ¼” from bottom.

BLOUSE: 
FRONT: 
Start at lower edge with green, ch 20.

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

2ND, 3RD & 4TH ROWS:  Sk first ch, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn. 

Break off at end of 4th row. 

Attach thread to 9th dc from end of last row & work across shoulder & back as follows:

1ST ROW:  Ch 3, dc 1 dc [to dec 1 dc, work off 2 dc as 1 dc] dc in each dc across.  Ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  Sk first dc, dc in each dc across, dec 1 dc over last 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.

3RD & 4TH ROWS:  Rep 1st & 2nd rows.  At end of 4th row, ch 6, turn.

5TH ROW:  Dc in 4th ch from hk & in next 2 ch, dc in each dc across & in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.

6TH THRU 11TH ROWS:  Rep 2nd row. 

Break off at end of 11th row. 

Attach thread to first free dc at front of Blouse & work other side to correspond. 

Sew first 4 rows of front to last 4 rows of back at underarm to form sleeve opening.

SLEEVE: 
1ST RND:  Attach thread to underarm seam, ch 3, dc in center of end st of next row, * dc in top of next end st, dc in center of same end st.  Rep from * around. 

Join to top of ch [14 sts, incl ch 3].

2ND & 3RD RNDS:  Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join. 

Break off at end of 3rd rnd. 

Work other sleeve same way. 

Now work around neck as follows: 
1ST ROW:  Attach red to back opening, sl st closely around.  Ch 1, turn.

2ND ROW:  Sc in first sl st, * ch 3, sk next sl st, sc in next sl st.  Rep from * across.  Break off.

Sew Blouse to Skirt. 

Sew 2 snap fasteners to back opening of Blouse & hook & eye to skirt opening.

APRON: 
Start at lower edge with Back, make ch 4” long.

1ST ROW:  Sc in 2nd ch from hk & in each ch across.  Ch 1, turn.

2ND & 3RD ROWS:  Sc in each sc across.  Ch 1, turn. 

Drop black, attach green to last sc made. 

Make 2 sc rows of green.  Break off. 

Pick up black & cont work in stripes, make 4 rows of black bet 2 rows each of pink, blue, rose & green, end with 2 green rows.

NEXT ROW:  With black, 8 work off next 2 sc as 1 sc [1 sc dec].  Rep from * across.  Ch 1, turn.

FOLLOWING ROW:  Sc in each sc across, dec 5 sc evenly across.  Ch 35, turn.

TIE: 
Attach separate piece of black to other end of row, ch 34. 

Pick up main thread, sc in 2nd ch from hk & in each ch across, sc in each sc & in each ch across other tie ch.  Break off.

RUFFLE: 
1ST ROW:  Attach yellow to upper edge of Apron, sc closely around 3 sides, make 3 sc at corners.  Ch 1, turn.

2ND ROW:  Sc in first sc, * ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next sc.  Rep from * around.  Break off.

HAT: 
With red 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.

BASKET: 
Start at center of bottom with yellow, ch 2. 

1ST RND:  8 Sc in 2nd ch from hk.  Join.

2ND RND:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around.  Join.

3RD RND:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc [1 sc inc], sc in next sc.  Rep from * around.

4TH RND:  Ch 1, sc in each around, inc 8 sc evenly around.  Join. 

Rep 4th rnd until piece meas 1 ¼” diameter.

NEXT RND:  Pick up back lp only, sc in each sc around. 

Cont work without inc until side meas 1 ¼”.  Break off.

BORDER: 
With wrong side of basket facing, attach lavender to back lp of last rnd & work in patt for 4 more rnds.  Join & break off.

HANDLE: 
Wind strand of yellow closely around piece of wire 4 ¼” long. 

Wind strand of lavender loosely over yellow. 

Fasten ends securely. 

Insert ends of wire thru top of basket & fasten ends securely. 

Place flowers in basket.

PANTIES: 
With white & #6 hk, ch 38 loosely to fit around waistline, dc in 4th st from hk, 1 dc in each rem st of ch, ch 3, turn.

2ND ROW:  1 Dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, * 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across row, end with 1 dc in last st, join in 3rd st of 1st ch 3.


3RD & 4TH ROWS:  Ch 3 [counts as 1 dc], 1 dc in each dc, join in 3rd st of ch.

5TH ROW:  Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, sk 21 dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, join.

6TH ROW:  * Ch 3, sc in next st, rep from * all around, cut thread. 

Attach thread at crotch & finish other leg in same manner. 

Work row of sc around top of panties, working loosely, then work row of sc around side opening, cut thread. 

Tie with ribbon on side.

If desired, make an underskirt of crinoline [net] & taffeta.


ENJOY!