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Vintage 1950s Miss Texas Doll #580 - Crochet
A clever woman will very quickly & easily, crochet this exquisite doll with matching cap, cape, & 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 Jewel
Clarks ONT Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art #B4, Size 30, 1 ball of White.
#7 & #10 Steel Crochet Hooks
3 Small Snap Fasteners
Doll 11” tall; chest 5 ½”
4 yds of Deep Rose Satin Ribbon, ⅝” wide
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
SKIRT: Start at top with Blue Jewel, make ch 6” long.
1ST ROW: Sc in 2nd ch from hk & in each ch across. Ch 4, turn.
Now work in rnds, picking up back lp only:
1ST RND: Tr in first 2 sts, * 2 tr in next st [an inc], tr in next st. Rep from * across. Join last tr to top of starting ch.
2ND & 3RD RNDS: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join.
4TH RND: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next 2 tr, 2 tr in next tr. Rep from * around. Join.
5TH & 6TH RNDS: Rep 1st rnd.
7TH RND: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next 3 tr, 2 tr in next tr. Rep from * around. Join.
8TH RND: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join.
9TH RND: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr. Rep from * around. Join.
10TH THRU 13TH RNDS: Ch 4, tr in each tr around. Join.
1ST RND: Attach Blue to free lp of first sc on first row of Skirt, ch 4, tr in same st, * 3 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st. Rep from * around. Join.
2ND THRU 5TH RNDS: Ch 4, tr in back lp of each tr around. Join. Break off at end of 5th rnd.
1ST RND: Attach Blue to free lp of first tr on 4th rnd of Skirt, ch 4, 2 tr in each st around. Join.
Complete as for First Peplum.
1ST ROW: Attach Blue to opposite side of starting ch on Skirt, ch 3, * hold back on hk last lp of each dc make dc in next 2 ch, yo & draw thru all lps on hk. Rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
2ND ROW: Sk first dc, dc in each dc across, inc 8 dc evenly across, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
3RD & 4TH ROWS: Sk first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
5TH ROW: Inc 10 dc evenly across. Ch 3, turn.
6TH ROW: Inc 6 dc evenly across. Ch 3, turn.
7TH ROW: Sk first dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 10 for armhole, sk 6 dc, dc in each dc across to within last 16 dc, ch 10 for other armhole, sk 6 dc, dc in each rem dc & in top of turning ch. Break off.
1ST RND: Attach White to center dc at underarm &, using #10 hk, sc closely around. Join.
2ND RND: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, sc in next sc. Rep from * around.
3RD THRU 5TH RNDS: Sl st to center of next lp, sc in same lp, * ch 5, sc in next lp. Rep from * around. Join.
6TH THRU 8TH RNDS: Rep 3rd rnd.
9TH THRU 15TH RNDS: Rep 6th to 12th rnds.
Complete other Sleeve same way.
Sew 3 snap fasteners to back opening.
Lace ribbon thru last rnd of each Peplum on Skirt.
Sew ends securely.
Starting at top with Blue, ch 35 to meas 5”.
1ST ROW: 2 Tr in 5th ch from hk, 2 tr in each ch across. Ch 4, turn.
2ND & 3RD ROWS: Tr in each tr across, inc 12 tr evenly across, tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn.
4TH ROW: Sk first tr, tr in each tr across, tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn.
5TH THRU 7TH ROWS: Sk first tr, hold back on hk last lp of each tr make tr in next 3 tr, yo & draw thru all lps on hk [2 tr dec], tr in each tr across to within last 3 tr, dec 2 tr. Ch 4, turn.
Break off at end of 7th row.
Lace ribbon thru 4th row of trs, sew ends securely.
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each 8” long.
Sew a piece to each side of Cape.
Start at long side with White & #10 hk, make ch long enough to reach around dolls head & under chin.
1ST ROW: Dc in 6th ch from hk, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch. Rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
2ND ROW: Sc in first dc, [ch 3, sc in next dc] 25 times. Turn.
3RD ROW: Sl st in first lp & rep 10th & 11th rnds of Sleeves. Break off.
Make tiny rosette of ribbon & sew to narrow edge of band.
Sew flower to center of rosette.
Sew snap fastener to band.
Tie rem ribbon around waist.
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.