As seen on my Instagram feed under the hashtag #sleepanywheredoll - I figured you may wish to make your own and join in the fun by sharing yours at #mysleepanywheredoll
... that said here's the pattern
... that said here's the pattern
Use any 4 ply or sock weight cotton or fine yarn in body colour and 3mm/ size C crochet hook for her head, arms and legs and in dress colour and 3.75mm/ size F hook for dress
N.B - DC = English double crochet (US terminology = SC)
Foundation Chain Starting with a slip knot and smaller hook make 4 chain.
You will now work around (i.e either side of) the foundation chain
enabling you to crochet in the round as follows:
Round 1 1DC in each of the 4 chain - now, turn your work upside down
to work into the remaining loops of the chain stitches. (When you
are done, your last stitch should be next to the first stitch you made) – 8dc
Round 2 inc) 2DC into each 8dc - 16dc
Round 3 inc) 2DC into next dc, 1DC into each next 7dc, 2DC in next dc, 1DC into each next 7 dc to end of the round – 18dc.
Round 4 1DC into each 18dc
Continue to work in rounds of crochet until piece measures 6mm/ 1 inch, placing a marker at the beginning of the round so that you know where to begin and end (about 7 or 8 rounds)
Next round dec) 2DC tog, 1DC into each next 7dc, 2DC tog, 1DC into each next 7 dc to end of the round – 16dc
Round 4 1DC into each 16dc
Next round dec) [2DC tog] 8 times – 8dc
Next round 1DC into each 8dc
Next round Rep last round
Next round *Make 25CH,
Next row Turn, 1CH, 1DC into each next 5ch, SL ST in next ch – then you’re going to crochet back up the 5 CH – 1DC in each ch - but this time along the other side – when you get to the tip of the hand work SL ST in each of the 5dc from Hand and then SL ST into the remaining 20ch back down to the body**. 1DC in next dc then repeat from * to ** for the other arm.
Switch yarn to dress colour and use larger hook
Next row 1DC in each 8dc around – working into the dc beneath the chain that make each arm
Next row Rep last round 7 times.
- Switch to a different colour if you want a different colour for the skirt
Next row inc) 2DC in next dc, 1DC in each next 3dc around, 2DC in next, 1DC in each next 3dc – 10dc
Next row 1DC in each 10dc around
Next row inc) 2DC in next dc, 1DC in each next 4dc around, 2DC in next, 1DC in each next 4dc – 12dc
Next row 1DC in each 12dc around
Next row inc) 2DC in next dc, 1DC in each next 5dc around, 2DC in next dc, 1DC in each next 5dc – 14dc
LEGS – make 2 alike
Next round Make 32CH,
Next row Turn, 1CH, 1DC into each next 7ch, SL ST in next ch – then you’re going to crochet back up the 7 CH – 1DC in each ch - but this time along the other side – when you get to the tip of the foot work SL ST in each of the 7dc from Hand and then SL ST into the remaining 25ch back down to the other end of the chain.
Sew the legs to the dress top - just under the skirt.
Cut even lengths of crochet cotton or any thread you wish to use, fold each strand in half and beginning at the crown stitches hook under one of the crochet stitches, grab hold of a length of hair yarn in its middle – at the fold and pull through the stitch to create a loop of hair yarn - pass the cut ends through the loop and pull until the knot that you’ve created lies against the head.
Embroider a simple straight line for her mouth in black thread to complete.