originally published in1947 (see *NB)
These dolls measure about 11 inches using pearl cotton size 5 and 16 inches using worsted weight yarn.
Donated by Dawn DiStefano
For 11 inch dolls:
Pearl Cotton, size 5, 60-yd. balls. 4 balls White;
3 balls Red, 2 balls Medium Blue, 1 ball each of Light Blue, Pink, and Brown.
Six Strand Mercerized Embroidery Cotton. 2 skeins Brown.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 8.
For 16 inch dolls:
Worsted Floss, 1-oz. balls. 2 balls each of Red and White; 1 ball each of Pink, Light and Medium Blue.
Silateen Sansil Crochet. 2 balls Brown (used double for Jack's Wig and Shoes).
Six Strand Mercerized Embroidery Cotton. 4 skeins Brown and 1 skein each of Red and Black.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 1.
DIRECTIONS FOR JAC:
SHOES...With Brown ch 30, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 1 sc in first 9 sts of ch, ch 1, turn and work 7 more rows of sc, then work 1 row of sc decreasing 1 st each side.
10th row: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc, 1 sc in each row at side, skip 1 st at instep, work sc on each remaining st of ch skipping last st at instep, 1 sc in each row of sc on other side, join and work 2 more rows of sc decreasing 1 st at each side of instep. Work 4 rows even, break thread and sew seam of sole. Attach Brown at center back of heel, ch 3 and work 25 dc around shoe, join, ch 3 and work 1 more row of dc, break thread.
LEGS...Attach Medium Blue and work 11 rows of dc working the first row only in the back loops of the stitches, break thread and with Medium Blue work a row of dc in free loop of last row of Brown. Place a piece of shaped cardboard in the soles of feet and stuff feet and legs. [Note: Plastic canvas, or even pieces cut from plastic lids, might be good substitutes for cardboard--they would be washable.]
BODY...Place side centers of legs together and with Medium Blue, starting at front, crochet legs together with 6 sc working through both loops of sts on each leg, do not break thread. Ch 3 and working through both loops, work a row of dc around outside of legs, join.
2nd Row: Ch 3, work a row of dc, increasing 4 sts in back of each leg, join. Ch 3 and work 5 more rows, break thread. With Light Blue, work a row of dc into back loops of sts then work 7 rows working into both loops.
16th Row: Ch 3, * 1 dc, dec 1 st, 2 dc, dec 1 st, repeat from * around.
17th Row: Dec every other st then work 1 row even, break thread.
Mark the 15 center sts in front of the last row of Medium Blue and beginning in the first st, work a row of dc in free loops of row, join and on the 15 center sts work 6 rows of dc, ch 1, turn and work 1 sc in each of the first 2 dc, ch 1, turn and continue rows of sc until strap meets overalls in the back. Work a similar strap on the other side.
HANDS AND ARMS...With White, ch 20, join, ch 1 and work 19 sc on ch, join. Ch 1 and work 3 more rows of sc.
Next row start THUMB...Ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, join in ch 1. Ch 1 and work 3 rnds of sc.
Next Row: Dec 2 sts, break thread and sew tip of thumb. Attach thread to side of thumb, ch 1 and work 12 sc around remaining sts, join and work 5 more rows of sc.
Next row: Dec 4 sts, break thread and sew tip of hand.
ARMS...Attach Light Blue at wrist above thumb, ch 3 and work 17 dc around wrist, join, ch 3, and work 7 more rows of dc.
9th to 12th Rows: 11 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 11 dc. Stuff arms and body.
HEAD...With White, ch 7, join. Ch 1 and work 15 sc into ring. Join each row and start each row with ch 1.
2nd Row: 1 sc in each sc.
3rd Row: Inc in every other st. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows twice, increasing if necessary to 53 sts in last row. Work 10 rows even.
19th Row: 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, place a market and work remaining sts for face. Work 3 rows even.
23rd Row: 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Work 1 row even.
25th Row: 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, dec 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, dec 1 st. Work 1 row even.
27th Row: *1 sc in next st, dec 1 st, repeat from * 6 times, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, dec 2 sts, 1 sc in each remaining st. Work 1 row even. Break thread and stuff head. Indicate a face and embroider the mouth in Red and the remainder of face in Black.
WIG...With Brown, ch 5, join, ch 1 and work 10 sc into ring.
2nd Row: 2 sc in each sc. Work 2 rows even.
5th Row: Inc in every other st. Work 3 rows even.
9th Row: Inc. in every 5th st. Work 2 rows even.
Next row starts CURLS...Ch 3, turn work and working into back loop of st, sc in same space, * pull up a loop on hook the length of the ch 3 and sc in the next st, pull up a loop on hook and sc in same space, repaeat from * around, slipping loops off hook about every 10 sts then slipping last 2 back on hook to use as a gauge for the following loops. Finish row with 2 sc without loops. Ch 1, turn work and work a row of sc in free loops of sts. Repeat the last 2 rows twice and work 1 row of loops working into both loops of sts. Attach wig to head.
CAP...With Medium Blue work the 1st 11 rows of wig and repeat the last 3 rows then turn work and into back loop of st work a row of sc. Tie a ribbon around Jack's neck.
DIRECTIONS FOR JILL:
SHOES...With Whitw work same as Jack's shoes.
LEGS...Work same as Jack's, working 2 rows white, 2 rows of dc in Red and 9 rows in White working the 1st row of White in back loop of st, break thread and with Red work a row of sc in free loop of last row of Red for cuff.
BODY...With Pink--join legs and crochet body same as Jack's, working 1st row through back loop only. Work 10 rows Pink, break thread. Attach Pink in free loop of last row in White * ch 3, sl st in next st, repeat from * around, break thread.
With Red work a row of dc then work 1 row into back loop of sts and 3 rows into both loops of sts. Repeat 16th, 17th, and 18th rows of body.
SKIRT...Join Red in center back of free loop in 1st row of Red, ch 4, and work 2 tr in each st, join. Ch 4 and work 3 more rows of tr even then work * 1 row of sc in White, 1 row of dc in Red. Repeat from *, break thread.
HANDS...Work same as Jack's.
ARMS...With White repeat the 1st 8 rows of Jack's arms, break thread. With Red repeat 9th to 12th rows, working into back loop only of sts in 9th row and both loops in 10-12th rows, break thread. Attach Red in free loop in last row in White, * ch 5, sl st in next st, repeat from * around.
HEAD...Work same as Jack's and embroider face same as Jack's.
HAIR...Take 2 skeins (4 skeins for large doll) of Six Strand Embroidery Thread and cut in 12" lengths (18" lengths for large doll), place strands on top of head spreading them to about 1.5" or 2" and sew to head through the center forming a part. Tack hair to head at sides about half way down. Braid each side and tie with ribbons. With 2 strands of cotton, embroider bangs.
Next Row: Sl st across 1st 5 sc * ch 3, 2 dc in same space, skip 2 sc, sl st in next sc, repeat from * 12 times, ch 3, turn. * 2 dc in same space, sl st in ch 3 of next shell, ch 3, repeat from * across row, work 4 rows of shells and work 1 row of shells around bonnet. Attach ribbon to bonnet and tie under the chin. #####
**Patternsfrom Crochet and Knitting for Every Woman: "Gifts You Can Make Yourself" 1947: Peoples Book Club/Greystone Press, Chicago. NB: Whenever possible, CP has made a good faith effort to determine whether patterns bearing copyright dates of 1973 or earlier have been renewed before posting. If displayed on the original document, the name of the original copyright holder and the date of publication is included in the posting.
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