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SUSAN DOLL

Originally published in 1943-** see NB
Doll measures 16 inches tall.
The photo of this next doll shows a cute "Raggedy Ann" style doll. The pattern does not include clothes (original shown in a fabric dress) so this is a great chance to be creative!

Donated by Dawn DiStefano


MATERIALS: Royal Society "Eversheen" 400-yd. balls. 2 balls main color for Body.
About 40 yds Henna Rug Cotton or wool, for hair
Royal Society Mouline, 1 skein each of Red, Blue, Yellow, and Black.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 6 or 7.
Cotton Batting.
.75 yds of ribbon, .5" wide.


DIRECTIONS:

 

GAUGE: 10 sc make 1 inch. HEAD...Starting at top with main color, ch 36.

 

1st Rnd: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Then, working along opposite side of foundation chain, make sc in each ch across (70 sc around). Do not join rnds but work sc in each sc around until piece measures 4 inches. Fasten off.

 

BODY...Starting at bottom with main color, ch 56. Work as for Head (110 sts around) until piece measures 6.5 inches. Fasten off.

 

ARM...Starting at bottom with main color, ch 16. Work as for Head (30 sts around) until piece measures 4.5 inches. Fasten off. Make another piece the same.

 

LEG...Work as for Arm until piece measures 5.5 inches. Fasten off. Make another piece the same.

 

Stuff Head and Body with cotton batting. Run a drawstring around Head opening and draw in slightly for Neck. Sew Head to open end of Body, having Body extend beyond Head on both sides for shoulders. Stuff Arms and Legs and sew in place on Body. Wind a piece of thread several times around each Arm, 1 inch from end to mark hands.

 

EYES (Make 2)...With Blue Mouline, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, holding on hook the last 2 loops of the last dc, drop Blue, make a loop of the Black Mouline and draw it through the 2 loops on hook. Make 3 more Black dc in same place as other dc were made. Join and fasten off.

 

NOSE...With Yellow, ch 5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch . Fasten off.

 

MOUTH...With Red, ch 9. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch. Fasten off.

 

BRAIDS...Wind a strand of Rug Cotton around an 8-inch cardboard 35 times. Sc along one side, working over 3 loops at a time. Remove cardboard. Sew sc row across back of Head, about 1 inch up from Neck. Cut looped ends, divide strands in 2 and bring them forward (one on each side). Braid strands and tie ends with ribbon.

 

HAIR...Cut a cardboard 2.5 inches wide and 7 inches long. Wind Rug Cotton closely around width of cardboard until entire cardboard is covered. Work sc along one long side of cardboard, working over 3 loops at a time, until sc row measures 4.5 inches. This side is center back. Fasten off. Cut off remaining yarn. Work a row of sc along opposite side, working over 2 loops (instead of 3) at a time. This is to form hairline around face. Remove cardboard. Double center back of hair and sew edges together.

 

RINGLETS...Wind yarn around a cardboard .75 inches wide and 7 inches long. Work sc along one long side, working over 2 loops at a time until sc row measures same as hairline edge [of Hair piece above]. Remove cardboard. Sew sc row of ringlets to hairline edge. Sew entire piece to head along center back and hairline edges.

 

Sew Eyes, Nose, and Mouth in place. Make eyelashes with Yellow. Dress doll as desired. ####

Pattern from"Hand Crochet by Royal Society, Book No. 2 for Babies" 2nd edition.1943: Royal Society, Inc., USA
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