Square Dancing Doll

Author

Sandi Hagan

Introduction

This is the end result of my choosing to stay home on New Years Eve. She was born while fireworks went off in the sky and there was no lack of celebration. She is totally unaware that it was not all about her, and I’m not telling her any different. She is a happy little thing. In fact, just this morning she sleepily whispered in my ear, “I am a square dancing doll”. What can I say to that but, “Yes, my little friend, you are that.”

Materials List

Crochet Hook size G/6/4mm
Tapestry needle
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn. I used Caron brand, Simply Soft in Soft Yellow(MC), DK Country Blue(CC), and Autumn Red(CC)

One small sock(for stuffing)

Finished Size

Approx. 6 1/2 inches tall and 4 inches wide

Gauge

Not that important

The Pattern

For Head–Make Two

Rnd 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3dc in ring, ch 2)3 times, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st in next ch sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each dc around with (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 sp and working over sl sts at end, join.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each dc around with (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in each corner ch-2 sp and working over sl st at end, join. Fasten off.

Place the two head pieces together with right sides facing out. Attach MC yarn with sc in any corner and sc the two pieces together. Leave one side undone for now.

With tapestry needle, embroider two eyes and a mouth using Contrasting Colors. Stuff with the small sock. Just fold it and push it inside. Close this opening with sc.

Leg (Make Two)

Row 1: Join MC at bottom of head with a sc. Sc in next two sts. Turn. (3sc)

Rows 2 – 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Turn. (3sc) Do Not Fasten off at end of Row 9. Instead, join CC at last sc by drawing up a loop and dropping MC.

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Turn. (6sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. (12sc)Fasten Off.

Repeat for Second Leg

SKIRT

Attach CC in loop at bottom of head with a sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc evenly across bottom of head, putting 3 dc in each corner. Continue around and join with a sl st at top of beg ch-3. DO NOT TURN.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join at top of beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten Off.

HAIR

Cut twelve 12″ lengths of yarn and attach each strand to top of head, much as you would fringe. Gather all the yarn together and tie into a top knot.

Enjoy!

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