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Crochet Mood Doll

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A doll I used to make for my daughters when they were small. If they had a good/fun day they played with smiley head and when they had a bad/not so good day they flipped it over and played with sad-sack head.


Crochet Mood Doll  Crochet Mood Doll 3


Materials:

  • Yarn: 2 super size balls Sugar & Cream 100% Cotton (113 g/4 oz) ( 1 taupe, 1 color matching ombre), scraps of brown, black or yellow for hair and features.
  • Crochet Hook: size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8)
  • Buttons for eyes and nose, marker
  • Stuffing, yarn needle


SIZE
: 8½ ins [cm] tall.


GAUGE
    8 sc and 8 rows = 2 ins. square


NOTES:  
Pattern is worked from the top of the head to the waist of the doll on each end, in 2 pieces, and includes arms. There are no legs. One of the head/body pieces will have a skirt crocheted to it, which will serve as both dolls dresses when finished and after stuffing. 


STITCHES USED
: Ch (chain), Sc (single crochet), Scdec (single crochet decrease- Sc2tog over next 2 sts), Slst (slip stitch).


INSTRUCTIONS
 Doll head and Body (make 2 – in taupe)
**Ch 2.
1st  rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd  rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.12 sc.
3rd  rnd: Ch 1. single in same sc*1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sc.
4th  through 7th rnd: Ch 1. sc in each sc around. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sc.
8th  rnd: (first decrease round) Ch 1. 1 sc in 8 sc, scdec in 9/10, 1 sc in 11 through18 sc, scdec in 19/20. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
9th rnd: (second decrease round) Ch 1. 1 sc in 4 sc, scdec in 5/6, 1 sc in 7 through 9 sc, scdec in 10/11, 1 sc in 12 through 15 sc, scdec in 16/17, sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 15 sc.
10th rnd: (third decrease round) Ch 1. 1 sc in 3 sc, scdec in 4/5, 1 sc in 6 through 8 sc, scdec in 9/10, 1 sc in 11 through 13 sc, scdec in 14/15. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
11th  rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
12th  rnd: Ch 1. Sc in next 6 sc (body), Ch 12 (for arm), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain back to body (11 sc on ch) join with slst in 6th sc where chain began. Sc in next 6 sc (body) Ch 12, (for 2nd arm), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain to body (11 sc on ch) join with slst in first sc where first chain began. 34 sc.
13th  rnd: Ch 1. Sc across in back loops of ch for first arm (11 sc.), sc in 3 sc on body, sc twice in next sc, sc in 2 sc on body and continue up back of 2nd arm, Sc across in back loops of ch for second arm (11 sc.), sc in 3 sc on body, sc twice in next sc, sc in 2 sc, join with slst in first sc where first chain 12th rnd began. 36 sc.
14th through 16th  rnd: Ch 1. Sc in each of 36 sc around, arms and body. 36sc.

17th rnd:  Slst down arm 14 stitches, until you meet body of under the arm. Put a marker in last loop on hook to hold, remove hook from work. (Take a 30” piece of same color yarn and whip stitch seam under each arm, cutting and weaving in ends). Picking up loose marked loop with hook, Sc in 14 stitches around body. Join with sl st to first sc of body. 14 sc.

18th through 20th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc on body. Join with sl st to first sc. 14 sc. Fasten off. On last row.

Dress: Attach ombre yarn in bottom of 1 of the head/body pieces you have completed.

1st rnd: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (3 times), sc in last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 17 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (4 times), sc in last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 21 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (5 times), sc in last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 26 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in first sc, *2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, repeat * around. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 47 dc.

5th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc aound. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 47 dc.

6th rnd: Ch 3, dc in first 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, repeat * around. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 55 dc

7th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc aound. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 55 dc.

8th rnd: Ch 3, dc in first 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, repeat * around. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 66 dc

9th rnd: Ch 3, dc in first 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, repeat * around. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 88 dc.

10th - 11th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc aound. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 88 dc.

12th rnd: Ch 1, sc ch1 in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in tail. 88 sc. Skirt should measure approx. 6” from waist to hem.

Top:   *Penafore top gives you a place to tuck arms when covered by dress.

Working with waist held at top of work, attach ombre yarn to outside stitch at waistline with a slip knot.

1st rnd: sc in first 6 sc across waist line of body.

2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in 6 sc across.

3rd through 7th rnd: Repeat row 2.

8th through 9th rnd: Ch 10. Keeping chain straight, join in first stitch of round 7 with a slst.

10th rnd: Ch1 sc in each of 10 ch. Join in last stitch of round 7 with a slst. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Stuff bodies (not too full), sew on face features, nose and eyes buttons, use marker to make a slit on eye buttons, attach/sew second doll body to waist underneath dress skirt with matching yarn. Using yarn for hair color, attach yarn to top of head in center, using circle on top of head as a guide, ch 4 to 6 and slst ch to head going in a circle until the head is covered. Make as thick or thin as you want hair to be, you can also put longer chains on the back for length.

 

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