Miss U.S.A. Doll Pattern

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MATERIALS - D•M•C Pearl Cotton, Art. 116D, Size 8: 1 ball Snow White, 1 ball Red No. 666 or 321, 1 ball Blue No. 797 or 798.
¼-inch white ribbon; ½ yard.
4-inch white ribbon; ½ yard for Petticoat.
7 or 8-inch Doll.
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 7.

GAUGE: 10 sts = 1 inch
12 sc rows = 1 inch
* = STAR

SKIRT-With White, ch 46. Row 1-Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of next 15 chs, 1 tr in each of next 27 chs. Row 2-Ch 4, turn, 1 tr in 2nd tr, 1 tr in each of next 25 tr, 1 dc in each of next 15 dc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, fasten off. Row 3-Turn, with Red, 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 1 dc in each of next 15 dc, 1 tr in each of next 26 tr, work [a Shell of 3 tr and 2 long tr] in top ch of turning ch-4. Row 4-Ch 5, turn, work a decreasing Shell as follows: yo 3 times, draw up a loop in 2nd long tr, [yo, thru 2 loops] 3 times (holding 2 loops on hook), * yo twice, draw up a loop in next tr, [yo, thru 2 loops] twice; rpt from STAR twice, yo, thru all 5 loops on hook, 1 tr in each of next 26 tr, 1 dc in each of next 15 dc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, fasten off. Row 5-Turn, with White, 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 1 dc in each of next 15 dc, 1 tr in each of next 27 tr (working last tr in top of decreasing tr). Row 6-Rpt row 2. Rpt last 4 rows for pattern until 13 White and 13 Red stripes are completed. Waistband-With Red, work 33 sc along narrow edge. Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across, fasten off.

BODICE-Back-With Blue, make a loop on hook, ch 2, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc (5 sc). Row 3-Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. Rpt row 3 until there are 37 sc in row. Row 19-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across (37 sc). Rpt row 19 six times.

Right Front-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 15 sc. Row 2 -Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 15 sc. Rpt row 2 five times. Row 8-Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc (1 inc.), 1 sc in each of next 12 sc, work a decreasing sc as follows: draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yo, thru all 3 loops on hook (1 dec.). Row 9-Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in each of first 2 sc, yo, draw thru all 3 loops on hook (1 dec.), 1 sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc (1 inc.). Rpt rows 8 and 9 alternately until 20 rows of Right Front are completed. Fasten off. Leaving 7 sts free for back of neck work Left Front to correspond (ending at front edge). Edging-Ch 1, working at front of Bodice, 1 sc in end of first row, * ch 3, skip 1 row, 1 sc in next row; rpt from STAR 8 times, work ch-3 Loops in every 2nd st in sts across back of neck, work other Front to correspond. Fasten off. Leaving 7 rows of point at back free, sew side seams for about 10 rows.

HAT-Top-With Red, make a loop on hook, ch 2, work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join (with slip st in first sc). Rnd 2-Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 2 sc in each of next 7 sc, join, fasten off. Rnd 3-With White, 1 sc in joined sc, 2 sc in next sc, * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rpt from STAR around, join (24 sc). Rnd 4-Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, join, fasten off. Rnd 5-With Red, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc; rpt from STAR around, join (36 sc). Rpt rnd 4. Rnd 7 (right side)-With White, 2 sc in joined sc, 1 sc in next sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc; rpt from STAR around, join. Do not fasten off. Side-Ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 8 chs, slip st in back loop of each of next 3 sc on Top. Row 2-Turn, 1 hdc in each of first 4 sc on Side, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, drop White, pick up Red and ch 1. Row 3-Turn, with Red, 1 sc in each of 5 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc, slip st in back loop of each of next 3 sc on Top. Row 4-Turn, 1 hdc in each of first 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, drop Red, pick up White and ch 1. Row 5-With White, rpt row 3. Row 6-Rpt row 2. Continue to work around always changing color in same way and working 2 rows of each color alternately until 9 Red and 9 White stripes are completed. Fasten off. Sew seam. Brim-From right side, with White, work 36 sc around bottom edge (2 sc for each stripe), join in first sc, fasten off. Rnd 2-From right side, with Blue, work 2 sc in front loop of each sc around, join (72 sc). Rnds 3, 4 and 5-Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, join. Fasten off.

BAG-With Red, ch 15, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each remaining ch. Row 2-Ch 3 (= 1 dc), turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 1 dc in top of ch-3. Rpt row 2 six times. Flap-Rows 9 and 10-Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, work off next 2 dc as one, 1 dc in each dc to last 2 dc, work off last 2 dc as one. Fasten off. Fold on top of 4th row (to form Bag) and sew side seams. Fold the 2 rows of Flap over Bag. Steam crocheted pieces lightly.

Handle-With Red, chain for 2 inches, fasten off. Tack in place as shown on front cover. Sew sequin stars or embroider white cross-st stars on Bodice and Bag flap.

PETTICOAT-Sew ends of 4-inch ribbon and run a shirring drawstring ¼-inch from one edge; put on Doll and pull drawstring to fit waist then tie a knot securely. Trim with lace if desired. Put Skirt on Doll and sew back seam. Slip Bodice on Doll, lap right front over left front and tack in place. With ¼-inch ribbon, make a bow with streamers and tack in place as shown.


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