Miss Italy Doll Pattern

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MATERIALS - D•M•C Pearl Cotton, Art. 116D, Size 8: 1 ball Snow White, 1 ball Green No. 911 or 909, 1 ball Red No. 666 or 321.
D•M•C Six Strand Cotton: 1 skein Black No. 310.
4-inch ribbon; ½ yard for Petticoat.
7 or 8-inch Doll.
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 7.

GAUGE: 3 tr rows=1 inch
9 dc rows=2 inches
* = STAR

SKIRT-With Green, ch 33 (about 3 ¼ inches), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each remaining ch. Rnd 1-Ch 5, turn, 1 tr in 2nd dc, ch 1, work [1 tr and ch 1] in each of next 28 dc, 1 tr in top ch of ch-3; to join Skirt, ch 1, slip st in 4th ch of ch-5. Rnd 2-Ch 5, 1 tr in first ch-l sp, * ch 1, 1 tr in next tr, ch 1, 1 tr in next ch-l sp; rpt from STAR around; end, ch 1, join (with slip st) in 4th ch of ch-5. Rnd 3-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 5, 1 tr in next sp, [ch 1 and 1 tr] in each remaining sp; end ch 1, join in 4th ch of ch-5. Rpt rnd 2. Rpt rnd 3 four times. Fasten off. Rnd 9-With Red, 1 tr in joined st, 1 tr in next sp, * 1 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next sp; rpt from STAR around, join in first tr, fasten off. Rnd 10-With Green, 1 tr in joined st, ch 1, skip next tr, * 1 tr in next tr, ch 1, skip next tr; rpt from STAR around, join in first tr, fasten off. Rnd 11-With White, rpt rnd 9. Rnd 12-Rpt rnd 10 but do not fasten off. Rnd 13-Rpt rnd 3, fasten off.

BODICE-With Red, working on other side of first row of Skirt [1 dc and ch 1] in each of 30 sts, 1 dc in end st (31 dc). Row 2-Ch 4, turn, skip first sp, 1 dc in next sp, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each remaining sp. Rpt row 2 twice. Fasten off. Shoulder Strap-Turn, skip first 2 dc, with Red, 1 dc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each of next 2 dc (2 sps). Row 2-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc. Row 3-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch-4. Rpt row 3 three times. Fasten off leaving 7 inches of thread to sew Strap in place. Skip 4 sps for underarm, sew end of Strap to top of next 2 sps at front of Bodice. Work other Shoulder Strap to correspond.

SLEEVES-With Red, work [1 dc and ch 1] in each of 4 sps at underarm, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1] in each of 6 sps of Shoulder Strap, join in first dc, Rnd 2-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 4, 1 dc in next sp, ch 1, [1 dc and ch 1] in each remaining sp, join in 3rd ch of ch-4. Rpt rnd 2 seven times. Rnd 10-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 3, skip next sp, * 1 dc in next sp, skip next sp; rpt from STAR around, join in top of ch-3. Rnds 11, 12 and 13-Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

NECKBAND-With Red, work a row of sc all around neck edge (about 1 sc in each sp). Rows 2 and 3-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off. With White, embroider cross-sts on Cuffs and Neckband as shown in image. APRON-With White, ch 69, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each remaining ch, fasten off. Row 2-Skip first 25 dc, with White, work 1 dc in back loop of next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in back loop of next 16 dc. Row 3-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in first dc, ch 1, [1 dc and ch 1] in each dc to last dc, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in last dc. Rows 4 and 5-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in first dc, ch 1, [1 dc and ch 1] in each dc to turning ch, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in 3rd ch of turning ch. Row 6-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each remaining dc; end, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch-4. Rpt row 6 three times. Fasten off. Row 10-Turn, with Red, work 1 dc in each dc and in each sp to turning ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, fasten off. Row 11-Turn, with White, 1 dc in first dc, * ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc; rpt from STAR across. Row 12-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each remaining dc, Rpt row 6. Fasten off.

HEAD PIECE-Back-With White, ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 11 chs (12 sc). Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across. Rpt row 2 four times. Row 7-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. Rpt row 7 seven times (20 sc in row 14). Top-Row 1-Ch 1, slip st in each of first 4 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in front loop of each of next 12 sc, leaving last 4 sc free. Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across. Rpt row 2 eleven times. Ch 1, turn, work a row of sc around 4 sides of Top (using free loops of row 14 of Back), join in first sc, fasten off. Tack the first and last sts of row 14 to sides of Top as indicated by X on diagram.

BELT-With Black, chain for 1 ½ inches, 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). Rows 3 and 4-Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (9 sc in row 4). Row 5 (Even)-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across. Work 17 more even rows. Row 23-Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in each of first 2 sc, yo, thru all 3 loops on hook, 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc, draw up a loop in each of last 2 sc, yo, thru all 3 loops on hook. Rpt row 23 twice. Row 26-Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in each sc, yo, thru all loops on hook, chain for 1 ½ inches, fasten off. To dress Doll, see pattern book page.


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