Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sunflower Doll Pattern

 SUNFLOWER DOLL PATTERN

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Materials used:

2 balls of Patons Angora Bamboo yarn (50 g) in Laurel Leaf (green)
partial ball of 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn (white)
Small amount of 100% acrylic yellow yarn (petals)
Small amount of 100% acrylic orange yarn (circle face)
Small amount of black yarn (eyes)
Small amount of pink yarn (mouth)
Hook size = 3.25 mm
yarn needles to join pieces
Polyester Fiberfill for stuffing

Stitches used:

ch - chain stitch
ss - slip stitch
st - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
inc - 2 sc in same stitch
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
Magic Circle - see how here (start each piece with magic circle)

Time to Complete - 15 hours (approximately)
Finished size - 11 inches tall

Legs (x2)

Use green yarn. Working from the bottom up, starting with a magic circle, use stitch marker to mark end of rows (work in continuous rounds with no joining)

R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5-R6 - sc around (24)
R7 - sc2tog x4 + 16 sc (20)
R8 - sc2tog x4 + 12 sc (16)
R9-R13 - sc around (16)
R14 - (3 sc inc) x4 (20)
R15-R16 - sc around (20)
R17 - (4 sc inc) x4 (24)
R18 - sc around (24) Finish off and stuff leg.

Body

Join legs on middle 2 stitches as shown in this tutorial. The instructions are in German but the video alone is enough to understand the technique. Once the legs are joined continue crocheting around both legs to form the body.

R19 - (23 sc inc) x2 (50)
R20 - sc around (50)
R21 - (4 sc inc) x10 (60)
R22 - sc around (60)
R23 - (9 sc inc) x6 (66)
R24 - sc around (66)
R25 - sc around (66)
R26 - sc around (66)
R27 - sc around (66)
R28 - sc around (66) 
R29 - (9 sc sc2tog) x6 (60)
R30 - sc around in blo (60) 
R31 - sc around (60)
R32 - sc around (60)
R33 - (8 sc sc2tog) x6 (54) 
R34 - 14 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 20 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 12 sc (50)
R35 - sc around (50)
R36 - 14 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 16 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 12 sc (46)
R37 - sc around (46)
R38 - 14 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 12 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 12 sc (42)
R39 - sc around (42)
R40 - 12 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 12 sc (sc2tog)x2 + 10 sc (38)
R41 - sc around (38)
R42 - 11 sc + sc2tog + 15 sc + sc2tog + 8 sc (36)
R43 - sc around (36)
R44 - (4 sc + sc2tog) x6 (30)
R45 - sc around (30)
R46 - sc around (30)
R47 - (3 sc + sc2tog) x6 (24)
R48 - sc around (24) [switch to grey at end of row]
R49 - (2 sc + sc2tog) x6 (18)
R50 - sc around (18)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail to attach the head. Stuff body firmly.

Arms (x2)

Start with white.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - sc around (18)
R5 - (4 sc dec) x3 (15)
R6 - sc around (15)
R7 - (3 sc dec) x 3 (12)
Change to green at end of R7
R8 - sc around (12)
R9 - (4 sc dec) x 2 (10)
R10-R32 - sc around (10)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff only hands and part way up arm.

Head

Use off white yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - (7 sc inc) x6 (54)
R10 - (8 sc inc) x6 (60)
R11 - sc around (60)
R12 - sc around (60)
R13 - sc around (60)
R14 - sc around (60)
R15 - sc around (60)
R16 - sc around (60)
R17 - sc around (60)
R18 - sc around (60)
R19 - sc around (60)
R20 - (8 sc dec) x6 (54)
R21 - sc around (54)
R22 - (7 sc dec) x6 (48)
R23 - (6 sc dec) x6 (42)
R24 - (5 sc dec) x6 (36)
R25 - (4 sc dec) x6 (30)
R26 - (3 sc dec) x6 (24)
R27 - (2 sc dec) x6 (18)
R28 - (2 sc dec) x3 + 6 sc (15)
R29 - sc around (15)
R30 - sc around (15)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff head and neck firmly to hold shape. Attach arms to body. Refer to photos for proper placement.

Hood

Use green yarn. Check to make sure hood fits head and adjust tension based on fit. You may have to move up a hook size if the hood is too tight.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - (7 sc inc) x6 (54)
R10 - (8 sc inc) x6 (60)
R11 - sc around (60)
R12 - sc around (60)
R13 - sc around (60)
R14 (8 sc sc2tog) x6 (54)
R15 sc around (54)
R16 - sc around (54)
R17 - sc around (54)
R18 - sc around (54)
R19 - sc around (54)
R20 - 7 sc sc2tog x6 (48)
R21 - sc around (48)
Finish off leaving long tail. Place hood on head as shown in photos below. After attaching head to body, wrap the tail from the hood around the neck a few times to cover joining stitches.

Hood Trim and Petals

Join orange yarn with ss at bottom left of hood (work clockwise around hood)
R1 - sc around (40) + sc (11) under chin over yarn wrapped around neck. Join with ss to starting sc
R2 - ch 1, turn - sc around (51). Join with ss to starting sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Note: Hood trim stitch count should be a multiple of 3 (51 stitches = 17 petals).

Join yellow yarn (for petals) with ss at bottom right of hood (work counter clockwise around hood).
R3 - ch2 (dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc) in same stitch, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, *(hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc) in next stitch, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch **. Repeat * to ** around. Join with ss to beginning ch. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Review photos below and from this post before attaching arms and hood. Embroidered faces are safer for babies. Button eyes and beads are cute for older children. Be creative and enjoy the process.


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3 comments:

  1. thank u for sharing this very cute pattern!!!

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  2. this is my next project ,thank you for the free pattern x

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    1. I'd love to see your bunny and your flower doll when you finish. You can send me a photo by email to orphanme@yahoo.com Enjoy!!

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