Misfit Dolly!

Here is one of two patterns I made for Christmas this year. Both are from The Island of Misfits!
Number one is the Dolly!!

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Doll:

Supplies:
G hook
Yarn in worsted weight: red, cream ( I used loops and threads impeccable )
Safety eyes or embroidery floss
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Optional:
Red felt
Lace ribbon
Small amount of red gingham fabric

Head:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6. ( sc 14, inc )2x – 32
7. ( sc 15, inc )2x – 34
8 – 11. sc around – 34 each row
12. ( sc 15, dec )2x – 32
13. ( sc 14, dec )2x – 30
14. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
15. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
Begin stuffing.
If using safety eyes, place and lock into place before you close her head off.
16. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
17. dec 6 – 6
Fasten off, sew shut, leave a long tail for sewing onto body.

Body:
Ch 6
1. starting in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next 4 sts, 2scs in last st in ch, continuing along th back of ch, sc in next 5 – 11
2. sc in next 10, 2sc in last st – 12
3. sc 5, 2sc, sc 5, 2sc – 14
4. sc 6, 2sc, sc 6, 2sc – 16
5. sc 7, 2sc, sc 7, 2sc – 18
6. sc 8, 2sc, sc 8, 2sc – 20
7 – 13. sc around – 20
14. sc 8, dec, sc 8, dec – 18
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.
Stuff body, sew shut across.

Legs: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. 7sc in second ch from hk – 7
2. 2sc in each st around – 14
3. ( sc, inc )7x – 21
4. sc around – 21
5. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
6. dec 3, sc 8 – 11
7 – 13. sc around – 11 each row.
Begin stuffing now. Continue stuffing as you go, stuff firm.
14. dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3 – 9
15 – 19. sc around – 9 each row
20. dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2 – 7
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.
Sew legs onto body immediately.

Shoes: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. 7sc in second ch from hk – 7
2. 2sc in each st around – 14
3. ( sc, inc )7x – 21
4. sc around – 21
5. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
Fasten off, weave in ends.
For straps, I made a chain and simply sewed on.

Arms: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. sc 4 in second ch from hk – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3 – 5. sc around – 8 each row
6.Yarn over hk, insert into next st, yarn over hk, pull through. Three loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, insert through same st, yarn over hk,pull through. Five loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, four loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, three loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, two loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through remaining loops.
Sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec – 6
7. sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc – 8
Begin stuffing, stuff hands and arms lightly.
8 – 14. sc around – 8 each row
15. dec, sc 2, inc, sc 3 – 8
16 – 18. sc around – 8 each row.
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Assembly:
* Sew or glue ( red felt ) mouth on
* Attach hair to head
* Put dress on body, mark where your arm holes are, remove dress. Sew arms onto the marked spots.
* Put dress back on.
* Sew head to body.
* Attach collar around neck.

I happened to have the material on hand and sewed up a little dress for her. Following is a pattern for a VERY basic dress you can use if you’d like:
Dress:
Using H hook
Body:
ch 22
1. Starting in second ch from hk sc across, ch 1, turn – 21
2 – 5. sc across, ch 1, turn. Each row
6 . sc 4, slp st next 2, sc 9, slp st next 2, sc 4, ch 1, turn.
7 . sc 4, ch 8, skp next 2 sts, sc 9, ch 8, skp next 2 sts, sc 4, ch 1, turn.
8 . dec 2, sc 8 ( over ch from previous row ), sc 2, dec, sc 2, sc 8 ( over ch from previous row ), dec 2, ch 1, turn.
9 . dec, slp st next 8, slp st, dec, slp st next 8, dec.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing dress shut.
Skirt:
Slp st into bottom of dress body:

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1. sc across the bottom, ch 2, turn – 21
2. 2dc in each st across, ch 1, turn – 42
3. sc across – 42
Fasten off weave in ends.
Follow the assembly instructions above, when putting her dress on at the end, sew the back shut with matching yarn color.

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Here she is in her crocheted dress.
Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Misfit Dolly!

    1. I just measured my eyes, they are 10mm, however the size is not important. Use whatever ones you like or think looks best.
      When it comes to faces, the size of eyes and placement completely change the look. I always try different sizes and locations before I lock them into place!

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  1. Dolly is adorable. I am definetly going to make her to add to my Christmas decorations. Thank you for sharing her with everyone. My question is: How tall is she when completed?

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  2. Love her! I am making one for a friend of mine and I was wondering what brand of yarn you used for her hair? Its a few shades different from the red you used for her dress. TIA!

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    1. Hello there. First you need to “make” her hair. I do this by sewing strands of yarn directly onto the head. I start with the part, then sew strands into an outline of how i plan on styling the hair. At this point you want it to be longer than necessary. Once the “outline” is in place, I do separate each yarn strand. That’s how you achieve the wavy look, plus it fills out more and covers space. Add any more yarn where it looks too thin and pull those strands apart as well, continue this process until you are satisfied with how thick it is. Tie it into pig tails or how ever you’d like it, then trim to the length you want. Hopefully that was understandable!

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