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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Christmas Bulbs

Here’s the last of my Victorian style Christmas ornaments. They are basic/simple bulb style ornaments. They can be made in solid colors or stripes, however you choose.

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Bulbs:

Supplies:
F hook
Medium weight yarn in 4 ( I used Lily’s sugar and cream )
Poly fill stuffing
Yarn needle
Silver yarn, ( optional )
Glitter glue ( optional )

Bulb:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. sc in each st around – 5
3. 2sc in each st around – 10
4. ( sc, 2sc )5x – 15
5. sc around – 15
6. ( sc 2, 2sc )5x – 20
7. sc around – 20
8. ( sc 3, 2sc )5x – 25
9-14. sc around – 25
15. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
16. sc around – 20
-begin stuffing, keep stuffing firm.
17. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
18. sc around – 15
19. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
20. sc around – 10
21. dec 5, fasten off, sew shut

Top: ( optional )
Ch 2
1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3. sc around in back loops only – 8
4. sc around – 8
Fasten off.
Sew on to top

It’s hard to see in the photo, but I used fine glitter glue and covered a few stripes only. It glitters lovely in the light!

Stuffed heart ornaments.

Here’s number two of the Victorian inspired ornaments, Stuffed/embellished hearts. Enjoy!

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Stuffed Hearts:

Supplies:

Any color yarn in medium weight 4 ( I used Lily’s Sugar & Cream )
F hook
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle

Ch 2 ( make two )
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, 2sc)6x – 18
4 – 5. sc around – 18 each row
Fasten off

Join the “humps”:
*insert hook through one side of each hump and yarn over hk:

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*pull through both stitches, yarn over hk, pull through loop:

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*insert hk through next st on both humps:

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* yarn over hk, pull through both sts, yarn over hk, pull through both loops on hk. Your now connected.
* continue crocheting around both humps from this point on, starting here:

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6. sc around – 30
7. sc around – 30
8. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
9. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
10. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
11. sc around – 15
*start stuffing now.
12. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
13. sc around – 10
14. dec 5
Fasten off, sew shut, weave in ends.

Embellish anyway you choose!
I made a smaller circle and glued a gem on for the center and then quickly whip stitched lace ribbon along the edges.

Crochet “Paper Cones”

First of all apparently today is the one year anniversary of my humble little blog!
Alright onto the more important matters: a new pattern for you!
I’m starting you off with the “paper cone”, how cute would a bunch of these be filled with candies hanging off your tree. Your holiday guests can take one home with them as a quick little gift.

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“Paper Cones”
Supplies:

Medium weight yarn in 4
F hook
Yarn needle
Embellishments ( optional )

Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. sc around – 6
3. ( sc 2, 2sc )2x – 8
4. sc around – 8
5. ( sc 3, 2sc )2x – 10
6. sc around – 10
7. ( sc 4, 2sc )2x – 12
8. sc around – 12
9. ( sc 5, 2sc )2x – 14
10. sc around – 14
11. ( sc 6, 2sc )2x – 16
12. sc around – 16
13. ( sc 7, 2sc )2x – 18
14. sc around – 18
15. ( sc 8, 2sc )2x – 20
16. sc around – 20
17. ( sc 9, 2sc )2x – 22
18. sc around – 22
19. ( sc 10, 2sc )2x – 24
20. sc around – 24
21. ( sc 11, 2sc )2x – 26
22. sc around – 26
23. ( sc 12, 2sc )2x – 28
24. sc around – 28
25. ( sc 13, 2sc )2x – 30
26. sc around – 30
27. slp st around

For the loop, I chained 25 and slip stitched into the edge.
If using a ribbon, weave in ends and sew onto back of edge.

They work up quickly and easily!

Heart Appliqués

Here are some quick and easy hearts, just in time to whip up some homemade valentines decorations.
I’ve written up three sizes to make. Use them for whatever you’d like, the possibilities are endless! 😄

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There is no set hook or yarn size, play around with them and see what you get. I used worsted weight yarn as well as a G- hook and F- hook.
All the hearts start with a magic ring, there is a tutorial in a previous post if you need it.

Baby Hearts:

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Start by making a magic ring:

1. 3 tr, 4 dc, tr, 4 dc, 3 tr : into the magic ring
2. pull the ring closed, ch 2 and slp st into hole.
Make sure you’ve pulled your magic ring tight or you will have a hole in the center.

**if making a medium or large heart, do not fasten off, continue below.
Otherwise, fasten off and weave in ends.

Medium Hearts

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3. sc , 2 hdc in next st,
3 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next,
hdc 1 in next 3 sts, ( hdc, dc, hdc) in next st,
2 hdc in next st, hdc 1 in next 3 sts,
2 hdc in next, 3 hdc in next,
2 hdc in next , ch 2, slp st into center.

**if making large heart, do not fasten off, continue below.
Otherwise, fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Hearts:

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4. sc in next 2 sts, hdc 2 in next 2 sts,
hdc 1 in next 3 sts, hdc 2 in next st,
hdc 1 in next 5 sts, ( hdc, dc, hdc )in next st,
hdc 1 in next 5 sts, hdc 2 in next st,
hdc 1 in next 3 sts, hdc 2 in next 2 sts , hdc, sc slp st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

I find them highly addictive to make, be careful hearts will start taking over your house!!