Friday, August 28, 2009
SUZIE'S BASSINET PURSE (C)
6 inch doll
Worsted weight yarn 2 colors (main 2 oz, contrast 1.5 oz)
Crochet hook size H (5.0 mm)
Stitch marker (I used a bobby pin)
1. Read notes and instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Round 1 has 7 dc (counting the ch 3 as a dc) on one end and the opposite end has 6 dc. That’s intentional, to make it work out to 45 sts.
3. When joining with a slip stitch, pull the slip stitch tight.
4. Hdc shows three loops, the two you always see and a third on the back. You will be working first in the back loop and after turning working in the remaining two loops.
5. I used Red Heart Super Saver for the bassinet in the photo.
6. The doll was purchased at Wal-Mart.
7. Cut a piece of flannel 8 X 8 inches for blanket.
Starting at base, with white leaving a 6 inch tail, ch 21
Round 1: 3 dc (counts as a dc) in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 16 ch, 6 dc in last ch, working along opposite side of starting ch and over beginning tail, dc in next 16 ch, 3 dc in last ch. Join with slipstitch in top of ch 3. (45 sts)
Rounds 2-5: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, (does not count as an hdc), hdc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in back loop of first hdc. Place a marker in the two front loops of the same hdc. (45 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, slipstitch in the back loop of each hdc. Join with slipstitch in front loop of first slipstitch. (45 sts)
Round 8: Slipstitch into the 2 marked loops of the first hdc of round 6, do not remove marker. Ch 2, turn, working in the two remaining loops of the hdc of round 6, 2 dc in the next stitch (not the marked st) and each st around. Make the last 2 dc in the marked st. Remove marker. Join with slipstitch in first dc. (90 dc)
Round 9-11: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in first dc. (90 sts)
Round 12: Sc in same st as join. *Ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Ch 2 and join with slipstitch in top of first sc.
Round 13: Join contrasting yarn with a slipstitch in same sc as join. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 4 dc in same st (beginning shell). *5 Dc (shell) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. (30 shells)
EDGING: Attach contrasting yarn in any slipstitch of round 7. Rev sc in each slipstitch of round 7 (you will actually be working in the same sts the slipstitches were worked). Do not join, fasten off and use the yarn needle to join and weave in end.
DRAWSTRINGS: (make 2) With main color, make a ch 36" long (approximately 120 ch). Fasten off.
Starting at one end of bassinet, weave drawstring in and out of the ch 2 loops of round 12. Tie ends of chain together.
Starting at the opposite end weave second drawstring in and out of the ch 2 loops of round 12 and tie ends of chain together at opposite end of bassinet.
we have had a hard year, as most people have, but she has come through it like a trooper and this will make an "extra special" gift for her. thanks
I will have to see if our store still carries them. If not maybe there is a slightly larger doll that I could upsize the pattern to fit.