This is s funny story,
I have grandkids I rarely see but the ones I do visit with I make them crocheted toys.
I crocheted the oldest boy a Sonic Plushie, and a Tails Plushie, (the designer does wonderful work, I would like to THANK her for making 2 young Sonic fans very happy) his cousin seen them and needed to have them for his very own.
Being the Grandma I am, he got them.
Never seen a child be so delighted over a handmade toy.
While I was busy working the Boys dolls, the girls wanted dolls too.
With Red Heart Yarn no longer producing the Lt peach super saver yarn my quantities were limited. I searched for the yarn in thrift stores, found enough to work this doll. The last one.
This is the largest doll I have made to date. I was surprised just how big it is.
When I found the pattern it was only published in Turkish, I think, but the designer then released it in English, kinda. It isn't a written pattern and you MUST understand how to make a doll to really make this a good looking doll.
I worked this as I needed it hope you enjoy working it.
Knowledge of crochet stitches a must.
Not quite Intermediate but more advanced that Beginner
Yarn: Worsted Weight, Medium, 4 Hook: G - 4.25 mm Stitches:
Chain: ch Slip stitch: sl st Single crochet: sc Half double crochet: hdc
Space: sp Stitch markers. You will need several to mark stitches when you begin the legs.
This pattern is worked in the round. From the waist down.
To begin: Ch 50, keeping the chain from twisting, join with a sl st, ch 1, (now here is a tricky part, I work 1 sc in the back hump of each ch, you work the ch anyway that works for you.) Rnd 1: sc in the join, place a marker, (moving marker as you work the 1st st of next round) sc in each ch around. Join, ch 1 (50 sc) Rnd 2: hdc in the join, place a marker in the top of the hdc (in the join), hdc in the next st, *ch 2, skip the next st,, hdc in the next 2 sc, *around, to the last 2 sc; ch 2, sk next sc, hdc in the last sc, join to the top of the hdc in the join of the previous row with marker. Ch 1. Rnd 3: sc in the join, sc in the next, 1 sc in the ch 2 sp, around. After sc in the last ch 2, join with, sc in 1st sc of previous round. (We will be working in rounds, without joins.) (50 sc) Rnds 4- 6: sc around. Placing marker in 1st sc to mark beginning of the round. (50 sc)
Rnd 7: sc 4, 2 sc in the next, around. (65 sc) Rnds 8-14: Sc in each st, around, (replacing marker in 1st st to mark beginning of rounds.) (65 sc) Rnd 15: Ch 5, count 30 sts, from 1st marker, place “anothermarker” in the 30th st, join with a sc in the 30th st, not twisting the ch, work sc in each st back to the first marker. (5 ch) (30 sc)
The first marker will be the first sc of the other leg. So the stitches work in the same direction.
I use a different color marker here, so I remember where I begin the other leg. I use a safety pin.
You are now beginning the legs. Rnd 16: Placing a marker in the last sc of round just worked, sc in the side loop of the chain, keeping the other side of the chain free, it is needed for the other leg. Sc in each st around back to the marker. (35 sc) Rnd 17-40: Continue working sc even. Moving marker as you work down the leg.
Do not finish off. To finish the pant leg; Working around the sc of previous round, sl st, around each sc to make a nice edging, Finish off and weave ends. Makes a nice finished edge. For second leg: Attach with a sc in the stitch to begin the next leg, (where I used the safety pin), working sc in each around to the 4 ch, where you work the opposite side, back to the safety pin. Continue working as Rounds 17-40.
Note: my count could be off, as I am not a pattern writer. I was asked to share this and did the best I could.
My grandson wasn't real sure about this. I think it may have scared him at first.
I got a call from my Son wanting to know if I could make one of these for his grand~daughter, of coarse, anything for the grand~kids. As I posted a picture on my facebook a friend wanted a couple of them, now I'm working as fast as my hands will let me,(neck is aching a bit too).
I used a pattern from Crochet Magazine, but got it from Ravelry.
Find it here> Neon Bright Sweater Set
I used the stitch, red heart bright yellow and blue. I decrease on the sleeves so they tapered.