American Love

by

Karen Mc Kinzie

MATERIALS
Size 10 crochet cotton
J & P Coats-
Red - 200 yds.
Variegated Blue - 200 yds.
2 or 3 small snaps
No. 7 Steel Hook or hook needed to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE
Fits 11 1/2" Fashion Doll

GAUGE
8 sc = 1", 10 sc rows = 1"

BODICE

Row 1: With Red thread, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 2-4: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 15 sc, ch 1, turn. (31 sc)

Row 6: Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc, ch 1, turn. (33 sc)

Row 7: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc, ch 1, turn. (35 sc)

Row 9: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc, ch 1, turn. (37 sc)

Row 11: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc, ch 1, turn. (39 sc)

Row 13: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, hdc in next sc, (2 hdc, 3 dc) in next sc, (3 dc, 2 hdc) in next sc, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, ( 2 hdc, 3 dc) in next sc, (3 dc, 2 hdc) in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 14: Sc in next 16 sc, sk 1 hdc, dc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next hdc, sk 1 hdc, sc in sc, sk 1 hdc, dc in next hdc, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next 2 hdc, sk 1 hdc, sc in last 16 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 15: Sc in next 15 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in next 8 dc, sc next 2 dc tog, sc in next 8 dc, sk 1 sc, sc in last 15 sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 16-17: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (47 sc)

Row 18: Sc in each sc across, fasten off. (47 sc)

Sew 3 small snaps on back to close.


TRIM ON BODICE

Attach Variegated Blue with sc in 2nd sc of row 18 Bodice, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc; rep from * across, leaving last sc unworked. Fasten off

SKIRT

Row 1: Attach Variegated Blue, with sl to first rem lp of foundation row of Bodice, ch 3, dc in each rem lp across, ch 3, turn. {30 dc}

Row 2: Dc in same st , * 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (60 dc)

Row 3: Sc in ea st across, ch 3, turn.

Round 4: Dc in same st, * 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, join with sl st to first dc, ch 1, do not turn. (120 dc)

Round 5: Sc in ea dc around, join with sl st, ch 3.

Round 6: Dc in next sc, dc in each sc around, join with sl st, ch 3.

Round 7: Dc in same st, * 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join with sl st, ch 1. (240 dc)

Round 8:
Sc in each dc around, join with sl st, ch 3.

Round 9: Dc in same st, * 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, join with sl st, ch 3. (480 dc)

Rounds 10 - 14: Dc in each dc around, join with sl st, ch 3, fasten off at end of round 14.

TRIM FOR SKIRT

Join Red with sl st to 1st st of round 14, ch 1 * sk next st, 4 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1,* repeat from * to * around to last 2 sts, sk next st, 4 dc in next st, ch 1, join with sl st to first ch 1. Fasten off. (120 Clusters)

American Love
By
Karen Mc Kinzie

This was made for my Father-in-law because he found out I was learning to crochet for dolls and he wanted one. So I decided to try and come up with one of my own just for him. Hope you like.

All effort was made to ensure that the instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, take responsibility for human error, typographical error or variations on individual work.

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May not be reproduced without written permission from the Designer.

Copyright 2002 by Karen McKinzie

Copyright 1993 - 2004 by Originals by Gidge

Last Updated: September 15, 2004