Betsy Ross doll crochet project

Betsy Ross

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Materials Needed:
    • 15-in. Classic Doll (Fibre-Craft 15-in. Classic Doll #3193-01)
    • Knitting worsted weight yarn:
         3.5 oz. Red
         3.5 oz. White
         3.5 oz. Royal Blue
    • 9 White Facet Beads (6 mm) (Fibre-Craft White Facet Beads #8989)
    • 24 Round Pearl Beads (4 mm) (Fibre-Craft Round Pearl Beads #8964)
    • 7 Gold Star Sequins (17 mm) (Fibre-Craft Gold Star Sequins #3981)
    • 2.3 yd. Royal blue picot acetate ribbon (1/4-in. wide)
    • White craft glue
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  • Crochet Hook
    • Size G (or size required for gauge)
    • Size F (for edgings only)
  • Gauge
    • For Petticoat: With size G hook and working in front lp only,
      9 sc = 2 in., 9 rnds = 2 in.

      For Pantaloons: With size G hook,
      8 dc = 2 in., 4 rnds = 2 in.

      For Skirt (on dress): With size G hook,
      19 sts [sc + (ch 1, sc) 9 times] = 4 in., 19 rows = 4 in.

      For Bodice, Sleeves and Apron: With size G hook,
      9 sc = 2 in., 9 rows = 2 in.

      For Bonnet: With size G hook and working in back lp only,
      9 sc = 2 in., 8 rnds = 2 in.

      Gauge Note: You must work to gauges specified or oufits will not look like photo. Change size as necessary to obtain gauge.

FOR DECORATIVE USE ONLY - NOT A TOY
Not Recommended for Ages 3 & Under


Symbols:
* An asterisk is used to mark the beginning of a portion of instructions that will be worked more than once.

() Parentheses are used to set off and clarify a group of stitches that are to be worked all into the same space or stitch and to provide additional information to clarify instructions.

The dagger identifies a portion of instructions that will be repeated again later in the same round or row.

SPECIAL STITCH: js (jump stitch): Draw up a lp in next st of previous row, below the row you are working - 2 lps now on hook, yo and draw through both lps on hook. Do not work in the current row behind js. This will create the zigzag pattern on dress.



PETTICOAT
Starting at waist edge, with royal blue and size G hook (or size required for gauge), ch 20.
ROW 1: (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across (19 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Note: On each following row/rnd of petticoat only, work in front lp (lp toward you) of each sc, except when joining rnds.
ROW 2: Sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across (28 sc). Use a small safety pin or piece of contrasting yarn and mark front lp of 11th sc of row just completed (for working apron later). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Sc in each sc across (28 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 4: Sc in first 3 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc (36 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 5: Sc in first sc, mark front lp of sc just made (for working pantaloons later), sc in each rem sc across (36 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 6: Sc in first 4 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * across (40 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 7: Sc in each sc across (40 sc), JOIN with a sl st in (both lps of) beg sc. (Note: From now on, you will be working in rnds instead of back and forth in rows. Continue working in front lp only of each sc.) Ch 1, TURN.
RND 8: * Work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from around (Note: last sc of rnd is worked in same sc with joining sl st), join (in both lps of beg sc - as before) - 60 sc. Ch 1, TURN.
RNDS 9-11: Sc in next 60 sc around, join. Ch 1, TURN.
RND 12: * Work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from around, join (70 sc). Ch 1, TURN.
RNDS 13-17: Sc in next 70 sc around, join. Ch 1, TURN.
RND 18: Sc in next 3 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around to last 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc, join (80 sc). Ch 1, TURN.
RNDS 19-23: Sc in next 80 sc around, join. Ch 1, TURN.
RND 24: * Work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from around, join (90 sc). Ch 1, TURN.
RNDS 25-29: Sc in next 90 sc around, join. Ch 1, TURN.
RND 30: Sc in next 4 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * around to last 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc, join (100 sc). Ch 1, TURN.
RNDS 31-32: Sc in next 100 sc around, join. Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.
RND 33: With right side still facing you, work in back lp (lp away from you) of sts for this rnd only, sl st in same sc as joining and next sc, * ch 2, sl st in next 4 sc; rep from * around to last 2 sc, ch 2, sl st in last 2 sc, join with a sl st in beg sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.


PANTALOONS
Betsy Ross doll crochet project
Hold petticoat with wrong side and waist edge facing you. Use size G hook and join white with a sl st in marked lp at beg of Rnd 5 of petticoat (remove marker).
ROW 1 (wrong side): Ch 1, sc, in same lp as joining and each rem unworked lp across (36 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in each sc across (36 sc), JOIN with a sl st in beg sc.
(Note: From now on, you will be working in rnds instead of back and forth in rows.) Ch 3 (do not count as a de), DO NOT turn.
RND 3: De in same sc as joining and each rem sc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 (36 dc - not counting ch-3). Ch 3, do not turn.
RND 4: De in next 18 de, mark last de just worked, de in rem 18 de around, join (as before) - 36 dc. Do not ch 3 and do not turn. Divide work in half for leg openings by working a sl st tightly into marked de (insert hook in top of de from wrong to right side). Remove marker. Ch 3, do not turn.




RIGHT LEG
RND 5: Dc in next 17 dc, dc in next dc (where sl st was worked), leave rem 18 dc unworked (for working left leg later), join (18 dc). Ch 3, do not turn.
RNDS 6-13: Dc in each dc around, join (18 dc). Ch 3, do not turn. At end of Rnd 13, ch 1 (in place of ch 3), do not turn.
RND 14: * Sc in next dc, dec over next 2 dc (to dec, draw up a lp in each of next 2 dc - 3 lps now on hook, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook: dec made); rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg sc (12 sc). Ch 4 (do not count as a trc), do not turn.
RND 15: Work 2 trc in same sc as joining, * 3 trc in next sc, 2 trc in next sc; rep from * around to last sc, 3 trc in last sc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4 (30 trc - not counting ch-4). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 16: Sc in next trc, * ch 3, sk next trc, sc in next trc; rep from * around to last trc, ch 3, sk last trc, join with a sl st in beg sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

LEFT LEG
With right side and left leg opening of pantaloons facing you, use size G hook and rejoin white with a sl st in st at crotch.
RND 1: Ch 3, dc in 18 dc around leg opening, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Ch 3, do not turn.
RNDS 2-12: Rep Rnds 6-16 of Right Leg. Finish off and weave in ends.


FINISHING
Cut two pieces of ribbon, each 10 in. long. Weave one ribbon through sts of Rnd 14 of each pantaloon leg. Tie bow.

APRON
Hold petticoat with right side and waist edge facing you. Use size G hook and join white with a sl st in marked lp of Row 2 at center front of petticoat (remove marker).
ROW 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in same lp as joining and next 5 lps across center front of petticoat (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in each sc across (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (8 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 4-8: Sc in each sc across (8 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 9-26: Rep Rows 3-8, 3 times more. At end of Row 26, you should have 14 sc.
ROW 27: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (16 sc). Do not ch 1 and do not turn. Work edging as follows:

EDGING
Change to size F hook. Sc in next row and each rem row up left side edge of apron to top edge, ch 1; now hold yarn underneath apron and work a sl st in each of 6 royal blue lps of petticoat (where first row of apron was worked); ch 1, sc in each row down right side edge of apron to last row, sk last row, work sl st in each of 16 sc across bottom edge of apron, join with a sl st in beg sc. Finish off and weave in ends. Set petticoat with attached pantaloons and apron aside until later.


DRESS

RIGHT SKIRT (worked sideways)
Starting at front edge, with size G hook and red, ch 36.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across (17 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
RND 2: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (1 7 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch, leave last sc unworked (1 6 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 4: Sk first sl st, sc in next sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (16 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 5: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (16 ch-1 sps), ch 1, sc in last skipped sc of 2nd row below (Row 3) - 17 ch-1 sps. Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 6-44: Rep Rows 2-5, 9 times; then rep Rows 2-4 once more.

SHAPE BUSTLE
ROW 45: Sc in first sc, * DO NOT ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, then work sc in last skipped sc in 2nd row below (18 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 46: Sk first sc, sc in next sc; * sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across (9 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 47: Sc in first sc, * sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from across (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 48: Sc in first sc (mark sc just made to join end of edging later), * sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more (3 sc). Do not ch 1 and do not turn. Continue with same yarn and work edging as follows:

EDGING
Change to size F hook. Sc in each st across bottom edge to first ch at front edge, ch 1. Sl st in each ch up the front edge to waist edge. *Dec over next 2 sts at waist edge, repeat from * once more, ** dec over next 3 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of next 3 sts (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook; dec made; repeat from ** 5 more times, mark last st made (for joining skirt to bodice later), dec over next 2 sts, sk last st, join in next marked sc (8 sts). Remove marker. Finish off. Set skirt aside.

LEFT SKIRT (worked sideways)
Starting at front edge, with size G hook and red, ch 36.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across (17 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch, leave last sc unworked (16 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Sk first sl st, sc in next sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (16 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 4: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (16 ch-1 sps), ch 1, sc in last skipped sc in 2nd row below (Row 2) - 17 ch-1 sps. Ch 1, turn.
ROW 5: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (17 ch-1 sps). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 6-44: Rep Rows 2-5, 9 times; then rep Rows 2-4 once more.

SHAPE BUSTLE
ROW 45: Sc in first sc, * DO NOT ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across (18 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 46-48: Rep Rows 46-48 of Shape Bustle of Right Skirt. At end of Row 48, do not ch 1 and do not turn. Continue with same yarn and work edging as follows:

EDGING
Change to size F hook. *Dec over next 3 sts at waist edge, repeat from * 6 more times, dec over next 2 sts. Mark last st made (for joining skirt to bodice later), dec over next 2 sts. Sl st in each ch down front edge to bottom edge, ch 1. Sc in each st across bottom edge to last row, sk last st. Sl st in next marked st (remove markers). Finish off. Set skirt aside.

BODICE
Starting at center front point at waist, with size G hook and red, leave 12" sewing length, ch 2.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook (1 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Work 3 sc in sc (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc (5 sc). Finish off. Set piece aside until needed in next row.
Note: Next row is worked onto waist edge of petticoat.
ROW 4 (joining row - right side): Pick up petticoat and hold R with right side and waist edge facing you. Use size G hook and join red with a sl st in first ch at left back waist edge, ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and next 6 chs. Pick up first 3 rows of bodice and hold it in front of petticoat with wrong side of sts of last row (Row 3) facing you; carefully match 5 sc on red piece with next 5 sc on petticoat. Continuing with same yam, work 2 sc in next matched sc (of both pieces), sc in next 3 matched sc, 2 sc in last matched sc (red piece now joined). Continuing with same yarn, sc in rem 7 chs at waist edge of petticoat (21 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Note: Skirt pieces are joined to bodice in next row.
ROW 5 (joining row): Pick up right skirt and place it behind bodice with wrong side of skirt facing bodice and waist edge of skirt across top; carefully match first 7 sc of bodice with marked sc and next 6 sc at waist edge of skirt. Continuing with same yarn and working through both lps of sts on bodice and through front lp only of sts on skirt, sc in 7 matched sts of both pieces (right skirt now joined - remove marker). Continuing with same yarn, sc in next 7 sc at center front of bodice. Pick up left skirt and place it behind petticoat in same manner as right skirt; carefully match next 7 sc of bodice with marked sc and next 6 sc at waist edge of skirt. Continuing with same yarn and working through sts of both pieces as before, sc in 7 matched sts of both pieces (left skirt now joined - remove marker) - 21 sc. Ch 1, turn.
ROW 6: Sc in each sc across (21 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 7: Sc in first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc (23 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 8: Sc in each sc across (23 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 9: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc (27 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 10: Sc in each sc across (27 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 11: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 1 0 sc, 2 sc in last sc (31 sc). Ch 1, turn.

LEFT BACK SHAPING
ROW 12: Sc in first 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, leave rem sc unworked (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 13-18: Sc in each sc across (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 19: Sc in first 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (4 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 20: Dec over first 2 sc (at back neck edge), sc in next sc, sl st in last sc (at armhole edge) - 3 sts. Finish off, leaving 8 in. sewing length.

FRONT SHAPING
With size G hook, rejoin red with a sl st in 2nd sc from left back shaping just completed.
ROW 1: Ch 1, dec over same sc as joining and next sc, sc in next 13 sc, dec over next 2 sc, leave rem sc unworked (1 5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in each sc across (15 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Sc in first 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 4 sc (13 sc). Ch 1, turn.

RIGHT FRONT SHOULDER SHAPING
ROW 4: Sc in first 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, leave rem sc unworked (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 5-8: Sc in each sc across (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 9: Sc in first 2 sc, sl st in last sc (at armhole edge) - 3 sts. Finish off.

LEFT FRONT SHOULDER SHAPING
With size G hook, rejoin red with a sl st in 6th sc from right front shoulder shaping just completed.
ROW 1: Ch 1, dec over same sc as joining and next sc, sc in last 2 sc (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 2-5: Sc in each sc across (3 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 6: Sl st in first sc (at armhole edge), sc in last 2 sc (3 sts). Finish off.

RIGHT BACK SHAPING
With size G hook, rejoin red with a sl st in 2nd sc from front shaping.
ROW 1: Ch 1, dec over same sc as joining and next sc, sc in last 4 sc (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 2-7: Sc in each sc across (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 8: Dec over first 2 sc, sc in last 3 sc (4 sc). Ch 1 turn.
ROW 9: Sl st in first sc (at armhole edge), sc in next sc, dec over last 2 sc (at back neck edge) - 3 sts. Finish off, leaving 8 in. sewing length. Sew shoulder seams.

SLEEVES (make 2)
Starting at top edge, with size G hook and red, leave 18 in. sewing length, ch 5.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs (4 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3: Sc in each sc across (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 4: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc (8 sc). Chi, turn.
ROW 5: Sc in each sc across (8 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 6: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (10 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 7-8: Rep Row 6 twice more. At end of Row 8, you should have 14 sc; JOIN with a sl st in beg sc. (Note: From now on, you will be working in rnds instead of back and forth in rows.) Ch 1, TURN.
RND 9: Working in back lp of sts for this rnd only, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in last sc (note: last 2 sc are worked in same sc with joining sl st), join (in both lps of beg sc - as before) - 16 sc. (Note: Front lps will be used later for undersleeve.) Ch 1, TURN.
RND 10: Sc in next 16 sc around, join. Finish off.

UNDERSLEEVES (make 2)
Fold back last 2 rnds at bottom edge of sleeve to expose lps left unworked in Rnd 9. With size G hook, join white with a sl st in first lp left unworked (next to joining).
RND 1: Ch 1, sc in same lp as joining and each rem unworked lp around, join with a sl st in beg sc (14 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
Note: On next 5 rnds of undersleeve (Rnds 2-6), work In back lp only of each sc, except when joining rnds.
RND 2: Sc in same sc as joining, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, join (in both lps of beg sc - as before) - 21 sc. Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 3: Sc in same sc as joining and each rem sc around, join (21 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 4: Sk same sc as joining, * dec over next 2 sc; rep from around, join (10 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 5: Work 2 sc in same sc as joining and each rem sc around, join (20 sc). Cut white, join royal blue. Continuing with royal blue, ch 1, do not turn.
RND 6: Sl st in same sc as joining and each rem sc around, join with a sl st in beg sl st. Finish off and weave in ends. Set sleeves aside.

NECK EDGING
With right side and neck edge of bodice facing you, use size G hook and join while with a sl st in first st at left back neck edge, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 rows around to center front neck edge, sc in next 7 sc across center front neck edge, sc in next 8 rows around to st at right back neck edge, sc in last st (25 sc). Finish off.

LEFT COLLAR AND TIE
With while and size G hook, ch 25.
ROW 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across (24 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Note: At beg of next row, collar is joined to neck edge of bodice.
ROW 2: Hold work (collar) in front of left back neck edge of bodice; carefully match first 13 sc of collar with first 13 sc of neck edging on bodice. Working in back lp only of sts on both pieces, continue with same yarn and work sc in 13 matched sc (collar now joined to bodice). Continuing with same yarn and working in back lp only of sts on collar and tie, work 2 sc in next sc, sl st in last 10 sc (for tie). Ch 1, do not turn; sl st in each of 24 chs across foundation ch edge, sl st in back lp of first sc at opposite edge. Finish off and weave in ends.

RIGHT COLLAR AND TIE
With white and size G hook, ch 25.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across (24 sc). Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Working in back lp only of sts, sl st in first 10 sc (for tie), 2 sc in next sc, now join collar to neck edge of bodice as follows: carefully match next 13 sc of collar with center front sc of neck edging on bodice (same sc where last sc joining left collar to bodice was worked) and next 12 sc. Continuing with same yarn and working in back lp only of sts on both pieces, sc in 13 matched sc (collar now joined to bodice). Do not finish off. Ch 1, do not turn; sl st in each of 24 chs across foundation ch edge of collar and tie, join with a sl st in back lp of first sl st at opposite edge. Finish off and weave in ends.

BACK EDGING
With inside of bodice facing you, use size F hook and join red with a sl st in first red row at left back neck edge.
ROW 1: Ch 1, sc in same row as joining and next 14 rows down left back edge; sc in next row changing to royal blue as follows: draw up a lp in next sc, cut red, join royal blue and complete st as a sc (colors changed); continue with royal blue and work 8 sc evenly spaced down left side of petticoat to base of opening, sl st in st at base; work 8 sc up right side of petticoat, changing to red in last sc; continue with red and work sc in next 16 rows up right back edge. Ch 3 tightly (for first button lp), turn.
ROW 2: Sk first sc, sl st in next sc, * ch 2 tightly (for button lp), sk next sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * 6 times more, ch 2 (for button lp), sk next sc (first blue sc), sl st in next sc (9 button lps total). Finish off and weave in ends.

FINISHING
Step 1: Position sleeves into armholes with center top of sleeves at shoulder seams. Carefully weave edges tog (do not overlap).
Step 2: Sew sc at bottom point of center front V-shaping at waist of bodice to center sc of first row on apron, then sew side edges of V-shaping to petticoat. Sew 3 sc at front waist edge of each skirt through back lp only to side edges of V-shaping of bodice, leaving sc at bottom point free.
Step 3: With sewing needle and matching thread, sew 9 white facet beads down left back edging to correspond with button lps on right back edging.
Step 4: Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each 15 in. long. Starting at center top of undersleeve, weave one ribbon through sts of Rnd 4 (2nd white rnd above blue edging) of each undersleeve. Leave ends loose for now.
Step 5: Remove doll's shoes. Slip dress with attached pantaloons, petticoat and apron onto doll and button bodice at back. Shape bustle. Replace doll's shoes.
Step 6: Pull ribbon on each undersleeve up tightly and tie ends into a 1-in. bow. Trim ends on an angle about 1/2 in. from center of bow.
Step 7: Cut 10 in. piece of ribbon. With right tie crossing over left tie just below center front of collar, place ribbon around both ties and tie into an 1-1/4-in. bow at front. Trim ends on an angle about 1/2 in. from center of bow. Tack joined ties to bodice just below collar.
Step 8: Glue (do not use hot glue) or sew 4 gold stars evenly spaced across front of apron, 1/2 in. from bottom edge.
Step 9: For necklace, thread 24 in. strand of white thread into sewing needle. Using 2 strands, string 24 pearls onto thread. Place pearls around doll's neck and knot ends of thread securely. Trim ends 1/4 in. from pearls.

BONNET
Starting at center top, with white and size G hook, ch 2.
RND 1 (right side): Work 8 sc under top 2 strands of 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st in back lp of beg sc (8 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
Note: On each following rnd of bonnet, work in back lp only of each sc.
RND 2: Work 2 sc in same sc as joining and each rem sc around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1 (16 sc - not counting ch-1). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join (in beg ch-1 - as before) - 24 sc. Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 4: * Work 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around, join (32 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 5: * Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join (40 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 6: Sc in next sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around to last 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, join (48 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RNDS 7-10: Sc in each sc around, join (48 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 11: * Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc; rep from around, join (36 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RNDS 12-13: Sc in each sc around, join (36 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.

RUFFLED BRIM
RND 14: * Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join (48 sc). Ch 1, do not turn.
RND 15: Work 2 sc in each sc around, join (96 sc). Cut white, join royal blue. Continuing with royal blue, ch 1, do not turn.
RND 16: Sc in each sc around, join (96 sc). Finish off and weave in ends.

FINISHING
Step 1: With rem 24-in. length of ribbon, glue or sew center of ribbon to center back of bonnet (where rnds were joined) just above ruffled brim. Bring ends of ribbon around to center front of bonnet and tie into a 2-3/4-in. bow. Trim ends on an angle about 1 1/4 in. from center of bow.
Step 2: Glue 3 gold stars evenly spaced to center front of bonnet about one rnd above bow. Put bonnet on doll's head.

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