Nun Figure
(Iím not Catholic, so if Iíve made a mistake or disrespected something, it wasnít intentional)

Approx. size: 8inches tall


Materials:
black worsted weight yarn
white worsted weight yarn
1 empty thread cone (the cone is approx. 6inches tall. You could use heavy poster board and shape it into a cone if you donít have a thread cone. They sell empty thread cones now at the craft stores)
1 - 1Ĺ" wood ball with flat bottom for head
Crochet hook H
Glue
Beads & accessories to make rosary
Small cross for around neck


Dress:
With black, wrap yarn twice around finger, slide off, insert hook in center and pull up a loop(this replaces usual ch4 join),
Rnd 1: ch1, 6 sc in ring, join. (pull yarn tail to close center hole) [6sc]

Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join [12]

Rnd 3: Working in back loops for this round only, ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join [12]

Rnd 4: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join [12]

Rnd 5: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sp around increasing 3sc evenly. [15]

Rnds 6-7: ch1, sc in same sp as joing and each sp around, join [15]

Rnds 8-22: repeat rnds 5, 6, 7 [30]

Rnds 23-28: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join [30]

Finish off leaving a 12" length to gather. Slip this piece over the cone & gather tightly at bottom. Weave in loose ends.

Scapular:
With black, ch9
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. turn [8]

Rows 2-52: ch1, sc in each st across, turn. [8]

At end of row 52, fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Glue to top of dress. Tack down 4 bottom corners so they wont curl up.

Cap & Collar:
with white, wrap yarn around finger twice and slip off, insert hook in center and draw up a loop
Rnd 1: ch1, work 8sc in ring, join. (pull yarn tail to close center hole) [8]

Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in same sp as joining and each st around. join [16]

Rnds 3-6: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each st around. join. [16] turn

Rnd 7: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and next 9sts, ch6, join to beginning sc. [16] do not turn

Rnd 8: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sc and ch around. join [16] turn

Insert head(wooden ball) into cap now, because hole will be too small later.

Rnd 9: ch1, dec over same sp as joining and next st, *dec over next two st, repeat from * around. join [8] do not turn

Rnd 10: ch1, 2sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join. [16]

Rnd 11: ch1, 2sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join [32]

Rnds 12-15: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each sp around. join. [32]
At end of rnd 15, fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Glue to top of dress & scapular

Veil:
with black, ch7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. [6] turn

Rows 2-18: ch1, sc in each across. [6] turn

Row 19: ch1, dec over next 2 sts(3times) [3] turn

Row 20: ch1, dec over next 2 sts, sc in last. [2] fasten off.

Row 21: Attach yarn at end of first row, ch1, sc in same sp, 1sc in the ends of the next 17 rows, use 6sc around top and working down other side, sc in ends of next 18 rows. [42] turn

Row 22-23: ch1, sc in each across. [42] turn

Row 24: ch1, hdc in same sp as ch-1 and in next 7 sts, sc in next 26 sts, hdc in last 8 sts. [42] turn

Row 25: ch1, sc in each sp across. [42] turn

Row 26: Repeat row 24

Row 27: Repeat row 25

Row 28: Repeat row 24

Row 29: ch1, sc in each st across. DO NOT TURN, continue on across bottom & join to beg sc. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Glue to top of head

Sleeves (make 2)
with black, wrap yarn around finger twice and slip off, insert hook in center and draw up lp
Rnd 1: ch1, work 8 sc in ring (pull yarn tail to close center hole) join. [8]

Rnd 2: ch1, sc in same sp as joining and each around. join [8]

Rnd 3: ch1, 2sc in same sp as joining, 1sc in each remaning sp, join [9]

Rnd 4: ch1, 1sc in same sp as joining and each around. join [9]

Rnds 5-13: Repeat rnds 3 and 4. [14} finish off
Glue to top at sides under collar.

Rope:
with white, ch50
sl in 2nd ch from hook and each across. fasten off. tie around waist with ties hanging down on one side.

Rosary
5 sets of 10 small beads & in between the sets is one big bead, then there is a cross followed by 1 big bead then 3 small beads then 1 big bead and then a medal of sorts.

Each bead represents one prayer & small beads are the hail marys. The big beads represent one of the mysteries of the rosary and there are three prayers for those beads.

The cross around neck is on a black cord.
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