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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crochet Circle Back Sweater for 18" Doll


Good morning,


Here is another sweater for my 18" doll, Ginger.  This one looks as if it could be a shrug from the front, but a sweater from the back. Ginger is wearing it over a sleeveless jumper knit of the same yarn.

As with all patterns, be sure to read through the directions completely before starting. 

Comments are welcome!

Lois

Crochet Circle Back Sweater for 18" Doll


This is an intermediate skill crochet pattern.

Size H hook, about 2 oz. #3 yarn main color (MC) and a small amount of contrasting color (CC) for border. 7/8" button. The main color in the sweater pictured in image is Wool-Ease sport yarn.

Ch 2 counts as first dc throughout. Join all rounds with ss. Increases are made in top of increase of round below.

Back:


With MC, Ch 4, join with ss.

Round 1: 12 dc (12 st)

Round 2: 2 dc in ea stitch (24 st)

Round 3: 2 dc in same st, 1 dc. Repeat from * (36 st)

Round 4: 2 dc in same st, 2 dc. Repeat from * (48 st)


Round 5 - 8: Continue increasing in same manner as round 4. (96 st at end of round 8) Do not break off.

Right Sleeve

Round 1 of right arm: Chain 2 (counts as first dc), dc in next 16 st (17 dc made), chain 12. You'll now work right arm in the round from the right side only. Turn work and join chain just made with first ch 2 at beginning of round, be careful not to twist. Total of 17 dc and 12 chains in round.

Round 2, dc in each st of round 1 and in each chain. (29 dc)


Round 3 - 9 : work even in dc

Break off.

Left Sleeve

Round 1: With right side facing, skip 30 stitches on back, join with a ss in next st. ch 2, dc in next st, ch 12. Avoid twisting ch. Count 15 unworked stitches to right of joining, dc in that stitch and in next 14 stitches. join with ss, ch 2 do not turn (17 st and 12 ch in round)


Round 2: work dc in each dc and in each chain (29 dc)

Round 3 - 9 : work even in dc

Break off

Right front:

Row 1: With right side facing, skip first stitch and join with ss in the next stitch of front of right sleeve. ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each of the next 9 spaces. ch 1, turn


Row 2 - 6 : work even in sc

Row 7: sc 2 tog (dec made), 6 sc, sc 2 tog. (8 sc)

Row 8: sc

Row 9: sc 2 tog (dec made), 1 sc, ch 2, skip 2 st (button hole made), sc, sc 2 tog.

Row 10: sc 2 tog, 2 sc over ch st, sc 2 tog


Left front:

Row 1: With right side facing, skip first stitch and join with ss in the next stitch of front of left sleeve. ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each of the next 9 spaces. ch 1, turn

Row 2 - 6 : work even in sc

Row 7: sc 2 tog (dec made), 6 sc, sc 2 tog. (8 sc)

Row 8 sc

Row 9: sc 2 tog (dec made), 4 sc, sc 2 tog. (6 sc)

Row 10: sc 2 tog, 2sc, sc 2 tog


Border (read through note and detailed instructions before beginning):

Note: Border is worked with CC. Around left and right front, sc, increasing as needed around curves. Back of neck and bottom back pattern is *sc, skip 1 st, ch 2, repeat. "Corners" at underarm and shoulders are worked in dc with decreases to shape work appropriately.

Detailed instructions for border are given below:

With CC, from right side under arm, join with sc 4 st to left left sleeve, ch 2, skip one st, *sc, ch 2 skip one st. Repeat from * across bottom back until you have made 22 sc with ch 2 between ending with an sc. Dc into base of sleeve, skip one row of right front, sc in ends of next 9 rows. 2 sc in end st of front, 2 sc across end of right front, 2 sc in top st at end of front, sc across top of right front, skip last st , 3 dc in top of sleeve, sc in first st of back neck, **ch 2, skip 1 st. Repeat from ** across back of neck. 3 dc in top of left sleeve, skip first row of left front, sc in next st and to the end of the bottom of left front, 2 sc in end of bottom of left front, 2 sc across edge of left front, 2 sc in end st of bottom of left front.

Cuffs:

Round 1: with contrasting color, sc around sleeve, join with ss, ch 1

Round 2: *2 sc together, sc, repeat from * around. join with ss

Round 3: work even in sc. Break off. weave in ends.

Sew on button under buttonhole.

Weave in all ends.

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