Saturday, September 24, 2011

Russian Dolls

I made these little dolls today. I was reading Attic24 Thursday and saw Lucy's dolls on her September Mantle post. The one with the stripes and hearts is supposed to be resemble Lucy herself. I love her posts and when I saw hers I thought I would try to make my own.

I said I would attempt to write the pattern, so here goes...
I used worsted wt. yarn and an F or 3.75 size hook.
To start ch 2. Then 6 sc ( single crochet) in the second ch. from the hook. Join with a sl stitch then ch 1.
Row 2 2 sc in first sc  and around for a total of 12 stitches. Join each row from here on and then ch 1.
Row 3 2 sc in first sc then sc in next sc. Continue in this pattern around. 18 stitches.
Row 4 2 sc in first sc then in next two sc. 24 stitches.
Continue with increases adding one sc between the double sc until you have 5 sc between the 2 sc stitch. then carry on without any increases for 7 rows.
On the next row sc2 together then 4 sc in each of next 4 sc.  Continue around, join and ch 1. Continue rows with decreases for 4 rows. Then join and ch1 and sc around for 3 rows. When you get here you need to stuff the dolls. This is for the middle doll and I changed colors on the 9th row and then every other row until the scarf. You can put pellets in the bottom to wt the dolls down and then stuff with polyfill or batting.
When you get to the top of the dolls you decrease again. 2sctogether and one sc. Then next row two sctogether and the hole should close up.
At this point I cut out a small pink felt circle and embroidered the face on. The sewed the face on to the doll with pink thread. I used yarn for the hair. I made little flowers for the biggest and smallest dolls and sewed some heart buttons on the other doll.  The scarf ties were made by ch 11, sl st in second ch, then sc in next ch, hdc in next two sc.then sl st., sc in next ch, hdc in next two ch, sc in last ch. tie off then attach to doll. I hid the yarn in the back of the tie.

I know this pattern is probably not easy to read. Hopefully I will get better at writing. If anyone has any questions I will gladly answer them. Like I said, this is my first pattern. It is also written in the US terminology. I hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. These are so sweet, I might have a go at making one for my oldest daughter, she would love them. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :-)

  2. So cute!

    Im into making little crochet pumpkins at the moment, will blog about them soon!


  3. Hehe your dolls are very cute and I think the Lucy one really does look like her! She'll love it :-)

    Thanks for sharing a pattern x

  4. WOW am sooo impressed, these are amazing. And yes, the stripy heart one truly does resemble me, extraordinary!!!!
    Lovely to visit with you, thank you ever so much for your sweet and kind words in the Attic, truly appreciated xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. They are adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  6. Oh thanks!
    Nice! I will try it tomorrow ;-)

  7. Just spotted these, they are so cute, I have the Wantsies again! I am seeing a large one for a door stop :)