Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Day 5 Advent Calendar

Guess who is going to sit at the top of my tree? Santa Girl. :) Adapted from Day 5 of DROPS Christmas Calendar 2011. I'm running a day late as Santa Girl took me a little longer to make than the previous calendar patterns and work got in the way!
I altered the pattern slightly so that my doll turned out slightly smaller at 27cm high. Using a 4mm hook she is made from an oddment of Peach DK, shade 6 of Sublime extra fine merino DK, Red Patons Smoothie DK, White Patons Pearl DK, Black DMC Cotton Perle 8 and toy stuffing.
All rounds begin with a chain and end with a slip stitch.
Arms Male 2:-
Peach,
Magic circle, 1ch, 4dc.
*1dc, 2dc* x2.
1dc in each st.
1dc in each st.
Taupe,
Repeat last round x 10
Stuff lightly.

Legs Make 2:-
Taupe,
Magic circle, 1ch, 4dc.
*1dc, 2dc* x2.
1dc in each st.
1dc in each st.
Peach,
Repeat last round x 13.
Stuff lightly.

Body:-
Taupe
Start at point that will become mid back of doll.
*1dc, 2dc* around top of legs joining them as you go.
1dc in each st.
Repeat last round x 11.
To attach arms:-
*1dc* when arm position is reached - flatten arm top and continue round by working 1dc through both sides of arm top and into body, as a single stitch.

Shoulders:-
*2tog*.
Stuff body.

Head:-
Peach,
1dc in each stitch, incorporating tail into rear of stitches to use as a drawstring to tighten neck once round is complete.
*1dc, 2dc*
1dc, 1dc, 2dc*
1dc in each stitch.
1dc in each stitch.
Nose row 1dc in each stitch until nose position is reached, (1dc, 1ch, ss) in next st. Continue with 1dc in each stitch.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc in each stitch.
*1dc, 1dc, 1dc, skip next st*.
1dc in each stitch.
*1dc, 1dc, 1dc, skip next st*.
1dc in each stitch.
*2tog*.
*2tog*.
Stuff and draw thread through remaining stitches.

Hat:-
Red,
ch26,
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x4, skip.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 4, skip.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x4, skip.
1dc x2, skip.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x2, skip.
Draw thread through remaining stitches.
White,
Make a pom pom and attach to top of hat.

Hair:-
White,
Cut 15 lengths of wool and hook through a centre parton on head. Plait x2.
Dress:-
Red,
Ch 48 and ss into a ring.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 6, 2tog.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 5, 2tog.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 4, 2tog.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 3, 2tog.
1dc in each stitch.
1dc x 2, 2tog.
1dc in each stitch.
ss x7, ch2, htr x 8, turn.
ch2, htr x8, turn.
ch2, htr x8.
ss down side of top and around to back.
ch 10 and attach to top corner of bib, dc down chain to centre back. ss. Repeat for other strap.

2 comments:

mad about bags said...

hi I'm really enjoying seeing all your advent crochet creations, and a little envious that you are doing so well at keeping up with them, i have made a few christmassy makes this week but not as many as i would have liked!!! keep up the good work!!!

thesnailgarden said...

Thank you Mad About Bags, I am struggling to keep up with the calendar and everything else that needs doing at this time of year, but I'm determined to continue!
Best wishes, Pj x