VICTORIAN DOLL

Red Heart 4 ply yarn  1 ( 3 + 1/2 oz skein ) of Pink ( A ); 1 oz Black ( B ); 1 oz Mid Brown
( C )
Crochet hook size G
Fiberfill
8 round black buttons 1/4" in diameter
Embroidery floss for facial features

DOLL'S HEAD: Work all rnds from right side and do NOT join rnds. Use marker to mark each rnd.. With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. ( 16 sts ).
Rnd 3: *  Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. ( 24 sts ).
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: * Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. ( 32 sts ).
Rnds 6-10: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 11: * Dec over next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, rep from * around.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 13: * Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * around. Note: Stuff firmly as you complete each section of Doll.
Neck: Rnd 14: * Dec over next 2 sts, rep from * around. ( 8 sts ).
Rnds 15-16: Rep Rnd 4.
Shoulders: Rnd 17: ( Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st ) twice.
Rnd 18: ( Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts ) twice.
Rnd 19: ( Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts ) twice.
Rnd 20: Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in etch of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts. ( 26 sts ).
Rnd 21: Sc in each of next 7 sts, inc in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 11 sts, inc in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts. ( 30 sts ).
BODY: Rnds 22-35: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
FIRST LEG: Hold Body with one flat side facing, place markers for centre front and centre back on opposite flat side - 15 sts each to left and right of centre.
Rnd 1: Join A with sc in st to left of centre front, sc in each of next 14 sts, ch 1, place marker between first and last sts and carry as before. Do NOT join rnds.
Rnd 2: Sc in each of next 15 sts, sc in ch 1. ( 16 sts ).
Rnds 3-37: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
SECOND LEG: Join A with sc in next st to left of centre, sc in each of next 14 sts, ch 1. Work 2nd leg to correspond to first.
BOOTS: With B, leave a long end for sewing and ch 17, join with sl st to form a ring.
Top: Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, sc in each of next 16 ch, join rnd and following rnds with sl st to first sc. ( 17 sts ).
Rnds 2-5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each of next 16 st, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts, join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts, join.
Rnds 8-10: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each of next 22 sts, join and fasten off. ( 23 sts.)
SOLE: With B, ch 8.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 ch, 4 sc in next ch, turn and working in opposite side of foundation chain, sc in each of next 5 lps, sc in first ch, join this and following rnds with sl st to first st. ( 17 sts ).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc in first st, join. ( 23 sts ). Fasten off leaving a sewing length. With wrong side facing, overcast sold to bottom of shoe through back loops only. Pin boot to bottom of leg and overcast in place, sew on 4 buttons to each boot on outside edge.
ARMS: With A, ch 1, ( lower edge ). Do NOT join rnds. Carry marker as before.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: ( 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts ) twice.
Rnds 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts. ( 12 sts ).
Rnd 6: Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in each of next 6 sts ( dec over next 2 sts ) twice, sc in in each of next 4 sts.
Rnd 8: Sc in each of next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each of next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts. ( 10 sts ).
Rnds 10-20: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving a sewing length. Position last rnd of arms at shoulders and sew in place.
HAIR: Wrap C around a 12" square of cardboard 80 times. Cut one end of loop to make 24" strands. Using C, work backstitch along centre of head catching centres of 4 strands of C in each stitch. Arrange hair in 2 loose pony tails and stitch to side of head at nape of neck. Using embroidery face, sew on facial markings as in photo.