Luby Doll Crochet Along

Part One

 

Special Stitches

Invisible Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)
It is very important that you follow this way of decreasing – if your decreases look at all lumpy when you work them please make sure to check your method of working them and/or watch the video because they should be practically ‘invisible’


Insert hook in front loop only of first st, insert hook in front loop only of second st (3 lps on hook), yo and draw through 2 lps, yo and complete sc as normal.


Click here for to watch a Youtube video that shows this method (useful from 1min 48 in)

 

3hdc Bobble

1. Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook)
2. Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook)
3. Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop (7 loops on hook)
4. Yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook

Hand and Arm – make 2

Crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds from hand to shoulder. Use a stitch marker to keep track of where the beginning of each round starts.

Rnd 1: MR, ch1 (not a st), work 6sc (6sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2sc in each st around (12sts)

Rnds 3 & 4: Sc in each st around (12sts)

Rnd 5: 3hdc bobble (see special stitches) in the first st (makes thumb), sc in each of the remaining 11sts (12sts)

Rnd 6: Sc in each st around (12sts)

Stuff hand firmly and shape flat rather than rounded.

Rnd 7: Sc2tog around (please see Special Stitches as all sc2tog’s within this pattern should be worked as invisible decreases) (6sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in each of the first 2sts, work 2sc into the next st, sc in each of the next 2sts, work 2sc into the next st (8sts)

Stuff hand firmly and the arm lighter and lighter towards the top, there should be very little stuffing in the top of the arm (you may want to use the opposite end of your hook to help stuff the arm – be careful not to overstuff, it should be slim and tapered from the bottom up so that it sits at the side of the body when attached.  You may have difficulty getting the clothing on and to fit nicely if they are overstuffed.

Rnds 9 - 24: Sc in each st around (8sts)

Rnd 25: Now we will close up the top of the arm to prepare it for crocheting onto the body later.  Sl st across until the loop on your hook is at the side of the arm as pictured.

Now holding the arm so that the working loop on the hook is on the right, pinch the top of the arm together, you will have 4sts on either side (the front and back), ch1 (not a st) and sc in each st across, working through all 4 loops at the front and back of the work to close the top of the arm (4sts)

Fasten off and hide loose ends.

You will crochet the arms on, on round 42 of the body.

 

Leg – make 2

Crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds from the foot up.  Use a stitch marker to keep track of where the beginning of each round starts.

Rnd 1: MR, ch1 (not a st), work 6sc (6sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2sc into each st around (12sts)

Rnd 3: Sc into the first st, work 2sc into the next st, *sc into the next st, work 2sc into the next st, repeat from * around (18sts)

Rnd 4: Sc into each of the first 2sts, work 2sc into the next st, *sc into each of the next 2sts, work 2sc into the next st, repeat from * around (24sts)

Rnd 5: Sc into the back loop only of each st around (24sts)

Rnd 6: Sc in each st around (24sts)

Rnd 7: Sc into each of the first 6sts, sc2tog x 6, sc in each of the remaining 6sts (18sts)

Rnd 8: Sc into each of the first 4sts, sc2tog x 5, sc in each of the remaining 4sts (13sts)

Rnd 9: Sc into each of the first 6sts, skip the next st, sc into each of the remaining 6sts (12sts)

Stuff foot firmly and shape so it is flat on the bottom.

Continue to stuff firmly as you work the following rounds.

Rnds 10 – 24: Sc in each st around (12sts)

Fasten off on first leg but not on second…

Part 2 will be published on 24th July 2020,   I look forward to seeing your progress in the Weebee Appreciation Society Facebook Group.

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