Miss France Doll Pattern

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This free pattern originally published by The D•M•C Corporation in Dolls of Many Nations, Vol. 403, in 1952.

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MATERIALS - D•M•C Pearl Cotton, Art. 116D, Size 8: 2 balls Blue No. 797 or 798, 1 ball Snow White, 1 ball Red No. 666 or 321.
7 or 8-inch Doll.
4-inch ribbon; ½ yard for Petticoat.
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 7.

GAUGE: 3 tr rows=l inch
9 dc rows=2 inches
* = STAR

SKIRT-Waistband-Row 1 (right side)-With Blue, ch 33 (about 3 ¼ inches), 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each remaining ch (32 sc), fasten off. Row 2-Turn, with White, work 1 sc in each sc across, fasten off. Row 3-Turn, with Red, rpt row 2. Rnd 1-From right side, with Blue, work 2 tr in back loop of each st around; to join Skirt, slip st in first tr. Rnd 2-Ch 5, skip joined st, [1 tr and ch 1] in each tr around, join (with slip st in 4th ch of ch-5). Rnd 3-Ch 5, 1 tr in first sp, * ch 1, 1 tr in next tr, ch 1, 1 tr in next sp; rpt from STAR around; end, ch 1, join. Rnd 4-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 5, 1 tr in next sp, [ch 1 and 1 tr ] in each remaining sp; end, ch 1, join. Rpt rnd 4 three times. Fasten off. Rnd 8-With White, starting at back, work [1 tr and ch 1] in each sp around, join in first tr, fasten off. Rnd 9-With Blue, rpt rnd 8. With White, rpt rnd 8. Rnd 11-With Red, rpt rnd 8. With White, rpt rnd 8. Rnd 13-With Blue, rpt rnd 8 only do not fasten off. Rpt rnd 4, fasten off.

BODICE-With White, working on other side of first row of Skirt, work [1 dc and ch 1] in each of 30 sts, 1 dc in end st (31 dc). Row 2-Ch 4, turn, skip first sp, 1 dc in next sp, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each remaining sp. Rpt row 2 twice. Fasten off. Shoulder Strap-Turn, skip first 2 dc, with White, 1 dc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each of next 2 dc (2 sps). Row 2-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc. Row 3-Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch-4. Rpt row 3 three times. Fasten off leaving 7 inches of thread to sew Strap in place. Skip 4 sps for underarm, sew end of Strap to top of next 2 sps at front of Bodice. Work other Shoulder Strap to correspond.

SLEEVES-With White, work [1 dc and ch 1] in each of 4 sps at underarm, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1] in each of 6 sps of Shoulder Strap, join in first dc. Rnd 2-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 4, 1 dc in next sp, ch 1, [1 dc and ch 1] in each remaining sp, join in 3rd ch of ch-4. Rnd 3-Ch 1, slip st in first sp, ch 3, skip next sp, * 1 dc in next sp, skip next sp; rpt from STAR around, join in top of ch-3. Rnd 4-Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc around, join in first sc, fasten off. With White, work a row of sc all around neck edge (about 1 sc in each sp). Ch 5, turn, 1 tr in 2nd sc, [ch 1 and 1 tr] in each remaining sc, fasten off.

HAT-With White, ch 55, 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in every 2nd ch across (26 sps). Rows 2 and 3-Ch 4, turn, skip first 2 sps, 1 dc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each dc to last 2 sps; end, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Row 4-Ch 4, turn, skip first 2 sps, 1 dc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each of next 8 dc, ch 1, 1 sc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each of next 9 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Row 5-Ch 4, turn, skip first 2 sps, 1 dc in next dc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each dc to sc (at center), ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, [ch 1 and 1 dc] in each dc to last 2 sps, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Rpt row 5 until 4 sps left in row. Next row-Ch 4, turn, 1 sc in sc (at center), ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, fasten off. Fold at center and sew seam at back. BRIM-With Red, work 3 sc in each sp around Hat, join (in first sc), fasten off. Rnd 2-Turn, with White, 1 sc in joined st, ch 1, [1 sc and ch 1] in every 2nd st around, join, fasten off. Rnd 3-Turn, with Blue, [1 sc and ch 1] in each ch-1 sp around, join, fasten off. Turn Brim up.

DRESS SASH-With Red, chain for 18 inches, 1 tr in 7th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, 1 tr in next ch; rpt from STAR across, fasten off. Row 2-Turn, with White, work 1 tr in first sp, [ch 1 and 1 tr] in each remaining sp, fasten off. Row 3-With Red, rpt row 2. To dress Doll, see pattern book page. Make a bow with Sash and tack at back of dress.

FLAG-With Blue, ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 8 chs. Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across. Rpt row 2 twice. Fasten off. Row 5-Turn, with White, 1 sc in each sc across. Rpt row 2 three times. Fasten off. Row 9-Turn, with Red, 1 sc in each sc across. Rpt row 2 three times. Fasten off. Sew or cement Blue end of Flag to small end of a toothpick.


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