Sally the Swimmer Doll

This lovely lass is all set for the beach in her vintage-inspired swimsuit and hat. Knit Sally so she can come with you on your next trip to the ocean. She loves selling seashells by the seashore!

Skill Level: Easy

Size:  12” / [30 cm] tall

Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Rico Design Essentials Cotton Dk (100% Cotton; 142 yards [130 meters]/50 grams): 51 Cream (A, 1 ball), 33 Turquoise (B, 1 ball), 02 Red (C, 1 ball), 80 White (D, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) straight.

Notions: US size 2 (3.0 mm) crochet hook, polyester stuffing, tapestry needle, small amount of black yarn.

Pattern Notes

The legs and body are worked flat, then seamed. The body is worked in 2-row stripes of red and white.

Pattern

Legs (make 2)

Using A, CO 8 sts.

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: (Kfb) to end. (16 sts)

Rows 3-69: Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 67 rows.

Break yarn.

Body

Note: Begin working Body in 2-row stripes of Red (C) and White (D) by knitting across both Legs for Row 70, beg with C.

Row 70: (K3, kfb) 8 times. (40 sts)

Rows 71-107: Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 37 rows. (19 stripes)

Break C and D. Cont working in A.

Rows 108-115: Beg with a knit row, work in St st for 8 rows.

Row 116: (K2tog) to end. (20 sts)

Row 117: Purl.

Rows 118: (Kfb) to end. (40 sts)

Row 119: Purl.

Row 120: (K7, kfb) to end. (45 sts)

Row 121-143: Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 23 rows. Mark the centre of Row 129 for the nose position.

Row 144: (K3, k2tog) to end. (36 sts)

Row 145: Purl.

Row 146: (K2, k2tog) to end. (27 sts)

Rows 147: Purl.

Row 148: (K1, k2tog) to end. (18 sts)

Row 149: Purl.

Row 150: (K2tog) to end. (9 sts)

Break yarn leaving a long length of yarn. Thread through remaining sts, pull up tightly and fasten off.

Arms (make 2)

Using A, CO 6 sts.

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: (Kfb) to end. (12 sts)

Rows 3-51: Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 49 rows.

Row 52: (K2tog) to end. (6 sts)

Break yarn leaving a long length of yarn. Thread through remaining sts, pull up tightly and fasten off.

Halter Tie

Using C, work a 3-st i-cord for 10”.

BO all sts.

Swim Hat

Using B, CO 50 sts.

Rows 1-20: Beg with a knit row, work in St st for 20 rows.

Row 21: (K3, k2tog) to end. (40 sts)

Row 22: Purl.

Row 23: (K2, k2tog) to end. (30 sts)

Row 24: Purl.

Row 25: (K1, k2tog) to end. (20 sts)

Row 26: (P2tog) to end. (10 sts)

Break yarn leaving a long length of yarn. Thread through remaining sts, pull up tightly and fasten off.

Flowers (make approx. 50)

Using B and crochet hook, ch 4.

Rnd 1: Work [sc, (ch 3, sc) 4 times] in 4th ch from hook.

Sc to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Seam row edges of Legs and Body, leaving a gap for stuffing. Stuff well and close seam.

Use a length of A to gather around the neck to shape it.

Use A to embroider a Nose over the marked point on the face. Use black yarn to embroider Eyes, and C to embroider a small V-shape for the Mouth.

Seam row edges of Arms. Stuff. Sew Arms to sides of Body, just under the neckline.

Sew the centre of the Halter Tie to the front centre of the Swimsuit, and tie at back of the neck.  Seam row edges of Hat. Sew Flowers to Hat, making sure to cover the entire hat. Place Hat on head and sew in position.

Weave in all ends.

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