Nesting Dolls CAL: Matryoshka Pattern 3 – Small Doll

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I can’t believe we are already on Week 3 of our CAL. It is so fun seeing our little nesting families grow! This week we continue on with our Small Doll. If you missed any of the patterns you can click here or just use the arrows at the bottoms of the posts to go forward or back one. And don’t forget to share your progress by posting your photos on my Facebook page, in our Ravelry group, or in the linky gallery.

Before we get to our next pattern, let’s take a peek at some of our Week 2 pics.

Here is my Week 2 progress … Again, I still need to add the cheeks to mine …

nesting dolls CAL

And here are some pics from the rest of our group. Aren’t they adorable!?

week 2

Ready for the next Matryoshka Pattern!

Small Doll

Finished doll measurements: bottom = 1¼” (3.2 cm) tall; top = 1¾” (4.5 cm) tall.

Gauge = 10 sc and 10 rows = 2″ (5 cm) in sc stitch.

 

Bottom

With color G, make a ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into ring—6 sc, pm in last stitch of rnd, do not turn. Cont to move marker up each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each of 6 sc—12 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 4: *2 Sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around—18 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 6: *2 Sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around—24 sc, do not turn.

Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around—18 sts, do not turn.

Rnd 10: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around, do not turn. Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 6″ (15 cm) tail. Weave in yarn tail.

 

Top

With color E, make a ring.

Rnds 1–4: Rep Rnds 1–4 of bottom.

Rnds 5–9: Sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 10: *2 Sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around—24 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 11: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 12: Sc in each st around, do not turn. Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 6″ (15 cm) tail. Weave in yarn tail.

 

Face

With color C, make a ring.

Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of bottom.

Rnd 3: *2 Sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around—18 sts, do not turn. Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 16″ (40.5 cm) tail, which will be used to sew face to top.

 

Hair

With color D, ch 9.

Row 1: 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in last ch—9 sts, turn. Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 16″ (40.5 cm) tail, which will be used to sew hair to face.

 

Finishing

Arrange hair piece placing foundation edge on face edge, and sew in place with yarn tail.

small cheek template

With black thread and 2 medium black beads, sew to face for eyes. Sew a smile with red thread. Cut two ¼” (6 mm) circles (see diagram) of pink felt for cheeks. Sew to face with pink thread. Arrange embellished face with hair edge along Rnd 3 of top and sew in place. Split yarn to embroider flowers below face and along edge by following diagram for Small Doll using daisy stitch for flowers and French knot for centers.

 

 
 

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Stitchy Nesting Dolls were designed by Amy Gaines and appear in Bara, B. (2013). Crochet at Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living. Interweave Press. Crochet along approved and pattern reprinted with permission from Interweave Press. Photography by Joe Hancock.

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3 Responses to Nesting Dolls CAL: Matryoshka Pattern 3 – Small Doll

  1. Linda August 19, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Thank you Kara, they are all looking so sweet. 🙂

  2. Gardenchef's Needle and Pen August 20, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Beautiful dolls, Kara!

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