Wow!! I’m so honored that so many of you are joining us for our first ever CAL at love.life.yarn!
I’m loving seeing all your dolls taking shape and today we get to finish up the doll body!! Yay!!!
Round 1: 2 sc in each st (24 sts).
Round 2: (Sc 3, inc) 6 times (30 sts).
Round 3: (Sc 4, inc) 6 times (36 sts).
Round 4: (Sc 5, inc) 6 times (42 sts).
Round 5: (Sc 6, inc) 6 times (48 sts).
Round 6: (Sc 7, inc) 6 times (54 sts).
Rounds 7-18: Work even in sc.
Place safety eyes between rows 12-13, 9 sts apart.
Embroider nose 2 rows lower with MC as shown in photos.
Be sure to stuff neck firmly at this point.
Round 19: (Sc 7, dec) 6 times (48 sts).
Round 20: (Sc 6, dec) 6 times (42 sts).
Round 21: (Sc 5, dec) 6 times (36 sts).
Round 22: (Sc 4, dec) 6 times (30 sts).
Round 23: (Sc 3, dec) 6 times (24 sts).
Round 24: (Sc 2, dec) 6 times (18 sts).
Round 25: (Sc, dec) 6 times (12 sts).
Round 26: (Dec) 6 times (5 sts).
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing head.
Weave yarn tail through remaining 6 sts and pull tightly to close.
Arm (Make 2)
With MC, makek magic ring.
Round 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4 sts). Pull tightly to close.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (8 sts).
Rounds 3-25: Work even in sc.
Fold in half and work 4 sc across, closing tube.
Do NOT stuff arms.
Attach arms as shown in photo.
Cut yarn strands twice as long as desired hair length.
The easiest way to do a lot of these is to wrap the yarn around something. I used the shorter side of a DVD case. Then, cut across one side of the wrapped yarn.
Hair is attached in the latch hook style. Insert hook from front to back where you would like strands. Fold strand in half, catch in hook and pull through about 1/2″. Yarn over with both strands and pull through loop. (Same as if you were attaching fringe to a project). Repeat for everywhere you want hair. (See video for help!)
For eyebrows, I took apart the plies on the yarn I used for the hair and used a single ply to embroider eyebrows to ensure it matched the hair perfectly. I embroidered her eyebrows 3 rows above the row with the safety eyes.
One more week and Morgan will be done!! Her dress and boots will be the third and final part of our CAL. Click here for the last part of the CAL!