Razzle Dazzle Dolly – Crochet Charity Drive

If you’re not familiar with the Crochet Charity Drive, you gotta check it out!  Over a dozen designers are bringing you some really fun free toy patterns that you can use to donate to those in need!

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It is my pleasure to have a 2nd toy pattern during this drive, and I’ve decided to offer my Razzle Dazzle Dolly!

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Skill level:  Easy

Yarn weight:      #4 Worsted                 

Yarn in sample:  leftovers from Caron Cakes in Jelly Roll and Cherry Chip

Amount of Yarn Needed

Hook size:  F

Gauge:  Not important!  Isn’t that great?

Additional materials:  stitch marker, yarn needle for weaving in ends, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, poly fil stuffing

Finished size:    6-8″

Notes: Face is worked in spiral, so use a stitch marker to keep track of rows.  There are lots of options for personalizing the dollies!  Short hair, long hair, different faces on each side – the possibilities are endless!

Abbreviations: beg – beginning
ch – chain
lps – loops
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch

Face

R1 Using MC, work 10 sc in circle (10)

R2 2sc in all sts around (20)

R3 *2sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around (30)

R4 *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * around (40)

R5 *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * around (50)

R6 *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, rep from * around (60)

R7 *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, rep from * around (70)

R8 *2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, rep from * around (80)

R9 *2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, rep from * around (90)

R10 *2sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, rep from * around and fasten off (100)

Body

Join body color in left sc of any 2sc on face.

R1 ch1, sc in same st and next 9 sts, turn (10)

R2 ch1, 2sc in same st, sc across to last st, 2sc in last st, turn (12)

R3 ch1, sc in all sts across, turn (12)

R4-13 Rep R2-R3, increasing st count by 2 on each even row

R14-19 Rep R3, do not fasten off after R19 (22)

Right Foot

R1 ch1, sc in same st and next 7 sts, turn (8)

For short leg, go directly to R2.  For longer leg, work 4 more repeats of R1 before going to R2

R2 ch1, sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc across to last 2 st, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn (6)

R3 Rep R2, fasten off (4)

Left Foot

Join yarn in 7th st to left of last st in Right Foot R1, then repeat the instructions for Left Foot.

Repeat the instructions for the face and body once more so that you have 2 pieces – one for the front and one for the back.

Joining Front and Back

With WS together, sc through both layers all the way around to last 2”.  Stuff your doll, and then continue with sc to close.

Arms

Cut 12 lengths of yarn about 10” long for each arm.  Fold yarn in half and use a cow hitch knot to secure in seam.  Braid to desired length, and tie knot in end to secure.  Trim ends and repeat for other arm.

Hair

Amount and length of hair is completely up to you.  Cut as many strands as you like about twice as long as you want the hair to be.  Use a cow hitch knot to attach strands in groups of 3 across top of doll head.  Untwist the strands and separate the plies for a wavy look, or leave yarn as is for thicker strands.  Trim as desired.

Face

There are lots of options for the face.  You can either sew on buttons, use embroidery thread to embroider a face, use felt, or whatever other method you want.  For extra fun, make another face on the back side for a reversible doll.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.  You can also make a little scarf for your dolly or accessorize however you like!

Here are some dollies that my testers created!

I’d love to see what you create!  Feel free to join The BSB Crafting Community to share pictures, get notifications of new pattern releases, and member-exclusive sales!

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