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Sierra the Summer Doll (Darling Dolls Series)

by - July 16, 2019


Meet Sierra the Summer Doll!  Sierra is the newest member of Sweet Softies' Darling Dolls Collection.


She's a cheery English girl wearing a sage-green dress with a school-girl collar, sun hat, and stockings.  Her design was inspired by the casual 20th-century aesthetic.


Sierra has a pet puppy dog named Peanut, who happens to be shaped like a little peanut!  This cute pup accompanies her wherever she goes, and loves sitting snugly inside Sierra's basket.


This pattern is easily customized using different yarn colors and added embellishments, such as buttons, lace, appliques, and more!  You can style Sierra's hair, put buttons on her dress, attach a ribbon bow to her hat, or add a cute applique to her basket.  The possibilities are as far as your creativity wishes to take you!


Helpful photo references and a detailed hair tutorial are also provided in this written pattern.  You will be guided through each of the doll's parts, including her accessories (hat, basket, puppy dog).


Add this adorable, 20th century English belle to your multicultural collection of amigurumi crochet female dolls from around the world!


Finished Measurements

Doll height: 9 inches (23 cm), Puppy height: 2 inches (5 cm)

Level

Intermediate.  Requires familiarity with the stitches used (below), joining rounds, changing colors, attaching yarn, and sewing pieces together.

Stitches/Terms Used (Written in US Terminology)

  • Magic ring (MR)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Tr (treble crochet)
  • Increase (inc)
  • Decrease (dec)
  • Back loops only (BLO)
  • Front loops only (FLO)
  • Back post double crochet (bpdc)
  • Front post double crochet (fpdc)

Materials

  • Medium weight (4) yarn in colors for the skin (peach), hair (brown), dress (green, white), hat (tan), basket (tan), dog (beige, tan).
    (Note: I used Caron Simply Soft in the colors Light Country Peach, Taupe, Sage, White, Bone, and Off White.)
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Four 6mm plastic safety eyes
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • White pipe cleaners
  • Tiny scrap of tan felt and dark brown embroidery thread for puppy’s muzzle
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: blush powder and q-tip 

(Also available on Etsy and LoveCrafts)

http://www.ravelry.com/purchase/jasmin-wang-designs/461279

This pattern is © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). For personal use only. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website. No wholesale.

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