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Cat Nap – 18” doll :pinterest

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Nightgown…

 

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5.5mm hook and WW yarn… ch 30

Note this is a hefty WW yarn – it is only 11 wpi (wraps per inch) I would have liked a lighter yarn but I wanted this colour. <<sigh>> )

 

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch, [4 dc in next, dc in 6] 3 times, 4dc in next, dc in 3.

 

Row 2: dc in 4, [2dc in next, ch1, 2dc in next, dc in 8] 3 times, 2dc in next, ch1, 2dc in next, dc in 4.

 

Row 3: sc up to and into ch 1 sp, ch 4, sk to next ch 1 sp, sc to next ch 1, sp, ch 4, sk to next ch sp, sc to end.

 

Row 4: dc in 3, 3dc in next, dc in 10, 3dc in next, dc in 6, 3dc in next, dc in 10, 3dc in next, dc in 3. Note: I think working into the chain sts is better but if yours are going to argue just crochet over them J )

 

Rows 5-7 : dc evenly. Join at the end of row 7.

 

Rows 8-18 : dc evenly. If your turn after each row you can keep the look of the ‘fabric’ the same.

 

Work the usual trim row around the back edges with a ch 3 loop around the neck edge.

 

Cat motif…

 

Zebra yarn (or any vary yarn) and 5.mm hook ch 16…

 

Row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 2, hdc in 5, dc in 6, [2dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, 2dc] in last ch, dc in 6, hdc in 5, sc in 2, 2 more sc in beg. Ch.

 

Row 2: 2 hdc in 2, hdc to ch 1 space, [2dc, ch1, 1dc] in ch1 space, dc in 3, [1dc, ch1, 2dc] in ch 1 space, hdc to last, 2 hdc in last.

Break off leaving a goodly tail for sewing it to the nightie. I sewed it near the edge of the first row so it seems loose. – well you choose how you want it sewn on.

 

Head… ch 2

 

Row 1: 10 hdc in 2nd ch from hook.

 

Row 2: 2 dc in each hdc. Break off leaving a goodly tail for sewing.

 

Ears… I think this could have been done better. My ears should have been further apart. (live and learn) Actually I should have made the head wider… oh dear L

 

Sc in dc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch form hook and down edge of sc, slst to next ear location and repeat.

 

Add button eyes if you wish.

 

Create the tail using surface crochet.

 

 

 

 

Slippers…

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WW yarn and 4.5mm hook…ch 6

 

Row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in 2, 6hdc in last ch, hdc in 2, sc in next, 2 more sc in beg ch.. Join.

 

Row 2: work around in hdc making increases on ends to keep sole flat – don’t skimp.

 

Row 3: sc around as in row 2. (I have 32 sc at this point – close is good enough)

 

Row 4: flip good side down and work FPsc around. Turn

 

Row 5: hdc around making 4 dec – 2 at the heel and 2 at the toe areas. Break off green and att fake fur yarn.

 

Row 6: remember to work to the wrong side to get the best ‘fur’ look. Hdc around working 10 decreases at the front.

 

Row 7: work around in hdc dec. remember that you have to get this on the foot but make the opening as small as you can and still put it on.

 

 

Housecoat…

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WW yarn & 6.mm hook.. ch 27

 

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, * dc in 1, 2dc in next* rep to end. (38 dc)

 

Row 2: dc in 5, 3dc in next, dc in 7, 3dc in next, dc in 10, 3dc in next, dc in 7, dc in 5.

 

Row 3: dc in 6 , 3dc in next, dc in 9, 3dc in next, dc in 12, 3dc in next, dc in 9, dc in 6. Break off Dark Green. Att white yarn.

 

Row 4: dc in 7 , 3dc in next, dc in 11, 3dc in next, dc in 14, 3dc in next, dc in 11, dc in 7.

 

Row 5: dc in 9, sk 13, dc in 18, sk 13, dc in 9.

 

Row 6: dc across but work an increase under ea armhole

 

Row 7: dc across but work an inc between the increase sts from row 6.

 

Row 8: dc across but work 2dc into increase sts from row 7 and work a 3dc group at centre back

 

Row 9: dc across but work an inc between the (side seam) increase sts from row 8.

 

 

 

Continue in the established (increase) pattern to row 16…At this point you can make a choice. You can continue with the plain white in which case you just continue to work the rows until it covers the nightgown. Finish with a ch3 loop trim.

 

OR.. secure white but DNBO

 

Row 17: att mint green and work across in sc. Secure mint but DNBO.

 

Row 18: pick up white...sc across and DNBO

 

Row 19: att dk green and sc across. Break off .

 

Row 20: pick up white and sc across. Break off white.

 

Row 21: pick up mint and sc across. Turn.

 

Row 22: dc evenly across.

 

Row 23: work ch 4 loop trim along hem. Break off.

 

Att dk green at lower right edge and sc up right edge adding in button loops if you wish, work ch 3 loops along neck edge, sc along left edge. Break off and tidy all ends.

 

Sleeves…

 

Att white yarn in base of armhole and work in dc. Work 2 dc in the 10 sts over the cap of the armhole.

 

Row 2: dc evenly around.

 

Row 3: dc around working 10 decreases.

 

Rows 4-6 dc evenly.

 

Row 7: I switched to a 5.5mm hook and did a cuff in hdc. I liked the look but do whatever would work for you.

 

 

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Copyright: Darlene Cutler - 2011

 

I do not have a problem with people/groups using my patterns to make a little extra money by physically making them and selling the items they make.

 

However, I do not permit the selling of my patterns for money. I have once given permission for a booklet to be made of them for a charitable sale and I may do so again *if I am asked* and if it is for a church, charity or school type group. But first you have to ask.

 

Furthermore, If you choose to use my patterns as a money maker, I do not permit my images to be used for any advertizing of your work. You must make your own item and photograph that. These images are as much a part of my Web image as a designer as the patterns are and I reserve that use to myself alone.

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