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Cowl And Critters
Lion Brand® Bonbons
Pattern Number: CowlandCritters
Add this animal hat and curlicue trimmed cowl to your 18" doll's wardrobe. Reproduced with permission from Crochet for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls by Nicky Epstein, published by SoHo Publishing.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
601-620 Bonbons Yarn: Pastels
Acrylic: Pale pink, lavender, sky blue, medium blue, white, yellow, peach, and light green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks- Size D
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45
- Small amount of polyester fiberfill
- 2 purchased eyes (optional)
20 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10cm over dc using size G/6 (4mm) hook. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Hat is worked from the top down.
Colorslight green (A), medium blue (B), sky blue (C), white (D), yellow (E), peach (F), pale pink (G), lavender (H)
FROG HAT With size G/6 (4mm) hook and A, ch 4, join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 13 sc in ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 - 14 dc.
Rnd 2 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc across, join with sl st to top of beg ch - 28 dc.
Rnd 3 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 - 42 sts.
Rnd 4 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 - 56 sts.
Rnd 5 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Break A and join C.
Rnd 6 With C, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, dc in next 5 dc, *dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, dc2tog, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 - 49 sts.
Break C and join B.
Rnd 7 With B, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, *dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3 - 40 sts.
Break B and join A.
Rnd 8 With A, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st to first sc - 30 sts.
Eyes (make 2) With size G/6 (4mm) hook and B, ch 2.
Rnd 1 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first sc.
Break B and join D.
Rnd 2 With D, work 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st to first sc - 12 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4 Sc in each sc around.
Stuff with polyester fiberfill.
Rnd 5 [Sc2tog] 6 times, join with a sl st to first sc - 6 sts.
Rnd 6 Sl st in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a sewing tail of 3"/7.5cm.
Eyelids (make 2) With size G/6 (4mm) hook and A, ch 3.
Rnd 1 3 dc in last ch from hook, ch 1, 4 dc in same ch, turn.
Rnd 2 Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in first dc, skip next 3 dc, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, 4 dc in top of beg ch-3.
Fasten off, leaving 6"/15cm tail for sewing to top of hat.Using photo as a guide, sew eyelids to top of hat, centered on each side of beg ring of hat.
Place eyes inside lids and sew in place.
With D, embroider mouth in stem st.
COWL Net Backing With size D/3 (3.25mm) hook and F, ch 78.
Row 1 Tr in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 3 ch, tr in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Row 2 Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 3), *skip next ch-3 sp, tr in next tr, ch 3; rep from * to last st, tr in last st.
Front Ruffles Row 3 With RS facing, attach H to upper right beg corner space of net, ch 3, 2 tr in same sp, *ch 1, 2 tr in next sp, rep from * to last sp, 3 tr in last sp, do not turn, work rev sc into each st and ch-1 sp across, sl st to beg ch-3.
Row 4 With RS facing, attach G to same upper right beg corner sp as row 3.
Work as given for row 3.
Row 5 With RS facing, attach A to next horizontal row of netting and work as given for row 3.
Row 6 With RS facing, attach E to same space as A of row 5 and work as given for row 3.
Row 7 With RS facing, attach C to last horizontal row of netting and work as given for row 3.
Row 8 With RS facing, attach B to same space as C of row 7 and work as given for row 3.
Corkscrews (make 3) With F, ch 13.
Row 1 Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each ch to end of ch.
Attach corkscrews to center of one side edge of cowl.
Gather the other edge and tack under corkscrew edge to make cowl.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
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