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This is a 2 piece set that uses SC ribbing to add some style. I used WW yarn in White and Green and I used 5.5 and 6mm hooks. You will need an elastic waistband for the pants.
Legs, make 2 and do not break off after the 2nd leg
With white and 5.5mm hook ch 5, work SC ribbing (sc in BLO) over 4 stitches for 26 rows, do not break off but join the two edges with sl st to form the cuff. Continue and work sc in the end of each row, join.
(change to 6mm hook) Work 2 rows of hdc.
Align the two legs and join with sc over 5 sts. (you are now working at Centre Front) Flatten it so you can find and mark the side stitches.
Work hdc across front stitches. Change to dc across the back to stitch before the crotch joining. Work a dc and Extended dc in next st, work 3 Tr into joining and then extended dc and dc in next st, continue with dc to next marker, hdc to end of row and join.
Work hdc well around to back, and work dc in 15 stitches at the back, continue in hdc to end of row and join.
Work 6 more rows of hdc (or however many you need for your doll)
Get your elastic waistband and work a row of sc in each stitch and over the elastic. Join, secure and tidy ends.
I worked this all with 5.5mm hook – you may want to move up to the 6.mm
With Green and 5.5 mm hook, ch 5 and work a 4 st- SC ribbing for 52 rows. (it needs to be large enough to fit over the crocheted pants) Do not break off but join the two edges with sl st to form the bottom rib portion. Work 1 hdc in the end of every ribbing row.
Work 2 more rows of hdc evenly.
Divide for front and back.
Hdc in 25 stitches. Ch 1 and turn. Put a marker in the 26th stitch and in the 52nd stitch).
Work evenly in hdc over the 25 sts for 2 more rows. Break off green
Attach Green in the stitch past the marker where you divided for front and back. Work the 25 stitches between the two markers in hdc for 3 rows to match the other part. Break off Green.
Front – work up shoulders…
Attach white and work 2 rows of hdc evenly across.
>. Work hdc in 5, sc in 15, hdc in 5.
> work hdc in 4, 2hdc in next, sc in 15, 2hdc in next, hdc in 4. Break off leaving a tail long enough to sew a shoulder seam.
Back – work up shoulders...
Work as for front but work 3 even rows of hdc before working shoulder stitches. Break off
Sew Shoulder seams over 5 stitches. Tidy all ends.
Attach white yarn in the skipped stitch(es) and work around armhole in hdc. I did work one decrease at the back of each sleeve but you don’t need to do so..
Work as many rows of hdc as you need for your doll. I did 4 and they are just right.
Attach buttons or other trims as you wish.
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Edited by darski, 22 February 2012 - 06:00 PM.