Blushing Ripple
from HereandAbove.com
by Deborah K. Lauro
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Dear Crocheter;
Blushing Ripple is also a decorative bathroom tissue girl. She may be the perfect gift for that special person who seems to have it all.  Also, the devoted doll collector may delight in this beauty to brighten her bath.
Blushing Ripple has the option of a rippled hat or an umbrella.  Variations in color will also look nice. Try three shades of blue on the white-haired doll with blue eyes or three shades of green on a red-haired, green-eyed doll. Any color in three shades that will match your bathroom decor will work. Happy crocheting,  Debbie

Abbreviations

ch           chain
dc          double crochet
hdc         half double crochet
sc           single crochet
sl st        slip stitch
st(s)        stitch(es)
tr            triple crochet

You will need

1 - 11 1/2" Porcelain-Look Doll with brown hair by Fibre-Craft
1 - Ivory 6" Lace Umbrella by Floral Accessories #XM1676
6 oz Light Pink worsted weight yarn
1 oz Medium Pink worsted weight yarn
1 oz Dark Pink worsted weight yarn
2 - 4/0 snaps
Small amount of pink sewing thread
5" - 4mm craft beads
1 piece 7-mesh plastic canvas
2 hatpins (optional)
1 roll of Toilet Tissue
Size F crochet hook or size required for gauge.
Gauge: 4 sts = 1 inch.

Special Stitches

Working in Back, Front or Both loops: Usually a stitch is worked over the two top strands of the stitch below it. When the pattern says to work in Front Loops Only, insert your hook into the top loop closest to you, starting the same way you would normally insert the hook, and ending by coming up between the two top strands. When the pattern wants you to work in the Back Loops Only, insert your hook inbetween the two top strands and out the back of your work.

Sc next 2 stitches together: Insert hook in first stitch,  yarn over hook, draw through stitch, (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook, draw through stitch, yarn over hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Sc next 3 stitches together: Insert hook in first stitch,yarn over hook, draw through stitch, (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook, draw through stitch, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook, draw through stitch, yarn over hook, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Loop: Using the diagram below as a guide, make a loop leaving it loose until instructed to pull the 3" end tight.

Doll Preparation

For bathroom tissue option, remove legs from doll. Cut out 1 piece of 7-mesh plastic canvas for sides according to Fig. 2, and 2 pieces following Fig. 1, 1 for front and 1 for back.

Whipstitch one long edge of a front piece to long edge of one end of side piece. Whipstitch the back to the other long edge of the same end of side. Insert other end of side (part not connected to front and back) through leg holes. Whipstitch to unused edges of front and back. Piece should be a long, almost square tube that will fit inside a roll of toilet tissue.

Cut 4" piece of 4mm beads and place around neck of doll, gluing together in back. Cut 1 bead apart and glue to ear for earring. Repeat for other ear.

Bodice

Note: For best results try bodice on dress several times as you work to be sure of correct gauge. There should only be a small overlap in back for the snaps.

Row 1: Starting at neck with Light Pink, ch 22. 2 sc in second ch from the hook, * sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in next ch,* repeat between * two more times, sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in last ch. (29 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Front Loops Only, sc across.

Row 3: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Back Loops Only, work 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc,* repeat between * two more times, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc.  (37 sc)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Back Loops Only, work 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next 4 sc, ch 4, skip next 9 stitches, sc in next 4 sts,* 3 sc in next st, repeat between * one more time, 2 sc in last sc. (Armholes formed.)

Row 6: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Front Loops Only, sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in next 11 sc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in last 6 sc. (31 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Back Loops Only, work 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next 5 sc, (sc next 2 sts together) twice, sc in next 5 sts,* 3 sc in next sc, repeat between * one more time, 2 sc in last sc. (31 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1. Turn. Working this row in Front Loops Only, sc in first 3 sts, * hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, * sc in next 5 sts, Repeat between * one more time, sc in last 3 sc.
 

Under Skirt

Row 9: Ch 3. Turn. Working this row in Back Loops Only, dc in same stitch, * dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch,* repeat between * around. Sl st into top of beginning ch 3.  (42 sts)

Working in Rounds from now on, and in Both Loops through Round 16...

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 sts,* repeat between * around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3. (56 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around. St st into top of beginning ch 3.

Rnds 12-16: Repeat Rnd 11.
 

Ruffle

Rnd 17: Working this round in Front Loops Only, ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into top of beginning ch 3. (112 sts)

Rnd 18: Working in Both Loops, ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st into top of beginning ch 3.

Rnds 19-20: Repeat Round 18.

Rnd 21: Working this round from left to right * ch 3, skip next stitch, sl st into next st,* repeat around, ending with sl st into stitch of beginning ch 3. Finish off.
 

Over Skirt

Row 1: Holding dress upside down, join light pink with a sc in the first unworked loop of Row 8 of Bodice. Ch 3, tr in same st, * dc in next st, hdc in next 2 stitches, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st (point made),* repeat between * 4 more times, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, tr in last st. Sl st into top of beginning ch 3. (42 sts.)

Note: Make sure center front point lines up with the increases of the previous row on the center of the bodice.

Now working in rounds and in Back Loops Only for rest of Dress...

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 stitches together, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 stitches together, sc in next 2 sts, sc in same stitch as beginning 2 sc, sl st into back loop of first sc.  (48 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc in next 7 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in same stitch as beginning 3 sc, sl st into back loop of first sc. Finish off.  (72 sts)

Rnd 4: With Medium Pink join with sc in back loop of the center st of the point in the back of the dress. Work 2 more sc in same st, * sc in next 4 sts, sc next 3 stitches together, sc in next 4 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 4 sts, sc next 3 stitches together, sc in next 4 sts, work 2 more sc in same stitch as beginning 3 sc, sl st into back loop of first sc. (84 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc in next 5 sts, sc next 3 stitches together, sc in next 5 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 5 sts, sc next 3 stitches together, sc in next 5 sts, work 2 more sc in same stitch as beginning 3 sc, sl st into back loop of first sc. (96 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 6 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sc in same st as first 2 sc, sl st into beginning sc.  (96 sc)

Rnd 7: Repeat round 6.

Rnd 8: Repeat round 6. Finish off.

Rnd 9: Join with dark pink in center st of point in back of skirt.  Work 3 sc in same space, * sc in next 6 sts, sc next 3 sc together, sc in next 6 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in last 6 sts, work 2 sc in same st as first 3 sc, sl st into beginning sc. (108 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 7 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 7 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in last 7 sts, sc in same st as first 2 sc, sl st into beginning sc. (108 sts)

Rnds 11-13: Repeat round 10.

Rnd 14: Working this round from left to right and in Both Loops, * ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st,* repeat between * around.  Note: A slip stitch should fall in the center stitch of each point.  Finish off.
 

Bodice Finishing

Holding dress upside down, attach dark pink in unworked loops of Row 4 of bodice to first st on right hand edge of bodice. Working from left to right, * ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st,* repeat between * across. Finish off. (18 ch-3 loops)

Still holding dress upside down, attach medium pink in unworked loops of Row 2 of bodice to first st on right hand edge of bodice. Working from left to right, * ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st,* repeat between * across. Finish off. (14 ch-3 loops) Work in ends.

Sew 2 snaps evenly spaced onto back of bodice.
 

Hat option

Rnd 1: With light pink, ch 2. Work 6 sc in second ch from hook.  Do not join.  Work in rounds. Place marker in last st. (Marker can be a piece of contrasting yarn or a bobby pin.)  Move end-of-round marker after each round. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * around. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * around. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: Working in Back Loops Only, sc in each st around.

Rnd 7: Working in Both Loops, sc in each st around.

Rnd 8: Repeat Round 7.

Rnd 9: Working in Front Loops Only, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * around. (36 sts) Sl st into next st.  (Marker can be removed.)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, Working in Back Loops Only, sc in same st, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st. Sl st into first sc. Finish off. (48 sts)

Rnd 11: Join medium pink in the Back Loop of center tr of next 3 tr group. Working in Back Loops Only, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in st of beginning sc, join with sl st into first sc.           Finish off. (60 sts)

Rnd 12: Join dark pink in the Back Loop of the center st of 5-sc  group just finished. Working in Back Loops Only, ch 1, work 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 4 more times, sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in same sp as beginning sc, sl st into first sc. (72 sts)

Rnd 13: Working this round from left to right, *ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st,* repeat between * around. (Note: A sl st should fall at the center of each point.) Finish off.
 

Hat Band

With medium pink, ch 35. Finish off. Sew or glue around hat so ends meet on left front side of hat (as shown in the picture) so that the flower will cover them.
 

Flower

Center: With medium pink, ch 2, work 5 sc in second ch from the hook. Sl st to first sc. Finish off.

Petals: Join dark pink in any st, *(ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2) in same st, sl st into next st* repeat between * around. 5 petals.  Finish off.

Glue or sew flower on left front side of hat. Secure hat to head with corsage pin, if desired.
 

Umbrella option

Rnd 1: With light pink make loop leaving 3 inch tail (see Fig. 1), ch 3. (counts as first dc), work 7 dc in loop, sl st into top of beginning ch 3, tighten loop by pulling 3 inch tail until center hole is just large enough to fit over the point of the umbrella with the top unscrewed.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st and each st around, sl st in back loop of beginning sc. (16 sc)

Note: Work rest of rounds in Back Loops only unless otherwise stated.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, * 3 sc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, 3 sc in next sc, sl st into back loop of beginning sc. (32 sts)

Rnd 4: Sl st into Back Loops of next 2 sts, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc next 3 sts together, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc next 3 sts together, 2 sc in same space as beginning 3 sc, sl st into first sc. Finish off. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Join with medium pink in back loop of middle sc of 5-sc group just finished. Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc in next st, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next st, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc in next st, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next st, 2 sc in st of first 3 sc, sl st into first sc. (64 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next sc,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, sc in same st as beginning 2 sc, sl st into first sc. Finish off. (64 sts)

Rnd 7: Join with dark pink in back loop of middle sc of 3-sc group just completed. Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc, sl st into first sc. (80 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, sc in same st as beginning 2 sc, sl st into first sc. (80 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, * sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, 5 sc in next st,* repeat between * 6 more times, sc in next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts together, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning 3 sc, sl st into first sc. (96 sc)

Rnd 10: Working this round from left to right and in both loops, *ch 3, skip next st, sl st into next st,* repeat around, ending with sl st into st of beginning ch 3. Note: A slip stitch should fall in the center stitch of each point. Finish off. Work in all ends.

Glue or sew center of umbrella cover to umbrella frame. Sew a few stitchs at each point to hold umbrella cover to each rib of umbrella.  Glue top back onto umbrella. (It won't screw back on because the yarn is too thick.)

Place Umbrella in doll's hand and secure with hatpin to head if necessary.



Copyright 1993, 2001 by Deborah K. Lauro at hereandabove.com. You are free to photocopy and distribute this pattern for non-commercial purposes. Please leave the copyright and byline intact. Do not place on another website or sell. Shopowners may photocopy and distribute free to patrons. Questions or Comments, please email dlauro@hereandabove.com.