Rainbow Rachael Doll
Named after my wonderful Sister-in-Law… She has beautiful curly hair!
This is Rainbow Rachael… She is a quick fun crochet project! She is made using small amounts of any color of yarn you want,,, Perfect for using up your last couple of yards of yarn!!!
Worsted Weight Yarn – Body: 2-3 yards per stripe for a total of 15-20 yards Hair: 3-5 yards per curl for a total of approx 50 yards.
Hook- Size G
2 Black Buttons and 1 decorative button for hair optional
Sl St – Slip Stitch Ch – Chain Sc – Single Crochet Dec Sc – Decrease Single Crochet Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Tips ~ To join small amounts of yarn I love to use the Russian Join, This method is wonderful for making a seamless join without having ends to weave in! Click HERE for an instructional video
I also like to start with the Magic Ring, This method makes a nice beginning when working in the round. Click HERE for an instructional video.
Body – You will be changing color to meet your own personal taste. I like using 5-6 colors.
Row 1: Ch 1, Sc 6 in Magic Ring. Join with Sl St = 6 Sc
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 Sc in each St around. Join with Sl St = 12 Sc
Row 3: Ch 1, Sc around. Join with Sl St = 12 Sc
Row 4: Ch 1, (2 Sc in first St, 1 Sc in next St) repeat around. Join with Sl St. = 18 Sc
Row 5: Ch 1, Sc around. Join with Sl St = 18 Sc
Row 6: Ch 1, (2 Sc in first St, 1 Sc in next two Sts) repeat around. Join with Sl St = 24 Sc
Row 7-16: Ch 1, Sc around. Join with Sl St = 24 Sc
Row 1: Ch 1, Sc in the first 12 Sts, Join to 1st Sc. Leave remaining Sts unworked (this will be worked next for the second leg) = 12 Sc
Row 2-7: Ch 1, Sc around. Join with Sl St. = 12 Sc
Row 8: Ch 1, Dec Sc 6 times. Join with Sl St. = 6 Sc. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing foot together.
With yarn needle, draw yarn through the 6 Sc and pull together to close. Weave in end.
Row 1: Join yarn in any remaining St of body base. Ch 1, Sc around remaining 12 Sts. Join with Sl St. If you have more that 12 Sts, use a Dec Sc so you only have 12 Sts for the second leg also. = 12 Sc
Rows 2-8: Repeat rows 2-8 for Leg 1. Before finishing off, stuff doll with Poly-Fil. Finish off in the same manner as Leg 1.
Use 3-8 different colors of yarn for hair.
Starting with a 2″tail – Chain 21, 2 Hdc in 3rd Ch from hook, 3 Hdc in each St to end. Finish off leaving a 2″ tail = 56 Hdc The Hdc chain will naturally curl. Tie the 2-2″ tails into a knot. These ends will also be used for attaching the Hair to the head.
*Use Picture for Hair and Button placement
Attaching Hair: Using the 2 tails left on each piece of hair, tie each curl to the top of the head in a random order.
Bangs: Cut several pieces of scrap yarn into 4″ pieces. Using 2 strands at a time, attach in a fringe method to the bang area. Trim bangs evenly
Eyes: Sew 2 Black Buttons onto face directly below bangs
Decorative Button for hair. Sew button into hair
Enjoy your Rainbow Rachael... I hope you will stop by my Facebook and Ravelry page and post your project pictures… I would LOVE to see them!!
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