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An Original Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern

Mrs Santa shelf/computer doll - For experienced knitters only

Materials:

In 8ply/DK/WW allow 38grms(1.1/2ozs) of Red and oddments of flesh, emerald green and white. A small amount of yellow for brooch and black for eyes. No.11 (3mm)(USA2) knitting needles; child safe toy stuffing.

Tension & Size:
Worked at a tension of 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10cm over stocking stitch, using No.11(3mm) needles throughout. Height: From base to top of hat 18cms (7") not including legs. Head: 17cms (6.5/8") around centre; Waist: 21cms (8.1/4") around centre

Abbreviations:
K, knit; p, purl; st(sts), stitch, stitches; sl, slip; tog, together; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); dec, decrease (by taking 2 sts tog); ss, stocking stitch (k on right side and p on wrong side); psso, pass slipped stitch over; skpo, (slip1, knit1, pass slipped stitch over); ytb, yard to back of work. Coloured marker: use a small length of yarn that is a different colour from the yarn you are using at the moment; NR: next row; Cast off: bind off.

BODY: (make 1 piece)
Starting at base edge and using red yarn, cast on 40sts. Placing 1st coloured markers in 18th and 23rd sts in the first row, ss4 rows. Place 2nd coloured marker in first and last st, of first row, ss12 rows. Place 3rd coloured marker in first and last st of first row, ss6 rows.
Shape for shoulders: K4, (k2tog) six times, k8, (k2tog) six times, k4 (28sts).
NR: P4, (p2tog) three times, p8, (p2tog) three times, P4 (22sts).
Ss2 rows.
Head: Break off red and join in flesh yarn and ss2 rows.
NR: K2, inc, in each st to last two sts, k2 (40sts).
Ss17 rows.
Shape for top of head:
1st dec, row: (K3, k2tog) to end of row (32sts). Purl every alternate row.
2nd dec, row: (K2, k2tog) to end of row (24sts).
3rd dec, row: (K1, k2tog) to end of row (16sts).
4th dec, row: (K2tog) to end of row (8sts). Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts and put aside.

BASE: (make 1 piece)
Using red yarn, cast on 18sts and ss12 rows. Cast off all sts.

ARMS: (make 2 pieces)
Using red yarn and starting at top of sleeve cast on 12sts and ss7 rows.
NR: Inc, one st each end of row (14sts). Ss8 rows.
Break off red and join in white yarn and knit four rows.
Break off white and join in flesh yarn and ss4 rows.
NR: K1, (k1, k2tog) to last st, k1 (10sts). NR: P.
NR: K2tog, to end of row (5sts). Break off yarn and thread through sts and put aside.

LEGS: (make 2 pieces)
Using green yarn and starting at the foot, cast on 12sts and purl one row.
NR: K1, (inc) in next 10sts, k1 (22sts).
Starting with a purl row, ss7 rows.
NR: K5, (k2tog) six times, K5 (16sts). NR: P.
NR: K5, (k2tog) three times, K5 (13sts). NR: P.
Break off green and join in white yarn and ss7 rows. Knit 3 rows.
Break off white and join in flesh yarn and starting with a knit row, ss18 rows.
Cast off all sts.

HAT: (make 1 piece)
Using green yarn, cast on 42sts and knit 10 rows.
Break off green and join in red yarn and ss10 rows.
1st dec row: K1, (k3,k2tog) to last st, k1 (34sts). NR:P.
2nd dec row: K1, (k2,k2tog) to last st, k1 (26sts). NR:P.
3rd dec row: K1, (k1,k2tog) to last st, k1 (18sts). NR:P.
4th dec row: K1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (10sts).
5th dec row: (P2tog) to end of row (5sts).
Bobble: Break off red and join in white yarn and knit one row.
NR: (Inc) in every st knitwise (10sts).
Knit 6 rows.
Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts, and set piece aside.

SHAWL: (make 1 piece)
Using green yarn, cast on 41sts and knit 2 rows.
3rd row: Skpo, knit to last 2sts, k2tog.
Repeat 3rd row until 3sts, remain. NR: Slip 1, k2tog and pass slip st over. Break off yarn and thread through remaining st. Pull up tightly and sew in end. Leave the cast on end to sew shawl to doll.

SKIRT: (make 1 piece)
Using red yarn, cast on 80sts and knit 5 rows.
Starting with a knit row, ss21 rows.
NR: (P2tog) to end of row (40sts).
NR: Purl 4 rows. Cast off all sts, purlwise.

PINAFORE:
Front: (make 1 piece)
Using white yarn and starting at the top, cast on 12sts and knit 3 rows. Starting with a knit row, ss8 rows.
NR: SKPO, knit to last 2sts, k2tog (10sts).
NR: SKPO, knit to last 2sts, k2tog (8sts). Cast off all sts.
Frill: (make 1 piece)
Using white yarn cast on 60sts and k4 rows. NR: (k2tog) to end of row (30sts). Cast off all sts.

Brooch: (make 1 piece)
Using yellow yarn, cast on 8sts and leaving an end break off yarn and thread through sts, pull up tightly to form a circle and sew in both ends.

MAKING UP:
Legs: Sew row ends together. Sew foot seams together with the leg seam at centre back. Turn leg to right side. Stuff shoe firmly, stuff sock lightly and leave rest of leg empty. Set legs to one side.
Body: Pull up sts tightly at top of head and sew row ends together to 3rd coloured marker. Leaving an opening between 3rd and 2nd markers, sew row ends together from 2nd coloured marker to cast on edge. Turn so that right side of work is facing you. Pin the legs to base either side of 1st markers, leaving a 4st gap in the middle and the front of legs facing the body. shoes should be facing the neck line with the back seam of legs now facing outwards. (See photo 3 for placement) Pin cast on edge of base to legs with one st, overhanging each side of legs. Turn body and legs to wrong side and continue to pin base to cast on edge of body. Sew base to body. Turn body right side out and stuff firmly through the opening (see measurements for correct waist size).

Arms: Pull stitches up tightly and sew side seams together. Stuff hands and 2cms(1") of arm, leaving the rest of arm empty. Fold arm so that side seam is in the centre and facing body. Sew arm to body on first row of shoulder decreasings through the first two rows at the cast on row of arm.
Shawl: Place the shawl round the neck of doll with the ends side by side in the centre of front (see photo 1 for placement) Sew the row ends of the first 2 knit rows to body.
Skirt: Sew row ends of skirt from cast on edge to cast off edge. Place skirt on doll immediately under the shawl (see photo 1 for placement). Sew skirt to doll through the first row of cast off edge.
Pinafore: Pin the cast off edge of frill to the side and cast off ends of the front piece, leaving the cast on edge as it is. Sew the cast off edge and row ends of frill to the top of skirt (See photo 1 for placement).
Hat: Sew row ends together. Turn piece to right side and stuff bobble. Pull up sts tightly and sew in ends. Place hat on head (see photo 1 for placement) and attach hat to head by working a row of sts through the 10th row from cast on edge of the green band. Turn Band up.
Hair: Thread needle with a long length of white yarn and attach yarn to head under the turnup of hat at left temple and wind thread four times round one of your fingers. *Take needle back through the end of loops and back into head pulling yarn up tightly to secure**. Repeat from * to star twice. Continuing making the loops following the line of pins round the back of head and stopping at right temple. Using white yarn embroider three loops under the turnup of hat in the centre of forehead.
Facial features: (See photo 1 for placement). Eyes: Leaving a gap of 3sts between eyes and using black yarn work a daisy st in one st and work a second daisy st around the first st. Nose: Using red yarn, work the same as eyes. Mouth: Using red yarn work mouth in chain stitch, 5sts wide and starting on the 2nd row down from nose.
Brooch: Using black yarn sew brooch to body through the centre of brooch and in the centre of the neck between the shawl (see photo 1 for placement).

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