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An Original Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern

Clown shelf/computer doll - for experienced knitters only

Materials:

Oddments of 8ply/DK/WW. No.11 (3mm)(USA2) knitting needles; child safe toy stuffing, tweezers and sewing needle.
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.

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; yarn to back of work; NR: next row; Coloured marker: Use a small length of yarn that is a different colour to the one you are using at the moment: Cast off: bind off.

BODY: (make 1 piece)
Starting at base edge cast on 40sts and placing a coloured marker (small length of yarn) in 18th and 23rd sts in the first row, ss2 rows. Break off yarn and continue working in 2 row stripes ss16 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 coloured yarn and join in white 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: Placing a coloured marker in first and last st, (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)
Cast on 18sts using the same coloured yarn as you used to make the first stripe on the cast on edge of body and ss12 rows. Cast off all sts.

ARMS: (make 2 pieces)
Starting at top of sleeve and continuing in 2 row stripes cast on 12sts and ss7 rows.
NR: Inc, one st each end of row (14sts). Ss12 rows.
Hands: Break off yarn and join in white 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 black yarn and starting underneath of 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). Ss3 rows
Break off black and continuing in 2 row stripe throughout, ss28 rows.
Cast off all sts.

HAT: (make 1 piece)
Using yellow yarn, cast on 42sts and work 6 rows in single rib (k1, p1).
Starting with a knit row, ss8 rows.
1st dec row: K1, (k3,k2tog) to last st, k1 (34sts). Ss3 rows.
2nd dec row: K1, (k2,k2tog) to last st, k1 (26sts). Ss3 rows.
3rd dec row: K1, (k1,k2tog) to last st, k1 (18sts). Ss3 rows.
4th dec row: K1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (10sts).
5th dec row: (P2tog) to end of row (5sts).
Bobble: Break off yellow and join in red 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.

NECK FRILL: (make 1 piece)
Using green yarn, cast on 72sts and knit 4 rows. NR: Purl. NR: Knit. NR: (P3tog) to end of row (24sts). NR: Knit. Cast off all sts knitwise.

NOSE: (make 1 piece)
Using red yarn, cast on 5sts and knit twice into every st, to end of row (10sts). Ss3 rows. Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts, pull up tightly and oversew to cast on edge. Stuff nose lightly.

CHEEKS/CIRCLES: (make 2 pieces)
Using orange yarn, cast on 10sts and knit one row. Break off yarn and thread through sts. Pull stitches up tightly and sew row ends to form a circle.

Bobbles: (make 4 pieces)
Using yellow yarn, cast on 5sts and knit twice into every st, to end of row (10sts). Ss4 rows. Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts, pull up tightly and oversew to cast on edge. Stuff bobble lightly. Thread needle and work a row of running sts through the cast on row and pull up tightly to form a ball.

MAKING UP:
Legs: Sew row ends together from cast on edge to cast off edge. Sew foot seams together with leg seam to back of boot. Turn leg to right side. Stuff foot firmly, stuff boot lightly and leave rest of leg empty.
Body: Sew row ends together from coloured marker on head to cast on edge. Turn so that right side of work is facing you. Pin the legs to base either side of coloured markers in the cast on row, leaving a 4st gap in the middle and the front of legs facing the body. Feet should be facing the neck line with the back seam of legs now facing outwards. (See photo 2 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 with legs now inside of body and continue to pin base to cast on edge of body. Sew base to body. Turn body right side out and stuff firmly. Pull up stitches tightly at top of head and oversew side edges together down to the coloured marker.

Arms: Pull stitches up tightly and sew side seams together. Stuff hands and 1cm(1/2") of arm, leaving the rest of arm empty. Fold arm so that side seam is in the centre and back and facing body. Sew arm to body on second stripe down from beg, of head.
Neck frill: Place the frill on neck and sew row ends together.
Hat: Sew row ends leaving the sts at top of bobble open. Turn hat to right side and stuff bobble. Pull up sts at the top of bobble tightly and sew in ends. Place hat on head with the first four rows of rib turned up. Place a row of pins just under the turn up. Hair: Take hat off of head and thread needle with a long length of yarn. Attach yarn to head on the row of pins starting at left temple and wind thread four times round two 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. Take pins out of head. Stuff hat lightly to shape and place hat back on head. Sew hat to head through the fifth row of rib from cast on edge of hat and through hair. Turn rib up.
Facial features: (See photo 1 for placement). Eyes: Leaving a gap of 4sts between eyes and using black yarn work a daisy st in one st and work a second daisy st round the first st two rows in depth. Nose: Sew nose to the centre and one row down from eyes. Sew orange circles to cheeks (See photo 1 for placement). Using red yarn, work a row of chain stitches for mouth (See photo 1 for placement).

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    This pattern is Copyright Jean Woods 2002, all rights reserved. This pattern may be printed for your personal use only and not copied or resold without the permission of the author. This copyright notice must be kept intact.


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