Christmas Birthdays

Happy Friday, my friends.  Today is December 16th--only 9 days to go!  My granddaughter's birthday is December 21st, and we always try to make a big deal out of her birthday because otherwise it will get lost in all of the Christmas hustle and bustle.  I am off from work today because Christmas falls on a Sunday and I got an extra day off in December for the holiday.  So, today I am picking Audrey up after school and we are taking her out for a special birthday celebration.  I will be exhausted tomorrow, but it will all be worth it to see her excitement. 

Now onto today's free pattern.  This is an adorable little pattern set for a Chelsea doll. For those of you that don't know, Chelsea is Barbie's little sister.  This is a set of 3 outfits and even a little bag to carry them in.  I hope that you all enjoy and have a little girl in your life that will absolutely love them.  I can't promise I'll be back on again before Christmas, but I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and a very peaceful and prosperous new year.  Peace!

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Church, School, and Play Set

Designed by Lori Baker

Easter Dress

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 in Coral

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 in White

Size 6 Crochet hook

2 small snaps

2—4 MM pearls

Sewing needle and thread

 

Row 1:  With Coral, ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in each rem st across. Turn. (right side)

Row 3:  Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * across. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 2, working in BLO, hdc in next 5 sts, ch 4, sk next 6 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, ch 4, sk next 6 sts, hdc in last 6 sts. Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 2, hdc in each rem st and ch st across.  Turn.

Row 6:  Ch 2, hdc in next st across. Turn.

Row 7:  Rep row 6.

Begin working in rounds

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around, join to top of beg ch 2.

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnd 3:  Working in FLO, ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join.

Rnd 4:  Ch 4, sk first 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, rep from * around. Join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 6:  Rep rnd 4.

Rnd 7:  Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each rem ch 1 sp around. Join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

Top Ruffle

Join white with sl st to first free loop on Row 3, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in same st, *sk next 2 sts, work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st, rep from * across. Fasten off.

Underskirt

Rnd 1:  Join white with sl st to free loop on rnd 2, ch 3, dc in next st around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnds 2—4:  Ch 3, dc in next st around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, *sk next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

Hat

Rnd 1: With white, ch 4, work 11 dc in 4th ch from hk, join to top of beg ch 4.

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around. Join to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnds 5 & 6:  Ch 3, dc in next st around, join to beg ch 3, fasten off at end of rnd 6.

Flower

Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring. In rin work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) 3 times.  Join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

Flip brim of hat up and sew flower to center front. Sew 2 pearls to flower.

Sew snaps to back of dress.

Playset

 

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 in Delft Blue

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 in Pink

Size 6 crochet hook

5 small snaps

 

Overalls

Row 1:  Ch 23, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and each ch across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in next st across. Turn.

Begin working in rounds

Rnds 1—3: Ch 2, hdc in next st around, join to beg ch 2.

Divide for legs

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts, join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Fasten off.

Join with sl st to first unworked st on rnd 3, and work rnds 4 & 5.

Bib

Row 1: Sk first 7 sts on top of shorts, join to next st, ch 2, hdc in next 7 sts. Turn.

Rows 2 & 3:  Ch 2, hdc in next st across. Turn.

 

Straps

Rows 1—10:  Ch 2, hdc in next st. Turn.

Fasten off at end of row 10. 

Skip next 6 sts on row 3 of bib, join to next st, work strap rows 1—10.

 

T-Shirt

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3, dc in next st, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, dc in next 6 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, *dc in next st to ch 1 sp, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 sp, rep from * across to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 sts.  Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 3, dc in next dc to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, sk next 6 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, sk next 6 sts, dc in ch 1 sp and each rem st across. Turn.

Rows 6 & 7: Ch 3, dc in next st across. Turn. Fasten off at end of row 7. 

Headband

Ch 25, sl st in 1st ch. Fasten off.

Sew 2 snaps down back of shirt. Sew one snap to back of shorts and a snap to end of each strap with corresponding piece to back of shorts on either side of back opening.

School

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 Dark Royal

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 White

Size 6 crochet hook

3 small snaps

Skirt

Row 1:  Ch 23, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * across. Turn.

Begin working in rounds

Rnd 1:  Ch 3, dc in next st around, join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

Rnd 2:  Join in white, sc in each st around. Join to beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3:  Join in blue, ch 3, dc in next st around. Join to beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 4:  Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Rep rnd 3.

Vest

Row 1: With blue, ch 20, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across. Turn. Fasten off.

Row 2:  With white, sc in each st across. Turn. Fasen off.

Row 3:  With blue, sc across.

Rows 4—9:  Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, turn. Fasten off at end of row 9.

Skip next 3 sts on row 3, join blue in next st,

Row 4: Sc in same st, and next 6 sts. Turn.

Rows 5—9:  Ch 1, sc in next st across. Turn.  Fasten off at end of row 9.

Skip next 3 sts on Row 3 and work rows 4—9

Sew together @ shoulders and sc evenly around vest.

 

 

Shirt

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3, dc in next st, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, dc in next 6 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, *dc in next st to ch 1 sp, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 sp, rep from * across to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 sts.  Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 3, dc in next dc to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, sk next 6 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, sk next 6 sts, dc in ch 1 sp and each rem st across. Turn.

Rows 6 & 7: Ch 3, dc in next st across. Turn. Fasten off at end of row 7. 

 

Beret

Rnd 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hk, join to top of beg ch 4.

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next sst, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around.  Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc dec over next 2 sts, *dc in next st, dc dec over next 2 sts, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

 

Bag

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 Passionata

Size 0 crochet hook

18” of 1” wide ribbon

Sewing needle and thread          

 

Pattern Notes

Beg Corner: Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp

Corner: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp

Make 2

Rnd 1: Ch 4, in 4th ch from hook work (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc), ch 1, *work corner, ch 1, rep from * twice more. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 2:  Sl st to ch 2 sp, work beg corner, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 1 sp to ch 2 sp of next corner, *work corner in ch 2 sp, ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 1 sp to corner, rep from * around, join to beg ch 3.

Rnds 3-7:  Rep rnd 2.  Fasten off at end of rnd 7.

 

Holding squares with wrong sides together, crochet together with sc on 3 sides.  Fasten off.

Handles

Cut ribbon in half so that you have two 9 inch lengths.  Sew to inside of bag 1 inch from each side seam on both sides.