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Monday, May 23, 2016

Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern© and it's Free!

 Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

My puppy is very tiny in fact we thought she was 3.5lbs. 
But when we took her to the vets and they weighed her 
we found out she only weighs 2.6lbs!!
Here's my 1st puppy sweater...
this pattern is very easy and simple to make... 
I made the sweater so that there is only one leg opening...
because my puppy had never worn a sweater before...
this just made taking it on and off easier for her and for me...
she adapted quite well...if you have a short haired dog like mine...
They Will and Do Get Cold!
Gracie wore her sweater all day yesterday when we were out and about and
she didn't seem to mind it at all... I know it kept her warm...she
was ready to get out of it once we got home though.

I used a tape measure to measure my puppy. This sweater won't fit all puppies because mine is so small. But you can make one for yours by measuring like I did.
My puppy's measurements are:
7" around the neck
91/2" around the body
From the lower neck to about 3" from the tail is 6
I made my sweater slightly bigger than her exact measurements because I didn't want her to get scared by having something on to tight. If your dog is use to sweaters then make it closer to their actual measurements.

To make the Puppy Sweater: with  Red Heart Gumdrop in Cherry & F Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in the BLO in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 3-40. repeat row 2
Join the 2 ends together and wk 1slst across in 6sts, ch1.
Row 42. 1sc in 42sts, you can join or use a stitch marker. I used a stitch marker because I do not like the line you can get when joining.
The ch18 below will make the leg opening.
Row 43. ch18, skip 18sts, 1sc in 24sts.
Row 44. wk 1hdc in each st (including ch18)-42sts.
Row 45. 1hdc in 42sts
Repeat row 45 until the body of the sweater reaches about 2 or 3inches from the tail.



On Saturday night we gave Gracie a bath because she was going to Grandma's 
house on Sunday and this poor little girl had a complete melt down...
she curled up in a ball and then fell asleep like I've never seen her!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©

Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
For all my new followers and viewers if you missed it...
This is another one of my 1st Free Patterns from 3 years ago! :-)
Connie
Summer is a Coming Time for Sand Buckets
Here's one they can play inside with!





Materials Used:

Red Heart Spring Green, Blue, Bright Yellow, Pale Blue, Tan, and Pumpkin Orange.

Fiber-fill
Needle
Matching thread in
Blue, Tan, Yellow, Orange, Green 

G Hook

Abbreviations used in pattern
ch-chain
wk-work
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
st-sts-stitch & stitches
BLO-back loops only

With Spring Green
(Ch 2 will count as your 1st st throughout this pattern)

Row 1 
ch3, wk 11 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join

Row 2
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in every st, join

Row 3
ch 2, wk 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, join

Row 4
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in the next st
(so it's 2 hdc in one st, 2 hdc in the next st, repeat all the way around & join



Row 5

ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next, repeat & join

(so it's 1hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc together in the next st)


Row 6
ch 2, 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next, repeat & join
(so it's 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next)

Row 7
ch 2 1 hdc in BLO in each st, join

Row 8 
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in both loops all the way around, join

Row 9
ch 2, 1 hdc in each st, adding 1 st in each new row
(place them randomly) join

Rows 10 to 17
repeat row 9 

Rows 18 to 21
I stopped increasing in row 18 to 21, the next 4 rows are for making the bucket taller.
Fasten off at the end of row 21

With Tan make the sand
(use a st marker)

Row 1
wk 6 sc it the magic ring, no not join (this is worked in the round)
(6sts)

Row 2 
wk 2 sc in each st around (12sts)

Row 3
wk 1 sc in the next st, wk 2 sc in the next, all the way around (18sts)

Row 4
wk 2 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (24sts)

Row 5 
wk 3 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (30sts)


Row 6 

wk 4 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (36sts)



Row 7 
wk 5 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (42sts)

Row 8 
wk 6 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 in the next, around (48sts)

Row 9
wk 7 sc in the 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (54sts)

Row 10
wk 8 sc in the next 8 sts, 2 in the next one, around (60sts)

Row 11 
wk 9 sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (66sts)

Row 12
wk 10 sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (72sts)

Row 13
wk 11 sc in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (78sts)

Row 14
wk 12 sc in the next 12 sts, 2 sc in the next st around (84sts)


Row 15

wk 13 sc in the next 13 sts, 2 in the next, around (90sts)



Row 16
1 sc in the BLO all the way around (this will make it easier to sew to the bucket)

Row 17
1 sc in each st under both loops, all the way around
Fasten off

The Handle

Row 1
ch 69, wk 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 2 & turn
wk 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across
Fasten off

With matching thread sew the two sides together like a tube. Using thread makes it look better then using the yarn. I learned the hard way.

The Shovel (the long part)

Row 1
ch 2, wk 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, do not join


Row 2

wk 2 sc in each st around, do not join



Row 3
wk 1 sc in each st around, and continue that until your piece is about 3 inches long (I did about 12 rows)
when it's as tall as you want it, sc dec all the way around until closed.

For the Round Handle part

Row 1
ch 29, wk 1 sc in each st across

Rows 2 & 4
repeat row 1 and fasten off.

Sew this piece together like you did for the bucket handle.
Then sew the two ends together joining them like in picture 1.

Stuff your bucket with fiberfill and attach the sand piece to the top of the bucket. As shown in picture 2. Be careful when sewing the two pieces together, try not to pull the thread to tightly or your bucket will bunch up. 

Sew the top handle part of the shovel to the 3 inch tube in picture 3 and then attach that to the top of the sand part as shown in the picture. To help my bucket handle stand up I placed the shovel close to the handle to help support it and sewed them together (like in picture 4).

Picture 1

Picture 2
Picture 3


Picture 4





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Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
For all my new followers and viewers if you missed it...
This is one of my 1st Free Patterns from 3 years ago!
Connie
I was emptying my dish washer a while back and as I was putting my plates away...
When I thought of making some place mats & napkin rings to match!


I made these little tea cups...


But my favorite are these little hats!
The place mats are one row of single crochet and one row of double crochet, 
then I did a bobble stitch trim.
These little cups & hats are so easy to make...and they really fit with the plates
It's been hard to find napkin rings 
that look right with this set...
Now I can hardly wait to use them!

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©
The little hats would be perfect for a ladies tea or the Red Hat Society, 
I made a sample in red.
Materials I used:
Red Heart Yarn
I used these colors because they fit my décor.
Bright Yellow
Spring Green
Blue
Orange
Buff or Tan

Hooks Used:
D,G & H

Other Materials:
Needle & Matching Threads
Fiberfil

Abbreviations
sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
BLO-back loops only
st-stitch
wk-work
sl-st-slip stitch

For the Tea Cup use G hook
Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc into the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st around

Row 3, 1 sc in the next st , 2 sc in the next, around

Row 4, 1 sc in th the BLO

Row 5, 1 sc in each st around, both loops

Rows 6, 7,8, & 9, 1 sc in each st around, at end of row 9 ch 8 and

sl st into the 6th row from the top of the cup, that makes the handle.

Fasten Off.

For the Saucer
Repeat Rows

1, 2, 3 of Tea Cup

Row 4, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around

Row 5, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around and FO

For Top of Tea Cup in buff or tan

Make the magic ring

Row 1, wk 6 sc into the center

Row 2, 2 sc in each st around

Row 3, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in the next, around and FO

For the Leaf in Spring Green

For cup

Ch 6, 1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 6 dc in the last st, working on the other side wk 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, FO

For The Napkin Ring Make With Spring Green use H hook

Ch 24 and join with a sl st

Row 1, Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join

Row 2, Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join

Row 3, Repeat row 1

Row 4, Repeat row 2

Row 5, Repeat row 1

With needle and thread sew the leaves on to the saucer, fill the cup with fiber fill and sew the tan piece down on top. Then sew cup onto leaves and saucer. Sew the cup and saucer onto the napkin ring.

The Hat, use G hook

Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc in the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st

Row 3, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next around

Row 4, 1 sc in each st around

Rows 5, 6 repeat row 4

Row 7, 2 sc in the back loops only all the way around, join

Row 8, ch1, 1sc in each st

Rows 9, 10, 11 repeat row 8 and FO

Bottom of Hat

Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc in the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st, around

Row 3, 1 sc in the st, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 4, 1 sc in the 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 5, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 6, 1 sc in the 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 7, 1 sc in the 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around, FO

With a D hook sl st top of hat to the bottom part, stop and stuff the top part of hat and continue your way around. Sometimes the top part of the hat doesn’t lay flat with the bottom, if that happens just tack it down with a needle and thread like in the photo.

Using the D hook and orange yarn

Make the band around the hat ch 45, with matching thread sew to hat like in the picture. Ch 20 to make the loops of the bow, stitch that in place like in the picture.
Make napkin rings and attach like you did for the Tea Cups.




Now you have completed the 
Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Here's Gracie the little Chihuahua

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
This is my Mother's Day present from my husband...he knew I
needed something little to love...her name is Gracie, she is a pure breed Chihuahua...she weighs about 3.5lb
 and she is the sweetest thing ever...I got her yesterday and
we were out most of the day, she loved being inside my
doggy bag...and every where we went people just loved her...she
slept all night and when she woke up this morning she just
played with her little toy!
I will soon be making little sweaters and hats for her and I'll make those
patterns available to you!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Poem Mother© By Connie Hughes

With Mother's Day nearly upon us...I thought I would share my
Mother's Day poem with you...my mother passed a way when I was in
my early twenties and Mother's Day has always been so hard...there isn't a day
that goes by that my mom isn't in my thoughts and especially on this day!
So to all the Great Mom's out there...
Happy Mother's Day!

Mother©
 Mother thank you for all you did
Especially when I was just a selfish kid
I didn’t know your pain or the burdens you use to bare
My foolish heart thought you would always be there.

So many times I was so utterly blind
But when the world was harsh and friends were unkind
You were there to soften each and every blow
I didn’t know back then that you were a mere girl just like me
With a yearning heart begging at times to be wild and free.

Thank you for giving me the wee hours of the night
For holding me in loving arms until the morning light
Thank you for the bed time stories that you made so fun
Thank you for the long summer days we spent playing in the sun
Thank you for teaching me to ride my bike and helping me so
Knowing that perfect moment, when to let me go.

Thank you for a life time of birthday parties,
Christmas’s and Sunday dinners
For staying by my side when I was sick and scared
Thank you for the gentle kisses and brushing back my hair
Thank you for letting me yell and throw a fit every now and then
Thank you for not just being my Mother but for being my friend.

 I still remember the sorrow of that day, when from this life you slipped away
And how my world nearly came to a end, but God had given me a baby
So I honored you by giving her what you had given me, a Mother!

By
Connie Hughes©


Friday, April 15, 2016

Free Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©

Here's my New Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©
"Inspired by Angelina Ballerina & Friends"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
I had a free pattern of this doll available before but the neck and 
head were a bit hard to do...so I took it down a while ago...
But she is back and I think she is much better than the one before...
I hope you agree and enjoy making her
for that sweet little one in your life.
What I made different in this pattern is that the head, neck and body
are all one piece...so when your done you don't have to
try and sew the head onto the neck...I also have added
a link to make the neck piece that goes inside doll...
to make the neck and head much more sturdier. 
Every little Ballerina needs a bag to put their stuff in...so I've added 
this small and simple bag to the pattern. 






When finished the Dolls Measure about 17"

Red Heart Yarns used in Pattern: 
(I made my dolls using my scrap yarns, so I don't have the exact amounts)
To make the Pink Ballerina:
Baby Pink
Pretty in Pink
To make the Buff Ballerina:
Glowworm
Buff
White (for bags)
Hooks used in Pattern:
D and F
Other Materials used in Pattern:
Poly Fiber Fill
Stitch Marker
2 12mm Safety Eyes (in blue, per doll)
Sm. Pieces of White Felt (for eyes)
Tapestry Need (to use when fastening off)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Black Embroidery Floss (for eye lashes)
Optional Items:
1 Small Flower (glued to the glowworm tutu)
1 Small Bow (glued to the pink tutu)
Q-Tip & Blush (for cheeks)

Stitche & Abreviations used in Pattern
sc-single crochet
st-stitch
sts-stitches
wk-work
dc-double crochet
dec-decrease
ch-chain
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
hdc-half double crochet
FO-fasten off

*I made the head on the green (glowworm) mouse doll a little different from the pink one...the  nose part is a little easier to make...so if your new to making dolls like this you might find this one a little easier to do.*
Use a Stitch Marker
To make the Pink Head: with Baby Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 6sts
Row 3. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 12sts
Row 5. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 18sts
Rows 7-8. repeat row 6
Row 9. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 10-11. 1sc in 24sts
Row 12. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 13-14. 1sc in 30sts
Row 15. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 16-17. 1sc in 36sts
Row 18. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 42sts
To make Hole for the Neck:
Row 20. Ch6, skip 6sts, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 21.1sc in each ch6, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 22. 1sc in 42sts
Rows 23-25. 1sc in 42sts
Row 26. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Put Eyes in about row 15 counting from the tip of the nose up.
Row 27. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 29. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 30. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.











Row 31. dec1sc until closed and FO.
To make the pink Tip of the Nose: with Pretty in Pink/Baby Pink Yarn & D Hook
The little round nose can be a bit hard to make.
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 3sts in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 3sts, dec each st until closed and FO.
To make the Neck & Body: with Baby Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1.wk1sc in the ch6 and 1sc in the 6 skipped sts.
Row 2. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 18sts
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 24sts
Row 6. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 7-8. 1sc in 30sts
Change to Pretty in Pink
Row 9. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 10-12. 1sc in 36sts
Row 13. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Rows 14-17. 1sc in 42sts
Row 18. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Rows 19-23. 1sc in 48sts
Row 24. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next st-54sts.
Rows 25-27. 1sc in 54sts
Row 28. 1sc in 8, 2sc in the next st-60sts.
Rows 29-31. 1sc in 60sts
Row 35. 1sc in 8, dec1sc around-54sts.
Row 36. 1sc in 7, dec1sc around-48sts.
See instructions below before closing all the way. So you can add the neck piece that will help make the head much studier.
Row 37. 1sc in 6, dec1sc around-42sts.
Row 38. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 39. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Make neck piece and stuff
Row 40. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 41. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 42. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 43. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Arms: with Baby Pink/Buff Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 8. dec1sc until you have 9sts.
Stuff hands and arms lightly as you work
Row 9. 1sc in 9sts, repeat until arm measures about 6¼ inches.
Dec1sc until arms are closed and FO.
Sew each arm in place.
To make Straps for the Pink Doll: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch15
Row 1. 1sc in 14sts, FO. Sew the straps over each arm, on the front of the doll and to the back side.

To make the Feet & Legs: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Repeat rows 1-3 of the arms
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 6-9. 1sc in 30sts
Row 10. dec1sc 8x, 1sc in 14sts.
Change to Baby Pink/Buff
Row 11.1sc in the FLO in 22sts
Row 12. 1sc in 22sts
Row 13. dec1sc 8x, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 14. 1sc in the FLO 4, 1sc in 10sts.
Stuff the foot, stuff legs as you work
Row 15. 1sc in 14sts
Rows 16-38. repeat row 15 (stop after row 32 and change to Glowworm if making the green mouse then continue on to rows 33-38).
Dec 1sc in each st until legs are closed and FO.
Sew each leg in place.

To make the Ears: with Baby Pink/Buff & D hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 6-8. 1sc in 30sts
Row 9. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 12. dec1sc until closed and FO.
Sew each ear in place.
To make the Tail: with Baby Pink/Buff Yarn & D Hook

Ch2
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, repeat until tail measures about 81/2 inches long and FO.
Sew to the back side of the doll under her tutu.
To make the Bow on the head: with Pretty in Pink or Glowworm & D Hook
Ch31
1sc in 30sts and FO.
To make the center of the Bow:
Ch7
1sc in 6sts and FO.
Sew the 2 ends together in the middle, wrap the center piece around it and sew to the head.

To make the Tutu: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm & D Hook
Ch43
Row 1. 1sc in 42sts, ch3 and turn.
Row 2. 1dc, 3dc in 40sts, 1dc in the last st, ch3 & turn.
Row 3. 1dc in 42sts, ch3 & turn.
Row 4. 1dc in 42sts and FO.
Sew the two ends of the tutu together, it will be snug.
To make the Tutu Bag: with White Yarn & F Hook
Ch16
Row 1. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-15. Repeat row 1
Row 16. 1sc in the BLO in 15sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 18-29. Repeat row 17 and FO.
To make the Tutu on the white bag: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm & D Hook
Ch17
Row 1. Wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1hdc in each st across, ch1 & turn.
(The bag with the pink tutu on it, has a wider ribbon then the green one. So I worked 1 more row of hdc sts).
Row 2. 1sc in each st across, ch3 & turn.
Row 3. 1dc in the first 2sts, wk 3dc in each st but the last 2sts, 1dc in the last 2sts, ch3 & turn.
Row 4. 1dc in each st across and FO. Leave the sides opened for now.
I hot glued my ribbon down across the row or rows that have the half double crochet stitches. I made a small bow and glued that on top of the ribbon. Before attaching the tutu to the front of the bag, seal up the sides first by:
Reattach White Yarn and wk 1slst across each side and FO.
With hot glue attach the tutu to the front of the bag.
To make the Strap on the bag: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch61, wk 1slst in each st across and FO.
(I found working 1sc in each st across and then removing them and then wk 1slst across made it much easier to do).
This is the head for the Buff colored mouse doll.
To make the Buff Head: with Buff Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts
Row 4. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 18sts
Row 6. 1sc 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 7-10. 1sc in 24sts
Row 11. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 12-13. 1sc in 30sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 15-18. 1sc in 36sts
Row 19. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 42sts.
To make the Hole for the Neck:
Row 21. Ch6, skip 6sts, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 22. 1sc in each ch6, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 42sts
Row 24. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 25. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Row 26. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 19. dec1sc until closed and FO.
Attach yarn to the hole to make the neck and body using the neck & body pattern above.

Here is how to make the head really sturdy!
Here's what you do!
Wrap a long piece of scrap yarn around the
Poly-fiber fill and keep wrapping tightly.
Until it becomes stiff.
 When it's stiff put it inside the head of your doll...place
poly fiber fill all around the head so the stiff
piece is in the middle. If you
have a big doll with a big head you could even
put in 2 to make it sturdy!

This Completes the Free Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©
Connie’s Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© 
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 Prince Alvary© Princess Amelia© Dolls
+ Castle Blanket Pattern©
The pattern includes both dolls and the castle blanket pictured.
Plus lots of how to pictures!! 
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Pippa the Purple Bunny Doll Pattern©
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Plus lots of how to pictures!! 
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Connie's Portable Purple Doll House Pattern©
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Iucludes the Halloween Haunted House© 
and Christmas Gingerbread House Patterns©
This Pattern Package is for All 3 Houses and Accessories!
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8-Piece Star-Spangled Beauty Gift

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Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© "Customer Testimonials"

  • Bane Inspired Hat©*****Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship! Super speedy shipping and very well priced product! Great communication and pleasure to do business with! Thank you!!!!
  • Viking Helmut Pattern*****turned out beautifully, easy to follow. I'm a slow crocheter & it did not take me long at all
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  • Handbag Baby Bow Satchel Purse Pattern© 5-Stars! I really love them, thanks!
  • Minion Purple Monster Inspired Hat Pattern + Removable Goggles!! 5-Stars! Verry nice, easy to make!!
  • Owl Backpack, Owl Doll and Owl Purse Patterns + Crocodile Stitch Picture Tutorial 5-Stars! Great Pattern! I love it!
  • Minions Insipred Crocheted Doll 5-Stars! Amazingly fast shipping! Great doll! Love it!
  • Rudolph Saves Christmas 5-Stars! Adorable item! My son will love it! Fast shipping, too. Thanks!
  • So Cute Baby Is Back 5-Stars! Amazing quality! Love this doll. The perfect Christmas gift for a very special little girl! Thank You. It is perfect! Will be back
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  • Owl Backpack, Owl Doll and Owl Purse Patterns + Crocodile Stitch Picture Tutorial 5-Stars! I really love them, thanks!
  • SpongeBob Square Pants Inspired Crocheted Doll 5-Stars! Excellent quality. Looks just like pic. My little boy will love it!
  • Ms Knight Helmet Hats 5-Stars! Connie made a beautiful bright pink with black accents (Ms Knight Hat) as per my request. It fits my daughter perfectly and it was delivered quickly. We love it! Thank you Connie
  • Haunted House, Christmas Gingerbread House, & Gwinna's Doll House Patterns© Three Great Patterns in One!! 5-Stars! So cute and fun :)
  • Purple Monster Hat and Removable Goggles Pattern© 5-Stars! Such creative and detailed patterns!
  • Yellow Siren & French Maid Hat Patterns© 5-Stars! Wonderful patterns. Easily understandable patterns!!

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The Featured Pattern Pictured below is The Kelli Doll© & Devon & Darcy Monkey Dolls Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs© One Pattern Makes All Three Dolls, Clothes, Bunny Backpack & More!! All for Only $3.99
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