Ahoy Sailor

Ahoy Sailor!

This little dude has arrived thanks to a very lovely lady reaching out to me. I have been creating little pocket hugs for quite some time now in order to bring a little light into people’s lives and let them know that someone out there cares. This lady wanted a set of 6 sailors for herself and each of her siblings in remembrance of her mother who had passed away a year before. When they were little their mum made them all a little crochet sailor and this was to be a memento. I was incredibly proud to have been a part of this and so my Ahoy Sailor doll was born.

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Before I get into the pattern I just wanted to show off the wonderful work of my fantastic testers without whom I couldn’t produce my patterns. They go above and beyond. Thank you to Nikki Barker, Nancy Pratt, Tammy Alexander, Karen Hanekamp Eichorn, Karen Lucas and Jil Goodson Eaton.

ahoy sailor

Flo’s Crafty Crochet Testing group Tester work

Flo’s Crafty Crochet Testing group Tester work

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Copyright 2021 of Fiona Campbell, Flo’s Crafty Crochet. Original pattern made by Fiona Campbell. This pattern is made for personal use only. You may not distribute, reproduce, publish, translate, alter or resell this pattern in any way or form. You may sell the finished product.  Please credit Flo’s Crafty Crochet in all promotions of your work.

 

Materials

3.5mm crochet hook

Paint box cotton DK, Vanilla Creme  Click the link to be brought to the product page.

King Cole cotton, White, Navy and Black

6mm safety eyes (8mm can also be used)

Fibre Filling

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Optional stitch marker

Abbreviations and Terms—US

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

INC – Increase

DEC – Decrease

ST – Stitch

SL ST – Slip Stitch

Rep – Repeat

F/O – Finish Off

MR – Magic Ring

BLO – Back Loop Only

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Twisted wirestarter unique Jewellery

Twisted wirestarter unique Jewellery

 Notes

Finished doll stands approximately 14cm tall (6”)

Each round is worked in continuous rounds.  There is no slip stitch to join. A stitch marker is recommended for keeping track of your stitches for each round.
Increase means to place 2 stitches in the same stitch from the previous round.

Decrease means to crochet 2 stitches together so they become 1 stitch 

Instructions inside ( ) are to be repeated.

I used a needle to sew closed my doll’s legs together at the end, but this is optional.

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Legs (make 2) & Body

With black
Round 1:                     
MR 6SC OR [CH 2 and 6SC in the 1st CH] (6)

Rounds 2 -3:              SC in each ST around. (6)

Change to navy

Round 4:                    (INC, SC) around. (9)

Rounds 5-8:               SC in each ST around. (9)

F/O.

Repeat 1 -8 for the 2nd leg but do not finish off.

Round 9: Place the 2 legs together and SL ST to the 1st leg.  SC in each ST around both legs begin ning to create the body (18)


Change to white 

Round 10: Working in BLO, SC in each ST around (18)

Rounds 11 – 15: SC in each ST around (18)

Stuff legs


Round 16:
(DEC, SC) around. (12)

Finish stuffing body

Round 17: DEC around. (6)

F/O. Sew shut and weave in ends

 

Arms (make 2)

With Vanilla Creme
Round 1
:    MR 6SC OR [CH 2 and 6SC in the 1st CH] (6)

Rounds 2 -3:    SC in each ST around. (6)

Change to white

Rounds 4-7:    SC in each ST around. (6)

F/O leaving a long tail to sew arms to body.

Do not stuff the arms.  Flatten and attach to the body.

 

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Head 

With Vanilla Creme or skin colour
Round 1:
MR 6SC OR [CH 2 and 6SC in the 1st CH] (6)

Round 2: INC in each ST around. (12)

Round 3: (INC, SC)  around. (18)

Round 4: (INC, SC 2)  around. (24)

Rounds 5—8: SC in each ST around. (24)

Place safety eyes in row 6 (3 or 4 STS apart)

Round 9: (DEC, SC 2) around. (18)

Round 10: (DEC, SC ) around. (12)

Stuff head

Round 11: DEC around. (6)

F/O. Sew shut leaving a long tail to attach to the body.

 Hair

With black

Round 1:                      MR 6SC OR [CH 2 and 6SC in the 1st CH] (6)

Round 2:                      INC in each ST around. (12)

Round 3:                      (INC, SC)  around. (18)

Round 4:                      (INC, SC 2)  around. (24)

Round 5:                      SC in each ST around. (24)

Round 6:                      Work the following stitches around, SC, HDC 2, DC, HDC 2, SC 2, DC 2, HDC 4, SC 10, SL ST to 1st ST, turn.  (24) 

Round 7: SC in next 14 ST, SL ST to next. 

Sailor

F/O and leave a long tail to attach to the head.  The section with HDC and DC is the fringe at the front.


Cap

With white

Round 1: MR 6HDC OR [CH 2 and 6HDC in the 1st CH] (6)

Round 2: INC in each ST around. (12)

Round 3: (INC, HDC)  around. (18)

Round 4: (INC, HDC 2)  around. (24)

Rounds 5 – 6: HDC in each ST around. (24)

The cap will naturally roll and should be left like this.  Do not flatten or straighten the brim.

F/O and leave a long tail to attach to the hair/head.


Scarf

With navy

Row 1: CH17, HDC in 3rd CH from the hook, HDC 2, SL ST, DC 7, SL ST, HDC 3, turn.
Row 2: CH1, SC 3, SL ST, SC 7, SL ST, SC 3.

F/O leaving a long tail to attach to the body.

Assembly instructions

 

Sew the hair cap to the doll’s head.  Then attach the white cap to the hair.  Firmly attach the head to the body.  Sew the scarf around the neck of the doll.  Use pins to decide on best placement for each item.  You can also embroider a little smile onto your doll.  At this point if you would like the legs of the doll to be closed then sew them to each other.

 

 

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