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Celebrate a right royal wedding with this easy crochet princess doll

What you need...
  • With Harry and Meghan’s wedding only a matter of weeks away, we’re celebrating in true crafty style. Heather Gibbs' crochet princess doll is the perfect beginner project and ideal for royal revellers. Know someone getting married? This also makes an incredibly unique wedding gift and the perfect keepsake to remember the big day by. Simply change up the hair to match the bride and create the dress from white yarn – we can hear the wedding bells chiming already!

  • Essentials...
  • Yarn: yellow, blue, green, pink, red
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Blusher
  • Sparkly button
  • Seed beads
  • Cotton thread
instructions
  1. Head - Using 3.5mm hook and Pink make a magic ring, work 6dc into ring. Six sts
    Rnd 1: 2dc in each st to end. 12 sts
    Rnd 2: (1dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 18 sts
    Rnd 3: (2dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 24 sts
    Rnd 4: (3dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 30 sts
    Rnd 5: (4dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 36 sts
    Rnds 6-12: 1dc in each st to end
    Rnd 13: 18dc, mb in next st, 1dc in each st to end
    Insert safety eyes between Rnds 8-9 approx five sts apart
    Rnds 14-15: 1dc in each st to end
    Rnd 16: (4dc, dc2tog) to end. 30 sts
    Rnd 17: (3dc, dc2tog) to end. 24 sts
    Rnd 18: (2dc, dc2tog) to end. 18 sts
    Rnd 19: (1dc, dc2tog) to end. 12 sts
    Rnd 20: 1dc in each st to end
    Stuff
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail leg

  2. Leg & Body - LEG
    Make two
    Using 3.5mm hook and Red make a magic ring, work 6dc into ring. Six sts
    Rnd 1: 2dc in each st to end. 12 sts
    Rnds 2-4: 1dc in each st to end Join Pink to back loop only of any st
    Rnd 5: working in back loops only, 1dc in each st to end
    Rnds 6-13: 1dc in each st to end Change to Green
    Rnds 14-16: 1dc in each st to end
    Fasten off first Leg only

    BODY
    Using 3.5mm hook and Green crochet Legs tog as folls:
    Rnd 17: 1dc in each st around first Leg, 2ch (counts as two sts), join with a sl st to second Leg, 1dc in each st around second leg, 1dc in each of next 2ch. 28 sts
    Rnds 18-24: 1dc in each st to end
    Stuff
    Rnd 25: working in back loops only, 1dc in each st to end
    Rnds 26-30: 1dc in each st to end
    Note: stuff as you go
    Join Pink to back loop only of any st at back of Body
    Rnd 31: 1dc in each st to end
    Rnd 32: (5dc, dc2tog) to end. 24 sts
    Rnds 33-35: rep Rnds 16-18 of Head. 12 sts
    Fasten off

  3. Skirt - Using 3.5mm hook join Blue to any front loop of Rnd 25 of Body
    Rnd 1: working in front loops only (6dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 32 sts
    Rnd 2: (7dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 36 sts
    Rnds 3-12: 1dc in each st to end
    Rnd 13: (8dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 40 sts
    Rnds 14-16: 1dc in each st to end
    Rnd 17: (9dc, 2dc in next st) to end. 44 sts
    Rnds 18-22: 1dc in each st to end
    Fasten off

  4. Arm - Make two
    Stuff as you go, leaving upper half unstuffed
    Using 3.5mm hook and Red make a magic ring, work 7dc into ring. Seven sts
    Rnds 1-13: 1dc in each st to end Join Pink to back loop only of any st
    Rnd 14: working in back loops only, 1dc in each st to end
    Rnds 15-16: 1dc in each st to end
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail

  5. Dress Strap & Wig Cap - DRESS STRAP
    Make two
    Using 3.5mm hook and Green make 13ch
    Row 1: starting in second ch from hook, 1dc in each st to end. 12 sts
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail

    WIG CAP
    Using 3.5mm hook and Yellow make a magic ring, work 6dc into ring. Six sts
    Rnds 1-9: rep Rnds 1-9 of Head. 36 sts
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail

  6. Bun & Tiara - BUN
    Using 3.5mm hook and Yellow make a magic ring, work 6dc into ring. Six sts
    Rnds 1-4: rep Rnds 1-4 of Head. 30 sts
    Rnds 5-10: 1dc in each st to end
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail

    TIARA
    Using 3.5mm hook and Red make 30ch, join with a sl st to make a ring
    Rnds 1-2: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end, join with a sl st to first st
    Rnd 3: 1ch, 13dc, miss two sts, 4tr in next st, 3ch, mb in third ch from hook, (2ch, 4tr) in next st, miss two sts, 1dc in each st to end
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail

  7. To Make Up - Attach Wig Cap to top of Head at slight angle so face is exposed. Using Yellow embroider strands of hair around Wig Cap to create fringe. Stuff Bun and sew to top of Wig Cap. Add sparkly button to middle front of Tiara, attach Tiara around Bun. Attach Head and Arms to Body. Sew Dress Straps onto dress. Add a short length of Tulip Teal around top of Skirt. Add blusher to cheeks. Weave in all ends.

 
 
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