African Comfort Dolls
- G hook (4.00 mm)
- Worsted weight #4 yarn
- Color A for feet and face Color B for pants/skirt, C for top, D for hat. Your choice of color for eyes and mouth.
- Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
- Yarn needle
Depending on the thickness of the yarn you use, these dolls will be 5” to 7” tall and 2 ¾” to 3” inches wide.
Foundation row: Color A – Single crochet(sc) in second chain from hook and single crochet in each chain to the end. Turn (26 sc)
Row 2 – 3: Continue with Color A ch 1(ch 1 does not count as first stitch) sc in each sc to end. Turn (3 rows includes foundation row) Fasten off at end of Row 3. Leave a tail long enough to join the side and bottom seam when all rows have been crocheted.
Row 4 – 11: Color B (pants or skirt). Ch 1. Sc in first stitch and each st until end of row. Turn. (8 rows) Fasten off at end of Row 8. Leave tail for sewing the seam.
Row 12 –19: Color C. (top). Slip stitch in first sc. Ch 1, Sc in first stitch and each st to end of row. Turn. (8 rows) Fasten off at end of Row 16. Leave tail for sewing the seam.
Row 20 – 25. Color A. (face) Ch 1. Sc in first stitch and each st to end of row. Turn (6 rows). Fasten off at end of Row 15. Leave tail for sewing seam. * As we ship to many countries around the world, using different tones and shades of wool for the face is appreciated.
Row 26 – 31 Color D. (hat). Ch1. Sc in first stitch and each st to end of row. (6 rows).
You should have a rectangle with color blocks. Fold work in half, match color blocks and join seam with each color tail that you have left. Weave ends into work
Turn inside out so that the sewn seam is to the inside. Fill will polyester stuffing until doll is a reasonable size. This is something that will be a personal decision as to what looks best. Too much filling will pull the stitches apart and too little will make a ‘skinny’ doll. So, use your judgment.
Closing the hat:
Once you have filled the doll to your liking sew the hat closed at the top.
Using Color C and yarn needle, anchor yarn at the beginning and weave yarn through all single crochets. Once you’ve made it back to the beginning pull the hat closed fasten off.
You can be as creative as you like with added embellishments such as lace, crocheted bow, belt, buttons, ‘hair’. All embellishments should be crocheted or embroidered.
Eyes and Mouth:
Using embroidery thread or yarn and add eyes and a mouth.
Mail or drop off your Izzy Dolls:
2907 Portland Drive
Oakville, ON L6H 5S4