***This pattern is a FREE add-on to the original Bella Ballerina Lovey Doll Pattern. With this additional information, you can add curly hair to any ekayg lovey doll!***
August 21st marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Dirty Dancing. I am, quite possibly, one of the biggest Dirty Dancing fans you'll ever meet. I feel like I should have made myself a "Baby" doll a long time ago.
This pattern is NOT the full pattern. This is a FREE add-on to my Bella Ballerina Lovey Doll pattern. If you already have that pattern, you can make this Baby likeness at no additional cost.
1/2 yard light or baby pink fleece
Light or baby pink yarn to match fleece as closely as possible
Vanna's Choice - Beige (skin color)
Vanna's Choice - Toffee (hair color)
**Or get the 3-pack HERE for less $/skein
Crochet hook, H 5mm
**additional materials for the whole pattern are listed in the Bella Ballerina Lovey Doll Pattern
Terms and abbreviations to know:
ch, chs - chain, chains
st, sts - stitch, stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
sc - single crochet
inc - increase, work 2 sc into 1 st
dec - decrease, work 2 sts together to make 1 sts
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
Notes: This pattern is for the hair ONLY as an add-on to the Bella Ballerina Lovey Doll pattern you can purchase on Ravelry or Etsy. Follow the Bella Ballerina pattern for the dress, body, arms, and feet. Additional notes will be made here for turning your ballerina into Baby from Dirty Dancing!
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Row 1: turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, and all remaining chs; 18 sts
Row 2: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 17 sts, inc in last st; 19 sts
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, inc in first st, sc in next 18 sts; 20 sts
Row 4: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 19 sts, inc in last st; 21 sts
Row 5: ch 1 and turn, inc in first st, sc in next 20 sts; 22 sts
Row 6: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 21 sts, inc in last st; 23 sts
Row 7: ch 1 and turn, inc in first st, sc in next 22 st; 24 sts
Row 8: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 23 sts, inc in last st; 25 sts
Rows 9-13: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 25 sts
Row 14: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 23 sts, dec; 24 sts
Row 15: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 22 sts; 23 sts
Row 16: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 21 sts, dec; 22 sts
Row 17: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 20 sts; 21 sts
Row 18: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 19 sts, dec; 20 sts
Row 19: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 18 sts; 19 sts
Row 20: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 17 sts, dec; 18 sts
Row 21: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 18 sts
Do not turn. Mark with a st marker, and continue working in a rnd, around the flat piece of hair.
Rnd 1: sc 21 across the bottom, sc 18 up the side, sc 21 across the rounded top, sc 18 down the other side; 78 sts
Rnd 2: (sk next st, 3 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 3 sts)13x; 78 sts
Rnd 3: [sk next st, (sc, hdc, ch 1, hdc, sc) in next st, sk next st, sl st in next 3 sts]9x, stop here to work on the side bangs. Sk next st and place a st marker in next st, so you know where to pick up after working the bangs.
**bangs are worked by making a series of ringlets, attached back to the last rnd. Each ringlet is made with all increases into the chs.
Row 1: ch 1 and turn, sk first 3 sts, sl st in next st, sk next st, (sc, 2 dc, sc) in ch-1 sp, sk next st, sl st in next st, ch 5, turn and inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 3 chs, sl sts back into the next 2 sts on rnd 3, ch 7, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 5 chs, sl st into next 2 sts on rnd 3, ch 9, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 7 chs, sl st into next 2 sts, sl st into the ch-1 space, ch 11, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 9 chs, sl st into 3 sts on rnd 3, ch 13, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 11 chs, sl st into next 2 sts on rnd 3, ch 15, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 13 chs, sl st into next 2 sts on rnd 3
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing/assembling bangs.
Continue to complete rnd 3 by attaching yarn back into the st where you left your last st marker, to the top left of the bangs. You will make 2 more curls on this side as well.
Continuing rnd 3: (sc, hdc, ch 1, hdc, sc) in same st as joining, sk next st, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, in in 2nd ch from hook, inc in next 3 chs, sl st into next 2 sts of rnd 2, ch 7, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc in remaining 5 chs, [(sc, hdc, ch 1, hdc, sc) in next st, sk next st, sl st in next 3 sts]3x
Fasten off, leaving a very long tail for sewing the hair onto the head.
Sewing the hair onto the head was a little intimidating at first! But have no fear. Just dive right in! Center it in the back, and pin into place. Shape and place the curls as you go around. You don't want to sew them down completely, but let them dangle a little in places as well.
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