Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!
Independence Day, July 4th in America is coming up on Monday this year. What better way to celebrate than a doll crochet pattern of Betsy Ross.
“She stitched her way to fame….made the first flag of the United States when the republic was in it’s infancy”.
A quote from the 1953 DMC crochet booklet Dolls of Famous Women in History Crocheted in DMC Pearl Volume 406.
These are thrilling to crochet, and make delightful unusual gifts little girls will cherish. And they make perfect gifts for grown-ups who have discovered the joy of collecting dolls.
To realize the full beauty of these unusual dolls, be sure you make them of DMC Pearl Cotton. You’ll find that DMC Pearl Cotton has an even texture, silky lustre and comes in many colors. Reasonably priced and preferred by needle workers every where for more than 200 years.
The outfit is for a 7½ inch doll. Besides the Pearl Cotton thread a Size 7 Steel Crochet Hook is used. Directions are given for a skirt, bodice, petticoat, cap and the flag.
The set of instructions and a page of abbreviations and stitches are in PDF format so to read them you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.
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