Dolls of Famous Women in History – Betsy Ross Doll Outfit and Flag Crochet Pattern

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Betsy Ross Doll Dress and Flag Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

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.

Betsy Ross Crochet Pattern

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.

Betsy Ross Doll Crochet Pattern PDF

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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How to Make a Doll from a Sock – VTNS Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today is a fun project, making a doll from a sock. This is great because socks are inexpensive and you can choose from many different patterns and colors.

This can also be a great recycle project for those socks that have lost their mate.  If you’re like me,  you hate to throw them away because you just know the other one will turn up again some day!

Vintage Crafts and More - How to Make a Doll from a Sock Image

 

Vintage Crafts and More - How to Make a Doll from a Sock

 

STOCKING DOLL –

Mark off legs, body, neck and head from top of heavy stocking. Cut off toe of stocking. Make slit for legs. Sew up legs and stuff. This would be a great opportunity to use up leftover stuffing from other projects or pillows. Stuff doll’s body and sew neck line. Stuff head and sew at top. Paint or embroider doll’s features. Add wool hair.

Take the cut off toe of the sock and split down the center to make 2 arms. Sew together and stuff. Sew arms on body in place.

 

Have fun giving your doll personality!

Enjoy!