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Fairy Tale Knits
Blessed with an enchanting voice, not to mention those flowing blonde locks, Rapunzel seems to have it all. But her sad and lonely childhood tells a different story. So when a prince heard her singing, how could she resist his attention? Knitted here in shades of pink and lilac, Rapunzel has a long braid that can hang down or be wound around her head in a traditional European style.

—From Fairy Tale Knits, 20 Enchanting Knits to Make, by Fiona Goble, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

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  • Step 1

    DOLL
    Head and Body
    The head and body are knitted together from the bottom of the body upward and include the underpants and top.

  • Step 2

    Front
    Make 1
    Cast on 14 sts in white.
    Work 7 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K.
    Break white yarn and join deep pink yarn.
    Work 13 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K.
    Break deep pink yarn and join fl esh yarn.
    Next row: K.
    Next row: (p2tog) twice, P to last 4 sts, (p2tog) twice. [10 sts]
    Next row: K2, inc1 into next 5 sts, K3. [15 sts]
    Next row: P.
    Next row: K1, inc1, K to last 3 sts, inc1, K2. [17 sts]
    Next row: P.*
    Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. [23 sts]
    Work 2 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K2, (k2tog) twice, K11, (ssk) twice, K2. [19 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P to last 2 sts, p2tog. [17 sts]
    Next row: K2, (k2tog) twice, K5, (ssk) twice, K2. [13 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P to last 2 sts, p2tog. [11 sts]
    Bind off.

  • Step 3

    Back
    Make 1
    Work as for front to *.
    Next row: K1, inc1, K to last 3 sts, inc1, K1. [19 sts]
    Next row: P.
    Break flesh yarn and join light ocher yarn.
    Next row: K1, inc1, K to last 3 sts, inc1, K1. [21 sts]
    Next row: P.
    Rep last 2 rows once more. [23 sts]
    Work 2 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K2, (k2tog) twice, K11, (ssk) twice, K2. [19 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P to last 2 sts, p2tog. [17 sts]
    Next row: K2, (k2tog) twice, K5, (ssk) twice, K2. [13 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P to last 2 sts, p2tog. [11 sts]
    Bind off.

  • Step 4

    Legs
    The feet and legs are knitted as one piece, starting at the sole of the foot.
    Make 2
    Cast on 22 sts in flesh.
    Work 4 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K5, bind off 12 sts, K5. [10 sts]
    Work 19 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Bind off.

  • Step 5

    Arms
    The arms are knitted from the shoulder to the hand.
    Make 2
    Cast on 9 sts in lilac.
    1st row: K1, inc1, K to last 3 sts, inc1, K2. [11 sts]
    Next row: P.
    Next row: K2, m1, K to last 2 sts, m1, K1. [13 sts]
    Work 3 rows in st st, beg with a P row.
    Next row: K2, k2tog, K5, ssk, K2. [11 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P to last 2 sts, p2tog. [9 sts]
    Next row: K2, k2tog, K1, ssk, K2. [7 sts]
    Next row: K.
    Break lilac yarn and join flesh yarn.
    Work 10 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K1, k2tog, K1, ssk, K1. [5 sts]
    Next row: p2tog, P1, p2tog. [3 sts]
    Next row: s1, k2tog, psso. [1 st]
    Break yarn and pull it through rem st.

  • Step 6

    MAKING UP
    With the two head and body pieces right sides together, whipstitch around the head. Turn the piece right side out and sew the side seams of the body using mattress stitch, leaving the lower edge open for stuffing. Stuff the doll and close the gap using mattress stitch.
    Fold the legs in half lengthwise, right sides together, and whipstitch the top and lower edge of the feet. Turn right sides out, sew the back seam using mattress stitch, and stuff.
    Fold the arms in half lengthwise, right sides together, and whipstitch around the hand. Turn right sides out and sew the long seam using mattress stitch. Stuff the top part of the arms lightly.
    Sew the arms and legs in place.
    Using light ocher yarn, work a few rows of chain stitch at the front of the head for the hair. For the braid, cut twelve 40-in. (1-m) lengths of light ocher yarn. Join the centers of the yarn lengths to the left side of the doll’s face. Braid the yarn to the ends and secure.
    Work two French knots in black yarn for the eyes. Work two circles of chain stitch around each eye using white yarn. Using a separated ply of black yarn, work five straight stitches above each eye for eyelashes. Work two short rows of chain stitch in flesh yarn for the nose.
    Work a V shape for the mouth in red yarn.
    Using silver crochet thread, sew the two star sequins in position for earrings.
    Add color to the cheeks using a red colored pencil.

  • Step 7

    SKIRT OF DRESS
    Make 2 pieces
    Cast on 22 sts in lilac.
    1st row: K1, (yo, k2tog) to last st, K1.
    Work 5 rows in st st, beg with a P row.
    Leave lilac yarn at side and join deep pink yarn.
    K 2 rows.
    Break deep pink yarn and work remainder of skirt in lilac.
    Work 2 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: K2, k2tog, K to last 4 sts, ssk, K2. [20 sts]
    Work 3 rows in st st, beg with a P row.
    Rep last 4 rows 3 times more. [14 sts]
    Work 2 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Bind off pwise.

  • Step 8

    MAKING UP
    Join the side seams of using mattress stitch. Whipstitch the waist in place. Sew the button in position at the neck.

  • Step 9

    SHOES
    Make 2
    Using size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm) needles, cast on 8 sts in silver crochet yarn.
    1st row: inc1, K to last 2 sts, inc1, K1. [10 sts]
    Next row: P.
    Rep last 2 rows once more. [12 sts]
    Work 2 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Next row: inc1, K to last 2 sts, inc1, K1. [14 sts]
    Next row: P5, bind off 4 sts pwise, P to end. Turn work and cont on only these last 5 sts, leaving rem sts on needle or on a safety pin.
    Work 6 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Bind off.
    With rs facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts.
    Work 6 rows in st st, beg with a K row.
    Bind off.

  • Step 10

    MAKING UP
    Fold the shoe pieces in half lengthwise with the right side facing inward. Whipstitch the back and lower seam of the shoes. Turn the right way out. Put the shoes on the doll and secure with a couple of stitches. Work a couple of large straight stitches across the foot in a cross shape.

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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
nice
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