4″ Doll for Cradle Purse

IMG_20140722_093104_050

I had some people interested in the cradle purses. I have personally loved these, but I was afraid today’s child wouldn’t like them.  So I decided to make up a few and see how they do, but I could not find a perfect size doll to fit and that wouldn’t be too expensive for the project. So I decided to make one, but of course I couldn’t find just the pattern I wanted… so here’s my own. My finished doll is a 4″ little peanut.

G hook
Worsted weight yarn
Polyfil for stuffing

Hat (color of choice)

6 sc in magic circle
*2 sc in each sc* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next 2* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next 3* around
Sc around for 3 rounds
Sc around in front loop only. fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Head (skin color of choice)

6 sc in magic circle
*2 sc in each sc* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next 2* around
Sc around for 5 rounds
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc* around
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc* around (make sure you stuff before hole becomes too tight)
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next* around
*Dec over next 2 sc* around fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Body (skin color for 3 rounds then color of choice)

6 sc in magic circle
*2 sc in each sc* around
*2 sc in sc, sc in next* around (change colors)
*2 sc in sc, sc in next 2* around
Sc around for 7 rounds
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc* around
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc* around (make sure you stuff before hole becomes too tight)
*Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next* around
*Dec over next 2 sc* around fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew head onto the body then the hat to the head, angling the back of the hat to meet with the body. Embroider some closed eyes and weave in all your ends.

Mad Hooking!

IMG_20140722_093026_202

11 comments on “4″ Doll for Cradle Purse

  1. I would love to see your ‘take’ on the pattern. That kind of assistance is invaluable to even experienced crocheter. Thank you!!!

    • Here is my take on it, my real problem with the pattern tends to be in the hood. The way the pattern is written (and maybe it’s just me) the hood always has too many holes in it and doesn’t look right. Still haven’t figured out a good reliable way.

      • I accidentally found this cradle purse! Then reading some comments I found I had comment 4 years ago! Wow!! Thank you for sharing your take on it! Ps. I agree with your opinion so many times the latest generations don’t appreciate or can’t the things that take time. Sometimes loving time put forth by someone who cares.

    • Sweet! I do love this little doll actually. Works up quickly and I can throw it in my little ‘cheap toy bin’ for shows.

  2. I know this is an old post. 🙂 Your doll is so adorable. I’m just about to make him…but I am stuck on that silly hood. Any advice you can give? Or adjustments that you made to the pattern. I’ve gotten all the way to the hood, and ROW 4 makes no sense to me, at all. Help? I’m so close to being finished. And I can’t start my little peanut doll, because the color I will be using, is tied up in the hood. Help?

  3. I am on the head, on the first decrease round, but I’m short a stitch at the end? I have 24 stitches at the end of the 5 rounds of sc. Did I do something wrong? I am doing a sc decrease, and then sc in the 3…sc decrease, and sc in next 3, etc. Help?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.