Princess Sophie Details


This post contains all the special details to make the Princess Sophie Doll. If you are looking for the base doll pattern, please go here.

The Princess Sophie Doll is about 15 inches tall and 3 inches wide (not including the arms and hair.) For Sophie, I recommend using size 4 worsted weight yarn in whatever color you prefer. This particular one used is Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Ivory. The hair is I Love this Yarn in Brown and the dress is Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Yellow. All of the clothing is removable. The roses are hand sewn and can be found at most craft stores. Buttons, bead, and other crochet appliques would be great here, too!

Ringlets
I made these using the pattern for the ringlets and the hair hat as outlined in this post. 
Each doll takes about 30 ringlets and I evenly space them out when attaching them.

Dress
To make the dress, chain to a length that will just barely reach around the body. Due to the variations of yarn, amount of stuffing, and which hook you use, it is really difficult to give an exact number. (As a starting point, I chained 35 with my 4.0 hook.) The amount of stitches will not affect the pattern. Just make sure it will go around the doll. Double check after a few rows that you can pull it up her body. Better to frog now than cry later!
(HINT: You could also do a foundation double crochet here.)
Chain to desired length. Slip stitch together to form a ring. Double check that you did not twist the chain.
Row 1: DC in each stitch across. Sl st to the first stitch.
Row 2-5: Chain 2. DC in the same stitch. DC in each across.
Row 6: DC in each stitch across. Chain one and turn.
Row 7: *DC INC in the first, DC in the next.* Repeat * * to the end of the row.
Row 8: *DC INC in the first  DC in the next 2,.* Repeat * * to the end of the row.
Row 9: *DC INC in the first, DC in the next 3.* Repeat * * to the end of the row.
Row 10: *DC INC in the first, DC in the next 4.* Repeat * * to the end of the row.
Row 11: *DC INC in the first, DC in the next 5.* Repeat * * to the end of the row.
Row 12-18: DC in each across.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Put on the doll.

Sleeves
Chain 12.
In the second chain from the hook, SC. Then HDC, DC, TC in the next 5, DC, HDC, SC.
Fasten off and sew onto the dress over the arms. Double check that they are the right distance apart, and match on the front. I tuck the ends under the dress when I sew it on.

Slippers
Use a hook about a half size bigger than the hook you used for the doll. I used a 3.75 mm for the doll and a 4.5 mm for the slippers. They want to fit snug, so use a smaller hook if you have to. It depends on the yarn, too. When I use Caron Simply Soft I have to go down a hook size.
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Rounds 3-4:  SC in each stitch around. (12)
Rounds 5-7: Take your stitch marker out and chain 1. Turn and SC in the next 9. Chain 1, and turn.
Round 8: Chain 3 and slip stitch across the gap you created. SC in each stitch around. When you reach the chain 3 gap, SC in each chain across. Slip stitch into the next 3 stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crown
Chain to a length that will fit around the head. Due to hair, stuffing, type of yarn used it will be different. But for reference, I chained to 50. Then DC in each across. (you could also do a Foundation Double Crochet here.) Fasten off.
Fold the band in half. From the middle, count 10 stitches to the right. Attach the yarn to the tenth stitch. Begin the first triangle: HDC in the first. DC INC in the next. Chain one (make sure it is a tight chain, not too loose!). DC INC in the next, then HDC. Slip stitch in next.
Begin the middle triangle: HDC in the first. DC in the next. TC INC in the next. Chain one (make sure it is a tight chain, not too loose!). TC INC in the next, DC, then HDC. Slip stitch in next.
Begin the last triangle: HDC in the first. DC INC in the next. Chain one (make sure it is a tight chain, not too loose!). DC INC in the next, then HDC. Slip stitch in next.

Chain one and turn. Slip stitch in every stitch going back over the triangle you created. When you reach the chain 1 stitch at the top of each triangle chain 3 and slip stitch back into the same stitch. This makes the rounded bumps on the top. Then continue to slip stitch until you reach the beginning. Fasten off and weave in ends. Connect the band.

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