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Mimi by DROPS Design
"She can dress and cuddle the doll!"
Knitted DROPS girl doll with removable clothes in ”Paris”.
SmåDROPS 23-25
DROPS design: Pattern no W-018-bn
Yarn group C
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Measurements:
Height: approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4''

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100 g color no 61, light peach
50 g color no 06, shocking pink
50 g color no 33, medium pink
Some left-over yarn color no 39, pistachio
Some left-over yarn color no 29, light ice blue
Some left-over yarn color no 44, brown

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 20 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Accessories: Some poly stuffing for filling

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in the next st as follows: Work in front and back loop of same st.

DECREASE TIP 1:
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog.

DECREASE TIP 2:
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, (marker), K tog the next 2 sts.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
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GIRL DOLL:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Legs and arms are worked separately, then work all parts tog.

FOOT AND LEG:
Worked in stockinette st in the round on double pointed needles from bottom up. Cast on 4 sts with light peach on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4.
ROUND 1: Inc 1 st in every st - READ INCREASE TIP = 8 sts. NOTE: Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid back of foot) and move the marker upwards when working.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 st in every st = 16 sts.
ROUND 3: Inc 1 st in 1st and last st on round = 18 sts.
ROUND 4-8: K all sts.
ROUND 9: K 5, dec 4 sts over the next 8 sts - READ DECREASE TIP 1 (= dec on front part of foot), K 5 = 14 sts.
K over all sts for 27 more rounds, piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4''. Then work panties as follows: Switch to medium pink and K 1 round. Work next round as follows: K 10, bind off the next 2 sts, K 2 = 12 sts remain. Slip all sts on a stitch holder and fill the leg with some poly stuffing. Put piece aside.
Cast on and work another foot and leg the same way but work the last round in medium pink as follows: K 2, bind off the next 2 sts, K 10 = 12 sts remain. Slip all sts on a stitch holder and fill the leg with some poly stuffing. Put piece aside.

HAND AND ARM:
Worked in stockinette st in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 4 sts with light peach.
ROUND 1: Inc 1 st in every st = 8 sts. NOTE: Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid back of hand) and move the marker upwards when working.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 st in every st = 16 sts.
ROUND 3-7: K all sts.
ROUND 8: K 4, dec 4 sts over the next 8 sts - READ DECREASE TIP 1 (= dec on front part of hand), K 4 = 12 sts.
K over all sts for 21 more rounds, piece measures approx. 9 cm / 3½''. Then bind off on next round as follows: K 8, bind off the next 2 sts, K 2 = 10 sts remain. Slip all sts on a stitch holder and fill the hand and arm with some poly stuffing. Put piece aside.
Cast on and work another hand and arm the same way but work the last round as follows: K 2, bind off the next 2 sts, K 8 = 10 sts remain. Slip all sts on a stitch holder and fill the hand and arm with some poly stuffing. Put piece aside.

BODY:
= 12 sts from each leg. Slip sts from legs back on double pointed needles and work them tog with dec towards each other with medium pink = 24 sts on round. NOTE: Round beg and ends on the back. Then work as follows:
ROUND 1: * 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 sts (8 inc sts on round).
ROUND 2 (and then on every even numbered round): K all sts.
ROUND 3: * 3 sts, inc 1 st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 sts.
ROUND 5: * 4 sts, inc 1 st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 sts.
ROUND 6-12: K all sts.
ROUND 13 and 14: P all sts.
On next round switch to light peach and then K all sts for 12 rounds. NOTE: Insert a marker in the middle of each side of body, move the markers upwards when working. * Work next round as follows: Dec 1 st - READ DECREASE TIP 2 - on each side of every marker (= 4 dec sts on round), K 1 round *. Repeat from *-* 1 more time = 40 sts. On next round, bind off as follows: bind off 1 st on each side of every marker, work until 1st bind off = 36 sts remain. Do not cut the thread.

SHOULDER AND HEAD:
= 18 sts from back of body, 18 sts from front of body and 10 sts from each arm. Slip sts from arms back on double pointed needles. NOTE: Insert a marker in the middle of each arm (after 5 sts = middle of the side), move the markers upwards when working. Then work arms and body tog with armhole bind offs towards each other = 56 sts on round. K 1 round.
* On next round dec for shoulder as follows: Dec 2 sts - READ DECREASE TIP 2 - on each side of every marker (= 8 sts dec on round), K 1 round *. Repeat from *-* a total of 4 times = 24 sts remain on round.
Then inc for head as follows: * K 2, inc 1 st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 sts, K 1 round. Work next round as follows: * K 3, inc 1 st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 sts. Continue to K all sts for 16 more rounds. Then dec as follows:
ROUND 1: * K 3, dec 1 st - READ DECREASE TIP 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 sts.
ROUND 2 (and then on every even numbered round): K all sts.
ROUND 3: * K 2, dec 1 st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sts.
ROUND 5: * K 1, dec 1 st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 16 sts. Fill the body, shoulder and head with some poly stuffing.
ROUND 7: K2 tog around= 8 sts, cut the thread and pull thread through the 8 sts, tighten tog and fasten.

ASSEMBLY:
Embroider eyes at the front of head with brown and mouth with medium pink. Sew tog the openings under the arms and between the legs.

DRESS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 60 sts with shocking pink on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4.
ROUND 1: K all sts.
ROUND 2: P all sts.
ROUND 3 and 4: K all sts.
ROUND 5 and 6: Switch to pistachio and K all sts.
ROUND 7 and 8: Switch to shocking pink and K all sts. NOTE: Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 30 sts (= middle of each side), move the markers upwards when working.
ROUND 9: Switch to pistachio and K all sts - AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of every marker - READ DECREASE TIP 2 = 56 sts (4 dec sts on round).
ROUND 10: K all sts.
ROUND 11 and 12: Switch to shocking pink and K all sts.
Repeat ROUNDS 9 to 12 one more time (i.e. dec 2 sts in each side on 1st round with pistachio) = 52 sts. Then continue in shocking pink as follows: * K 1 round -AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of every marker = 48 sts, K 3 more rounds *. Repeat from *-* 1 more time = 44 sts on round. On next round dec 1 st after every marker in each side = 42 sts remain, K 3 more rounds. On last round P all sts while AT THE SAME TIME binding off all sts.
Then work a shoulder strap as follows: Pick up from RS with shocking pink as follows: Skip 3 sts from 1st marker in the side, work in front loop of the next 3 sts, turn. K these 3 sts until strap measures approx. 15 cm / 6'', bind off.
Pick up 3 sts the same way from the 6th st from the second marker (= 3 sts remain until 2nd marker, 9 sts between straps), turn. K until strap measures approx. 15 cm / 6'', bind off. Tie straps in the back of neck on doll.

HEART:
Work a heart back and forth in GARTER ST - read explanation above - as follows: Cast on 1 st with medium pink on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4.
Row 1: K 2 sts in this st = 2 sts. NOTE: Work tightly so that the heart gets a nice shape.
Row 2: Inc 1 st in every st = 4 sts.
Row 3: K all sts.
Row 4: K all sts but inc 1 st in 1st st and inc 1 st in last st on row = 6 sts.
Row 5: K all sts.
Row 6: K all sts but inc 1 st in 1st st and inc 1 st in last st on row = 8 sts.
Row 7-10: K all sts.
Work next row as follows: K the first 4 sts tog 2 by 2 = 2 sts on row, turn and bind off these 2 sts on next row. Repeat dec over the remaining 4 sts, cut and fasten the thread. Sew the heart to the dress.

HEAD BAND:
Work a head band in the round as follows: Cast on 42 sts with light ice blue on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4, K 1 round, then P 1 round - AT THE SAME TIME bind off.
Work a flower back and forth on double pointed needles as follows: Cast on 15 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with medium pink.
Row 1: * K 1, make 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1.
Row 2: K all sts (incl YOs) - AT THE SAME TIME bind off.
Twist piece into a spiral and fasten in the middle through all layers. Sew the flower on to the head band.

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Boy doll - see pattern SmåDrops 23-24
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