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free crochet clown doll pattern
crochet button clown
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                          Materials: 1 ball white worsted weight yarn
                                     1 ball blue worsted weight yarn
                                     1 ball pink worsted weight yarn
                                     5 large buttons at least 1" in diameter
                                     polyester stuffing for inside head
                                     4:50 mm hook

                          
                          Body Make yo yo circles using up scraps of yarn if desired.
                          Make 24 small size circles for arms: Ch 4,join with sl st to form ring.
                             Rnd 1: Ch 3,(counts as 1st dc of each rnd), 11dc in ring. (12 dc in ring altogether)
                                    End off.
                          Make 36 medium size circles for legs: Ch 4,join with sl st to form ring.
                             Rnd 1: Ch 3,(counts as 1st dc of each rnd), 11dc in ring. (12 dc in ring altogether)
                             Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1dc in same sp; 2dc in each sc around. (24 dc in rnd). End off.
                          Make 20 large size circles for body: Ch 4,join with sl st to form ring.
                             Rnd 1: Ch 3,(counts as 1st dc of each rnd), 11dc in ring. (12 dc in ring altogether)
                             Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1dc in same sp; 2dc in each sc around. (24 dc in rnd)
                             Rnd 3: *(Ch 3, 1dc in same sp; 1 dc in next sp; 2dc in next sp)Repeat from * around.
                                    End off. 
                             Rnd 4: Optional: Make a ruffle out of the large ones by adding
                                    a row of 2sc in each dc around. I placed these
                                    at the neck and bottom for skirt effect.
                        
                          To put together: Ch 36 leaving a piece of yarn 10" long at each end of ch for
                                           attaching to the buttons.
                          Make another the same. These are used for arms and legs.
                          To hold the body and head together: Using double strands of yarn, ch 20,
                          leaving a piece of yarn 10" long for attaching buttons. Draw the 1st ch thru 
                          at the top of the double stranded piece. 
                          See diagram here...for placements of chains lengths
                          Add the second ch 36 after placing the head on and the yo yo circles on for the body;
                          thru at the bottom of the double stranded piece. 
                        
                          Head: With white, ch 2 to start at top of head.                                      
                          Rnd 1: Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds,
                                 but carry a colored thread along to mark last st
                                 of one rnd and beg of next rnd.
                          Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around-(12 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 3: (sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc)6 times-(18 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 4: (sc in each of next 2 sc; 2sc in next sc)6 times-(24 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 5: (sc in each of next 3 sc; 2sc in next sc)6 times-(30 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 6: (sc in each of next 4 sc; 2sc in next sc)6 times-(36 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 6: (sc in each of next 5 sc; 2sc in next sc)6 times-(42 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 8: sc in ea sc around
                          Rnd 9: (sc in each of next 5 sc; decrease over next 2sc)6 times-(36 sc in rnd) 
                          Rnd 10: (sc in each of next 4 sc; decrease over next 2sc)6 times-(30 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 11: (sc in each of next 3 sc; decrease over next 2sc)6 times-(24 sc in rnd)
                          Rnd 12: (sc in each of next 2 sc; decrease over next 2sc)6 times-(18 sc in rnd)
                          Continue until 6 sc remain. Insert button at top of body. Continue to decrease
                          until button is enclosed. End off.   

                          Begin pushing the yo yo circles into place on the arms and legs. Attach buttons
                          securely at the end of the arms and legs. Stitch facial features on head.

                          For hair: Arrange several pieces of hair on doll head. Slip stitch center of hair
                          in place. Tie a bow at each side. Stitch in place. 
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