Alright. The original idea I had for Knotty Knucklehead has gone out the window. I must have ripped out 20 rows/rounds of this thing. Then I scribbled out my notes, cursed for a bit, collected myself, and started to think. The good news is, I like where this is going even better than the original idea. The bad news is, I worked on this more than I had originally planned. Oh darn. I had to spend more time crocheting. Yeah. It was horrible. (Horrible is code for not horrible, but since you can’t hear sarcasm on the internet I’m trying to clear that up… and now I’ve typed the word horrible enough where it doesn’t even look like a real word anymore. Google assures me it is, and I’m spelling it right. Good.)
It’s all good if you’re new here. This is an ongoing crochet-a-long. Click here to go to the beginning of the Knotty Knucklehead Crochet-As-I-Design-Along.
This week’s work will start off still looking like nothing and then come together nicely at the end. I think I can safely say that we’re somewhere near halfway finished with this doll. If my plan comes together, you are all going to love it. Also, there are lots and lots of pictures this week. I’m trying to keep everything as clear as possible, and I’m a visual learner… so pictures that make sense of the words here are a good thing.
Some notes: DO NOT ch 1 or tn or sl st unless the pattern tells you to. Crochet stitch abbreviations can be found at the end of the post.
- Still working in rows… with the row you just finished on your left
- Row 1: Join in with a sc in the 1st side edge space from the previous Row 1 (picture H), sc 10 up the side working in the side edge spaces, tn so the row you last worked is facing up, sc 24 across the top of the row (picture I), tn so the other side edge is facing up, sc 11 down the side working in the side edge spaces (picture J), sc 24 across the remaining 24 sts from Round 29 (picture K), ch 1, tn – 70 sc THIS IS THE HARDEST ROW FOR THE WEEK
- Row 2: sc next 24 sts, ch 1, tn – 24 sc
- Rows 3-11: repeat last row (9 times) – 24 sc
- Working in the round…
- Round 1: sc in the 12th st from Row 1 on the 1st flap (picture L), sc 23 across, sc 1st st worked from Row 11 (picture M), sc 23 across – 48 sc
- Round 2: (mark 1st st) sc each st around – 48 sc
- Rounds 3-5: repeat last round (3 times) – 48 sc
I’m hoping you can kind of get an idea of how this doll is going to end up… or at least start seeing that it’s a doll of some sort. As always, thank you for crocheting along with me. If you have any questions, please leave a me a comment below. I’ll be sure to answer you as soon as I can.
When you’re done, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture of this week’s work. Please make sure it includes (any part of) your name. You can also include your business name (if you have one) with a link too. I’ll be using them to post on my various social media sites with the pictures (and your name & business with links if included) of your progress. See you next week!
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- tn – turn
- st(s) – stitch(s)