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Friday, May 20, 2011

Doreen Dolls Dress Crochet Pattern Book 102

Doreen Dolls Books, from the early 1950s, contained exquisite crochet patterns meant to make a little girls' heart swoon!.  This particular book is no exception.  The majority of the patterns are designed for 8" character dolls, however, there are a couple (such as our cover girl, Doreen), that are 11" dolls.
This booklet is picture intensive; perhaps not for those with dial-up.   But, for all the rest, a real delight in small doll patterns.      Here we go ....
Doreen Dolls, Volume 102 
PDF copy of Doreen Dolls Vol 102 Pattern Book
 The front cover previews several of the delights to follow. 

Vintage 8" doll dress crochet pattern named Connie

Connie (250)   Pattern includes little ruffled dress, bonnet and booties for an 8" doll. This pattern is created with Baby Yarn and 1 yard of baby yarn and a steel #0 crochet hook.

 Park Avenue Belle (251)  This pattern includes the dress, purse and bonnet for an 8" doll (doggie not included).   To create, you need 250 yards of Bedspread Cotton, 1/2 yard of ribbon and a steel #3 crochet hook. 

 Sunbonnet (252).   This pattern includes the dress, overskirt and the hat for an 8" doll.   The picture shows a purse, however, I do not see it as part of this pattern.   To create this set, you'll need Crochet Cotton, ribbon and a steel #10 crochet hook.

 Jean & John (253):  This is a His and Hers Pattern for 11" baby dolls.    To create, you'll need Cotton Yarn and a #00 steel crochet hook.

 Bridesmaid (254):  Although there are three 8" dolls shown in the picture, the dress, hat, panties (yes, panties) and bouquet are the same.   To create this bridal ensemble you'll need Pompadour, Nylon, Germantown or Sport Yarn as well as a #3 crochet hook.

 Marilyn (255) - This pattern, for an 8" doll includes the ribbon entwined dress, hat, panties and bouquet.   The pattern calls for Pompadour, Nylon or Sport yarn, ribbin and a #3 bone crochet hook.    

 Flora Dora (256) - This outfit, for an 8" character doll, includes the frilly dress, panties, bonnet, muff.   I do not see a section for the slippers; perhaps they are just a tied pom-pom.   To create this outfit, you'll need Baby Yarn or Baby Pompadour and a #3 bone crochet hook. 

 Jenny and Jimmy (257):   Here's another his and hers set for 11" baby dolls.   You'll need Pompadour, Sport or Nylon Yarn, along with a #6 bone crochet hook to complete these outfits. 

 Party Girl (258) -  This pattern highlights a wonderfully twirly dress, along with panties and a hat for an 8" doll.   To create this outfit, you'll need Crochet Cotton, ribbon, elastic and a #10 steel crochet hook. 

Parasol (259) - This outfit is sure to delight any little girl, including the dress, hat and parasol for an 8" doll.   The picture shows bloomers; which I do not see as part of the printed pattern.  To create this set, you'll need  #30 Crochet Cotton and a #10 steel crochet hook.

 Skater (260) - This absolutely adorable skating outfit includes the dress and the hat for an 8" doll.   To make it, you'll need Baby Yarn, Baby Pompadour or Nylon, as well as colored sequins and beads and a #0 steel crochet hook. 

Betty and Bob (261) - This his and hers set includes pants, jacket hat and booties for the boy, and dress, jacket, panties and booties for the girl.   They are designed for the 8" doll.   To create, you'll need Baby Yarn, Pompadour or Nylon, along with a #3 bone crochet hook.

Doreen (262)  Here's our cover girl !  This pattern is for an 11" doll and includes the dress, bonnet, panties and (unseen) booties.   You'll need Baby Pompadour, Nylon or Sport Yarn, along with ribbon and a #00 steel crochet hook to create it.

And, on the back cover, another picture of our cover girl, Doreen, standing up.

I've scanned this pattern book to a PDF file, which is available in my shop, should you be interested.    If you just want to try one, remember that Maureen, above, is available in my Free Patterns section.

So, what do you think?   Were you one of the lucky girls who played with dollies in these outfits ?

Thanks for dropping by,
Lorrie

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