Emerald Bathing Suit and Beach Coat



emerald bathing suit:
just three straight pieces – two are sewn together for pants, one is shaped with chain cord for a halter top. Simple to make in single crochet.

DOLL’S BATHING SUIT

SIZE: Fits 11 1/2’’ fashion doll.

MATERIALS: Fingering yarn, 3 ply, 1/4 oz. Steel crochet hook No. 3. Small snap fastener. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 6 sc = 1’’; 8 rows = 1’’.

SHORTS: Beg at lower edge, ch 31 to measure about 5’’.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch – 30 sc. Ch 1, turn each row.

Rows 2-9: Sc in each sc across.

Row 10: * Sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across – 15 sc (waist). End off. For crotch, ch 5, work in sc on 4 sts for 8 rows. End off.

FINISHING: Sew ends of shorts tog for 6 rows (back seam). Sew crotch in place. Sew snap fastener to top of back opening.

BRA: Ch 21 to measure about 3 1/2’’.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch – 20 sc. Ch 1, turn each row.

Rows 2-6: Sc in each sc across. At end of row 6, sc in end st of 3 rows down edge of bra, ch 30 for tie. End off. Attach yarn at center of other end, ch 30. End off.

For halter tie, ch 70. End off. Tie center of chain around center of bra.


sleeveless coat
tops bathing suit for beach ensemble. Coat, made in one straight piece, is sewn at top for shoulders. Double crochet; edging in single crochet.

DOLL’S BEACH COAT

SIZE: Fits 11 1/2’’ fashion doll.

MATERIALS: Fingering yarn, 3 ply, 1/4 oz. Steel crochet hook No. 3. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 6 dc = 1’’; 3 rows = 1’’.

COAT: Ch 50 to measure about 7’’.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in next dc and in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch – 48 dc, counting ch 3 as 1 dc. Repeat row 2 until piece is 3’’ long. Ch 3, turn.

Front: Dc in next 11 dc – 12 dc. Ch 3, turn. Work 3 rows more of 12 dc. End off.

Back: Attach yarn in dc after front on last long row. Ch 3, dc in each of next 23 dc – 24 dc. Ch 3, turn. Work 3 rows more of 24 dc. End off.

Attach yarn in dc after back on last long row. Ch 3, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc in top of ch 3 – 12 dc for other front. Ch 3, turn. Work 3 more rows of 12 dc. End off.

FINISHING: Press piece. Sew shoulder seams. Work 1 row of sc all around outer edge of coat. Work 1 row of sc around each armhole. Press edges.


doll-size beach towel
is made by hemming gay scrap of terry cloth.

BEACH TOWEL

SIZE: 6’’ x 13’’

MATERIALS: Terry cloth with small design. 7’’ x 15’’.

TOWEL: Make 1/2’’ hem on each long side, 1’’ hem on each end. If plain terry cloth is used, towel can be machine stitched with doll’s name or appliquéd with fish or beach ball designs.


useful beach bag
takes a jiffy to sew on machine with three pieces of felt, two strips for handles.

BEACH BAG

SIZE: 2 1/4’’ x 1 1/4’’.

MATERIALS: Small pieces of felt.

BAG: For sides, cut two pieces of felt, 2 1/4’’ x 1 1/4’’.

For ends and bottom, cut one strip 5/8’’ wide x 5’’ long.

Stitch one edge of strip around ends and bottom of one side piece. Stitch other edge of strip to second side piece. Tack a narrow strip of felt to each side for handles.


perky head scarf
has green zigzag-stitched edge to match suit.

SCARF

MATERIALS: Piece of cotton 12’’ x 4’’. Matching and contrasting sewing threads.

SCARF: Hem one long edge of cotton strip for front of scarf. With contrasting thread, zigzag-stitch across one end for 3/4’’, then stitch to center of long raw edge, gradually widening to a depth of 2 1/2’’: finish other half the same. Trim scarf close to zigzag stitching.
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