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Blue Belle a bell shaped free crochet doll pattern for the sweet little one in your life. She got her name from her color and her bell shaped body. Her bright stripes and fantastic hair will bring smiles everywhere she goes. Give some joy with Blue Belle!

Blue Belle free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

The Poly-fil used in this pattern was provided by Fairfield.

Ravelry LinkBlue Belle
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Blue Belle was created as part of the CAL Central Softie CAL

How the 2018 Softie CAL Works

Every Monday from April 2 through June 4, 2018, we’ll share a free crochet pattern for a softie! You can make fun softie projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

Fairfield World has generously provided all of the participating designers with Poly-Fil to use in their softies. They will also be also be awarding the grand prize, a 5 lb. box of Poly-Fil, to the crocheter whose project gets the most votes!

Global Backyard Industries, Ida Herter, and Morgan’s Mane have also generously provided us with prizes for this CAL. Share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 11, 2018 to enter for your chance to win!

How To Join the 2018 Softie CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us!

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Softie CAL post as it is released.

Softie CAL square with drop shaddow

Size:
12″ tall

Yarn:
Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic, 315 yds/170 g
Soft Blue 9712, Color A: 30 yds/15 g
Grape 9610, Color B: 20 yds/10 g
Watermelon 9604, Color C: 20 yds/10 g
Cool Green 9770, Color D: 20 yds/10 g
Fuschia 9764, Color E: 20 yds/10 g
Blue Mint 9608, Color F: 20 yds/10 g
Lemonade 9776, Color G: 20 yds/10 g

Hook:
US-G/6, 4.00 mm

Gauge:
20 sts x 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Other supplies:
Yarn needle
Removable stitch marker
Kreinik Bag O’ Bits
Poly-Fil
Round Plastic Canvas

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
This pattern uses a smaller hook then usual for the yarn to make a tight st so the Poly-Fil stays in the doll.
For head and arms the pattern is worked in a spiral, so there is no sl st to join at the end of each Round, try using a removable st marker to mark the start of each Round
Work the first round of each section over top of starting tail, then pull the tail tight before weaving in so there is no hole.

Pattern:
Head and Body:
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 3, sl st to first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), 6 sc in loop, do not join. – {6 sc}
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc made from Rnd 1, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc. – {12 sc}
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. – {18 sc}
This is a good point to weave in starting tail and make sure there is not a hole at the center.
Rnd 4: Sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. – {24 sc}
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] 6 times. – {30 sc}
Rnd 6: Sc in each of next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts. – {36 sc}
Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] 6 times. – {42 sc}
Rnd 8: Sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts. – {48 sc}
Rnds 9-13: Sc all.
Rnd 14: Sc in each of next 3 sts, [sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts] 5 times, sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts. – {42 sc}
Rnd 15: [sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts] 6 times. – {36 sc}
Rnd 16: Sc in each of next 2 sts, [sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts] 5 times, sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts. – {30 sc}
Rnd 17: [sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts] 6 times. – {24 sc}
Rnd 18: [sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts] 6 times. – {18 sc}
Rnd 19: [sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times, sl st to next st to end spiral section. – {12 sc}
Stuff head firmly with Poly-Fil and then embroider on face.
Rnd 20: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 22: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: With Color E, ch 1, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. – {16 sc}
Rnd 24: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 25: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 26: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] 4 times. – {20 sc}
Rnd 27: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 28: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 29: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts. – {24 sc}
Rnd 30: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 31: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 32: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] 4 times. – {28 sc}
Rnd 33: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 34: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 35: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts. – {32 sc}
Rnd 36: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 37: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 38: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts] 4 times. – {36 sc}
Rnd 39: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 40: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 41: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts. – {40 sc}
Rnd 42: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 43: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 44: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts] 4 times. – {44 sc}
Rnd 45: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 46: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 47: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 5 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts. – {48 sc}
Rnd 48: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 49: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 50: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts] 4 times. – {52 sc}
Rnd 51: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 52: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 53: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 6 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 12 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts. – {56 sc}
Rnd 54: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 55: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 56: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 13 sts] 4 times. – {60 sc}
Rnd 57: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 58: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 59: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 7 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts. – {64 sc}
Rnd 60: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 61: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 62: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts] 4 times. – {68 sc}
Rnd 63: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 64: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 65: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 8 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 16 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts. – {72 sc}
Rnd 60: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 61: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Weave in all ends – no need to trim after weaving, the extra yarn will just be part of the stuffing.

Bottom:
Rnd 1: With Color B, ch 3, sl st to first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), 6 sc in loop, sl st to fist sc to join. – {6 sc}
Rnd 2: With Color C, ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc, sl st to fist sc to join. – {12 sc}
Rnd 3: With Color D, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times, sl st to fist sc to join. – {18 sc}
Rnd 4: With Color E, ch 1, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, sl st to fist sc to join. – {24 sc}
Rnd 5: With Color F, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to fist sc to join. – {30 sc}
Rnd 6: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to fist sc to join. – {36 sc}
Rnd 7: With Color B, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] 6 times, sl st to fist sc to join. – {42 sc}
Rnd 8: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st to fist sc to join. – {48 sc}
Rnd 9: With Color D, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts] 6 times, sl st to fist sc to join. – {54 sc}
Rnd 10: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each of next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, sl st to fist sc to join. – {60 sc}
Rnd 11: With Color F, ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to fist sc to join. – {66 sc}
Rnd 12: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each of next 5 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sl st to fist sc to join. – {72 sc}
Weave in all ends – no need to trim after weaving, the extra yarn will just be part of the stuffing.

Arms: (make 2)
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 3, sl st to first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), 6 sc in loop, do not join. – {6 sc}
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc made from Rnd 1, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc. – {12 sc}
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. – {18 sc}
This is a good point to weave in starting tail and make sure there is not a hole at the center.
Rnds 4&5: Sc all.
Rnd 6: [sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times, sl st to next st to end spiral section. – {12 sc}
Rnd 7: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 14: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 16: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 18: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 19: With Color G, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 20: With Color F, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: With Color E, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 22: With Color D, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: With Color C, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnd 24: With Color B, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Weave in all ends – no need to trim after weaving, the extra yarn will just be part of the stuffing.

Finishing:
Finish stuffing body firmly.
Cut plastic canvas to 1/8″ smaller than the bottom circle. Place the plastic canvas on the bottom of the body and cover with the bottom circle. Sew the bottom circle to the bottom of the body.
Stuff the arms. Fold the opening flat and sew them onto the sides of the body, matching the colors (onto Rnd 26).

Hair:
Cut threads from the Bag ‘O Bits to 13″ long. Attach hair by folding a piece of thread in half, then insert hook from top to bottom around a st, grab the fold of the thread and pull it through the stitch, then pull the ends of the thread through the fold and pull tight. For shorter hair (such as the bangs) pull just one end of the thread through, even out the ends, and tie an overhand knot against the st.

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1 Comment on Blue Belle

  1. Florrie
    May 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm (1 week ago)

    She is a cutie, some what like the Japanese kokeshi dolls with simple body shape and colorful stripes but much softer.

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