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Project Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand A
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AFTERNOON TEACUP, SAUCER & CAKE PLATES

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® Cotton Hemp yarn, 2 skeins each: Picnic Green (A), Heather Flower (B) or colors of choice
  • Crochet hook, size E-4
  • Stitch markers
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE:
16 sc + 18 rnds = about 4". Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:
1. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Fasten off old color.
2. Rnd 4 of the Teacup is worked through the back loops; all other rnds are worked through both loops.
3. Teacup Handle is worked as a tube in continuous rnds, then sewn to Teacup.

TEACUP
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place a marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: Working through back loops only, sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnds 8-11: Sc in each st around. Change to B.
Rnd 12: With B, sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

HANDLE:
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures about 3" from beg.
Fasten off.

SAUCER:
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place a marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around – 42 sts. Change to B.
Rnd 8: With B and working through front loops only, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around – 54 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING:
Sew Handle to Teacup. Weave in ends.
Make a second Teacup and Saucer, switching colors A and B.

SMALL CAKE PLATES:
Note: To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Fasten off old color.

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place a marker in first st for beginning of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around – 54 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * around – 66 sts.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts; rep from * around – 78 sts. Change to B.
Rnd 14: With B, working through front loops only, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 12 sts; rep from * around – 84 sts.
Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 13 sts; rep from * around – 90 sts. Fasten off.
Make a second Plate, switching colors A and B.

FINISHING: Weave in ends.

Finished size Teacup about 3" diameter, Saucer about 3½" diameter, Cake Plates about 6½" diameter

DRESS-UP BOA

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® Glitter Eyelash yarn, 2 (6) skeins: Rose Quartz or color of choice
  • Knitting needles, size 10½
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:
SIZES: Small (Medium) approx. 4"x40" (8"x60")
Note: Pattern is written for small size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to size before beginning.

GAUGE: 16 stitches + 20 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). Exact gauge is not essential for this project.

Cast on 16 (32) stitches.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Stockinette stitch, until almost all yarn has been used.
Bind off.

FINISHING:
To weave in ends, cut the yarn, leaving a yarn end about 10" long. Thread this end through the blunt needle. Weave the needle in and out of the Boa in one direction, then change direction to weave in the rest of the yarn end.
In the same way, weave in the beginning yarn end and the ends from joining the 2nd ball of yarn.

CAKE AND SLICE

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® yarns:
    Extra Soft Wool Blend, 1 skein: Sable (A) or color of choice
    Roving Wool, 1 skein: Snowdrift (B) or color of choice
  • Craft glue
  • 1 Styrofoam™ brand foam disk: 10" diameter, 4" thick
  • Serrated knife
  • Small hard bristle paintbrush
  • 1-2 floral stems, optional
  • Wire cutters, optional
  • Toothpicks

DIRECTIONS:

CAKE
Base: With knife, cut a cake-shaped slice from the foam disk.
Apply a thin line of glue on both cut edges of slice to divide the slice into layers. Glue a strand of B along glued line. Repeat on cut edges of foam disk – the inside of the cake where the slice was cut.

Cake: Cut short pieces of A to produce about 2 handfuls of yarn pieces.
With paintbrush, spread glue above and below the line of B on slice. Sprinkle glued areas with cut A pieces. If necessary, use a toothpick to adhere the small pieces into the glue. Repeat to cover cut edges of foam disk. Allow pieces to dry.

Frosting
Sides: With paintbrush, spread glue on curved, outside portion of slice. Glue a strand of B back and forth between top and lower edge of slice in closely spaced vertical rows to cover glued area. Repeat to cover outside of disk.
Top: Apply a narrow line of glue around outside edge of top of disk. Glue A back and forth in a closely spaced rounded arc around top of disk until there are 6 rows of A, gluing every row. Cut A, then glue on one row of B. Continue applying glue and gluing on 6 rows of A and one row of B until entire top of disk is covered.
Cover top of slice in the same way.
Allow pieces to dry.

FINISHING:
Trim: Cut two 72" long strands of B. Hold strands together and fold in half. Twist strands together, then glue around outside edge of top of disk.
Allow to dry, then trim ends. Repeat to apply trim to lower edge of disk.
With two 12" long strands of B, make same trim on top and lower edges of slice.
Optional: Cut flowers from stem, arrange on top of cake and glue in place.

FAIRY WANDS

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® yarns:
    Extra Soft Wool Blend, 1 skein: Gerbera Daisy (A) or color of choice
    Glitter Eyelash, 1 skein: Rose Quartz (B) or color of choice
  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Craft glue
  • Stapler
  • Cardboard scrap
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle & thread

DIRECTIONS:

WAND
1. Draw a star on cardboard and cut out.
2. Staple the cardboard star to one end of the straw.

Cover Star
Beginning at the top, apply a small amount of glue to one side of cardboard star. Wrap yarn A around star. Continue to apply glue to one section of star at a time and wrap with yarn until entire star is covered. Knot yarn to last wrap near straw and trim end. With sewing needle and thread, sew a few stitches through the yarn end to secure it to the star.

Wrap Straw
Apply a small amount of glue to the straw, just below the star. Wrap yarn B around the straw over the glued area, taking care that there is no straw visible between wraps. Continue to apply glue to one section of straw at a time and wrap with B until the straw is covered.
Knot yarn to last wrap at end of straw and glue yarn tail to the inside of the straw.
Allow to dry.

Finished size about 11" long

CROCHETED DOLL OUTFIT

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® Extra Soft Wool Blend yarn, 1 skein each: Green Eucalyptus (A), Gerbera Daisy (B), Petal Pink (C) or colors of choice
  • Crochet hook, size J-10
  • Pompom maker
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • 2 small buttons – one for sweater and one for skirt
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE: 14 sc + 18 rows = about 4". Be sure to check gauge.

STITCH EXPLANATION
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together): Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

SWEATER
NOTES:
1. Sweater is worked in joined rnds from lower edge to underarm, then divided for armholes. Front and back are worked separately in rows.
2. If it is difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd, as follows: Leaving a long beg tail, ch 42, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sl st in first hdc – 40 hdc at the end of this rnd. Use beg tail to sew gap at base of first row closed. Proceed to Rnd 2.

With A, ch 40. Being careful not to twist, join with a slip stitch in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in each ch around; join with sl st in first st – 40 hdc at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 2-8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, working through back loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.

Divide for Front and Back
Row 10 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 14 sts for front; leave rem sts unworked – 14 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 11-14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Right Shoulder
Row 15 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 16-18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.
Left Shoulder
From WS, sk next 8 unworked sts of Row 14 following right shoulder; join yarn with sl st in 9th st of Row 14.
Row 15 (WS): Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 2 sts – 3 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 16-18: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Right Back
From RS, sk next 6 unworked sts of Rnd 9, following front; join yarn with sl st in 7th st.
Row 10 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 11-17: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Left Back
From RS, join yarn with sl st next unworked st of Rnd 9, immediately following right back.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 11-17: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Waistband
From RS, join A with sl st in any st of lower edge of Sweater.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 40 sc evenly around lower edge of Sweater; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 2 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st in first st – 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.

Finishing Sweater
Sew shoulder seams.
Armhole Edging
From RS, join A with sl st in underarm.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 20 sc evenly spaced around armhole edge; join with sl st in first sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Row 3 (Picot Edge): Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, *ch 2, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last st, ch 2, sc in last st. Fasten off.
Rep around other armhole.

From RS, join A with sl st at base of back opening of sweater. Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across left edge of back opening, around neck edge and across right edge of back opening. Fasten off.
With B, embroider flowers and buds on Sweater front as desired using lacy daisy stitches and French knots.
Sew one button to right edge of back opening at neck. Use space between sts for buttonhole.
Weave in ends.

SKIRT
NOTES
1. Skirt is worked from waistband down to lower edge.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Carry color not in use across WS of piece.

Waistband
With B, ch 45.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 44 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 42 sts; leave last 2 sts unworked for tab – 42 sts.
Row 4 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Skirt
Rnd 1 (Joining Rnd): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across; join with sl st in first st. Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Beg Shell Pattern
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, work 2 dc in same st as join, (sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5 dc (shell made) in next st) 9 times, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 2 sc in same st as beg ch; join with sl st in first st – 10 shells at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc (center dc of next shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, work 2 dc in same st as join, sk next 2 dc, sc in center dc of next shell, sk next 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in center dc of next shell, sk next 2 dc; rep from * around, 2 dc in same st as join; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4. Change to C
Rnd 7: With C, rep Rnd 5. Change to B.
Rnd 8: With B, rep Rnd 4.
Fasten off.

Finishing Skirt
Sew button to waistband, opposite tab.
Weave in ends.

BERET
NOTE: Beret is worked from crown, or top of Beret, to brim.
With C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around – 54 sts. Change to A.
Rnd 10: With A, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around – 60. Change to C.
Rnd 11: With C, sc in each st around. Change to A.
Rnd 12: With A, rep Rnd 11. Change to C.
Rnd 13: With C, rep Rnd 11. Change to A. Fasten off C.
Rnd 14 (Decrease): With A, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 15 (Decrease): *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 32.
Rnds 16 and 17: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

Finishing Beret
Weave in ends. With B, and following package directions, make a small pompom. Tie pompom to top of Beret.

Finished size to fit an 18" doll, such as Olivia by Springfield Collection®

BOUDREAUX THE BEAR

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Lion Brand® Roving Wool yarn, 3 skeins: Fence Post or color of choice
  • Crochet hook, size J-10
  • Stitch markers
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Fiberfill
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Small amount of black yarn
  • Small piece of black felt
  • 18" ribbon, pink or color of choice

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts tog): Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES
1. Body, Head, Arms and Legs are worked in continuous rnds. Do not join and do not turn at the ends of rnds.
2. Ears are worked back and forth in rows.
3. Pieces are worked separately, then sewed together to make Bear.

BODY
Beg at bottom of Body, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join; work in continuous rnds. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 6-8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around – 27 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnds 12 and 13: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 14 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Body and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 16 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 16 sts.
Rnd 17 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 18 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 6 sts.
Fasten off.

HEAD
Beg at bottom of Head, ch 2.
Rnd 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Body.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Head and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 10 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 12 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 13 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 6 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in first ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st across – 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
Beg at paw end of Arm, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 9 sts.
Rnds 6-10: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Arm and continue stuffing as work progress.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 6 sts.
Rnd 12 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 3 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
Beg at paw end of Leg, ch 2.
Rnd 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Arms.
Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 9 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 7-13: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Leg and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 14 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 6 sts.
Rnd 15 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around – 3 sts.
Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew Ears to Head. Sew Head to Body. From black felt, cut 2 small circles for eyes and 1 small triangle for nose. With sewing needle and thread, sew felt pieces securely to face. With black yarn, embroider straight st mouth. Sew Arms and Legs to Body. Weave in ends. Tie ribbon in bow around bear’s neck.

Finished size about 12” tall

ABBREVIATIONS: * = repeat the instructions after the asterisk as specified, beg = begin(ning)(s), ch(s) = chain(s), dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd(s) = round(s), RS = right side, sc = single crochet, sk = skip, sl st = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es), WS = wrong side

Reviews
Afternoon Tea Party is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is so cute this is so cute! a little girl could love doing this activite with her doll.
Date published: 2013-11-04