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Girl in a Dress, Jacket, Boots and Hat Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee

Size 28 cm (11") tall, with worsted weight cotton and 2,25 mm and 3,50 mm crochet hooks.

Difficulty 4. Advanced – includes more complicated crochet stitches and techniques, color changes and many small details.

Skills required Crocheting in spiral, crocheting in rounds, chain, slip, single, half double and double crochet stitch, increasing and decreasing.

Contact Info Pattern includes unlimited support from me over email or Skype. Crochet photo and video tutorials and helpful tips are available on my website. kristi@spire.ee

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Copyright © 2014 TÜ Spire. All right reserved. Contents of this document MAY NOT be copied, reproduced, altered, published or distributed in any way. You MAY sell finished products made with this pattern, provided you credit me (KristiTullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee) as the designer.


Tip! You can use the same pattern to make larger or smaller toys by using finer or bulkier yarn. Pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on the yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric. You may also need to adjust the size of the safety eyes.

Materials & Tools • Yarn. I used worsted weight cotton yarn, 95 m = 50 g (107 yds = 50 g) / 10 ply / 9 wpi. You will need about 55 g of beige, 40 g of white, 20 g of gray, 20 g of pink, 8 g of black and 15 g of brown yarn. • 2,25 - 2,75 mm and 3,50 - 4,00 mm crochet hooks (US size 1/B – 2/C and 4/E – 6/G) or according to the yarn. • Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing. • 12 mm (1/2") safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc. • Cotton embroidery floss in dark brown and pink. • Satin ribbon and matching thread. • Buttons. • Yarn needle, sewing needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Abbreviations • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches in to the adjustable loop (see page 9). ch = chain stitch. sl st = slip stitch (single crochet stitch in UK and Australia). sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia). bp-sc = back post single crochet stitch (see page ). hdc = half double crochet stitch (half triple or treble crochet stitch in UK and Australia). dc = double crochet stitch (triple or treble crochet stitch in UK and Australia). fp-dc = front post double crochet stitch (see page ). sh = shell – crochet dc 2, ch, dc 2 in the same stitch. sc (or ch, hdc etc.) n = make n single crochet stitches (or ch, hdc etc.), one in each stitch. inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch. dc-inc = double crochet increase – crochet two double crochet stitches in the same stitch. hdc-inc = half double crochet increase – crochet two half double crochet stitches in same stitch. hdc-inc3 = crochet three half double crochet stitches in the same stitch. dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method (see page 10). sc2tog = crochet two single crochet stitches together using the regular method. dc2tog = crochet two double crochet stitches together using the regular method. (sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times. (sc 4, inc) x 6 (36) = number of stitches in a round after finishing round. Girl Doll | Copyright © 2014 TÜ Spire | http://engsidrun.spire.ee

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Notes • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern. • Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round. • All stitches are worked in to both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

Color Code A – Yarn for the body, in this example light beige. B – Yarn for the dress, in this example white. C – Yarn for the details, in this example pink. D – Yarn for the jacket and boots, in this example gray. E – Yarn for the soles and decorations, in this example black.

Head

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With yarn A and the smaller hook: 1: mr, sc 6 2: inc x 6 3: (sc, inc) x 6 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 7: (sc 5, inc) x 6 8: sc 2, inc, (sc 6, inc) x 5, sc 4

With yarn C and the larger hook: 1: leaving a 15 cm (6”) yarn tail, ch 18, sl st in 1st ch 2: ch 2, (dc 2, sh) x 6, sl st in 1st dc 3-6: ch 2, (fp-dc 2, sh) x 6, sl st in 1st fp-dc 7-9: ch, sc in each stitch, sl st in 1st sc

(6) (12) (18) (24) (30) (36) (42) (48)

Place a stitch marker in the 25th stitch on round 13 and leave it there. This marks the center of the face. Use it as a guide when placing the eyes.

9-14: sc in each stitch 15: sc 17, inc, sc, inc, sc 9, inc, sc, inc, sc 16 16-18: sc in each stitch 19: sc 18, dec, sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4 dec, sc, dec, sc 14 20: sc 2, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 10, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 12, dec, sc 4

(48) (52) (52) (47) (42)

Attach the safety eyes to either side of the stitch marker, between rounds 13 and 14, leaving 10 stitches (count 9 holes) between them. Start stuffing the head. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the head firmly.

21: 22: 23: 24:

(sc 5, dec) x 6 sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 (sc 3, dec) x 6 (dec, sc 2) x 6

(36) (30) (24) (18)

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

Hat Hat is crocheted in rounds, starting each row with ch 2 and joining with a sl st through the 1st stitch. Do not count them as stitches. Crochet each sh in the ch-space of a sh on the previous round. Each sh counts as five stitches. …

(18) (42) (42) (42)

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off neatly (see page 12). Pick up all the loops of the starting chain onto the yarn tail and close the top (see page ).

Body With yarn B and the smaller hook: 1: mr, sc 6 2: inc x 6 3: (sc, inc) x 6 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 7-10: sc in each stitch

(6) (12) (18) (24) (30) (36) (36)

Crochet round 11 into the back loops only!

11: 12: 13: 14: 15:

sc in each stitch (sc 10, dec) x 3 sc 4, dec, (sc 9, dec) x 2, sc 5 sc in each stitch (sc 8, dec) x 3

(36) (33) (30) (30) (27)

Start stuffing the body. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the body firmly.

16: 17: 18: 19: 20:

sc in each stitch sc 3, dec, (sc 7, dec) x 2, sc 4 sc in each stitch (sc 6, dec) x 3 sc 2, dec, (sc 5, dec) x 2, sc 3

With yarn A and the smaller hook: 21: sc in each stitch

(27) (24) (24) (21) (18) (18)

Fasten off and hide the yarn tail. Finish stuffing.

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Skirt

Arms (make 2)

Turn the body upside down and crochet the first round of the skirt into the row of front loops left on round 11.

With yarn A and the smaller hook:

Locate the first stitch and attach the yarn with a sl st. Start each row with ch 2 and join with a sl st through the 1st stitch. Do not count them as stitches.

With yarn B and the larger hook: 1: ch 2, (dc 2, dc-inc) x 12, sl st in 1st dc (48) 2: ch 2, dc, dc-inc, (dc 3, dc-inc) x 11, (60) dc 2, sl st in 1st dc With yarn C and the larger hook: 3: ch, (sc 4, inc) x 12, sl st in 1st sc

(72)

With yarn B and the larger hook: 4: ch 2, dc 2, dc-inc, (dc 5, dc-inc) x11, dc 3, sl st in 1st dc

(84)

With yarn C and the larger hook: 3: ch, (sc 6, inc) x 12, sl st in 1st sc

(96)

Fasten off neatly (see page ) and weave in all yarn tails on the wrong side.

1: mr, sc 6 2: inc x 6 3-5: sc in each stitch 6: (sc 2, dec) x 3 7: (dec, sc) x 3

(6) (12) (12) (9) (6)

Stuff the hands firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the arms lightly about half way up.

8-10: sc in each stitch

(6)

With yarn D and the smaller hook: 11: (sc, inc) x 3

(9)

Crochet round 12 into the back loops only!

12: sc in each stitch (9) 13: sc 5, dec, sc 2 (8) 14-18: sc in each stitch (8) 19: sc 5, push the top flat and crochet over the opening (see page XX). Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

Cuffs

Jacket Jacket is crocheted back and forth, turning after each row. Start each row with a ch. Do not count it as a stitch.

With yarn D and the smaller hook: 1: ch 36, sc in each ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, turn 2: ch, (sc 7, sc2tog) x 3, sc 8, turn 3: ch, sc 11, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 11, turn 4: ch, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 3, turn 5: ch, (sc 8, sc2tog) x 2, sc 7, turn 6: ch, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc 3, turn 7: ch, (sc 6, sc2tog) x 2, sc 6, turn 8: ch, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, sc 2, turn 9: ch, sc in each stitch

(35) (32) (30)

Turn the arm upside down and crochet the first round of the cuff into the row of front loops left on round 12. Locate the first stitch and attach the yarn with a sl st. Start each row with a ch and join with a sl st through the 1st stitch. Do not count them as stitches.

With yarn D and the smaller hook: 1-3: ch, sc in each stitch, sl st in 1st sc

(9)

Fasten off neatly and hide the yarn tails.

(27) (25) (22) (20) (18) (18)

Continue crocheting over the edge with single crochet stitches. Go down the side, across the bottom and back up the other side. Make three sc in the same stitch at the corners. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

Legs (make 2) Boots and legs are crocheted in one piece, starting from the center of the sole. Boots are crocheted in rounds, starting each row with a ch and joining with a sl st through the 1st stitch. Do not count them as stitches.

With yarn E and the smaller hook: 1: ch 7, 2 sc in second ch from hook, sc, hdc 3, 6 hdc in first ch Rotate and work on other side of beginning chain.

hdc 3, sc, 2 sc in last ch, sl st in 1st sc …

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Boot Shafts

… 2: ch, inc x 2, sc 2, hdc 3, hdc-inc3, hdc-inc x 2, hdc-inc3, hdc 3, sc 2, inc x 2, sl st in 1st sc 3: ch, bp-sc in each st, sl st in 1st sc

(28)

Take the leg right side up and crochet the first round of the shaft into the row of front loops left on round 9.

(28)

Locate the first stitch and attach the yarn with a sl st. Start each row with a ch and join with a sl st through the 1st stitch. Do not count them as stitches.

With yarn D and the smaller hook: 4-6: ch, sc in each stitch, sl st in 1st sc 7: ch, sc 9, hdc, dc2tog x 5, hdc, sc 7, sl st in 1st sc 8: ch, sc 7, dec x 5, sc 6, sl st in 1st sc

(28) (23) (18)

With yarn D and the smaller hook: 1-5: ch, sc in each stitch, sl st in 1st sc

Stuff the boots firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the legs lightly.

Fasten off neatly and hide the yarn tails.

Continue crocheting the legs in spiral.

Decorations for Boots (make 2)

Crochet round 9 into the back loops only!

With yarn E and the smaller hook:

9: (sc, sc2tog) x 6

(12)

With yarn A and the smaller hook: 10: sc in each stitch 11: sc 6, dc, sc 4 12-13: sc in each stitch 14: sc 6, dc, sc 3 15-18: sc in each stitch 19: sc 6, dc, sc 2 20-26: sc in each stitch 27: (sc 2, dec) x 2, sc

(12) (11) (11) (10) (10) (9) (9) (7)

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing.

(18)

1: leaving a 10 cm (4”) yarn tail, ch 25 (25) Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

Scarf Crochet all stitches into the bumps on the back of the starting chain (see page X).

With yarn C and the larger hook: 1: ch 60, starting in 3rd ch from hook, (58) hdc in each ch, ch 2, sl st in 1st ch Fasten off and weave in the yarn tails.

Head a ) Attach safety toy eyes after finishing round 20. Tip! If your gauge is on the looser side, put a thin layer of your stuffing material between the fabric and washer to keep them from showing through the fabric.

1. Place the eyes to either side of the stitch marker, between rows 13 and 14, leaving 10 stitches (count 9 holes) between them.

2. Make sure you are satisfied with the placement of the eyes before pushing the washer in to place.

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b ) Finish the head and stuff it firmly. Embroider the eyebrows, nose and mouth. Tip! Use cotton embroidery floss or a yarn that will not bleed color – toys may get wet or need to be washed.

1. Insert the needle from the bottom of the head, leaving a short yarn tail.

2. Embroider the eyebrows.

3. Embroider the nose and mouth.

4. Come back out to the bottom and knot the yarn tails together.

Hat a ) Finish the hat and fasten off neatly. Use this method to finish all pieces where the edge will be visible.

1. Finish the last stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and draw the end through the loop.

2. Insert the hook through the next stitch from front to back and draw the yarn tail through.

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3. Insert the hook under the back loop of the last stitch from back to front and draw the yarn tail through.

4. Grab the yarn tail and pull gently until the top loop is about the same size as other stitches.

b ) Pick up all the loops of the starting chain and close the opening.

1. Thread the yarn tail onto a yarn needle. Insert the needle though the chain from the center. Pick up all stitches onto the yarn.

2. Grab the yarn tail and pull the center tightly closed. Make a few stitches on the wrong side to keep it in place and weave in the yarn tail.

Body a ) Crochet round 11 into the back loops only, leaving a row of free front loops.

1. Crochet round 11 into the back loops only, leaving a row of front loops free for the skirt.

2. This leaves a row of front loops. First row of the skirt will later be worked into the loops.

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b) Turn the body upside down and crochet the the skirt in to the row of front loops.

1. Turn the body upside down and attach the yarn with a slip stitch in the first stitch.

2. Crochet the first round of the skirt into the row of front loops.

3. Crochet rounds 3 and 5 with a different yarn.

4. Fasten off neatly (see page 6-7) and weave in all yarn tails.

Jacket a ) Finish the jacket. Then continue crocheting over the edge with single crochet stitches, going down the side, across the bottom and up the other side.

1. Finish the edge by crocheting over it with single crochet stitches.

2. Make three single crochet stitches in the same stitch at the corners.

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Arms a ) Close the opening by crocheting over it with single crochet stitches. Tip! Closing the seam by crocheting over the opening with single crochet stitches makes sewing it to the body easier. Also, the arms will lay nicely flat instead of sticking out.

1. Push the top flat and insert the crochet hook under both loops and through both stitches.

2. Yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops.

3. Crochet over the opening with single crochet stitches.

4. Cut the yarn and draw the end through the loop.

b) Turn the arm upside down and crochet the the cuff in to the row of front loops.

1. Turn the arm upside down and attach the yarn with a slip stitch in the first stitch.

2. Finish the cuff, fasten off neatly (see page 6-7) and hide the yarn tails.

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Legs a ) Start crocheting the boots from the center of the sole.

1. Finish the soles.

2. Crochet the next row with back post single crochet stitches. This creates a nice sharp corner turning to the back of the work.

b ) Finish the boots and continue crocheting the legs in spiral.

1. Crochet round 9 into the back loops only, leaving a row of front loops free for the boot shaft.

2. Switch to yarn A and continue crocheting the legs in spiral.

c ) Finish the legs. Crochet the boot shaft into the row of front loops left on round 9.

1. Attach the yarn with a slip stitch in the first stitch and crochet the first round into the row of front loops.

2. Finish the boots, fasten off neatly (see page 6-7) and hide the yarn tails.

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d ) Sew a crocheted chain and a button to the boots.

1. Fold the chain in half, pin it to the front of the boot and mark the place for the button.

2. Sew on the button and wrap the chain around it.

3. Sew the chain to the boot and hide the yarn tails.

Scarf a ) Finish the scarf and weave in the yarn tails. Tip! The edge will look nicer if you crochet all half double crochet stitches into the bumps on the back of the starting chain.

1. Turn the chain around and insert the hook through the back bumps.

2. Finish the scarf and weave in the yarn tails.

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Assembling the doll a ) Pin the hat to the head.

1. Put the hat on, turning it so the seam is at the center of the back.

2. Pin the hat to the head above the rows of single crochet stitches so you can lift the edge.

b ) Attach the hair to the head and braid it.

1. Lift the edge of the hat a bit and embroider short bangs.

2. Cut pieces of yarn for the hair, about 2.5 times longer than you want the braids to be. It is easy to cut a lot of yarn at once if you wrap it around a book.

3. Fold a piece of yarn in half. Insert the hook under a stitch, grab the center and draw up a loop.

4. Use your hook to draw the yarn ends through the loop. Grab the yarn tails and tug gently, pulling the loop tight.

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5. Attach hair all around the back edge of the hat.

6. Divide the hair in half and braid them.

7. Tie a ribbon around the braid and sew it to place with matching thread.

8. Cut off the extra yarn.

c ) Sew the hat to the head.

1.Use back stitch to sew all around the edge of the hat. Fasten and hide the yarn tail.

Tip! Finish embellishing the head before you sew it to the body. This way yo can fasten all yarn tails securely with a knot under the head.

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d ) Sew the head to the body.

1. Use whip stitch to sew the head to the body.

2. Add a bit more stuffing before closing the seam.

e ) Sew the jacket to the body and add a button to the front.

1. Pin the jacket to the body. Sew the jacket to the body around the top edge.

2. Sew a button to the front.

f ) Sew the arms and legs to the body.

1. Sew the arms to the body one row below the head, through the jacket. Make sure your needle goes through the body fabric.

2. Sew the legs to the body just above round 6 and more to the front of the body.

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g ) Wrap the scarf around the neck. Hide all yarn tails and you're done!

1. Wrap the scarf around the neck. Sew it to the body through the knot.

2. Fasten and hide all yarn tails (see page ). Squeeze and squash the doll to redistribute the stuffing and coax it back into a perfect shape.

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Crochet Stitches Back post single crochet stitch Instead of crocheting single crochet stitches around the loops on top a stitch, crochet them around the post (vertical bar), inserting the hook from the back and going over the stitch.

1. Insert your hook through the stitch from back to front, on the right of the post.

2. Continue across the post and insert your hook from front to back to the left of the post.

3. Yarn over and draw up a loop.

4. Yarn over and draw through both loops.

Front post double crochet stitch Crochet the dc around the post, inserting the hook from the front and going under the stitch.

1. Yarn over once. Insert your hook through the stitch from front to back, on the right of the post.

2. Go under the post and bring your hook back up on the left of the stitch.

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3. Yarn over and draw up a loop.

4. Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook.

3. Yarn over and draw through all loops.

Invisible decrease Pick up the front loops of both stitches onto the crochet hook and crochet one single crochet stitch into the loops.

1. Insert the hook under the front loop of the first single crochet stitch. Do not yarn over.

2. Insert the hook under the front loop of the second stitch and pick it up onto the hook.

3. Yarn over and draw through the first two loops. Yarn over and draw through all loops.

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Amigurumi Essentials Magic Ring A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in round by crocheting the first round in to an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight. Alternatively you can chain 2, crochet n single crochet stitches into the second chain from hook.

1. Make a loop an inch from the yarn end. Grab the join with your thumb and forefinger.

2. Insert the hook through the loop from front to back, yarn over and draw up a loop.

3. Yarn over and draw through the loop.

4. Pull the yarn tight. This does not count as the first single crochet stitch.

5. Start the first sc. Insert the hook through the starting loop from front to back.

6. Draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through both loops.

7. Continue crocheting over the loop and the yarn tail until you have the required number of sc for the first round, usually six.

8. Grab hold of the yarn tail and pull until the center is tightly closed.

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Starting an oval piece with a chain In this tutorial I will show how to use a chain as a base for an oval piece by crocheting the first row around the starting chain. Example: 1: ch 6, 2 sc in second ch from hook , sc 3, 4 sc in first ch Rotate and work on other side of beginning chain.

sc 3, 2 sc in last ch (14)

1. Chain six. This will be the base for the first round.

2. Insert the hook in to the second chain from hook.

3. Crochet two single crochet stitches in to this chain.

4. Crochet one single crochet stitch in next three chains.

5. Crochet four single crochet stitches in the first chain.

6. Rotate and work on the other side of the beginning chain.

7. Crochet one single crochet stitch in next three chains.

8. Crochet two single crochet stitches in the last chain (total of four stitches in this stitch).

9. Do not join round. Insert the hook in to the first stitch of last round and start the new round.

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Changing yarn

1. Stop before the last step of the last single crochet stitch with the “old” yarn.

2. Tie the “new” yarn around the “old” yarn and push the knot close to the piece. Cut the “old“ yarn and tie the yarn tails together.

4. Pick up the “new” yarn and draw through both loops. Continue crocheting with the “new” yarn.

5. There will be a jolt where the yarn is changed and the stripes will not line up.

Finishing an open piece This is a way to finish an open piece that will later be sewn to another closed or open piece. If you need to leave a yarn tail for sewing, stop after step 2.

1. Make a slip stitch in the next stitch. Cut the yarn and draw the yarn tail through the loop.

2. Insert the hook through the next stitch from front to back and draw the yarn tail through.

3. Insert the hook through the next stitch from back to front and draw the yarn tail through.

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Sewing an open piece to a closed piece

1. Bring the needle up through the fabric under a stitch of the open piece. Go down through both loops of the stitch and into the same hole.

2. Bring the needle back up directly under the next stitch.

3. Draw the yarn tight after every stitch. Make sure your stitches are parallel to one another.

Sewing an open piece to a closed piece with mattress stitch Alternative method for joining pieces. The stitches will be completely invisible, but the edge of the open piece will curve in a bit. The same method can be used to join two open pieces.

1. Insert the needle in a hole right under the stitch and bring it up under the next stitch. Draw the yarn through.

2. Insert the needle under a stitch (the vertical bar) and draw the yarn through.

4. Make 2-3 stitches without pulling the yarn tight. This way it is easier to see what you are doing.

5. Grab the yarn and pull it tight. . Repeat around the open piece, tightening the yarn after every 2-3 stitches.

3. Insert the needle where you brought the yarn up last time and bring it up under the next stitch. Draw the yarn through.

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Fastening with a knot and hiding the yarn tail This tutorial will show how to knot the yarn tail and hide it inside a piece. This method can be used when the yarn tail and the main piece are the same color.

1. Bring the yarn up through the fabric after you have finished sewing.

2. Insert the needle under one loop of a stitch right next to the hole.

3. Pull until you have a small loop.

4. Make a double knot. Do not push the first knot close to the fabric.

5. Cut off the loop end.

6. Insert the needle into the same hole, going up and through the piece.

7. Pull lightly until the knot disappears into the fabric.

8. Pull lightly on the yarn tail and cut it off close to the fabric.

9. Yarn tail will completely disappear into the fabric

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