Madame Bouvierre

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I’m not gonna lie; life has been crazy lately.  That’s not to say that something horrible happened, but a whole bunch of little things keep piling up.  I am sure many of you can relate.  To top it off, I have been making a lot of things for family and friends that require someone else’s patterns.  Don’t get me wrong, I love making things for my family and friends because they appreciate it (like really, really appreciate it).  And, I like following other people’s patterns because there are a ton of talented designers out there who have instructions for gorgeous things I want to make.  Sometimes, however, sometimes I want to create something for the sake of creating it.  Sometimes crocheting something I want, something that my hands have been itching to make, is the biggest stress reliever out there.  A little while back, my mom gifted me this lovely pewter gray and burgundy red crochet thread and I have been dying to make something with it ever since.  That was how Madame Bouvierre was born.

If you prefer to print out the written instructions, click here for the pdf:  Madame Bouvierre

As always, this pattern has not been tested.  If you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Madame Bouvierre

Materials needed:
Small amount of size 10 peach crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 pewter gray crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 burgundy red crochet thread
Small amount of black thread for lace trim
Small amount of white, green, and black embroidery floss for eyes
Small amount of pink embroidery floss for mouth
Small amount of DK weight light gray yarn for hair
Black sewing thread
Size 7 steel hook
B hook
Size 12 steel hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle

Abbreviations Used:
Ch                    chain
St                     stitch
Sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
dc                    double crochet
dc2tog             double crochet 2 together
tr                     triple crochet
hpc                  half popcorn
blo                   back loops only
flo                    front loops only

*Special stitch: half popcorn (hpc) work 3 dc in the same st, drop the loop from the hook, insert the hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first dc of the group, grab the dropped loop with the hook and draw through the stitch.

Instructions:

*Do not join at the end of each round.

**Please read through all of the instructions, before starting the project, in order to get a feel for all of the color changes.**

You will use size 7 steel hook for this puppet unless otherwise noted.

Round 1:   (peach) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) around.  (18 sc)
Round 4:   (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) around.  (24 sc)
Round 5:  (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) around.  (30 sc)
Rounds 6 – 9:  1 sc in each st around.  (30 sc)
Round 10:  1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, hpc, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts.  Using white, green, and black embroidery floss, embroider eyes.  (30 sts)
Round 11:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 22 sts, sc dec twice.  (26 sc)
Round 12:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, sc dec twice.  (22 sc)
Round 13:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, sc dec twice.  Stuff head with fiberfill. (18 sc)
Round 14:  (sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next  st) around.  Using pink embroidery floss, embroider mouth.  (12 sc)
Round 15:   (sc dec over next 2 sts) around. (6 sc)
Round 16:  1 sc in each st around.  (6 sc)
Round 17:  (pewter gray) 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, (peach) 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 2 sc in the last st.  (12 sc)
Round 18:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times, (peach) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) twice, (pewter gray) 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st.  (18 sc)
Round 19:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 3 times, 1 sc in the next st, (peach) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 2 times, (pewter gray) 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts.  (24 sts)
Round 20:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 3 times, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (peach) 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts.  (30 sts)
Rounds 21 – 24:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 25:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 26:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 27:  (burgundy red) working in blo, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts; working through both loops, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts; working in blo, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts.  (30 sc)
Rounds 28 – 34:  (burgundy red) 1 sc in each st around.  At the end of round 34, finish off and weave in ends.  (30 sc)

Skirt (pewter gray):

*ch 2 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Holding the puppet upside down, join pewter gray to front loop of round 27 in the first stitch to the left of the red stitches

Row 1:   ch 2, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) twice, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), turn, working flo, 1 sl st in each of the next 10 sts, ch 1 (does not count as st), turn, work 1 sc over each of the next 10 sl sts, working in flo of round 27 again, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) twice, ch 2, turn.
Row 2:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 31 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (33 dc)
Row 3:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (31 dc)
Row 4:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 27 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (29 dc)
Row 5:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 25 sts, dc2tog, finish off, weave in ends.  (27 dc)

Back Ruffle (burgundy red):

*ch 1 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Holding the puppet upside down, join burgundy red in the front loop of row 1 of the sc section.

Row 1:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join, (ch 6, 1 sc in the next st, 9 times, ch 1, turn.  (10 sc, 9 ch-6 spaces)
Rows 2 – 7:  1 sc in the first sc, (ch 6, 1 sc in the next sc) 9 times, ch 1, turn.  At the end of row 7, do not ch 1, finish off and weave in ends.  .  (10 sc, 9 ch-6 spaces)

Back Dress Flap (pewter gray):

*ch 1 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Join pewter gray through holes of puppet above the ruffle

Row 1:  12 sc across the back, ch 1, turn.  (12 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  (14 sc)
Row 3:  1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.  (14 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  (16 sc)
Row 5:  1 sc in each sc across, finish off, weave in ends.  (16 sc)
Arms (make 2):
Round 1:   (peach) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 4 sc in ring. (4 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Rounds 3 – 5:  1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Round 6:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Round 7:  working blo, 1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Rounds 8 – 9:  1 sc in each st around, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing, finish off.  (8 sc)

Sleeve (pewter gray):

*ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Hold arm upside down and join pewter gray to front loop of round 7

Row 1:  ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 tr in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, join.  (14 sts)
Row 2:  ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, picot, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, join, finish off, weave in ends.  (14 sc, 1 picot)
Sew arms to sides of finger puppet.  The picots on the sleeves should face the back.

Hair Bump (light gray DK weight yarn):

*Use the B hook for this part.

Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Rounds 3 – 6:  1 sc in each st around.  At the end of round 6, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing, finish off, stuff bump with fiberfill and sew to the top of the puppet’s head. (12 sc)
Attach hair around the bump and create updo.

Ringlet (light gray DK weight yarn):

*Use the B hook for this part.

Ch 6, 3 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 4 chs, finish off, sew onto right side of head.

Hair Decoration:

Round 1:   (pewter gray) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 5 sc in ring. (5 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (10 sc)
Round 3:  (burgundy red) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) around, ch 9, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 7 chs, join blo to the first st of this round.
Round 4:  (pewter gray) working blo, (sl st in each of the next 2 sts, picot) 7 times, sl st in each of the next 3 sts, picot, (sl st in each of the next 2 sts, picot) 3 times, picot 2 more times, sl st in each of the next 8 sts, join, finish off, weave in ends, and attach to the hair.

Lace (black sewing thread):

Ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.

*Use the size 12 steel hook for this part.

Row 1:  ch 101, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 99 chs, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (1 sc in the next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts) to the end, 1 sc in the last st, finish off and sew around the dress.

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