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Weekly Times Newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria: 1869-1954) Saturday, 5th June, 1909
 
There have been dolls in every country, and through all the ages. Little Babylonian maidens nursed dolls of carved ivory or of terracotta long years before the Christian era; little maids of Rome had dolls of ivory wax, or clay with jointed limbs, just as little girls have jointed dolls today.

The love of dolls is the touch of nature that makes girl children kin, and perhaps the reason that dolls are less sought after at bazaars is that there has been a tendency to over-dress them, or to dress them in the costume of a foreign country. The average child likes to have fine clothes to put on her doll; but the doll she really loves is the everyday commonplace pattern, often the worse for wear. Indeed, she loves it, for the dangers it has passed.

Paper patterns for dolls' clothes are obtainable, and render the fashioning of the small garments very easy. Sets of these garments always; sell well. Crochet apparel is very suitable for the doll of a young child; it is soft and easy to hold, and often protects the limbs of the doll from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the shape of falls, etc. I can give patterns or an outfit in crochet for a doll if anyone would like them. The small long-haired doll with petticoats which form needle-books, and a ribbon to hang it by the waist from a looking-glass, is still popular.

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Rosebud Twins Vest and Panties (seven and a half inch dolls)
Published in the Woman’s Weekly dated October 31st 1953

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MATERIALS

A ball of 2 ply fingering in white
No. 14 knitting needles
Steel crochet hook No. 3
Short length of bead elastic

ABBREVIATIONS
 

K. knit plain
p. purl
st. stitch
tog. together
inc. increase ( by working into the back and front of the same stitch )
dec. decrease (by working 2 stitches. together)
s.s. stocking stitch
(k. on the right side and p. back)
single rib is knit l and purl l alternately
m.s. moss stitch (knit l and purl l alternately and on subsequent rows the stitches are reversed )
garter stitch is knit plain every row
double crochet
 
THE VEST

Directions in brackets are worked the number of times stated after the last bracket.

TO WORK

Cast on 20 sts. and work 30 rows in single rib, working into the backs of the sts. on the lst row to

give a neat edge.
Now divide the sts. for the neck and shoulders as follows:
Next row:
Rib 8, and leave these sts. on a safety pin until required for second shoulder, cast off 4,
rib to end. (8 sts. for first shoulder).
The First Shoulder: To Shape the Armhole: Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then
dec. l st. at the beginning of the following alternate row. (4 sts.)
Rib 17 rows.
Inc. l st. at the beginning of the next row, work l row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of
the following row.
Break off wool and leave these 8 sts. on a safety–pin until required.
The Second Shoulder: Re-join wool to wrong side of 8 sts. left on safety–pin for second shoulder
and rib l row, then work as for First Shoulder but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4, turn,
and on to the same needle, rib the 18 sts. from First Shoulder. (20 sts.)
Rib 30 rows, then cast off in rib.
The Neck Edging: With crochet hook, sl. st. into the beginning of one shoulder, * 3 ch., miss l st.,
sl st. into next st., ; repeat from * all round. Fasten off.
The Armhole Edging: Sl. st. into lst st. of one armhole, * 3 ch., miss l st., sl. st. into next st.; repeat
from * all round.
Fasten off.
Work an edging round the other armhole in the same way.

To Make Up the Vest

Do not press. Join the side seams.
 
THE KNICKERS

Cast on 20 stitches.
lst row: * K. l into the back of the st., p. l ; repeat from * to end.
2nd row: K. l, (k. 2 tog.) 9 times, p. l.
3rd row: K. l, p. l, * pick up and k. the loop which lies between the sts., p. l ; repeat from * to end.
(20sts)
Work 4 rows in s.s., then inc. l st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row. (24 sts)
Work 3 rows straight.
To Shape the Legs: Dec. l st. at each end of the next 9 rows. (6 sts.)
Work 4 rows straight, then inc. l st. at each end of the next 9 rows.
Work 4 rows straight, then dec. l st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row.
Work 3 rows straight.
Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows, then rib l row. Cast off in rib.
The Leg Edging: With right side of work facing, pick up and k. 19 sts. evenly from along the edge
of one leg.
Work l row in rib.
2nd row: K. l, p. l, * m. l, k. l, p. l; repeat from * until l st. remains, k. l.
3rd row: P. l, k. l, p. l, * k. 2 tog. p. l; repeat from * to end.
Cast off in rib.
With crochet hook, sl. st. into lst st., * 3 ch., miss l st., sl. st. into next st.; repeat from * to end.
Fasten off.
Work an edging on the other leg in the same way.

TO MAKE UP THE KNICKERS

Press lightly on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth. Join the side seams. Thread
elastic through slots at waist and tie to fit the doll.

THE PETTICOAT

Cast on 26 sts. loosely and work 6 rows in s.s.
Dec. l st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row, then work 5 rows straight.
Dec. row: K. 2, * k. 2 tog. k. 3; repeat from * to end. (18 sts.)
Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.
Now divide the sts. for neck and shoulders as follows:
Next row:
K. 7, and leave these sts. on a safety-pin, cast off 4, k. to end. (7 sts. for first shoulder)
The First Shoulder: Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then dec. l st. at the beginning
of the following alternate row.
Work 17 rows in s.s.
Inc. l st. at the beginning of the next row, work l row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of
the next row.
Break off wool and leave these 7 sts. on a safety–pin.
The Second Shoulder: Re-join wool to wrong side of other 7 sts., and p. l row, then work as for
First Shoulder, but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4 sts., turn, and on to the same needle
work 7 sts. from First Shoulder. (18 sts)
Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.
Inc. row: K. 2, * inc., k. 3; repeat from * to end. (22 sts.)
Work 5 rows in s.s., then inc. l st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row. (26 sts.)
Work 5 rows straight. Cast off.
Work the neck edging and armhole edging as for the Vest.
The Lower Edging: First join one side seam. Pick up and k. 53 sts. all round the lower edge, then
work as for the Leg Edging of Knickers.

TO MAKE UP THE PETTICOAT

Press as for knickers. Join the remaining side seams.

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