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Free Crochet Pattern: Gordo & Doug Dolls

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: GordoDoug
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

13" (33 cm) high and 7" (18 cm) diameter at the base.



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In fast-to-crochet Wool-Ease Thick & Quick these two dolls are soft and loveable. This adorable pattern, by Kim Werker, is reprinted with permission from Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution, copyright 2007 Kim Werker.

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Color (A)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-106 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Sky Blue
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Gordo (MC)
•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Gordo (CC1)
•  640-112 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Raspberry
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Gordo (CC2)
•  640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Doug (MC)
•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Doug (CC1)
•  640-133 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pumpkin
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: Doug (CC2)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size L-11   $ 2.85  
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
eyes
sewing needle
1 yd (1 m) sewing thread
contrast yarn/thread for facial features
polyfill stuffing, 1 bag for each doll
5 yd (5 m) size 10 white crochet thread (optional) for eyes.
D-3 crochet hook (3.25 mm) (optional)
 

Gordo & Doug Dolls

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

10 sc and 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger hook. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but make sure your stitches are tight so the stuffing doesn’t bleed through.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

From the book, CROCHET ME: I have a short attention span, which is why my favorite things to crochet are scarves and dolls. I can finish them up before I get bored and start thinking about the next thing I want to make. For the book, I wanted to jack things up a little and make big dolls. One is the loneliest number, so I had to make two. Also, I’m an American expat living in Canada and continue to be enamored with all things stereotypically Canadian. So these dolls are Canucks, through and through. Gordo and Doug like curling, peameal, hockey, poutine, and—to the dismay of hosers—grits. With a luxe exoskeleton of bulky yarn crocheted on a small hook, these guys are terrific for cuddling or for just hanging around looking good.


All work in the round is done in a spiral, so do not join stitches at the end of each round. Place a marker in the last stitch of the round. When you reach the marker remove it, work the stitch(es), and replace it to mark the last stitch of the round.


Head
With MC, wrap yarn twice around the first two fingers of your nondominant hand, leaving a 2" (5 cm) tail. Remove the ring from your fingers, keeping hold of the tail to keep the ring intact. Insert larger hook through the center of the ring and pull up a lp. Ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into the ring. Pm in last sc to mark the end of the round. Pull tail end to tighten ring-6 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around-12 sc.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-18 sc.
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-24 sc.
Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-30 sc.
Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-36 sc.
Rnds 7-8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-42 sc.
Rnds 10-18: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around-36 sc total.
Sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a 24" (61 cm) tail.
Body
With MC, begin with a double ring as for Head, ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc into the ring. Pm in last sc to mark the end of the round. Pull tail end to tighten ring-8 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around-16 sc.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-24 sc.
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-32 sc.
Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-40 sc.
Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-48 sc.
Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-56 sc.
Rnd 8: Start shaping the pot belly. Sc in each of next 25 sts, (work 2 sc in next st) twice, sc in each of next 2 sts, (work 2 sc in next st) twice, sc in each st to end of round-60 sc.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: Sc in each of next 25 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st*, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * once, sc to end of round-64 sc.
Rnd 11: Sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each st to 7 sts before end of round, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts-62 sc.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts, [sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts] 3 times; rep from * once-54 sc.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around-48 sc total.
Rnds 14-15: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 16: Sc in each of next 18 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each st to end of round-46 sc.
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 18: Sc in each of next 19 sc, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] 4 times, sc in each st to end of round-42 sc.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around-36 sc.
Rnd 20: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: Sc in each of next 13 sts, hdc in each of next 10 sts, sc in each st to end of round. Sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Arms
Work the arms in the following stripe patterns. Always change color by working the last st of the round until 2 lps remain on the hook, complete the st with the new yarn. Because the inside of the arm will be hidden from view, don't cut the yarn if the color will be used again. Simply drop it and pick it up when it's needed again.
stripe pattern 1-gordo (blue)
Rnds 1-2: CC1.
Rnds 3-7: CC2.
Rnd 8: MC.
Rnds 9-11: CC2.
Rnds 12-13: MC.
Rnds 14-15: CC2.
Rnds 16-18: MC.
Rnd 19: CC2.
Rnds 20-24: MC.
stripe pattern ii-doug (green)
Rnds 1-2: CC1.
Rnds 3-8: MC.
Rnds 9-21: CC2.
Rnds 22-24: MC.
Begin with a double ring as for Head, ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into the ring. Pm in last sc to mark the end of the round. Pull tail end to tighten ring-6 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around-12 sc.
Rnd 3: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-16 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts; rep from * around-8 sc.
Stuff the hand just enough so that you're still comfortable working the next round of stitches. Rnds 6-24: Sc in each st around. Sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a 10" (25.5 cm) tail.
Eye Backings (Make 2, optional)
With size 10 crochet thread and smaller hook, begin with a double ring as for Head, ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc into the ring. Pm in last sc to mark the end of the round. Pull tail end to tighten ring-8 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around-16 sc.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around-24 sc.
Fasten off, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail.
Finishing
If you're using eyes that having a fastener on them, attach them to the head or backing before stuffing. Stuff the head and body; do not stuff the arms beyond the hands (this allows them to be nice and flexible). When you think you're done stuffing, stuff some more. The head and body use almost an entire bag of stuffing. With yarn needle and long tail from head, line up the sl st from the head and body and whipstitch them together. Using the tail ends, sew the arms to the neck area. If you're not using eyes with a fastener, sew eyes to the head. Using yarn or thread, embroider the mouth and any other facial features. If you're so inclined, crochet your happy Canadians a toque. Or hair. Or, you know, ears.
Note that small parts are not baby- or toddler-friendly. If you're willing to part with your doll by putting it into the hands of a being who will drool on it, make sure you use only embroidery and no embellishments that can be swallowed. The same goes for older children who might be inclined to shove small parts up their nose or in their ear. And for grown-ups who are, um, immature.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Gordo & Doug Dolls Reviewed by Laia Borges on 2014-05-12 ****
I enjoyed making this pattern, although I had to fight every stitch to make it tight! It's my first doll/amigurumi project so I guess this is same for all of them --otherwise the stuffing would come out. I certainly recommend to take them as an inspiration and use your imagination to make your very own. I hope my niece likes it!


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