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{ La dauphine... }


NOTE: La Dauphine measures 20 cm approximately. Of course should you choose a different hook or yarn calling, measures will vary.

Materials:
- 3.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing (You can also place a rattle inside!)
- Tapestry needle

Colors:
- One color for the body of your dolphin.
- A bit of brown or black to embroider the eyes.
- One color for the skirt.
- Yellow or golden for the crown.

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Ready? Let’s start…

Body:
{Using the color you choose for the body of your dolphin…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. to 5. Crochet 12 sc
6. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
7. Crochet 8 sc, 1 increase in the next 2 stitches and, finally, 8 sc (20)
8. Crochet 9 sc, *1 increase in the next sitch, 1 sc in the following stitch*, repeat * twice and, finally, 7 sc (22)
9. Crochet 10 sc, 1 increase in the next sitch, 1 sc in the following 2 stitches, 1 increase in the next stitch, and then 8 sc (24)
10. Crochet 7 sc, *1 increase in the next sitch, 1 sc in the following stitch *, repeat * twice, 1 increase in the next stitch, *1 sc in the following stitch, 1 increase in the next stitch*, repeat * 3 times and, finally, 6 sc (30)
11. Crcochet 1 sc in each stitch (30)
12. Crochet 8 sc, *1 increase in the next stitch, 1 sc in the following 2 stitches*, repeat * twice, 1 increase in the next stitch, *1 sc in the following 2 stitches, 1 increase in the next stitch*, repeat * 3 times and, finally, 6 sc (36).
{Start stuffing…}
13. to 29. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (36)
30. (DON'T CHANGE TO COLORS, IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR DOLPHIN TO HAVE A SKIRT) Change to the color of the skirt and crochet 1 sc in each stitch (36)
31. (DON'T CROCHET INTO THE BACK LOOPS, IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR DOLPHIN TO HAVE A SKIRT) Change back to the color of the body and only through back loops, crochet 1 sc in each stitch (36)
32. to 35. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (36)
{Embroider the eyes with a bit of brown yarn and go on stuffing…}
36. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
37. to 39. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (30)
40. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
41. to 43. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (24)
{Stuff a bit more…}
44. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
45. to 47. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (18)
48. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
49. to 51. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (12)
{Stuff a bit more…}
52. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends...


Skirt
{Insert your hook with the color you chose for the skirt in one of the front loops of round 31 of the body…}
1. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (36)
2. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (42)
3. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (42)
4. . Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (56)
5. Crochet *13 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 4 times (60)
6. a 7. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (60)
8. Now you are going to crochet the hem of the skirt: *1 slst, 1 sc, 1 hdc + 1 dc + 1 hdc in the same st, 1 sc*, repeat * all the way through.
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Fins of the tail
{Make 2, using the color you chose for the body…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (6)
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
4. to 5. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (12)
6. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
7. to 10. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (18)
11. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
12. to 13. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (12)
14. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides.
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the fins to the tail.

Side Fins
{Make 2, using the color you chose for the body…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (9)
3. to 4. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (9)
5. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (12)
6. to 7. Crochet 1 decrease, 4 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 5 sc (12)
8. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (15)
9. to 10. Crochet 1 decrease, 6 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 6 sc (15)
11. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (18)
12. to 13. Crochet 1 decrease, 7 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 8 sc (18)
14. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides.
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the fins to the body. 

Top fin
{Make 1, using the color you chose for the body…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (9)
3. to 4. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch (9)
5. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * 3 times (12)
6. to 7. Crochet 1 decrease, 4 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 5 sc (12)
8. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides.
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the fin to the head.

Crown
{Using yellow or golden yarn…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
5. Crochet 18 sc
6. Crochet *1 slst, 1 picot stitch (see below)*, repeat * (total = XX)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the flower to the head.

Picot stitch = chain 3. Then crochet one sc on the first of those ch stitches (third chain from hook). Continue with the following stitches (in this case 1 slst)…

Assembly
- Sew the fins to the tail.
- Sew the other fins to the sides of the body.
- Sew the smaller finn to the head and also sew the crown.

Congratulations! You are done! Enjoy!


© 2018 – “La Dauphine” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!