Freebie Friday – Superman Rag Doll

Superman is one of my favorite super heroes and my hubby thought I should make one, especially since I had made a Batman. I whole heartedly agreed.  Here he his waiting for action. I think I will keep this one.

Superman rag doll 2884

My hubby got in on the fun and created this for me.

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Pattern

H hook

I used Caron one pound medium worsted medium 4 yarn in an cream, blue, red and yellow. I used scraps for the face and emblem.

Head

Front and face

Ch  11 in cream

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-7: sc in each st across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Change to black in last stitch of row 7

Row 8-10: repeat row 2

Fasten off and make the face.

I used to hate it when I would read a pattern for a doll and it would say, embroider the face. I would get frustrated because I could never match what they did. I must apologize for doing the same now. I don’t know how to explain how I do it so I now too just say, “embroider the face” or “embroider the emblem”, etc. I mainly just grab yarn and start doing stuff until I get the look I like. Many times it looks awful and I have to try again. Sometimes I do x’s and sometimes I wrap around stitches and sometimes I do both! I used x’s first and then went around the x’s to fill in the color. For the mouth I went in a line. Here is a closeup of what I’ve done so hopefully that helps.

superman face

Back of Head

In cream

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-3: sc in each st across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Change to black in last stitch of row 3

Row 4-10: repeat row 2

Fasten off and sew the two pieces together and stuff.

Body (make 2)

In Blue

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-10: sc in each st across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Change to yellow in last stitch of row 10

Row 11: repeat row 2

Change to red in last stitch of row 11

Row 12 and 13: repeat row 2

Change to black in last stitch of row 13

Row 14: (in blue) sc in next 3 sts, (in red) sc in next 4 sts, (in blue) sc in next 3 sts, ch 1

Fasten off, make the emblem, sew and stuff the pieces together with the emblem facing out.

Superman emblem 2884

I can’t really tell you how to do the emblem as I undid a lot and I’m not sure I would do it this way again. You might have a better way to make yours.

Superman belt loops 2884

I took a little piece of red string to make the belt loops and just wrapped it around the yellow stitches.

Arms (make 2)

Ch  9 in blue

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (8 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-10: sc in each st across (8 sc), ch 1, turn

Change to cream in last stitch of row 10

Row 11 and 12: repeat row 2

Fasten off, fold in half and sew up the sides.

Legs (make 2)

Ch  11 in blue

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2-10: sc in each st across (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Change to red in last stitch of row 10

Row 11 – 13: repeat row 2

Fasten off, fold in half and sew up the sides.

Assemble the body

Cape

Ch  9 in red

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (8 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st (10 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st (12 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st (14 sc), ch 1, turn

R0w 5 – 22: sc in each st across (14 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 23: *sc, sc picot*, repeat to end, fasten off and tie on to body or sew it on. I sewed it onto his shoulders.

superman cape

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