Thursday, October 26, 2017

18" Doll Dresses ** free crochet pattern

My granddaughter (I call her Noo Noo) loves her dolls. She is always very careful with her dolls and treats them like they are alive.
 I never think of doll clothes so as Hurricane Irma approached us in September I decided to whip up a few dresses for my Noo Noo so she could play and forget about the storm.

This dress is a very simple design, you could embellish however you like to make different dresses.


Materials

I hook

F hook

Ww yarn of your choice - I used Red Heart Super Saver in Fruity Stripe & Favorite Stripe

Button 1/2"



Guage 4sts per inch

Abbreviations


Ch- chain

Sk- skip

Sl st- slip stitch

Hdc- half double crochet

3dcbobble- *yo hook, insert hook into st pull up a loop, pull loop through two loops on hook *repeat 2x, yo draw through all loops on hook

Flo- front loop only

Blo- back loop only

Mirror- mirror crochet How to mirror crochet


Notes


All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.



You may do whatever you like with your completed 18" Doll dresses, you can play dress up with your dolls, donate them, sell them, fundraise with them or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my 18" Doll dresses :)


Ch 41

1- beginning in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 40 (40) ch3 sl st to beg ch, turn to work along opposite side of foundation ch, ch1 this ch3 is your button "loop" for fastening dress

2- *hdc, 2hdc*  (60) ch1 turn

3- mirror:  hdc2, 2hdc (80) ch1 turn

4- hdc10, sk20 sts, hdc20, sk20 sts, hdc10 (40) do not ch1 or turn, sl st to 1st st of row 4, ch1. Begin rounds

5- hdc, 2hdc (60)

6-9 - hdc (60) join, ch1 if you don't want to add the pom pom edging you do not need to work in BLO.

10- blo: hdc5, 2hdc (70) join, ch1

11-12 - hdc (70) join, ch1

13- blo: hdc (70) join, ch1

14-15 - hdc (70) join, ch1

16- blo: hdc6, 2hdc (80) join, ch1

17-18 - hdc (80) join, ch1

19- blo: hdc7, 2hdc (90) join, ch1

20-21 - hdc (90) join, ch1 do not ch1 at end rnd 1, f.o. weave in ends


Pom Pom Edging with f hook

Join in unworked flo of rnd 10

1- *ch6, 3dcbobble in 3rd ch from hook, ch3 make 3dc bobble in 1st bobble st, join with a sl st  in same st 1st bobble worked in, ch3, sk 3 st, sl st in next* join to beginning  f.o. repeat in this manner for other rnds with unworked Flo. You may need to sk/reduce by an extra st or 2...I honestly forgot if I needed to


Finishing

Attach button to opposite side from button loop. Continue to embellish dress or leave as is.  Weave in ends.  And don't forget to have fun!