My Latest Doll + A Dress Pattern

Here is my latest doll. I posted her as one of my works in progress last month. It took just a little bit longer to finish her than I was hoping but she’s done now. She doesn’t have a name yet as that will be up to her recipient.

Her dress is made the same way as Alice’s and I’ve finally written out a pattern for it. The pattern is posted below the picture. It is also available as a PDF download on Ravelry.

If you try it out and find any errors please let me know. I try to make them as accurate as possible but I know what I mean to do so… J

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Hook size: 3mm or 3.5 mm (if the doll was made with a 2.5mm hook, use a 3mm hook for the dress. If the doll was made with a 3mm hook, use a 3.5mm hook for the dress)

Yarn: Fingering or sock weight yarn (size 1). I used Loops and Threads Woolike.

Stitches used:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: Single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • picot: chain 3, slip stitch into first chain
  • sc2tog: decrease – single crochet two together

 

Main body of dress

Ch 21

Work R 1 – 8 in rows.

R 1: sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (20)

R 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc (40)

R 3: ch 1, turn, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat to end of row (60)

R 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (60)

R 5: ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sc, skip 16, sc in next 14 sc, skip 16, sc in remaining 7 sc (28)

R 6: ch 1, turn, sc across (28)

R 7: ch 1, turn, hdc in each sc (28)

R 8: ch 2, turn, dc in each hdc, join with sl st to first stitch of row (not the top of the chain) (28)

Work Rnd 9 – 17 in joined rounds.

Rnd 9: ch 2, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat to end of round, join (42)

Rnd 10: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc* repeat to end of round, join (63)

Rnd 11: ch 2, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc* repeat to end of round, join (84)

Rnd 12: ch 2, dc in next 84 dc, join (84)

Rnd 13-15: repeat rnd 12

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in next 84 dc, join, (84)

Optional edging:

If switching color for edging, fasten off and join new colour.

Rnd 17: ch 1, *sc, picot, sc in next sc* repeat to end of round, fasten off (84 sc, 42 picots)

Join main dress colour to top corner at back of dress.

Ch 1, sc down opening (7 sc) then *2 sc in next 2 sc, ch 3* repeat twice, 1 sc at top of opening, fasten off.

The chain 3’s create button holes. Sew three buttons to the opposite side of the opening.

Sleeves

Join main dress colour to under arm facing the wrong way.

4 sc across under arm, ch 1, turn

Work these rounds in a continuous spiral.

Rnd 1: sc around arm hole (20)

Rnd 2 – 6: Repeat rnd 1 (20)

Rnd 7: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc* repeat 3 times, fasten off (16)

Optional edging:

Rnd 8: Join edging color, ch 1, *sc, ch 3, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat to end of round (16 sc)

Repeat directions for other sleeve.

Belt (optional)

Ch 80 and fasten off.

Run the chain through the first dc row, starting and ending at the back.

 

 

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