Thursday, May 19, 2016

Crocheted American Girl Doll Dress Pattern

I cannot believe how hooked I have become on crocheting recently! I have been busy making American Girl Doll dresses. I found a pattern HERE, and I altered it slightly. Today I will be sharing the full pattern with you.  If you want to see the other dress that I made with this same pattern, you can click HERE.

This project uses a simple double crochet stitch and chain stitch.  I am also going to show you how once you know the basics of the pattern, you can alter and vary it to really make the pattern your own.
Supplies:
·         "I" crochet hook
·          #4 worsted weight yarn
·         scissors
·         button
Steps:
Row 1:  Ch 28.

With the second row, you will be building in the shape of the shoulders of the piece.  I have included images after the instructions for the row to help guide you.

Row 2: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 double crochet in each chain for 3 chains.
In the next chain work a double crochet, chain 2, and a second double crochet. 
Work 1 double crochet in the next 3 chains. 
In the next chain work a double crochet, chain 2, and a second double crochet. 
Work 1 double crochet in the next 9 chains. 
In the next chain work a double crochet, chain 2, and a second double crochet. 
Work 1 double crochet in the next 3 chains. 
In the next chain work a double crochet, chain 2, and a second double crochet. 
Work 1 double crochet in the last 4 chains.


Row 3: Ch 2, turn. 1 dc in each dc and ch 2 space until the end.


The next row is where you will form the armhole openings on the dress.  I have included several pictures to show this process.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. dc in each of the next 5 dc, 


Ch 4, do not work the next 5 dc, dc in the following stitch.
 This creates the opening for the armhole. 


Dc in each stitch for the next 12 stitches,



 ch 4, do not work the next 5 dc, dc in the following stitch and continue with one double crochet in every stitch to the end of the row.





Row 5: Ch 2 turn, 1 dc in each dc.  When you get to the chain, work 4 double crochet around the chain, then continue again with 1 dc in each dc



Row 6: Ch 2, turn. 1 dc in each dc until the end.

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. 1 dc in each dc until the end.
Row 8:  Ch 2, turn. 1 dc in each dc until the end.but at the end of this row, you will join the dress in a circle. You will do this by joining with a slip stitch to the ch 2 from the beginning of this row.


You will now be working in rounds for the remainder of the dress.

Row 9: Ch 2, do not turn, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around until the end. Join with a slip stitch to your ch.

Row 10: Ch 3, alternate between one double crochet and 2 double crochet in each stitch all the way around the dress, and join with a slip stitch to your chain.

Row 11- 18: Ch 3, work 1 dc in next stitch and each around, join with a slip stitch to your chain.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  The completed skirt has 10 rows.  It can be made shorter or longer if you choose.  You could also vary this pattern by changing the colors for some of the rows of the skirt to make it striped, or add a ruffle.

Sew a button with your yarn tail to the top of the back to fasten. Simply push through the stitches on the other side to secure.


And here is the completed dress.


I have added this dress, along with some of my other projects to my Storenvy site.  This is where I sell some of the items I make.

Check out some of my other crocheted projects by clicking HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the pictures. I'm a visual learner so that helps so much.

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