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Crochet Doll Dress
Dress your dolls in these fancy outfits. Keep them, give them as gifts, or sell them...
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1 skein 4-ply yarn
contrasting color yarn (trim)
crochet thread (accent flowers on dress and hat)
crochet hook - size G
2 yards ribbon
ch = chain dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
Row 1 - 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook. *1 dc in next chain, 2 dc in next chain, repeat from *. Ch 2, turn. (43 dc)
Row 2 - hdc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3 - hdc in next 7 hdc, skip 9 hdc; hdc in next 11 hdc, skip 9 hdc; hdc in next 7 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4 - hdc in each hdc. Ch 3, turn. (25 hdc)
Row 5 - 1 dc in each hdc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6 - 1 dc in each dc. Join.
Row 7 - 3 dc in joining stitch. 3 dc in each dc. Ch 2. (75 dc).
Without turning, continue working around.
Row 8 - 1 dc in first stitch. *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * all the way around. (114 dc)
Rows 9 thru 18 - 1 dc in each dc around.
Row 19 - 1 sc in each dc around.
Bottom Ruffles (contrasting color yarn)
Rows 20 and 21 - In first sc make shell (5 dc with ch 1 between each dc). *Sc in next 2 spaces. In next sc make shell. Repeat from * all the way around twice.
Tie off yarn.
Ch 6 and join to form a ring.
Row 1 - Ch 1. 11 sc in ring. Join.
Row 2 - Ch 3. *Dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
Row 3 - Ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc around. Join.
Row 4 - Ch 3. 1 dc in next space. *2 dc in next space, 1 dc in next space. Repeat from * around.
Continue until hat fits comfortably on doll's head.
With wrong side facing in, make shells (1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc) all the way around the edge of the hat. Place 2 sc in between each of the shells.
Edging (contrasting color yarn)
Sc across the top edge of the entire row of shells, all the way round.
Ch 3. Sc in 2nd and 3rd chain from hook. Turn. Sc in next 2 sc and increase 1 sc (3 sc). Turn. Sc in next 3 sc and increase 1 sc (4 sc). Turn. Sc in next 4 sc and increase 1 sc (5 sc). Turn. 1 sc in next 5 sc and increase 1 sc (6 sc). Tie off.
Make a second piece. Put the two together and sc around (see Figure 1), starting at "A" and ending at "B". Chain 10. Slip stitch in starting sc at A. Tie off.
Decorate with a flower, a ribbon, or whatever accent you like.
The accent flowers on the dress and hat are the crochet carnations. For the purse, you can use whatever type of flower or decoration you like.
Run a ribbon through the dc at the waist of the dress. Tie or stitch it in place, leaving ribbon "tails". Make a flower and sew it where the ribbon is joined together.
Run a ribbon through the dc at the top of the hat. Tie or stitch it in place leaving short ribbon "tails". Make a flower and sew it where the ribbon is joined together.