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American Girl Doll Skating Dress

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Dress Crochet Pattern

Materials: Bernat Baby Sport 100% Acrylic yarn, color - light lilac, 300 g / 875 m (957 yds) - 0.2 skein. (shop for this yarn here!)
Lion Brand Fun Fur 100% Polyester yarn, color white, 64 yards (59 meters) / 50 gr - 1 skein (shop for this yarn here!)
6 small buttons

Hook: E (3.5 mm)

Gauge: 9 dc = 2” (5 cm)

Abrreviations:
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet


Dress

The dress is worked as follows: the skirt of the dress is worked in rounds, top down. The bodice is worked back and forth from the bottom up.

Skirt:

Chain 47, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in each chain, connect with sl st to the top chain of ch-3-space. = 47 dc

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), *2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 23 times across the round to the last dc, 1 dc in the last dc,  join with a sl st. = 70 dc

Rounds 3, 4, 5: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in each dc, join with a slip st.

Round 6: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), *2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, repeat from *  34 times across the round, 2 dc in the last dc, join with a slip st. = 105 dc

Round 7: ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each dc, join with a slip st.

Round 8: ch  2 (counts as 1 sc) , 1 sc in the next sc, *skip 3 sc, 5 dc  in the next sc, skip the next 3 ssc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc  in the repeat from * across the round to the last 4 sc, skip 3 sc, 5 dc in the last sc.

Round 9: with white Fun Fur yarn, sc in each stitch across the round. Tie off.

Bodice:

The bodice is worked in rows back and forth, from the bottom up.

Row 1: Insert the hook in the last st of the first round of the skirt, crochet to the left.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each st of the row, turn. = 47 sc

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 sc),  1 sc in each sc, turn. = 47 sc

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each sc, turn = 47 sts

Rows 4, 6, 8, 10 like row 2.

Rows 5, 7, 9, 11 like row 3.

After you finish row 11, place markers after the followings sts: 10, 14, 33, 37.


Back left:

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18:  ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, turn.

Rows 13, 15, 17: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, turn.

Row 19: 1 slip stitch in the next 4 sc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc. Tie off.


Front:

Begin at the 2nd marker, or from the 15th st. Tie yarn.

Rows 12, 14, 16:  ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 18 stitches, turn.

Rows 13, 15, 17: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 18 sc, turn.


Right shoulder:

Row 18: ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 5 dc, turn.

Row 19: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, tuen.

Row 20: like row 18. Tie off.


Left shoulder:

Count 13 sts, from the right shoulder along the front’s edge, start in the 14th st.

Row 18: ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 5 dc, turn.

Row 19: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, tuen.

Row 20: like row 18. Tie off.


Back right:

Start after the 4th marker, or from the 38th st.

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18:  ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, turn.

Rows 13, 15, 17: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, turn.

Row 19: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc. Tie off.


Finishing

Sew the shoulders.

With main yarn, work one row of sc along the edges: start in back, at the lower left of the bodice opening, work up the edge, around the neckline, down the right edge. Turn, *3 sc,  ch 2, for a  buttonhole * repeat up along the right back edge. Tie off.

Work one row of sc with Fun Fur yarn along the neckline.

With main yarn work 2 rounds of sc along the armholes. Work one round of sc with Fun Fur yarn.

Sew on the buttons.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Joan McMahan
June 16, 2014

This was so fun to make! Made a pink one too. My granddaughter thinks I'm a genius. Thanks!
Poster: Diane
February 13, 2013

How did you rework the pattern? I tried the given instructions and it didn't furn out well.
Poster: Mary
February 19, 2013

I gave this pattern to my Mom--she's making doll clothes for my niece. She really liked this ice skating outfit but has become totally frustrated with the pattern. Can you tell me what you did to make it work? I would be ever so grateful!
Poster: Jo Kennedy
February 15, 2013

I usually just go by the picture I started at the neck and went down it is all in my head didn't write it down. Don't know if I can send picture or not. I done the yellow dress also it is very pretty but I guess I am so use to working the pattern my way I started at the top and made it and then kinda worked your pattern on bottom.
Poster: Kathy
December 11, 2013

Loved this pattern. So easy to make and looks really cute on dolls. Thanks
Poster: Jo Kennedy
February 12, 2013

Just finished this one but I reworked the pattern. It turned out nice. Thanks
Poster: Tricotbel
January 22, 2013

Merci beaucoup
Poster: DAnielle
October 23, 2012

Thank you.
Danielle

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