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American Girl Doll Princess Dress

American Girl Doll Princess Dress
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Crochet Pattern

Materials: Tencel Wool by Cleckheaton 70% Tencel 30% Wool DK weight yarn 91 m (100 yds) / 50 g, color yellow - 3 balls (A)
Tencel Wool by Cleckheaton 70% Tencel 30% Wool DK weight yarn 91 m (100 yds) / 50 g, color white - 2 balls (B)
6 large pearls, 30-40 small pearls

Hook: G (4 mm).

Gauge: 10 sc = 2" (5 cm)

Directions:
The bodice of the dress is worked from the bottom of the front to shoulders, then to back from top to bottom without shoulder seams, with side seams. The double skirt worked from top to bottom back and forth and in rounds. First, the white underskirt is worked, then mesh overskirt.

Chain 25 loosely.

Rows 1-8: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 24 sc.
Row 9: 2 slip st, 21 sc, turn
Row 10: sl st, 19 sc, turn
Row 11: sl st, 17 sc, turn.
Rows 12-23: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 16 sc.
From row 24 work each side separately from 2 balls of yarn.

Right Shoulder and Back

Row 24: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc, turn
Rows 25-31: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc.
Row 32: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc, ch 4, turn
Rows 33-43: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 8 sc.
Row 44: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc in the next st, 7 sc.
Row 45: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 8 sc, 2 sc in the last st, ch 2.
Row 46-54: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 12 sc. Tie off.

Left Shoulder and Back

Row 24: start from the 5th st from the left side of the front, ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc.
Rows 25-30: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc.
Row 31: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc, ch 4, turn.
Rows 32-43: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 8 sc.
Row 44: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 7 sc, 2 sc in the last st.
Row 45: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc in the next st, 8 sc.
Row 46: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 10 sc, ch 2.
Row 47-54: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 12 sc. Tie off.

Join the side seams.



Skirt

White Underskirt

With white yarn start from the bottom of the bodice. There are 51 sc at the bottom of the bodice.
Rows 1-5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc plus ch 1), *1 dc, ch 1, repeat from * 49 more times. At the end of row 5 join with slip st and continue to work in rounds.
Rounds 6-11: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc plus ch 1), *1 dc, ch 1, repeat from * 49 more times, sl st to ch 3.
Round 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 101 dc (work dc over dc and over ch 1)
Rounds 13-22: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc plus ch 1), *1 dc, ch 1, repeat from * 100 more times, sl st to ch 3.
Round 23: dc to the end of the round. Tie off.



Mesh Overskirt

With yellow yarn start from the bottom of the right back. Insert the hook through the sc of the bodice, over the dc of the white underskirt.

Row 1: ch 7 (counts as 1 sc plus ch 6), * 1 sc, ch 6, repeat from * 49 more times.
Rows 2-4: ch 8, *1 sc into ch 6 of the previous row, ch 6, repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 sc. At the end of row 4 join with sl st and continue to work in rounds.
Rounds 5-20: ch 7 (counts as 1 sc plus ch 6), * 1 sc, ch 6, repeat from * 49 more times. Tie off.

Finishing
Work 2 row of sc along the back opening and nackline. In the 2nd row make 6 button loops along the right back center as follows: ch 1, skip 1.
Work 2 rows of sc around the arm opening. Cut yarn.

Sleeve Ruffle

Start right ruffle from row 32 of the right back and the left ruffle from row 24 of the left back.

Row 1: ch 7 (counts as 1 sc plus ch 6), * 1 sc, ch 6, repeat from * 4 more times, 1 sc, ch 3, skip 2 st of the armhole, sl st to 3rd st from the last sc, turn.
Rows 2-8: *ch 6, 1 sc into ch 6 of the prev row, repeat from * to the end of the row, ch 3, skip 2 st of the armhole, sl st to 3rd st from the beginning of the prev row, turn.
Tie off.

Sew on 6 large pearls as buttons. Sew small pearls along the neckline and at the edge of the sleeve ruffle.

Enjoy!



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Poster: courtney
April 7, 2015

I could be wrong, but if you look at the pictures close enough it looks like she's skipping two sc before she sc after the chain 6 in row 1 of the sleeves. If I am right, she didn't clarify that. Also, when making the white underskirt I used hdv instead of DC and the length turned out to be right. From my experience, you just need to play around with it a bit to get the dress to look the way you want it.
Poster: Rhonda
November 16, 2014

I was wanting to make this doll dress too but have read comments about having problems with the sleeves . How did you solve the problem ?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 8, 2013

This yarn is from my stash, I purchased it a while ago. You can use any yarn of the same weight.
Poster: Marros
February 16, 2013

I am also having trouble with the sleeves but can't seem to work it out. Can you kindly help me please. Thank you.
Poster: barbara
February 23, 2014

How did u figure out the sleeves. I have tried a few times without any luck
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 2, 2013

There is one sl st at the end of each sleeve ruffle row. You, in fact, attach the ruffle to the armhole with the slip stitches. Since the ruffle is mesh, there suppose to be holes in it.
Poster: Maiya
December 7, 2013

I need help to, Please text back
Poster: Michele Vincent
July 20, 2014

I made this dress just like the picture. It came out beautifully !! Thank you for sharing !
Poster: terri Leach
May 28, 2014

That is a beautiful dress. I am going to make it when I can.
Poster: Isabelle Bowers
March 14, 2014

I recently made this pattern and it is beautiful however, I like others had trouble with some of the directions. Ch1( counts as sc) also the sleeves I pulled out 4 times before I figured it out. Also, I kept thinking the dress looked long for the doll and I was right the bodice is where i will be adjusting it to fit the doll correctly. I double checked my counts on the number of rows.
Also, was wondering if your dc is the USA version of the half double. my skirt ended up about 2 inches to long.
Going to remake as it is a bride's gift to her flower girl.
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