American Girl Doll Princess Dress
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sew on 6 large pearls as buttons. Sew small pearls along the neckline and at the edge of the sleeve ruffle.
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September 15, 2013
Will this work with a different ply yarn? I recently ordered some sport weight yarn and wonder if I could use that for this or if DK is necessary for the gauge.
November 18, 2013
Hi, I love this dress and I am having difficulty with the sleeves, is there something that I am missing from the directions, I have tried & tried and can't get them to lay right. Please help at your earliest convenience. I am making this dress for my granddaughters birthday.
December 14, 2013
I love the dress, how can I upscale it to fit my 2 year old daughter?
February 23, 2014
Love the pattern but unable to figure out the sleeves. Please help
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.
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 ?
May 28, 2014
That is a beautiful dress. I am going to make it when I can.
July 20, 2014
I made this dress just like the picture. It came out beautifully !! Thank you for sharing !
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.
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December 25, 2012
I just finished the dress in pink and my Elizabeth looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your patterns my girls, a have a few AG dolls, look amazing with all the outfits. Love the princess style, if you have more will be waiting for them.