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American Girl Doll Perfect Christmas Dress

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Crochet Pattern

The dress is worked top down, back and forth with the seam in the back.

Materials: Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread Solids crochet thread size 5 (100% acrylic) 371 yards (339 meters) / 85 grams (3.00 oz), color Perfect Red 31707 - 1 ball (A) (shop for this yarn here!)
Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread Ombres crochet thread size 5 (100% acrylic) 350 yards (shop for this yarn here!)
(320 meters) / 80 grams (2.82 oz), color Merry 33209  - 1 ball (B)
12 small buttons.

Hook: C (2.75 mm)

Gauge: 6 dc = 1" (2.5 cm)

Bodice:
Bodice is worked in red thread.
Chain 40
Row 1: ch 1 (counts as 1sc), work sc in every ch to the end of the row. (40)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 2 dc into the next 2 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 2 dc. (52)
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 3 dc into the next 3 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 2 dc. (64)
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, 1 dc into the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 4 dc into the next 3 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 1 dc, 2 dc into the last st. (78)
Row 5: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, 2 dc into the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 5 dc into the next 3 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 2 dc, 2 dc into the last st. (92)
Row 6: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, 3 dc, *2 dc in the next st, 6 dc into the next 3 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 3 dc, 2 dc into the last st. (106)
Row 7: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc, *2 dc in the next st, 7 dc into the next 3 sts*, repeat from * 11 more times, end with 5 dc. (118)
Rows 8-10: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 117 dc.

Divide for sleeves
Row 11: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc (right back), ch 8, skip 25 sts, 36 dc (front), ch 8, skip 25 sts, 16 dc (left back).
Row 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc, 8 dc over ch-8-space, 36 dc, 8 dc over ch-8-space, 16 dc. (84)
Row 13: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 6 dc, 2dccl (2 dc cluster), 10 dc, 2dccl, 14 dc, 2dccl, 10 dc, 2dccl, 14 dc, 2dccl, 10 dc, 2dccl, 7dc.
Row 14: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 5dc, 2 dccl, 25 dc, 2 dccl, 8 dc, 2 dccl, 25 dc, 2 dccl, 6 dc.
Row 15:  ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 5 dc, 2 dccl, 9 dc, 2 dccl, 12 dc, 3 dccl, 8 dc, 2 dccl, 12 dc, 2
dccl, 9 dc, 2 dccl, 6 dc.
Row 16: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc, 2 dccl, 9 dc, 2 dccl, 10 dc, 2 dccl, 7 dc, 2 dccl, 11 dc, 2 dccl, 8 dc, 2 dccl, 5 dc (61)
Rows 17-20: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 60 dc.
Row 21: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *3 dc in the same st*, repeat 60 times, 2 dc into the last st. (182)

Skirt
With yarn A
Row 1: sc in the second st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, (ch 5, skip next 3 chs, sc in next ch) 3 times, *(ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) twice, (ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next ch) 3 times;*, repeat from * 9 times to last 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Row 2: (right side): ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in first st, ch 3, skip next ch-3-space, sc in next ch-5-space, 9 dc in next ch-5-space, sc in next ch-5-space, ch 3, *skip next ch-3-space, 3 dc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch-3-space, sc in next ch-5-space, 9 dc in next ch-5-space, sc in next ch-5-space, ch 3;* repeat from * 9 times to last ch-3-space, skip last ch-3-space, 2 dc in last st.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, ch 1, skip next ch-3-space and next sc, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 9 times, *skip next ch-3-space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next ch-3-space and next sc, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 9 times,* repeat from * to last ch-3-space, skip last ch-3-space, sc in last 2 dc.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next ch-1-space, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, (dc, ch 1) 2 times in next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 3 times, skip next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to the end of the row.

With yarn B
Row 5: ch 6 (counts as first dc plus ch 3), skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 5, skip next ch-1-space, sc in next ch-1-space) 2 timea, ch 5, skip next ch-1-space, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next sc, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 5, skip next ch-1-space, sc in next ch-1-space) 2 times, ch 5, skip next ch-1-space, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next sc*, repeat to the end of the row.

Repeat rows 2-5 six more times, changing the color after row 4 and finishing the last repeat
after row 4. Tie off.

For longer dress work more repeats. If you would like to make the skirt wider, you can use hook D  (3.25 mm) or E (3.5 mm). It is also possible to increase the number of pattern repeats for the skirt. Add multiple of 18 sts.

Sleeve

The sleeves are crocheted in rounds.

With yarn B
Start in the middle of the underarm.
Round 1: 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, 3 hdc (work the 3rd hdc in the connection of the ch 8 to the bodice), 2 dc in every st alonf the edge of the yoke, 3 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the ch 1.
Round 2: 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, 3 hdc, (1 dc, ch 1) in every dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the ch 1.
Rounds 3-4: 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, 3 hdc, *1 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1-space), repeat  across the round, end with 3 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the ch 1.
Round 5: 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, 3 hdc, *1 dc, skip ch-space*, repeat  across the round, end with 3 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the ch 1.
Round 6-7: 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc, 3 hdc, *2 dccl (2 dc cluster) in next 2 dc, repeat  across the round, end with 3 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the ch 1.
Tie off.

Finishing:

Sew the skirt seam from the hem up for about 5". Work 1 row of sc along the back opening to make the button loops on the left back.
Weave in the ends of the yarn. Sew 12 plastic buttons on the right back button tape.

Work corkscrew hair decoration

Ch 30.
Dc into the 3rd chain from the hook, 2 dc into the same ch. 3 dc into the the next ch. Continue to work 3 dc int o each chain. Tie off and secure the end after the last 3 dc into the first ch of the tape.

 


Work 3 corkscrews out of yarn A and 3 out of yarn B.
 
Enjoy!

Pattern updated om September 03, 2014.

 



Comments

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Poster: Evelyn Yancy
August 29, 2014

Row 13: Ch2(counts as 1st dc),1dc in each of the next 6 dc,2dccl,1 dc in each of next 10 dc,2 dccl, 1 dc in each of next 14 dc, 2 dccl, 1 dc in each of 10 dc, 2 dccl, 1 dc in each of next 14 dc, 2 dccl, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dccl, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc,turn. I came up with 78 stitches. Row 14 came out perfect. I don't see why dccl just can't be written as 1 dc decrease. But I love the pattern. Hope this helps.
Poster: annette
February 10, 2014

Hi I was just crocheting the christmas dress and I have way too many stitches also.I was just wondering if you had help figuring it out. thanks annettek
Poster: kathy
February 25, 2014

This patteren is all messed up I cant get rows 13-14
Poster: Karen
February 27, 2014

I had exactly the same problem--way too many stitches. So I turned an excel spread sheet into a grid and entered each stitch in a cell. It turns out the pattern directions are correct...just written in a way that is confusing. By the way, 3 dc into next 3 st means 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts. Hope this helps.
Poster: Evelyn Schwanz
April 8, 2014

3 dc into the next 3 st should read 1 dc in EACH of the next 3 st.
Poster: Evelyn
April 8, 2014

Did you figure out row 13? They have 101 stitches. There should only be 84. Not sure what part to leave out.
Poster: Evelyn Yancy
August 29, 2014

I am still trying to figure out row 13. I figured out 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches. I am still trying to figure out what to leave out on row 13. Any help? Love the dress.
Poster: Evelyn Schwanz
April 11, 2014

Can you please tell me what the directions should be for row 13. Once I have the first row, the rest should be fine. Or is there another dress that uses the same pattern?
Poster: Evelyn
April 8, 2014

I'm assuming that row 4 should read 4 dc in the next 4 stitches and not 3 stitches?
Poster: Janet
October 31, 2016

Somewhere I read that 2dccl meant 2 dc decrease, not a cluster stitch like google showed. I'm hoping that will work.

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