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American Girl Doll Seashell Summer Dress

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Dress Crochet Pattern


Materials: Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton fingering weight thread, Size 3, 150yd/138m, color - Maize - 1.5 balls. (shop for this yarn here!)
3 buttons     

Hook: C (2.75mm)

Gauge: 2 shells = 1 3/4" (4.5 cm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
V-stitch (V-st) - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row
Shell - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.
Triple Shell - (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.
4-Shell - (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.
Fan Shell - 5 dc into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.


Dress

The dress is worked top-down in rows with the opening and a seam at the back.

Chain 39.
Row 1: ch 1 (counts as the first sc), 38 sc in each ch
Row 2: ch 3, *V-st in the next st, skip 1 st, repeat from * to the end of the row (19 times), end with 1 dc.
Row 3: ch 3, *V-st into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row, repeat from * to the end of the row, end with 1 dc.
Row 4: ch 3, *shell (see above) into the ch-1 of the prev row V-st., repeat from * to the end of the row, finish with 1 dc.
Row 5: ch 3, *shell (see above) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell, repeat from * to the end of the row, finish with 1 dc.
Row 6: ch 3, 3 shells into next 3 shells; [this is the right back], (fan shell in next shell of the prev row, 1 sc into the space between shells) 3 times, fan shell; [right sleeve], 5 shells into next 5 shells; [this is the front], (fan shell in next shell of the rev row, 1 sc into the space between shells) 3 times, fan shell; [this is the left sleeve], 3 shells into next 3 shells; [this is the left back], dc in the last st.

From row 7, work only over the front and back shells
Row 7: ch 3, 11 triple shells: one triple shell into each of 3 back shells, 5 front shells and 3 back shells of the previous row, dc in the last st.
Row 8: ch 3, (triple shell into triple shell, V-st into the space between triple shells) 10 times, triple shell, dc into the last st.
Row 9: ch 3, (triple shell, shell) 10 times, triple shell, dc into the last st.
Rows 10-17: like row 9
Rows 18-20: ch 3, triple shell to the end of the row, dc into the last st.
Rows 21-22: ch 3, (4-Shell, Triple Shell) 10 times, 4-Shell, dc into the last st.
Row 23: ch 3, 4-Shell to the end of the row, dc into the last st. Don't cut the yarn.


Finishing

Fold the dress right side in, align the edges of the back, and with slip stitches close the seam
from hem to waist. Cut the yarn. Sew 3 buttons on the back about the waist.

Enjoy!

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Comments

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Poster: SHIRLEY ELLERBECK
October 8, 2016

What size doll is this dress intended for?
Poster: Becca
August 11, 2016

love the pattern. If you are given credit as the creator of the pattern, is it possible to be allowed to sell any dress made from this pattern?
Poster: Mary Dixon
March 27, 2016

Row 6 results in 2extra shells left from previous row. Row 6 has 17 shells. Previous rows have 19 shells.
Poster: GrandmaB10
December 27, 2015

this is adorable. I know three little Granddaughters that will be very happy for your generosity in sharing this pattern.
Poster: michelle
June 6, 2015

i love this ag dress where can i find hat and bag pattern?
Poster: Jolene Shoemaker
January 19, 2016

How did you do row 7. Are those chains if so how many or is it slip stitch. I can't figure that out
Poster: wanda
December 5, 2016

it's the are hole, you must skip those below
Poster: Kimberly Mayfield
April 20, 2017

I too am thinking there needs to be chain stitches and how many. It shows the v stitch between clusters but there has to be a big enough for arms to go through? Were you successful at figuring out this part?

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