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American Girl MINI Doll Chevron Dress

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Crochet Pattern

This is a quick, cute summer dress for the American Girl Doll Mini! It is crocheted top-down, as one piece. It features a rear seam and closure. The skirt has a chevron edge, which makes this perfect for a pixie or fairy dress, with the right colors.

You can use any number of colors. Thanks to the lace motif, this dress looks great even in one color!

You can purchase this dress from our Etsy store!

Materials: crochet mercerized cotton thread #20 (we used OMEGA, and DMC Cebelia) or Pearl Cotton embroidery thread # 8. (shop for this yarn here!) (shop for this yarn here!)

Sew-on 4.0 snap, or a 1/4” button, any small embellishments to your taste (optional)

Steel Hook: US6 (1 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.


Abbreviations:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
V-st - dc- ch1 - dc in the indicated stitch

Gauge for dc: 10 dc = 1” (2.5 cm)


Dress

The dress is worked top down in one piece with opening on the back. You can make the dress in 1, 2 or 3 colors and change threads as you go. The same pattern looks very differently with stripes of different width.


Yoke

Chain 32.

Row 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), insert the hook in the forth ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 6 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 8 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 6 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the last 4 chains. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, V-st in ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, V-st in the next ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, V-st in the next ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, V-st in the ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the last 5 dc. Turn.

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, V-st in ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, V-st in the next ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, V-st in the next ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, V-st in the ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the last 6 dc. Turn.


Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, 1 dc in the ch-1-space, chain 3, skip 12 dc, 1 dc in the second ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, 1 dc in the third ch-1-space, ch 3, skip 12 dc, 1 dc in the forth ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the last 7 dc. Turn.

Belt Row:

Row 5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next st - repeat from * 17 times to the last 3 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.


Skirt

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, V-st in each of the 17 ch-1-spaces, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *ch 2, sc in the ch-1-space, ch 2, 5 dc in the next ch-1-space - repeat from * 8 times to the last V-st, ch 2, sc in the last ch-1-space, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc - repeat from * 8 times, ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 9: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *ch 1, skip (ch 2, sc, ch 2, 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, ch 1, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 10: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *skip ch-1-space and 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc,(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 11: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 12: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 13: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

For a shorter dress, skip row 14 and work row 15.

Row 14: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space - repeat from * 8 times, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 15: ch 1, *1 sc in each dc, 3 sc in ch-2-space - repeat from * end with 1 sc in each of the last 2 dc. Tie off. Cut thread, leaving a tail about 15” long.


Finishing

Weave in all thread ends except the 15” long tail. Either with hook or with tapestry needle (thread the tail into the needle) close/sew the back opening from hem to about row 10, leaving enough space to put the dress on a doll. With the rest of the “tail” work a row of sc along the left side of the opening. By the neckline, make a loop – chain 5 and make 1 sc in the upper corner. Sew a small button to the right back under the loop.

If you prefer, you can sew on a 4.0 size snap instead of the button. In this case, do not work the loop.

Have fun!



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