American Girl Doll Parasol

American Girl Doll Parasol
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Parasol Crochet Pattern

A lace parasol has its place in the wardrobe of any classy young lady, so I thought I would try my hand at making this doll-sized version. I started with a ready-made doll umbrella, from which I removed the fabric. The parasol is crocheted from the center out, like a doily.

I used the pineapple crochet technique for this one, and I think that worked very well for this particular project. I think if the parasol is popular enough, I might make a few more different versions. It was a lot of fun!

To make the parasol you will need an 8-needle doll umbrella, which you can buy here: 18 Inch Doll Hot Pink Umbrella

As usual, I included both a written description and a diagram for those who are more visual.

Size: 13" (33 cm) diameter

Materials:
Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 10, 350 yd/300 m, color - Natural - 1 ball.
18 Inch Doll Hot Pink Umbrella

Hook: 0 (1.75 mm)

Gauge: 28 dc = 4” (10 cm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
V-st - dc, ch 1, dc in one indicated st
V-st in the V-st - V-st in the ch-1-space of the V-st
Shell - 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in one indicated st
Shell in shell - shell in the ch-2-space of the shell
5-dc shell - 5 dc in one specified stitch

Parasol

Chain 8, join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc, 15 dc into the ring. join with sl st.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc - repeat from * 7 times, ch3, join with sl st.

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the ch-3-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-3-space, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-3-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-3-space (shell) - repeat from *7 times, ch 2, join with sl st.

Round 4: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 1, V-st in the next ch-2-space, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 1, V-st in the last ch-2 space, ch 1, join with sl st.

Round 5: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 2, V-st into V-st, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 2, V-st into V-st, ch 2, join with sl st.

Round 6: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 3, V-st into V-st, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, V-st into V-st, ch 3, join with sl st.

Round 7: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 4, V-st into V-st, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 4, V-st into V-st, ch 4, join with sl st.

Round 8: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 5, V-st into V-st, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 5, V-st into V-st, ch 5, join with sl st.

Round 9: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 6, dc in V-st, chain 5, dc in the same V-st, ch 6, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 6, dc in V-st, ch 5, dc in the same in V-st, ch 6, join with sl st.

Round 10: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 5, 10 dc in ch-5-space, chain 5,  shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 5, 10 dc in ch-5-space, ch 5, join with sl st.

Round 11: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 3, (1 dc in dc, ch 1) 9 times, 1 dc in dc, chain 3, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 dc in dc, ch 1) 9 times, 1 dc in dc, chain 3, join with sl st.

Round 12: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-1-space, ch 3) 9 times, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-1-space, ch 3) 9 times, ch 3, join with sl st.

Round 13: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 8 times, shell into ch-2-space of shell - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 8 times, join with sl st.

Round 14: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, V-st in the same ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 7 times, 2 dc in the next ch-2-space, ch 2, V-st in the same ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st.

Round 15: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, V-st into V-st, shell in the next ch-2-space, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 6 times, shell in the next ch-2-space,  V-st into V-st, shell in the next ch-2-space, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 6 times, join with sl st.

Round 16: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, shell in V-st, shell in the next shell, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 5 times, shell in the next shell,  shell in V-st, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st.

Round 17: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, (ch 1, shell in the next shell) 2 times, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 4 times, (shell in the next shell, ch 1) 2 times, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 4 times, join with sl st.

Round 18: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, (ch 2, shell in the next shell) 2 times, *ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 3 times, (shell in the next shell, ch 2) 2 times, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 3 times, join with sl st.

Round 19: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, (ch 3, shell in the next shell) 2 times, 
*ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 2 times, (shell in the next shell, ch 3) 2 times, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, (1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 3) 2 times, join with sl st.

Round 20: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, (ch 4, shell in the next shell) 2 times, *ch 5, 1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 5, (shell in the next shell, ch 4) 2 times, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, ch 5, 1 sc in ch-3-space, ch 5, join with sl st.

Round 21: sl st in the first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in the ch-2-space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2-space, (ch 5, shell in the next shell) 2 times, *ch 4, 1 sc in third chain of the ch-5-space, ch 3,  1 sc in the third chain of the ch-5-space, ch 4, (shell in the next shell, ch 5) 2 times, shell in the next shell, - repeat from * 7 times, 1 sc in third chain of the ch-5-space, ch 3,  1 sc in the third chain of the ch-5-space, ch 4, join with sl st.

Round 22: ch 1, *skip one stitch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts - repeat from * across the round, join with slip stitch.

Round 23: ch 1, *1 sc in the next sc, skip the next sc, 5-dc-shell in the next sc - repeat from * across the round, join with sl st.

Note: the finished parasol cover should be slightly concave. It should NOT lie flat like a doily.


Finishing

Weave in the ends.
Unscrew the knob at the tip of the umbrella, which is used to hold the umbrella fabric. Cut away the umbrella fabric on the spokes to remove them.

Position the parasol cover over the frame. Screw on the knob at the end of the umbrella. Sew the edges of the circle to the spokes of the umbrella.

Dip the parasol into a bowl with warm water. Then open the parasol and leave to air dry.

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Last 2 rounds of the parasol

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