American Girl Doll Halloween Skirt and Top

American Girl Doll Halloween Skirt and Top
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Top and Skirt Crochet Pattern

My dolls are dressing as witches for Halloween this year (yes, all of them!) This crochet skirt and top are for the modern witch, who needs to get things done in style, but doesn't have the time to doll up in the traditional robe-and-cobwebs.

Though I knitted it in orange and black for Halloween, it will work great as a casual skirt and top if you just use different colors.

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Materials: Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread size #10 (100% mercerized cotton), colors - black and pumpkin, 1 ball each
5 small sew on snaps for the top

Hook: 0 (1.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 28 dc = 4" (10 cm)

Abbreviations and special stitches:
Dc - double crochet
Sc -single crochet
Ch - chain
V-stitch - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same indicated stitch or space
V-stitch in V-stitch - V stitch in the ch-1-space of the V-stitch
Sl st - slip stitch
W-st - (dc, ch 1) twice, dc in the same indicated stitch or space

The skirt is worked top-down, in the round, seamlessly.


Skirt

With black thread chain 80, join into round.

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 chain), skip the next chain, *dc in the next chain, skip 1 chain, ch 1 - repeat from * across the round. Join with sl st.

Round 2: ch 4, dc under ch-1-space, V-st in each ch-1-space across the round. Join with sl st into the third chain of the beginning ch-4-space.

Round 3: Make another slip stitch, so that the hook is in the 4th chain of the ch-4-space. Chain 4, 1 V-st in each V-st across the round. Join with sl. st in the third ch of the ch-4space.

Repeat round 3 sixteen more times, or to desired length. Starting with round 4, alternate the thread color every round.

Round 20 (last round), working in black: *5 dc in V-st, 1 sc between the neighboring V-st, repeat from * across. Sl st to 1st dc.

Cut thread.


Belt

Chain a string about 18 inches long. Turn and work 1 sc in each chain. Tie off. Cut thread. Weave in ends.


Finishing

Weave in all thread ends. Insert the belt through the eyelets of the first round of the skirt.

 

Top

The top is worked top-down in one piece, seamlessly, with round yoke and button band on the back.

Chain 53.

Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), insert hook in the 5th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, *ch 1, skip the next chain, 1 dc in the next chain, - repeat from * to the last 3 chains, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains. Turn.

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

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), V-st in each of the next 2 V-sts, W-st in the next V-st, *V-st in each of the next 4 V-sts, W-st in the next V-st - repeat from * 4 times, V-st in each of the last 2 V-sts, dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each V-st and ch-1-space of W-st across the row, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

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

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each V-st and ch-1-space of W-st across the row, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in the next V-st, *W-st in the next V-st, V-st in each of the next 3 V-sts - repeat from * 4 times, W-st in the next V-st, V-st in each of the next 2 V-sts, *W-st in the next V-st, V-st in each of the next 3 V-sts - repeat from * 4 times, W-st in the next V-st, V-st in the last V-st, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st and ch-1-space of W-st across the row, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.


Divide for Sleeves and Bodice

Row 9: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, chain 7, skip the next 10 V-sts, 1 V-st in each of the next 14 V-sts, chain 7, skip the next 10 V-sts, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 10: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, over ch-7-space work in the following way: 1 dc in the first chain, ch 1, skip the second chain, 1 dc in the third chain, skip the forth chain, 1 dc in the fifth chain, skip the sixth chain, 1 dc in the seventh chain, V-st in each of the next 14 V-sts, over ch-7-space work as described before, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, 1 dc in the each of the last 3 dc. Turn.
 
Row 11: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, V-st in each of the next 3 ch-1-spaces, V-st in each of the next 14 V-sts, V-st in each of the next 3 ch-1-spaces, V-st in each of the next 7 V-sts, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 12: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, V-st in each V-st across the row, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Turn.

Repeat row 12 five more times.

Last row: ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, *5 dc in V-st, sc between the neighboring V-sts - repeat from * across the row to the last 3 dc, 1 sc in each of the last 3 dc. Tie off. Cut thread.


Finishing

Weave in all thread ends. Sew 5 snaps to the button band.

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