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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.
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) in indicated stitch
Shell - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch
Triple-Shell - (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in indicated stitch
4-Shell - (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in indicated stitch
Fan- Shell - 5 dc in indicated stitch

V-st into V-st - V-stitch in/or under ch-1-space of the V-stitch

Shell into shell - shell in/or under ch-1-space of the shell

Fan-Shell into Shell - Fan-shell in/or under ch-1-space of the shell


Dress

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

Chain 39.
Row 1: ch 2 (counts as the first sc), 1 sc in each of the 38 chains. Turn
Row 2: ch 3 (counst as 1 dc), *V-st in the next sc, skip 1 sc, repeat from * 19 times to the last 2 sc, V-st in the next sc, 1 dc in the last sc. Turn.
Row 3: ch 3 (counst as 1 dc), *V-st into each of the 19 V-stitches. 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *1 shell into each of the 19 V-stitches, 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 shell into each of the 19 shells, 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) , 1 shell in each of the next 3 shells [this is the right back], *1 fan-shell in the next shell, 1 sc into the space between shells - repeat from * 3 times, 1 fan-shell in the next shell [right sleeve], 1 shell in each of the next 5 shells [this is the front], *fan-shell in next shell, 1 sc into the space between shells - repeat from * 3 times, fan-shell in the next shell [this is the left sleeve], 1 shell in each of the next 3 shells [this is the left back], 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.



Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Row 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 triple-shell in each of the next 3 shells, skip all four fan-shells, 1 triple-shell in each of the next 5 shells, skip the next four fan-shells, 1 tripple-shell in the last 3 shells, 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * triple-shell in triple-shell, V-st in the space between triple-shells - repeat from* 10 times, triple-shell in the last tripple shell, 1 dc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 9: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *1 triple-shell in tripple-shell, 1 shell in V-st - repeat from * to last triple-shell, triple-shell in the last tripple-shell, 1 dc in the last dc.

Rows 10-17: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *1 triple-shell in tripple-shell, 1 shell in shell - repeat from * to last triple-shell, triple-shell in the last tripple-shell, 1 dc in the last dc.

Rows 18-20: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 triple-shell in triple-shell, 1 triple shell in shell - repeat from * to the last triple-shell, triple-shell in the last triple-shell, 1 dc in the last dc.

Rows 21-22: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *4-Shell in the triple-shell, triple-shell in the next triple-shell - repeat from * to last triple-shell, 4-Shell in the last triple-shell, 1 dc in the last dc.

Row 23: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * 4-Shell in the 4-shell, 4-shell in the next triple shell - repeat from * to the last 4-shell, 4-shell in the last 4-shell, 1 dc in the last dc. 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 above 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?
Poster: Dye
May 18, 2018

You have to chain 7, skip over the 5 shells, then attach and continue. It fits the American Doll perfectly.

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