Here is a free crochet pattern for a strapless fashion doll dress. The dress is crocheted in rounds from the bottom up to the waist. Thereafter it is worked in rows in order to create the opening at the back. The dress is then closed with a snap button at the top. You could also use a small velcro button, which might make it easier for a small child to open and close.
For this dress I used a small amount of Caron Simply soft, but as always, any similar yarn will do. The beauty of crocheting for the fashion doll is that you can use up all your odds and ends left over from other projects.
The dress is crocheted using very simple stitches, namely the single crochet, half double crochet, and one row with some bead stitches. Towards the
Scalloped Fashion Doll Dress
Skill Level: Easy
- Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 6 oz/170.1g; 315yds/288m)
- Hook Size: 4.50mm
- Other: 1 Snap Button or velcro for closure at top.
- Gauge: 2″ across 7 sts and first 7 rows.
- Finished Size: Fits a 11.5″ fashion doll.
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions
Bead Stitch: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
Ch 18; join with sl st to first ch making sure not to twist chains.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and in each chain around; join with sl st to first sc. (18 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first bead st. (18 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnds 5-8: Rep rnds 3 and 4.
Begin working in rows
Row 1: Turn. Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st. (16 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in last st. (14 sts) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. (14 sts) Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in each st across. (14 sts) Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (16 sts) Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 6 sts. (18 sts) Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last 6 sts. Do NOT FO, continue with Edging along the back opening.
Turn to work along the back edge. Ch 1, sc evenly along both sides. FO. Attach a small snap button at the top for the closure.
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