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ROYAL WEDDING DRESS

MATERIALS

175 yds white bedspread weight cotton thread

Steel crochet hook size 1

2 snaps

1 hook and eye (fastener)

Fine bridal netting for veil

30" white satin ribbon 1/8" wide

24 gauge wire - silver

960 pearl beads 2- mm

150 to 200 pearl beads - 2mm

White cotton/polyester sewing thread.

SIZE Fits 11 " fashion doll.

GAUGE: 8 dc = 1", 2 rows = 1" in dc, 20 rows = 10" in dc

ROW 1: Starting with the bodice, ch 28,dc in the 4th ch from hook, * sk 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch, rep from * across, end with 2 dc in the last chain, turn (26 sts).

ROW 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the same st as ch-3, * sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the next dc (shell), sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc, rep from * across, end with 3 dc in the last dc (7 shells).

ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, 5 dc (shell) in the next sc, * sc in 2nd dc of the next 3-dc shell, 5 dc in next sc, rep from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch-3, sc in 3rd dc of the next shell, * 5 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc of the next shell, rep from * across, end with 3 dc in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 5: * 5 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from

across, end with 1 sc in the last dc, turn.

ROW 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st as ch-3, * sc in the 3rd dc of the next shell, 5 dc in the next sc, rep from * across, end with 3 dc in the last sc, turn.

RND 7: * Work 5 dc shell in the next sc, sc in the 3rd dc of the next shell, rep from * across, end with 1 sc in the last dc, fasten off.

OVERSKIRT

ROW 1: Attach thread to the foundation chain of the bodice ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in the same st as ch-3, 4 dc in each st across, turn (26 shells).

ROW 2: Ch 1, 5-dc shell in the space between the 2nd and 3rd dc y of the 4-dc shell of the previous t row, * sk 2 dc, sc in next space between shells of previous row, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in the center space of the next 4-dc shell, rep from

across, end with sc in top of the turning chain, turn.

ROW 3: * Ch 5, sc in the 3rd dc of the next shell, rep from * across, end with sc in the last st of this row, ch 5, turn.

ROW 4: Sc in the 3rd ch, * ch 5, sc in the 3rd ch of the next ch-5, rep from * across, end with sc in the 3rd ch of the last ch-5, ch 3, turn.

ROW 5: Work 1 dc in the same st as ch-3, * 5 dc in the 3rd ch of the ch-5, rep from * across, end with 3 dc in the top of the turning ch, join with sl st.

RND 6:Ch5,*scinthe3rddcof the next shell, ch 5, rep from around.

RND 7: * Sc in the 3rd ch of next ch-5, rep from * around, ch 3.

RNDS 8 - 19: Rep pattern Rows 5, 6, and 7, ending with Rnd 7.

RNDS 20 - 21: Rep pattern Row 5, join each rnd with sl st, turn.

RND 22: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in the same st as ch-3, 5 dc shell in each of the next 2 shells, 3 dc in the 3rd dc of next shell, sc into the 3rd dc of next shell, sc in each st around front of skirt to the 4th shell from end of the rnd, sc into the center dc of this shell, 3 dc in the next shell, 5 dc in the next 2 shells, 3 dc into last shell of rnd, join with sl st, fasten off.

SKIRT

ROW 1: Attach thread to the foundation chain of the bodice near the back opening, under the overskirt, sk 2 dc of Row 1 of the bodice, attach thread, ch 3, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in the next space between 3rd and 4th dc of bodice, sk 1 dc, * 1 dc in next space, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in next space, rep from * across, end with 2 dc in last space of row, turn.

ROW 2: Ch 3, work 1 dc into same st as ch-3, * 1 dc in each dc across, end with 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn.

ROWS 3 - 4: Rep pattern Row 2, at end of Row 4, join with sl st, turn.

RND 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as ch-3, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st.

RNDS 6 - 18: Ch 3, work 1 dc into each st around, join with sl st.

RND 19: Ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 15 sts, sc in each st around the front to the last 16 sts of rnd, 1 dc in remaining sts, join with sl st.

RND 20: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, sc in each st around skirt to last 10 sts, 1 dc in remaining sts of rnd, join with sl st, fasten off. (Should match the shape of the overskirt).

FINISHING

Sew 2 snaps to the back opening of the bodice. Sew a hook and eye between the skirt and overskirt. Sew 2 mm pearl beads along each scallop of each shell rnd (8 rnds). Sew 15 pearls along the front of the bodice. Sew a pearl in the base of each shell of the first row of the 5 do shells.

TIARA

Use the 24 gauge wire, thread on the 2mm pearls on the wire until it measures about 6 inches, leave enough wire on each side to fasten the tiara together, then cut the extra wire. Form the wire into a tiara shape. See photo. Bend wire together about halfway up the tiara points on each side of the tiara, wrap sewing thread around each side of the double pent wire, tie off threads, but leave the threads on the tiara to sew it to the netting.

NECKLACE

Use the same wire as the tiara, thread on about 32, 2mm pearls. Tie wire together, trim extra wire.

VEIL

Cut a 12" diameter circle pattern from newspaper, fold the pattern in half, at one end from the edge cut out a piece about ," moon shape. See Fig. 1. Pin the pattern to the netting, cut, gather the cut edge, sew it to the tiara.