1890's DRESS FOR THE 11' TEEN SKIPPER DOLL
PINK PERFECTION

Designed by Barb Alexander Copyrighted 5/2000
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Materials
Designed in and for the Hilos Omega #2 Nylon thread
1 Tube of Dark Rose
1 Tube of Light Pink
Small amt of pink 1/4" ribbon to match
size 5 steel hook
Gauge
9sc + 1"
Stitches used, sc, dc.
Pattern st = 2dc in sc, sc in the next st.
NOTE: ALWAYS COUNT CH2 AS A DOUBLE CROCHET UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE
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SKIRT using the Dark Rose and size 5 hook
ROW 1: Ch24, sc in the second ch from hook and all across the row, ch1, turn. (23sc).
ROW 2: Sc in each st all across the row, ch1, turn. (23sc).
ROW 3: 2sc in turning st, (2sc in the next st) 6 times, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 6 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next st, SC in each of the last 7 sts, ch1, turn. (37sc). Mark this row as the right side of the work.
ROW 4: Sc in turning st, 2dc in the next st, (sc in the next st, 2dc in the next st) 5 times, * sk 1 st, sc in the next st, 2dc in the next st* 4 times, rept bet ( )'s 6 times, sc in the last st, ch2, turn. (2sc, 16 shells).
ROW 5: 1dc in turning st, sc in the next st, (2dc in the next sc, sc in the next st) all across the row, end 2dc in the last st, ch1, turn. (17 shells).
ROW 6: Sc in turning st, (2dc, sc, 2dc in the next sc, sc in the next st) one time
{double shell made}, * work in shell pat st* 14 times, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the last st, ch2, turn. (16shells, 2 double shells).
ROW 7: 1dc in turning st, sc in the next st, 2dc in the next sc, sc in the next st, (2dc, sc, 2dc in the next sc, sc in the next st) one time, * work even in shell pst* 12 times, rept beet ( )'s one time, 2dc in the next sc, sc in the next st, end 2dc in the last st, sl st in the top of beg ch2 to join, you will now be working in rnds, ch1, turn. (16shells, 2 double shells, 1 sl st).
RND 8: Sc in the first dc, work even in 2dc shell pat all around, sl st in beg sc to join, ch2, turn. (20 shells).
RND 9: 1dc in the next sc, sc, 2dc in the same sc, {double shell made} pat st evenly all around 19 times, 2dc, sc, 2dc in the next sc, sl st in the top of beg ch2 to join, ch1, turn. (19 shells, 2 double shells).
RND 10-17: Rept rnd 8, working evenly in pat sts all around until the skirt measures about 2 1/2" from the top of the waist band at the front of the skirt. Remember to join and turn each rnd. At the end of rnd 17, ch2, turn. (22 shells).
RND 18: 2dc, sc, 3dc in the next sc, sc in the next st, ( pat st in the next sc) 21 times, 3dc, sc 3dc in the next sc, sl st in the top of the beg ch2 to join, ch1, turn. (21 shells, 2- 3double shells). Mark this rnd with a small safety pin to aid in counting rnds.
RND 19-21: Work even in 2dc shell pattern all around. at end of rnd 21, ch2, turn. (25 shells).
RND 22: Rept rnd 18, (25 shells, 2-3dc shells).
RNDS 23-25: Rept rnds 19-21. (27 shells).
RND 26: Rept rnd 18, (27 shells, 2-3dc double shells).
RNDS 27-29: Rept rnds 19-21. (29 shells).
RND 30: Rept rnd 18. ((29 shells, 2-3dc shells).
RND 31-33: Rept rnds 19-21. (31 shells).
RND 34: Rept rnd 18. (29 shells, 2-3dc double shells).
RND 35-37: Rept rnd 19-21,( rnd 35 and 37 will have 32 shells, rnd 36 will have 31 shells). Mark rnd 37 with a safety pin.
RND 38-47: Rept rnds 19-21 until skirt measure about 7 3/4" long from the top of the waist bad at front of skirt, depending on your preference. At the end of rnd 47, finish off.

BACK OPENING Sew a 3mm pearl to the top of the left back, use the st space on the right side as the button lp to fasten skirt.

BLOUSE using Hilos Omega #2 Nylon Light Pink and size 5 hook
Begin at the waist line
ROW 1: Ch24 to fit around the dolls waist just above the waistband of the skirt, sc in the second ch from the hook and all across the row, ch1, turn. (23sc).
ROW 2-3: Sc in same st all across the row, ch1, turn. (23sc).
ROW 4: 2sc in turning st, (3sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st) all across the row, ch2, turn. (56sc).
ROW 5-6: Dc in each st all across the row, ch2, turn. (56dc).
ROW 7: Working in the front lps only, (dc the next two sts tog,
dc in the next 2 sts) all across the row, end 1dc in the last st, ch2, turn. (42dc).
ROW 8-9: Dc in each st all across the row, ch1, turn. (42dc).
ROW 10: Sc in the back lps only of turning st and all across the row, ch2, turn. (42sc).

RIGHT BACK
ROW 11: Dc in the next 6 sts, ch2, turn. (7dc).
ROW 12-13: Rept row 11, at the end of row 13, Finish off, leaving a tail long enough to sew shoulder seams tog. (7dc).

LEFT BACK holding the right side of the left back facing you, attach thread in the first dc with a sl st, ch2,
ROW 11-13: Make the same as for the right back.

FRONT holding the right side of the front facing you, sk 3 sts for the underarm counting from the left back, attach thread in the next st with a sl st, ch2,
ROW 11: Dc in the next 21 sts, ch2, turn. (22dc).
ROW 12: Dc in the next st, (dc the next two sts tog, dc in the next st) all across the row, end 1dc in the last 2 sts, ch2, turn. (16dc).
ROW 13: Dc in the next 5 sts, dc the next 3 sts tog, dc in the last 6 sts, ch2, turn. (13dc).
ROW 14: Dc the next two sts tog, dc in the next 8 sts, dc the next two sts tog, dc in the last st, Finish off. (12dc). Join shoulder seams tog matching 4 sts front and back counting from the armhole side leaving the remaining sts free on the back.

COLLAR Holding blouse with right side of the left back edge facing you, attach thread in the first st at top with a sc,
ROW 1: Sc in the next 2 sts, 1sc in the shoulder seam, sc in the next 7 sts, across the front, 1sc in the shoulder seam, sc in the next 3 sts, ch1, turn. (15sc).
ROW 2-5: Sc in each st all across the row, ch1, (15sc). At the end of row 5, ch1, turn the work and sc in the side of the same st as the ch1. Ch2, sc in the same sp, (sc in the side of the next row) 3 times, ch2, sc in the same st, Rept bet ( )'s one time. Placing
2 sc in the side of each dc down the center back, rept bet ( )'s every second sc, at the waistbands of the blouse, 1sc in the side of the next 2 rows, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the side of the last row. (9 button hole lps, 18sc). Ch1, turn work and sc in the side of each row placing 2sc in the side of each dc, work up to the collar, (sc in the side of each sc row of the collar, (4sc). Ch1, sl st in the first sc of row 4 of the collar, finish off, weave all ends in.

SLEEVE {DO NOT TURN SLEEVE RNDS UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE} holding the right side of the blouse facing you attach thread in the middle st at underarm with a sc,
RND 1: Sc in the next st, place 15 more sc around the armhole spaced as evenly as possible, sc in the last st of underarm, join with a sl st in the beg sc, ch1. ( 18SC).
RND 2: 2sc in the back lp of the same st as joining, (1sc in the back lp of the next st, 2sc in the back lp of the next sc) all around, sl st in the back lp of the beg sc to join, ch2. (26sc).
RND 3: Working in the back lps only, dc in each st all around, join in the top of the beg ch2. (26dc).
RND 4: Dc in the join st, (1dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st) all around. join in the back lp of the beg ch2. (____ dc).
RND 5: Working in the back lps only, sc the join st and the next st tog, (sc in the next st, sc the next two sts tog) all around, join in the back lp, ch2. (25dc).
RND 6: Dc in the join st, (3dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st) all around, join in the back lp of beg ch2, ch2. ( 62dc).
RND 7: Working in the back lps only, dc in each st all around, join, ch1. (62dc).
RND 8: Sc join st and the next 2 sts tog, (sc the next 3 sts tog) all around, sc the last st and the beg st tog to join this rnd,. DO NOT CH. (21sc).
RND 9: Sc join st and the next st tog, (sc the next 2 sts tog) all around, sc the last st and beg sc tog to join this rnd, ch1. (11sc).
RND 10: Sc in the beg st, and all around, join, ch1. (11sc).
RND 11-20: Rept rnd 10 until sleeve measure about 2 1/2" from the armhole seam, ch1. (11sc).
RND 21-25: Rept rnd 10 until sleeve measures about 3 1/2" from armhole seam, ch1. (11sc). Sleeve will fit tightly and you will need to push it up dolls arm just a bit to help upper sleeve puff correctly. Finish off.
Make second sleeve the same.

This pattern has not beeen proven, so if you find any mistakes or typo's let me know and I'll make the needed corrections, thank you,
Barb Please go through the door to main index page to view my other new free 11 1/2" Fashion Doll crochet patterns page too while you're here.

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