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Having fun with cooking and crochet, even on a budget.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Baby Doll sundress and hat
My daughter's favorite baby doll was always naked. The clothes she came in nowhere to be found. I asked my daughter, "If I make her a dress, will she leave it on?" She said yes, and requested red. I looked online for free patterns but was not happy with what I found for a doll this size, which is a Fisher-Price Little Mommy doll, about 14 1/2 to 15 inches tall, head circumference 12 inches, chest circumference 10 inches. So I created this set as I went, then wrote out the pattern. The straps will seem a little long, but this doll has no shoulders, so to make them long enough to get the arms through, they stand up away from the shoulder seam. It seems to be a minor issue, and the doll remains clothed!
Worsted Weight yarn and an H hook
Body of dress Ch 35 Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across to end (34 sc) Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc across Rows 3 to 9: repeat row 2 Row 10: ch 1, turn. sc in the first st, (2sc in the next st, sc in the next st) repeat to end, ending with sc in the last st Row 11: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across. Row 12: ch 3, turn. dc in first st, 2dc in next st, (dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st), repeat across, then dc in last st Row 13: repeat row 11 Row 14: repeat row 11 Row 15: repeat row 12 Row 16: repeat row 11 Row 17: repeat row 12 Row 18: repeat row 11. Finish off, leaving a long tail, about 18 inches. Use this for sewing the back together up to last sc row. Leave the rest of the sc rows unsewn, allowing an opening for dressing the doll easily. Weave in ends.
Straps (make 2) Ch 15. Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc across to end. Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc across to end. Fasten off, leaving 10 inch tail for sewing one end. Sew ends to front and back of dress.
Ties (make 2) Used for closing top of back of dress by tying in a bow Ch 30. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. sl ti in each st across to end. Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Sew each tie to the top corners of the back of dress.
Worked as a spiral without joining. Use stitch markers to mark first stitch of each row.
Ch 2 Row 1: 7sc in second ch from hook. Row 2: 2sc in each st (14sc) Row 3: (sc in first st, 2sc in next st) repeat around Row 4: sc in first st, (2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) repeat around Row 5: sc in first st, (2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) repeat around Row 6-14 or 15 (depends on how deep you need the hat to be): sc in each st around Row 15(16): 2sc in each st around Row 16(17): 1 sc in each st around Row 17(18): (2sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts) repeat around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Please let me know if there appear to be any problems with the pattern. Enjoy!
After graduating from medical school and two years in psychiatry residency, I decided to take a few years off to be home with my young children and "find myself". I am passionate about cooking, crochet, pop culture, medical news, ancient history, and writing.