This is a simple toddler dress pattern for the little Shelly/Kelly sized doll. It should fit most 3-1/2″ to 4″ dolls, and it is very easy to add length if needed.
– Size 10 Crochet Thread (I used unmarked thrift store yarn for this, but I am moderately sure it is size 10)
– Size 6 (1.80 mm) Crochet Hook
– Finishing Needle
Here are a few notes before you begin:
– I did this in the round, but you can join at the end of each row if you choose. I found that doing it in the round creates a smoother finish.
– This pattern can be modified for length – you can easily add rows or subtract them as you see fit.
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Slip – Slip Stitch
Increase – Multiple stitches into a single stitch of the previous row
Foundation Single Crochet – a technique where you create a chain and a single crochet in one pass; here is a link to a great video tutorial by Crochet Ever After on how to do it.
– Dress –
Row 1: Ch 25, join with first stitch, ch 1, sc 25 (25 stitches)
Rows 2-8: sc 25 (25 stitches)
Row 9: 2 sc into each stitch (50 stitches)
Rows 10-20: sc 50 (50 stitches)
Row 21: Skip one stitch, DC 6 times into one stitch, Skip one stitch, slip into the next stitch.
Repeat this pattern for a total of 12 scallops on the bottom edge of the dress. Cast off.
**DO NOT chain two before doing the double crochets**
– Top –
Row 1: Join back into the top of the dress 8 stitches away from the back seam (where you cast off the dress), ch 1, sc 8 across, turn (8 stitches)
Row 2-3: ch 1, sc 8, turn (8 stitches)
Row 4: ch 1, sc 8, ch 21
Row 5: Turn, sc into the second chain from hook , sc 27 (19 into the chains, 8 into the top), slip stitch into the bottom of the row, foundation chain 20, cast off
– Finishing –
Finish by taking your finishing needle and working in the ends of the yarn.
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