Monday, July 26, 2010

Simplicity Dress- 18" Doll Clothes Pattern




Simplicity Dress- 18" Doll Clothes Pattern
by Elizabeth Mareno
Items Needed:
4-5oz WW yarn (Red Heart SS used)
F Hook
1- 3/4" buttons
Yarn needle

Gauge: SC-16 rows x16 stitches= 4"


Dress Bodice: ch51
1- sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (50)
2-14- ch1, sc in each sc across. (50)
15- (dec row) ch1, turn, sc in 5, sc dec, (sc in 10 sc, sc dec in next) 3 times, sc in last 6 (46)
16- (dec row)ch1, turn, sc in 5, sc dec, (sc in 10sc, sc dec) 3 times, sc in last 3 (42)
17- ch1, turn, sc in each sc (42)
18-20- rep row 17.

Left Back:
21(RS)- ch1, turn, sc in 9 sc.
22- ch1, turn, sc in each sc.(9)
23- ch1, turn, sc in 7 sc, sc dec. (8)
24-27- ch1, turn, sc in each.
28- ch1, turn, sc in 4 sc(4)
29- ch1, turn, sc in each. (4) Finish off.

Front: RS facing- sk 5sc on row 20
21- attach with sl st to next sc, ch1, sc in sm sp, sc in next 13sc. (14)
22-26- ch1, turn, sc in each sc.
**Left front-(RS)-27- Ch1, turn, sc in 4.(4)
28-29 repeat row 27. Finish off.
**Right Front-(RS)-27- sk 6sc, reattach with sl st in next sc, ch1, sc in sm sp and next 3sc (4)
28-29- ch1, turn, sc in each sc across (4). Finish


Right Back: RS facing-sk 5 sc on row 20
21- reattach with sl st to next sc, ch1, sc in sm sp and next 8sc. (9)
22- ch1, turn, sc in each sc (9)
23- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 7 (8)
24-27- ch1, turn, sc in each.
28- do not ch1, turn, sl st in 5sc, ch1, sc in sm sp and next 3 sc (4)
29- ch1, turn, sc in each sc (4)
Finish off

** Sew shoulders together with right sides facing. Weave in ends

Sleeves:
with RS facing and right sleeve- join with variegated on 4th sc from right on row 20.
1- sc 23 evenly around sleeve opening, sc dec on inner corners. join with sl st to 1st sc. (23)
2- ch2, hdc in eac sc around. sl st to ch2 to join. (23)
3- sl st in 4 hdc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 8 hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, sc in next hdc, sl st in next 5 st. sl st to 1st sl st. Finish off.

with RS facing and left sleeve join with variegated on 2nd sc from right on row 20.
1- sc 23 evenly around sleeve opening, sc dec on inner corncrs. join with sl st to 1st sc. (23)
2- ch2, hdc in each sc. (23)
3- sl st in 5 hdc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 8 hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, sc in next hdc, sl st in 4 hdc. Finish off.

Skirt: with white and bottom RS facing
join with sc to 1st sc on bottom of bodice.
1- sc in each sc around (50) join with sl st to 1st sc.
**continue to work in rounds, joining each row**
2- ch2, hdc in sm sp, hdc in next sc, (2hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc) around, sl st to join. (75)
3- ch2, hdc in sm sp, hdc in next 2 hdc, (2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc) around. Join.
4- ch3- dc in each hdc around. join
5- (ch3, sk one dc, sl st in next dc) around, sl st to 1st sl st. Finish off.

Sleeve Trim:
attach with sl sto to bottom join. (ch3, sk one st, sl st in next) around. Finish off.

Dress Top Trim:
Starting in back @ bottom left side of seam, join with sl st to 1st row end of variegated. ch1, sc in sm sp, sc in each row end up to corner, 2sc in corner, continue sc around neckline making sure to sc dec on inner corners, (1sc, ch4, 1sc) on upper right corner, sc in each row end to bottom. join with sl st to 1st sc.

Headband:
with white ch91.
sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 39 chs. hdc in one ch, dc in 8ch, hdc in one ch, sc in rem 40 ch. (90). Finish off.
Any questions? Difficulties? Let me know!

21 comments:

Erin said...

Are rows 2-14 in the bodice done in rows or rounds?

Biz said...

They are done in Rows. Thanks for the question!

Ailsa said...

I love this pattern but my count isn't coming out right. At the end of row 15, I end up with 49 stitches. I've counted and counted and it's still wrong...just checking that all is well with the pattern. Thank you.

Natalie said...

Thank you for this amazing pattern!!! It was fun to make and it turned out great!

Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

Thanks for this cute easy pattern! Is the back between the skirt and button left open--not sewn together?

Biz said...

Hi Charlene! I think I may have seen the piece up a little on her bum part. You can either see it or leave it open.
Biz

Biz said...

Not 'see'...sew. Stupid autocorrect

MsCookieWood said...

You have some of the most Beautiful patterns I`ve seen for a long time!! Thanks for sharing them with all of us, especially FREE....VERY kind of you. Cant seem to spend enough time looking at all of them. Thank You, Cookie

BaileyBeagle said...

I love your patterns and as a newer crocheter thank you for providing them free!

I want to convert this pattern to come out working for the AG Bitty Baby, 15". That doll has bigger hips/behind than just the 18" AG. The dress bodice, Ch 51, where is that starting at on the doll's body? Is it supposed to fit around the doll by the hips/behind area?

Thanks

Biz said...

Hi Bailey,

Yes, this pattern starts at the hips.

Debi said...

Is there a pattern for lefties or a you tube tutorial?

Biz said...

No there isnt.

Biz said...

No there isnt.

Natasha Urig said...

Ok my question is, is it all crocheted as one piece? And at the end of row 15, I had 7 sc left. Also, what does RS, sm sp, stand for? How do I get from row 29 back to row 20? I'm confused. Please help. Also, I had to use a 5.00mm hook.

Melissa Dawn Grady said...

beautiful patterns. I am planning to make the dresses and other outfits for my daughter to use with her dolls. thank you for all the great ideas

Melissa Dawn Grady said...

Thank you for all the beautiful patterns. I am making these for my daughter to dress her 18 inch dolls with and letting her pick the colors she wants to use for them.

Carrie Turney said...

I love your patterns. I am a new crochet as my granddaughters wanted more clothes for their American Girl Dolls. I am making the Simplicity dress but as per row 15 don't understand SC Dec - can you describe how this is done. Thank you.

Biz said...

https://youtu.be/JcycT1YmSSM

Here is a YouTube video of a single crochet decrease.

Carrie Turney said...

Thank you the video helped.

now I'm confused ...
If I am looking at what I have crocheted so far 1-20 , on the side which I started from (r side), which side of the pattern do I start LEFT BACK back on?

Jen-B said...

Are you supposed to see the side/ends of the bodice together? It looks like you have a button but don't mention that anywhere

Biz said...

** Sew shoulders together with right sides facing. Weave in ends.

This is right after the last shoulder instruction.