Free Doll Crochet Thread Dress Gown Pattern for Berenguer La NewBorn 14 inch Micro Preemie Baby OOAK Reborn Doll
Size 10 Cotton Crochet thread. I used Red Heart Cotton thread. I purchased the large balls. I like to purchase the 1000 yard. For this dress, I chose White and Natural.
I used a size 8 steel hook. I crochet somewhat loosely so you can use a size 6 or 7 if you crochet tightly.
To gather the top of the skirt, I used white satin ribbon. I also use a large needle to weave in ends.
So the list is:
- size 10 cotton thread
- size 6-8 steel hook
- 1/2 inch button and a satin ribbon
American Crochet terms: chain-ch; chain space-ch sp; single crochet-sc; double crochet-dc; half double crochet-hdc; slip stitch- sl st; stitch-st.
Sleeve Row Photos
Starting at neckline, this first row starts a square neckline. This won't work for dolls that have soft bodies because the cloth body will show at the neck. I will be creating a dress in this size that has a rounded neck and higher collar in the next few weeks.
- Row 1: Sc in next 9 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sc in 8 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sc 17, (sc, ch2, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in next st, sc in last 9 sts. Ch 1 and turn.
- Rows 2-6: Sc in every sc and (sc, ch2, sc) in each ch sp. Ch1 and turn. (At end of row 6 ch 3 and turn.
Once you have these 6 rows you will see the bodice has formed. The corners should meet at the underarm of your doll. If you need to add another row go ahead and add it because the next row is where you will begin your sleeve row.
Beginning of skirt
Now you are starting the sleeve row.
Row 7: DC to ch sp, ch 8, skip sts and dc in next ch sp, dc across to next ch sp, ch 8, skip sts and dc in next ch sp and continue to end. Ch 3. Turn.
I hope I wrote this in a way that can be understood. I took two photos to show what the bodice will look like once the sleeve row is completed. This is a good time to try the bodice on your doll to see if you need to make any adjustments. The arms should fit easily through the sleeve openings.
- Ribbon Row: DC in each st to end. Ch 3 and turn.
- Next row is your pattern row. You can use the stitch I used or your favorite stitch for skirts.
- Beginning Pattern row: 3 DC in first st, sc in next st, ch 3, skip one st. *3 dc in next st, sc in next st, ch 3, skip one st. Repeat from *across. Be sure to end row with a sc. Ch 3. Turn.
- Pattern: 3DC in same st as ch3. *SC in ch 3 space. 3 dc in next sc. across. Repeat this row until the desired length. Changing colors is optional. I did about 13 rows in white and then switched to natural.
Skirt with Color Change and Trim
- Optional: Change color at about row 17.
- I completed 3 rows of the pattern in the Natural color.
- Now begin skirt trim. (Remember if you want a longer dress, keep going in pattern until about an inch from where you want the skirt to end.) And of course, the trim is optional.
- Next row: Hdc across, Ch 2. Turn.
- Next row: Hdc across, Ch 3. turn.
- Fringe row: Ch 3, skip 2 hdc, *1 dc in next hdc, ch 3, 4 dc around the previous dc, skip 2 hdc. Repeat from * to end. Do not turn.
- At this point, you will continue up back.
- 2 hdc in last st on row.
- Now begin to work up the back of the dress. Evenly hdc along the ends of previous rows until you have room for about 6 more sts. Ch 4, skip 2 rows and hdc in last row (Buttonhole made).
Trim in Contract
- Turn corner and scallop across the neckline.
- Scallop st:(ch 3, skip 1 st, sl st in next st)
- Scallop across to opposite back edge. Hdc evenly down back and fasten off at edge of skirt.
- Okay, at this point you really don't have to add the sleeves, especially if you are making this for a doll. But this is the same pattern I use for angel babies so the sleeves will be necessary.
- Attach thread to 4th stitch in the stitches that were skipped in sleeve row. (see photo)
- Sleeve Row 1: Sc evenly around sleeve edge approximately 34 sts.
- Rows 2-4: Sc around.
- Row 5: SC Dec 1 sc every 8 sts.
- Row 6: sc around. (29 sts)
- Row 7: SC Dec every 5 sts.
- Row 8: Sc around. (24 sts) Fasten off.
- Row 9: Change to contrast color and scallop around sleeve edge to match neckline. Fasten off.
- Weave in all ends. I like to use a large very sharp needle. Sometimes I add a dab of fabric glue to keep the ends from peeking out. And you are all done. Whew, this was a lot of work.
I am getting started on a hat and booties for this doll that will match the dress so keep checking me out for future items!