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Free Crochet Patterns for 5-Inch Berenguer Doll Panties

I love to crochet and try to find time to crochet every day. I have written several patterns that I hope to share for free!

Here are the two patterns I'll be sharing: panties with a ribbon-tie waist (left) and basic panties (right).

Here are the two patterns I'll be sharing: panties with a ribbon-tie waist (left) and basic panties (right).

Crocheting Doll Clothes for Your 5-Inch Berenguer Lots to Love Dolls

I love to crochet doll clothes, especially intricate dresses in a variety of styles. But what outfit is complete without a pair of panties to wear underneath? I've created these easy-to-follow crochet patterns in two different styles: basic panties and fancier panties with a ribbon-tie waist. They are sized to fit 5-inch (or even 6-inch) Berenguer dolls, such as the Lots to Love dolls shown in the photos.

These are the needed supplies for the basic panties.

These are the needed supplies for the basic panties.

Supply List

  • Size #10 cotton crochet thread: I used Aunt Lydia's French Rose and Nazli Gelin Garden.
  • Size #6 U.S. steel crochet hook: My favorite brand is Susan Bates; I like the shape of the hook.
  • Large needle: You want something like a darning needle with a large eye and a sharp end for weaving in the thread ends.
  • 5-inch doll

Abbreviations

st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
DC = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet

Pattern for Basic Panties

For this pair of panties, I used Aunt Lydia's French Rose crochet thread in size 10. I plan to try a similar pattern using a finer thread in a more Victorian style, but I wanted to share these basic panties first.

These will work up quickly, and this pattern should not be too much of a challenge if you are new to crocheting thread. The most difficult parts are keeping your beginning chain from turning and attaching the seat between the legs. I've included close-up photos so you can see how it is done.

Step 1: Create the Waist

Chain 32. Join without turning chain.

Ch 2 (counts as first sc). Sc across (32 sc).

Ch 2 (counts as first sc). Sc across (32 sc).

These two rows make a nice stable waist. (The next pattern will show you how to include a ribbon row if you want a neater fit.)

Try the panties on your doll. If you crochet very tightly or loosely, you may need more or fewer stitches than I used, or you may need to adjust your hook size.

After creating the first two rows, check the fit of the garment on your doll's waist.

After creating the first two rows, check the fit of the garment on your doll's waist.

Row 3: Hdc in each sc. Join. Ch 2.

Rows 4–9: Repeat row 3.

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This is a good time to try the panties on your doll again to see if the length is right.

This is a good time to try the panties on your doll again to see if the length is right.

Step 2: Separate the Legs

Row 10: This is where you will separate the legs. After joining, do not chain 2. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches.

Row 11: Ch 2 and hdc in the next four stitches. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat row 11 four times.

Step 3: Create and Attach the Seat

Now you need to attach the flap to the opposite side. From the beginning, you have been working on the right side. Flip the pants over as you begin working on the inner flap or seat of the panties.

Count 12 stitches from your first stitch in Row 11 and sc to attach the seat of the panties. See the photos below.

Weave in the ends on the wrong side. Flip over, and you are done!

This is what the completed basic panties should look like.

This is what the completed basic panties should look like.

Pattern for Panties With Ribbon-Tie Waist

This pattern is similar to the basic pattern, except you will be creating a row at the waist where you can later weave in the ribbon tie. Please refer to the supply list and abbreviation guide above, but note that I switched to Nazli Gelin Garden size 10 thread for this blue pair.

Step 1: Create the Ribbon Row

Chain 32. Join without turning chain.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first sc). Sc across (32 sc).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Sc across (32 dc). Join in top of first ch 3. (This will be the row where you insert the ribbon.)

Row 3: Ch 2 and hdc around.

Here's what the ribbon row should look like.

Here's what the ribbon row should look like.

Step 2: Finish the Waist

After the ribbon row is completed, the rest is the same as the instructions above. I have repeated them below just so you don't have to go back and forth.

Row 3: Hdc in each sc. Join. Ch 2.

Rows 4–8: Repeat row 3.

Step 3: Separate the Legs

Row 10: This is where you will separate the legs. After joining, do not chain 2. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches.

Row 11: Ch 2 and hdc in the next four stitches. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat row 11 four times.

Step 4: Create and Attach the Seat

Now you need to attach the flap to the opposite side. From the beginning, you have been working on the right side.

Count 12 stitches from your first stitch in Row 11 and sc to attach the seat of the panties. (Refer back to the step-by-step photos for the basic panties above.)

Flip over to the wrong side before attaching by using sc to connect. This will have the seam on the inside of the panties, so it will not show when the doll is wearing them.

Weave in the ends on the wrong side.

Step 5: Add the Ribbon Tie

Weave a narrow ribbon through the ribbon row. Make sure to tie it into a bow before you cut it to make sure it is long enough. See the photo of the finished blue panties at the top of this article.

This is the Nazli Gelin Garden thread that I used for the ribbon-tie panties. It's so soft, pliable, and easy on the hands!

This is the Nazli Gelin Garden thread that I used for the ribbon-tie panties. It's so soft, pliable, and easy on the hands!

Why I Switched to Soft Egyptian Cotton Thread

I used a soft Egyptian cotton thread for the pair of ribbon-tie panties. It is a size 10 thread like the pink thread used for the basic panties, but it has a much softer and silkier feel and makes a more pliable finished product.

I prefer Aunt Lydia's crochet thread when I am making dresses because it looks crisp and shows off my stitches. It holds its shape and drapes nicely. That said, I do like the Egyptian thread for things like socks and panties—and especially for hats.

The one I am using here is Nazli Gelin Garden size 10 thread. I imagine this might also be nice for the high-end, vintage bisque dolls that are very popular. Their dresses have an intricate Victorian style and are often made with a more vintage look. This thread would be perfect for that type of style.

Finally, this soft thread is very easy on your fingers, which might be important if you have delicate skin.

© 2020 Veronica Lewis

Comments

Veronica Lewis (author) from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania on October 13, 2020:

You can find them on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164443650774

Donna on October 12, 2020:

Where can I get the dolls?