Free Debutante Doll Dress Crochet Pattern from www.RedHeart.com

LW4933

From www.RedHeart.com

Debutante Doll Dress Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern #: LW4933
Designed By: Kristen Stoltzfus

Skill Level: Easy

Dress your 18” doll for her debutante ball in this beautifully ruffled gown. Crochet the dress first and then add the Sassy Fabric ruffles around the neck and hemline. Oh so elegant!

Materials:
RED HEART® Soft®: 2 balls 5142 Cherry Red A
RED HEART Boutique® Sassy Fabric™: 1 hank 9947 Red Leopard B
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Three ½” (12mm) shank buttons, sewing thread, sewing needle

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 17 hdc = 4” (10 cm); Rows 1-13 in pattern = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Dress fits 18” (45.5 cm) tall doll. Dress from Neck to bottom edge measures 15” (38 cm). Skirt circumference measures 30” (76 cm).

Notes
1. Beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
2. Beginning ch-2 counts as a dc unless otherwise noted.

DRESS
Yoke
With A, ch 34.
Row 1 (Right Side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, [2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch] 10 times, 2 hdc in last ch; turn—44 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each hdc across; turn— 44 sc.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, [dc in next 4 sc, 2 dc in next sc] 7 times, dc in last 4 sc; turn—52 dc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, working last sc in top of ch-2; turn—52 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, [hdc in next 7 sc, 2 hdc in next sc] 6 times, hdc in last 4 sc; turn—58 hdc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each hdc across; turn— 58 sc.

Shape Armholes
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in next 8 sc, ch 7, skip next 11 sc, dc in next 18 sc, ch 7, skip next 11 sc, dc in last 9 sc; turn—36 dc, 2 ch-7 spaces.

Bodice
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch across, working last sc in top of ch-2; turn—50 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in each sc across; turn—50 hdc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each hdc across; turn— 50 sc.
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in next sc and each sc across; turn—50 dc.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, working last sc in top of ch-2; turn—50 sc.
Row 13: Ch 1, [hdc in next 5 sc, 2 hdc in next sc] 8 times, hdc in last 2 sc; turn—58 hdc.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each hdc across; turn— 58 sc.
Row 15 (Right Side): Ch 2, dc in same first sc, [dc in next 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc] 9 times, dc in last 3 sc; join with slip st in top of ch-2, do not turn—68 dc.

Skirt
Now Working in Rounds
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn— 68 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [hdc in next 3 sc, 2 hdc in next sc] around, join with slip st in first hdc; turn—85 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—85 sc.
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in first 4 sc, 2 dc in next sc, [dc in first 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc] 13 times; dc in last sc; join with slip st in top of ch-2; turn—99 dc.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—99 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around; join with slip st in first hdc; turn—99 hdc.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—99 sc.
Round 8: Ch 2, dc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of ch-2; turn—99 dc.
Rounds 9-15: Repeat Rounds 5-8 consecutively; repeat Rounds 5-7 consecutively.
Round 16: Ch 2, dc in next 9 sc, 2 dc in next sc [dc in next 10 sc, 2 dc in next sc] 8 times; join with slip st in top of ch-2; turn—108 dc.
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—108 sc.
Round 18: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around; join with slip st in first hdc; turn—108 hdc.
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—108 sc.
Round 20: Ch 2, dc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of ch-2; turn—108 dc.
Round 21: Repeat Round 17.
Round 22: Ch 1, [hdc in next 8 sc, 2 hdc in next sc] around; join with slip st in first hdc; turn—120 hdc.
Round 23: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn—120 sc.
Round 24: Ch 2, dc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of ch-2; turn—120 dc.
Fasten off A.

Back Overlap
With Right Side facing, join A in top right corner of opening; ch 2, working down side of opening, dc evenly across this side only; fasten off.

RUFFLES
Note: Ruffles are worked into the spaces between the vertical posts of stitches with the Right Side of the Dress facing, holding the Yoke at the top, and with the Right Side of B facing.

Neck Ruffle
Leave a 3” (7.5 cm) tail on B; insert hook in next hole on B and between sts of top left corner of Row 1 of the Yoke; holding a new strand of A underneath, pull loop of A through both layers to top, [insert hook in next loop of B and through next space between sts of Row 1, pull loop of A through all layers] across; fasten off A. Cut B,
leaving a 3” (7.5 cm) tail.

Skirt Ruffles (Make 4)
With stitch markers, mark Round 22, Round 18, Round 14, and Round 10 of the Skirt.
Leave a 3” (7.5 cm) tail on B, insert hook in next hole on B and between sts of Round 22; holding a new strand of A underneath, pull loop of A through both layers to top, [insert hook in next loop of B, skip 2 sts of Round 22, insert hook through next space between sts of Round 22, pull loop of A loosely through all layers] across; fasten off A. Cut B, leaving a 3” (7.5 cm) tail.
Repeat on marked rounds, working from the bottom up.

FINISHING
Roll under each end of B and tack down with needle and thread. Weave in all ends of A. Evenly space 3 buttons under Overlap on left side of opening, using spaces between stitches of Overlap as buttonholes; sew buttons in place. Block, stretching skirt lengthwise.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B;
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
( ) = work all directions in parentheses in the indicated stitch or space;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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