Worked from the top-down in mainly single crochet stitches, this simple pattern can easily be customized to be whatever you want it to be. Whether you make a simple tee, a beautiful dress or add your own flair to the skirt of the dress, you’ll soon have a new simply bluetiful dress to add to your collection!
Gauge: Working in sc - 9 sts x 12 rows = 1" (2.5cm)
ch(s) - chain(s)
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
lp(s) - loop(s)
rep - repeat
rem - remaining
rnd - round
sk - skip
sp(s) - space(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
f/o - fasten off
Sizing: Designed to fit the 1994 model of the 4 1/2" Kelly fashion doll by Mattel.
- Odd rows = RS
- For rows 1-6, the left side will have 3 extra sts. These extra sts create an overlap so you can place a fastener of your choosing there.
- ch 3 at the beginning of a row = first dc of row
- When there is no stitch count present at the end of a row, this means it has the same number of stitches as the previous row.
- This pattern is worked in one piece from top-down using mostly sc. Working from top-down allows you to make your own special changes and customizations for the bottom of the dress. Make this dress any length you like or make a simple tee instead by stopping after any row you like... Feel free to get creative!
Child Dress Instructions:
row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook & next ch, sc 2 in next ch, sc 5, sc 2 in next ch, sc 4, [sc 2 in next ch, sc 5] x 2, turn (29 sts)
row 2: ch 3, dc 4, dc 2 in next st, ch 4, sk 7 sts, sc 2 in next st, sc 4, sc 2 in next st, ch 4, sk 7 sts, dc 2 in next st, dc 2, ch 1, turn (27 sts)
row 3: sc 4, sc 4 over chs, sc 8, sc 4 over chs, sc 7, ch 1, turn
row 4-6: sc 27, ch 1, turn
For the next row, you will be switching from rows to rnds...
row 7: Overlap first 3 sts & last 3 sts, so that the first 3 sts lay on top of the last 3 sts. Sc 3 over first 3 sts & last 3 sts to make a circle, sc 21 over rem sts, sl st join to first st of rnd (a.k.a. sl st join), ch 1, turn (24 sts)
row 8: sc 5, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 10, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 5, sl st join, ch 1, turn (28 sts)
row 9-10: sc 28, sl st join, ch 1, turn
row 11: sc 6, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 12, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 6, sl st join, ch 1, turn (32 sts)
row 12-19: sc 32, sl st join, ch 1, turn
*Make your dress longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing, respectively, the number of rep rows from row 12-19. Then, continue to row 20 to create a simple edging for the bottom of the dress...
row 20: (sc, ch 3, sc) rep around for a total of 16 times, sl st join, ch 1, f/o (16 ch sps)
Weave in ends. Sew snap or fastener of choosing to the top back where the 3 sts overlap.
There you have it!
A simply BLUEtiful dress for your favourite 4 1/2" doll.
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