Crochet was very popular in the 1970's! This colorful dress was designed to look like a dress that would have been crocheted and worn in the 1970’s. It was made using the neon colors that were popular at that time. The way that it is crocheted gives it a unique, playful look. Your doll will enjoy showing off her new crochet dress!
The design features a fun chevron pattern. The back closure uses four ½” buttons for easy dressing.
Instructions for the color changes are included, although you can use your own unique color design if desired.
This PDF crochet pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.
This is an intermediate level crochet pattern. It includes written instructions with step-by-step pictures. It also includes a summary of instructions (without pictures) to help save ink if you would like to print the pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: #1 Fingering Weight Yarn. Any fingering weight yarn will work well, just be sure to check the gauge before you begin your project.
-Knit Picks Stroll Brights 1.75 oz/50 g ball
-4 balls; pucker, electric blue, highlighter yellow, and sour apple -Crochet Hook Size: D/3- 3.25MM -Sharp Needle for sewing buttons and weaving in your loose ends
-Four 1/2" buttons
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 38 page crochet pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF crochet pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Crochet!
My daughter picked the pattern and colors out to for me to make so she could give it to her doll, Tracy (Julie's big sister), for Christmas. I'm sure Tracy will like it! (Bree is modeling in the pictures so we don't give the secret away.) I used Knit Picks Stroll Brights and a size C hook. Don't be scared off by the "intermediate" label. The instructions are sooooo clear and detailed that if you are at all ready for a step up this will be a great skill builder. And it's so much easier counting stitches with double crochet than single, that makes it nice and easy for you to stay on track. You'll learn and practice a lot of increasing and decreasing. And it's boring, but you'll also get lots of practice with color changes, tying off, and weaving in ends. The hard part may be the squares at the beginning and then the first row where you attach them. Once you get through that, it's pretty straight forward. Note: my squares were a pinch wonky at first, but after blocking everything smoothed out. I didn't steam block. I just wet it and let it dry flat, like a sweater. In my pics, the dress is modeled by a Madame Alexander doll. I wish I had checked the strap length and made them 1-2 rows shorter, but I was crocheting right before bed and didn't want to get up to get a doll. That might be something to double-check on doll. I also forgot to do the last increase on row 20. I didn't go back and fix it because I'd already had to undo a bunch of rows due to a bad stitch I didn't catch early on! I don't think it shows. I also prefer snaps, to have a smoother back. If this pattern were to be revised, the only suggestion I have would be to perhaps mark in bold the increase and decrease rows for the dolts like me who miss it! And then page 24 -- after all those amazingly detailed directions -- she doesn't say outright to begin to crochet the back closure with the dress right side out. Since I over-think things, I had to stop and go back and try to figure it out... No biggie.
A very interesting pattern was very easy to make but you had to watch what you were doing Looks very pretty on doll
Haven't had time yet ...but it looks like it will be easy to follow ... :)
Well I am happy I finally have doll patterns I can crochet. The only bad thing about this pattern was, the fact that it wasn't an easy pattern to follow it was very confusing, someone like me that has been crocheting since 1974, should not have to worry about crocheting an easy pattern like this one. Overall I would say only advance crochet individuals should work with this pattern, but if you are a challenge this is the pattern for you. I will still give it an A.