The Sandy Shells Crocheted Swimsuit, by Ma Petite Cherie Couture, is perfect for summer visits to the beach or pool. It features a shell pattern around the midriff with a solid bottom. It has straps that button at the back of the neck and easily slips on with no snaps needed.
This intermediate level PDF crochet pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Soft cotton blend yarns
-3 oz DK yarn, soft cotton blend yarn see note about yarn
-Size E or 3.50 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
-1 3/8” buttons for back closure
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 19 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!
The pattern was supposed to be easy. I am experienced at crocheting—I have been crocheting for 50 years. This pattern was not well-written and was confusing in places. I was able to figure it out due to my experience, but it was a challenge. It was not well-fitting, either.
I enjoyed making this swimsuit for my daughter's doll. I would not call this a beginner pattern by any means, but as a seasoned crocheter it was pretty easy. What made it trickier for me was using variegated yarn. It fits her Wal Mart knockoff doll very well and looks cute. I'm going to make one for my dolls next.
Cute pattern fitted doll well pattern was fairly easy to understand and make-up
I had the honor to test crochet this swim suit before publication. If was fun to do. I went through three different yarns before I was satisfied with my choice. Make a swatch, you'll be glad you did! I settled on a cotton/wool blend designed for California weather. The instructions are clear and the stitches are easy. After your first two you can play with leg openings, edge stitches and multiple color yarn to change it up. After all, every girl needs more than one swim suit, right?