Friday, 11 November 2016

Crochet Amigurumi Doll CAL - Ep4 Doll Dress



Welcome to episode four of my latest crochet-a-long! for my Amigurumi dress up doll crochet pattern, where each Friday for the next few weeks I shall be releasing a new written pattern and video tutorial for the lead up to Christmas.

In my fourth tutorial today I show you how to crochet a dress for your doll. I hope you enjoy.

The episodes will include (subject to change)
Episode 1: 21st October: Head and Eyes
Episode 2: 28th October: Body and Legs
Episode 3: 4th November: Hair Tutorial and Arms
Episode 4: 11th November: Dress Pattern
Episode 5: 18th November: Bag and Accessories

This pattern is in US terminology, but details are given below, and in the video for UK terminology. The finished doll measures about 30cm approx in length.

Why not make a boy doll too, simply change the hair style and I'll add some extra tutorials after the main CAL for some trousers or shorts and tops. Maybe some dungarees. Let me know in the comments below what you would like to see in this crochet-a-long.

For the whole CAL you will need the following suggested materials

  • DK/Light Worsted weight cotton yarn (yarn weight of 3) in the following colours; Suggested yarns are for Rico Design Essential Cotton DK but you can use any yarn you like!
    • A skin colour - suggestions: Rose 01 (pink) or Nougat 78 (brown) 
    • A hair colour - suggestions: Banana 63 (yellow) or Nougat 78 (brown)
    • An eye colour - suggestions: Light Blue 27 or Nougat 78 (brown) or Grass Green 66 
    • Colours for clothes and accessories - suggestions: Fuschia 14 (dark pink), Violet 20 or any of the colours named above
    • Black and White for eyes
  • 3.5 E/4 crochet hook or any hook that is suitable for the yarn you are using
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing. I chose 100% polyester toy stuffing available in my most craft stores
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • 1 small button measuring 1cm in diameter, if making the bag

Terminology and conversions for today's tutorial
US single crochet (sc) = UK double crochet (dc)
US half double crochet (hdc) = UK half treble (htr)
US double crochet (dc) = UK treble (tr)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
ea = each

Video Tutorial - Dress



Written Pattern - Dress

Round 1 - top part of dress
Ch36, sl st in first ch to form a loop - (36)

Round 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout), starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1hdc in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (36)

Round 3
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *1hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in ch1 to join - (30)

Round 4
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1hdc in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (30)

Round 5
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *1hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in ch1 to join - (25)

Round 6 - 7
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1hdc in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (25)

Finishing
- Ch1, sl st in same st as previous sl st and in next 8 sts, *sk1, [3hdc, 1dc, 3hdc] in next st, sk1* sl st in next st, rep from * to * once more, sl st in remaining 9 sts, sl st to join.
- *ch10, sl st in top of fan opposite, sl st back along chs, sl st on edging again to join* rep from * once more for opposite fan. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Round 1 - skirt part
Re-join yarn near seam at back of dress in chs from round 1 of top part, ch1 and crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (36)

Round 2
Ch4, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, *sk1, 1dc in next st, sk1, 2dc in next st* rep from * to end, sl st in top of ch4 to join

Rounds 3 - 6
Sl st over to first gap between previous dcs, ch4, *1dc in next gap, ch1* rep from * to end, sl st in top of ch4 to join. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

If you would like more crochet tutorials and patterns to enjoy then please do check out my channels;

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.