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Free Sunflower Dolls Dress Crochet Pattern

    Free Sunflower Dolls Dress Crochet Pattern
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    Sunflower dolls dress description

    This free sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern is designed to fit 18″ child style dolls and comes with a matching headband too! With summer fast approaching and the spring weather getting warmer I got inspired to create a little summer dress for my daughters doll. I absolutely adore sunflowers so had to include them in the design! The set includes a halter neck dress and a matching headband.

    The Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern bundle includes a halter neck dolls dress with a sunflower applique and a matching headband. The outfit is made using the shell stitch for a lovely texture and beachy theme. The dress has a halter neck which ties up around the neck and a draw string style belt around the waist. The dolls dress also has a matching headband! The dolls clothes are designed to fit 18″ child dolls and can be adjusted slightly for smaller or larger waists by adjusting hook sizes. More info is included in the pattern about this.

    How to crochet a dolls dress

    The Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern is easy-intermediate skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. The pattern uses the shell stitch which is super easy to follow. The crochet pattern involves very minimal sewing, to be more specific you will need to sew up the the sunflowers onto your dress and headband, the rest is made in one piece. The doll clothes work up super quick and uses DK (weight 3) yarn. I used a 4mm crochet hook to make my doll clothes but I recommend using a 4.5mm hook if your 18″ doll has a larger waist. More detailed information on sizing is included in the pattern. Gauge is very important for this pattern as you want you doll clothes to fit. The doll’s crochet dress and headband uses approximately 38g (108m/119yd) of yarn.

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    Supplies

    • 4mm crochet hook for small doll (waist 8″-11″ / hips 11″-12″)
    • 4.5mm crochet hook for large doll (Large – waist 11″-14″ / hips 12″-13″)
    • Light worsted yarn
    • Sewing needle
    • 18″ doll

    Yarn

    • Weight – DK / Light worsted / #3
    • Brand – Stylecraft special DK
    • A – Brown: 10 yards
    • B – Yellow: 10 yards
    • C – Parma violet: 99 yards
    • Total – 119 yards

    Abbreviations

    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • ch – Chain
    • dc – Double crochet
    • 5dc – 5 dc in 1 space (shell)
    • sc – Single crochet
    • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

    Size & Gauge

    • 4mm hook – 2” x 2” gauge swatch = 10 rows of 9 sc
    • 4.5mm hook – 2” x 2” gauge swatch = 9 rows of 8 sc
    • Dress – Small L21cm x W17cm / Large L21cm x W17cm
    • Headband – Small L16cm x W2cm / Large L17cm x W2cm
    • Sunflower – Small D 5cm / Large D 5.5cm

    Pattern notes

    • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in next space”.
    • Change colours while completing the last stitch on the previous row.

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    Sunflower (make 2)

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour A (brown)
    • sc x 8 into MR
    • sl st to first st & ch 1

    (8 sts)

    Round 2
    • 2sc x 8
    • sl st to first st & ch 1

    (16 sts)

    Round 3
    • Use yarn colour B (yellow)
    • (sc, ch x 3, sc) in all 16 stitches
    • sl st to 1st st & fasten off leaving tails for sewing later on

    (32 sts)

    Top of doll dress

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour C (parma violet)
    • ch x 55 & start in 2nd ch from the hook
    • sc x 54
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 1

    (54 sts)

    Round 2
    • (sc, ch & skip 1) 27 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch

    (27 sts)

    Round 3
    • 2sc x 27 (in chain spaces)
    • sl st to 1st st & ch

    (54 sts)

    Round 4
    • (sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 9 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 2

    (54 sts)

    Round 5
    • (skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 9 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 2

    (54 sts)

    Row 6
    • (skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 3 times
    • skip 2, sc in 3rd dc
    • ch x 2 & turn

    (19 sts)

    Row 7
    • (skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 2 times
    • skip 2, sc in 3rd dc
    • ch x 2 & turn

    (13 sts)

    Row 8
    • skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc, skip 2, sc in 3rd dc
    • ch x 2 & turn

    (7 sts)

    Row 9
    • skip 2, sc in 3rd dc
    • ch x 40 for neck strap
    • Fasten off

    (1 st)

    Row 10
    • Turn work to right side & attach yarn to the unworked sc from row 8
    • sc, ch 2, skip 2, sc in the middle dc
    • ch x 40 for 2nd neck strap
    • Fasten off

    (2 sts)

    Skirt of doll dress

    Round 1
    • Turn work upside down and attach yarn to row 1 chains
    • (sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 9 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 2

    (54 sts)

    Round 2
    • (5dc in sc, skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2) 9 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 2

    (54 sts)

    Round 3
    • (skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 9 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch x 2

    (54 sts)

    Rounds 4 – 11
    • Repeat rounds 2 & 3 – 4 times
    • Fasten off after round 11 & weave in ends

    (8 rounds)

    Belt & finishing off
    • Using yarn colour A (brown) ch x 100 to make a belt
    • Weave the belt through the chain spaces on the waist band and tie into a bow at the back
    • Sew a sunflower to the waistband at the front of the dress
    • Optional – tie neck straps together
    • Weave in all ends to complete dress

    Doll Headband

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour C (Parma violet)
    • ch x 58 & sl st into 1st ch
    • sc x 58
    • sl st to 1st st & ch

    (58 sts)

    Round 2
    • (sc, ch 1 & skip 1) 29 times
    • sl st to 1st st & ch

    (29 sts)

    Round 3
    • 2sc x 29 (2 into every chain space)
    • sl st to 1st st & fasten off

    (58 sts)

    Round 4
    • Use yarn colour A (Brown)
    • ch x 58 & fasten off
    • Weave through the chain spaces of the head band and tie both ends together
    • Sew a sunflower to the headband
    • Fasten off & weave in all ends