Eight Inch Doll Dress and Hat
By: Violet Crowe
Sport Weight Baby Yarn
Row 1: Chain 32
Row 2: DC in 4th chain from hook. DC in next 2 dc. Work Mini- DC-shell [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next chain. *dc in next 6 ch, mini-dc-shell in next chain. Repeat from * two MORE times. Dc in last 4 chs; ch 2 and turn.
Row 3: Dc in each st to ch 1 space - work a Mini- DC-shell [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in the ch 1 space. Repeat from * three more times. hdc in each remaining stitch. CH 2, Turn
Row 4: This row forms the sleeves - hdc in each stitch to the chain 1 space; put your yarn over the hook, insert hook in 1st CH 1 space and then fold the dress so you can finish the hdc st through the 2nd CH 1 space - complete the hdc into the ch 1 space. Now Hdc in each stitch to next Ch 1 space; join 3rd and 4th CH 1 spaces in same manner as first two. Hdc in remaining stitches to end. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 5: Sc in each st, ch 1 and turn.
Row 6: 2 sc in each sc across, ch 3 and turn. (This is a good row to change colors if you wish) Join to other side. From now on you will work in rounds omitting the armholes.
Rows 7-10: You will be using a shell st back and forth on each row
SHELL STITCH for SKIRT:
Row 1 of shell: Make 2 dc into the same stitch as the ch 3, skip one st, *sc into next, skip one st and make 3 dc into next. Repeat from * across row.
Rest of shell: 2 dc in lst sc. *1 sc in the center dc of the next shell, make 1 shell of 3 dc in next sc. * Rep the sts between (*) across the row. End with 1 sc. Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, and join to form a ring. Ch 3, (counts as a dc) then make 14 dc inside ring. Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st actual dc of previous rnd (not the ch 3).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc into the base of the Ch 3. * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, Repeat from * around making sure to dc into the base of the ch 3. Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st dc of previous rnd.
Rnd 3: same as the 2nd
Rnds 4 & 5: Ch 3 and make a dc in the same stitch, then dc in each dc around including into base of ch3 of the previous row, joining with a sl st in the top of the 1st dc of the round you just finished..
Row 6: DecDC (Decrease Double Crochet) in each stitch. Join to beginning and fasten off.
Weave in all ends. I closed the back of the dress with ties that are just tied in bows because they are for dolls not babies.