Princess dress and ballerina shoes for the doll
For Christmas my little niece got a doll and a wardrobe to go with it. I bought a doll that is 38 cm, so a little smaller than the Baby Born doll for her. Since it’s smaller there isn’t that many patterns for the size, so I made a lot of the clothes freehanded. I wrote down some notes along the way, and I thought I might as well share them with you guys. 🙂
Bear in mind that these are only my notes. I did not intend on making a pattern so I didn’t take pictures underway, or have it tested, or anything like that. So please see it as it is. If you do find any mistakes or have any remarks, I’ll gladly listen.
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What you need:
1-2 skeins of Cotton Viscose or similar yarn, and a little sparkly yarn. I used one from Søstrene Grene. If you only make the dress and make it with the glitterparts in a different yarn, you only need 1 skein of Cotton Viscose. But if you want the dress to only be a solid color, and you want to make the shoes too, I would get 2 skeins.
Crochet hook: 3,5 mm. (E)
A small button.
Gauge: 9 dc per 5 cm
Abbreviations – US terms:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase (2 dc in one stitch if you’re making dc’s, 2 sc in one stitch if you’re making sc’s).
dec – decrease by crocheting two stitches together
1: chain 42 + 2 ch to turn with (42 + 2)
2: 1 dc in the 3rd stitch from the hook and 1 dc in every stitch in the round, 2 ch, turn (42 + 2)
3: (6 dc, inc) repeat for the whole round, 2 ch, turn (48 + 2)
4: (7 dc, inc) repeat for the whole round, 2 ch, turn (54 + 2)
5: (8 dc, inc) repeat for the whole round, 2 ch, turn (60 + 2)
6: 10 dc, skip 10 stitches, 20 dc, skip 10 stitches, 10 dc.
Tie it together with the beginning by making a sl st in the first stitch. From now on we will crochet in the round, but you will still turn for each round so that the texture stays the same.
7-8: 1 dc in every stitch, 1 sl st in the first stitch, 1 ch, turn (40 + 2) (2 rounds)
9: (1 hdc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch) repeat for the whole round, this makes the holes for the tie band. 1 sl st in the first stitch, turn with 2 ch.
10: 1 dc in every stitch, and in every ch-space, 1 sl st in the first stitch, and turn with 2 ch (40 + 2)
From now on we won’t turn for each round anymore, but keep crocheting in the round. Continue to tie the rounds together with 1 sl st in the first stitch.
11: 2 dc in every stitch (80)
12: (1 dc, inc) repeat for the whole round (120)
13-19: 1 dc in every stitch (120) (7 rounds)
If you want the dress to be longer you can continue to add more rounds.
Switch to the glitter yarn.
20: (skip 1 stitch, 5 dc in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 1 sl st in the next stitch) repeat for the whole round.
Finish off and sew in the ends.
Arms and neckline:
Crochet an edge around the arm holes with 1 sc in every stitch with the glitter yarn. Fasten off and sew in ends.
Crochet a neckline by making 1 sc in each of the starting chains with the glitter yarn. Finish off by making about 4 ch’s and 1 sl st in to the same side to make a little loop for the button. Before you fasten off make sure your button of choice fits in the loop. If not make more or less chains. Fasten off and sew on the button on the other side.
Thread a little band into the row with holes, or make a long chain with about 90 ch’s as a band.
Ballerina shoes – make 2:
Fits a foot that is 5 cm/2 inches. (Smaller than Baby Born).
1: start in the 2nd stitch from the hook, make 5 sc and 3 sc in the last stitch, continue along the other side of the starting chains with 4 sc, and 2 sc in the last stitch. (14)
2: inc, 4 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 1 sc (18)
3: 1 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 1 sc (22)
4: 1 sc in every stitch – in back loops only this round (22)
5-6: 1 sc in every stitch (22) (2 rounds)
7: 5 sc, (dec, 2 sc) x 3, 5 sc (19)
8: 5 sc, 8 ch, skip 9 stitches (this makes the strap for the shoe), 5 sc
9: 5 sc, 8 sl st’s in the ch’s from last round, 5 sc.
Fasten off and sew in the ends.
And there you have it, a nice little princess dress and ballerina shoes for your doll.
Thank you for checking out my little pattern. If you have any questions or remarks, don’t hestitate to contact me.
Maybe your doll needs a little lovey too? I made a doll version of my lovey pattern here.