This is very versatile crochet pattern that will suit almost any baby doll or teddy bear…
- about 30 g of colourful DK yarn
- two medium buttons
- sewing thread
- 3 mm crochet hook
- needle – to sew on the buttons
Please note that names of the stitches in UK & US vary, this is UK pattern, click through for crochet stitches conversion chart.
stitches used: chain (ch), slip stitch (ss) & double crochet (dc)
Start with a ch, long enough to go around doll’s chest. Make sure the chain is not twisted and connect it with a ss.
ROUND 1 (FOUNDATION ROUND)
Work dc until the end of the round, then continue with dc for about 7 more rounds.
- Start a mesh pattern: work 5 ch, skip 1 stitch in the foundation, make ss into the next chain, repeat until the end of the round.
- In the next round make 5 ch, skip 3 stitches in the foundation, make ss into the middle of the mesh chain, repeat until the end of the round.
- Repeat this mesh pattern for as many rounds as required to make the dress long enough. I made 12 mesh rounds.
- Sew on two buttons on the front of the dress.
- In the same position as the buttons, but on the back of the dress, add the straps. Make each of them 3 – 5 dc wide, turn and repeat until the straps are long enough to go across the doll’s back to the front where the buttons are.
- Finish each strap with a chain loop for the buttons.
This is my first attempt to write down crochet pattern so please forgive me and don’t hesitate to correct me if there are any mistakes.
Above pattern would work also for smaller dolls such as Barbie and other smaller creatures if thinner yarn or crochet cotton thread is used instead of DK yarn and 2 mm crochet hook rather than 3 mm one.
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i think its cute..cant wait to try it
I Love it! THANK YOU….i was looking all over for one like this and I stumbled on this page and I’m so happy I did and I’m going to do this right now!
Thank you for nice comments, I’m glad someone find it useful :)
thank you have just finished this for my granddaughters baby born doll, thanks for sharing it with us … fran Bowman
‘m very happy to hear that the pattern is being useful, thank you for leaving the comment! :)
So cute making it now for my daughter only my second crochet project and the directions are so easy. Thanks. :D
Love that you have made this so easy and universal! I will be making this for my daughters dolls!
Thank you so much!
I love this…am going to try this for my grand daughter!!
I made my youngest daughter a layout outfits for a doll for x.mas years ago and could only find sweater and hat. Ilove these doll outfits. Wish I could of had them back then. Keep up the great work.
Found this pattern two days ago. I have already made 3 of them. Instead of short I made them long. Thank you so much for sharing. Two will be for Xmas, for American Girl dolls. Keep them coming. Thanks again.
Worked this pattern up tonight for a bear I crocheted for a christmas present for my mom it worked up quick and easy and fit the bear perfect! It looks so cute!
what size is this geared for? I just found this and have 3 new grand nieces. Will be looking for dolls and making outfits for birthday#1!
There is no specific size, you start with the chain long enough to go around the doll chest, so it can any size really…
i used to make soft sculpture dolls, and still have several but dressing them is limited to preemie clothes. I’m going to start crocheting them since seeing this darling pattern. But my skills are still in the beginning phase, and I don’t know what the mesh stitch is. Can you provide directions or direct me somewhere to find some instructions. I would love more patterns. Thanks for sharing.
I made a couple of these over the weekend for 18″ dolls tops.Instead of making a circle I made a crochet strip to fit around chest (chain 40,13 rows SC,then join),this was using 4 ply yarn and an “H” hook. One I made a green top and varigated bottom,the other I made solid pink.They both turned out really cute .
Thanks for the pattern. I’ve just finished making it for my daughters doll and it worked up very easily.
I used a 5mm hook n made for a baby in cream
Will put coloured skirt underneath n add ribbon or border
Soo – that is a very good idea, I may try to make this one day, when one of my friends will have a baby, thanks ;)
What size doll does this dress fit.
It is very cute I would like to make a couple for my granddaughter.
Thank you for posting it
Thanks so much for sharing this. I think you did a great job on explaining the pattern. This is perfect for what I need for my little granddaughters favorite owl she likes to play with when she visits. She said it needed a dress and shoes. :)
Thanks so Much,
Have made three of these, and can’t say enough how much I appreciate this pattern..Granddaughter’s “babies” are now stylish, and better than ever!