Sunflower dolls dress


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Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern

Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern. With summer fast approaching and the spring weather getting warmer I got inspired to create a little summer dress for my daughters 18″ child doll. I absolutely adore sunflowers so had to include them in the design! The set includes a halter neck dress and a matching headband.

Sunflower dolls dress description

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 it’s made

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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Sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern

This free crochet pattern will help you create a sunflower dolls dress and headband. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

18″ doll size

Choose measurements for your doll and use the hook recommended below.

Small – waist 8″-11″ / hips 11″-12″

Large – waist 11″-14″ / hips 12″-13″

Hook sizes

4mm crochet hook for small doll

4.5mm crochet hook for large doll

Yarn

DK (weight 3) yarn

Click here to learn about yarn weights

I used Stylecraft special DK. The following amounts are based on a 4mm hook. Add on a little extra if your using a 4.5mm hook.

A – brown – 3g (9m/10yd)

B – yellow – 3g (9m/10yd)

C – parma violet 32g (90m/119yd)


Total – 38g (108m/119yd)

Yarn used for sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern
View this yarn on LoveCrafts Website

Terminology

USA

Click here for U.K. translation

Abbreviations

ch – chain

MR – magic ring

sl st – slip stich

st / sts – stitch / stitches

sc – single crochet

inc – increase (2 single crochet in one space)

dc – double crochet

5dc – increase/shell (5 double crochet in one space)

Gauge / tension

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

4mm hook – 2” x 2” = 10 rows of 9 sc
4.5mm hook – 2” x 2” = 9 rows of 8 sc

Finished sizes (small/medium)

Dress – L21cm x W17cm / L21cm x W17cm
Headband – L16cm x W2cm / L17cm x W2cm
Sunflower – D 5cm / D 5.5cm

Pattern notes

I do not count chains or finishing slip stitches in my stitch count. Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch. eg. (sc x 2, inc) would mean sc in first stitch, sc in second stitch, then inc in next stitch.

Supplies

You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– DK Yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– Scissors

– Tape measure

Free sunflower dolls dress crochet pattern

Sunflower (make 2)

Round 1

Use yarn colour A (brown)

sc x 8 into MR

sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(8 sts)

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Round 2

inc x 8

sl st to 1st 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)

Crochet sunflowers

Top of dress

Round 1

Use yarn colour C (Parma violet)

ch x 55 & start in 2nd ch from hook

sc x 54

• sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(54 sts)

Round 2

• (sc, ch 1 & skip 1) 27 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(27 sts)

Round 3

• inc x 27 (2 sc into every chain space)

• sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(54 sts)

Round 4

(sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 9 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 2

(54 sts)

Shell stitch dolls dress progress photo
Round 5

(skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 9 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 2

(54 sts)

Summer dolls dress progress photo
Row 6

(skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 3 times

skip 2, sc in 3rd dc

• ch 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 2 & turn

(13 sts)

Row 8

skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc, skip 2, sc in 3rd dc

• ch 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

Joining point for 2nd strap

• sc, ch 2, skip 2, sc in the middle dc

ch x 40 for 2nd neck strap

Fasten off

(2 sts)

top half of sunflower doll dress crochet pattern complete

Skirt of 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 2

(54 sts)

Starting the skirt of sunflower doll dress crochet pattern
Round 2

(5dc in sc, skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2) 9 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 2

(54 sts)

Round 3

(skip 2, sc in 3rd dc, skip 2, 5dc in sc) 9 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 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

Headband

Round 1

Use yarn colour C (Parma violet)

ch x 58 & sl st into a circle

sc x 58

• sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(58 sts)

Round 2

• (sc, ch 1 & skip 1) 29 times

• sl st to 1st st & ch 1

(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

Sunflower dolls headband crochet pattern

Sunflower dolls dress free crochet pattern

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