Size 10 thread in blue
Size 10 thread in white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps
As you can guess by now, I don't bother too much with gauge. I always use the same size hook and if you find a hook that works with one of my patterns it will work for all my patterns.
DIRECTIONS FOR TOP AND SKIRT
NOTE: I will be writing the pattern for both pieces at the same time since they are almost the same pattern. I will specify any differences for the skirt.
Row 1: With blue, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, hdc in next 5 chs, dc in last 5 chs, turn. (15 sts)
Row 2: Working in BACK LOOPS only, ch 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts, turn. (15 sts)
Row 3: Working in BACK LOOPS only, ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in last 5 sts, turn. (15 sts)
FOR TOP ONLY:
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3.
FOR SKIRT ONLY:
Rows 4-31: Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in end of each row across dc edge--last row worked should position you to be at the dc end of piece--turn. (50 sts for top, 62 sts for skirt)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off top. For skirt, sc back seam closed leaving enough of an opening to fit skirt on doll, fasten off skirt. (50 sts for top, 62 sts for skirt)
FOR TOP ONLY: Hold piece right side facing and upside down so ruffle will lay flatter when worked
Row 1: Working in FRONT LOOPS only, join white with sl st in 3rd st in from edge of row 2 of edging (I did this so that there isn't so much ruffle in the way of sewing on a snap later), ch 3 (counts as first tr now and throughout), 2 tr in same st as joining, 3 tr in each st across to last 3 sts leaving rem 3 sts unworked, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, tr in each st across. Fasten off.
FOR SKIRT ONLY:
Round 1: Join white with sl st in any st at bottom of skirt, ch 3, 2 tr in same st as joining, 3 tr in each st around, join to top of beg ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3, tr in each st around, join to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
Sew 2 snaps to top and one snap to opening of skirt.