Sunday, August 4, 2013

3 Tier Slip On Dress

I saw a picture of a little girl in a white dress that had three simple ruffle tiers and I thought it was so cute I decided to make it for Barbie.  The base of the dress is made in a tube shape with no opening.  Then the three tiers are added to the dress base.  It is loose so it just pulls on with no need for any fasteners.  This is a very simple dress and works up very quickly.

 
 
MATERIALS
 
Size 10 thread in pink
Size 10 thread in variegated pinks/white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
 
GAUGE
 
If you work a couple of rows and the dress fits around the widest part of doll easily then you're golden.  If it is too small, go up a hook size.  If it is too big, go down a hook size.
 
DIRECTIONS
 
 
BASE:
 
Round 1:  Starting at bottom of dress with pink, ch 45, join ch together to form circle, ch 4 (counts as first tr, now and throughout), tr in each ch around, join to top of beg ch 4.  (45 tr)
 
Rounds 2-4:  Ch 4, tr in each st around, join.  (45 tr)
 
Round 5:  Ch 4, tr in BACK LOOPS only of each st around, join.  (45 tr)
 
Rounds 6-8:  Repeat rounds 2-4.
 
Round 9:  Repeat round 5.
 
Rounds 10-12:  Repeat rounds 2-4.
 
Round 13:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 5 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 15 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, sc in BACK LOOPS only of last 5 sts, join to beg sc.  (45 sc)
 
Round 14:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch around, join to beg sc.  (45 sc)
 
Rounds 15-20:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to beg sc, fasten off.  (45 sc)
 
 
TIERS:
 
Round 1:  Join variegated with sc in any front loop of round 4 (8, 12), sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to beg sc. (60 sc)
 
Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, sk next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 3 sts] around, join to top of beg ch 3. (15 shell sts)
 
Rounds 3-6:  Sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch sp, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch sp around, join to top of beg ch 3.  (15 shell sts)
 
Round 7:  Ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch 1 space around, join to beg sc. (75 sc)
 
Round 8:  Ch 2, [sl st in next st, ch 2] around, join to beg sl st.  Fasten off.