Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lilac Shell Dress


 
MATERIALS
 
Size 10 thread in lilac purple
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps
 
GAUGE
 
As usual, I did not work gauge, but I always use the same size hook, so if you have made anything from this blog before and the hook you used worked, use that hook again.
 
DIRECTIONS

Row 1:  Ch 45, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 4 (counts as first dtr), 2 dtr in same st, 3 dtr in each st across, turn.  (132 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 1, [sc3tog] 8 times, ch 6 (armhole), sk next 18 dtr, [sc3tog] 16 times, ch 6 (armhole), sk next 18 dtr, [sc3tog] 8 times, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 6:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in same st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, *sk next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st, sk last st, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 8:  Ch1, sc in first 4 sts, sk next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, *skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, skip next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, skip next 3 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 9:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 10:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in first st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, * skip next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, 4 dc in last st, turn.  (43 sts)

Rows 11-14:  Repeat rows 7-10.

Row 15: (Increase row)  Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] across, turn.  (57 sts) 

Rows 16-18:  Repeat rows 8-10.

Rounds 19-?:  Repeat rows 7-10 joining at the end of each round.  Fasten off.   I find it helpful to turn at the end of each round to keep to the pattern more easily.  Alternatively, you may continue to work in rows instead and sew the back seam. 

Sleeves:

Join purple with a sc in underarm st, sc in each st to dtr of sleeve cap, [sc3tog] 6 times, sc in each st around to beg sc, join.  Fasten off.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Finishing:

Sew 3 snaps to back opening of dress.

13 comments:

Night Owl said...

Hi, lovely dress! I'm crocheting a bedspread at the moment (a human size one :-) ), but would love to try this dress! Greetings from Belgium

Kasia_zea said...

Cute and nice design. Greetings from Poland.

Sugar Street Studios said...

Thank you for all of these great patterns. They are adorable. I will be trying them out for my daughter's barbie dolls. :)

Pinky Miller said...

I am so greatful to have found you. I love making clothes for my grandaughter's dolls. Do you do doll furniture? Cuz that would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the adorable pattern. I just left it as a shirt and loved how it turned out. All your patterns are great and looking forward to trying more of them :)

K said...

Thank you so very much for posting your patterns for free! I can't wait to start crocheting for my daughters' Barbies and letting them start crocheting, too!

K said...

Do you do Ken and other Barbie line doll clothes?

Anonymous said...

Love your purple Barbie dress and would like to make for my granddaughters Barbie. What changes would I need to make if I used size 3 crochet thread?

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Julia Lietzke said...

Schade, dass keine weiteren Anleitungen folgen. Wirklich schöne Kleider dabei.

Misimi said...

Would you please do me a favor and measure the Barbie you are using? I have also a Barbie, which has a belly button, but the things, which I crocheted according to your instructions, do not fit unfortunately. Probably there are several different Barbies with different sizes. Thank you very much. By the way, your instructions are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Difficult to follow instructions. Had to frog several times before quitting al together. Disappointing.

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