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Free Crochet Pattern for a Pretty Doll Dress

This page contains a vintage crochet doll pattern from the Coat's and Clark book "Dolls of the Americas".  Pattern is for a party dress for an 8" doll with a 5" waist. Crochet pattern also has photo included.
I have received permission from the Coats & Clark Company to use their archived patterns. However this site is in no way affiliated with the Coats & Clark Company.

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Party Girl - Vintage Doll Dress Crochet Pattern
From the Book "Dolls of the Americas" by Coats & Clark Book No. 284

MATERIALS:

J. & P. Coasts Best Six Cord Mercerized Cotton* Size 30: One ball each of White and Mid Pink
Steel Crochet Hook Size 10
Petticoat & Panties to fit doll
A doll 8" tall with a waist of 5 inches.

* J. & P Coats Mercerized Cotton is a registered trademark of the Coats & Clark Co.

SKIRT
Starting at waist with Mid Pink, ch 49 to reach loosely around doll's waist.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 5, turn.
Now work in rounds as follows:
Rnd 1: Working in back loop only, skip first sc, *tr in next sc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 4th ch of ch 5 (back opening)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, working in both loops, *tr in next sp, 2 tr in next tr, tr in next sp, tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 4.
Rnd 3: Ch 5, Working in back loop only, *skip next tr, tr in next tr, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th ch of ch 5.
Rnds 4-5: Repeat Rnds 2-3.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, working in both loops, *(tr in next sp, tr in next tr) twice; tr in next sp, 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from " around. Join and break off.
BODICE
Row 1: Attach Pink to opposite side of starting chain of skirt, sc in each ch across. ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Skip first sc, dc in each sc across. ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across. ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Skip first dc dc in next 9 dc, ch 8, skip next 4 dc (armshole), dc in next 20 dc, ch 8, skip next 4 dc (armhole), dc in last 10 dc. Break off.
SLEEVE
Rnd 1: Attach White to first ch of ch 8, ch 4, 2 tr in same side of next row, and in base of same row, tr in each free dc under arm, tr in base of next row and side of same row. Join.
Rnd 2-3: Ch 4, tr in next tr and in each tr around. Join.
Rnd 4: Sc in same place as sl st, * work off 2 sc as l sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

Work other sleeve the same way.

Now work  around neck as follows:
Attach White to first dc at back opening, ch 3, dc closely around neck, decreasing 2 dc at four equal places-to dec 2 dc, work off 3 dc as 1 dc. Break off.

Ruffle
Rnd 1: Attach Pink to any tr on last rnd of Skirt, ch 6, 2 tr tr in same tr, 3 tr tr in each tr around Join and break off.

Rnd 2: Attach White to any tr tr, ch 3, sc in same place, * ch 1, in next tr tr make sc, ch 3  and sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

Make a ruffle the same way in each of the free front loops on alternate rnds on Skirt. Sew snap fasteners in place at back opening.

Slipper (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Starting at bottom with White, ch 12, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, 7 dc in last ch (toe end); working along opposite side of chain, dc in each ch across. Join

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each sc to within center 9 sc on toe end, (dc in next sc, work off 2 dc as 1 dc) 3 times (instep); dc in each remaining sc. Join and break off.

Attach White to first dc following instep, ch 3, dc in each dc around back to other side of instep, ch 7 (strap), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across strap, ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Break off.

Sew strap in place. Sew a button to end of strap. Tie ribbon around hair in bow.

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