Thursday, 24 April 2014

Teddy bear crochet dress

Lovely summer crochet dresses for 15" bears - great for build a bears.  This is an easy crochet pattern using only double crochet and treble crochet (UK) and using less than 100g double knitting yarn.  The pattern is for 3 styles of dress:  A basic style, a two colour dress which I made using a budget speckled yarn and a sparkly yarn.  The princess dress is again made with budget yarn and l shoestring ribbon. All patterns are made using rows for the bodice and rounds for the skirts, with a centre back opening. 
The model is my 15" build a bear cub.



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To fit: 15”/38cm Teddy Bear

Tension: 18sts x 20 rows over 4" dc using no 4 hook 
Abbreviations: Ch, chain, dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), htr: half treble, ch: chain, sl st: slip stitch, dec: decrease
dec1dc: insert hook into next dc pull through yarn, insert hook into next dc pull through yarn, yarn over hook and pull all sts off, tog: together





Notes:

Work in back loop only when working rounds, front loop only in rows - unless otherwise stated
When working double crochet rows, make one chain at beginning of row as an edge stitch - do not count this in stitch count.
When working rounds place a marker at beg of rounds to keep track of number of rounds

Sundress 



Materials:
100g double knit yarn, Crochet hooks size 4mm and 4.5mm (or size to match tension)
Two small buttons

Bodice worked in rows
Using no 4 hook make 65ch
Next row: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each chain to end (64dc)
Work 9 rows dc

Armhole shaping

Row 1: 1dc in each of next 12dc, make 18ch, miss next 8dc, 1dc in each of next 24dc, make 18ch, miss next 8dc, 1dc in each of next 12dcs
Row 2: 1dc in each of next 10dc, *dec1dc, 1dc in each of next 18ch, dec1dc, **1dc in each of next 20dc, rep from * to **, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Row 3: 1dc in each of next 9dc,*(dec1dc) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 14dc, (dec1dc) 2 times,** 1dc in each of next 18dc, rep from * to **, 1dc in each of next 9dc
Row 4: 1dc in each of next 8dc,*(dec1dc) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 12dc, (dec1dc) 2 times,** 1dc in each of next 16dc, rep from * to **, 1dc in each of next 8dc

fasten off yarn

Skirt (worked in rounds)
Using no 4.50 hook join yarn to base of bodice with right side facing.

Base round: 3ch, 1tr in same sp, (1tr, in next 2 sts, 2tr in next st) rep to end of round. Sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round, (84trs)
Next round: 3ch, 1tr in same sp, (1tr, in each of next 3tr, 2tr in next tr) rep to end of round. Sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round, (104trs)
Next round: 3ch, 1tr in same sp, 1tr, in each tr around
Rep last round 4 times (or length required).
Next round: 3 ch, 1tr in same sp, work 2tr in each tr to end of round. Fasten off.

To Finish
Work a row of dc along centre right back edge making 2ch buttonholes at neck edge and 1” from waist edge
Sew 2 small buttons at back to correspond with buttonholes.Fasten off ends. _____________________________________________________________________


Dress with contrast trim 



Materials: 100g double knit yarn, 20g contrast yarn
Crochet hooks size 4mm and 4.5mm (or size to match tension) Two small buttons 

Work bodice as sundress in main colour

Skirt (worked in rounds)

Using no 4.50 hook join contrast yarn to base of bodice with right side facing.
Round 1: 2ch (counts as 1dc), work 1dc in each st, slst to top of 2ch to form a round. (64dcs)
Round 2: using main colour, 3ch, 1tr in same sp, (1tr, in next 2dc, 2tr in next dc) rep to end of round. Sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round, (86trs)
Round 3: using contrast colour, work 2ch, 1dc in each tr, sl st to top of 2ch
Round 4: using main colour, 3ch, 1tr in same sp, (1tr, in each of next 3dc, 2tr in next dc) rep to end of round. Sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round, (107trs)
Rep last 2 rounds 2 times, then round 3 once, (or length required)
Next round: using main colour, 3ch, 1tr in same sp, work 2tr in each dc to end of round. Fasten off.

Neck edging: using 4mm hook and contrast work 54dcs evenly around neck edge. Fasten off yarn

Armhole edging: using 4mm hook and contrast work 30dcs evenly around armhole edge.
Change to main colour , sl st in next 8dc, 1dc in dc, (2tr in next dc)12 times, 1dc in next dc. Sl st in next 8dc. Fasten off

To finish  As sundress 




 Purple Princess dress

  Materials:  100g purple double knit yarn, 50g pink double knit yarn, Crochet hooks size 4mm and 4.5mm (or size to match tension), Two small pink buttons, ½ metre 5mm purple ribbon 

Bodice Using pink work as sundress

Skirt using purple work as sundress

Sleeves make 2 Beginning at centre of missed dc on bodice armhole, and with right side facing, join purple yarn and work 26 dc all around.
Round 1: 1dc in each of next 4dc, 1htr in each of next 4dc, 1tr in each of next 2dc, 2tr in each of next 6dc, 1tr in each of next 2dc, 1htr in each of next 4dc, 1dc in each of next 4dc (32sts)
Round 2: 1dc in each of next 4dc, 1htr in each of next 4htrs, 1tr in each of next 6trs, (miss 1tr, 1tr in next tr) 2 times 1tr in each of next 6trs, 1htr in each of next 4htrs,1dc in each on next 4dc (30sts)
Round 3: 1dc in each of next 4dc, 1htr in each of next 4htrs, 1tr in each of next 5trs, (miss 1tr, 1tr in next tr) 2 times 1tr in each of next 5trs, 1htr in each of next 4htrs,1dc in each on next 4dc (28sts)
Round 4: 1dc in each of next 4dc, 1htr in each of next 4htrs, 1tr in each of next 4trs, (miss 1tr, 1tr in next tr) 2 times 1tr in each of next 4trs, 1htr in each of next 4htrs,1dc in each on next 4dc (26sts)
Round 5: 1dc in each st around.
Fasten off

Belt

Using no2 hook and pink make (5ch, 1htr into 3rd ch from hook) 20 times, 3ch. Fasten off

To finish


Work a row of dc along centre right back edge making 2ch buttonholes at neck edge and 1” from waist edge
Loosely stitch belt around waist.  Thread ribbon through front bodice as on photo.
Sew small button on other edge to correspond with buttonholes

Finish all ends.