Friday, 29 December 2017

Annabell crochet dress and hat





I love this doll.  Not only is she as cute as a button but her outfits are so quick and easy to make.  The pattern for this dress has been borrowed from both my teddy bear dress and barbie dress (both on this site).  The only thing I had to do was work out was the stitches for sizing etc and whether to copy the format of Ted's dress by doing the bodice first then attaching the skirt or starting fresh and simplify the pattern by starting at the neck and working down.  I decided to try the neck down method, with the bodice done in dc (US sc) rounds and the skirt in an easy cluster pattern.  The matching hat is worked from the crown down.   

As always if you find any mistakes or have any problems with this pattern please let me know.




Pattern

To fit: 14”/ 36cm  Baby Annabell doll
Materials: 50g 4ply yarn in main, and small amount of contrast (I used Stylecraft life 4ply) in Turquoise and white
Crochet hook no 3.50 and 4mm
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 28 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook
Abbreviations:
Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase


Worked from the neck down.  Work in back loop only for all dc.

No 3.50 hook and main make 60chain.  Begin round with 1dc in first ch space, dc in each space around
round 1:   dc9, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc8, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc18, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc8, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc9
round 2:   (dc10, 2dc in each of next 2 dc,) 2 times, dc20, (2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc10) 2 times
round 3:   dc11, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc12, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc22, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc12, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc11
round 4:   dc13, 6ch, miss 16dc, dc26, 6ch, miss 16dc, d13
round 5:   1dc in each dc around working dc in each of 6chs.   64dcs
work 4 more rounds in dc, then change to contrast and work 2 rounds

skirt

work in both loops for cluster round
using no 4mm hook and *main 3ch in first dc, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc, (3tr in next dc, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch
(21 clusters)
Round 2:  slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr (centre tr in cluster), 3tr, in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch
Round 3:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, (3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch
(21 clusters)
 Repeat rounds 2 and 3, 2 times**
Work 2 rounds dc in white
Repeat from * to **   28 clusters
Work one round using contrast.  Fasten off yarn

To Finish
In contrast work a round of dc around neck (and armholes if you want)
Neaten all ends.

Hat

With 3.5 hook work 6dc in magic loop
Round 1:   2dc in each dc around                   12dcs
Round 2:   (2dc in next dc, 1dc) around          18dcs  
Round 3:   (2dc in next dc, 2dc) around          24dcs  
Continue increasing 6sts on each round to 42dcs
dc around
Next round:  (2dc in next dc, dc 6) around   48dcs
Next round:   Dc around
Next round:  (2dc in next dc, dc 8) around   54dcs
Work 2 more rounds then 2 rounds in contrast
Work from * to ** as dress   14 clusters

Finish with a round in contrast
Neaten all ends

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