After a long day in London yesterday, obviously what I needed today was a quiet day at home. Just as obviously that’s not what I’m having 😉 Instead I hauled myself out of bed, staggered through some housework, (never as much as I need to mind), wrangled children out of bed, and drove for an hour and a half so that Big could help a friend celebrate her birthday.
While the birthday girl and her posse were out at the cinema, Small, Smallest and I have been guests. And I’ve been working on the crocheted dress for Smallest’s My Little Baby Born 32cm Doll. I’ve written up my first ever pattern 🙂
I wrote this up as I was doing a test dress, but I haven’t yet worked through it from scratch to check it’s OK.
(Oh, yarn is I suspect DK, and I’m using a 4.0mm hook, gauge is somewhere around 3sc to a cm. )
chain 34 plus 1 to turn
R1: 5 sc (corner: 1sc ch 1sc into next stitch) 5sc (corner) 10sc (corner) 5sc (corner) 5sc ch to turn.
R2: 6 sc (corner: 1hdc 2ch 1hdc into chain space, skip next sc) 6sc (corner) 11sc (corner) 6sc (corner) 6sc to end ch to turn.
R3: 7 sc (corner: hdc dc 2ch dc hdc into chain space) 7sc (corner) 12sc (corner) 7sc (corner) 7sc ch to turn.
R4: 8 sc (corner: hdc dc 2ch dc hdc into chain space) 8sc (corner) 13sc (corner) 8sc (corner) 8 sc to end turn.
Now you have a rectangle which you’re going to make into a bodice.
R5: 10sc finishing with one into chain space. Fold piece in half. sc through both chain spaces twice. Continue sc along long side – 16sc. sc into chain space and into opposing space twice to join second armhole.
R6: sc round. ch 1 to turn.
R7: sc round ch 1 join.
From now on work in rounds – sl st to join rounds. Ch 1
R8: sc round.
R9: hdc twice, 2hdc into next sc. repeat round. (to flare skirt out). sl to join ch 2.
R10: hdc round sl to join ch 2.
R13: 2 dc 2dc into next dc repeat.
That should make the dress long enough to cover the soft body. You can obviously go longer if you prefer 🙂
Oh, yarn is I suspect DK, and I’m using a 4.0mm hook, gauge is somewhere around 3sc to a cm.
So there you go. A free dress pattern. That’s not a bad creative achievement for a Saturday afternoon 😉