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WEDDING DRESS FOR FASHION DOLL, FITS BARBIE DOLL

By Merryann Palmer, 1/96. Used with permission.


MATERIALS:

600 yards crochet cotton, size 10
300 yards, crochet cotton, size 30
size 7 steel crochet hook
size 10 steel crochet hook
embroidery flos or beads, if desired.


DIRECTIONS:

BODICE:
Front: Using size 10 thread and size 7 hook, chain 22

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across (20 sc). Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 2: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next*. Repeat across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 3-4: Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 5: *Sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 6: *Sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next*. Repeat 4 times. Sc in remainder of row. ch 1. turn.
  • Row 7-8: *Sc in first 4 st, 2 sc innext st*. Repeat across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 9: Sc in first 6 st, 2 sc in next. Sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in next. Sc in next 12 st. 2 sc in next. *Sc innext 5 st, 2 sc in next* 5 times. Sc in last st. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 10: Sc across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 11: Sc in 1st 3 st. Dec (sc 2 st together). *Sc in next 2 st. Dec*. Repeat across. Ch 1. turn.
  • Row 12: Sc in first 6 st. Dec. *Sc in next 4 st. Dec* 5 times. Sc in next 6 st. Dec. Sc in next 6 st. Ch 1. Turn.

    BACK:

  • Row 1: Sc in 1st 7 st of bodice row 12. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 2-3: Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 4-8: Sc in 1st 3 st. Ch 1. Turn. Fasten off after row 8.
  • Repeat rows 1-8 for opposite side.

    FRONT STRAP:

  • Row 1: Sc to within 2 sc from opposite side. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 2: *Sc in first 5 st, dec* across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 3: Sc across. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 4-7: Sc in 1st 3 st. Ch 1. Turn. Fasten off.
  • Repeat rows 1-7 for opposite side.
    Sew front and back straps together.

    SLEEVES:
    Using size 30 crochet cotton and size 10 hook, join thread to bottom of armhole formed by sewing the front and back together.

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1. Sc evenly around armhole. Join.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 2. Turn. *Sc, ch 1, dc* (V st) in 2nd st. *Skip 1 st, V st in next st*. Repeat around. Should have 10 V sts. Join. Ch 2. Do NOT Turn.
  • Rnd 3-10: V st in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of ch 2. Do not turn. Ch 1.
  • Rnd 11: V st in same st as same 2 (counts as 1 inc V st). 1 V st in each ch 1 space around. Join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 12: V st in each ch 1 space around. Join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 13-16: Repeat rows 11 & 12 alternately.
  • Rnd 17: *4 sc in 1st ch 1 space. Sl st in next ch 1 space*. Repeat around. Fasten off.
  • Repeat for other sleeve.

    BODICE NECK TRIM:
    Using size 30 crochet thread and size 10 hook, join at back top corner so that you will be working with the right side facing you. Ch 1.

  • Row 1. Work 4 dc in the first st. Sl st in next st. Continue around, easing around inside corners to lay flat. Finish off.

    SKIRT:
    This makes a very full, flowing skirt. To decrease the fullness, change row 1 as given inside [ ].
    Using size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 hook, join thread to bottom corner of bodice. Ch 2.

  • Row 1: V st in each chain of base chain of bodice [1 dc in each chain]. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 2: Sc, dc, sc in each dc across. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 3: V st in secod st. *Skip 1 st, V st*. Repeat across. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 4: V st in each ch 1 space across. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Rnd 5-20 Repeat row 4. Join ends of each row, starting with row 5, with a sl st in the top of the ch 2.
  • Rnd 21. Ch 7. *3 dc between 1st and 2nd V st. Ch 4. *Repeat round to last space. 2 sc. Join to 3rd ch of ch 7. Fasten off.
    Sew snaps where needed on back of bodice.

  • Comments and/or questions about the pattern? Write to Merryann at palmerma1@usa.pipeline.com

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