Ruffled Sweater Dress Crochet Pattern for American Girl and 18″ Dolls

Ruffled Sweater Dress Crochet Pattern for American Girl and 18″ Dolls

Crochet a ruffled sweater dress for your doll! Skill level: intermediate, knowledge of basic crochet stitches and seaming.

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Materials

  • #4 Worsted Yarn
  • E (3.50 mm) hook
  • Row counter
  • Stitch markers  
  • Yarn needle
  • Sew on snap closures
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (¾” wide)

Yarn

  • Red-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 3 skeins in Red

Gauge 20 hdc over 16 rows=4” square. Be sure to check your gauge to ensure fit. Adjust hook or yarn size if necessary.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Sc-single crochet
  • Hdc-half double crochet
  • Dc-double crochet
  • Inc-increase
  • Dec-decrease
  • Sl st-slip stitch
  • St-stitch
  • Ch-chain
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Directions

Ch 44.

Row 1. Hdc in the third ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (42 hdc)

Row 2. *hdc in the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn. (48 hdc)

Row 3. *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn. (72 hdc)

Row 4. Hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 12 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 18 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 12 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 9 sts. Ch 2, turn. (80 hdc)

Row 5. Hdc in the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 14 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 20 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 14 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 10 sts. Ch 2, turn. (88 hdc)

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Row 6. Hdc in the next 11 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 16 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 22 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 16 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 11 sts. Ch 2, turn. (96 hdc)

Row 7. Hdc in the next 12 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 18 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 24 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 18 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 12 sts. Ch 2, turn. (104 hdc)

Row 8. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (104 hdc)

Row 9. Hdc in the next 14 sts, ch 1, skip the next 23 sts, hdc in the next 30 sts, ch 1, skip the next 23 sts, hdc in the next 14 sts. Ch 2, turn. (58 hdc, 2 ch)

Row 10. Hdc in the next 14 sts, hdc through the front loop in the next ch, hdc in the next 30 sts, hdc through the front loop in the next ch, hdc in the next 14 sts. Ch 2, turn. (60 hdc)

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Row 11-13. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (60 hdc)

Row 14. *hdc in the next 11 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Ch 2, turn. (65 hdc)

Row 15-16. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (65 hdc)

Row 17. *hdc in the next 12 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Ch 2, turn. (70 hdc)

Row 18-19. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (70 hdc)

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Row 20. Hdc in each st across. Ch 3, turn. (70 hdc)

Row 21-22. Dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc)

Row 23. *dc in the next 5 sts, ch 10, work 3 dc in the 4th ch from hook, work 3 dc in the next 6 ch, sl st in the same st you worked the dc in before chaining 10. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc, 14 ruffles)

Row 24. Dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc)

Row 25. Dc in the next 3 sts, ch 10, work 3 dc in the 4th ch from hook, work 3 dc in the next 6 ch, sl st in the same st you worked the dc in before chaining 10, *dc in the next 5 dc, ch 10, work 3 dc in the 4th ch from hook, work 3 dc in the next 6 ch, sl st in the same st you worked the dc in before chaining 10. Repeat from * across. Dc in the last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc, 14 ruffles)

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Row 26. Dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc)

Row 27. *dc in the next 5 sts, ch 10, work 3 dc in the 4th ch from hook, work 3 dc in the next 6 ch, sl st in the same st you worked the dc in before chaining 10. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. (70 dc, 14 ruffles)

Row 28. Dc in each dc across. (70 dc)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

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Sleeves

Create a slip knot and pick up the chain st under the left arm. 

Row 1. Sl st in the ch st to join, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next 23 sts. Ch 2, turn. (24 hdc)

Row 2-11. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (24 hdc)

Row 12. Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (24 hdc)

Row 13. Sc in each st across. (24 sc)

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Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Turn the sleeve inside out and whipstitch the seam together. Weave in ends. 

Repeat instructions for the right sleeve. 

Back Opening

Create a slip knot and pick up the edge of the back opening. Work a sc border down the edge. Fasten off. Repeat for the other side of the back opening. Turn inside out and whipstitch together starting from the bottom of the dress and continue for 3” up from the bottom. Leave the remaining open. With your sew-on snaps, sewing thread and needle, sew 4 snaps equally spaced down the back opening. 

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Ribbon

Tie a ribbon around the waist if desired.

Doll is American Girl Sparkling Ballerina, shoes by American Girl

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Wintry Beret Crochet Pattern for American Girl and 18″ Dolls

Wintry Beret Crochet Pattern for American Girl and 18″ Dolls

Crochet a wintry wool beret for your doll! Skill level: easy, knowledge of basic crochet stitches and working in the round.

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Materials

  • #4 Worsted Yarn
  • E (3.50 mm) hook
  • Row counter
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 2” diameter fur pom
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Yarn

  • Red-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 1 skein in Red 

Gauge 22 dc over 10 rows=4” square

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Sc-single crochet
  • Hdc-half double crochet
  • Dc-double crochet
  • Inc-increase
  • Dec-decrease
  • Sl st-slip stitch
  • St-stitch
  • Ch-chain
  • Dc2tog-double crochet two together
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Directions

With red, ch 3. Sl st to the first ch to create a ring. You will join to the top ch for each round. Place marker in the top of the beginning ch 2. 

Row 1. Ch 2, work 14 dc into the center of the ring. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (14 dc)

Row 2. Ch 2, work 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2. (28 dc)

Row 3. Ch 2, *dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (42 dc)

Row 4. Ch 2, *dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (56 dc)

Row 5. Ch 2, *dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (70 dc)

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Row 6. Ch 2, *dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (84 dc)

Row 7-8. Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2. (84 dc)

Row 9. Ch 2, *dc in the next 4 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (70 dc)

Row 10. Ch 2, *dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2. (56 dc)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

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Pom

Sew a 2” diameter furry pom pom to the top center of the beret. Weave in ends.

Doll is American Girl Joss, sweater by American Girl x Janie and Jack, jeans by Silly Monkey, shoes by Monique Trading Corp