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Gabrielle's Spring Gown

Image of Gabrielle's Spring Gown Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This gown and hat is made up of mainly V-sts and can be completed in a day. It is a good beginner project especially since I have not made very many doll patterns like this. This pattern starts at the neck and works down in one piece all the way to the bottom but then the over skirt is worked onto the dress after the main part of the dress is complete.
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Materials Needed
3oz Red Heart Super Sport 3 ply acrylic yarn in Pale Green (MC)
2oz Red Heart Super Saver 4ply acrylic yarn in a varigated color to coordinate. Can't remember the name of the color. (CC)
SizeG/7 or 4.25mm aluminum crochet hook
1 doll snap for neck
18" 1½" wide white satin ribbon
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness 3mm
Gauge: 2V-sts=1" for both yarns
Finished Size: Fits a 15" Fiber Craft doll available at Wal-Mart
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructions
Dress Starting at neck
The dress is worked in rows for the first 9 rows then joined on the 10th row turning the work into rounds. After the 11 or 12th round, you will need to turn the dress inside out so that the right side is on the outside.

ROW 1: With MC. Ch16. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch4, turn.

ROW 2: Dc in first sc. Dc, ch1, dc in next sc (V-st made) and in each sc across. Ch3, turn.

ROW 3: Work a V-st in each v-st across. Dc in 3rd ch of ch4. Ch3, turn.

ROW 4: V-st in each of the next 2 v-sts. Ch5. Sk next 3 v-sts. V-st in each of the next 4 v-sts. Ch5. Sk next 3 v-sts. V-st in each of the next 2 vsts. Dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn.

ROW 5: 2dc in each of the next 2 vst. Sk next ch. 2dc in next ch. Sk next ch. 2dc in next ch. 2dc in each of the next 4 v-sts. Sk next ch. 2dc in next ch. Sk next ch. 2dc in next ch. Sk next ch. 2dc in each of the next 2 v-sts. Dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn.

ROW 6: Dc in each of the next 4 dc. (Yo, insert hook in next st, draw up aloop, draw through 2 lps on hook, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through last 2 lps on hook. Decrease made.) Dec one more time. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Decrease two more times. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn.

ROW 7: Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Dec once. Dc in each of the next 8 dc. Dec once. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn.

ROW 8: *V-st in next st. Dc in next st. Rep from * across. You should end up with a dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn. NOTE: When you join the varigated for the over skirt, you will be working on the double crochets between each Vst. So you will not work on them at this time.

ROW 9: V-st in each V-st across. Join w/slst to first ch1 sp of first Vst. Now you will work in rounds.

RND 10-17: Ch4, dc in same ch1 sp. Work a v-st in each Vst around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4. Fasten off MC.

RND 18: Join CC in any V-st. Ch4, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in same sp. work the fol in each v-st around. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc.) Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 19: Slst into the first ch1 sp. Ch4, dc in same sp. Now work a v-st in each ch1 sp around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 20-21: Slst into the first vst. Ch4, dc in same sp. Work a v-st in each v-st around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4. At the end of rnd 21 fasten off and weave ends into work.

Over Skirt: Lay the dress down infront of you so that the neck is towar you and the skirt is away from you. Look at row 8 where you have a dc between vsts. Join varigated to the first dc after the first vst.

RND1: Ch4, dc in same dc. Work a v-st in each dc between the Vsts all the way around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND2: Slst into the first v-st. Ch4, dc, ch1, dc in same v-st. Work the fol in each v-st around. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc.) Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 3: Slst into the first ch1 sp. Ch4, dc in same sp. Work a V-st in each ch1 sp around.

RND 4-5: Slst into the first v-st. Ch4, dc in same v-st. V-st in each v-st around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

Neck: Join varigated to very first sc in row 1. Ch2, hdc in each st across.

Hat
RND 1: With MC. Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch4 *Dc in ring. Ch1. Rep from * 10 times more. Join w/sls to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch1 sp. Ch4, dc in same sp. V-st in each ch1 sp around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 3-4: Slst into the first v-st. Ch4, dc in same v-st. V-st in each v-st around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

Visor Now you will make a visor.
ROW 1: Slst into the first v-st. Ch4, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in same v-st. Work the fol in each of the next 8 v-sts. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc.) Ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

ROW 2: Ch25 for first tie, then Join CC in 3rd ch of ch4 of the very first v-st of row 1. Sc in same st. *Sc in next ch1 sp. 3sc in next ch1 sp. sc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across. Sc in top of last dc. Ch25 for 2nd tie. Fasten off and weave ends into the chs.

FinishingWeave the ribbon through row 7 so that it ties in the back. You may need to fold it up to make it lay flat. Sew the snap to the collar.

Put the dress on the doll, snap the snap and tie the bow on the back. Put her hat on and tie the ties into a bow under her chin. This dress is removable so that it can be cleaned and so you can change her outfits through the seasons in the year.

Design written on Sunday, May 16, 1999. Copyright ©1999 By Julie A. Bolduc p113010

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