Today we're bringing you the SWEETEST little dress for an 18" doll! The Sweetpea Sundress has an a-line skirt and adorable straps that cross and button in the back. This pattern is easy and beginner-friendly, perfect for crocheters of any skill level! Let's get started.
SCD:Single Crochet DecreaseHDC:Half Double Crochet
SL ST:Slip Stitch
YOH:Yarn Over Hook
With 5mm hook, ch 100, sl in first ch to form a ring.Round1:1PSinsamech,ch1,*skip1ch,PSinnextch,ch1,repeatfrom*tolastch,skip1ch,slstinfirstch1sp.(50PS)Round2:PSinfirstch1sp,*ch1,skip1PS,PSinnextchsp,repeatfrom*endingch1,slstinfirstch1sp.
Round 3-7:Repeat Round 2.
Round 8:Sl st in top of next PS, ch 1, sc in same space, place stitch marker to mark beginning of round, sc in top of each PS around. Do not join round (50 sc)
Round 9-12:Sc in each st around, moving marker at beginning of each round. (50 sc)
Round 13:*sc in next 6 st, scd in next st, repeat from * around. Do not join round. (35 sc)
Round 14:hdc in each st around. Do not join round. (35 hdc)
Round 15-17:repeat Round 14
Round 18:hdc in each st around. Join with sl st in top of first hdc.
Row 1:ch 2, skip next st, hdc in next 21 st. Turn. (22 hdc)
Row 2:ch 2, skip first 2 st, hdc in next 18 st, skip next st, hdc in top of ch-2. Turn. (20 hdc)
Row 3:ch 2, skip first 2 st, hdc in next 16 st, skip next st, hdc in top of ch-2. Turn. (18 hdc)
Row 4:ch 2, skip next st, hdc in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)
Row 5:ch 2, skip next st, hdc in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)
Row 2-25:Repeat Row 1.
Row 28-30:Repeat row 1. Finish off. Join with sl st in top of ch 2 on other side of bodice front. Repeat rows 1-30.
Join with a sl st in the bottom of a PS along the hem.
*5dc into bottom of next PS, sl st into bottom of next PS, repeat from * until last space, 5dc into bottom of last PS, sl st into beginning space. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Sew 2 buttons on back of bodice, approximately 1” either side of center.
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