Monday, September 15, 2008

Wedding Dress for American Girl dolls


I finally did it, I wrote the pattern for the wedding dress. Sorry it took so long. Its a very simple dress. But you can add ribbon or sew beads on to dress it up. Use your imagination.
I used sport weight yarn, it was red heart baby econo in white. Not the best for a wedding dress but it was all I had. You could use something silkier to get a fancier effect. Just make sure it is sport or lighter worsted.

G6 hook

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch

Chain 32
row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, work V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 8 chains, V-stitch in next chain,
dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in last 4 chains. (chain 2, turn)

row 2-4: dc in each dc of previous row, work V-stitch in each V-stitch. (chain 2, turn) at end of row 4 chain 1, turn.

row 5: sc in each dc and put 3 sc in each V-stitch. (chain 1, turn).

Armhole shaping:
row 6: sc across to 3sc group,* put a sc in the middle stitch, chain 6, skip all stitches until next 3sc group, sc in middle stitch and each stitch across to third 3sc group*, repeat from * to * working sc until the end of the row.
Skirt of Dress:

row 7: sc across row, ch 2, turn.

row 8: *2dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next* around. ch 1 turn.

row 9: sc in each st across row, join.

Rest of skirt is worked in rounds.

Row 10-15: ch 2, dc in Back loop only. (working in BLO is not neccessary, just a nice touch). join to ch 2.

Row 16: chain 2, dc in same space, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st around). join to ch 2.

Rows 17-29:ch2, dc in each st around. (I worked these rows thru both loops).

Row 30: ch 1, sc in each st around. join. Finish off.

15 comments:

lauraslefthook said...

This looks very nice. I have to put it on my to do list for my six year old whose grandmother will be buying her an AG doll for her seventh birthday. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to find this. I have two grandchildren - 5 & 7. I took them to the American Girl store in Chicago for Xmas and they both have dolls. I am so looking forward to making crocheted clothes for them. Darlene

18dollclothes.com said...

Hi friends,

The dolls are very nice and cute and dressed in sweet costumes. This is so nice pictures of doll with cute little girl. Thanks a lot....

Anonymous said...

I am trying to make this cute dress but I am a little lost after ARMHOLE SHAPING as it dors not include directions for the sleeves. Am I reading it incorrectly

Kelly said...

There are no sleeves. Row 6 explains how to do the armholes.

golfgirl18 said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful AG wedding dress pattern. It turned out georgeous and my granddaughter loves it!
Also, I like the way you wrote the pattern. The instructions were written simply and in large script.

Liz s said...

I just want to thank you for sharing all your doll patters because I love making doll clothes because I have six granddaughters that would love them a lot and I thank you did very good work and I am going to in joy making them.

Elizabeth Snelling

Liz s said...

I just want to thank you for sharing all your doll patters because I love making doll clothes because I have six granddaughters that would love them a lot and I thank you did very good work and I am going to in joy making them.

Elizabeth Snelling

wilma730 said...

Thank you so much for sharing. My g-daughter has her first Ag doll and I can't wait to use this pattern.

wilma730 said...

My g-daughter has her first Ag doll. I am excited to make this dress. Thank you so much for sharing.

wilma730 said...

My g-daughter has her first Ag doll. I am excited to make this dress. Thank you so much for sharing.

wilma730 said...

Thank you so much for sharing. My g-daughter has her first Ag doll and I can't wait to use this pattern.

GABRIELA DOWNS said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern, I've been wanting to make an AG dress but was afraid it would be too difficult. Your pattern made it easy to understand and it came out beautifully.

GABRIELA DOWNS said...

Thank you so much for this pattern, your pattern is so easy to follow and it came out beautiful. I can't wait to try some of the baby patterns. Donating any that I make.

kdbliv said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome patterns. I am new at crocheting doll clothes and your patterns are detailed and simple enough for me. Our 2 GDaughters will so enjoy.
Merriest Christmas Ever, Kathy