s Knits and Crochet: Boho Doll Top A retro styled halter complete with flowers and fringe. What you need: Worsted weight acrylic yarn Size H (5 mm) hook Yarn needle Scissors Halter: Row 1: Chain 20, sc back across chain, chain 1, turn -19 st Rows 2-3: sc across, chain 1, turn -19 st Row 4: sc 1, sc 2tog, sc 13, sc2tog, sc -17 st Row 5: sc -17st Row 6: sc 1, sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog, sc -15 st Rows 7-11: sc -15 st Row 12: sc, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc -13 st Row 13: sc, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc - 11 st Row 14: sc, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc -9 st Finish off and weave in ends. Cut twelve 12-18 inch long strands of yarn. Thread three strands through each corner of the halter. Braid. Flowers: Make 4 Chain 2 *dc, sl st, in second chain from hook Repeat from * 4 more times Break yarn, leave long tail to sew onto top. With yarn needle stitch between each petal. Finishing touches: Sew three flowers to halter. Cut twenty pieces of yarn about 4-5 inches long. One at a time add these pieces to the bottom of the halter like fringe. Headband: Sew flower onto chain.
Skort - Skirt - Bodysuit Pattern to Fit AG & 18 Inch Dolls Skort – Skirt – Bodysuit Pattern to Fit American Girl 18 Inch DollsGotz Precious Day and Similar Full Body Dolls Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch Dolls and Bitty Baby Dolls & Costumes WebsiteSusan Helene Kramersusan@susankramer.com Here are instructions for making a one piece bodysuit with attached skirt - making it a skort - to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, Gotz Precious Day, and other 18 inch full body dolls with similar body types. The bodysuit can be used as underwear to keep the doll's cloth skin clean as it just covers the cloth parts of the doll. Also it can be made up in print or flowered fabric as light weight summer wear outdoors. Supplies needed: You’ll need one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for bodysuit, and one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for skirt, which could be a contrasting fabric. Two sticky dots for front shirt and back shirt closing, (no buttons for kids doll clothes, please). Cross grain or satin ribbon for waist and bow. Lace for neck edge.
Peggy - 18" doll skater Peggy…18” doll This is as close as I can get to her costume for the 1968 Olympics. There should be a titch more yellow in the lemon/lime yarn but colours change over the decades Bernat Satin yarn,- “Soft Fern” Bernat Merry Christmas glimmer yarn (very small amount) and a small amount of white SportWeight yarn. 4.5mm & 5.mm hook and an elastic waistband. The Collar Fold a strand of glimmer yarn (about 26 inches long) in half twice – you have 4 strands at this point. Row 2: work 1 sc in every sc and over each ch. while working over the chains try to get one strand of the glimmer yarn as well. Costume… working from collar down Row 3: work *dc in 1, 2dc in next* to end. Row 4: dc in 5, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 11, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 10, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 11, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 6. (59 dc) Row 5: dc in 7, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 13, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 112, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 13, 2 dc in next 2, dc in 6. (67 dc) Row 6: dc in 9, sk 15, dc in 18, sk 15, dc in 10. (37 dc) Sleeves… Panty…
Elastic Band Skirt For Dolls & Tips On Sewing For Dolls I have been saving a stash of fabric for doll clothes ever since my daughter had her first 18″ doll in 2007. Each piece I save I dream up a list of possibilities of what doll clothes it will become. Do you know what my favorite part of the stash is? It is the pieces that are in the shape of pants, shorts, skirts, shirts, and dresses. Yep, it is regular clothing I plan on repurposing for doll clothes! Fabric Weight- This is the most important factor. Don’t be frighted off by my list! Now for the project! Below is the skirt I found at the thrift store for this project. Fabric Weight- This is a very lightweight sheer fabric.The Little Details- I love the way the bottom of the skirt is finished! 1. Now for the how to’s for this project! Elastic- 1″ elastic cut 10 1/4″ long.Skirt- I followed the curve of the original skirt bottom while cutting it out. I used 1/4″ seams for this project. Starting with the underskirt, fold it lengthwise right sides together. It is the same with the skirt. Anna
Black and White & Red all over. 18" doll Black and White & Red all over… 18” doll Pants… 3 colours of WW yarn an 5.5mm hook 1st Leg Ch 18 with black yarn. Rows 1-3: dc evenly, Row 4: inc by one . Row 5: dc evenly. Rows 6-8: work in dc w/ inc on 6 and 8. break off red. Rows 9-10: dc w/ inc on row 10 2nd leg… w/ black yarn ch 18 and join. Row 1: dc evenly. secure but DNBO black. Row 2: work evenly in dc. secure but DNBO white.. Your Torso rows begin and end at Centre Front. T Row 1: Align the two legs and join with 6 sc, ch 1. It might be helpful here to go to the back to Mark out your increase stitches. Dc to your first marker… work [2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc,] over the five stitches, work 1 TR into the CB join, work [ ] again then continue in dc to beginning of row being sure to put stitch in sc-joined stitch on this side, join. Row T2-T4: work evenly in dc. Row T5: work dc but work 1 decrease on each side of back (2 decreases) . Row T6: work dc but work 1 decrease on each side of front (2 decreases) . Top… w/ red ch 41 Row 10: as row 9. Front…
Ruffle Skirt for AG Or Other 18" Doll Hello! Here’s a tutorial for you today! I had a little bit of ruffle fabric leftover from Zoe’s skirt. Now that the kids are back in school, it’s much easier to borrow one of Zoe’s dolls. This is an easy skirt! one piece of ruffle fabric, about 16″ x 7″ for a below the knee skirt (shown at the top of this post) or 16″ x 4.5″ for knee length, as shown at the bottom of this post (this might depend on your fabric, but in my case, it meant either 6 or 4 rows of ruffles) Wonder Tape and your preferred notions for cutting and sewing Cut your waistband to 10″ x 1.5″ Fold waistband right sides together so it is 5″x1.5″ when folded. Fold waistband wrong sides together the short way and mark the quarter points. Once you have cut your ruffle fabric, use your Wonder Tape to help line up the rows of ruffles. Make sure the ruffles on the opposite side are lined up with the edge. Then carefully pull the paper off the Wonder Tape. Now that it’s nice and stuck together, sew the seam. Ta-da! That’s it!
Life is Just Peachy - 18"doll Life is Just Peachy – 18” doll Crochet + knitting patterns DNBO = Do Not Break Off The pattern includes pants, a top and the messenger bag which are crocheted and the hat and cape which are knitted. The crochet involves sc, sl st, dc and hdc. I used Bernat Super Value yarns and various hooks. The knitting was done with 5.5mm needles Pants: with Brown Bernat Super Value (WW) and 6mm hook Legs… do not break off after 2nd leg Ch 20 and join… work 8 rows of 20 dc. Torso: Align the two leg parts with the join areas to the back… join with sc in 6 stitches then begin to work around torso section… ch 1 dc in 9 dc, (2 dc in next, dc in next,) twice, 2dc in next, 2 tr in next, 3 Tr in crotch join, 2 Tr in next, (2 dc in next, dc in next,) tree times, then dc to first DC in row. Torso row 2: dc around… at this point I have 41 dc but that is just a ballpark number. Work 3 more rows of dc – work 2 decreases at the back on the last dc row. Work a row of sc around an elastic waistband. Sleeves: Rows 1-3: knit
Patriotic American Girl Tutu - Make a Tutu for an 18 Inch Doll I have seen numerous tutorials out there showing how to make a tutu for a little girl, but have never seen any instructions for making them for American Girl dolls. The Little One decided she needed an American Girl tutu. So of course, mommy was happy to get out her craft supplies and try to make one for her doll. With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, I decided to make it in red, white, and blue. Turns out it’s pretty easy to make a doll tutu, everything is just smaller. Materials 1/2 yard each of blue, red, and white tulle (or the colors of your choice)Eight – 1/2 inch Silver star buttons (the kind with the loop on the back)2-3 yards 1/4 inch Gold Ribbon1/2 yard 1/8 inch elasticneedle and threadplastic canvas needleglue gun or tacky glueFabric scissors or a rotary cutter Total cost – around $3 (actually less since I had quite a bit of tulle and ribbon left over) Instructions Start by fitting the elastic to the doll’s waist, pulling snug and overlapping a couple of inches.
Crocheted Sweater For 18" Dolls Crocheted Doll and Teddy Bear Sweater Pattern for 18 inch sizes Don't be afraid to try this sweater if you haven't crocheted in years! This is a beginners pattern. For those that like to have their own copy with color picture, I do have this pattern packaged for sale. Crocheted Sweaters for Dolls! ch=chain st=stitch sl st=slip stitch sc=single crochet hdc=half double crochet Back (make one) Row1: chain 25,hdc in 3rd st from hook, hdc across ch2 , turn. Row2-6: hdc across, ch2 , turn. Row7: hdc across, turn. Row8: sl st in 4 sts, ch2, hdc in 17 stc (The hdc in 17 may not be correct, so just hdc until you have 4 st left), ch2, turn. Row9-14: hdc across,ch2,turn. Row15: hdc across, turn. Row 16: sl st in 3 sts, sc, hdc in 9 (or to match the other side of 3 sts), sc in 10, ss in 11, 12, 13th - fasten off. Front: (make two, do the reverse on the second one) Row1: ch15, hdc in 3rd st from hook, hdc across, ch2, turn. Row2-6: hdc across, ch2, turn. Row8: sl st in 4,ch2, hdc in 8, decrease and ch2, turn.
Twirly Doll Skirt tutorial for American Girl Doll So there are a million other things that I should be doing today. My house is a wreck from having the kids home for 2 weeks and I’ve got some deadlines to meet for some sewing projects… BUT instead of doing any of those things, I got a “bee in my bonnet” last night and decided to make this today: Remember this skirt? Well, I decided that her dolly needed one to match. The construction is essentially the same as the kids skirt. Here you go!! To begin you will need: 1- 4.25″ x 44 ” piece for the top skirt (just cut it the width of your fabric) 1- 5″ x 44″ piece for the underskirt 1- 2″ x 44″ piece for the skirt band 1 – 15″ x 4.5″ piece for the waistband. You will also need: 1 package of rick rack 11″ of 1/4″ elastic Sew the skirt band to the underskirt using a 1/4″ seam Press seam towards skirt band Sew sides of underskirt together. Turn under bottom edge of skirt band 1/4″ and press. Fold skirt band so that the folded edge is flush with the seam between the underskirt and skirt band. Press Pin in place
Crocheted Doll Set - 18", AG Doll Sweater 1: Ch 45 loosely. Turn and dc in 3rd ch from hook and next 4 ch, double corner in next ch, *dc in next 9 ch, double corner in next ch*. Repeat between * twice more, dc in next 6 ch - 8 dc on each front, 13 dc on each sleeve and on back. 2: Ch 2, turn. FP around next dc, skip 2 dc, shell in next dc, skip 2 dc, FP around next dc, *single corner in next corner sp, FP around next dc, (skip 2 dc, shell in next dc, skip 2 dc, FP round next dc) twice.* Repeat between * twice more, single corner in next corner sp, FP around next dc, skip 2 dc, shell in next dc, skip 2 dc, FP around next dc, dc in top of turning ch. 3: Ch 2, turn. 4: Ch 2, turn. 5: Ch 2, turn. 6: Ch 2, turn. 7: Ch 2, turn. 8: Ch 2, turn. 9: Ch 2, turn. Cut yarn and fasten off. Divide for sleeves: 1: With right side facing, join yarn with sl st to first corner sp, sl st into next dc, Ch 2, dc in next 3dc (FP, shell) four times, FP, dc in next 4 dc. 6: Ch 2, turn. 7: Ch 2, turn. 8: Ch 2, turn. 9: Ch 1, turn. 10-11: Ch 1, turn.
Pleated Skirt Pattern to Fit American Girl and Other 18 Inch Dolls Pleated Skirt Construction: Front of pleated skirt showing box pleats showing box pleats and placement of straps: Back of pleated skirt with placement of shoulder straps and showing placket opening: The skirt does not have pattern pieces, rather the pieces are cut to these dimensions from your pressed fabric: Skirt: The finished body of the pleated skirt is 5.5 inches (13.75cm) long. Add a half inch top hem under waistband and half an inch to turn up a quarter inch lower edge hem twice. Crocheted Skirt for 18 Inch Dolls This is a quick and easy project which requires a very small amount of yarn to complete. If you have yarn left over from another project this is an excellent way to use it up. I used Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand Yarn, in Purple color number 147. In the photo at right, the skirt is shown on my Gotz Precious Day doll, Julia, but it would fit any 18 inch American Girl type doll. To begin, chain 32, join with a slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring. Round 1 - All the stitches in this round are worked around the chain stitches. Round 2 - Double crochet in same stitch as first chain 3. Round 3 through 5 - One double crochet in each double crochet around. Round 6 - Single crochet in each double crochet around.