18″ Doll Outfit – Snow Day Sweater & Skirt Set

My girls always loved dressing up their dolls. They would spend hours just dressing them and then changing from one doll outfit to the next. A few of my girls loved the clothes I would crochet (and one of my girls even started crocheting her own doll accessories).

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MATERIALS


Finished Sizes: Fits most 18″ dolls

Yarn:  

Crochet Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle
Velcro for back of sweater
5/8” button for skirt
Needle & thread for sewing on velcro

Gauge: 7 hdc = 2 inches

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner: Easy stitches with some shaping.

Abbreviations

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
tch – turning chain
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


Notes:
 Both the sweater and skirt both begin with regular worsted weight
yarn. The fur yarn is added later.


SWEATER


Body

ch23,
Row 1: (RS) hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2hdc in next ch, (hdc, 2hdc in next ch) 8 times, hdc in last 3 ch, turn. (31 hdc)

Row 2: (WS) ch1, 2hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc, (hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc) 8 times, hdc in each of next 3 hdc, turn. (41 hdc)

Row 3: ch1, 2hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in each of next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc, (hdc in each of 2 next hdc, 2hdc in next hdc) 11 times, hdc in last 3 hdc, turn. (54 hdc)

Row 4: ch1, 2hdc in 1st hdc, * (hdc in each of next 5 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc) 8
times, hdc in last 5 hdc, turn. (63 hdc)

Row 5: ch1, hdc in each hdc across, turn. (63 hdc)

Row 6: ch1, hdc in 1st 8 hdc, * 2hdc in next hdc, ch1, 2hdc in next hdc, (hdc in each of next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc) 3 times, 2hdc in next hdc, remove hook from loop (see fig.1), insert hook in previous ch1, pick up loop from project and pull through (see fig.2), ch1, 2hdc in next hdc **, hdc in each of next 15 hdc, repeat from * to ** once, hdc in each of last 8 hdc , turn. (39 hdc)

Row 7: ch1, 2hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in each of next 7 hdc, * 2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, hdc in ch1 sp under arm hole, hdc in next hdc, 2hdc in next hdc **, hdc in each of next 16 hdc, repeat from * to ** once, hdc in each of last 9 hdc , turn. (48 hdc)

Row 8: ch1, hdc in each of hdc across, turn. (48 hdc)

Rows 9 – 15: Repeat Row 8.
Fasten off.


Sleeve


Attach with sl st, in the under arm joining stitch, to the right side of the sweater
Round 1: ch1, hdc in each hdc around, slip stitch in 1st hdc, turn. (20 hdc)
Round 2: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 16 hdc, hdc2tog, sl st in 1st hdc, turn. (18 hdc)

Round 3: ch1, hdc in each hdc around, sl st to 1st hdc, turn. (18 hdc)

Round 4 – 11: Repeat Round 3.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat for other sleeve.

Fur Trim


Collar


Attach fur yarn to corner of collar with a slip stitch
Row 1: ch1, sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Waistband of Sweater


Attach fur yarn to corner of waist with a slip stitch
Row 1: ch1, sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Sleeves


Attach fur yarn, with a slip stitch, to any stitch at the end of sleeve
Round 1: ch1, sc in each ch around, slip stitch to 1st sc.

Round 2: ch1, sc in each sc around.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat for other sleeve.
Attach velcro to back seam of sweater.

Skirt


Using white ch46,
Round 1: (rs) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (45 sc)

Round 2: (ws) ch1, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, ch1, skip next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (44 sc; 1 ch1 sp which will be button hole)

Round 3: ch1, sc in 1st sc, sc in ch1 sp, sc in each sc across, turn. (45 sc)

Round 4: ch1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in ch1 sp, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, turn. (47 sc)

Round 5: attach boa yarn to row 4 with sl st (you will now be holding ww yarn and fur yarn), 2sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, slip stitch to 1st sc. (49 sc)

Round 6 – 16: ch1, sc in each sc across, sl st to 1st sc. (49 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew button to back of skirt. (opposite end of button hole)


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Happy Crocheting!






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