I knew I wanted to make some sort of a necklace house and a doll that would go inside. It took a while to start working on that project and when I did eventually start working on it, it took a few weeks to figure out the house design. I almost gave up. I am glad I didn’t because this new pattern is one of my favorites.
And to celebrate the release of the Tiny People in a Tiny House pattern (and the fact that it was published in the HHM printed issue), I created an extra outfit. I wanted it to be simple but to have more texture. So, I played around with the hdc stitch. Fun!
This outfit is specifically design for my newest dolls (see picture below).
You can find the pattern in my three stores:
- Lizbeth size 40 thread (color of your choice)
- Clover Amour, 0.9 mm hook
- Sewing needle
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
FO – fasten off
Note: I have designed this dress to be permanently sewn to the doll. If you would like it to be removable, crochet in rows until you finished Round 2 (where you will have 32 sts). After that Round (but you will be working it in rows), you can start joining rounds. This should leave you enough opening in the back to be able to put on and take off the outfit. But always measure on your doll to make sure the outfit fits just right.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; 14 hdc; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts
Rows 2 – 21: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts
Row 22: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 1 and turn
Put the 1st and last row together and sc them together.
Leave a long tail for sewing and FO.
Insert needle through each row at the edge of the hat.
Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in the ends.
Row 1: 4 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (one armhole created), 6 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (2nd armhole created), 4 sc – 16 sts
Put the dress on the doll. Turn the doll upside down and join the 1st with the last st with a sl st. Chain 1
The dress should fit tight on the doll.
We will now crochet in the round.
Round 1: (sc, inc) x 8; sl st to join and ch 2 – 24 sts
Round 2: in BLO (2 hdc, hdc inc) x 8; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 3: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 4: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 5: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 6: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 7: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts
Round 8: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join – 32 sts
Weave in the ends.
And voila! You have made a sweet little outfit for your doll.
I hope you liked it. Let me know what you think in the comments.