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Southern Belle

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Stitched with pretty pompadour yarn and accented with shiny pearl buttons, this lovely dress and hat will make your fashion doll the belle of the ball!

For those just getting started in this challenging type of crochet, the use of fingering yarn is a good jumping-off point, which will ease you into crocheting with size 10 or finer thread.

Design by Lori Zeller

Skill Level

Beginner

Finished Sizes

Fits 11 1/2-inch fashion doll

Materials

  • 10 (8mm) pearl beads
  • 2 size 4/0 snap fasteners
  • Fingering weight yarn: 2 ounces blue pompadour, 1 ounce white pompadour
  • Sizes D/3 and F/5 crochet hooks or sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

With D hook, 7 sc = 1 inch; 7 sc rows = 1 inch

With F hook, 5 dc = 1 inch; 2 dc rnds = 1 inch

Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Note

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches

Beg V-st: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), dc in same st.

V-st: [Dc, ch 1, dc] in indicated st.

Dress

Bodice

Row 1: Starting at waistline, with crochet hook size D and blue, ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (21 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, turn. (23 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in each of next 5 sc, hdc in next sc, 22 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, turn. (25 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, turn. (27 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, turn. (29 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each of next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts, turn. (33 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each of next 10 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st] twice, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st] twice, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, turn. (37 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each of next 12 sts, [sk next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sl st in next st, [sc in next st, sk next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 12 sts, turn. (30 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 10, sk next 3 sts (shoulder strap), sc in each of next 6 sts, sl st in next sl st, sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 10, sk next 3 sts (shoulder strap), sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 1, working down side edge of bodice, work 1 sc in the end of each row, ch 1, working across opposite side of foundation ch of bodice, sc in each of next 21 chs, turn.

Skirt

Row 1: Working in back lps of each st across, ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 3, sc in next st] rep across, turn. (20 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 2: Change to crochet hook size F, sl st into ch-3 sp, beg V-st in same ch-3 sp, V-st in each rem ch-3 sp across, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (20 V-sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-1 sp, beg V-st in same ch-1 sp, V-st in each ch-1 sp of each V-st around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnds 514: Sl st into ch-1 sp of beg V-st, beg V-st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, [V-st in next ch-1 sp of V-st, ch 1] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 15: Sl st into ch-1 sp of beg V-st, beg V-st in same ch-1 sp, V-st in ch-1 sp between V-sts, [V-st in next ch-1 sp of V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp between V-sts] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (40 V-sts)

Rnds 16 & 17: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnd 18: Sl st into ch-1 sp of V-st, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp of V-st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp of V-st] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (20 scallops; 20 sc)

Underskirt

Row 1: With crochet hook size F, working in rem free lps of Row 10 at waistline, attach white, ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch-3, 2 dc in each rem st across, turn. (42 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnds 3 & 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, [dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1] rep around, join in top of beg ch-3

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc and each ch-1 sp around, join in top of beg ch-3. (56 dc)

Rnds 7 & 8: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, [dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1] rep around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6. (70 dc)

Rnds 1114: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1] rep around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch-1 sp around, join in top of beg ch-3. (98 dc)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, sk next dc, [sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Flowers (make 10)

Rnd 1: With crochet hook size D and white, ch 5, sl st to join to form a ring, ch 1, [sc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, sc in ring] 5 times, join in beg sc, leaving a length of yarn, fasten off.

Finishing

Sew a pearl bead in the center of each flower. Sew flowers evenly sp around over Rnd 16 of skirt.

Sew a snap fastener at each back waistline and at top back bodice.

Hat

Rnd 1: With crochet hook size D and blue, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of first dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] rep around, join in top of beg ch-3. (18 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join in beg sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 5: Working in front lps for this rnd only, beg V-st in first st, dc in next st, [V-st in next st, dc in next st] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (9 V-sts)

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch-1 sp, beg V-st in same ch-1 sp, V-st in next single dc between V-sts, [V-st in next ch-1 sp of V-st, V-st in next single dc between V-sts] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (18 V-sts)

Rnd 7: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc, ch 3, dc] in same ch-1 sp, [{sc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-1 sp of V-st] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.

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