Tulle Dress for 12″ Doll

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There is something about the old school just pain plastic dolls that I love and think every girl should have… but of course we have to make it a pretty dress too!

H hook
Worsted weight yarn
12″ doll
Tulle
2 small buttons

Bodice

Ch 20

Ch 1 sc across, turn

Ch 5 (for button hole closure) and sc across, turn

Ch 2 (gives a smoother edge to the dress opening)  *dc in next 3 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc* repeat 1 time. Dc in next 4 sc.  *dc in next 3 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc* repeat 1 time. Dc in last 3 sc, turn

Ch 2, 4 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 5 dc (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 6 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 4 dc, turn

Ch 2, 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 7 dc (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 8 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 5 dc, turn

Ch 5, sl st in first dc. Ch 2, 6 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 9 dc (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space,  dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 10 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, 6 dc, turn

Ch 2, 7 dc. Now you do a dc decrease in the next two ch 1 spaces. This creates the sleeves. 12 dc, dc decrease in the next two ch 1 spaces, 7 dc, turn

Ch 2, dc across, sl st in first dc created.

Ch 1, sc same as joining. *Skip 1 dc, 5dc in next, skip next dc, sc in next* repeat across ending with a 5dc fan and a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Attach tulle to the under side of last dc across row. Essentially cut the tulle just over double the length you want for the tulle skirt. Use your hook to go around the post of the dc and make a knot in the middle of the length of tulle. The knot is on the under side.

For a different look you can double up on the tulle.  Personal choices, but it seems to look quite full enough I think with the single row.
Bow

Ch 12, hdc in the 3 ch to make 10 total hdc.

Rows 2 – 5 are ch 2, hdc across. Leave a really long tail. Cut four pieces of extra tulle just a little bit larger than the hdc square. Bring the tail to the backside of the square and then place on the tulle. Now using the tail wrap tightly in the middle of the square roughly 10 or so times. Now grab a hair elastic band and place it on the back and wrap another 10ish times going through the middle of the band. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Mad Hooking!

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