VINTAGE CROCHET FOR BARBIE – SHELL STITCH DRESS

     dress in foreground of picture









SIZE: Fits 11-1/2″ fashion doll.





MATERIALS: Mercerized knitting and crochet cotton, 1 ball each of pink (P), white (W) and dark rose (R).
Steel crochet hook no. 6 or 7.
Two small snap fasteners.

GAUGE: 2 shells = 1″

DRESS: Beg at neck edge, with P, ch 26.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across–25 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across.
Row 3: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of each shell across, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of turning ch–12 shells. Cut P. Join W. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5: Shell in each of first 2 shells, ch 3, sk 2 shells, shell in each of next 4 shells., ch 3, sk 2 shells, shell in each of last 2 shells, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6: Shell in each of first 2 shells, dc in center ch of ch 3, shell in each of next 4 shells, dc in center ch of ch 3, shell in each of last 2 shells, dc in top of turning ch–8 shells. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 7-9: Shell in each shell across, dc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn. Cut W at end of row 9. Join R. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 10 and 11: With R, work as for row 7. Cut R at end of row 11. Join W. Ch 3, turn.
Row 12: Repeat row 3. Cut W. Join P. Ch 3, turn.
Row 13: Shell in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of turning ch- 16 shells. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 14-17: Repeat row 13.

FINISHING: Sew back seam from lower edge to row 9. Close back with snap fasteners.

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  1. mgpayne February 4, 2012

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