Monday, September 24, 2007

Baby Doll Bathing Suit Free Pattern

Crochet a bathing suit for your doll
Let your imagination run wild by decorating these easy to crochet bathing suits.


I wanted a pattern for a swim suit that would be easy for a young child, to put on and take off a doll.
So I made up a pattern that is very quick and easy to make. I also made a bathing suit out of sparkling yarn, but it looked more like bed room wear. I may make a little dressing gown and slippers to go with that too.
New Entry.

Here is the gold sparkling bed room wear.



Baby Doll Bathing suit
© Cathy Wood 2007

Please feel free to use my patterns for your personal use or for charity. But do not sell my patterns.


Baby doll size 43cm (16 inch)

3.50 mm hook (E/4)

Pattern tested with 4 ply yarn (sock/baby)
8 ply (light worsted) will be a little loose but okay

Abbreviations:
h dc= yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through stitch, (3 loops on hook) yarn over hook, pull through all 3 loops

trbl= yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through stitch, (3 loops on hook) yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops again

Beginning at front crutch, chain 5

1. h dc in 2nd chain from hook, h dc in each chain across, chain 1 turn (4 h dc)

2. h dc in each h dc across, chain 1 turn

3. repeat row 2

4. repeat row 2

5. h dc increase in 1st h dc, h dc across to last h dc, h dc increase in last h dc, chain 1 turn (6 h dc)

6. repeat row 5,

7. repeat row 5, (10 h dc)

8. h dc increase in 1st and 2nd h dc, h dc across to final 2 h dc, h dc increase in final 2 h dc, chain 2 turn (14 h dc)

9. h dc across, chain 2 turn

10. repeat row 8, ( 18 h dc)

11. repeat row 9

12. repeat row 8, (22 h dc)

13. repeat row 9

14. repeat row 5 (24 h dc)

15. h dc across, chain 1 turn

16. repeat row 15

17. repeat row 15

18. repeat row 15

19. sl st across first 4 h dc, 2 h dc in next 2 h dc, 2 trbl in next 2 h dc, 2 h dc in next 2 h dc, sl st in next h dc, turn

20. miss sl st, 2 h dc in next 2 h dc, 2 trbl in next 2 trbl, 2 h dc in next 2 h dc, sl st in sl st, break off yarn and fasten off.

21. attach yarn to opposite end of row and working on opposite side of work, repeat rows 19 and 20.


Above pic is the front

Back of Bathing, Suit Beginning at crutch

Rejoin yarn to beginning chain 5

1. 4 h dc across, chain 1 turn
2. repeat rows 2 to 15 as for front
16 to 19 repeat row 15 as for front
20 reverse sc across, break off yarn and fasten off

Above pic is the front and back


Straps

Make 2
Chain 3
Miss 1 chain, 2 sc across, ch 1 turn (2 sc)
Work 14 rows more

Making up Bathing Suit

Sew in loose ends, sew up sides, being careful not to go too far down the leg as the suit will be too hard to put on.

You can fancy up the bathing suit using a shell stitch around the neck or leg area.

I did some little bright buttons to put down the front using this method.
Ch 3, sc 6 in 3rd chain from hook, sl st to join fasten off.

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