If you follow our dollstagram, you already know how crazy the last few months have been for us. Doctor appointments, visits to the veterinarian, grocery shopping…and let’s not forget the oh-so-fun midnight trip to the ER🙄.
But, don’t worry. I’m not about to bore you with a long “woe is me” monologue. That’s sooo not my style. No, I say we pick up where we left off and get crafty!
Did you know that Tink’s very first dress wasn’t sewn? It was crocheted.
I love crocheting. It’s the perfect hobby for someone suffering from chronic illness (like me). You don’t need a ton of supplies and, once you learn the basic stitches, the possibilities for making adorable gifts for family members and friends are endless. And you don’t even have to leave the bed to do it!
Yes, crochet is relaxing! Which, at the moment, is just what I need—eight weeks (maybe more?) of non-stop chores have left me feeling a bit drained.
So, without further ado, grab your crochet hooks and let’s make some simple dresses for our fairies!
Crocheted Dresses For Jakk’s Pacific Fairy Dolls:
- Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread.
- Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Crochet Hook.
Since these little dresses slip on and off, there’s no need for Velcro or snaps. Yippee!
- Ch = Chain.
- Sc = Single Crochet.
- Dc = Double Crochet.
- Sc dec = Single Crochet Decrease (aka single crochet two stitches together).
- Sl st = Slip Stitch.
- Row 1: Ch 12. Turn.
- Row 2: 2 Sc (single crochet twice) in the second stitch from the hook and in each stitch across. Turn. (22 stitches).
- Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in the first three stitches. Ch 4. Skip four stitches. Sc in the fifth stitch from your chain. Sc in the next eight stitches. Ch 4. Skip four stitches. Sc in the last three stitches. Turn. (14 Sc plus 8 Ch = 22 stitches).
- Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch across. Turn. (22 stitches).
- Row 5: Ch1. Sc in the first six stitches. Sc dec. Sc in the next six stitches. Sc dec. Sc in the last six stitches. Turn. (20 stitches).
Rows 6-8: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch across, turning and chaining 1 after Rows 6 and 7. Do not turn or chain after finishing Row 8. (20 stitches).
The skirt is worked in the round, so we need to join the edges of Row 8 before continuing. With the right side (pretty side) facing you, slip stitch the first and last stitches of Row 8 together.
At this point, I like to stop and try the top on my doll to check the fit–make sure it’s not too tight.
Perfect! Now we can start the skirt!
- Round 1: Ch 1. Dc in each stitch around. Sl St into the top of Ch 3 to join. (19 Dc plus Ch 3 = 20 stitches).
- Round 2: Ch 1. Dc in the next stitch. *2 Dc in the next stitch, Dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to *. Join with a Sl st. (28 stitches).
- Round 3: Ch 3. Dc in the next two stitches. 2 Dc in the next stitch. *Dc in the next three stitches, 2 Dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a Sl st. (35 stitches).
- Round 4: Ch 3. Dc in each stitch around. Join with a Sl st. (35 stitches).
For A Fuller Skirt:
- Alternate Round 3: Ch 3. *2 Dc in the next stitch, Dc in the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch.
- Alternate Round 4: Ch 3. Dc in the next two stitches. 2 Dc in the next stitch. *Dc in the next three stitches. 2 Dc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join.
- Round 5: Ch 3. Dc in each stitch around. Join with a Sl st.
- Round 6-7: Repeat Round 5.
- Round 8: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. Sl st into the top of Ch 1 to join. Fasten off and weave in the ends of your thread.
And that, my friends, is how you crochet a simple dress for your Disney fairy dolls!
I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking red isn’t the best color for Tink (she’s really more of a green gal😉). So, why don’t we give this dress to Chloe? She needs a new outfit, and, according to Rosetta, garden fairies look fabulous in red.
This is hands down the easiest pattern in my repertoire. It comes together in a flash, and by switching up the stitches, you can modify the skirt to make a whole new style!
In the picture below, Tinkerbell is wearing a green sundress with a shell-stitched skirt. Periwinkle’s blue dress has a white neckline and bottom border. When working her skirt, I used front post double crochets to get that neat ribbed look.
For Rosetta, I tried to go a bit more elegant. I chose dusty pink for the main color and cream for the accent color. The skirt was worked with v-stitches, then, to top it off, I gave the bottom a nice big ruffle!
Now it’s your turn!
I hope you all enjoyed crocheting these fairy-sized dresses with me today. I know this craft is pretty specific and won’t work for most dolls—that, however, brings me to my closing question: Would you like to see more crocheted doll crafts?
Let me know your answer in the comment section, and I promise to be back soon with more miniature crafts and random fun! (That never-ending to-do list isn’t going to hinder anymore of my doll-related activities😉).