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Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on November 11, 2014
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My favorite hobby is to crochet doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.

Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress
Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress | Source

I have not had much time to crochet lately, so I decided to share this Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress first without a corresponding male outfit. I will be slowly adding new designs to complete the set when I find the time to do so.

I came up with this design by playing around with the concept from Barbie Strapless Layered Dress. This pattern uses the same layering technique from the previous pattern, but uses a different skirt to make it appear more ruffled. I changed the top and played around with a different halter top design to complete the look.

This hub is a free crochet pattern for an Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress. The doll used for this project is the basic Ashlynn Ella that comes with Hunter the Huntsman as a set.

Materials

  • Size No. 7 Steel Crochet Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread; and
  • 1 Small Snap.

Abbreviations in American Terms

  • Ch - chain;
  • St(s) - stitch(es);
  • Sl st - slip stitch;
  • Sc - single crochet;
  • Dc - double crochet;
  • Dec - decrease by working an sc in the indicated sts;
  • Inc - increase by working 2 sc in the indicated st;
  • BL - back loops;
  • FL - front loops;
  • Ch-sp - chain space;
  • V-stitch - (dc, ch 1, dc) in the indicated st;
  • Shell - (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the indicated st; and
  • Full shell - 6 dc in the indicated st.

Closer view of the Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress
Closer view of the Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress | Source

Pattern

Starting from the waist up,

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (26)

Row 2: Ch 1, dec in the first 2 sc, sc in each sc until the last 2 sc, dec in the last 2 sc, turn. (24)

Rows 3 - 8: Repeat Row 2. (Last Row: 12 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (12)

Row 10: Repeat Row 9. (12)

Rows 11 - 15: Repeat Row 2. (Last Row: 2 sts)

Fasten off.

Straps: Ch 40, dec in the 2 sc of Row 15, ch 40. Fasten off.

Barbie Ruffle Gown Doll
Barbie Ruffle Gown Doll

You can opt to make the dress longer by adding more ruffles.

 

From the waist down,

Row 1: Working on the opposite side of the starting ch, sc in each ch across, turn. (26)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sc, (inc in the next sc, sc in the next 8 sc) 2 times, turn. (28)

First ruffle:

Row 3: Working in BL only, ch 2 (does not count as dc throughout), V-stitch in the first sc, (sk 1 sc, V-stitch in the next sc) across, sk the last sc, turn. (14 V's)

Round 4: Sl st to the first ch-1 sp, shell in each ch-1 sp across, join with sl st in the first dc of the 2nd shell, do not turn. (14 shells)

This will form an overlap to for a smooth joining. I like the look better with this technique, and have actually used it on a lot of patterns already to either form tabs or make shell rounds look neater. For more information on how to do this Round, please visit Pullip Backless Sundress.

Round 5: Sl st to the first ch-2 sp, ch 2, shell in each ch-2 sp around, making sure to work through both thickness of the first and last shell of Round 4 for the last shell, join with a sl st in the first dc of the first shell, do not turn. (13 shells)

Round 6: Sl st to the first ch-2 sp, ch 2, shell in each ch-2 sp around, join, do not turn. (13 shells)

Round 7: Sl st to the first ch-2 sp, ch 2, full shell in each ch-2 sp around, join, do not turn. (13 full shells)

Fasten off.

Once you have reached this point, you will need to fold down the first ruffle to get to the free FL of Row 2. For more information on this, please visit Barbie Strapless Layered Dress.

Second layer of skirt:

Lining:

Row 8: Working in the free FL of Row 2, sc in the first 9 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 8 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 9 sc, turn. (30)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 10 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 9 sc, turn. (32)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (32)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, (inc in the next sc, sc in the next 10 sc) 2 times, turn. (34)

Row 12: Repeat Row 10. (34)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sc, (inc in the next sc, sc in the next 8 sc) 2 times, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 7 sc, join with a sl st in the first sc. (37)

Second ruffle:

Round 14: Working in BL only, ch 2, V-stitch in the first sc, (sk 1 sc, V-stitch in the next sc) across, join with sl st in the first dc of the first V, turn. (19 V's)

Round 15: Repeat Row 4, but join with sl st in the first dc of the first shell instead of the second shell. (19 shells)

Rounds 16 - 17: Repeat Round 6. (19 shells)

Round 18: Repeat Round 7. (19 full shells)

Fasten off.

Third layer of skirt:

Lining:

Round 19: Working in the free FL of Round 13, sc in the first 12 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 11 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 12 sc, join, turn. (39)

Rounds 20 - 24: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, turn. (39)

Third ruffle:

Repeat Second ruffle. (20 V's, shells, and full shells)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Sew a snap at the back of the waist to close the skirt. Tie the halter at the back of the neck to hold the dress in place.

Back view of the Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress
Back view of the Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress | Source

Accessorizing the Ruffled Cocktail Dress

Complete the look by making the Ever After High Ballet Flats in the same color thread. These flats are very versatile and will go well with any outfit your doll will wear.

Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress with Ballet Flats
Ever After High Ruffled Cocktail Dress with Ballet Flats | Source

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