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Ever After High Dolls Going On a Picnic (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on June 20, 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 Dolls Going On a Picnic
Ever After High Dolls Going On a Picnic | Source

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I have never been the type to come up with projects based on any upcoming holidays. While I might be able to come up with ideas before the holiday comes, I always end up running out of time to finish making the project, taking photos, and typing the whole thing before the said holiday. I have been working on this project for quite a while now, and it just so happened to fit the theme for the 4th of July. So here is my first ever, holiday-inspired, project - Ever After High Dolls Going On a Picnic.

Since we do not celebrate 4th of July here in the Philippines, I did not use patriotic colors (Red, White, and Blue), but you can use whatever color you wish for your own projects.

Abbreviations in American Terms

  • Ch - chain;
  • Sc - single crochet;
  • Sl st - slip stitch;
  • Inc - work 2 sc in the indicated stitch (or the next stitch);
  • Sk - skip; and
  • Dec - sc the indicated stitches together.

Table of Contents

  • Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top;
  • Ashlynn Ella's Mini Shorts;
  • Hunter the Huntsman's Plain T-Shirt;
  • Hunter the Huntsman's Shorts; and
  • Picnic Accessories - Picnic Basket and Entrelac Picnic Blanket.

Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top

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Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini ShortsBack view of Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini Shorts
Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini Shorts
Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini Shorts | Source
Back view of Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini Shorts
Back view of Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top and Mini Shorts | Source
Dritz Hooks & Eyes Nickel Size 2
Dritz Hooks & Eyes Nickel Size 2

I'm not sure what size I used for my Top, I inherited some hook & eye closures from my Mom bought when I was still a kid.

 

Materials:

  • Size No. 7 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread; and
  • 1 Hook & Eye Closure.

Gauge:

  • 1 Granny Square = 1.5 cm.

Pattern:

  • Make 7 Granny Squares (Work 1 Round Only). Please visit Barbie Granny Square Shopping Tote Bag for more on how to make a Granny Square. Make sure to leave long tails for sewing the pieces together.
  • Sew the squares together to form the top. This is how you should sew your squares together:

How your top should look like once you've sewn the squares together.
How your top should look like once you've sewn the squares together. | Source
  • Sc around the piece to smooth out the sides, making sure to work 3 sc in each corner.
  • Add ties (2) by working a sl st in the top corners of your garment and ch 40 before fastening off.
  • Sew on a hook & eye closure at the back where the 2 ends meet for a good fit.

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Here is what it should look like after finishing with the ties.Here is what the finished top looks like with the hook & closure sewn on.
Here is what it should look like after finishing with the ties.
Here is what it should look like after finishing with the ties. | Source
Here is what the finished top looks like with the hook & closure sewn on.
Here is what the finished top looks like with the hook & closure sewn on. | Source

Notes:

  • This project is a great way to use up those scraps of thread you have accumulated from doing other projects. For my Granny Square Halter Top, I used up my scrap threads first (the variegated colored thread) before making the rest of the pieces in blue. Have fun creating your own color combinations to make a unique top.
  • This project can also be made for a different doll. Just make the initial Granny squares bigger (by adding more rounds), and make the same shape.

Ever After High First Chapter Raven Queen Doll
Ever After High First Chapter Raven Queen Doll

This project will also fit other Ever After High dolls like Raven Queen.

 

Ashlynn Ella's Mini Shorts

Materials and Gauge:

  • Same as Ashlynn Ella's Granny Square Halter Top.

Pattern:

Working from the top:

Row 1: Ch 36, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (35)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (35)

Round 3: Ch 1, (sc in the next 5 sc, inc in the next sc) 5 times, sc in the last 5 sc, sl st in the 2nd sc of the Row to join, turn. (40)

Note: Turning after Row 3 is optional. I have read some notes in Ravelry that some do not like turning after joining a Round. It depends on your personal preference. I just like to make the stitches appear uniform, so I still turn after joining the ends together.

Round 4: Ch 1, working through both thicknesses, sc in the next 2 sc, then continue with sc in each sc around, join with sl st in the first sc, turn. (38)

Rounds 5-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, turn. (38)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, ch 6, sk 19 sc, attach ch with a sl st in the next sc, turn. (38 sc, 6 ch)

First leg:

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each ch and sc around, join, turn. (25)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. (25)

Fasten off.

Second leg:

Repeat First leg on the other side of the shorts.

Weave in all ends and sew on a snap at the back to close the garment.

Hunter the Huntsman's Plain T-Shirt

Hunter the Huntsman's Plain T-Shirt and Shorts
Hunter the Huntsman's Plain T-Shirt and Shorts | Source
Barbie Life in The Dreamhouse Ken Doll (Discontinued by manufacturer)
Barbie Life in The Dreamhouse Ken Doll (Discontinued by manufacturer)

A review of Ever After High male dolls reveals that it has the same body size as Ken dolls.

 

Materials:

  • Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread; and
  • 3 Small Snaps.

Gauge:

Pattern:

Starting from the neckline:

Row 1: Ch 35, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (34)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first 4 sc, (inc 2x, sc in the next 6 sc) 3 times, inc 2x, sc in the last 4 sc, turn. (42)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (42)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 5 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 8 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 5 sc, turn. (50)

Rows 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13: Repeat Row 3. (50)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the first 6 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 10 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 6 sc, turn. (58)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in the first 7 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 12 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 7 sc, turn. (66)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 14 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 8 sc, turn. (74)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 16 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 9 sc, turn. (82)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, inc 2x, (sc in the next 18 sc, inc 2x) 3 times, sc in the last 10 sc, turn. (90)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in the first 12 sc, sk 22 sc, sc in the next 22 sc, sk 22 sc, sc in the last 12 sc, turn. (46)

Rows 16-29: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (46)

Fasten off at the last Round.

Working on the sleeves:

  1. Attach the thread with a dec at the bottom of the armhole and the first sc, sc in each sc around until you reach the last sc, dec the last sc and the second st at the bottom of the armhole, join with a sl st to the first sc, turn. (22)
  2. Ch 1, dec the first 2 sc, sc until the last 2 sc, dec the last 2 sc, turn. (20)
  3. Repeat (2.) (18)
  4. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends. Sew on 3 snaps evenly across the back to close the shirt.

Hunter the Hunstman's Shorts

I have already published the pattern for the shorts used in the photos found on this hub. Please visit Ever After High Dolls On Summer Vacation for the pattern.

Picnic Accessories

Doll Picnic Accessories - Picnic Basket & Entrelac Picnic Blanket
Doll Picnic Accessories - Picnic Basket & Entrelac Picnic Blanket | Source

Entrelac Picnic Blanket

Materials and Gauge:

  • Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread; and
  • Gauge does not matter for this project.

Pattern:

I wanted to try out something new, instead of doing a ton of squares then sewing them together to make a checkerboard pattern (which you can also do, if you want). I shudder to think of all the sewing that will entail, so I searched until I found the Trip Around the World Throw pattern from Red Heart North America.

I have never done Tunisian or Entrelac crochet before this project, mostly due to the fact that I only learned to crochet by watching videos on YouTube and had no teacher to ask whether I was doing it right or not. Reading the pattern gets a bit confusing since I had no idea what the finished stitches should look like either. I found this tutorial by Mikey from The Crochet Crowd for this pattern and just followed along until I reached a desired size for my Entrelac Picnic Blanket. Here is the video tutorial for your convenience:

Picnic Basket

Closer View of Picnic Basket
Closer View of Picnic Basket | Source
Dollhouse Miniature Food Lot 20 Mixed Color Cupcakes Cherry Topping Art Deco Supply Dollhouse Food - 6320
Dollhouse Miniature Food Lot 20 Mixed Color Cupcakes Cherry Topping Art Deco Supply Dollhouse Food - 6320

Place some miniature cupcakes in your basket to get your dolls ready for their picnic.

 

Materials and Gauge:

  • Size "C" Crochet Hook;
  • Size "E" Crochet Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread (hold 2 strands together unless otherwise stated); and
  • Gauge does not matter for this project.

Pattern:

Note: I used 2 different colored threads to make my Picnic Basket to give it a different look, but it is also possible to use just 1 color.

Working on the base first:

Row 1: Using the smaller hook, ch 10, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (9)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (9)

Starting to work up the sides:

Round 7: Working in the back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc across and continue working 1 sc around the base, making sure to work 2 sc in the corners, join with sl st in the first sc, do not turn. (33)

Rounds 8-9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. (33)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, inc, sc in the next 6 sc, inc, sc in the next 9 sc, inc, sc in the next 5 sc, inc, join. (37)

Rounds 11-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. (37)

Fasten off.

Making the handle:

Holding 4 strands together (2 strands of each color), using the larger hook, ch the length you want your handle to be. In my case, I chained 13.

Tie the handle on the inside of the basket to secure it into place.

More Photos of the Picnic

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      Pharma107 3 years ago

      Very nice site!

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      RockyMountainMom 3 years ago from Montana

      I pinned this to my daughter, who carries yarn everywhere but hasn't finished any projects yet. This may be too ambitious, but is and idea for getting her feet wet with adapting and creating. Very clever!