Makies Interlocked Crochet Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)
After finishing the wig from How to Make a Doll Wig, I wanted to make a dress so my Makies doll will be ready to go out in something other than her pajamas. For this design, I got inspired by this post on Pinterest regarding interlocking crochet. The link was not in English, but the pictures were enough to give me the idea on how to make the stitch pattern.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Makies Interlocked Crochet Dress. It features an interlocking crochet stitch pattern for the skirt to complete the design.
- Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook;
- Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread in 2 Colors (MC and CC);
- 2 Small Snaps;
- Tapestry Needle; and
Abbreviations Used in American Terms
- Ch - chain;
- St(s) - stitch(es);
- Ch-sp - chain space;
- Sk - skip;
- MC - main color;
- CC - contrasting color;
- WS - wrong side;
- RS - right side;
- Sc - single crochet;
- Inc - 2 sc in the indicated st;
- Dec - 1 sc over the next 2 sts;
- Dc - double crochet;
Starting from the waist up,
Row 1: With MC, ch 31, sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (30)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (30)
Rows 3 - 6: Repeat Row 2. (30)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 8 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 10 sc, turn. (32)
Row 8: Repeat Row 2. (32)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 8 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 11 sc, turn. (34)
Row 10: Repeat Row 2. (34)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in the first 12 sc, inc in the next sc, (sc in the next 2 sc, inc in the next sc) 3 times, sc in the last 12 sc, turn. (38)
Row 12: Repeat Row 2. (38)
Row 13 (forming the straps): Ch 1, sc in the first 6 sc, ch 10, sk 5 sc, sc in the next 16 sc, ch 10, sk 5 sc, sc in the last 6 sc, turn. (28 sc, 20 ch)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in the first 5 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in the next 10 ch, sk 1 sc, sc in the next 14 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in the next 10 ch, sk 1 sc, sc in the last 5 sc. (44)
Working on the opposite side of the initial working ch to form the skirt,
Row 1 (WS): Attach MC, ch 1, inc in each ch across, turn. (60)
Round 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as dc from here throughout), dc in the first sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, ch 1, dc in the next sc) across, ch 1, join with sl st in the 2nd dc to form a tab, do not turn. Remove the hook from the loop. (30 dc, 30 ch-1 sps)
Round 3: With CC, ch 56, weave the chain into the holes formed in Round 2 (like a drawstring tie, alternating under and over). Repeat the pattern in Round 2, alternating the dc's by going over the ch-1 sps and then under the ch-1 sps from previous Round, join with sl st in the first dc. Remove the hook from the loop. (28 dc, 28 ch-1 sps) See photos below for more information.
Note: Before you join the Rounds starting from Round 3, make sure you place the previous color in the side you want to begin on for the next Round, whether it is in front or in the back).
Round 4: Go back to the free MC loop from Round 2, ch 2, dc in the first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk dc, dc in the next ch-1 p) around, alternating the dc's by going under and then over the CC color from the previous Round, ch 1, join with sl st in the 1st dc. Remove the hook from the loop.
Round 5: Go back to the free CC loop from Round 3, repeat the pattern from Round 4, only this time, going back to alternating between over and then under.
Note: Once you have established the pattern, you will notice that you go under and over for the MC, while you go over and under for the CC. See photos below for more information.
Round 6-13: Repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off the CC color at the end of Round 13.
Round 14: Repeat Round 4, do not remove the hook from the loop and do not change color.
Round 15: Ch 1, dec in the next dc, ch-1 sp around, join with sl st in the first sc. (30)
Round 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in the first sc. (30)
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Sew in 2 pieces of snaps at the top and the waist.