Free Crochet Doll Clothes Patterns
for American Girl Doll

These free doll clothes patterns require only one stitch: single crochet. These are very easy patterns, ideal for a beginner. By using fancy yarns, you can create designer clothes for your dolls!






Follow along, and YOU can create these stylish fashions for your American Girl Doll.


We will start by making a sleeveless top.


I used Skacel 100% polyamid (Tactel) yarn. You can use any worsted weight yarn.

This top is made from a rectangle 4 1/2 inches by 10 inches, and the straps are added last. The stitches are loose enough that separate buttonholes are not necessary, so this is an ideal pattern for a beginner.

It takes less than 25 grams of yarn.


Pattern

Size G (4 mm) Hook or size to yield 7 stitches = 2 inches

Please make a small sample of 8-10 stitches to check your gauge before beginning.

Leave a 12-14 inch length before beginning, and chain 18.

Row 1: SC in 2nd stitch from hook, and SC in remaining stitches. (Total 16 SC). Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: SC in each of 16 SC stitches. Chain 1. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures 10 inches long. You will have a rectangle that is 4 1/2 inches by 10 inches. Cut your yarn so that you have a 14-16 inch length. Pull this through your last loop on your hook.

Use the 12-14 inch length of yarn to sew the center front seam from the bottom edge until you are about 1/2 to 3/4 inch from the top. Weave the starting length of yarn to the top and tie a bow. Knot the bow. Trim ends.

Straps:

Lay the top flat so that the front seam with bow is at one end. Insert your crochet hook into the 3rd stitch from the opposite end, and SC in the next 4 stitches. Chain 1, turn.

Repeat this SC in 4 stitches per row until your first strap is 4 inches long. Leave a 5-6 inch length at the end and weave it through the strap to hide the end.

Repeat for opposite strap.

Sew 2 buttons on front of top, opposite strap ends.

Voila! Congratulations on creating a new top for your 18 inch doll.




Want to make a poncho?

f you like this frilly poncho, choose a yarn that will yield a gauge of 8 stitches = 2 inches.

Please make a small sample of 8-10 stitches to check your gauge before beginning.

I used a Size G (4 mm) crochet hook.

You will need to crochet two rectangles for this poncho, which you will sew together. Make the first rectangle by following these instructions:

Pattern

Leave a 12-14 inch length before beginning, and chain 18.

Row 1: SC in 2nd stitch from hook, and SC in remaining stitches. (Total 16 SC). Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: SC in each of 16 SC stitches. Chain 1. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures 9 inches long. You will have a rectangle that is 4 inches by 9 inches. Cut your yarn so that you have a 5-6 inch length. Pull this through your last loop on your hook.

Make a second rectangle.

You will be sewing one short end of a rectangle to one long end, using one of your 12-14 inch ends.

Turn this over and sew the opposite short end to the second long end (see pictures below). I used paper rectangles to illustrate how the two pieces will be sewn together.


Adding fringe
You can now add fringe by cutting lengths of yarn 10 inches long. Fold each length in half. Insert your hook where you would like to have fringe, and pull the curved end through a stitch. Insert cut ends and pull to form fringe. See picture below. I used a plain yarn in order to better illustrate how to make the fringe.


I attached fringe from the point in the front and back of the poncho, about 4 inches up each diagonal side. You can add as much fringe as you like - or no fringe at all.


If you do not know how, here is where you can

learn to crochet.


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