Hello! I hope you’re not tired of Frozen stuff yet! 🙂
I had a request for the dress that Anna goes adventuring in. Actually I had already crocheted the dress, so I thought this would be a good time to write and publish it. I must say, this was the hardest one so far! The two-layered top was difficult (and my embroidery skills need a lot of work.) I am quite happy with the skirt though, so it might appear in designs in the future.
Edited to Add: Sorry, I forgot…if you want a cape to match the dress, click here for the pattern! 🙂
- Worsted weight yarn in the following colors (I used an assortment of Red Heart Super Saver & I Love This Yarn): dark blue, purple, and black
- Size H (5.50 MM) hook
- Embroidery floss and needle
- small ponytail holder
- 2 hook and eye clasps
- 1 sheet of blue craft felt for sleeves & top of shirt
Start with dark blue for main skirt color. Ch 44. Join w a sl st to first chain to form ring, being careful to not twist chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as st now and throughout), dc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch 2 to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sk next st, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st* around, omitting last sl st, sl st to starting ch to join. Fasten off blue.
Rnd 3: Join purple to 3rd double crochet of any shell and begin crocheting in the same stitch. Working along, with one stitch in each stitch, *sc, hdc, dc, then work an extended dc spike stitch over the sl st from Rnd 2, dc, hdc* around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Loosely sl st in each st around. Join to first stitch and fasten off.
Join yarn to other side of starting chain in the spare loops.
Rnd 1-8: Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 2 to join. (44)
Rnd 9: Ch 2. Dc in next st, dc2tog. *Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog* around, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 2 to join.
Rnd 10: Ch 2. Dc2tog. *Dc in next st, dc2tog* around, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 2 to join.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in each st evenly around.
Now is the time to join the ponytail holder to the top as follows. My ponytail holder was about 2″ in diameter, and a Barbie’s waist is a lot smaller than that. So I doubled it up, so it shrunk to half its size. Hold the ponytail holder on top of the stitches and when you insert your hook to make a stitch, stick it under the ponytail holder as well. The ponytail holder should be smaller than the previous round.
Rnd 12: Scing around ponytail holder as well as the stitches, sc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I embroidered flowers at regular intervals around the skirt. Each one took up about four rows. I did the following pattern…
They sort of look like sticks with lines at the top, but I was hoping you could get the general idea that they were flowers. This is why I crochet, not embroider. 🙂
I crocheted a corset-looking thing with straps and then sewed blue felt onto it for sleeves and a collar. The sewing of the felt gave me a huge amount of trouble (crocheter, not seamstress!)…I was really tempted to just leave off the sleeves. I only sewed one hook-and-eye thing on the back because it was infuriating me. Then I was too lazy to sew on another. You could always crochet the sleeves instead, I have a pattern for it in Elsa’s Coronation Dress if you want to take a look.
With black yarn, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, leaving last 3 sts unworked (strap made.)
Row 3-4: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Roww 5: Ch 4, turn, sc in next 3 chs and in each st to last st, 2sc in last st (increase made.)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2sc in first st, sc across, leaving last 3 sts unworked.
Row 7-8: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across.
Row 11: Ch 4, turn, sc in next 3 chs and in each st across.
Row 12-14: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 15: Ch 4, turn, sc in next 3 chs and in each st across.
Row 16-18: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Weave in the starting end. Then use the long end to sew the straps together at the top (two on the left and two on the right.)
Next up is embroidery for the shirt. The rosemaling on Anna’s shirt was very complex, and I had a hard time getting mine to look anything like it! I suggest you model it off of Anna’s instead of mine. Click here to see some pictures for reference. Here’s what I came up with…
I’m sorry I can’t give you templates or anything for the sewing part. It was really just trial and error. You need two sleeves and two rectangles for the top. I hand-sewed the sleeves together, turned them inside out, and hemmed the bottom, then sewed those to the inside of the shirt straps. Since everybody’s gauge is different, you can cut the rectangles for the top to any size that works. Then sew them to the inside of the shirt. Finally, fold down the top edge and sew around it to avoid fraying, and add the two hooks to the back. (Or maybe buttons would work, if you crocheted a buttonhole.) Or you can crochet the sleeves, and pick up stitches around the top to make the collared part. Whatever works for you.
Here are a few more pictures in which I play with the settings on the camera:
I hope you like the pattern for Anna’s dress, Anonymous. My next post will be Anna’s coronation dress, which was super fun to crochet and I’m quite excited to post. I just need to take some pictures and make sure the pattern makes sense. So stay tuned!
Have a fabulous day, lovely followers, and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see, because I’m always happy to help. 🙂