Ever After High Pineapple Sundress ~ Free Crochet Pattern

I was fortunate enough to be given an Ever After High doll (EAH to be concise), and I immediately set about crocheting something for her. I think they have the same proportions as Monster High dolls. I’d never had one of these dolls before and I was surprised by their strange proportions – tiny shoulders, curvy back, short torso, and huge head! Nevertheless, Briar is very fun to crochet for, and she’ll be getting her own crochet wardrobe.

Meet 'Briar Beauty', the new crochet muse with the strange last name

Meet Briar Beauty, the new crochet muse with the strange last name, sporting her new dress

Whenever I walk by a Barbie aisle, I see an entire section of Monster- and Ever After High dolls, they do seem to be rather popular. Chances are you know somebody who has one, so now you can crochet a dress for them! (I think it would be cool to crochet some dresses and wrap them if you’re giving one of these dolls as a gift. Some of their clothes seem to be rather skimpy.)

Meet Briar, the new crochet muse

A second sundress, in purple this time!

The holes make it slightly sheer, so I like to put a pair of jeans under it. They don’t appear in the pictures, because I didn’t crochet them – they’re just normal doll clothing. Leggings would work too, or you could crochet some bloomers (pantaloons?).

Materials

  • Less than 50 yards of size 10 crochet thread (I used black-and-white variegated, and later I made another with purple)
  • 2.1 MM crochet hook

Notes

I use US crochet terms in all of my patterns. Here’s a chart showing US –> UK with the abbreviations:

US to UK Terminology

This dress doesn’t require any fastenings, yay! There are just two long chained straps that you tie halter-top style. The below picture shows the back:

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You only need to know chain, sl st, sc, and dc for this pattern, as it’s a variation on the pineapple motif. This is my first time using it in a pattern. I didn’t do shells in between pineapples, to mix it up a bit, so it looks a bit more like lacy eyelets…oh well, there’s always next time.

Pattern

Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 dc in ring.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2dc in first st, 2dc in each of next 5 sts. Ch 12, sl st to 1st dc to join. Begin working in rounds without turning.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2dc in same st, dc in next st. *2dc in next st, dc in next st* 4x. Dc in back loops of next 12 chains. Sl st to 1st dc to join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st* around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join. (12 chain spaces)

Rnd 5: (Begin pineapple pattern): Sl st into next chain space. Ch 2. 7dc in same space. Skip next chain space. *7dc in next chain space, skip next ch space* around. Sl st to 1st dc to join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st. (*Ch 3, sc in next st of shell* 6x). Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around and sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 7: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 5x, sc in next chain space.). Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 8: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 4x, sc in last chain space.) Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 9: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 3x, sc in last chain space.) Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 10: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 3, sc in next chain space* all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 11: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 3, sc in next chain space. Ch 1, 7dc into next chain space. Ch 1, sc into next chain space.* Repeat from * to * around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st. (*Ch 3, sc in next st of shell* 6x, ch 1.). Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around and sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 13: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 5x, sc in next chain space, ch 1.). Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 14: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 4x, sc in last chain space, ch 1.) Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 15: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. (*Ch 3, sc in next chain space* 3x, sc in last chain space, ch 1.) Repeat the steps in parentheses all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 16: Sl st into next chain space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 3, sc in next chain space* all the way around, omitting last sc, instead sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 17-28: Repeat Rounds 11-16 two more times.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Straps

Turn the dress over so you can work into the chain 4 space at the neckline. Then crochet as follows (I put in line breaks to make it easier to follow):

Ch 30 to make the right strap. Sc into the chain 4 space.
Sc into the ends of Rows 1 and 2 (4 or 5 stitches work well.)
Then sc loosely into the other side of the chain-12 from Row 2 (12 sc total – throw in a few increases if it’s coming out too tight!)
Sc up the other side of Rows 1 and 2.
Then sc into the chain 4 space.
Sl st to the first sc. Ch 30 for the left strap. Fasten off.
You don’t have to weave in the ends from the straps, just pull the tail tight and cut it off leaving a small tail so it doesn’t unravel.

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Have you encountered any type of Miscellaneous High dolls before? What do you think of them? Nothing will ever replace Barbie for me, but it can be a nice change. Let me know if you’re interested in more clothes for them in the future!

I hope you have a most wonderful day, lovely followers. ❤

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3 thoughts on “Ever After High Pineapple Sundress ~ Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Katherine says:

    I love the dress and wanted to make one this evening with my granddaughter but the photo links seem to be broken. 😦 they really help as a reference.

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