Hello there! I’ve previously posted some crochet patterns for Ever After High, but there still aren’t a ton of free crochet patterns for them. I’m sure you can guess where this is going…I’m planning to post some more, and we’re starting off with a cupcake dress!
This is a relatively quick and easy dress, once you get the hang of the bobbles. It can be a bit challenging with the smaller crochet hook, but I’m pleased with the end result. And if it’s summer where you live, your EAH can wear it right away…although since when do dolls pay attention to the weather? 🙂
- Worsted weight yarn in cake color and frosting color (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Buff and Baby Pink, respectively)
- F (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Notes & Special Stitches
- Cluster = *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1st two loops* three times into the next stitch (4 loops on hook.) Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. This forms a bobble, and when worked with the wrong side facing, it will pop through to the right side.
- For the bodice (the cake part), I used back loop slip stitch to create ribbing. I’ve found it’s hard to crochet for EAH because of their weird proportions. The slip stitching works well because it’s stretchy enough to stretch over their hips, but then it’s tight around the torso. The main thing to remember is to keep your stitches loose so you can work into them later.
With cake color, ch 11.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across (10).
Row 2-16: Ch 1, turn, sl st in back loop of each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Hold the last row and the starting chain together and, working through the back loops of the last row and both loops of the starting chain, whipstitch them together. Weave in ends.
Join frosting color to the open end of the bodice, where you seamed it up (this will conceal the seam in the back.) Working clockwise into the 16 spaces in the row ends:
Rnd 1: *Sc in next row end, 2 sc in next row end* 8 times. Sl st to 1st sc. (24)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, TURN. (This is the only time you will turn in the skirt section – now the wrong side should be facing.) Sc in same st, cluster in next st. *Sc in next st, cluster in next st* around. Sl st to 1st sc. (12 sc, 12 clusters)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, cluster in same st, sc in next st. *Cluster in next st, sc in next st* around, sl st to 1st cluster.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, cluster in next st. *Sc in next st, cluster in next st* around, sl st to 1st sc.
Rnds 5-6: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Make sure the back of the clusters are facing out so they “pop”.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! It would be adorable to include one of these with a birthday doll (it does not look exactly like a cupcake, but what if you added sprinkles?)
Now I’m off to crochet another dress! Have a great day.