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A Dress For Joy

Have you seen “Inside Out” yet? It’s a wonderful movie, and it has my strong recommendations. I also LOVED the short before it, “Lava,” which is about a volcano who wants to fall in love. The funny thing was, I heard tons of movie-goers crying at Inside Out, but it was Lava that got me. 😉 I see some crocheted volcanos in my future. But I digress; this post is supposed to be about Joy!

I got a Joy doll from the Disney Store, and I crocheted her a dress. She has the strangest proportions I’ve seen in a while, so it was a fun challenge! I used a modified version of the Summer Dress from my last post. I hardly had to frog anything, which was a pleasant and welcome change.


My doll actually stopped talking after a day (which is okay because I love her anyway!), but here’s a quote she said that I thought was fitting for this post:


“Yes, Joy?

“You’ll be in charge of the console…And may I add I love your dress?

“Oh, this old thing? Thanks so much, I love the way it twirls!”

[Joy talking to herself, Inside Out]

Okay, here are the modifications I made – I’ll just write it out, like an original pattern. The bodice, anyway. The skirt isn’t my pattern. Check out the original post for more details on that.



  • Small bit of sock yarn
  • D (3.25 MM) crochet hook
  • F (3.75 MM) crochet hook
  • Needle & thread
  • button (I thought Joy would like this daisy one:)


The Pattern

Ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. (12 sts)

Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc in first 8 sts, ch 3, sk 3, dc in last st. (Turning chain does not count as a stitch – still 12.)

Row 8-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 21: Repeat Row 7.

Row 22-25: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 26: Ch 5 (or whatever chain number will fit around your button), turn, skip first stitch and sc in each st across.

Sl st to the opposite side of the bodice. Ch 1 and make 30 sc evenly around, sl st to join. Now you can do whatever stitch pattern you want: I chose the V-stitches from the original post. I did 9 rows of V-stitches, then the edging. Then all you have to do is sew on the button, weave in the ends, and you’re done. (I switched to an F (3.75 MM) hook for the skirt to make it more drapey, and did (dc, ch 2, dc) for the V-stitches – after all, Joy likes her dresses to twirl!)

The chart

Like I said in my last post, I really like this typed-diagram thing (thanks again, Kristen!) So here’s another one.

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 6.56.48 PM


How about a couple polls?

And I think it’s past time for another poll, since I really enjoy having them. Actually, how about two polls! This first one is pretty self-explanatory. (Could there be a more fitting poll template for this movie?)

For this next one, I’m not talking about which emotion you enjoy feeling (I’m pretty sure the answer would be Joy, for me anyway), but which one you liked most in the movie. I’m torn between Anger and Sadness.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful joyful day! I’ll talk blog to you later. 🙂


6 thoughts on “A Dress For Joy

  1. I saw it! Oh man, Lava was funny and sad and adorable all at the same time. For the movie, I kinda liked Anger and Disgust the best. Actually the only one that made me cringe sometimes was Joy. >.< Great dress by the by.


    1. I completely agree with your summary of Lava! I’ve always had a soft spot for mountains/volcanos anyway. Yes, Joy could be a little irritating at times – just like a perpetually optimistic person, I guess! 🙂 Apparently lots of people liked Disgust the best, because her doll is sold out of the Disney stores…I definitely want to get her, too!

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