Sizes5-6 yrs.

Yarn: Light Fingering or Super Fine (3 ply) cotton yarn (1.75 oz/262 yds (240m)/ 50 g. per ball): white - 2 balls, yellow - 1 ball, grey - 1 ball, black - 1 ball, pink - 1 ball, blue - 1 ball, green - 1 ball, red - 1 ball, beige - 1 ball, navy blue - 1 ball. 

Hooks: size 2 mm hook. 

Pattern Skill Level: intermediate.  The pattern is written in American crochet terms.

 

I'm really happy to show you my new amazing free crochet pattern. It's a crochet summer top for a little girl of five or six years old. What is the favorite toy of all little girls the last few years? Right! LOL dolls. My daughter adores them. She brought me an idea of a summer crochet top with this LOL doll picture. I'm really happy with the result. I think it is one of the most impressive things I ever done. It's truly one-of-a-kind. I made a very detailed free crochet pattern for it. The pattern is very comprehensive and I hope it gives you an opportunity to make the same garment for you little daughter or your granddaughter.   

Hope you enjoy this pattern and give it a try.

I’m continually in the process of adding new patterns, so watch for those in the coming weeks!

Finished sizes:

Instructions given fit girls size 5-6 yrs.

 

Size table

Size

5 yrs

6 yrs

Height (inch/cm)

42,8/107

45,2/113

Bust (inch/cm)

22,8/57

23,6/59

Waist (inch/cm)

21,6/54

22/55

Hip(inch/cm)

24,8/62

25,6/64

Sleeve length

(inch/cm)

14,4/36

15,6/39

Back length

(inch/cm)

10,8/27

11,2/28

 

Finished measurements:

- Length (from the highest point of the shoulder to the bottom): 13"/ 32,5 cm.

- Width: 25,2"/ 63 cm.

Model Stats: Model wears size 5yrs. Height: 3ft 9" (114cm).

Gauge

33 single crochets and 36 single crochet rows = 4’’ (10 cm) using size 2 mm crochet hook. 

Take time to check gauge.

Firstly you have to make a central crochet motif with the picture.

Finished measurements of the Motif: 5,6" (14 cm) - in width and 4,6" (11,5) cm - in length  = 46 single crochets in width and 42 single crochet rows in length

Main Motif (with a LOL doll)

Begin at bottom edge, chain 47 using white yarn.

Row1: 1 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet  in each stitch  to  the end, turn.

Row2: 1 chain, single crochet in each stitch to the end, turn.

chart 

Row3: beginning with the Row3 you will make the picture with different yarn colors. According to the diagram you should make 6 white single crochets and then 3 red single crochets. Work as follows: 1 chain, single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches, working the 6th single crochet leave it unfinished - you have two loops on the hook (see picture 1b). To finish this stitch grab the red color yarn with your crochet hook (see picture 1c), pull the red color yarn through both loops on the hook. Then work single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches with red yarn  as usual, working the 3rd single crochet with red yarn leave it unfinished (see picture 1f) as you did with the 6th white single crochet before, grab the white color yarn with your hook and pull up a loop changing color (see picture 2a).  

picture 1

Do not fasten off the threads as far as you will use them later. Carry the previous yarn along the wrong side of the fabric so that it is ready to pick up again the next time it is needed.  You should leave a piece of yarn between two the same color rows that is equal to the width of the stitches between them.

 picture 2

Use this way of changing colors making the full pattern of the main motif.

See work in progress pictures below:

picture 3

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picture 5

picture 6

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picture 8

 

After completing the main motif do not fasten off the last white thread. Cut off the rest of the threads and weave in any remaining ends on the wrong side of the motif, then press the motif through the wet cloth (see picture 9).

picture 9



about me      Welcome to my Crochet Studio. My name is Julia and I love yarn, color and designing. I picked up my first crochet hook at age 7 and haven't put it down since. The excitement of finding inspiration, working with yarn and crocheting something new is magical. I can't live without it and the process of creating crochet patterns is really my universe. I see inspiration everywhere and I love to inspire others. 

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