Covid Crisis!

Our Uncle P. got Covid this week! We were really worried about him! He had to stay in bed and get checked by an ambulance crew because he could hardly breathe at all. It was soooooo scary. He is finally feeling a little better now. What a relief! We love Uncle P., and are super happy he is on the mend.

It is Chinese New Years right now. Mercedes and Cora were putting up decorations for the holiday, so Mommy took their picture with some of the things we have for decorating.

Happy New Year! Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day, too!

We wanted to give you a New Years present so Mommy typed up the pattern for our summer dress, and says she will type up the matching jacket pattern for next week. We know summer isn’t coming for awhile yet, but Mommy said that’s okay, because the dress might take some people longer than others to make.

Here is the dress pattern below.

Crocheted Dress in Sc/Dc pattern for Kruselings

Materials: 

1.00 mm (US – 12; UK – 6 1/2) steel crochet hook

DMC Cebelia #30 or Valdani #12 pearl cotton

Small snaps or hook and loop tape

Tension: 

11 sc per 1”/2.5cm

Stitches and abbreviations used: 

Chain (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Double crochet (dc)

Increase (inc) – work two sc in next stitch

Decrease (dec) – decrease over the next two stitches by pulling a loop up in each of the next two stitches, and then, pulling thread through all 3 loops on hook

Note:

All sc rows begin with a ch 1 unless otherwise noted.

Dress:

Bodice:

Beginning at waist edge, chain 43.

  1. Sc in second chain from hook, and in each chain across row (42 sc).

Work nine more rows even in sc.

11) Sc 10, inc in next stitch, sc 20, inc in next stitch, sc 10 (44 sc).

12) Work even in sc.

Divide for bodice front and backs:

  1. Sc 10, ch 1, turn. 
  2. Sc in first stitch, dec, sc 7 (9 sc).
  3. Work even in sc.
  4. Sc in first stitch, dec, sc 6 (8 sc).
  5. Work even in sc.
  6. Sc in first stitch, dec, sc 5 (7 sc).
  7. to 11) Work even in sc for five rows, ending at sleeve edge on last row.

12) Sc 4, ch 1, turn.

13) to 15) Work even in sc for three rows.

End off thread.

  1. Skip 24 stitches.  Rejoin thread, and sc in the last 10 stitches of bodice.
  2. Sc 7, dec, sc 1 (9 sc).
  3. Work even in sc.
  4. Sc 6, dec, sc 1 (8 sc).
  5. Work even in sc.
  6. Sc 5, dec, sc 1 (7 sc).
  7. to 12) Work even in sc for six rows, ending at sleeve edge on last row.

13) Sc 4, ch 1, turn.

14) to 16) Work even in sc for three rows.

End off thread.

  1. Return to the centre 24 stitches.  Skip two stitches.  Rejoin thread, sc in next 20 stitches, ch 1, turn, leaving last two stitches of row unworked.
  2. Sc 1, dec, sc 14, dec, sc 1 (18 sc).
  3. Work even in sc.
  4. Sc 1, dec, sc 12, dec, sc 1 (16 sc).
  5. Work even in sc.
  6. Sc 1, dec, sc 10, dec, sc 1 (14 sc).
  7. Work even in sc.
  8. Sc 3, dec, sc 1, ch 1, turn (5 sc).
  9. Work even in sc.
  10. Sc 2, dec, sc 1 (4 sc).
  11. to 13) Work even in sc for three rows.  End off thread.
  1. Return to centre neck, skip 2 stitches, rejoin thread in third stitch, sc 1 in same stitch, dec, sc 3 (5 sc).
  2. Work even in sc.
  3. Sc 1, dec, sc 2 (4 sc).
  4. to 6) Work even in sc for three rows.  End off thread.

Join shoulder seams.  

Armhole Edges:

Work 24 sc around each armhole edge, and then, one row of reverse sc.  End off thread.

Dress Skirt:

Right side facing, work along the other side of the chain at waist edge of bodice, as follows:

  1. Sc in first stitch, *ch 2, sc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to end of row.
  2. Sc in first loop, dc in same loop, *(sc in next loop, dc in same loop),*  repeat from star to star across row.
  3. Sc in first stitch, dc in same stitch, *skip one stitch, (sc in next stitch, dc in same stitch),* repeat from star to star to end of row.

Repeat row three for pattern.

Work 23 rows more in pattern, ending on a right side row.  Do not turn at end of last row.    Slip stitch into first stitch of row, joining skirt.  Work 2 rows of sc around bottom edge of skirt, inc 1 stitch in last row.

Next row:

Sc in first stitch, ch 3, dc in same stitch, *skip 2 stitches, (sc in next stitch, ch 3, dc in same stitch),* repeat from star to star to last two stitches of row, join with a slip stitch to first stitch.  End off thread.

Sew back seam from hem for about 15 rows.

Left Back Edge Under Placket:

Right side facing, join thread at top edge of left back of bodice.  Sc across back edge to lower seam, ch 1, turn.

Work 4 rows even in sc.  End off.

Right Back and Neck edgings:

Right side facing, rejoin thread at bottom of right back edge.  Sc up right back edge, working 3 sc in stitch at corner, proceed in sc across neck edge and top of left back placket.  

Work one row in reverse sc.  End off thread.

Sew under placket beneath right back edge on wrong side of skirt.  Darn in all loose ends.  Close dress with snaps or hook and loop tape.

Copyright 2021 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

8 thoughts on “Covid Crisis!”

  1. Je ne comprends pourquoi le message était dans mes messages indésirables. Je viens de réparer cette erreur car je tiens à recevoir tous les mails de ton administration.

    Bon revenons à tes jolis modèles. J’aime beaucoup ce bel ensemble que je ferai très prochainement. Merci beaucoup Cynthia.
    Bises.
    Edwige

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    • Not sure why it went to spam on my end either. I have only blocked profanity…I will have to keep an eye on what the site blocks, I guess. I am happy you like the outfit, Edwige. I will be posting the jacket this weekend so you will have all the pattern then.:)

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  2. que c’est joli !
    Edwige est une fée pour le crochet… je ne peux pas le faire à cause de mes yeux…
    mais c’est vraiment ravissant !
    l’année du buffle commence bien…

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    • I try to put some knitting and some crochet so everyone gets a chance to do what they are good at! Edwige does lovely crochet, for sure. I hope she will enjoy this latest pattern. This gives you a week or two off from demands from your little ones wanting new clothes!

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  3. Waouh!!! ça y est, j’ai reçu la notification….Merci beaucoup pour ce modèle la robe est fort jolie, pourrais-tu me donner les mensurations de cette jolie poupette…Je ne la possède pas mais j’ai beaucoup d’autres poupées….Bonne journée …Fanfan
    traduit avec google : Wow !!! that’s it, I received the notification …. Thank you very much for this model the dress is very pretty, could you give me the measurements of this pretty doll … I do not own it but I have a lot of ‘other dolls …. Good day … Fanfan

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    • Hi Fanfan, I will measure the doll for you today. I am sure you could adapt the sizing on the pattern for other dolls quite easily by adding more stitches and rows. I am really glad we were able to solve the problem with the subscription process, and you could receive the latest posting. Welcome!

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