Daisy and Minnie Dresses

Mar 14, 2011
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Designer: Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size:
12 (18¾, 21¼, 22¼, 23)" chest circumference, un-stretched, to fit an 18" doll with 11¼" chest (babies 6–12 months, and children sizes 2, 3, 4). Garment shown measures 22½, modeled with ½" ease.
Yarn:
For doll’s dress: Brown Sheep Cotton Fine (80% cotton, 20% wool; 222 yd [203 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #CF930 candy apple (MC); #CF460 jungle green (CC1); #CF844 celery leaves (CC2), 1 skein each.
For child’s dress:
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #CW930 candy apple (MC); #CW460 jungle green (CC1); #CW844 celery leaves (CC2), 1 skein each.
Hook:
For doll’s dress: B/1 (2.25 mm), C/2 (2.75 mm).
For child’s dress:
F/5 (3.75 mm), G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions:
For doll’s dress: St marker (m); yarn needle; two ½" buttons; sewing needle and matching thread.
For child’s dress:
St marker (m); yarn needle; two ¾"–⅞" buttons for size 6–12 months, two 11/8"–1¼" buttons for sizes 2, 3, and 4; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge:
For doll’s dress: 23 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in sc blo (in the rnd) using smaller hook; 21 sts and 13 rows = 4" in dc with larger hook.
For child’s dress:
18 sts and 17 rnds = 4" in sc blo (in the rnd) using smaller hook; 15 sts and 8 rows = 4" in dc on larger hook.


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