To make Amelia's Dress:
The dress is made as a flat piece and then you will sew the edges together.
To make the dress, chain to a length that will just barely reach around the body. Due to the variations of yarn, amount of stuffing, and which hook you use, it is really difficult to give an exact number. But you want to have to tug just a LITTLE bit to make it reach.
(HINT: You could also do a foundation double crochet here.)
Row 1: Chain to desired length.
Row 2: DC in each chain across. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: SC in each chain across. Chain 2 and turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 two more times (for a total of 7 rows, including the starting chain!)
Row 8: *DC INC, DC in the next two.* Repeat * * until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 9: SC in each stitch across. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 10: DC in each stitch across.
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the back together.
For the collar, chain to desired length. You want the ends to be able to touch the front and back of the dress. Then DC INC in the first stitch, DC in the next two. Repeat to the end. Sew on the collar in the front and the back.
This is a dress tutorial for this Free Crochet Doll Pattern.