After I posted Ella’s pink dress, Astri from Apple Blossom Dreams suggested that I crochet the wedding dress from ‘Cinderella’. I had actually already crocheted the dress, so I just needed to take some pictures and post it. Thanks, Astri! :)
This dress took forever to design (because of the train), but it shouldn’t be too hard to crochet. You could make it without the flowers, which would be a lot faster, and then it would be a traditional Barbie wedding dress! I really like how it came out – it’s as close to the movie dress as I could get it. I hope you like it too. Next up is Lady Tremaine’s dress, as Fillie Fanatic suggested. So much to crochet! <3
On a different topic, I absolutely love my Mattel Ella doll – isn’t she lovely? She came in her blue ball gown, which of course I adore:
I wonder how I could crochet this dress!
- 1 skein of worsted-weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in “White”) – but I actually think a DK weight would work better and give it more drape. I used worsted because that’s what I had.)
- H (5.00 MM) crochet hook
- Embroidery floss in the colors you want for flowers. I used yellow, pink, and blue, and about 1 hank of each…but I didn’t do a ton of flowers.
- 2.1 MM crochet hook to make the flowers
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across.
From now on, you will be working through the front loops only, except on the last stitch of the row – work this one through both loops.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, sc across.
Row 3-6: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, sc across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc across to the last st, 2 sc in the last st.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Row 11-14: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Join the yarn to the bottom of the bodice (the side with the pointed half.) There are 15 spaces for you to work into on the first row.
Foundation Round: (Sc in next space, 2 sc in next space) 7 times, then sc in last space. Sl st to first sc.
Now we will be working in rows to make the length of the skirt, but to save sewing, we’ll join it to the foundation round as we go.
Row 1: Ch 24, dc in 3rd ch from hk and in next 9 ch, hdc in next 10 ch, sc in last ch, sl st in first 2 sts from the Foundation Round.
Row 2: Turn, sc in first st, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have used up all of the Foundation Round stitches. You should end up at the bottom of the skirt. Now we’ll do some short-rows to make the train.
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st until there are 4 sts left, hdc 2, sc 1, sl st in last st.
Row 2: Turn, skip sl st, sc, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in the rest of the stitches across the row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have just the half-double crochets.
Hold the foundation ch-24 and the side of the short rows together. Carefully single crochet through both layers to join them. Sl st in the last st, fasten off and weave in ends.
Turn the dress inside out so the seam is not as prominent. Join the yarn 6 rows to the right of the single crochet seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in same side-space, 2 dc in each side-space around. You’ll be working around the posts of the double crochets and into your turning chains from the skirt. Sl st to first st.
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 tr in same st, tr in next st. *2 tr in next st, tr in next st* around, leaving last 22 sts unworked.
Row 3-4: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 3, tr in same st and in each st across, leaving last 3 sts unworked.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 3, tr in same st and in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 3 sts, *2 tr in next st, tr in next 3 sts* across, leaving last 3 sts unworked.
Row 6-8: Repeat Row 3.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next st* across, leaving last 3 sts unworked. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flowers (make lots!)
Knotless ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Sc in ring without chaining first, ch 4, *sc in ring, ch 4* 5x, sl st into ring. Fasten off but don’t weave in ends.
Make lots of these flowers – I did 1 embroidery floss hank’s worth in blue, yellow, and pink. To attach, pull the loose ends to the back of the dress and triple-knot. Then trim off the ends. The inside will look funny, but the outside will look pretty and flowery! Eventually I got sick of making flowers, so I just did some on the top of the bodice and a couple columns up the front of the skirt. Ella’s wedding dress has a lot more…but you can do however many you want, or leave it plain for a normal Barbie wedding dress!
Are there any other dresses from Cinderella that you think I should crochet? I’m always happy to take suggestions. :) Now to figure out Lady Tremaine’s dress…