Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Matching American Girl doll bow scarf crochet pattern

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

Hey everyone! On Monday I showed you how to make the gorgeous Bow Scarf, as seen on my lovely offspring below:

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

Today I'm going to share the crochet pattern to make a matching Bow Scarf for your American Girl or 18 inch doll. My daughter is getting her very own American Girl doll for Christmas this year (the doll above is technically "mine" from when I was a child) and you know I had to crochet her dollies a matching scarf!


Check out how tiny and adorable the little doll scarf looks next to the girl's version:

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

This scarf is so tiny that it takes almost no time to whip up, and can be made using remnants from other projects.

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

18 inch (American Girl doll) size Bow Scarf

You will need:
H hook*
medium weight acrylic yarn:
1 skein Red Heart Shimmer in hot pink **
1 skein Loops and Threads Payette in silver **
*I crochet very loosly for this project, if your scarf is coming out too small, switch to an I hook.
**this amount of yarn is enough to make both the girl's scarf and matching doll scarf

Terms:
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain st
Sc: single crochet
hdc: half-double crochet
dc: double crochet

Row 1: Ch 45, sl st to join your chain into a circle (but don't twist it).
Row 2: Ch 3, then dc into your sl st (join st) to make a little triangle. Skip the next 2 st, and in the 3ed st from your triangle you will dc, ch 1, dc. This will form a second triangle. Continue all the way around your circle until you have a total of 37 triangles. (Make sure you do not ch in between the last dc of the previous triangle, and the first dc of the next!) The pattern should go dc, ch 1, dc--skip 3 st--dc, ch 1, dc. Once you've gotten all the way around your chain, sl st into the 3ed ch st of  your original triangle.

Row 3: Ch 3, then dc into your sl st that joined your first row together: 

lacey scarf crochet pattern

Then, instead of skipping 3 st, you simply look for the st between your triangles, and start your next triangle in that st, with the same dc, ch 1, dc pattern. 

lacey scarf crochet pattern

Your next row of triangles should look like this: 

lacey scarf crochet pattern

Rows 4-8: *ch 3, dc in sl st of last row. Dc in st between triangles, ch 1, dc in same st. when finished with the row, sl st to join* repeat until scarf is completed!

You will now have a cowl scarf that looks like this:

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

But you still need to make the bow scarf wrap!

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

Scarf wrap:
Row 1: Ch 9, turn.
Row 2: In second st from hook, begin hdc (7 hdc total). Ch 2.
Row 3: 2 hdc. Ch 1, and skip next st.  hdc 3. (this will be your button holes)
Rows 4-26: *Ch 2, turn and hdc 7* repeat until done.
Now you'll sc all around the outside of your rectangle. Sl st to join when you've gotten all the way around.

Bow:
Row 1: ch 12, turn.
Row 2-12: In second st from hook, begin hdc, (10 hdc total) Ch 2, turn.
Once you have your little rectangle, sc all the way around, sl st to finish and weave in the ends. Next, you'll pinch your rectangle in the middle of the long side and wrap it around, using some matching yarn, until it creates a "bow" shape. Leave about a 6 inch tail at the end to sew your bow to your scarf wrap.

american girl (or 18 inch doll) free crochet bow scarf pattern and tutorial

Now wrap that scarf around your doll and go! I hope you had fun reading this pattern, I know I had an absolute blast coming up with it! If you're looking for more fun crochet patterns you can check those out here. And if you're looking for more kid's projects, those are right here. And please, if you make one of these for yourself or your doll, send me the pictures! Nothing makes me happier then seeing what other people make with our patterns.

~Jessica

2 comments:

  1. Simply adorable Jessica! Pinned. So glad to have you on board with the giveaway!!

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