Friday, February 17, 2012

Crochet Pattern: Convertible Cowl for an American Girl Doll

Do you guys remember this pattern post I made for Bella's Version of the Convertible Cowl?

Well my daughter loves this cowl and tends to wear it when we go out....who am I kidding she tends to wear a lot of my crocheted stuff when we go out. lol Which is why I normally only make one of everything if I can and then we just share stuff.  She does not mind if its big on her either...she says it keeps her extra toasty. :)

Victoria loves matching with her American Girl Dolls so I decided to write a pattern for this cowl for an American Girl Doll version so they could have one more thing to match with.  The first one I made was more loose on the doll, while it looked cute, it would slide off during play.  I tweaked it a bit here and there with size and this version seems to work the best.  It fits snug but not too snug to wear its hard to get on.  I wanted something for Victoria that would be cute, easy to use, and would stay on during play, so far this version works wonderfully and works up fast too. :)
I am thinking about crocheting some tiny flowers to pin to it as well to give it a little extra flare. 

Doll dressed by Victoria :)



American Girl Doll Convertible Cowl Pattern

You may sell things made from my personal patterns BUT DO NOT sell my patterns as your own work.  If you sell something made from one of my patterns please credit me for the pattern, Thanks in advance!! :)

What you need:
small amount of yarn {I just used yarn out of my stash}
6.50 mm crochet hook 
yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches Used:
single crochet {sc}
half double crochet {hdc}


ch 38 
Being careful not to twist your yarn join into a circle.

Round 1
ch 2 and half double crochet around
~~ I don't join my rounds so you will want to mark at your ch 2 with a stitch marker and then keep track of your rounds that way.  This gives you a seamless piece. ~~

Round 2
hdc into the top of the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2
This is the beginning of the round, mark it with your stitch marker. 
hdc around 

Rounds 3 - 5
You will be doing hdc around for each round, moving your stitch marker up each round to keep track. 

Round 6
sc around {keep track with your stitch marker}

Rounds 7 - 10
You will be doing hdc around for each round, moving your stitch marker up each round to keep track. 

Round 11
sc around {keep track with your stitch marker}

Rounds 12 - 15
You will be doing hdc around for each round, moving your stitch marker up each round to keep track.

Round 16
sc around using the outside loops only.  This gives the top a nice finished edge. 

Secure your ends and weave them in and you are finished!  You can easily whip one of these up in the time it takes to watch a movie.  They make great gifts for a doll lover.  If you needed this to be bigger for a Bitty Baby or another similar larger doll, simply make the beginning chain longer and then add extra rows in the  hdc sections to make it longer. 


:)

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