This is a review of the 18″ Doll Summer Romper crochet pattern designed by Adoring Doll Clothes. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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Who had American Girl dolls growing up? I have two and recently I bequeathed them to my six year old daughter. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to crochet next, I stumbled upon this romper pattern and instantly knew I had to make it for my daughter to dress her dolls in.
I’ve seen numerous crochet patterns for Barbie doll clothing but that has always seemed too tedious to me. But 18-inch doll outfits are much more approachable in my opinion and if you size them up a bit, you could easily convert them to newborn clothes!
Materials I Used:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Wildflower and Light Blue
- Seven (7) 1/2″ Buttons
- H8/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Sewing needle
- Stitch marker
- Doll Summer Romper, Paid Crochet Pattern from AdoringDollClothes via Etsy
The pattern calls for six buttons for the romper front and one for the back, one for the headband and one for the purse. I used only four buttons on the romper front (because I was short two buttons after using one on the headband and one on the purse). I used a blue button on the back of the romper since no one would see it. Also, the pattern just says “small buttons” for the outfit and “large buttons” for the headband and purse. I used all the same size since I wanted my buttons to all match and it worked out just fine.
Additionally, there are sandals that go with this outfit and the pattern calls for a G6/4mm crochet hook when making them. I did that but my sandals came out too small, hence why they are not included.
The individual pieces work up very quickly! All three pieces, including time to sew on buttons and weave in ends, took me 2 hours to complete. I was actually surprised at how fast these came out since I am not the quickest crocheter!
The romper and headband are designed to fit an 18-inch doll. They fit true to size. The purse is 3.5 inches tall, not including the handle and 4 inches wide.
There was no gauge given for this pattern, however, my swatch is 14 rows and 14 half double crochet stitches equals a 4 by 4 inch square.
This pattern was quite easy and everything worked out perfectly. The only issue I came across was when I tried to make the sandals (which you can see I gave up on). As mentioned above, those use a smaller hook than the rest of the outfit and between that and my tension, I couldn’t get them to fit. I haven’t had a chance to go back and try them again but I will!
This would be so cute to make a matching outfit for child and doll!
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