This will fit a 13 to 15 " slim doll using # 10 crochet cotton and a 0 hook. If you use light weight yarn use a larger needle and the dress will be bigger. This is a pattern I have used for years and have dressed dolls of several sizes. Most of the dolls I have made dresses for using this pattern are a P 90 (14") and P 91 (15") Toni and a Bleuette (10-3/4") To adjust to fit Bleuette ( ch 40 instead of 42. I do one less row at the bottom of the bodice and two less rows on the skirt) I am not a professional and you my have to make adjustments to fit your doll. If you can chain and double crochet, you can make this dress. I have used this pattern or just a slight variation to make the doll dresses that are crocheted on this blog.
Row 1 Double crochet (dc) in 2nd chain (ch) from hook and in the next 5 ch. 2 dc in next ch ( V stitch), dc in next 8 ch, 2 dc in next ch (V stitch). dc in next 14 ch. 2 dc in next ch (V stitch). dc in the next 8 ch. 2 dc in next ch (V stitch). dc in remaining ch, ch 2 and turn.
Row 2 Dc in first dc and in each dc to first V stitch. Make V stitch in V stitch. dc in each dc to next V stitch. Continue to end of row Dc in each dc, V stitch in each V stitch. Ch 2 turn.
Row 3 Repeat row 2.
Row 4 dc in each dc to first V stitch. dc in V stitch, ch 6 and join with dc in next V stitch. Dc across to next V stitch. dc in V stitch and Ch 6 and join with Dc in next v stitch. dc to end of row. ch 2 turn
Row 5, 6, 7, dc in each dc across. Ch 2. turn. Bodice made. Try on you doll to check fit before continuing on to make the skirt.
To make skirt :
Row 1 (For a full skirt) 3 dc, in each dc in bodice. (can do 5 dc in each dc. Will make a fuller skirt)
Row 2 dc in each dc, ch 2 turn,
Repeat row 2 adding in s few more stitches in each row. example: every 6th dc add one more dc. Then the next row down add a dc every 5th dc.
Continue to length desired. On last row dc in each stitch around. tie off.
Weave end in. Decorate with ribbons, lace, beads or small artificial flowers.
Make a pair of matching socks and your doll is dressed. Instructions for the socks are on this blog in a previous post.