Thursday, November 20, 2014

Charita Dolls Marilyn Monroe Dress ~ Free Pattern

 The famous American actress Marilyn Monroe wore a white dress in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, I haven't seen the film yet, but I don't think I ever going to do it, anyway, the dress was designed by William Travilla. The dress is regarded as an icon of film history and the statue of Monroe in the white dress standing above a subway grating blowing the dress up has been described as one of the iconic images of the twentieth century. I have seen a lot of people making pictures under her dress, and I heard that there's a part of the population in America, but also in other countries, who sais that making a picture, while you're standing under her dress is 'outrageous'. But I like the idea ^.^

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NOTE       This pattern only is designed for the Charita Dolls on my blog. For the pattern, please click here.

MR - magic ring
sc - single crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
FO - fasten off
Rnd - round
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
tc - triple crochet
sl st - slip stitch
*...* - actions in asterisks should be repeated until round completion or to the indicated stopping point in the round
(...) -  number in parentheses indicates total number of stitches after round / row completion
Beige colored fingering yarn
2,5mm crochet hook

The Pattern

Skirt (beige colored yarn)
Foundation 16 ch
Rnd 1    16sc (16)
Rnd 2    *inc* (32)
Rnd 3   *sc, inc* (48)
Rnd 4    *2sc, inc* (64)
Rnd 5    *3sc, inc* (80)
Rnd 6   *4sc, inc* (96)
Rnd 7   *5sc, inc* (112)
Rnd 8   *6sc, inc* (128)

Top (beige colored yarn)
Begin at the back loops from the foundation of the skirt.
Rnd 1-4  *sc* (16)
Slip stitch the last single crochet.
This part is the part of the dress where you have to make a kind of a long 'triangle', like a bikini top.
Turn the dress around at the end of the row. You have to crochet back and forth!
Row 5   4sc, ch (4) TURN AROUND!!!
Row 6   4sc, ch (4)
Row 7   sc, dec, sc, ch (3)
Row 8   3sc, ch (3)
Row 9   sc, dec, ch (2)
Row 10   2sc, ch (2)
Row 11   dec, ch (1)
Row 12-20 sc, ch (1)
FO. This is just one part of the top. Now you have to crochet the other part too. That other part begins at the next stitch next to the first part. MAKE TWO OF THOSE PARTS!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, so I've been following your patterns and I can't thank you enough! Can't make enough of the charita dolls!! And can't wait to tackle the dress!