How To Quickly Design Your Own Doll Dress

Written by Maria Vowell

It doesn’t matter what type or size doll you have, you can easily design your own doll dresses following a few simple steps.

This article explains how to make a basic dress, that you can then use as either a sundress, or that you can crochet dainty ruffles on for a more elegant fashion.

First you will want to grab your doll, a crochet hook, some yarn, a pen and a notebook. As you crochet, you will want to make sure that you write down all of your stitches so that you can save your design in writing.

First crochet a simple chain until it’s long enough to reach comfortably aroundrepparttar neck of your doll. I usually crochet my chains to be long enough to just reach aroundrepparttar 116255 width ofrepparttar 116256 neck, then I add 3 extra chains to give enough room for it to fit neatly without being too tight.

Next, crochet 2 singles stitches in each chain, and there you will have your basic neck.

Now, place your neck on your doll, withrepparttar 116257 ends being centered inrepparttar 116258 back, and markrepparttar 116259 stitches right underneathrepparttar 116260 arms by inserting small bits of yarn intorepparttar 116261 stitches. These can be removed once your arm loops are crocheted.

Double crochet to whererepparttar 116262 arms should be (the area you marked with your bits of yarn), and then next make a chain usingrepparttar 116263 number of stitches marked previously with your bits of yarn. Now add 4 or 5 more chains to give a bit of extra room forrepparttar 116264 arms.

To gauge if you have enough chain stitches, you can pinrepparttar 116265 chain in place inrepparttar 116266 last stitch not marked forrepparttar 116267 arms, and see ifrepparttar 116268 "loop" slides ontorepparttar 116269 arm easily.

Once you’ve gauged your chain, then double crochet inrepparttar 116270 next unmarked stitch to closerepparttar 116271 "loop" ontorepparttar 116272 neckpiece.

Now double crochet torepparttar 116273 next arm area, and create a chain withrepparttar 116274 same number of stitches as your previous chain, close that loop as well, and then double crochet torepparttar 116275 end ofrepparttar 116276 neckpiece.

Now chain 3, turn and double crochet one row, while addingrepparttar 116277 same number of double crochet stitches ontorepparttar 116278 "loop" as you had for number of chains.

Chain 3, turn again and double crochet to right underneathrepparttar 116279 arm. If your doll has "breasts" then you will want to place your bodice on your doll, and markrepparttar 116280 stitches that lay right overrepparttar 116281 dolls "breasts".

Note: If your doll does not have breasts, then just double crochet across.

Now double crochet torepparttar 116282 "breasts" section ofrepparttar 116283 bodice, and based on how large your doll is you will need to add a few double crochet stitches inrepparttar 116284 breasts area.

Typical fashion dolls only need to have 3 double crochet stitches added, in one stitch overrepparttar 116285 breasts.

Whereas larger dolls may need to have 6 stitches added into 2 stitches.

To determine how many stitches to add, crochet 3 double crochet stitches inrepparttar 116286 first stitch you marked, tryrepparttar 116287 bodice onrepparttar 116288 doll and see if it fits comfortably. If it appears to be too tight, just add 3 more double crochet stitches intorepparttar 116289 next stitch, and so on until it fits well.

Double crochet torepparttar 116290 next breast area, repeatrepparttar 116291 increased stitches, then double crochet torepparttar 116292 end ofrepparttar 116293 row.

Recommended ATV Accessories And Gear

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The next step to a better performing and more comfortable ATV, is choosingrepparttar right ATV accessories.

As you probably already know, ATV's arerepparttar 116254 best vehicles for rocks, sand, wet terrain and many other bad conditions.

If you want something to "refresh"repparttar 116255 performance of your ATV or simply to make it look better all you have to do is to do a little research on accessories.

Since there are numerous sites selling ATV accesories, so you won't get disappointed about not being able to find ATV accessories. You will findrepparttar 116256 exact thing you need. Here are a few recommended accessories for you to consider...

So, let's begin with one very popular ATV accessory. The bumper. Originally a bumper was a separate metal bar or blade at each end of a vehicle to prevent damagingrepparttar 116257 main part ofrepparttar 116258 vehicle from damage occurred by a slight bump into an obstruction or another vehicle.

Nowadaysrepparttar 116259 bumper can be found in different colors, different shapes and materials. Also it gives your ATV a better appearance.

Another accessory isrepparttar 116260 cabin enclosure. There are many different types of enclosures. For example, lets say you use your all terrain vehicle to go fishing. Suddenlyrepparttar 116261 weather breaks and you are far from a city or any shelter. All that you need in order to prevent such situation from being a major problem is to haverepparttar 116262 cabin enclosure referred to as an ATV a fishing shelter installed.

In general, an ATV cabin enclosure can have 3 windows and one entry door. It is made of flame-retardant material, which means that it is absolutely safe for you to use it with your heater!

Another type of cabin enclosure isrepparttar 116263 hunting blind. It can have more or less than 5 zippered gun ports. Sometimes such shelters have an additional zipped gun port inrepparttar 116264 roof for goose and duck hunting. If you want to protect yourself while hunting, trail riding, and snow plowing, camping or farming, all you need is to get a cab.

Now, let's move on to some popular ATV accessories...

An interesting and useful object is a holder for your spotting scope, camera, and 8 mm and VHS-C camcorder. Another thing isrepparttar 116265 safety flag. It will make your all terrain vehicle impossible to miss…even in a hilly country!

Do you want to carry small things with you? Yes? Then why don't you have a look atrepparttar 116266 fender organizers. They give you extra storage space to keeprepparttar 116267 small things close at hand. For bigger things, you can chooserepparttar 116268 bucket hugger controlled cargo tray. It securely holds two 50-gallon buckets and tools. Or another option arerepparttar 116269 water resistant heavy duty nylon bags. They are reliable and affordable protection for your gear.

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