Nell Armstrong authored many pattern books through Doreen Knitting Books of Lowell, Mass. Several were titled Doreen Dolls. During the 1950’s these books were popular and you still find many of the booklets and patterns today.
For Example here are a few Doreen Knitting Booklets:
Crochet Dress Pattern
Today’s freebie is a crochet dress pattern called Doreen for an 11-inch baby doll. It’s from the booklet with the pink cover above Doreen Dolls Volume 102. The baby doll with this dress on could be considered a bed pillow doll.
Doll Dress and Bonnet
As you can see in the photo her dress is ruffled and would be pretty laid out on a bed. She has a pretty bonnet as well. Before you start the pattern you’ll need Baby Pompadour, Nylon or Sport Yarn and a steel #00 crochet hook.
This Lion Brand Babysoft Yarn would work for the doll dress.
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