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American Girl Doll Summer Lace Dress

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

Materials: Elann.com Lara 100% cotton sport weight yarn 127 m (138 yds) / 50 g - 1 ball.

Needles:
2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge:16 st x 22 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Skirt
Cast on 97 sts (including edge stitches).
Row 1: knit
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1, *yo, k4, k3tog, k4, yo, k1* repeat from * to * 8 times.
Row 5: k1, * k1, yo, k3, k3tog, k3, yo, k2*, repeat from * to * 8 times.
Row 7: k1, * k2, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo, k3*, repeat from * to * 8 times.
Row 9: k1, *k3, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k4* repeat from * to * 8 times.
Row 11: k1, *k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k5* repeat from * to * 8 times.
Row 13: k1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk (slip, slip, knit), k3*, repeat from * to * 8 times.

In rows 15,17 and 19 we make decreases between the "diamonds".


Row 15: k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk , k3, k2tog*, repeat from * to * 7 times, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k2.  There are 81 sts remaining.
Row 17: k1, k2tog, *yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog* repeat from * to * 7 times, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1. There are 65 sts remaining.
Row 19: k7, *k3tog, k5*, repeat from * to * 7 times, k2. There are 51 sts remaining.
Rows 20-30: stockinette.
Row 31-eyelet row: *k2tog, yo*, repeat.
Rows 32-34: stockinette stitch.
Row 35: divide the stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 12 sts for the left back, 25 sts for the front, 12 sts for the right back, 1 edge sts. From this row continue to knit front and backs separately.

Left Back
Rows 35-48: 1 edge st, k9, p2, 1 edge st.
Row 49: cast off 6 sts, k4, p1.
Row 50, k1, p4.
Rows 51-54: k4, p1. Cast off.

Right Back
Knit as left back.

Front
Row 35: 1 edge st, p2, k19, p2, 1 edge st.
Row 37: p2, k9, yo, k2tog-b, k8, p2.
Row 39: p2, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k7, p2.
Row 41: p2, k6, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog-b, k6, p2.
Row 43: p2, k5, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog-b, k5, p2.
Row 45: p2, k4, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog-b, k4, p2.
Row 47: p2, k3, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog-b, k3, p2.
Row 49: p2, k2, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k2tog-b, k2, p2.
Row 51: cast off 9 sts in the middle of the front and continue knitting left and right parts separately: k4, p2.
Rows 53-56: k4, p2. Cast off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams. Join back seam for 4" (10 cm) from the hem of the skirt.
Pick up 24 sts along the back opening and knit 2 rows of stocking stitch for the left button band. Cast off.
Pick up 40 sts along the neck line and knit picot edge as follows:
Rows 1-2: stockinette
Row 3: yo, k2tog (knit 2 together)
Rows 4-6: stockinette. Cast off.
Pick up 36 sts along the armhole and knit picot edge as follows:
Rows 1-2: stockinette
Row 3: yo, k2tog
Rows 4-6: stockinette. Cast off.
Sew 3 sew-on snaps to the back opening.

Enjoy!



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# 1. Poster: Rosemary
February 16, 2014

What height is an American Girl Doll please? I'm actually looking for patterns for a 15.5" /16" doll knitting or crochet.
# 2. Poster: Aileen Buchan
March 8, 2014

Can you explain ssk to me ,thank you
# 3. Poster: Sharon w
March 16, 2014

How do I divide the stitchrs? On double pointed needles ? Not sure how to do this part . Thanks
# 4. Poster: dina
July 13, 2012

not picot pattern, i switched rows too achieve picot
# 5. Poster: Pat Bean
November 18, 2014

I could not get the picot to come out - can you give me instructions on how you did not? Thank you.
# 6. Poster: Mary
March 22, 2012

what does the b mean (k2tog-b)
# 7. Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 22, 2012

b means through back loop
# 8. Poster: Flora D. Kuritsky
November 23, 2012

I would also like to know the answer to this question.
Thank you for your response.
# 9. Poster: Mary
January 7, 2013

I do not believe that th gauge on this pattern is quite right. Can you let me know if it is correct.
# 10. Poster: Grace & Eavia
January 6, 2014

My sister and I have done a lot of clothes for American girl dolls. Their waist is about 11 inches around, this pattern has 51 stitches for the waist. 51 sts. divided by 11 in. = about 4.5, so use whatever size needles would give you 4.5 stitches per inch. (I think for my sister and I that would be about size 6.)
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