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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

American Girl Doll Evening Dress

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

Materials:Lion Brand Glamour acrylic yarn sport weight, 185 m (202 yds)/50 g, color 150 Platinum - 1.5 skeins.

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

Gauge:20 st x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch

Patterns:

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

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

Directions

The dress (front and backs) is worked from the bottom up as one piece up to the armholes. Then the front and the backs are worked separately. Sleeves are worked separately.
Cast on 182 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit garter stitch for 10 rows (ruffle).
Row 11: (K2tog) repeat across to last st. There will be 92 sts left after this row.
Row 12 (wrong side): purl.
Rows 13-68: stocking stitch.
Row 69: *k 1, k2tog (knit 2 together)*, repeat from * to *. There will be 62 sts left after this row.
Row 70: 1 edge st, p 13, cast off 5 sts, p 24, cast off 5 sts, p 13, 1 edge st.
Continue to work the front and left and right backs separately.

Left Back
Rows 71-82: stocking st.
Row 83: cast off 6 sts for the neckline.
Rows 84-86: stocking st. Cast off.

Right Back
Rows 71-83: stocking st.
Row 84: cast off 6 sts for the neckline.
Rows 85-86: stocking st. Cast off.

Front
Rows 71-82: stocking st.
Row 83: cast off 12 sts in the middle of the row for the neckline. Finish the left and the right parts of the front separately.
Rows 84-86: stocking st. Cast off.

Sleeve
Cast on 92 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit garter stitch for 6 rows (ruffle).
Row 7: (K3tog) repeat across to last st. There will be 32 sts left after this row.
Row 8 (wrong side): purl.
Rows 9-24: stocking stitch.
Row 25: cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the row.
Row 26: cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the row.
Row 27: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 28: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 29: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 30: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 31: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 32: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 33: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 34: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Rows 35-36: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Join sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Join the back seam of the dress leaving 10 cm (4") open at the top.
Sew a 4" (10 cm) zipper to the back opening.
Thread a length of yarn along the Empire waist line.
Sew pearl beads along the neckline.

Enjoy!



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# 1. Poster: Nicole
September 15, 2014

I don't think this pattern is for a 18 inch doll
# 2. Poster: Judie Colwell
October 6, 2014

I also had trouble with size. Anyone have suggestion for needle and yarn size?
# 3. Poster: crystal
December 18, 2012

Working on this dress for a friends baby girls doll for christmas so far so good this is only my seconed patteren ever to fallow and so far i under.stand everything thanks tohelp from you tube. Lol

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Back of the dress

Close-up of the dress.

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