Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

American Girl Doll Petticoat

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Doll Petticoat Knitting Pattern

Materials: Bernat Baby fingering weight acrylic yarn, color - antique white, 247 m (270 yds) / 50g - 1 skein.

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

Gauge:One pattern repeat 1.75" (4.5 cm)
18 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch


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

Bluebells Lace
Multiple of 10 sts
Row 1 and all odd rows - purl.
Row 2: yo, k3, sk2p (sl1, k2tog, pass sl st over), k3, yo, k1
Row 4: k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2
Row 6: k2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k3
Row 8: k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k4
Repeat rows 2-9


The petticoat is worked from the bottom up as one piece.
Cast on 124 sts.
Row 1: purl
Row 2: sl 1, k1, Bluebells lace pattern on 10 sts repeat 12 times, k1, p1.
Rows 2-17: work 2 pattern repeats. Block the lace ruffle.
Row 18: sl 1, k1, (k1, k2tog) 40 times, k1, p1. There will be 84 sts after the decreases were made.
Rows 19-68: stocking stitch.
Row 69: knit
Rows 70-73: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Join the back seam of the petticoat.
Turn the top of the petticoat inside along the purl row and sew on. Insert the elastic cord.



There are 4 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Jenny
July 28, 2013

After my 6th failed attempt, I need help with the directions. Could you please clarify? #1: Do I need to start each even pattern row with sl 1, k1 and end each even pattern row with k1, p1... #2: If I am using circular needles, am I knitting circular, and if so does this mean I don't need to join the back seam and therefore don't need the extra 4 stitches. EG Cast on 124 stitches, pattern consists of 10 stitches repeated 12 times = 120 stitches.
Thank You in Advance.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 8, 2012

sk2p means - slip1, knit 2 tog, pass slipped stitch over. (a double decrease)
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 1, 2013

Yes, you are correct on both counts.
Poster: Mary
May 8, 2012

I,m knitting a american doll petticoat
but don't understand what sk2p means.
The knitting pattern stitches are clear.
I have printed some of the doll knitting patterns and enjoy doing them for my granddaughters american dolls.
Would appreciate if you can let me know about the stitch I meantion sk2p.
Thank you

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