American Girl Doll Empire Waist Lace Dress
Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
Materials: Tencel Wool by Cleckheaton 70% Tencel 30% Wool DK weight yarn 91 m (100 yds) / 50 g - 2 balls.
7 (4.5 mm) and circular 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Gauge:One pattern repeat 2.25" (6 cm) on size #7 (4.5 mm) needles
20 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch on size #5 (3.75 mm) needles
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts
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 dress is worked from the bottom up as one piece up to the armholes. Then the front and the backs are worked separately.
Cast on 94 sts. on #7 (4.5 mm) needles.
Row 1: purl
Row 2: sl 1, k1, Bluebells lace pattern on 10 sts repeat 9 times, k1, p1.
Rows 2-48: work 6 pattern repeats.
Row 49: sl 1, purl the rest of the sts. Transfer all the stitches to the circular # 5 (3.75 mm ) needles and block the skirt.
Continue on needles #5 (3.75 mm).
Row 50: sl 1, k1, (k1, k2tog) 30 times, k1, p1. There will be 64 sts after the decreases for the bodice were made.
Row 51: purl
Row 52: knit
Row 53: purl
Row 54: sl1, k1, (yo, k2tog) 30 times, k1, p1. (eyelet row)
Row 55: purl.
Divide all the stitches on the needles as follows: 17 sts for the right back, 30 sts for the front, 17 sts for the left back. Continue to work the front and the left and the right back separately.
Rows 56-71: stocking st.
Row 72: cast off 7 sts for the neckline.
Rows 73-75: stocking st. Cast off.
Rows 56-72: stocking st.
Row 73: cast off 7 sts for the neckline.
Rows 74-75: stocking st. Cast off.
Rows 56-65: stocking st.
Row 66: cast off 10 sts in the middle of the row for the neckline. Finish the left and the right parts of the front separately.
Rows 67-75: stocking st. Cast off.
Join shoulder seams.
Join the back seam of the dress leaving 15 cm (6") open at the top.
Thread a length of ribbon in the eyelets at the waist.
Sew on 3 buttons to the left back.
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November 24, 2012
what other type of yarn can be used as
Tencel Wool is not available where I live.
December 1, 2012
Any DK weight yarn.
December 26, 2012
What is block the skirt and how do I do it. Now I am knitting the skirt for this dress.
January 2, 2013
This is soooooo adorable! I want one in MY size! I love it!