American Girl Doll Drawstring Raglan Summer Dress
Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
Jo-Ann Sensations Breeze sport weight yarn 595 yards (544 meters) / 170 grams (6.00 ounces) color 27 purple lime - 0.3 skein
Needles: circular US #2 (2.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 22 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
All rounds knit
All rounds *k2, p2 repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Repeat from round 1
The dress is worked from top to bottom in rounds without seams.
Cast on 66 sts, join and continue to work in rounds, place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Rounds 1-2: knit
Round 3: * k2tog, yo, repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 4: knit
Round 5: knit and divide the work by placing markers at the following points:
k20, k1 - place the marker at this stitch, these are back stitches;
k11, k1 - place the marker at this stitch, these are left sleeve stitches;
k20, k1 - place the marker at this stitch, these are front stitches;
k11, k1 - place the marker at this stitch, these are right sleeve stitches; you'll have the marker
for the beginning of the round here, so be sure to use a marker of a different color or shape.
Round 6 and even rounds 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22: make yo before and after each marker,
thus increasing the number of stitches by 8 in each round.
Work 23 rounds.
Round 24: transfer the sleeve stitches (29 sts on each sleeve between the raglan sts) on a piece of yarn.
knit 40 sts of the back (38 sts of the back + 2 raglan sts) and 40 sts of the front (38 sts of the front + 2 raglan sts)
Rounds 25-26: knit
Rounds 27-40: work 2x2 ribbing: *k2, p2 - repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 42: *kb&fr (increase: knit into back then front of the st.) - twice, k2 - repeat from * to the end of the round
Rounds 43-69: knit
Rounds 70-75: work the garter stitch
Transfer the sleeve stitches to the needles and bind off.
Insert a piece of yarn, a cord or a ribbon into the eyelets along the neck line.
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September 9, 2012
This is the sweetest little dress. Now I wish you would make a child sized one. Not necessarily so that a girl can match her doll, but because it looks so comfortable. If it looks comfortable on a doll I imagine it could be a very comfortable dress.............and little girls like to match their dolls! Great job!
March 26, 2013
I tried doing this on circular needles - I used a 16" length which is the shortest one you can buy in circular needles, but casting on 66 I can't join to even start the first row. Any further instructions or help?
March 26, 2013
I use 32" needles and "magic loop" method. Another option is to use double-pointed needles.
March 27, 2013
I did find 8" length circular needles in a local yarn shop but since it was a high end shop they wanted $18.95 for the needles and I probably won't use them again. Tried double point, didn't work well. I'd like to make this dress, but can't figure out how - I could try to just follow the directions but not knit in the rounds. ??
Thanks! What's the magic loop method?
August 15, 2013
What size doll will this fit