Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
For this knitted summer dress, I wanted to see if I could knit an entire dress seamlessly, as one piece. I did it!
The dress is knitted from the neck down. It features raglan-style shoulders. To add shape to the dress at the waist, I used 2x2 ribbing. Without it, the dress ends up looking a little sack-like :)
I chose a self-striping yarn with short color repeats, and I think this was a good choice. You could probably use a solid color if this dress is going to be part of an outfit, but for a stand-alone dress, a multi-hued yarn is best, I think.
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:
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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