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American Girl Doll Raglan Banded Dress

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

Materials:
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Black Cherry Heather - 2 skeins (A)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Cloud - 0.2 skein (B)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Marshmallow - 0.2 skein (C)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Carnation - 0.2 skein (D)
10 small buttons

Needles: #7 (4.50 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Hook: F (3.75 mm)

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 18 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm).

Pattern Notes:

Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts

In rounds: all rows - knit

Garter Stitch in rounds:
1st round - knit
2nd round - purl
Repeat rounds 1&2


Directions

The dress is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.

With yarn A cast on 26 sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 3 st (right back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 4 sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 6 sts (front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 4 sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 3 sts (left back), 1 edge st.
Work stockinette st pattern for 18 rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st.

Divide for sleeves
Row 19: Work right back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on, work front sts, transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on and work left back stitches. 

Continue to work bodice back and forth for 12 more rows, then join and continue to work in rounds.

At the same time place 6 markers as follows: 1st marker in the middle of the right back sts, 2nd marker at the 2nd right underarm st, 3rd marker between 1/3 and 2/3 of the front, 4th marker between 2/3 and 3/3 of the front, 5th market at the 2ns left undearm st, 6th marker in the middle of left back sts. Make 6 increases per row (round) in the every 6th row (round) 4 times (24 rows/rounds).

Round 25 (of the bodice): change to yarn B, knit
Rounds 26-27: purl
Rounds 28-30: change to yarn A, knit.
Repeat rounds 25-30 2 times, with yarns C and D.
Work Garter St for 4 rounds. Bind off

Sleeve
Sleeves are worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 sts over the 3 underarm sts. Work stockinette st for 6 rounds.  Bind off

Finishing:
Crochet 1 row of sc along the center of the left back making buttonholes as follows: *ch 2, skip 2st, sc 2*
Sew on 10 buttons.

Enjoy!



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# 1. Poster: Sandy Colburn
December 4, 2013

I have started this dress about 5 times and cannot get beyond the dividing row. Do I increase on each side of each marker? or should there be an increase knit 1 and then another increase. It says easy but not for me and I have been knitting 50 years. something I'm just not doing correctly. thank you for any response
# 2. Poster: maxine tourigny
March 4, 2014

Just finished 2 of this dress. I increased 1, knit 1, move marker, increase 1. Good luck!
# 3. Poster: sandi snyder
April 6, 2014

I have the same problem
# 4. Poster: Diane
September 17, 2012

If i want to make this for a doll which is a bit bigger, how would i adapt this pattern?

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