American Girl Doll Raglan Banded Dress
Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
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).
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
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
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
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.
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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
December 20, 2015
This is how I did it: knit 3 for the buttons knit, knit 3 then place a marker, knit 4 and place a marker, knit 6 and place a marker, knit 4and place a marker, knit 3 and then knit another thre. On the first row: increase before and after each marker. You will do this until the sleeves are 18 stitches. On the next knit side, knit until the first marker and slide the sleeves onto something to hold until you're ready to knit the sleeves, make 3 stitches and then knit the next section until you get to the next marker and slide the sleeve section onto the stitch holder again until you're ready to knit that sleeve, make 3 stitches again and knit the rest of the stitches. I hope that helped.
March 4, 2014
Just finished 2 of this dress. I increased 1, knit 1, move marker, increase 1. Good luck!
April 6, 2014
I have the same problem
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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