Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g color Cream Blue - 1.5 balls (shop for this yarn here!)
Seed beads of your choice.
Needles: US 0 (2.0 mm) circular needles and double pointed needles for sleeves
Crochet hook 2.0 mm
Gauge: 30 sts x 44 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
k - knit
p - purl
psso - Pass slipped stitch over (slip 1 st knitwise to the right needle, knit the next 2 sts together, pass the slipped stitch over (2 sts decrease).
k2tog tbl - knit 2 together through back loop
kfr&b - knit into front and back
w&t - wrap and turn
pu&k- pick up and knit
yo - yarn over
m1 - make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat 2 rows.
Reversed stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): purl
Row 2: knit
Repeat 2 rows
Reversed stockinette in rounds:
All rounds purl
Garter st in rounds
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Repeat 2 rounds
Lace pattern in rounds:
Number of stitches multiple of 5
Round 1: *yo, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, yo - rep from *
Round 2 and all alternate rows knit
Round 3: *k1, yo, k3 tog tbl, yo, k1 - rep from *
Repeat rounds 1-4
The selvedge stitches are worked as follows:
slip the first st and purl the last st.
To wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring the yarn back to the wrong side between the needles
Increase for raglan on each side of marker in every transition between sleeves and body.
All increases are done from WS as follows:
Work until 1 st remains before marker: yo, p 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), yo (= 2 sts increase). Next round knit yos.
The sleeves are worked on dpn, shaped with short rows.
The dress is worked top-down back-and-forth, then in-the-round with raglan sleeves and princess style waist.
The button band is crocheted with the yarn of the cast-on tail.
Cast on 52 sts and leave a tail about 2 yards (coil it so it's not in your way)
Row 1 (RS): knit and place markers in the following places: 1 selvedge st, k6, place marker, k12, place marker (right sleeve), k14 , place marker (front), k12, place marker (left sleeve), k6 (left back), p1 (selvedge st)
Row 2 and all even rows: purl. In each even row purl to the last st before the marker, yo, p2, yo. Thus the number of stitches increases by 8 in each even row.
Work 16 rows, the number of stitches = 116.
Row 17: sl 1, k 12 (right back) - k yo - k 2 raglan line sts - k the yo, kfr&b the next 24 sts of the sleeve (double the sts to make puff sleeve), k yo, - k 2 raglan line sts - k yo - knit 26 sts of the front - k yo - k 2 ragl line sts - k yo, kfr&b the next 24 sts of the sleeve, k yo - k 2 raglan line sts, k yo, k 12 sts, p1 of left back.
Row 18 and all even rows: purl, make yo increases at the back and front only, do not increase at the sleeves, thus you increase the number of sts by 4 in each even row. The number of sts in sleeves remains the same = 50 sts.
Row 19 and all odd rows knit
Work 5 more rows.
Row 25: sl 1, knit 19 of right back, transfer the 50 sts of the sleeve to a length of waste yarn, co 3 sts, knit 40 sts of the front, transfer the 50 sts of the sleeve to a length of waste yarn, co 3 sts, knit 19 sts, p 1 of the left back.
Row 26: purl = 86 sts
Work rows 27 and 29: knit
Work rows 28 and 30: purl
Row 31: sl 1, k19, psso, k40, psso, k 19, p1 = 82 sts
Work rows 32-35 as established - odd rows knit, even rows purl.
Row 36: sl 1, p40, m1, p41 = 83 sts
Row 37: knit, place a marker on the 42nd st
Row 38 and all even rows purl
Rows 39, 41, 43, 45 make 1 st before and after the marker (increase for 2 sts)
Row 47: sl 1, kfr&b across to the last st, p1 = 180 sts (increase sts for skirt)
Row 48: purl
Row 49 knit, join and continue to work in rounds, mark the beginning of the round.
Rounds 1-10: *5 sts lace pattern, p1 - rep from * 30 times
Round 11: *5 sts lace pattern, m1, p1, m1 - rep from * 30 times
Rounds 12-44: *5 sts lace pattern, p3 - rep from * 30 times
Round 45: *5 sts lace pattern, m1, p3, m1 - rep from * 30 times
Rounds 46-62 *5 sts lace pattern, p5 - rep from * 30 times
Rounds 63 and 65 knit
Rounds 64 and 66 purl. Bind off.
Sleeves are shaped with short rows, then worked in the round.
Transfer 50 sts from waste yarn on dpn, distribute the sts evenly, mark the beg of the round, pu&k 3 sts underarm = 53 sts
(Note: the round begins before the underarm sts)
Short Rows (1):
knit 50 sts till the underarm sts, w&t
purl back 45 sts, w&t
knit 40 sts, w&t
purl back 35 sts, w&t
knit 30 sts, w&t
purl back 25 sts, w&t
knit 20 sts, w&t
purl back 40 sts, w&t
knit 50 sts, picking up all wraps and knitting it together with wrapped st.
Go on working in the rounds, knit rounds 1 - 9 = 53 sts
Round 10: k4, *k2tog - rep 24 times, k1.
Work rounds 11-15 in garter st: all odd rounds knit, even rounds purl. Bind off.
With the RS facing, insert hook in the first edge st space, yo and pull through the edge space.
*Ch2, skip the next edge sts space, sc in each of the next 3 edge sts spaces -rep. from * 5 times to make the button loops. Then sc in each edge sts space along the dress edges.
Weave in ends. Decorate the dress with beads, crystals, other embellishments to your taste.
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