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American Girl Doll Caramel Popcorn Summer Dress

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

Materials: Sinfonia by Omega sport weight yarn (100% cotton), 218 yards (199 meters) / 100 gr, color 806 Light Gold – 0.5 skein (A) (shop for this yarn here!)
Sinfonia by Omega sport weight yarn (100% cotton), 218 yards (199 meters) / 100 gr, color 843 Dark Cinnamon – 0.25 skein (B) (shop for this yarn here!)
5 small buttons

Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Crochet hook 2.5 mm

Gauge for stockinette st: 28 sts x 36 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Pattern Notes

1x1 rib
Row 1: * knit 1, purl 1 – repeat from *
Row 2: * purl 1, knit 1 – repeat from *

Stockinette St in rows
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl

Stockinette St in Rounds
All rounds: knit

Garter Stitch in Rows:
All rows: knit

Garter Stitch in Rounds:
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl

Selvedge Stitches
The 1st and last stitches of the pattern are selvedge stitches. Selvedge stitches are used to make the edges of the work even and smooth. You should slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Abbreviations:
k – knit
p - purl
kfr&b - knit into front and back
yo - yarn over
RS - right side
WS - wrong side


Dress

The dress is worked top-down, seamlessly, first back and forth, then in the round. The button band is crocheted along the right edge of the back opening.

Cast on with color B yarn 46 stitches. Work 1x1 rib 4 rows.
Row 5 (RS): knit
Row 6:  purl
Row 7 with color A: 1 selvedge, *k 2, yo - rep 21 times to last 3 sts, k 2, p 1 = 67 sts
Row 8: purl
Odd rows (RS) knit, even rows (WS) purl. Work rows 9-12 as established.
Row 13: 1 selvedge, *k 2, yo - rep 31 times to last 4 sts, k 3, p 1 = 98 sts
Row 14: purl
Rows 15-18 knit with color B (garter st).

Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Row 19: 1 selvedge, k 15, bind off 18 sts, knit 30,  bind off 18 sts,  knit 16, p 1.
Row 20: 1 selvedge, k 15, cast on 5, k 30, cast on 5, k 15, p 1 = 72 sts


Bodice:

Change to color A:
Rows 21 - 30, odd rows knit, even rows purl
Row 31 (belt row): 1 selvedge, k1, * yo, k2tog - rep to last 2 sts, k 1, p 1
Row 32: purl all sts and yos.
Row 33: 1 selvedge, * k2, kfr&b - rep to last 2 sts, k1, p1 = 95 sts
Rows 34-38 odd rows knit, even rows purl
Row 39/round 1, knit, continue to work in rounds.  Knit all rounds until otherwise directed.
Work rounds 2-7 in color A.
Work rounds 8-9 in color B.
Round 9: *k2, yo - rep to the end of the round = 142 sts
Continue in color A:  knit rounds 10-28
The next 2 rounds work in color B:
round 29 knit,
round 30: *k2, yo - rep to the end of the round.
Work in color A to the end of the work. Rounds 31-40 knit.
Rounds 41 and 43 knit, rounds 42 and 44 purl. Bind off.

Button Band: worked as crochet along the right edge of the back opening. Fasten yarn to the top of the right back , sc in the next 2 selvedge sts, *ch 2, skip the next 2 selvedge sts, sc 3 in the next 3 selvedge sts – repeat 5 times. Tie off.

Belt:

With yarn B chain a string 20” long. Turn, sc in each chain. Turn, and sc in each sc. Tie off.
You can also knit the belt: cast on 3 sts and knit them until you have a string about 20” long. Bind off.

Finishing:

Weave in all yarn ends. Sew 5 buttons to the left edge of the back opening. Thread the belt through the eyelets of the 31st row.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Diane
April 18, 2016

Hi I love this pattern, my granddaughter's doll is 20cm/ 8inches high, will this pattern fit. Thank you in advance.
Poster: Louise
March 9, 2016

kfr&b - I meant knit front and back not knit forward. whoops. wrong term.
Poster: Louise
March 9, 2016

I am not the greatest knitter but have done a few doll dresses ... Row 33: 1 selvedge, * k2, kfr&b - rep to last 2 sts, k1, p1 = 95 sts when I did this row, I assume that kfr&b is knit forward and back which adds a stitch every time, by doing this, I came up with over 100 stitches, more like 135 or something. Can you explain what it is I am doing wrong then .... many thanks, doing this for my granddaughter, it is so cute.
Poster: Manel
February 2, 2016

How do you knit all around the skirt
Poster: Lorraine webb
June 30, 2016

using circular needles
Poster: Saza
January 11, 2016

Hi, Am a little confused. Is instruction for row 34 missing from the pattern text or should it read "row 34-38, odd rows knit, even rows purl"?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 12, 2016

Yes, it was a typo. The instructions should read 34-38. Thank you for pointing this out. I corrected the pattern.

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