Faux Fur Trimmed Coat for American Girl Doll

Faux Fur Trimmed Coat for American Girl Doll
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Knitting Pattern

The fur-trimmed coat is a classic winter staple that can match a variety of doll outfits, whether you're going for a modern look or trying to imitate a more historic style.

The coat is knitted with garter stitch. The back, right front, left front and sleeves are each knitted separately from the top down. They are joined after. The center fronts, hem and sleeve edges are finished with Faux Fur yarn using crochet. If you prefer a knit finish, I explain how to do this in the Finishing section. Crochet has just always seemed easier to me.

The pattern for the matching hat is also available.

Materials:

  • Blue Red Heart worsted weight yarn - 1 skein.
  • White Lion Brand Fun Fur Yarn - 1 skein.

Needles: 9 (5.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook 1 (2.75 mm)

Gauge: 16 st x 20 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

Back
Cast on 38 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit 8 rows.

In the 9th row decrease 1 sts at the beginning and at the end of the row.

Knit 6 rows. (total = 14)

In the 15th row decrease 2 sts, one after 12th and one st after 24th st.

Knit 5 rows. (total = 20)

In row 21, decrease 1 st at the beginning and at the end of the row.

Knit 5 rows. (total = 26)

In row 27, decrease 1st after the 12th st and 1 st after the 24th st.

Knit 21 rows. (total = 48)

For arm holes: in row 49, cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the row; cast off another 2 sts at the beginning of row 50.

Knit 22 rows. Total is 70 rows. Cast off.

Right Front
Cast on 22 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch 48 rows decreasing in each 6th row alternatively 1 sts at the beginning of the row or in the middle of the row after 10th st.

Cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the 50th row.

Knit 19 rows.

To shape neck hole line: in the 69th row, cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the row; in the 71th row, cast off 1 st also at the beginning of the row.

Continue to work garter stitch for 11 rows. Total 82 rows. Cast off remaining stitches.

Please note that the fronts are longer than the back and the shoulder seams will be shifted to the back.

Left Front
Knit as right front.

Sleeve:
Cast on 26 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch for 28 rows decreasing 1 st on both sides in the 5th and the 7th rows.

To shape arm hole line: in the 29th row, cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the row; another 2 sts at the beginning of the 30th row; and in the 31st row, 1 st on each side.

Knit 20 rows.

To shape the head of the sleeve: from the 49th row, cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the row; cast off another 2 sts at the beginning of the 50th row; and 1 st at the beginning and end of the 51st row.

Knit 2 more rows. Total 54 rows. Cast off remaining stitches.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.

Set in sleeves and join side seams.

With white Fan Fur yarn trim the center sides of the front, neck line and hem edge with 3 rows of single crochet. If you don't crochet, you can achieve a similar look by picking up the sts along the edges of the garment and knitting 4 rows of garter st.

Sew 3 hooks and loops.

Enjoy!

 

If you are budgeting your monthly expenses and most of your money is set aside to pay bills, you may be looking for inexpensive activities.  Learning to crochet can be a very fulfilling hobby that will barely affect your finances because the cost of yarn is very low.  Crocheting can also help you save more money on gift expenses.  This doll coat, for example, would make a perfect child's birthday present which will certainly help with your budgeting.