American Girl Doll Summer Lace Dress

American Girl Doll Summer Lace Dress
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

This elegant little summer dress features lace details on the bodice and the skirt. The dress is knitted from the bottom up, back and forth, with a rear seam. The neck and armholes are finished with eyelet edging. The skirt features an eye-catching scalloped edge.

It's straightforward to knit, but knowledge of knitted lace is definitely recommended. Actually, this would be a great, small project to practice your lace knitting skills!

Materials: Elann.com Lara 100% cotton sport weight yarn 127 m (138 yds) / 50 g - 1 ball.

Needles:
2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge:16 st x 22 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Skirt

Cast on 97 sts (including edge stitches).

Row 1: knit

Row 2 and all even rows: purl

Row 3: k1, *yo, k4, k3tog, k4, yo, k1* repeat from * to * 8 times.

Row 5: k1, * k1, yo, k3, k3tog, k3, yo, k2*, repeat from * to * 8 times.

Row 7: k1, * k2, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo, k3*, repeat from * to * 8 times.

Row 9: k1, *k3, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k4* repeat from * to * 8 times.

Row 11: k1, *k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k5* repeat from * to * 8 times.

Row 13: k1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk (slip, slip, knit), k3*, repeat from * to * 8 times.

In rows 15,17 and 19 we make decreases between the "diamonds".

Row 15: k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk , k3, k2tog*, repeat from * to * 7 times, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k2. There are 81 sts remaining.

Row 17: k1, k2tog, *yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog* repeat from * to * 7 times, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1. There are 65 sts remaining.

Row 19: k7, *k3tog, k5*, repeat from * to * 7 times, k2. There are 51 sts remaining.

Rows 20-30: stockinette.

Row 31-eyelet row: *k2tog, yo*, repeat.

Rows 32-34: stockinette stitch.

Row 35: divide the stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 12 sts for the left back, 25 sts for the front, 12 sts for the right back, 1 edge sts. From this row continue to knit front and backs separately.

Left Back

Rows 35-48: 1 edge st, k9, p2, 1 edge st.

Row 49: cast off 6 sts, k4, p1.

Row 50, k1, p4.

Rows 51-54: k4, p1. Cast off.

Right Back

Knit as left back.

Front

Row 35: 1 edge st, p2, k19, p2, 1 edge st.

Row 37: p2, k9, yo, k2tog-b, k8, p2.

Row 39: p2, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k7, p2.

Row 41: p2, k6, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog-b, k6, p2.

Row 43: p2, k5, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog-b, k5, p2.

Row 45: p2, k4, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog-b, k4, p2.

Row 47: p2, k3, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog-b, k3, p2.

Row 49: p2, k2, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k2tog-b, k2, p2.

Row 51: cast off 9 sts in the middle of the front and continue knitting left and right parts separately: k4, p2.

Rows 53-56: k4, p2. Cast off.

Finishing:

Join shoulder seams. Join back seam for 4" (10 cm) from the hem of the skirt.

Pick up 24 sts along the back opening and knit 2 rows of stocking stitch for the left button band. Cast off.

Pick up 40 sts along the neck line and knit picot edge as follows:

Rows 1-2: stockinette

Row 3: yo, k2tog (knit 2 together)

Rows 4-6: stockinette. Cast off.

Pick up 36 sts along the armhole and knit picot edge as follows:

Rows 1-2: stockinette

Row 3: yo, k2tog

Rows 4-6: stockinette. Cast off.

Sew 3 sew-on snaps to the back opening.

Enjoy!


More Information

Close-up of the front

Back of the dress