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American Girl Doll Petticoat

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Petticoat Knitting Pattern

Materials: Bernat Baby fingering weight acrylic yarn, color - antique white, 247 m (270 yds) / 50g - 1 skein.

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

Gauge:One pattern repeat 1.75" (4.5 cm)
18 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch


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

Bluebells Lace
Multiple of 10 sts
Row 1 and all odd rows - purl.
Row 2: yo, k3, sk2p (sl1, k2tog, pass sl st over), k3, yo, k1
Row 4: k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2
Row 6: k2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k3
Row 8: k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k4
Repeat rows 2-9


The petticoat is worked from the bottom up as one piece.
Cast on 124 sts.
Row 1: purl
Row 2: sl 1, k1, Bluebells lace pattern on 10 sts repeat 12 times, k1, p1.
Rows 2-17: work 2 pattern repeats. Block the lace ruffle.
Row 18: sl 1, k1, (k1, k2tog) 40 times, k1, p1. There will be 84 sts after the decreases were made.
Rows 19-68: stocking stitch.
Row 69: knit
Rows 70-73: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Join the back seam of the petticoat.
Turn the top of the petticoat inside along the purl row and sew on. Insert the elastic cord.


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Poster: Jenny
July 28, 2013

After my 6th failed attempt, I need help with the directions. Could you please clarify? #1: Do I need to start each even pattern row with sl 1, k1 and end each even pattern row with k1, p1... #2: If I am using circular needles, am I knitting circular, and if so does this mean I don't need to join the back seam and therefore don't need the extra 4 stitches. EG Cast on 124 stitches, pattern consists of 10 stitches repeated 12 times = 120 stitches.
Thank You in Advance.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 8, 2012

sk2p means - slip1, knit 2 tog, pass slipped stitch over. (a double decrease)
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 1, 2013

Yes, you are correct on both counts.
Poster: Mary
May 8, 2012

I,m knitting a american doll petticoat
but don't understand what sk2p means.
The knitting pattern stitches are clear.
I have printed some of the doll knitting patterns and enjoy doing them for my granddaughters american dolls.
Would appreciate if you can let me know about the stitch I meantion sk2p.
Thank you

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