Free Doll Top Knitting Pattern
Free Doll Kerchief Knitting Pattern
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing:yarn over (YO), knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog)
-Working in the round on circular needles
-Basic crocheting (chain, single crochet stitch)
Materials: Regia (affiliate link) sock fingering weight wool yarn #5160 210 m/50g - 0.5 ball.
Needles: US#1 (2.00 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Gauge: 22 x 32 = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Notions: yarn needle, crochet hook 2.00-2.5 mm, 5 stitch markers, 2 pieces of waste yarn.
K – knit
P – purl
St, sts – stitch, stitches
yo - yarn over
k2tog - knit 2 together
kfr&b - knit front and back
co – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
sm - slip marker
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
Stockinette Stitch in rounds: all rounds knit
The sweater is worked top-down in rounds without seams.
Cast on 68 sts, join and continue to work in rounds, place a marker at the beginning of the round, slip marker while working. The beginning of the round is in the mibble of the back.
Rounds 1-2: knit.
Round 3 (eyelet round): *k2tog, yo* repeat to the end of the round.
Rounds 4-5: knit.
Check sts (=68) and place 4 raglan markers : 10 (right back) - 1 (the first raglan line, place a marker before this st) - 12 (right sleeve) - 1 (the second raglan line, place another marker before this st) - 20 (front) - 1 (the third raglan line, place another marker before this st) - 12 (left sleeve) - 1 (the forth raglan line, place another marker before this st) - 10 (left back). = 68 sts
Round 6 and all even rounds: slip the beg. marker, *knit till the raglan marker, yo, sm, k1, yo - repeat from * 4 times, k the remaining sts. till the end of the round. (+8 sts)
Round 7 and all odd rounds: knit
Repeat rounds 6-7 eight more times.
After round 6 the number of sts = 76 sts
After round 8 = 84 sts
After round 10 = 92 sts
After round 12 = 100 sts
After round 14 = 108 sts
After round 16 = 116 sts
AFter round 18 = 124 sts
After round 20 = 132 sts
After round 22 = 140 sts
Divide for sleeves and bodice:
Round 24: sm, k20, transfer the next 30 sts (right sleeve) to a piece of waste yarn, k40, transfer the next 30 sts (left sleeve) to a piece of waste yarn , k20. = 80 sts
Continue to work the bodice in rounds until desired length.
Work crochet chain bind off: *insert hook in 3 sts, pull the yarn through 3 sts and work 1 sc, ch3, repeat from * to the end of the round.
In the same way, bind off the sleeve stitches.
Alternatively, you can make a regular bind off with needles.
Weave in all yarn ends. Insert a cord, a trim or a ribbon into eyelets along the neck line. Put the top on a doll, pull the ends of the ribbon and tie in a bow.
American Girl Doll Kerchief
Yarn: Regia (affiliate link) sock fingering weight wool yarn #5160 210 m/50g - 0.25 ball.
Some white yarn for the ruffle.
Needles circular #1 (2.00 mm)
Crochet hook 2.00 mm
Gauge: 22 x 32 = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Row 1 (RS and all RS rows): knit
Row 2 (WS and all WS rows): purl
Repeat 2 rows
The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: knit the first stitch and purl the last one.
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): k2, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, p2.
Row 3 (RS and all RS rows, increase rows): k1, kfr&b, k to last st, p1. (+1 st)
Row 4 (WS and all WS rows): k1, purl all sts to the end of the row.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 sixteen more times. By row 37 you'll have 20 sts on the needles.
Row 37 (RS and all RS rows, decreasing rows): k1, k2tog, k all sts till the last st, p1. (-1 st)
Row 38 (WS and all WS rows): k1, purl all sts to the end of the row.
Repeat rows 37 and 38 sixteen more times, until 3 sts left. Work 2 rows with 3 sts on the needles. Bind off.
With white yarn pick up 96 sts along the lower edge of the kerchief.
Row 1 (WS): purl.
Row 2 (RS): k2, *k2tog, yo* repeat to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: purl.
Work crochet chain bind off:* insert hook into 3 sts, pull the yarn through 3 sts and work 1 sc, ch 3, - repeat from * to the end of the row.
Finishing: weave inn all yarn ends. Block the kerchief.