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American Girl Doll Flared Two-Tier Skirt

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Skirt Knitting Pattern

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Increasing: make 1 (m1)

-Working in the round on circular needles

Materials: Paton (affiliate link)s Grace 100% cotton sport weight yarn, 136 yards (124 meters)/50 g, color 60104 - 1 ball (A)
Paton (affiliate link)s Grace 100% cotton sport weight yarn, 136 yards (124 meters)/50 g, color 60903 - 1 ball (B)

Notions: yarn needle, stitch marker, 10" long piece of 1/4" wide elastic

Needles: circular #4 (3.50 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm)


K – knit

P – purl

St, sts – stitch, stitches

co – cast on

m 1 - make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit it as a regular stitch.

sm - slip marker

Pattern Notes:

Stockinette stitch in rounds: all rounds knit

1x1 Rib in rounds: all rounds *k1, p1 - repeat from * around.


The skirt is worked from the top in rounds without seams.

With yarn A cast on 58 sts, join and continue to work in rounds, mark the beginning of the round, slip marker while working.
Rounds 1-5 ( work 1x1 rib): * k1, p1 - repeat from * around.
Round 6 ( with yarn B): *k1, m1 - repeat from * across the round = 116 sts.
Rounds 7-14: knit
Rounds 15-19 (with yarn A): *k1, p1 - repeat from * around.
Round 20 (with yarn B): *k 2, m1 repeat from * across the round = 174 sts.
Rounds 21-34: knit
Rounds 35-39 (with yarn A): knit
Round 40 (eyelet round): *k2tog, yo - repeat from * around
Rounds 41-45: knit. Bind off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Fold the hem along the eyelet round and slipstitch in place using the yarn tail.

Cut a 10" long piece of elastic . Overlap and sew the ends to form a circle. Position elastic circle on the wrong side of the rib around the waist edge. Using a piece of the same yarn attach the band to the skirt.

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There are 9 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Judy
August 20, 2015

Excellent pattern
Instructions were so easy to follow and it turn out excellent
Thanks my Granddaughter loves it
Poster: Tanya
March 2, 2014

It probably stands for make 1, it's an increase stitch. You can go to YouTube to see how it's done.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 15, 2012

M1 - Make 1 (increase for 1 st)
Poster: Lauren
January 16, 2014

What does M1 stand for?
Poster: janet
September 30, 2012

I think this skirt & wrap top are adorable. the I-cord edging is a terrific way to finish!
I will be making it for my Raving Beauty doll soon.
Poster: Bev
July 7, 2012

Love this but don't know what mi means.
Poster: val cook
May 30, 2012

thank you your patterns are a credit to you I enjoy knitting them
Poster: Ellisen
May 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing the knit sleeveless top and 2-tiered skirt patterns. So glad to have them in the knit version.
Poster: bernadette
April 22, 2012

excellent thankyou

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