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
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.