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Dell's Drawstring Raglan Summer Dress

Dell's Drawstring Raglan Summer Dress
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

This is a dress for a 14" doll from the Hearts for Hearts Girls series

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Increasing: yarn over (YO), knit front and back (kfr&b)

-Working in the round on double pointed needles

-Picking up stitches

-Basic chrocheting

Materials:
Plymouth Yarn Sockotta fingering weight yarn (45% cotton, 40 % wool, 15% nylon), 414 yd / 379m 100 g color 08 - about 1/4 of a ball

Notions: yarn needle, 5 stitch markers, 2 pieces of waste yarn, crochet hook 2.75-3 mm.

Needles: Circular US #2 (2.75 mm) and dpn US #2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge 20 sts = 4" (10cm)

Abbreviations:

dpn – double pointed needles

K – knit

P – purl

St, sts – stitch, stitches

pu&k - pick up and knit

co – cast on

kfr&b - knit front and back

yo - yarn over

sm - slip marker


Pattern Notes:
Stockinette stitch in rounds: all rounds knit

Garter stitch in rounds:
Round 1 - knit
Round 2 - purl
Repeat rounds 1-2

2x2 Rib in rounds: all rounds: *k2, p2 repeat from * across the round.

Raglan increases: Increase for raglan by yarn over (yo) on each side of indicated, marked, stitch in every other round: yo, sm (slip marker), k1 (raglan st), yo. The number of sts increases by 8.


Directions:

The dress is worked from top down in rounds without seams.

Cast on 48 sts, join and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker at the begining of the round. The beginning of the round will be in the middle of the back.
Round 1: knit
Round 2 (yelet round): *k2tog, yo - repeat from * across the round
Rounds 3-4: knit
Check sts and place markers on raglan lines:
7 sts (right back) - 1 st (the first raglan line, place marker before this st) - 8 sts (right sleeve) 1 sts (the second raglan line, place marker before this st) - 14 sts (front) - 1 st (the third raglan line, place marker before this st) - 8 sts (left sleeve) - 1 st (the forth raglan line, place marker before this st), - 7 sts left back.

Rounds 5, 7 and 9: 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 6, 8, 10: knit across.
After round 5 the number of sts = 56 sts

After round 7 = 64 sts

After round 9 = 72 sts

Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Round 11: k11, transfer 14 sts of the right sleeve to a piece of waste yarn, co 2 sts for the underarm, k22 sts of the front, transfer 14 sts of the left sleeve on another piece of waste yarn, co 2 sts for underarm, k11. = 48 sts

Rounds 12 and 13 knit
Round 14: *k2, p2 repeat from * across the round
Repeat round 14 five more times

Round 20(increase round): *kfr&b, k1-repeat from * across the round. = 72 sts
Rounds 21 - 42: knit
Round 43: purl
Round 44: knit

Repeat rounds 43 and 44 three more times.
Bind off.

Sleeve:
Transfer 14 sts to dpn, pu&k 2 sts over the 2 underarm sts. = 16 sts
Round 1: knit.
Round 2: purl.

Repeat rounds 1-2 two more times.

Bind off.

Finishing:
Weave in all yarn ends. Crochet a chain 10"-12" long. Insert it in the eyelets along the neckline.


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Poster: Kat
February 22, 2016

Such talented work! Would LOVE to see this on a Maru and Friends doll. Such beautiful dolls deserve beautiful clothing ;)
Poster: mamarose
November 22, 2012

what size is the doll that fit this dress?
Poster: Carol J. Elwell
September 4, 2012

So glad to finally see a Hearts4Hearts Doll pattern--please make more

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