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
Plymouth (affiliate link) 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
Weave in all yarn ends. Crochet a chain 10"-12" long. Insert it in the eyelets along the neckline.