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Santa's Elf Outfit for 14 inch Dolls: Vest

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Vest Knitting Pattern

This cute knitted outfit consists of a sweater, vest, skirt, tights, hat and shoes to change a doll into one of Santa's elves. It's a great decoration for around the house or on your Christmas tree and, of course, a perfect toy.
This outfit will fit a 14" doll from the Hearts for Hearts Girls series

Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn, 231 yards (211 meters) / 50gr, colors: 1982 Grass, 4932 Serrano and 9437 white one ball each for the whole outfit.

Needles: 5 dpn US #2 (2.75mm) 5" long and circular US #2 (2.75mm)

Gauge  20 sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)


Ribbing 1x1 in rounds
All rounds: *k1, p1 repeat from * all the way around.

Stockinette in rounds
All rounds knit

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat rows 1-2.

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


The vest is worked from bottom up without side seams.

On circular needles, cast on 44 sts
Rows 1-5: knit
Row 6 and all even rows thru row 16: k 5, p 34, k 5
Row 7 and all odd rows thru row 17: knit
Row 18: k 5, p 3, k 6, p16, k 6, p 3, k 5
Row 19: knit
Row 20: repeat row 18.
Row 21: k 8 (front), bind off 6 sts (underarm), k 16 (back), bind off 6 sts (underarm), k 8(front)
Row 22: work from 3 balls of yarn: k 8 (front) - k 3, p 10, k 3 (back) - k 8 (front)
Rows 23, 25, 27 knit
Rows 24, 26 repeat row 22
Rows 28, 30, 32, 34, 36: knit
Row 29: k 1, ssk, k 5 (front) - k 16 (back) - k 5, k2tog, k 1 (front)
Row 31: k 1, ssk, k 4 (front) - k 16 (back) - k 4, k2tog, k 1 (front)
Row 33: k 1, ssk, k 3 (front) - k 16 (back) - k 3, k2tog, k 1 (front)
Row 35: k 1, ssk, k 2 (front) - k 16 (back) - k 2, k2tog, k 1 (front)
Bind off.

Sew the shoulders.


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Poster: Marion Flint
September 10, 2016

I like this pattern, and I look forward to finding more patters for 14 inch dolls
Poster: Jill
December 10, 2013

I found your pattern for the elf vest and it looks like something I could do (I'm new to knitting) and I'm wondering if you could tell me how many inches or millimetres the vest itself measures (back of the neck to the bottom) and how wide it is? I'm trying to find a vest pattern that will work my for daughter's little hello kitty plush toy. The dress on the kitty is fraying and it is part of the dolls body so i'm trying to come up with a solution where i can knit something and then kind of permanently sew it to the kitty. I have a knitted Barbie vest that would almost work but I can't tell from the description of the 14" doll if this would be just too tiny or not. Thanks! Jill

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