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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

American Girl Doll Retro Winter Outfit (Coat, Hat and Muff)

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Coat, Hat and Muff Knitting Patterns

The outfit consists of a long coat with raglan sleeves embellished with Faux Fur, a matching hat and a muff.

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein.  (A)
Lion Brand Fun Fur 100% Polyester yarn, color white, 64 yards (59 meters) / 50 gr - 1 skein (B).
5 small buttons

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) circular and double pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 14 sts+ x 24 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Patterns

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat from row 1.

Stockinette in rounds:
All rows knit.

Garter Stitch in rows:
All rows knit

Garter Stitch in rounds:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat from row 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 purl as a regular stitch. See picture here.

Edge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the row are the edge stitches. The edge stitches are used to make the edges of your work even and smooth, and are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch.

Directions

Coat

The coat is knitted from the top down back and forth without seams and finished with Faux Fur edging.

Cast on 29 sts and purl one row (wrong side). Divide sts as follows and place markers on the raglan lines:
1st (edge st) + 4 st (front) + 1 st (raglan, place a marker) + 4 sts (sleeve) + 1st (raglan, place a marker) + 7 sts (back) + 1st (raglan, place a marker) + 4 sts (sleeve) + 1 st (raglan, place a marker) + 4 st (front) +1 st (edge st).
Work stockinette st - all even rows purl (wrong side), all odd rows knit (right side) - for 14 rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row as follows: M1, k1 (raglan st), M1 at the raglan st.

Divide for sleeves
Row 15: work the left front sts, transfer the left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 2 sts with the single cast on for the underarm, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 2 sts with the single cast on and work right front stitches. You'll have 53 sts.
Row 16: purl

Rows 17-62: Continue to work stockinette st.

Waist shaping:
Place 6 markers at the 7th, 15th, 23rd, 31st, 40th, 47th sts.

Rows 17 and 19: decrease by 6 sts in each row at the markers.
Rows: 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43 and 47: increase by 6 sts in each row at the markers.

Rows 63-68: with Fun Fur yarn work garter st.

Bind off.

Sleeves

Sleeves are worked in rounds on double pointed needles.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 2 sts over the 2 underarm sts. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Work 20 rounds of stockinette st. Increase 4 times by 1 st at the marker in rounds 5, 9, 13 and 17.
With Fun Fur yarm work 4 rounds of garter st.
Bind off.

Finishing

Button bands
With yarn A pick up sts along the front opening of the coat and work 4 rows of garter st. Bind off.
On the right button band make 5 buttonholes in the 3rd row as folows: *yo, k2tog, k2, repeat 5 times.

With Fun Fur yarn pick up stitches along the neck and work 4 rows of garter stitch.

Sew on 5 buttons.


Hat

Hat is worked in rounds, without seams from the bottom up.

With yarn A cast on 48 sts. Join and continue to work in rounds.
Work 12 rounds of stockinette st.
From round 13 decrease by 6 sts in every odd round evenly:
Round 13: k 6, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 15: k 5, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 17: k 4, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 19: k 3, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 21: k 2, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Round 23: k 1, k2tog, repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the sts and secure.

With Fun Fur yarn pick up 48 sts at the bottom edge of the hat and work 6 rounds of garter st. Bind off



Muff

Muff is worked in rounds on double pointed needles as a tube..

With yarn A cast on 20 sts. Join and continue to work in rounds.
Work 16 rounds of stockinette st.
Work 4 rounds of garter st with Fun Fur yarn. Bind off.
With Fun Fur yarn pick up 20 sts at the other end of the muff and work 4 rounds of garter sts. Bind off.

Crochet a chain for the strap. You can knit an I-cord instead if you don't crochet. Attach the strap to   both sides of the muff.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Nancy
September 7, 2015

I just knit this coat up in a variegated Red Heart yarn. I didn't think I'd like knitting with the furry yarn, but once knitted, it looks great. I also added a hood by picking up the neck stitches and increasing 4 stitches every other row for a total of 20 increased stitches. Then I knit stockinette for 6 inches and did a 3 needle bind off. Picked up the stitches around the hood and added the fun fur yarn. So cute!
Poster: sandra lawson
December 28, 2014

would you please help me with the pattern from the top down past sleeves
many thanks
Poster: Laurie D
December 31, 2014

Hi Linda,
Is the trim you suggested easier to work with than the fun fur....because I find the fun fur not at all fun to work with? lol. If so, where do you get it? Thanks, Laur
Poster: Linda
January 17, 2015

Hi Laurie,
I have not worked with fun fur. The Bernat Pipsqueak (available at Michael's and I think also AC Moore) is pretty easy to knit with but hard to undo because you cannot see the stitches you have knit. You cannot tell the difference between stockinette and garter stitch!
Poster: Linda Simpson
February 15, 2015

I have not used the fun fur -- didn't like how it looked. Pipsqueak is easy to knit with but very hard to undo because you cannot see the stitches. Looks adorable, though. I got it at AC Moore, haven't checked Michael's or JoAnn but they likely have it, too.
Poster: Laurie D
February 21, 2015

Sounds like Pipsqueak is about the same to work with as fun fur....drop a stitch and you're done for, but I will check it out as my initial reaction to the fun fur was that it looked more like porcupine quills than fur. Thanks for the tip! Have made 4 of these sets for my granddaughter and nieces. Have 1 more niece to make it for so will try the pipsqueak. Thanks again.
Poster: Linda Simpson
November 29, 2014

Love this pattern, just made it in red for my niece for Christmas. Two suggestions -- first is to fill in some details to make the pattern clearer, happy to give you details if you want them. Second is to use Bernat Pipsqueak for the fancy trim -- beautiful, happy to send you a photo if interested.
Poster: Barb
October 9, 2016

Hello! I'm just ready to start knitting this pattern and would like the details to make the pattern easier. A photo would be nice if you still have it.
Thanks,
Barb
Poster: elaine sanders
August 20, 2014

I love your pattern the coat hat and muff but there seems to be too many rows I do what you say to do but ignorant come out right
Poster: Danielle(6ren)
September 26, 2013

Thank you for pattern.
A have good day
Danielle(Paris-France)

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