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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

American Girl Doll Back to School Outfit (Cardigan, Skirt and Backpack)

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Cardigan, Skirt and Backpack Crochet Patterns

Materials:
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 524 - 0.5 ball (B)
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 527 - 0.5 ball (C)
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 528 - 0.5 ball (A)

Hook: D (3.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 22 dc x 16 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet

Cardigan

Cardigan is worked from the bottom of the back, to the shoulders, to the bottom of the front as
one piece.

With yarn C chain 34.
Rows 1-10: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Rows 1-2, 7-8 - yarn C
Rows 2-3, 9-10 - yarn B
Rows 5-6 - yarn A

Continue with yarn A
Row 11: ch 13 (counts as dc + ch 10 +1 sc), 9 sc into ch 10 (starting from the 2nd ch from the
hook - this is for the right sleeve), continue to work dc to the end of the round, work ch 10 at
the end of the row for the left sleeve.

Row 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc into the chain, over dc and over sc to the end of the row = 54
dc.

Rows 13-18: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc to the end of the row.

Divide for fronts:
19 dc - right front
16 dc - neck opening
19 dc - left front

Right Front

Row 19: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 18 dc, turn. Continue to work right front separately.

Rows 20-23: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Row 24: ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the next st, dc to the end of the row.

Row 25: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row, ch 6 at the end of the row for neck
shaping.

Row 26: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc to the end of the row into the chain and over dc. = 26 dc.

Rows 27-31: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Row 32: ch 2 (counts as dc), 15 dc, turn.

Rows 33-42: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Rows 35-36, 41-42 - yarn C
Rows 33-34, 39-40 - yarn B
Rows 37-38 - yarn A

Tie off.

Left Front

Row 19: secure the yarn to the 19th st from the end of the row and work 19 dc.

Rows 20-23: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Row 24: ch 2 (counts as dc), 16 dc, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st, ch 6 at the end of the
row for neck shaping.

Row 25: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc to the end of the row into the chain and over dc. = 26 dc.

Rows 26-31: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Row 32: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 9 sc, 16 dc.

Rows 33-42: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the row.

Rows 35-36, 41-42 - yarn C
Rows 33-34, 39-40 - yarn B
Rows 37-38 - yarn A

Tie off.

Finishing

Join side and sleeve seams.
With yarn A work 2 rows of dc along the neckline. Tie off.
With yarn C work 1 row of dc along the center of the right front, neck line and center of the left

front. Tie off.
With yarn C work 1 round of dc along the sleeve bottoms.
Crochet chain 20" (50 cm) long and lace the fronts.


Skirt

Skirt is worked in rounds from the top down.
Note: although the skirt is worked in rounds, the direction of the crochet changes every round
like in "back and forth" crochet.

Chain 60, join with sl st to make ring.

Round 1: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the round = 60 dc. Turn and work to the opposite
direction.

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the next st, *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, repeat
from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2 = 90 dc. Turn and work to the opposite direction.

Round 3: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the round.

Round 4: ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,
repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2 = 120 dc.

Rounds 5-14: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the round. Tie off.

Work the stripes as follows:
2 rounds - A
2 rounds - B
2 rounds - C

Finishing

Work 2 rounds of "1 dc, ch 1, skip 1" along the top of the skirt. Work chain for 20" (50 cm).

Inset chain into the waistband.




Backpack

Backpack is crocheted from the bottom up in rounds, without seams. The straps are
crocheted separately and attached to the backpack.

With color A
Chain 4, join with sl st to make ring.
Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as sc), 11 dc into the ring, sl st to ch 2 = 12 dc

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as dc), *2 dc in the same st, repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2 =
24 dc.

Rnd 3: ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the same st, *1 dc, 2 dc in the next st, repeat from * to the
end of the round, sl st to ch 2 = 36 dc.

Rnd 4: ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the same st, *2 dc, 2 dc in the next st, repeat from * to the
end of the round, sl st to ch 2 = 48 dc.

Rnd 5: ch 2 (counts as dc), BPdc to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2.

Rnds 6-16: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2.

Rnd 17: ch 2 (counts as dc), *ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * to the end of the
round, sl st to ch 2. Tie off.


Strap

With yarn A ch 3
Row 1 and all other rows: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc.
Work until 9.5" (24 cm) long (or to desired length).

Finishing

Work 1 row of sc along the bottom ridge (top of rnd 4) attaching straps in the process. Sew on
the other ends of the straps to the top of the backpack.

Crochet a chain for the drawstring. Insert into the loops at the top of the backpack.


Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Bailey
January 31, 2015

Anyone know if this yarn is still available and if so where? I've been looking and can't find it or another brand with a close color substitute.
Poster: PAULA VIVIANO
October 7, 2014

I absolutely love your patterns. Why am I having so much trouble with the instructions. Where is the explanation for these troubled stitches??

Help!!! Really want to make them for my grand-daughters
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Poster: Shelley
January 7, 2015

I can not figure out row 11-12 for the sweater. I tried it many times and can not understand...pleas make this. Lear for me...thanks.
Poster: margaret rowley
October 28, 2014

beautiful patt, I make them for children ,friends etc.
Poster: Laurie D
October 1, 2014

I believe this pattern was meant to be done in half double crochets rather than double crochets, (generally chain 2 counts as a half double crochet), as I tried several different size hooks and couldn't get the gauge to come out until I tried it with half double crochets and a size 2 hook.

Otherwise, it was a fairly easy pattern. My niece is crazy about candy corn so made it in yellow, orange and white for her AG doll and it came out really cute. Can't wait to give it to her for her birthday. Thanks for the pattern.
Poster: Sheri *¿*
September 6, 2014

Thank YOU so Very Much! I just L♥VE your patterns! Hugs!

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