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American Girl Doll Seamless Raglan Top

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Top Knitting Pattern

Materials: Bernat Baby Sport weight acrylic yarn, 1256 yards (1148 meters) / 350 gr, color white - 1 ball (you'll need approx. 150-200 yds)
6 small buttons (10 mm diameter)

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

Hook: E (3.5 mm)

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 24 st = 4" (10 cm)

pu&k- pick up and knit

Pattern Notes

Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts

Rib 1x1 in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - *k 1, p 1 - repeat from * across
2nd row and all even rows - *k 1, p 1 - repeat from * across

Rib 1x1 in rounds:
All rounds - *k 1, p 1 - repeat from * across

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


The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom, back and forth with a back fastening.

Cast on 43 sts and purl one foundation row. Work in stockinette 4 rows (knit rows 1 and 3, purl rows 2 and 4) to make a collar.

In the last row divide stitches as follows:
1 edge st, 5 st (right back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 sts (front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 5 sts (left back), 1 edge st. = 43 sts

Work rib 1x1 pattern on back, sleeves and front; knit raglan sts on RS and purl on WS.
Work 22 rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st.

Divide for sleeves
Row 23 (RS): Work in rib 18 sts (right back sts), transfer 31 sts (right sleeve sts) to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts, work in rib 33 sts (front sts), cast on 3 sts, transfer 31 sts (left sleeve sts) to a length of yarn, work 18 sts (left back stitches).

Continue to work bodice back and forth in rib for 17 more rows (or to desired length). Bind off.


Sleeves are worked in rib st in rounds on dpn.

Transfer 31 sts of the sleeve to dpn needles, evenly distributing the sts; pu&k 3 sts over underarm sts.
Place a marker on the first st to mark the beg of the round.
Work in rib 1 round, work the last 2 sts together. Work in rib 3 more rounds (or to desired length) and bind off.


Crochet the button band on the right back: *3 sc, 3 ch, rep to the end of the row.

Sew 6 buttons to the left edge of the back.


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Poster: Maryanne Ward
January 19, 2015

My top looks different because I took the pattern literally for the raglan stitches. I knit all of the sts on RS and purled on the WS so those area look stockinette not 1x1 rib. The picture looks like all sections were done in 1x1 rib. Also would love to find a tutorial on how to crochet a button band. I know it is basic but do not excel in this!

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