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American Girl Doll Seed Stitch Skirt

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Skirt Knitting Pattern

Size: length - 4.5" (12 cm), waist - 10 1/2" (26.5 cm), hips - 12" (30 cm)

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Increasing: knit front and back (kfr&b)

-Working in the round on double pointed needles or circular needles using "magic loop" technique

Materials: Supersocke 6 fach New Wave Color sport weight sock yarn 412 yards (377 meters) / 150 gr - 0.3 ball

Notions: a yarn needle, a stitch marker, a piece of 1/4" wide elastic for belt, safety pin to insert the elastic in belt, sewing needle and thread to sew the elastic.

Needles: circular or dpn US # 2 (2.75 mm)

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 22 sts = 4" (10 cm)


dpn – double pointed needles

K – knit

P – purl

St – stitch

Sts - stitches

pu&k - pick up and knit

as est. - as established, work as the pattern demands, here knit the RS rows and purl the WS rows.

co – cast on

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

sm - slip marker

Pattern Notes:
Stockinette stitch in rows: RS rows knit WS rows purl.

Stockinette stitch in rounds: all rounds knit

Seed stitch in rounds:
Rnd 1: * k1, p1 - repeat from * across the rnd
Rnd 2: * p1, k1 - repeat from * across the rnd


The skirt is worked top-down, first back and forth, then in the round. The belt of the skirt in worked in stockinette st back and forth in rows.
Then the skirt is worked in rounds in stockinette and seed sts.

Cast on 56 sts, leave a 6" tail.


Work in stockinette 3 rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit,
Row 2 (WS): purl,
Row 3 (RS): knit.
Row 4 (WS): knit.
Rows 5 and 7 knit,
Rows 6 and 8 purl.
Fold the belt lengthwise (the ridges of row 4 make the fold line), with the left needle, pick up the first st on the cast-on edge, knit it together with the first st.
With the left needle pick up the second st on the cast-on edge, knit it together with the second st.
Repeat for all 56 sts. In this way we "sew" the belt in a tube.

Join and and continue working in rounds. Place a marker before the first st. of the round, slip marker while working.


Round 1: *k1, kfr&b - repeat across. (= 84 sts)

Rounds 2-20: knit across.

Round 21: *k1, p1 - repeat from * to the end of the round.

Round 22: *p1, k1 - repeat from * to the end of the round.
Repeat rounds 21-22 ten more times. Bind off.


Insert elastic in the belt, sew the ends together. Sew the opening of the belt with the cast-on tail of the yarn.

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Poster: Janet
July 23, 2015

What # weight is this yarn?
Thank you
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 29, 2015

Sport weight

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