Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing:yarn over (YO), knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles
-Working lace patterns
-Picking up stitches
Materials: Paton (affiliate link)s Grace 100% sport weight yarn, 100% mercerized Cotton 50g/1.75 oz. 125m/136 yds – 1.5 balls
Notions: yarn needle, 4 stitch markers, 2 pieces of waste yarn, 5 white buttons 5-6 mm, sewing need and thread to attach the buttons.
Needles: US # 1 (2.25mm) circular, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 28 st x 40 rows = 4" x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
k - knit
kfr&b - knit front and back
yo - yarn over
k2tog - knit 2 together
ssk - slip the first st as if to knit, knit the second st, pass the first st over
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
pm - place marker
sm - slip marker
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
Row 1 (RS and all RS rows) - knit
Row 2(WS and all WS rows) - purl
Repeat 2 rows.
Stockinette Stitch in rounds: knit all rounds
Garter Stitch in rows: knit all rows
Garter stitch in rounds:
Round 1 and all odd rounds - knit
Round and all even rounds - purl
Lace pattern A worked on 4 sts:
Row 1: yo, ssk, k2tog, yo
Row 2: purl
Lace Pattern B
multiple of 4; worked on hem, in-the-round:
Round 1: *yo, k2, k2tog - rep from * across the round
Rounds 2, 4 and 6: knit
Round 3: *k2tog, yo - rep from * across the round
Round 5: k1, k2tog, *yo, k2, k2tog - rep from * across the round to the last st, k1.
Selvedge/edge stitches: knit the first st, purl the last st in row
Raglan increases: Increase for raglan by making 1yo (yo) on each side of indicated, marked, stitch in every right side (RS) row: yo, sm (slip marker), k1 (raglan st), yo. There are 4 raglan lines, so in each RS row the number of sts is increased by 8.
The dress is worked from the top down, with yo increases on raglan lines, forth and back with back seam to waist line. Then it's worked in-the-round without seams on circular needles. The button band is crocheted.
Cast on 42 sts. Knit the first row, purl the second row.
Row 1 (RS): k41, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, p41.
Check the sts and place markers:
1 edge st, 5 sts (right back), 1 st (the first raglan line, place a marker before this st), 8 sts (right sleeve), 1 st (the second raglan line, place a marker before this st), 10 sts (front, count 3 sts and place a marker after the third st, count the next 4 sts and place a marker after the forth st, thus you indicated the lace pattern placement), 1 st (the third raglan line, place a marker before this st ), 8 sts (left sleeve), 1 st ( the forsth raglan line, place a marker before this st), 5 sts (left back), 1 edge st. = 42 sts
Row 3 (RS and all RS rows: *knit till the raglan line, yo, sm, k1, yo - repeat from * twice, knit till the fist front marker, sm, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, sm, *knit till the raglan line, yo, sm, k1, yo - repeat from * twice, knit till the last st, p1.
Row 4 (WS and all WS rows): k1, purl to the end. Repeat rows 3 and 4 nine more times.
After row 3 the number of sts is 50
After row 5 = 58 sts
After row 7 = 66 sts
After row 9 = 74 sts
After row 11 = 82 ata
After row 13 = 90 sts
After row 15 = 98 sts
After row 17 = 106 sts
After wor 19 = 114 sts
After row 21 = 122 sts
Row 23 (RS): k16 sts, yo, sm, k1 (raglan), *yo, k2tog - repeat 14 times, yo, sm, k1 (raglan), yo, k13, sm, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, sm, k13, yo, k1 (raglan), *yo, k2tog - repeat 14 times, yo, sm, k1 (raglan), yo, k15, p1. = 130 sts
Row 24 (WS): purl.
Row 25 (RS): k17, yo, sm, k1 (raglan),k30, sm, k1 (raglan), yo, k 14, sm, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, sm, k14, yo, sm, k1 (raglan), k30, sm, k1 (raglan), yo, k16, p1. = 134 sts
Row 26 (WS): k1, p18, k30, p36, k30, p19 = 134 sts
Row 27 (RS): knit 65, sm, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, sm, k64, p1.
Row 28 (WS): like row 26
Divide for sleeves and bodice:
Row 29 (RS): k19, bind off 30 sts of the sleeve, work 36 sts of the front as est., bind off 30 sts of the other sleeve, k 18, p1.
Row 30 (WS): k1, p18, cast on 1, p36, cast on1, p19 = 76 sts
Row 31 (RS): k36, sm, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, sm, p35, p1.
Row 32 (WS): k1, p 75.
Repeat row 31-32 three more times.
Row 39/ round 1: knit across, join into round and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round, slip marker while working.
Round 2: *k1, kfr&b rep from * across the rounds =124 sts
Round 3: knit across
Repeat round 3 thirty five times.
Work the next 6 rounds in lace pattern B:
Round 39: *yo, k2, k2tog - repeat from * 31 times = 124 sts
Rounds 40, 42 and 44 - knit across
Round 41: *k2 tog, yo - repeat from * 62 times.
Round 43: k1, * k2tog, yo, k2 - repeat from * 30 times, k2tog, yo, k1.
Work the next 6 rounds in garter stitch: purl rounds 45, 47, 49, knit rounds 46, 48 and 50.
Bind off. Cut yarn.
Crochet the button band on the right back: attach yarn, work *3 sc in edge sts, ch 3, rep 5 times, end with 3 sc.
weave in yarn ends. Sew 5 buttons on the left edge of the back.