Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern for American Girl Dolls
Materials: Gaia by Filati Bertagna fingering weight yarn (100% merino), 25 gr/0.88 oz. 100 meters/109 yards, color - Yellow - 2 balls
3 buttons 5mm in diameter
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Hook: B (2.25 mm)
32 sts x 60 rows -= 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
Garter Stitch in rows: all rows knit
Garter Stitch in rounds:
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Knit the first stitch in the row and purl the last one.
k - knit
p - purl
yo - yarn over
pm - place marker
kfr&b - knit front and back of the same stitch
m1 (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 knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
The dress is worked from top down, first in rows, then in the round. Round yoke.
Button band is crocheted.
Cast on 49 sts.
Work in garter st 4 rows
Row 5: k4, *kfr&b, k3 repeat from * 10 times, kfr&b, k3, p1 = 60 sts
Rows 6-8: garter st
Row 9: k3, *kfr&b, k3 repeat from * 14 times, p1 = 74 sts
Rows 10-12: garter st
Row 13: k4, *kfr&b, k2 repeat from * 23 times, p1 = 97 sts
Rows 14-18: garter st
Row 19: k3, *kfr&b, k5 repeat from * 15 times, kfr&b, k2, p1 = 113 sts
Rows 20-28: garter stitch.
Divide for Sleeves
Row 29: k15, transfer the next 26 sts to a holder or waste yarn, cast on 8 st, k 31, transfer
26 to a holder or waste yarn, cast on 8, k15.
Row 30: knit 76, purl 1 = 77 st
Rows 31 (RS) and 33 and all odd rows: knit 76, purl 1
Rows 32 (WS) and 34: *k6, p1 - rep to the end = 77 sts
Row 35: k1, m1, k5, *m1, k1, m1, k6 - rep from * 9 times, m1, k1, m1, k6, m1, p1 = 99 sts
Rows 36, 38, 40, 42: *k8, p1, rep from * 11 times
Rows 37, 39, 41: knit 98, purl 1
Row 43/Round 1: knit, continue to work in rounds
Rounds 2, 4, 6: *p8, k1 - repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 3 and all odd rounds: knit
Round 7: *k1, m1, k8, m1 - rep from * 11 times = 121 sts
Rounds 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: *k1, p10 - rep from * 11 times
Round 9 and all odd rounds: knit
Round 19: *k1, m1, k10, m1 - rep from * 11 times = 143 sts
Round 20 and all even rounds: *k1, p12 - rep from * 11 times
Round 21 and all odd rounds: knit
Round 39: *k1, m1, k12, m1 - rep from * 11 times = 165 sts
Round 40 and all even rounds: *k1, p14 - rep from * 11 times
Round 41 and all odd rounds: knit
Work as established till round 75 or to desired length. Bind off. Cut yarn.
Transfer sleeve sts to dpn needles, evenly distributing the sts; pu&k 8 sts over underarm sts.
Work in garter st 2 rounds and bind off.
Weave in yarn ends. With a length of yarn and a hook, fasten yarn to the upper right edge on the back. Make 1 sc, *ch 3, 3 sc rep from * 3 times, sc to the beginning of the rounds. Cut the yarn. Weave in the ends.
Block the dress.
Sew the buttons. Make an embroidery on the front of the yoke or crochet 5 small flowers and decorate the yoke and the skirt of the dress.