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)
Materials: Sinfonia by Omega sport weight yarn (100% cotton), 218 yards (199 meters) / 100 gr, color 806 Light Gold – 0.5 skein (A)
Sinfonia by Omega sport weight yarn (100% cotton), 218 yards (199 meters) / 100 gr, color 843 Dark Cinnamon – 0.25 skein (B)
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Crochet hook: 2.5 mm
Gauge for stockinette st: 28 sts x 36 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- 5 small buttons
- Sewing needle and thread of color matching the yarn for attaching the buttons
1x1 Rib in rows:
Row 1: * knit 1, purl 1 – repeat from *
Row 2: * purl 1, knit 1 – repeat from *
Repeat 2 rows.
Stockinette Stitch in rows
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Repeat 2 rows
Stockinette Stitch in Rounds
All rounds: knit
Garter Stitch in Rows:
All rows: knit
Garter Stitch in Rounds:
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Repeat 2 rounds
Selvedge/edge Stitches: Knit the first stitch and purl the last stitch.
k – knit
p - purl
kfr&b - knit into front and back
yo - yarn over
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
sc - single crochet
ch - chain
The dress is worked top-down, seamlessly, first back and forth, then in the round. The button band is crocheted along the right edge of the back opening.
With color B yarn, cast on 46 stitches. Work 1x1 rib 4 rows.
Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1 - repeat from * 23 times. (=46 sts)
Repeat row 1 three more times.
Row 5 (RS): k45, p1.
Row 6 (WS): k1, p45.
Row 7 (RS, with color A): k3, *yo, k2 - repeat from * 21 times, p 1 = 67 sts
Row 8 (WS): k1, p66
Row 9 (RS): k66, p1.
Repeat rows 8-9 one more time. Repeat row 8 one more time.
Row 13 (RS): k3, *yo, k2 - repeat from * 30 times, yo, k3, p1. (= 98 sts)
Row 14 (WS): k1, p97
Change to color B.
Row 15: k97, p1. Repeat row 15 three more times.
Divide for sleeves and bodice:
Row 19 (RS): k16, bind off 18 sts, knit 30, bind off 18 sts, knit 15, p 1.
Row 20 (WS): k16, cast on 5, k 30, cast on 5, k15, p 1 = 72 sts
Change to color A:
Row 21 (RS): k71, p1.
Row 22 (WS): k1, p71.
Repeat row 21-22 four more times.
Row 31 (RS, belt row): k2, * yo, k2tog - rep to last 2 sts, k 1, p 1
Row 32 (WS): k1, purl all sts and yos.
Row 33 (RS): k1, * k2, kfr&b - rep to last 2 sts, k1, p1 = 95 sts
Row 34 (WS): k1, p94.
Row 35 (RS): k94, p1.
Repeat rows 34-35 one more time, repeat row 34 one more time.
Row 39/round 1: knit all sts, join into round and continue to work in rounds. Place a marker in the beginning of the round. Slip marker while working. Knit all rounds until otherwise directed.
Work rounds 2-7 in color A.
Work rounds 8-9 in color B.
Round 9: *k2, yo - repeat from to the end of the round. = 142 sts
Continue in color A: knit rounds 10-28
The next 2 rounds work in color B:
Round 29: knit,
Round 30: *k2, yo - repeat from * to the end of the round = 213 sts.
Work in color A to the end of the work. Rounds 31-40 knit.
Work 4 more rounds in garter stitch: rounds 41 and 43 knit, rounds 42 and 44 purl. Bind off.
Button Band: is crocheted along the right edge of the back opening. Fasten yarn to the top of the right back , sc in the next 2 selvedge sts, *ch 2, skip the next 2 selvedge sts, sc 3 in the next 3 selvedge sts – repeat 5 times. Tie off.
With yarn B chain a string 20”-22" long. Turn, sc in each chain. Turn, and work sc in each sc. Tie off.
You can also knit the belt: cast on 3 sts and knit them until you have a string about 20” long. Bind off.
Weave in all yarn ends. Sew 5 buttons to the left edge of the back opening. Thread the belt through the eyelets of the 31st row.