Free Doll Skirt Knitting Pattern
This doll skirt is easy to knit. Evenly spaced raised lines create the illusion of a classic pleated skirt.
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing: make 1 (m1)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles
Size: fits 18-inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and other dolls with similar body.
Materials: Knit Picks (affiliate link) Telemark sport weight yarn (100% wool), 50 g/ 103 yds (94m) – 1 ball
Needles: double pointed needles (dpn) US #3 (3.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette st: 20 sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)
k - knit
p - purl
m1 - make 1 increase - I make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
sm - slip marker
pm - place marker
rm - remove marker
Reversed stockinette in rounds:
All rounds purl
1 x 1 Rib in rounds:
All rounds *k1, p1 - repeat from * around
Short Overview of the Pattern:
The skirt is worked top-down, seamlessly, in rounds, on double pointed needles. The belt and hem are worked in 1 x 1 rib, the main part of the skirt is worked in reversed stockinette, with knit stitches spaced evenly to make the illusion of pleats. The A-shape of the skirt is achieved by increasing the number of stitches between the knit stitches.
Cast on 60 stitches, distribute them evenly on 4 dpn (15 sts per needle), join in to round, place a marker at the beginning of the round, slip marker while working.
Work 4 rounds in 1x1 rib : *k1, p1 - repeat from * around.
Round 5:* p4, k1 - repeat from * 12 times
Repeat round 5 four (4) more times
Round 10 (increase round): *m1, p4, k1 - repeat from * 12 times. = 72 sts
Round 11: *p5, k1 - repeat from * 12 times.
Repeat round 11 seven more times.
Round 19 (increase round): *p5, m1, k1 - repeat from * 12 times = 84 sts
Round 20: *p6, k1 - repeat from * 12 times
Repeat round 20 nine more times.
Round 30 (increase round): *m1, p6, k1 - repeat from * 12 times = 96 sts
Round 31: * p7, k1 - repeat from * 12 times
Repeat round 31 nine more times
Work 2 more rounds in 1 x 1 rib: "k1, p1 - repeat from * around.
Weave in all yarn ends.