Free Doll Jacket Knitting Pattern
Fun fur yarn is great for doll clothes! Because of the smaller scale, it gives doll clothes a puffy, fluffy, fun look that looks more like ostrich feathers than fur. I combined this effect with a short jacket style to create a 70s Disco / Glam Rock look. You can, of course, also knit this jacket without using Fun Fur, for a completely different look.
The jacket is knitted in one piece from the top down, and features raglan sleeves. The button band is finished with crochet, but you can also knit it.
Materials: Fun Fur by Lion Brand (100% polyester), 64 yards (59 meters)/ 50 gr – 1 skein
100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g, color 187 Red Fox – 1 ball
2 lengths of waste yarn of contrast color
Needles: US #3 (3.25 mm) circular needles and double pointed needles (for sleeves)
Crochet hook 3.25 mm
Gauge for stockinette st in Nature Spun Sport yarn: 20 sts - 4" 10 cm
k – knit
co – cast on
pu&k- pick up and knit
ssk – slip, slip, knit (left slanting decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 togetherm1 - 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/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
Sc – single crochet
Ch - chain
Garter stitch in rows:
All row stitches knit.
Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS) : knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Stockinette in rounds:
All rounds - knit
1x1 Rib in rows:
Row 1: k1, p1
Row 2: k1, p1
1x1 Rib in rounds
All rounds k1, p1
The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: knit the first st and purl the last one.
Raglan increases: place marker on each raglan stitch, there are 4 raglan stitches. Increase 1 stitch before and 1 stitch after each marked raglan stitch in every RS row.
Work 4 rows in main yarn (Nature Spun), then 2 rows in fun fur yarn.
The jacket is worked top down in one piece, in stockinette stitch, with increases on the raglan lines. Sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles. The button band is crocheted.
Cast on 44 sts
Work 2 rows in garter stitch. Distribute the stitches in the following way:
1 edge st, 4 right front, 1 raglan (place a marker), 10 sts (right sleeve), 1 raglan (place a marker), 10 sts (back), 1 st raglan (place a marker), 10 sts (left sleeve), 1 st raglan (place a marker), 4 sts (left front), 1 edge.
Row 3 (RS) and all odd rows knit. Row 4 (WS) and all even rows purl.
Starting with row 3, in all odd (RS) rows, make raglan increases on the raglan lines. Thus in each odd row you increase the number of stitches by 8.
Work 22 rows.
Divide for sleeves and bodice.
Row 23: k 16, transfer 30 to a piece of waste yarn, co 1, k 32, transfer 30 to another piece of waste yarn, co 1, k 15, p1. = 66 sts
Row 24: k1, purl.
Work as established 12 more rows.
Work 6 rows in 1x1 rib in main/wool yarn. Bind off.
Transfer 30 sts from waste yarn to dpn, distribute evenly, pu&k 1 underarm st. Place a marker on it to mark the beginning of the round.
Work 26 rounds, all rounds knit. At the same time, make decreases in rounds 8, 14, 20 in the following way: k1, k2tog, knit to the last 2 sts, ssk.
Work 6 rounds in 1x1 rib. In the first rib round, knit the last st and beginning st of the second round together. Bind off. DO not cut the yarn yet.
Crochet Button Band
With the crochet hook, RS facing, work *5 sc along right front edge, ch 3, skip 2 sts – repeat to the upper right front corner to get 5 buttonholes, end with 2 sc. Make 3 sc in the corner, continue working sc along the neckline, work 3 sc in the upper left corner, work sc along the left front edge. Turn. Work a row of sc in each sc along all edges. Tie off. Cut yarn.
Weave in the ends of yarns. Sew 5 buttons on the left button edge.