Tuesday, 11 February 2020

12" Baby doll dress




Here is a simple little dress for 12" baby dolls.  The dress is knit in one piece from the neck down with a back fastening for easy fit and can be made on either straight needles with a back seam, or in the round, using double pointed needles.  It's an  easy pattern and great for new knitters or anyone wanting to practise knitting in the round.  

The dress fits a 12" baby doll but could easily be made to fit smaller dolls by using size smaller needles.

You will need:  50g double knitting yarn, (I used King Cole Cherished, lemon), 4mm (US 6) and 3.25mm (US 3) needles (or dpns for knitting in the round), one small button

A few people have asked about knitting this dress with longer sleeves so here it is.  However, this hasn't been tested so if you have any problems or ideas for improvements please let me know so I can make amendments.  

For longer sleeves:

Do not work row 15, follow instructions as follows: 

Wind off 2 lots of 10g yarn for sleeves.  (Take this from centre of ball if necessary)

Knit 1 row, do not fasten off main yarn.

Wrong side facing : Slip next 13sts onto a thread, slip next 26sts onto right hand needle (first sleeve) slip next 26sts onto a thread, slip next 26sts onto right hand needle (second sleeve) slip remaining 13sts onto a thread.   You now have two sets of 26sts for sleeves on your needle

Right side facing, using a 10g ball of yarn, work across first set of 26sts as follows:  (you can knit both sleeves together with the separate yarns if you like)

Beginning with a knit row work 10 rows stocking stitch (check the length on your doll)

Change to 3.25 needles

Decrease row:   k2, (kfb, K4) 4 times   22sts

Work 3 rows in garter stitch (every row knit) cast off.  Leave a thread for sewing seam.

Work second sleeve as first sleeve.

Continue with pattern from:  change to 3.25 needles and join backs and front

For knitting in the round

Instead of casting off the two sets of 26sts for the sleeves, slip them onto a thread. 

When skirt is complete slip the sleeves sts onto dpns and follow instructions for sleeve



If you have any problems downloading the pattern, or any other queries,  please leave a comment at the foot of the post or use the contact form




8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dress. I've been using several of your crochet patterns for my doll donation this year. I've been posting pics on my blog with links back to your patterns. Thanks so much for creating these patterns. It really helps to have more options for baby doll clothes.

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    1. Hi
      thanks for your kind comments. I needed some inspiration for more patterns and found this lovely little budget doll in Argos. I've got a few ideas on the go but if you have any suggestions please leave a comment on this post or via the contact form

      Linda

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  2. Merci pour le tuto de cette jolie robe

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  3. bonjour, est-il possible d'avoir le tuto en fran├žais. Merci d'avance

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  4. Hi, I am having trouble downloading this pattern. I really want to try it out, as it looks like a quick and fun knit!

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  5. Hi, I am having trouble downloading this pattern. I really want to try it out, as it looks like a quick and fun knit!

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    1. hi sorry you are having problems. I've amended the pattern link so should work ok now.

      Let me know if you have any more problems

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