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Monday, 17 October 2022

18in doll ribbed sweater


 









Designafriend doll



My Generation doll


These are my two 18in dolls in their new ribbed sweaters. Its a nice easy pattern, the back and front is made in one piece (see photo) with the sleeves picked up at the shoulders and a button fastening at the back for ease of fit.  Its a bit fiddly with all the colour ends so leave a longish strand when changing colour for sewing the sleeve and side seams and, if I'm honest, usually end up knotting other ends where possible.

This pattern has been tested thanks to my sister, but mistakes can so easily slip by when transferring to my blog.  So please, if you find any mistakes or have any other query let me know in the comments section below.  Thanks and happy knitting.  

Actual measurements   Chest 14”/36cm, length from shoulder to hem 7”/18cm, sleeve seam 3”/8cm
You will need:   20g dk colour A, 10g for each colour B and C,  4mm straight needles, 1 small button

Abbreviations

k: knit, p: purl, st(s): stitch(es), tog: together, yrn: yarn round needle, inc: increase, patt: pattern, sl: slip st, psso: pass slipped stitch over

Tension (Gauge):
24sts x 32 rows using 4mm needles over rib pattern





Using 4mm needles and colour A cast on 43sts
Row 1   k1, p1 to last st, k1
Row 2   purl
These 2 rows form the rib pattern
Work 16 more rows in pattern
Fasten off colour A and change to colour B
Work 18 rows in pattern, place a marker at each end of row 14
Fasten off colour B and change to colour C
Work 10 rows in pattern
Shape Neck
patt 17, cast off 9sts in rib patt, patt 17            
Turn and continue on 17sts for right side
Row 1    purl
Row 2   k1, sl, k1, psso, patt to end   16sts
Row 3   purl
Rows 4-5   repeat last 2 rows           15sts
Rows 6-11   6 rows in patt
Row 12  cast on 8sts, (k1, p1) to last st, k1     23sts   
Row 13  buttonhole, purl to last 2sts, yrn, p2tog
Rows 14-25  12 rows in patt
Fasten off yarn and leave 23sts on a holder

Left Side

With colour C and wrong side facing rejoin yarn to remaining sts
Row 1    purl
Row 2    patt to last 2sts, k2tog       16sts
Row 3    purl
Row 4-5   repeat last 2 rows           15sts
Rows 6-12   7 rows in patt
Row 13    wrong side facing, cast on 8sts, k1, purl to end   23sts
Row 14    patt 20sts, k3
Row 15   k1, purl to end
Rows 16-23  repeat last 2 rows  4 times
Row 24    patt 20sts, k3
Row 25    cast off 3sts purl to end       20sts
Fasten off colour C and change to colour B
 
Join pieces
With right side facing patt across 20sts of left side, then continue across 23 sts of right side   43sts
Work 17 rows in patt, place a marker at each end of row 4
Fasten off colour B and change to colour A and work 18 rows in patt.  Cast off in rib pattern
 
Sleeves
Using 4mm needles, and colour A, with right side facing, pick up and knit 37sts evenly between markers around armhole edge.
Next row   purl
Beginning with the first row of pattern, and continuing with pattern, decrease 1 stitch at each end of row 7 then every following 6th row to 31sts.  Work 2 more rows in patt. (a total of 24 rows for sleeve)  Adjust length here if you want
Cast off in rib pattern
 
To finish
Sew sleeve and side seams.  Sew edge of placket to back of back opening. Sew on button to match buttonhole

wrong side of back opening



Sunday, 9 October 2022

18in doll All in one

 






Another of my patterns that I've amended to fit an 18in doll.  The all in one is nice and roomy  and fits most 18in dolls but check on the length of legs and sleeves as you go.  My models are My generation doll and Designafriend

The item is made from the ankle up on straight needles throughout, with the sleeves made separately then seamed at the raglan and sleeve and leg seams.    For the multi coloured set I used Stylecraft bambino prints - puzzle, which gives a nice self pattern effect with plain lilac for the ribbing.   


This pattern has been tested thanks to my sister, but mistakes can so easily slip by when transferring to my blog.  So please, if you find any mistakes or have any other query let me know in the comments section below.  Thanks and happy knitting.  


You will need
4mm and 3.25mm needles
All in one: 75g dk yarn in main, 10g contrast,
4 small buttons
Tension (Gauge): 24sts x 28 rows using 4mm needles over stocking stitch
Abbreviations
k: knit, p: purl, st(s): stitch(es),tog: together
yon: yarn on needle
kfb: increase by knitting into first loop then knit into back loop of same stitch
ssk: Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time onto right hand needle, then knit through back loops together

 

Left leg

Using 3.25m needles cast on 26sts
Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib.    Change to 4mm needles
Next row      k2, (kfb, K1) x 12             38sts
Next row      purl
Continue in stocking stitch, increase 1 stitch at each end of 13rd and every following 12th row to 44sts, then every alternate row to 48sts ending on a purl row (42 rows)
Check the length from hem to top of leg on your doll and add more rows if needed
Cast off 2sts at beg of next 2 rows *
Leave 44sts on a holder

Right leg

As left leg to * don’t fasten off yarn

Join legs

Row 1      knit across 44sts of right leg then continue across 44sts of left leg 88sts**
Row 2      purl
Row 3      k41, ssk, k2 k2tog, k41          86sts
Row 4      purl
Row 5-10 4 rows stocking stitch
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows 80sts
Work 18 rows stocking stitch

Shape armholes

Base row K16, cast off 6sts, k36 (includes st on left hand needle after casting off) cast off 6sts, k16

Left front

Row 1 purl 16 turn (leave remaining sts on needle)
Row 2 k1, k2tog, knit to end
Row 3 purl
Rows 4-9 repeat rows 2 and 3 to 12sts,
place a marker at beg of last row


Shape neck

Row 1 k1, k2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog 10sts
Row 2 purl
Rows 3 to 8 repeat rows 1 and 2 to 4sts
Row 9 k2tog x 2
Row 10 p2tog
Fasten off yarn leaving a thread for sewing seam

Rejoin yarn to next 36sts, wrong side facing 
for back
Row 1 purl 36, turn (leave remaining sts on needle)
Row 2 k1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, ssk, k1
Row 3 purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 16sts
Fasten off yarn and leave sts on a thread

Right front


Rejoin yarn to next 16sts, wrong side facing
Row 1 purl 16
Row 1 knit to last 3sts, ssk, k1
Row 3 purl
Rows 4-9 repeat rows 3 and 4 to 12sts
place a marker at end of last row

Shape neck


Row 1 ssk, knit to last 3sts, ssk, k1 10sts
Row 2 purl
Rows 3 to 8 repeat rows 1 and 2 to 4sts
Row 9 ssk x 2
Row 10 p2tog

Sleeves make 2


Using 3.25mm needles cast on 26sts, work 4 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to 4mm needles
Next row k2, (kfb, K2) x 8 34sts
Next row purl
Work 18 rows stocking stitch
Check length on your doll

Shape armholes

Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows 28sts
Next row k1, k2tog, k to last 3sts ssk, k1
Next row purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 8sts
Fasten off yarn and leave sts on holder

Neckband

Using 3.25mm needles, with right side facing,  beginning at right front edge marker, pick up and knit 8sts up right front, 8sts across first sleeve, k7 k2tog, k7 across back, 8sts across second sleeve, pick up and knit 8sts down left front to marker. 47sts
Work 4 rows p1, k1 rib. Cast off in rib.

Left front band

With right side facing, using 3.25 needles, pick up and knit 33sts along left front edge, starting at neck edge to first set off cast off sts. Work 5 rows p1, k1 rib. Cast off in rib


Right front band

With right side facing, using 3.25 needles, pick up and knit 33sts along right front edge starting at second set of cast off sts to neck edge. Work 2 rows k1, p1 rib.
Buttonhole row: p1, k1, (yon, k2tog, rib 6) x 3 yon, k2tog, rib 5
Rib 2 rows. Cast off

To finish
Sew side seams of legs and sleeves, sew back seam and front seam to front bands.
Overlap front bands with buttonhole band on top, and sew into place at centre front
Sew on 4 buttons to correspond with buttonholes.  Sew in all ends





Monday, 29 August 2022

18" doll dress

 



This is my new Designer Friend 18" doll so I've been busy adapting some of my other patterns to fit.  My first attempt is this top down dress, knit from the neck down in one piece, with a back seam, using straight needles throughout.  I added a back opening to make it easier to dress the doll.  The dress will fit most 18" dolls  

The pattern has been tested (thanks to my sister) but mistakes can easily slip by so if you find and errors or have problems with the pattern please leave a comment below


Actual measurements: Dress: Chest 14”, length from shoulder to hem 9”

You will need: 50g dk yarn, 4mm (US 6) and 3.25 (US 3) needles, 2 10mm buttons
Tension (Gauge):  24sts x 28 rows x 4” (10cm) using 4mm needles over stocking stitch
Abbreviations  
k: knit,     p: purl,    st(s): stitch(es),    tog: together,    yf: yarn forward       
gs: garter stitch - every row knit,    rs: right side facing,    ws: wrong side facing
slst:  slip stitch
ssk:  Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time onto right hand needle, then knit through back loops together, or use slip 1, k1 pass slipped stitch over
kfb: increase by knitting into first loop then knit into back loop of same stitch

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 51sts
Work 2 rows gs
Buttonhole row   k2tog, yf k to end
Next row   k3, (kfb, k5) 8 times,    59sts
Change to 4mm needles and stocking stitch, begin yoke shaping:
Row 1         k6 (yf, k2, yf, k12) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k9           67sts
Row 2         k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 3         k7 (yf, k2, yf, k14) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k10        75sts
Row 4         k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 5         k8 (yf, k2, yf, k16) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k11        83sts
Row 6         k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 7         k9 (yf, k2, yf, k18) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k12        91sts
Row 8         k1, purl to last 3sts, k3                                          
Row 9         k10 (yf, k2, yf, k20) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k13      99sts                          
Row 10       k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 11       Buttonhole row k2tog, yf, k9 (yf, k2, yf, k22) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k14 107sts
Row 12      k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 13       k12 (yf, k2, yf, k24) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k15      115sts                        
Row 14       k1, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 15       k13 (yf, k2, yf, k26) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k16      123sts                        
Row 16       cast off 3sts, purl to last 3sts, k3              120sts
Row 17       k14 (yf, k2, yf, k28) x 3, yf, k2, yf, k14      128sts                        
Row 18       (p16, k32, p16)  x 2
Row  19      (k16, cast off 32, k16) x 2
 
Change to 3.25 needles
Join backs and front:   ws facing, K15, slst, knit first stitch of front, psso,  knit across 30sts front, slst, knit first stitch of back, psso, k15           62sts
Work 4 rows in gs
Inc row  rs facing, k1, (kfb) x 11, k8,  (kfb) x 22, k8, (kfb) x 11, k1    106sts

Skirt
Change to 4mm needles
Next row    purl 
Begin skirt pattern
Row 1    k1, (k2tog, yf, k6) to last stitch, k1
Row 2    purl
Row 3    knit
Row 4    purl
Row 5    k5 (k2tog, yf, k6) to last 4sts, k2tog, yf, k3
Row 6   purl 
Row 7   knit
Row 8   purl
These 8 rows form the pattern.  Repeat 8 rows of pattern 2 times, then rows 1 to 6
 
Hem pattern
Row 1    k1, (k3, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, ssk)) rep to last stitch, k1
Row 2    purl
Row 3    k2, (k1, k2tog, yf, k3, yf, ssk) rep to end
Row 4    purl
Row 5    k1, (s1, k2tog, psso, yf, k5, yf) rep to last stitch, k1
Rows 6-8    knit 3 rows garter stitch
Cast off loosely
 
To Finish off
Sew back seam.  Sew placket of back opening on wrong side.  Sew on 2 buttons to match buttonhole.  Finish off all ends, block skirt to avoid hem curling up.



 


Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Barbie Pyjamas/lounge set

 

I don't know what the weather is like where you live but its cold up here in the North of England.  Time for some warm pyjamas or as most people call then these days lounge sets.  This gave me the idea of making this cute little set for Barbie.  It will fit most fashion dolls and Barbie Fashionistas.  But as Curvy barbie is a more realistic shape, I've adjusted the pattern to fit. 

I used Sirdar 4ply and Sirdar crofter 4ply which has a nice fair isle effect.

you will need    25g each main and contrast 4ply yarn (I used Sirdar crofter for the multi yarn and Sirdar snuggly for plain.  Needles size 3mm and 3.25, 1 small button

Tension: 28sts and 32 rows over 4in (stocking stitch) using 3.25 needles

Abbreviations: k: knit, p: purl, ss: stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl), inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together   

These pyjamas can be knit using any combination of colours with or without the heart motif.  For the pink set I knit the ribs of the pants in pink then the legs in multi coloured yarn. The top was knit in pink, with heart .The white/multi set has white for the ribs and multi for pants and top. 

If you find and errors or have any queries, about this pattern please let me know in the comments below.   Thanks

Top 

The back, front and sleeves are knit to the armholes then pieces joined to knit the yoke

Back

Using 3mm needles, cast on 25sts

k1, p1 rib for 4 rows

Change to 3.25 needles and main

Knit 18 rows stocking stitch

Armhole shaping

Cast off 2sts at beg of next 2 rows   21sts

Fasten off yarn, leaving a thread for sewing seam.  Leave 21sts on holder

 

Front

As back

For motif   

work 6 rows stocking stitch

row 1   k12, p1, k12

row 2   p11, k1, p1, k1, p11

row 3   k10, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k10

row 4   p9, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p9

row 5   k8, (p1, k1) 4 times, p1, k8

rows 6 to 9  repeat rows 4 and 5  2 times

row 10 as row 4

row 11 k10, p1, k3, p1, k10

row 12  purl

continue as back from armhole shaping

 

Sleeves (make 2)

With 3mm needles cast on 23sts

k1, p1 rib for 2 rows

Change to 3.25 needles

Knit 4 rows stocking stitch

Cast off 2sts at beg of next 2 rows   19sts

leave 19sts on holder. Do not fasten off yarn after second sleeve

 

Join Pieces

row 1  knit across sleeve: k2tog, k15, ssk

continue across front: k1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1

continue across first sleeve: k2tog, k15, ssk

continue across back: k1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1       72sts

row 2   purl

row 3   *k2tog, k13, ssk, k1, k2tog, k13, ssk, k1** repeat from * to **    64sts

row 4   purl

row 5   *k2tog, k11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11, ssk, k1** repeat from * to **     56sts

row 6   k1, purl to end

row 7   *k2tog, k9, ssk, k1, k2tog, k9, ssk, k1** repeat from * to **    48sts

row 8   k1, purl to end

row 9   *k2tog, k7, ssk, k1, k2tog, k7, ssk, k1** repeat from * to **     40sts

Neckband

Change to 3mm needles,  wrong side facing

row 1   *p2tog, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2tog, (p1, k1) 4 times** repeat from * to **   36sts                       

row 2   (buttonhole row) rib to last 2sts, yf, k2tog

Cast off in rib.

To finish

Sew right back raglan seam to within 1” of neck.  Sew other raglan seams, sleeve and side seams.  Sew on small button to match buttonhole.  Fasten off all ends

Pants

Right leg

Using 3mm needles cast on 16sts

Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib

Inc row  k1, (kfb, k3) 3 times, kfb, k2  20sts

Change to 3.25 needles

Next row purl

Beg with a knit row and stocking stitch, inc 1st at each end of next and every following 6th row to 30sts ending on a purl row

Knit 14 rows stocking stitch(adjust length here if you want)

Next row  k2tog, k to end

Next row  cast off 3sts purl to end  26sts

Leave 26sts on a holder

Left leg

As right leg to *

Next row  cast off 3sts, k to end

Next row  p2tog purl to end  26sts

Do not fasten off yarn

** Join legs

K26 across left leg, continue across 26st of right leg    52sts

Purl

Back Shaping

Ssk, k to last 2sts, k2tog

Purl

Repeat the last 2 rows to 44sts

Work 2 rows stocking stitch

Dec row:   (note the different sizes)

Barbie   (k1, k2tog) 14 times, k2  30sts

Knit 3 rows k1, p1 rib cast off.

Curvy Barbie k3 (k2tog, k3) 8 times, k1 36sts

Knit 5 rows k1, p1 rib cast off.

Short pants

Right leg

Using 3mm needles cast on 30sts

Work 2 rows k1, p1 rib

Change to 3.25 needles

Work 6 rows stocking stitch (adjust length here if you want)

Next row  k2tog, knit to end

Next row  cast off 3sts purl to end  26sts

Leave 26sts on a holder

Left leg

Using 3mm needles cast on 30sts

Work 2 rows k1, p1 rib

Change to 3.25 needles

Work 6 rows stocking stitch (adjust length here if you want)

Next row   cast off 3sts, knit to end

Next row   p2tog purl to end  26sts

Do not fasten off yarn

Continue as pants from ** join legs

To finish

Sew leg and back seam.  Fasten off all ends. Thread shirring or narrow elastic through waist to improve fit

 


Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Baby doll Angel Top and Pants

A cute little crochet set for a 10/12" baby doll, made in simple crochet stitches using UK terms

For a 14" doll use 50g double knitting yarn and hook size 4.5

The dress is worked in one piece from the neck down with a back fastening for ease of fit.  The leggings are made from the waist down in double crochet with a shell edging.

To Fit:  10/12” 30cm Baby doll

 

You will need:

Top:  30g 4ply yarn, leggings: 25g 4ply yarn 3.5mm crochet hook, 1 small button


Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 28 rows to 4” in dc using 3.50 hook

Abbreviations:

Ch:    chain    sts:    stitches     Slst: slip stitch

Dc:    double crochet (US single crochet)

htr:    half treble (US half double crochet)

tr:      treble crochet  (US double crochet) 

inc:    2dc in next stitch

shell: 2tr, 1ch, 2tr in same space 

large shell:   3tr, 1ch, 3tr in same space

1ch or 2ch at beg of row is not in stitch count

 

Angel Top

Make 41ch 

Work in front loop only

Row 1   1dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc39   40sts

Row 2   4ch (buttonhole loop), dc to end

Row 3   1ch, dc across row

Row 4   1ch,(dc1, inc, dc1)13 times, dc1 53sts

Row 5   1ch, dc across row

Row 6   1ch, (dc2, inc, dc1) 13 times, dc1 66sts

Row 7   1ch, dc across row

Row 8   1ch, (dc3, inc, dc1) 13 times, dc1 79sts

Row 9-10  1ch, dc across row – increase 1dc at end of last row    80sts     

Round 11 work in both loops    slst in first dc to join into round, 3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr in same stitch, (miss 2dc, 1 shell in next dc, miss 1dc, 1 shell in next dc) 15 times, miss 1 dc, 1 shell in next dc, miss 2dc, slst in top of 3ch   32 shells

 Divide for back and front

Round 12  slst in 1ch space, (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) in same space, 1 shell in ch space of next 4 shells, miss 6 shells, 1 shell in ch space of next 10 shells, miss 6 shells, 1 shell in ch space of next 5 shells,  slst in top of 3ch   20 shells 

Round 13  slst in1ch space (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) in space, 1 shell in each 1ch space to end, slst in top of 3ch          

Repeat last rounds 5 times

Round 19  slst in1ch space (3ch, 2tr, 1ch, 3tr) in space, 1 large shell in each 1ch space to end, slst in top of 3ch  

Repeat round 19

Fasten off yarn

 To Finish

Fasten off all ends.  Sew on small button to match button loop.

 

 

Leggings

 

Made from the waist down

Make 47 chain

Work in front loop only

1dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each ch     46sts

Next 2 rows     1ch, dc to end

Increase row   1ch, dc1 (dc2, inc) 14 times, dc3    60sts

Begin shaping

Row 1   2ch, htr5, dc50, htr5

Row 2   1ch, dc across

Row 3   2ch htr6, dc48, htr6

Row 4   1ch, inc, dc to last st, inc           62sts

Row 5   2ch htr8, dc46, htr8

Row 6   1ch, inc, dc to last st, inc           64sts

Row 7   2ch htr10, dc44, htr10

Row 8   1ch, inc, dc to last st, inc           66sts

Row 9   2ch htr12, dc42, htr12

Row 10 1ch, inc, dc to last st, inc           68sts

 

Divide for legs

5ch, 1dc in 2nd ch, 1dc in each of next 3ch, dc34, turn    38sts

Continue for right leg    

Work 7 rows dc

Lengthen leg here if you like

 

* Dec row 1ch, (dc2, miss 1dc) 12 times, dc2   26sts

Work 1 row dc, fasten off main yarn, leave a strand for sewing.

Join contrast and work 1 row dc

Next row   work in both loops  

Right side facing, 3ch, miss 1dc (1 shell, miss 2dc) 8 times, 1tr in last dc

Fasten off yarn

 

Left leg

Rejoin yarn to remaining sts, at centre front, rs facing

dc34

5ch, 1dc in 2nd ch, 1dc in each of next 3ch, dc34,    38sts

Work 6 rows dc.

Work as right leg from *

 

To Finish

With right sides together, sew inner leg seams. Turn one leg to right side and place inside the other so right sides are facing to sew back seam. Fasten off all ends

 

Check the pants on your doll for fit and if necessary work a row of dc around the waist to decrease width.  



PDF pattern to download

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




Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Barbie flares and top




This is another Barbie outfit inspired by my lovely granddaughters.  The thing is I remember flares from the first time around in the 70s lol

The flares are knit from the waist down with instructions for Curvy Barbie in blue brackets.  The top is knit from the front hem in one piece to the back with incorporated sleeves.  It will fill all Barbie dolls.  

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks


To fit: 12” Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls
Instructions for Curvy Barbie are in brackets
You will need:  Flares: 25g double knitting yarn, top 25g double knitting yarn (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles 3.25 (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5), 2 small buttons for the top
Tension:  24sts and 30rows over 4 in (10cm) (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles
Abbreviations:  see top panel


Flares
Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts (30)
Work 4 rows k1, p1 rib
Inc row  (kfb, k1) 2 times, knit to last 4sts (kfb, k1) 2 times   30sts (34)
Change to 3.75 needles

Shape back
Row 1   purl
Row 2   kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1 32sts (36)
Row 3   purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 40sts (44)


Divide for legs
Rs, Kfb, k17, (19) kfb, k1 turn, leave remaining sts on a holder
Continue on 22sts (24) for right leg
** Beginning with a purl row work 5 rows ss
dec 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 4th row to  14sts (16)
work 5 rows ss
Shape flare
Row 1      rs, (kfb, k7 (7)) 2 times
Rows 2-4 purl, knit, purl
Row 5      (kfb, k8 (9)) 2 times
Rows 6-8 purl, knit, purl
Continue increasing 2sts on each 4th row as set to 24sts (26)
Work 5 rows ss, adjust length here if you want
Cast off loosely

Left leg
With rs facing, rejoin yarn to remaining sts at centre front, kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1  22sts (24) Continue as right leg from **
To finish
Sew leg and back seams.  Fasten off all ends

To knit on double point needles
Rounds start at centre back. Join each leg into round.  Follow pattern working in knit stitches only 

Top (fits all Barbie dolls)
Using 3.25 needles cast on 22sts
Work 2 rows gs
Change to 3.75 needles and work 6 rows ss
Shape sleeves
Rows 1-2 Cast on 4sts at beg of next 2 rows   30sts
Row 3      knit
Row 4      k1, purl to last st k1
Rows 5-8 repeat 2 rows 2 times
Row 9      knit
Row 10    k1, p9, k10, p9, k1   
Row 11    k11, cast off 8sts, k to end
Continue on 11sts for right back
Row 1      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 2      knit
Row 3      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 4      cast on 5sts, k to end    16sts
Row 5      k1, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 6      k2tog, yf, knit to end
Row 7      k1, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 8      knit
Rows 9-12   rep last 2 rows 2 times
Row 13    cast off 4sts p to last 2sts, k2       12sts
Row14     knit
Row 15    purl to last 2sts k2
Repeat last 2 rows 1 time
Row 18    k2tog, yf, knit to end
Row 20    purl to last 2sts k2
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs
Cast off

Left back
Rejoin yarn to remaining 11sts, ws facing
Row 1      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 2      knit
Row 3      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 4      knit
Row 5      cast on 5sts, k2, purl to last st, k1    16sts
Row 6      knit
Row 7      k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 8-11 rep last 2 rows 2 times
Rows 12  cast off 4sts knit to end     12sts
Work 5 rows ss keeping 2st gs border
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs

To finish
Sew and sleeve seams.  Sew on 2 buttons to match buttonholes. Fasten off all ends.  Embroider a motif in duplicate stitch on the front as shown if you like.