Saturday, August 30, 2008

Doll Skirt Pattern





I worked this in the round, and used size 6 double pointed needles with DK weight yarn. A small circular needle could be substituted.

I am a rather tight knitter. I don't have a gauge for you, and I can't promise if worked exactly as written it will fit your 16 to 18 inch doll, you will have to use your own judgment and test sizing on your own doll. This is just how I made this skirt and I am sharing this pattern with you to experiment with and change if needed to fit your doll.

Cable Cast on 132 Stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist, place marker.
Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: Purl one, Knit one around
Row 2 Knit
Row 3: Knit one, Purl one around
Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows once more
Next Row Knit 2 together around to decrease and create ruffle.

Purl one row
Knit one row
Purl one row, this will create garter stitch while working in the round.

Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, around.

Knit 1 Round,
Purl 1 Round, twice for 4 rows of garter stitch.

Repeat the stitch pattern described in rounds 1 through 4 until desired length
Decrease row: Knit 2 together, knit 9 around, 60 stitches remaining
Begin knit one purl one ribbing for 5 rounds, bind off in knit one purl one ribbing.

Matching sleeveless sweater pattern HERE


Here I made the exact same pattern as written above using worsted weight yarn [Caron's simply soft] and a size 5 [US size] circular needle. I will be making the sweater to match and I will update the pictures when I get it made. This is "Stacy" a doll from the Springfield collection, she is an 18 inch doll, similar in size and shape of the popular American Girl dolls.

10 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
Do you think I could enlarge this pattern easily for a chubbier doll? Given that my kntting skills are fairly basic still? Better than my crocheting mind you.

T. said...

What are the dimensions of the doll you used I have a Springfield doll and I think the doll you used is a princess doll but would love to be able to use your creations on my springfield/battat dolls.

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Golden Years Gal said...

Does anyone have any patterns (skirts, coats, etc) for a 5 inch or even a 6 inch doll?
Sure would appreciate some free patterns.
Willing to share any patterns I have in adult, children, etc.
Thanks,
Suzanne
lickstone@gmail.com

Golden Years Gal said...

Does anyone have any patterns (skirts, coats, etc) for a 5 inch or even a 6 inch doll?
Sure would appreciate some free patterns.
Willing to share any patterns I have in adult, children, etc.
Thanks,
Suzanne
lickstone@gmail.com

martha said...

hi i've tried to print out these patterns for the american doll girl knitted patterns and i only get the first page and the next page is blank with no instructions....doll shoes, sleeveless doll sweater and vest, and the doll skirt HELP
I love these patterns and want to knit them for my neice's molly doll for her birthday in 2 weeks, thanks

Joyce said...

Note to Martha... I had touble printing the pattern too so I selected and copied the text and then pasted it into a simple email message. The pictures didn't copy but the pattern instructions are there. I copied the web address also so I can get back to the original and review the pictures. Good luck.

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