Designed to fit the American Girl® and other 18″ dolls, this feminine dress is knit all in one piece from the top down. There are NO side seams; in fact the only seams needed are on the underarm of the raglan sleeves and the center back seam. It has a knitted leaf garland that is repeated on the bottom of the dress and sleeves and featured on the bodice. The dress closes in the back with buttons and has a Garter Stitch collar with a dainty knitted or crocheted edge. View B has long sleeves featuring the leaf border, an eyelet detail accented with ribbon at the waist and an eyelet detail at the top of the leaf border. View A has short sleeves and ribbing at the waist for a flattering fit. The full skirt is accented with a knitted or crochet edge at the hem.
Materials and Supplies:
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, (approximately 350 yards). Samples knitted in Baby Spot, Baby Smiles and Baby Print (available at Love Knitting.com).
Contrast yarn for collar and edging: Fingering weight, approximately 30 yards.
Size US #1.5 (2.5mm) 16″ circular knitting needles OR size to give a gauge of 7st = 1″.
Size #B (2.25mm) crochet hook (for crochet edge).
Large tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Four 1/4″ buttons.
View B ribbon accents: 2 yards of 1/4″ wide grosgrain or satin ribbon.
Small safety pin to guide ribbon through eyelets.
4 stitch holders.
4 stitch markers.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
Please Note: You may make garments to sell from the pattern, but please recognize Crabapples as the designer. If you do not knit, but would like to custom order a garment contact me for a price quote and a custom listing. Pattern is designed to fit the AMERICAN GIRL® dolls as well as other 18″ dolls of similar size. I am not affiliated with AMERICAN GIRL® or Mattel®.