Summer Jammies 18" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern

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Every doll needs pretty summery pyjamas. This design is a knitting pattern which includes instructions to create a pair of short pyjamas (sleeveless top with a lacey collar) and 3/4 shorts. There is a lacey stitch on the hem of the shorts, top and collar. Construction of the top: The top is knitted flat from hem upwards in one piece and separated at the armholes, then each section (left front, back and right front) are knitted separately. There is a front closure with 3 buttons. The pants: Starting with both legs then joined together to create the crotch and upper part of the pants. There are eyelet rows at the waist band and also at the end of the lacey pattern rows on the pants. You can either insert an I-cord or a ribbon. Accessories: The pattern also includes a hair tie and instructions how to make a pair of slippers using foam craft as soles and a knitted ruffle on the top part.

This PDF Knitting Pattern, by Marinda Creations, is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Supplies:  Double Knit Weight 3 yarn

Supplies Needed:

  • Any Double Knit Weight 3 yarn or yarn that will give you the appropriate gauge. I used DMC Natura (Just Cotton) Bamboo.

My testers used:
Stylecraft Special
Cascade 220 superwash Sports and superwash sports Multis
Moda Vera Gelato

Other supplies needed:

  • Straight or circular knitting needles size US 5 (3.75 mm).
  • DPNS size US 5 (3.75 mm) + US 3 (3.25 mm) x 2 for I-cords.
  • Buttons 4/10'' (1 cm) x 3 for front closure.
  • Row counter or a pencil to tick off the rows as you knit.
  • Ribbon 1/4'' length about 16 inches (40 cm) x 2 for hem of pants.
  • Stitch markers x 4 or pieces of scrap yarn.
  • Tapestry + ordinary sewing needles.
  • Small scissors.
  • Ruler or Measuring tape.

For slippers:

  • Print out pattern for both soles.
  • Pre-cut shoe soles or foam craft with 2 mm thickness (color of your choice). Length 11'' , width 5'' and also black foam length 4'' and width 5''.
  • Sharp pointed scissors to cut out the foam craft.
  • All purpose or Power glue.
  • Ordinary sewing needle with a big eye.
  • Ribbon 1/4'' length about 6'' x 2.

Please set your printer scale on ''none'', 100% when printing out the pattern pieces for the soles.

  • Tracing wheel
  • Elastic thread or 1/4'' elastic or any rubber band, transparent elastic to create the back strap.
  • Dpns size US 2 1/2 (3 mm) to knit an I-cord strap.

Other supplies needed:

  • Straight or circular knitting needles size US 5 (3.75 mm).

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 25 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately!  A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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Carol S.
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Cute PJ's

I enjoyed test knitting this pattern. My gauge came out just right with the DK yarn I usually buy. The directions were very easy to understand and all the pictures made everything clear. The accessories of the hairband and slippers completed the outfit. Nice pattern!


Summer Jammies

I enjoyed testing this cute pattern. The lace work is easy to follow but looks intricate on the pattern and the sections of stocking stitch allow you to finish the pattern quickly and easily. The headband and shoes are pretty additions to this pattern. I was not experienced in making shoes but found the directions easy to follow and my shoes turned out well. It was a good fit for my doll and I thought the style was modern and up to date.