Seaside Summer 18" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern

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Create a complete beach look for a day at the beach. This is a six piece pattern which includes a beach dress, skirt, two piece swim suit, beach bag, and a hat.

The pattern stitch used is a 3 row repeat cat's eye lace stitch which is reversible. In fact you do not need to worry about wrong or right sides although the sides are included in the pattern. All the pieces are knit flat from the bottom upwards. The front and back of the dress are done separately so the dress has side seams. There is a buttoned closure at the shoulders for easy dressing.

Stitches used: knit, purl, YO, skp, kf&b, and knit 2 together

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

Recommended Yarn:  Any Light DK (Double knit ) / Weight 3 yarn or even a Sports weight that will give you the appropriate gauge.  Testers used yarn: Patons® Grace 100% Cotton, Cotton Kings® Print, and Lion Brand® Jamie Baby Print

Supplies Needed:

Yarn - Any Light DK (Double knit ) / Weight 3 yarn or even a Sports weight that will give you the appropriate gauge.

  • The dress + hat: Stylecraft® Special Double Knit 60 grams = 176.4 meters / 192.9 yards
  • The skirt and bag + bow: Circulo® Yarns Fofura Baby and Kids 62 grams = 157.5 meters /172.2 yards
  • The Bikini Set + hat: Stylecraft® Special Double Knit about 30 gram = 88.2 meters / 96.5 yards


Other supplies:

  • Straight or circular knitting needles sizes US 4 + 5 (3.50 mm + 3.75 mm)
  • DPNS size US 4 (3.50 mm) x 2 for the I cord
  • 3/8'' wide buttons x 2 for the dress
  • Row counter or a pencil to tick of the rows as you knit
  • Tapestry + ordinary sewing needle
  • Small scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure


    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    What You Get: One 45 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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