Sweet Seasons 18" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern

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Knitting Little Design has created this sweet little knitting pattern for you to knit an adorable three-piece ensemble for your special 18-inch doll to wear in any season.

Sweet Seasons is a knitting pattern for a tunic-length long-sleeved cardigan sweater and matching hat with bonus instructions for a knitted curly scarf to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® dolls. The sweater has an A-line shape and a buttoned front opening. Using seamless, top down construction, the sweater is knit flat [back and forth] with both knit and purl rows. The sleeves are placed on scrap yarn in order to complete the body. The sleeve stitches are then transferred back to the needles and additional stitches are picked up from the underarm. The sleeves are knit in the round using either double pointed needles or magic loop technique on circular needles. The hat is knitted in the round from the brim to the top and finished off with an i-cord loop. The neckband, waistband, button bands and cuffs of the sweater and the hat band are knitted in a seed stitch pattern. 

This pattern includes basic knitting techniques as well as the following additional techniques:

  •  Knitting in the round on circular needles or double pointed needles. I used the magic loop technique.
  •  Making one stitch [m1] by lifting the bar of yarn between two stitches and knitting into the loop to create a new stitch.
  •  Increasing a stitch by knitting into the front and back [kfb] of a single stitch.
  •  Picking up stitches.
  •  Knitting a seed stitch design.
  •  Making an i-cord loop [explained in instructions].
  •  Making buttonholes with yarn over and knit 2 together.
  •  Transferring live stitches to scrap yarn and back to needles.

This PDF knitting pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Yarn: DK/light worsted [#3 weight]- Yarn options used for testing: I used the following yarns for the hats and sweaters in the photo, but you may need more or less: Loops and Threads® [Joy DK™], Deramores® [ Studio DK™] and Drops® [ Merino Extra Fine™] approximately 80 g/210 yds. Additional yarns used by my testers: Baby Bee® [Sweet Delight™], Herrschners® [DK™], Loops and Threads® [Kai™], Bernat® [Softee Baby™] and Deramores® [DK™].

Supplies Needed:
- Needles: #4 US [3.5 mm] and #1 US [2.5 mm] needles or the size that gives you correct gauge/tension for the yarn you are using, either double pointed or circular for magic loop. If you are using magic loop, you will need at least a 40”/100 cm cable but longer is preferred.

- Yarn: DK/light worsted [#3 weight] approximately 210 yards/80 g in total. Yarn amount is approximate and will vary depending on yarn used.

- Additional materials: yarn needle for weaving ends, scrap yarn, 6 stitch markers, 5 buttons.

24 stitches x 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] square in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 26 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF knitting pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. 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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